November 25, 1909

LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

As far as the Department of the Interior is concerned:

1. No.

2. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WRECKING PLANTS.
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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER.

So far as the Department of Agriculture is concerned, no.

DR. ARMSTRONG, OF GLADSTONE. [DOT]

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WRECKING PLANTS.
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CON

Mr. W. H. SHARPE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is Dr. Armstrong, of Gladstone, Manitoba, in the employ of the government in any way?

2. Has he been employed by the government during the past five years? If so, how much money has he drawn each year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WRECKING PLANTS.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

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So far as the Department of Indian Affairs is concerned:

1. Yes, as medical officer to the Indians of Manitowapah agency.

2. Yes. 1904-05, $11; 1905-06, $27; 1906-07, $56; 1907-08, $169; 1908-09, $97.50.

As far as the Department of the Interior is concerned:

1. No.

2. Yes. 1905-06, Nil; 1906-07, Nil; 1907-08, $37; 1908-09, Nil: 1909-10, $19.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WRECKING PLANTS.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WRECKING PLANTS.
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CON

Mr. MARSHALL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. From what persons or corporations have tenders been received for the establishment or maintenance of any wrecking plant, whether on the Pacific or Atlantic coasts or in the River or Gulf of St. Lawrence, and what was the subsidy in each case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WRECKING PLANTS.
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. L. P. BRODEUR:

Tenders for the maintenance of a wrecking plant on the Atlantic coast were received from the following: Dominion Coal Co., Glace Bay, N.S.; St. Lawrence Floating and Wrecking Co., of Montreal, P.Q.; Maritime Newfoundland Shipping Co., of Halifax, N.S.; J. E. Moore, St. John, N.B.; Messrs. Larder Bros., North Sydney, N.S.; William Leslie. Kingston, Ont.; J. A. Farquhart, Halifax, N.S.

Only one tender was received for the maintenance of a wrecking plant on the Pacific caost. This tender was from the British Columbia Salvage Company.

In the year 1901, an agreement was entered into with Messrs. Geo. T. Davie & Son to maintain a wrecking plant in the River and Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The subsidy granted for maintaining a wrecking plant on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and on the River St. Lawrence is $10,000 per annum in each case.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WRECKING PLANTS.
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SHIPPING STATISTICS.

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. Distinguishing between sail and steam, how many tons of shipping were added to the Canadian register during the year ending 31st March, 1909?

2. How many tons of ship pin" were removed from the said register during the year ending 31st March, 1909, by loss of the ships so removed, and by transfer to the shipping register of some other colony or country, respectively ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHIPPING STATISTICS.
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LIB

Louis-Philippe Brodeur (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. BRODEUR:

The statistical year as regards registration of shipping is defined in section 31, chapter 113, of the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1906, to be the calendar year. Statistics to the end of the fiscal year are not kept in the department. The figures given are therefore for the last statistical period, viz., the year ending December 31, 1908.

Vessels. Tons.

Steam 16,303

Sail 23,448

Total 39,751

Vessels. Tons.

Sold foreigners .. 12 6,080

Wrecked 4,601

Stranded 2,115

Lost 2,684

Broken up 7,331

Abandoned .. 6 3,178

Collisions 512

Missing 374

Registry surrendered.. .. 1 5Foundered .. 5 410Burnt 1,653Condemned 1,475Transferred St. John's. Nfld 2,964Transferred Barbados .. 13 3,095Out of existence.. .. .. 17 667Total .. 281 37,144

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHIPPING STATISTICS.
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GRAIN TRADE, 1908.

CON

Mr. ARTHURS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What quantity of grain was received during the season of 1908 at the following points: Depot Harbour, Midland, Tiffin, Collingwood, Owen Sound and Goderich?

2. What quantity of grain was bhipped from Port Arthur and from Port William to Canadian ports and to American ports, respectively ?

3. How much grain was transhipped at Kingston and Prescott during 1908?

4. What quantity of grain was received at the Port of Montreal during 1908, from Port Arthur and Port William by water from American ports?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAIN TRADE, 1908.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER (for Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Bushels.

1. Depot Harbour 2,624,622

Midland 1,849,851

Tiffin 8,440,136

Collingwood 1,082,634

Owen Sound 3,245,549

Goderich 7,769,343

Bushels.

2. To Canadian ports 48,319,113To American ports

19,875,187

Bushels.

3. At Kingston 13,922,525

At Prescott 2,120,000

Bushels.

4. From Fort William and

Port Arthur 19,157,905

From American ports.. .. 11,613,416

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GRAIN TRADE, 1908.
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AIR NAVIGATION.

CON

Thomas Chisholm

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. CHISHOLM:

Has the government given to Messrs. McCurdy. Baldwin or Dr. Graham Bell any financial or other aid to encourage them in their efforts to navigate the air?

Topic:   AIR NAVIGATION.
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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

The Department of Militia and Defence placed the Petewawa camp grounds at the disposal of Messrs. McCurdy and Baldwin during the past summer, for the purpose of carrying out trials with their aerodromes, and lent the services of one or two engineer officers and men to assist them when required.

The Department also erected a shed for the temporary housing of Messrs. McCurdy and Baldwin's machines while at Petewawa.

No financial assistance was given.

Topic:   AIR NAVIGATION.
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TRENT VALLEY CANAL.

CON

Mr. OWEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the estimated cost of sections, 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 on the Trent Valley Canal when completed?

2. How much money has been expended on each of these sections up to November 1, this year?

Topic:   TRENT VALLEY CANAL.
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LIB

Hon. GEO. P. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Superintending engineer's estimates for the following sections, of the Ontario-Rice Lake Division of the Trent Valley Canal, are as follows, viz.:

Section No. 1 $1,074,313 00Section No. 2

733,482 00Section No. 3

304,196 00Section No. 5

527,239 00Section No. 7

458,227 002. The expenditure on the different sections on contract work, is as follows: Section No. 1-Larkin & Sangster

Section No. 2- $472,940 00Dennon & Rogers

Section No. 3- Canadian General Develop- 126,830 00ment Co

Section No. 5- 149,030 00Brown & Aylmer

Section No. 7- 288,290 00Randolph McDonald Co.. .. 20,940 001,058,030 00Cement on above sections .. 136,987 50

1,195,017 50

Topic:   TRENT VALLEY CANAL.
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VETERAN LAND GRANTS.

November 25, 1909