April 14, 1924

LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

In reply to question No. 41, the government has not been

asked to help in the development of the Ottawa river water-powers at Carillon. As I explained the other day, many years ago a lease was given to q company to develop water-power at Carillon. In 1921 that lease was renewed, or rather a new lease was given with very much enlarged powers. At the present time there is before the Department of Railways and Canals an application by a company for a still greater enlargement of the powers given under that lease in 1921, and that is now being considered.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OTTAWA RIVER WATER-POWERS AT CARILLON
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COST OF PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS

LIB

Mr. BENOIT:

Liberal

1. What has been the cost, to date, of the parliament buildings?

2. What is the name of the contractor?

3. What percentage is he paid for his work?

4. What amount has he been paid, to date, for work accomplished ?

5. What is the name of architect who drew the plans for the parliament buildings?

6. What percentage and what amount, to date, has said architect drawn for his work?

7. What is the name of the assistant architect?

8. What percentage and what amount has said assistant architect drawn, up to date, for his work?

9. Has the architect who drew the plans for the parliament buildings, received, over and above his commission, from the government, other amounts as reimbursements for travelling expenses, either for himself or his assistants, also for telegrams, messenger service, etc. ?

10. If so, under what agreement with the government and under what budget items have these amounts been paid to him?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COST OF PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
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PRO

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- PARRY SOUND

CON

Mr. ARTHURS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is Parry Sound on the jnain line of Canadian National Railways, Winnipeg to Toronto?

2. What are the grades on the Canadian National Railways north and south from Parry Sound and near that point?

3. Is it necessary to use additional power to aid trains over such grades?

4. Have proposals been made to reduce or- overcome

such grades? If so, when? -

5. Have surveys been made or plans prepared to overcome or reduce such grades?

6. If so, why has the necessary work not been proceeded with?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- PARRY SOUND
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

I suppose my hon.

friend would be able to give an answer to No. 1 himself and try to find out the rest.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- PARRY SOUND
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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Stands.

POSTMASTER St. GEDEON, QUE.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- PARRY SOUND
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CON

Mr. DOUCET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was the postmaster at St. Gedeon, Chicoutimi

county, dismissed ? .

2. If so, for what reason?

3. Was an investigation held in connection with this employee, and by whom?

4. On what date was this investigation made, and on what date was the report remitted to the minister ?

5. To whom was the post office assigned, on whose recommendation was action taken, and in whose house was the office placed?

6. Did the Civil Service Commission by published notice call for applications for this post office?

7. If so, how many applications were received, and who was their selection?

8. Has the new postmaster been nominated? If not, why ?

9. Is the government aware that what has passed at St. Gedeon since the 15th November, in connection with the post office, is a disgrace without precedent?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- PARRY SOUND
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LIB

Hon. Mr. COPP: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. On account of active political partisanship-

3. Yes. By Oscar Drouin, barrister, Quebec.

4. Investigation held 14th November, 1922. Report to Postmaster General dated 8th

August, 1923.

5. Etienne Coulombe was placed in charge as acting postmaster on the recommendation of Dr. E. Savard, M.P., pending a permanent appointment by the Civil Service Commission. Department informed recently that post office was placed in residence of Mr. Louis Parent.

6. Yes.

7- Seven. Miss Blanche Laberge selected by commission.

8. Yes.

9. No information.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- PARRY SOUND
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DEPARTMENT OP IMMIGRATION

LIB

Mr. LAVIGUEUR:

Liberal

1. Does the Department of Immigration intend to transfer to Quebec, this year, the staff of St. John,

New Brunswick, or employ persons of the city of Quebec or district? .

2. Will the said department insist that the whole of their immigration staff, at Quebec, speak French fluently ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OP IMMIGRATION
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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. ROBB:

My recollection is that

this question was answered last week.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OP IMMIGRATION
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ST. GREGOIRE WHARF

LIB

Mr. LAVIGUEUR:

Liberal

1. In what year was the wharf which serves as a retaining-wall to part of the village of St. Gregoire, Montmorency, constructed ?

2. What was the initial cost of its construction?

3. What are the amounts which were voted for the upkeep and repairs of above wharf, and in what year were said amounts voted?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. GREGOIRE WHARF
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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay):

1 and 2. The wharf at St. Gregoire, Montmorency, built in 1912 at a cost of $4,998.37, does not serve as a retaining wall. The construction of the retaining wall was commenced in 1904-05 and continued to 1913-14 at an expenditure as follows:

1904- 05 $6,508 821905- 06

7,158 001906- 07

3,270 891912- 13

5,115 691913- 14

1,799 07

3. $3,800 in fiscal year 1915-16.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. GREGOIRE WHARF
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MR. J. H. R. BYRNES

LIB

Mr. LAVIGUEUR:

Liberal

1. Has the Minister of Immigration already received a request for an inquiry regarding certain charges made against J. H. R. Byrnes who had the contract for the immigration canteen and restaurant, at the port of Quebec, for the years 1922, 1923?

2. If so, does the minister intend to allow said inquiry as requested, in order to permit Mr. Byrnes to refute the accusations, and, if so, when will this inquiry take place, and who will have charge of same?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MR. J. H. R. BYRNES
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LIB

Hon. Mr. ROBB: (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

1. Verbal representations have been made that Mr. Byrnes would welcome a full inquiry into the administration of immigration canteen and restaurant.

2. The Department of Immigration have decided to abandon for this season the contract system. The work will be done under the supervision of an officer of the department, which makes such an inquiry unnecessary. .

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MR. J. H. R. BYRNES
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EARNINGS

April 14, 1924