April 11, 1935

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

The same order in council.

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LIB

Paul Mercier

Liberal

Mr. MERCIER (St. Henri):

When does the department contemplate giving the second coat of paint to the bridge?

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Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

We expect to give it during this season.

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LIB
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Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

I am not sure. I may state that the tender of almost all the tenderers had a price for the second coat, but Leduc & Company were the lowest of the reliable firms, those who complied with the conditions, even for the second coat.

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LIB

Joseph-Alexandre Mercier

Liberal

Mr. MERCIER (iSt. Henri):

What wages were paid by that firm to the painters?

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Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

There was a special schedule from the Labour department which was followed by the contractors.

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Paul Mercier

Liberal

Mr. MERCIER (St. Henri):

That is very general. What I want to know is how much was paid per hour to those men for painting the bridge?

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Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

I did not ask any

report from the contractors as to the wages paid, but the report was that they complied with the schedule of wages set by the Labour department.

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LIB
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Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

It was a verbal report made by the harbour commissioners- by the engineer. If there was any complaint made against that firm as to the wages paid I should be very pleased to inquire, but I never heard any complaint about that.

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Paul Mercier

Liberal

Mr. MERCIER (St. Henri):

We have no grievance. What was the salary paid to those men?

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Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

I can supply a list

to my hon. friend if he wants it.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Will the minister tell us

the amount of each tender besides that of Leduc, with the name of the firm?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

I told my hon. friend that I have not those records with me. If my hon. friend wants to get that I shall be pleased to supply it.

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Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

I thank the minister.

Usually when he speaks that way one can rely on him to give the information. I hope

Supply-Public Works

I shall get it soon. Is it not a fact that the Leduc tender was not the lowest, and that it was accepted after the company reduced its tender below the lowest?

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Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

My hon. friend is

mistaken as to that. I think there was another firm that tendered-not a firm, an individual who tendered at a lower price than $49,500 but that individual did not comply with the requirements, no deposit was made as security, and the report of the harbour commissioners was that his financial standing did not warrant their awarding the contract to him, and especially for another reason; as I told this committee, the work was really very dangerous and the tender was a great deal lower than the estimate. If that man had done the work at the price of his tender he would have lost about $15,000 to $20,000. His financial standing was not satisfactory and he did not deposit any security. It was stipulated that the tender was to be accompanied by a cheque for at least ten or fifteen per cent of the amount of the tender. The amount of Leduc's tender was $49,500. I know there was another firm that tendered at $49,900 and I think another firm for $55,000 or $58,000 and a couple of other firms had higher tenders. I say that subject to correction.

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Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Is it not true that the

lowest tenderer did not send a cheque, as is the rule, after he learned that he had no chance whatever to compete with Leduc & Company? The reason he did not send a cheque to the harbour commission was that ne was notified that it was impossible for him to secure a contract when the Leduc company had made a bid.

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LIB

April 11, 1935