February 19, 1912

CON

Mr. NANTEL: (Minister of Mines; Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Joseph Alphonse Dumontier has been appointed Inspector of Inland Revenue for the district of Quebec.

Mr. Dumontier was appointed by an order in council dated the 23rd December, 1911.

2, 3, and 4. He was appointed under the provisions of section 40 of the Civil Service Act, which provides that graduates of any university in Canada shall Ibe exempt from the Qualifying examination. As this was his first appointment he could not have qualified under section 41 of the Regulations for the governance of the Excise Branch of the Inland Revenue Department hut he_ was appointed under the provisions of section 44 of the same regulations on the grounds of his personal fitness for -said position.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC INLAND REVENUE INSPECTOR.
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KELLEY'S COVE BREAKWATER.

LIB

Mr. LAW:

Liberal

1. Were tenders called for an addition to the breakwater at Kelley's Cove, Yarmouth county, NS.?

2. If so, what were the names of the tenderers and the amount of each tender?

3. Is it the intention of the government to award the contract to the lowest tenderer? If so, when will work be commenced?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   KELLEY'S COVE BREAKWATER.
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CON

Mr. MONK: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Thurston and Durkee, $7,450; D. W. B. Reid, $8,976.

3. It is not the intention to take any action on the tenders received as no vote for_ this work has been provided in the estimates for 1912-13. If an amount is placed in the supp'lementaries, a new call will be made for tenders.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   KELLEY'S COVE BREAKWATER.
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INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-PAY DAY.

LIB

Joseph Ovide Brouillard

Liberal

Mr. BROUILLARD:

Does the government intend to pay the employees of the Intercolonial railway every fortnight instead of every three months?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-PAY DAY.
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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

The government pays the Intercolonial railway employees monthly. No other plan has been decided on.

St. PAUL L'ER.MITE-REPENTIGNY MAIL SERVICE.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-PAY DAY.
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LIB

Mr. SEGUIN:

Liberal

1. Has the Postmaster General at any time publicly declared that the public interest would be served by having cancelled the contracts for carrying the mail between the station of the Canadian Northern railway and the post office at St. Paul L'Ermite and also between the post office at St. Paul LJErmite and that of Repentigny? If so, in what respect would the public interest be served by such cancellation?

2. Is Mr. Albert Juneau the present contractor for both such contracts?

3. Were Messrs. Larose and Seguin the former contractors for these services?

4. If so, in what respect is Mr. Albert Juneau, as a contractor, superior to Messrs. Larose and Seguin, and in what way are his services more to the public interest than those of Messrs. Larose and Seguin?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-PAY DAY.
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CON

Mr. PELLETIER: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The public declarations of the Postmaster General are on record. It is for the Postmaster General to judge if the cancellation of a contract is or is not in the public interest.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-PAY DAY.
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MOOSEJAW POST OFFICE.

LIB

Mr. KNOWLES:

Liberal

1. What are the proposed post offices and the sites of same authorized to be established in the Moosejaw electoral district, to which no postmasters have yet been appointed?

2. Has Mr. R. K. Rathwell been asked to make recommendations to the Postmaster General of such postmasters, and at what date was he first so requested in each case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MOOSEJAW POST OFFICE.
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CON

Louis-Philippe Pelletier (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PELLETIER:

Proposed name of Office. Proposed site Date on which Mr. Rathwell was first consulted.Section. Township. Range. M. Floyd i 2 15 W. 3rd. December 20,1911.17 23 15 December 20,1911. .Maeshowe 15 12 17 November 18, 1911.Mayne 2 3 6 February 1, 1912.Niederstadt 11 if II M December 20,1911,Sunshine 13 3 27 II II December 20,1911.Valjean 25 17 5 II It February 1, 1912.14 17 21 It II December 20,1911.Connaught 3 16 29 II II November 18, 1911.36 15 10 II II January 15, 1912.21 23 10 II II December 20,1911.20 19 16 II II January 15, 1912.22 18 9 II II December 20,1911.27 11 27 II >1 February 1, 1912.Pinto Valley 16 7 10 II M December 20, 1911.The Flats 6 15 6 II II February 1, 1912.Ritchie 2 26 21 II II December 20,1911.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MOOSEJAW POST OFFICE.
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MOTIONS AGREED TO WITHOUT DISCUSSION.


For a copy of all letters, petitions, memorials or other documents received by the Prime Minister or any other member of the government, relating to the passage of a federal marriage law or legislation in regard to the so-called effect of the Ne Temere decree.-Mr. Macdonald. For a copy of all correspondence, petitions, complaints, charges, or other documents in the possession of the Department of ^ Marine and Fisheries, relating to the dismissal of Edward Kelly from the position of engineer at the Reduction Works at Canso, N.S.-Mr. Sinclair. For a copy of all correspondence, petitions, complaints or other documents in the possession of the Post Office Department, relating to the dismissal of Captain Alex. Roberts, I [DOT]postmaster at Canso, N.S., and the appointment of his successor.-Mr. Sinclair. For a copy of all correspondence, petitions, complaints, charges or other documents in the possession of the Marine and Fisheries Department, relating to the dismissal of David S. Hendsbee from the position of weigher at the Reduction Works at Canso, N.S.-Mr. Sinclair. . , . For a copy of all correspondence, petitions, requests, complaints, or other documents in the possession of the government, or any department thereof, relating to the dismissal of George Cavanagh from the customs service at New Glasgow, N.S.-Mr. Macdonald. For a copy of all letters, petitions, recommendations, complaints, charges, orders _ in council, or other documents in the possession or under the control of the Department of Marine and Fisheries, relating to the dismissal of Patrick J. Conway, lightkeeper at White Head island, N.S.-Mr. Sinclair.



For a copy of all papers, letters, documents, &c., relating to the dismissal of Hector Hamel, assistant appraiser at the Montreal custom house, and also relating to his subsequent appointment as preventive officer.-Mr. Le-mieux. For a copy of all documents, letters, telegrams, requests, reports, recommendations and correspondence, regarding the removal or dismissal of Alexander R. McAdam, fishery officer for Antigonish county, and the appointment of his successor.-Mr. Chisholm (Antigonish). For a return showing the number and capacity of cold storage establishments in each of the principal cities of Canada; the kind and quantity, approximate value of food stufis and produce contained in each of these establishments, during the months of November and December, 1911, and January, 191,2.-Mr. Verville.


ADJOURNMENT OVER ASH WEDNESDAY.

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN moved:

That when this House adjourns on Tuesday next, the 20th instant it stand adjourned till Thursday 22nd.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ADJOURNMENT OVER ASH WEDNESDAY.
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Motion agreed to.


COLLINGWOOD DRY DOCK.


Mr MONK moved that the House do tomorrow go into committee to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to ratify and confirm an agreement between the Colling-wood Ship Building Company, Limited, and His Majesty, dated, the 27th July, 1910, respecting the construction of a dry dock at the town of Collingwood, and to authorize the Governor in Council to pay an annual subsidy of three per cent per annum for twenty years upon the sum of $306,965.18, being the cost of construction of the said dry dock.


February 19, 1912