April 10, 1930

OYSTER FISHERY-DREDGER

CON

Mr. ERNST:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Department of Fisheries had built in the province of Nova Scotia a boat named Ostrea II intended for use as scallop dragger or dredge?

2. If so, who designed said boat?

3. To whom was the contract awarded to build said boat?

4. Who actually constructed said boat?

5. What motive power is used for said boat?

0. Who supplied the engines and accessories?

7. What was the total contract for said boat?

S. What sum or sums, if any, were paid or

are payable for said boat or equipment: (a) to Stanley Mason of Tancook Island; (b) to the Lunenburg Foundry Company Limited; (c) to any other person or persons?

9. Who is the master of said boat?

10. Has the said boat undergone a trial trip or trips?

11. Has any report been made by the master to the department respecting the seaworthiness of said boat?

12. If so, to what effect?

13. Has said boat been accepted by the department ?

14. If so, what is the name of the person recommending said boat for acceptance?

15. Are any expenses payable for said boat, and, if so, to whom and in what amount?

Topic:   OSTREA II
Subtopic:   OYSTER FISHERY-DREDGER
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Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes-for oyster development work.

2. Plans were prepared in the department, after examination of plans of a boat designed in light of experience for similar work by Atlantic coast oyster farmers.

3. Lunenburg Foundry Co. Ltd., Lunenburg, N.S.

4. Mr. Stanley G. Mason, Tancook, N.S.

5. 48 H.P. Gardner Semi-Diesel Marine Engine.

Questions

6. Lunenburg Foundry Co. Ltd., Lunenburg, N.S., and Busfield McLeod Ltd., Montreal, P.Q.

7. $11,743.

8. (a) Stanley Mason, nil; (b) Lunenburg Foundry Co. Ltd., $11,758.13; (c) Busfield McLeod Ltd., $1,443, Coulter and McKenzie Machine Co., $145.96; Pyrene Manufacturing Co. Ltd., $31.59.

9. Not yet appointed.

10. Yes.

11. Answered by No. 9.

12. Answered by No. 9.

13. Yes.

14. Boat accepted on report of board of steamship inspection.

15. Answered by No. 8.

Topic:   OSTREA II
Subtopic:   OYSTER FISHERY-DREDGER
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PICTOU ISLAND, N.S.-PUBLIC WHARF

CON

Mr. CANTLEY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the present condition of the public wharf structure on the southwest side of Pictou island, Nova Scotia?

2. What repairs have been made to said wharf during past ten years?

3 How much money was spent on said repairs?

4. What was the character of the repairs?

5. What repairs, if any, will be undertaken during the present summer?

Topic:   PICTOU ISLAND, N.S.-PUBLIC WHARF
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LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. When last reported wharf was in reasonably good condition.

2, 3 and 4.

Year Expenditure

1920- 21 Nil

1921- 22 S 554 12

1922-23 644 71

1923-24 997 37

1924-25 36 40

1925-26 Nil

1926-27 Nil

1927-28 3,635 79

1928-29 Nil

1929-30 Nil

5. Wharf will be examined to determine what, if any, repairs are needed.

Topic:   PICTOU ISLAND, N.S.-PUBLIC WHARF
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PICTOU ISLAND, N.S.-CABLE COMMUNICATION

CON

Mr. CANTLEY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When was cable communication first established with Pictou island, Nova Scotia?

2. What authority determined the place of landing of said cable on Pictou island?

3. How often since first laid has said cable been out of commission, and between what dates?

4. Has any recommendation been made by residents of Pictou island, or others as to the desirability of changing the location of the Pictou island shore end of the cable?

5. Is it the intention of the Department of Public Works to change the landing place of said cable to a point further eastward on the island?

Topic:   PICTOU ISLAND, N.S.-CABLE COMMUNICATION
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LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. July 14, 1921.

2. Determined by the general superintendent of telegraphs, Department of Public Works,

rMr. Cardin.]

Nature of repairs

Nil.

