February 15, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Sir WILLIAM MULOCK. (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

3. For the harbour of Montreal six are appointed by the Governor in Council, the Mayor of Montreal is ex officio a member, and four as follows :-One by the Montreal Board of Trade, one by the Montreal Corn Exchange Association, one by the Chamber of Commerce and one by the shipping interests.
At the port of Quebec there are nine commissioners-five appointed by the Governor in Council, the other four are : One appointed by the Council of the Board of Trade, one by the Council of the Levis Board of Trade and two by the shipping interests. In addition to these, the Chairman of the Corporation of Pilots for and below Quebec is ex officio a member, so far only as respects pilotage matters.
For Toronto the common council of the city of Toronto appoints two commissioners, the Toronto Board of Trade two, and the majority of such commissioners to recommend another person to be a commissioner to be appointed by the Governor in Council ; but if the majority of the commissioners cannot agree upon another person, then the Governor in Council appoints the fifth commissioner.
For Belleville the corporation of the town of Belleville, by an Act assented to on the 18th of May, 1870, are authorized and empowered to pass by-laws for the imposition and collection of harbour dues to be employed, after the expense of collection, for the purpose of assisting and liquidating the debts incurred or which may after that date be incurred, for the improvement of the harbour within the limits of the said town.
For the harbour of Three Rivers the Governor in Council appoints three persons the mayor, by virtue of his office, being a commissioner, along with the President of the Three Rivers Board of Trade-in all five persons.
For the harbour of North Sydney three commissioners are appointed by the Governor in Council.
For the harbour of Pictou the Governor in Council appoints three commissioners.
4. The commissioners at the port of Montreal receive $5 for each sitting of the board. The chairman of the board receives $2,000 annually.
The harbour commissioners of the other harbour boards receive no remuneration, except at the port of Quebec, and the returns of the department will not enable it to speak definitely about that port. The information is being asked for. So far as the returns in the department show, they have received no remuneration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HARBOURS CONTROLLED BY COMMISSIONERS.
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