In the absence of the Minister of Railways and Canals, I beg to answer:
1. To Martineau & Lemoine.
2. Dussault & Pageau, Martineau & Lemoine, Borthwick & McNaughton, John Quinlan, W. J. Poupore, J. F. Keating.
3. J. F. Keating.
4. Dussault & Pageau's tender was for $21,743.80, and Martineau & Lemoine for $21,784.17, a difference of $40.37. The department preferred that the latter should be entrusted with the work, and awarded the contract to them at the lowest tender price.
5. Six tenders were received.
Subtopic: CARILLON CANAL-REBUILDING GUIDE PIER.