Renewing some planking on portion of wharf. Close-piling the southeast corner with native timber on both sides for a distance of 20 feet and filling with ballast.

Renewing some planking, stringers and sheathing and placing about 150 cubic yards of ballast.

Replacing some stringers, sheathing, crib logs, 10,000 feet B.M., of planking and 250 cubic yards of ballast.

Minor repairs.

Nil.

Nil.

Rebuilding outer portion of cribwork 64 feet long, 30 feet wide and 10 feet high, close fendered along 64 feet of face.

Nil.

Nil.

based on report as to the best location, submitted by Captain H. Peters, C.G.S. "Tyrian", Mr. A. B. McDonald, electrician, C.GB. "Tyrian" and Mr. Walter S. Grant, government telegraph agent, Charlottetown.

3.

Interrupted March 29, 1922 January 17, 1923 April 2, 1924 September 24, 1924 March 11, 1925 June 15, 1927 July 25, 1928 December 12, 1929 4 and 5. No.

Repaired June 16, 1922 September 23, 1923 May 26, 1924 November 19, 1924 April 23, 1925 June 17, 1927 August 24. 1928 March 29, 1930

Topic:   PICTOU ISLAND, N.S.-CABLE COMMUNICATION
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DOCTOR J. V. GRAHAM

CON

Mr. QUINN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has Dr. J. V. Graham been dismissed from the position of port physician at Halifax, Nova Scotia?

Questions

2. If so, for what cause?

3. Who has been appointed his successor and upon whose recommendation?

4. Is he a practising physician and what are his qualifications?

5. Is he in receipt of a pension?

6. What is the salary of port physician at Halifax?

Topic:   DOCTOR J. V. GRAHAM
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LIB

Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. No appointment made.

4 and 5. Answered by No. 3.

6. S3,540 to $4,080.

Topic:   DOCTOR J. V. GRAHAM
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POSTMASTER-BUSBY, ALBERTA

CON

Mr. MAYBEE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who is the postmaster at Busby, Alberta?

2. When was he appointed?

3. Who was the postmaster prior to the appointment of the present incumbent?

4. Was he dismissed from office?

5. If so, for what reason?

6. Were there any shortages in his accounts?

Topic:   POSTMASTER-BUSBY, ALBERTA
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LIB

Mr. VENIOT: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. O. W. Elliott.

2. 15th October, 1929.

3. John Shoveller.

4. Yes.

5. Unsatisfactory service to patrons.

6. No.

Topic:   POSTMASTER-BUSBY, ALBERTA
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CANADIAN IMPORTS

CON

Mr. THOMPSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the value of imports into Canada in the years 1921 and 1929, of: (a) woollen goods; (b) agricultural implements;

(c) saw-mill machinery; (d) mining machinery; (e) doors of wood; (f) flooring of wood; (g) furniture?

Topic:   CANADIAN IMPORTS
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LIB

Mr. MALCOLM: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Canada's imports of (a) woollen goods, (b) agricultural implements, (c) saw-mill machinery, (d) mining machinery, (e) doors of wood, (f) flooring of wood, (g) furniture,

for the years ended March 31, 1921 were: 1921 $ (a) Woollen and 1929, 1929 S

[DOT] goods

(b) Agricultural .. 45,134,873 33,774,620implements.. .. (c) Saw-mill .. 11,758,491 40,292,899machinery.. .. (d) Mining .. 321,969 133,585machinery.. .. (e) Doors of .. 1,651,754 5,481,510wood .. 230.257 586.595(f) Flooring of No information wood

(g) FTirniture of wood .. 1,686,159 2,207,172

2419-89J

Topic:   CANADIAN IMPORTS
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CHRISTMAS ISLAND-MAIL CONTRACT

CON

Mr. JOHNSTONE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When does the mail contract between Christmas island and East bay, in the county of Cape Breton, expire?

2. Was the contract given by tender?

3. Who received the contract and for what amount?

Topic:   CHRISTMAS ISLAND-MAIL CONTRACT
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April 10, 1930