June 4, 1931

CON

Mr. GUTHRIE: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The McDiarmid Lumber Co., Ltd.

2. $8 a ton.

3. Yes.

4. The McDiarmid Lumber Co. Ltd., only tender received.

5. Answered by Nos. 3 and 4.

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ESCUMINAC EAST POST OFFICE-MAIL CONTRACT

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Has the Escuminac East post office, county of Bonaventure, Quebec, been closed, and for what reason?

2. Has the mail contract held by A. W. Richardson for that office, been cancelled, and is it the intention of the Post Office Department to give the contractor three months' salary in compensation for the cancelling of his contract?

3. On whose recommendation were these changes made?

4. Were any complaints made against this office, and what was their nature?

5. Has any application been received to reopen an office in that district, and from whom?

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Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Instructions have been given for the closing on June 1, 1931, on account of limited usefulness.

2. Yes; no, contract expires on June 30, 1931.

3. The District Superintendent of Postal Service, Quebec.

4. Yes, charges of active political partisanship.

6. No.

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SAGUENAY AND NORTH SHORE INDIAN RESERVES -HIGHWAYS

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. What was the total amount of money expended last year in order to repair, improve and maintain the various highways, roads and bridges, within the limits of the Indian reserves in the county of Saguenay and on the north shore of the river St. Lawrence?

2. Where were the said moneys expended, and what amount in each case has been so expended?

3. Is it the intention of the government to expend some money this year for the same purposes?

4. Where will the said moneys be expended?

5. How much in each place?

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LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. $4,698.97.

2. Seven Islands reserve, $699; Bersimis reserve, $3,999.97.

3. No.

4 and 5. Answered by No. 3.

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PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT-DREDGING PROGRAM, QUEBEC

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. What dredging program does the Department of Public Works intend to execute during the summer and fall of 1931 in the province of

Quebec?

2. Where will these works be done?

3. By whom were they recommended?

4. What are the names and numbers of dredges which are to be used in said works?

5. When will these works be started?

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Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker,

this question in its present form is out of order, as any program that the Department of Pubiic Works has is tenative from time to time. I submit that the question should be dropped.

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LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

I should like to know

where these various works are to be undertaken and when?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

I cannot give

my hon. friend any information. As I have said, the program is tentative and in the making.

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I sustain the objection of the hon. Minister of Public Works (Mr. Stewart) that the question as framed is out of order. It will have to be dropped.

"iLE AXJX COUDRES PIERS"-LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER

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LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Who was appointed lighthouse keeper of the lie aux Coudres Piers?

2. How many candidates applied for this position?

3. Were any of the candidates ex-service men?

4. If so, were they not appointed, and why?

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Mr. CAHAN: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Mr. Joseph Pedneault.

2. Fifteen.

3. Yes, one.

4. No. The only returned soldier candidate was a resident of the mainland, and as there were a number of fully qualified men resident on the island, the Civil Service Commissioners were of the opinion that preference in appointment should go to one of these.

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CHARLEVOIX, MONTMORENCY AND SAGUENAY- LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Were any lighthouse keepers, and light-keepers dismissed in the counties of Charlevoix, Montmorency and Saguenay since July 28, 1930?

2. If so, why were they dismissed?

3. What were the complaints made against these light and lighthouse keepers?

Questions

4. By whom were the complaints made?

5. Who are the new incumbents, if any, appointed since July 28, last, to replace them?

6. By whom were they recommended?

7. Did the new incumbents pass the examinations of the Civil Service Commission?

Topic:   CHARLEVOIX, MONTMORENCY AND SAGUENAY- LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS
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Mr. DURANLEAU: (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. One lightkeeper was dismissed for neglect of duty; two lightkeepers were dismissed for political partisanship.

3. Complaints of neglect of duty were made against one lightkeeper; charges of political partisanship were preferred against two light-keepers.

4. Complaints of neglect of duty were made by: D. G. Burgess, Thomas Grant, Georges Methot, Damas Gagnon, Joseph Methot. Charges of political partisanship were made by: Francis Gauthier, Sylvio Desbiens, Gerard Pare, Wellie Simard, J. A. Gilbert, Someon Ratte, Adrien Ratte, Charles Desbiens, Albert Giroux.

5 and 6. Thomas Grant, lightkeeper, Long Point of Mingan, recommended by Thomas Maher; Albert DeBlois, lightkeeper, Ste. Anne de Beaupre front light, recommended by Thomas Maher; Gaudiose Pare, lightkeeper, Ste. Anne de Beaupre back light, recommended by Thomas Maher.

7. The appointments are not subject to the Civil Service Act.

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TELEGRAPH LINE CHUTE-AUX-0TJTARDES EASTWARD

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. What is the program which the government intends to carry out during the summer and fall of 1931, in connection with the reconstruction of the telegraph line on the north shore of the St. Lawrence river, from Chute-aux-Outardes eastward?

2. When will these works start?

3. Who will be in charge of these works, under the direction of the Department of Public Works at Ottawa and Quebec?

4. Who are the superintendents appointed to supervise said works in the various sections of the line where these reconstruction works are to be done?

5. By whom were they recommended?

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June 4, 1931