March 15, 1920

UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Public Works; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

L. G. Trudeau is acting as District Engineer. *

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BONAVENTURE PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEER.
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BONAVENTURE COUNTY WHARVES.

L LIB

Charles Marcil

Laurier Liberal

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure):

Does the Government intend repairing the wharves at St. Omer, St. Bonaventure and St. Charles de Caplan, Bonaventure county, during the present season?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BONAVENTURE COUNTY WHARVES.
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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Public Works; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

Information will be

given when the Estimates are laid before Parliament.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BONAVENTURE COUNTY WHARVES.
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MATAPEDIA VALLEY HIGHWAY.

L LIB

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure):

Laurier Liberal

1. Does the Government intend giving effect to the request made by a deputation of citizens

of Matane, Bonaventure and Cxasp6 counties for further assistance towards improving the highway running parallel to the Intercolonial railway in the Matapedia Valley on the ground that most of said highway has been displaced to make way for the railway and is at present almost impassable for some twenty miles and more through territory unorganized municipally?

2. How much has been expended on this road by the Department of Public Works since 1911?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MATAPEDIA VALLEY HIGHWAY.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. REID: (Minister of Public Works; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. No.

2. $10,497.12.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MATAPEDIA VALLEY HIGHWAY.
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RESTIGOUCHE RIVER-INTERPROVINCIAL BRIDGE.

L LIB

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure):

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the Government lately received a request for the erection of an interprovincial highway bridge over the Restigouche River at Campbellton, N.B., and Cross Point, Quebec? If so, from whom?

2. Has any action been taken or is any contemplated?

3. If contemplated, is it the intention of the Government to erect a highway bridge only or adhere to the original scheme of putting up a combined railway and highway bridge?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RESTIGOUCHE RIVER-INTERPROVINCIAL BRIDGE.
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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Public Works; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

1, 2 and 3. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RESTIGOUCHE RIVER-INTERPROVINCIAL BRIDGE.
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CAMPBELLTON-CROSS POINT FERRY.

L LIB

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure):

Laurier Liberal

1. To whom has the contract for the interprovincial ferry between Campbellton, N.B., and Cross Point, Quebec, been let, at what price, and for what term?

2. Is the present rate an increase over the old one?

3. Are there new conditions in the contract as to the fares and hours of service?

4. If so, wThat are they?

5. Who were the tenderers and what were the respective tenders?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CAMPBELLTON-CROSS POINT FERRY.
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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Public Works; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

1 and 5. Contract not yet awarded.

2, 3 and 4. New regulations provide that for six hours during the day, at times of least traffic, one round trip only will be made every hour instead of every half hour. No change in fare except that tariff for one automobile with driver is fixed at thirty cents each way, this being the same rate as for a single team.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CAMPBELLTON-CROSS POINT FERRY.
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QUEBEC. ORIENTAL AND ATLANTIC, QUEBEC AND WESTERN RAILWAYS.

L LIB

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure):

Laurier Liberal

1. Does the Government contemplate taking over the Quebec, Oriental and Atlantic, Quebec and Western Railways for the purpose of linking up these roads with the Canadian National Railway System?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC. ORIENTAL AND ATLANTIC, QUEBEC AND WESTERN RAILWAYS.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. REID: (Minister of Public Works; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure).

1. Have any complaints been received by the Board of Railway Commissioners in the last twelve months concerning the service given the public by the Quebec, Oriental and Atlantic and the Quebec and Western Railways?

2. If so, what action has been taken?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC. ORIENTAL AND ATLANTIC, QUEBEC AND WESTERN RAILWAYS.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. REID: (Minister of Public Works; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. Yes. Complaints have been received from Messrs, the Hon. Chas. Marcil, Mr. John Hall Kelly, and others.

2. The complaints have been investigated by the Board with the railway company and the financial conditions disclosed do not warrant any additional service during the winter months to that being given by the Company.

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure).

1. Has the Board of Railway Commissioners satisfied itself that the Quebec, Oriental and Atlantic and the Quebec and Western railways are sufficiently equipped in steam power, passenger and freight cars required for the business on these roads?

2. If not, does it contemplate doing so in view of the oomplaints made in this regard?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC. ORIENTAL AND ATLANTIC, QUEBEC AND WESTERN RAILWAYS.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. REID: (Minister of Public Works; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. Yes. The Board has satisfied itself that the line is sufficiently equipped with steam power also sufficient passenger cars. The company depends upon other lines, for freight cars the bulk of its traffic being through traffic with other roads.

2. See answer to No. 1.

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure).

1. Was the suspension of the daily train and mail service on the Quebec. Oriental and Atlantic and the Quebec and Western railways, -during the present winter, authorized by the Post Office Department or by the Board of Railway Commissioners?

2. Is a daily train and mail service at present given on these roads, Sundays excepted? If not, why?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC. ORIENTAL AND ATLANTIC, QUEBEC AND WESTERN RAILWAYS.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. REID: (Minister of Public Works; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. No. The time table was filed by the

railway company in the usual manner and notice given to the public of the change of service. y

2. No. The present service given by the company is a tri-weekly passenger train Matapedia. to Gaspe, a mixed train service Matapedia to New Carlisle, and an accommodation tri-weekly New Carlisle to Gasp<5 Mail is carried daily between Matapedia and New Carlisle. The reason assigned by the company for restricted service is on account of its financial condition.

EDMONTON POST OFFICE-PARCEL DOST. Mr. MACKIE (Edmonton).

1. Has the Postmaster General's Department succeeded in placing any responsibility for the

disappearance of a parcel of money, fifty thousand dollars, from the Post Office in the City of Edmonton?

2. Has Georg-e Armstrong, Postmaster, been exonerated in connection with the theft of said parcel ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC. ORIENTAL AND ATLANTIC, QUEBEC AND WESTERN RAILWAYS.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. ROWELL: (Minister presiding over the Department of Health; President of the Privy Council)

Unionist

1. The case is still under investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

2. No charge whatever has been made against the Postmaster in reference to this loss.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC. ORIENTAL AND ATLANTIC, QUEBEC AND WESTERN RAILWAYS.
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March 15, 1920