March 28, 1904

LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. H. R. EMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals) :

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1 The total amount paid by the Department of Railways and Canals for rental of offices in the city of Montreal is $6,5o0.

2 Nothing is paid by the Department of Railways and Canals for similar purposes in the city of Ottawa.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE ROUTE-DISTRIBUTION OF PAMPHLETS.
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LIB

James Sutherland (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. JAS. SUTHERLAND (Minister of Public Works).

On behalf of the Department of Public Works I would answer the hon. gentleman's (Mr. Monk's) questions as follows :

1. $5,264.

2. $43,096.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE ROUTE-DISTRIBUTION OF PAMPHLETS.
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LIB

Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. RAYMOND PREEONTAINE (Minister of Marine and Eisheries).

The sum paid by the Department of Marine and Fisheries for the purpose referred to in Montreal is $2,000. There are no similar offices in Ottawa, so far as the Department of Marine and Fisheries is concerned. The department, however, rents a store-room on Sussex street, for light-house supplies, at an annual rental of $300.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE ROUTE-DISTRIBUTION OF PAMPHLETS.
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MONTREAL POST OFFICE-ACCOMMODATION AND STAFF.

CON

Mr. MONK asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is it the intention of the government to enlarge the present post office at Montreal ?

2. Is the government aware that the present post office at Montreal is quite inadequate to meet the requirements of the said city ?

3 Is it the intention of the government to increase the present staff of employees in the Montreal post office ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MONTREAL POST OFFICE-ACCOMMODATION AND STAFF.
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Hon. JAS@

SUTHERLAND (Minister of Public Works.) This department has not been officially notified by the Post Office Department that any more room is required in the Montreal post office. Changes and alterations were made to give necessary accommodation.

In the absence of the Postmaster General (Hon. Sir William Mulock) I would answer the question on behalf of the Post Office Department as follows :

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MONTREAL POST OFFICE-ACCOMMODATION AND STAFF.
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LIB

Joseph Raymond Fournier Préfontaine (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. PREFONTAINE.

1 and 2. Inquiry is being made as whether the present post office building Montreal is sufficient for the requireme ^ of the service, and until such inquiry completed it cannot be determined w action may he necessary.

3. It is intended at all times to mam -a staff of the strength necessary for J efficient performance of the work ox office.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MONTREAL POST OFFICE-ACCOMMODATION AND STAFF.
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MONTREAL POST OFFICE-EMPLOYEES

CON

Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK asked :

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1. Are post office employees called upon io city of Montreal to work overtime ?

2. Are the said employees, or any of obliged to work on Sundays ?

3. Do said employees receive any extra

for said extra work performed either during week or on Sundays ? it

4. Has the government ascertained, or * aware, that post office employees in the un , States are invariably paid for such extra w

5. Is it the case that when a post office

ployee is ill and justifies his absence by * c* tor's certificate, his pay is retained in an cases of absence ? , . tbe

6. Have these facts been inquired into w*

Minister of Labour 1 0f

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MONTREAL POST OFFICE-EMPLOYEES
Sub-subtopic:   WORK AND PAY.
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Hon. JAS@

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MONTREAL POST OFFICE-EMPLOYEES
Sub-subtopic:   WORK AND PAY.
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OTTAWA CUSTOM-HOUSE.


Mr. BIRKETT-by Mr. Lavell-ask6^ Is it the intention of the government V> vide for the erection of a new custom the city of Ottawa this year ? 01


LIB

James Sutherland (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. JAS. SUTHERLAND (Mimst o0Ce Public Works).

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   OTTAWA CUSTOM-HOUSE.
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GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAIL


-SURVEYS. _ nske^' Mr. KEMP-by Mr. Lancaster-*^ ^ 1. How many survey parties, Tr8 engaged upon the eastern division efi' continental Railway ? nari*eB 2. By whom were such survey v ^ ployed ? . 0artieS 3. Upon which sections have suen v working 1 Hon. H- R EMMBRSON (Minister of railways and Canals) : Sn ' in a Position to say how many the t lng! i)al'ties, if any, are engaged upon thp m nk lille of the eastern division of 2 ^ansc°ntinental Railway. ^hom any are emP'°yed> cannot say by Wo,'.i ^01: aware that any such parties are ti0n lng on the trunk line on the said sec- LOBSTER FISHERIES commission. ]Xlr- GANONG asked : tit t^hat has been the total expense to date lobster°0mmission appointed to investigate the b°ard *>and other fisheries on the Atlantic sea- ®evera}lat; arQ°unt has been paid to date to the 3. ua commissioners ? 1 jj tbe commission finished its work yet ? t>t investig Rken wdl it again take up the work iswJ";f Raymond prefontaine (Min1, ^g^Marine and Fisheries) : $26o.6q ^*owers, expenses and allowance, i°Wanoo Armstrong, expenses and al- ^Penso' ^~A1.72 ; R. N. Venning, travelling S. Tm.6^.and iiving allowance, $235.51 ; J. ses, $2(!<'-a P'k>- (Magdalen Islands), expen-®enses U'°0 ' ^ Found, secretary, ex- M.P. aad freight, $136.15. J. J. Tucker, July' fhp. 4. S. Copp, M.P., are allowed aave nn,r exPenses, for which accounts 3. Ro 1 yet been submitted. during the coming summer. llr.


WILSON'S


beach breakwater. GANONG asked : breakwater at Wilson's Beach, „ *ultfi at vvijsuu h J- If So onty, N.B., been completed ? If hot I ,was the total cost ? Med , ' wpleted, what amount has been 1 is , date ? r' ^'hen in Prosress ? ' ^hen „ U1 tt he pushed to completion ? , Ron the work begun ? ^hblic Wop]jg^TIIE RI,AND (Minister of S8R0e.d Amount expended to date, p' Rtork^n? susPended for winter. Ji loon 1 be resumed 'in spring.



TBUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY-ALIENS J,jr As SURVEYORS. St1' H'hatLARKE asked : ' ^ lift1 any' has been made to the 1904 , y the government on the 16th them^hiated E-.tr?m the Dominion Institute of „ P\ . wummiuu institute oi °t aliens lglneors, respecting the employ-on the surveys being made in connection with the National Transcontinental Railway ? 2. Have any instructions been issued by tha Department of Labour ? And if so, on what date, and of what nature, respecting the enforcement of the Alien Labour Law by the deporting of aliens, alleged to be employed on the surveys being made in connection with the National Transcontinental Railway ? - 3. Is it the intention of the government, in its new agreement with the Grand Trunk Railway Company, to provide for the employment of British subjects, as surveyors and engineers, in the work of surveying and construction of the new Transcontinental Railway 1


LIB

Hon. H. R. EMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals): (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. The communication was acknowledged and promised consideration.

2. This relates to the Department of Labour.

3. The matter is under consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WILSON'S
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Hon. JAS@

SUTHERLAND (Minister of

Public Works). In the absence of the Minister of Labour (Hon. Sir William Mulock) I would answer question No 2, as follows : It is not the practice of the government to issue general instructions respecting deportations but to deal with each case as it arises.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WILSON'S
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March 28, 1904