June 18, 1925


Item agreed to. Telephone service, 595,000.


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John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (KootenJay):

This amount is required for the payment in the fiscal year 1925-26 of the rental of the Bell Telephone Company's 'connections throughout the several departments of the government in the city of Ottawa. The increase of $2,000 is due to" the following: An increase of 74 in the number of telephones at a coat of $1,894.20; and, an increase in the cost of P.B.N. equipment, $262.68, making a .total of $2,000.

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Donald MacBeth Kennedy

Progressive

Mr. KENNEDY (Glengarry):

We had a discussion of this last year or the year before, and I understood that on account of the introduction of a new block system there was going to foe quite an economy effected. Has there been 'any saving?

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John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

Yes, these phones would have cost us more if we had not put in that equipment.

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John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

We had not the same number of iphones two years ago. This has Caused an increased expenditure.

Mr. 'CALDWELL: Was that the improvement that has been effected?

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Robert Gardiner

Progressive

Mr. GARDINER:

On what basis do we pay for this telephone service, so much per phone?

Supply-Public Works

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John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

Yes. Under the old arrangement it would have cost us $55 per .phone per year, and under the P.B.X system is costs us $15 per phone per year.

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Item agreed to. Dominion immigration buildings-repairs, improvements, additions, furniture, etc., $25,000.


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Donald Ferdinand Kellner

Progressive

Mr. KELLNER:

How does the minister get that vote in for immigration buildings? We 'have already passed an item for repairs for nearly every place that has an immigration shed or building.

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John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

We have immigration buildings all over the Dominion, and this is for their maintenance and repair. We had an. item a few moments agio with respect to the immigration building in Winnipeg. That was an unknown quantity, and the architect placed that amount in the estimates to be voted directly by parliament. The present vote is like our harbours and rivers vote. It is a general vote to take care of any repairs that may be required during the year.

Item agreed1 to.

Fittings, general supplies and furniture, $125,000.

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

This appropriation is $25,000 more than for 1924-1925 because it was found that the amount of $100,000 was insufficient to meet the demands. This appropriation was exhausted at the end of December, 1924, with the result that the requirements for the last three months have been unprovided for. In 1914-15, $160,000 was voted under this item, and $90,000 expended. The amount runs .from that up to as high as $145,000 per year.

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Donald MacBeth Kennedy

Progressive

Mr. KENNEDY (Glengarry):

What has

happened to the Purchasing Commission that used to buy all the supplies for the government?

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John Warwick King

Progressive

Mr. KING (Kootenay):

The Department

of Public Works have a staff who do their purchasing. There is a secretary of the commission who reports to council through the responsible minister, and keeps track of these purchases.

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June 18, 1925