March 1, 1915

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Instead of constructing a new building immediately, the department is considering the advisability of repairing the building located on the site lately purchased.

2. For no other purpose than the purchase of site and building thereon: H. La-gueux, $6,000; Adjutor Roy, legal services, $30.40; survey and examination of site, Gustave Gagnon, $6; Xavier Carrier, $6; Donat Carrier, $1.50; I. Lacasse, 70c.; total, $6,044.60.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. ROMUALD POST OFFICE.
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NATIONIAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAIL WAY

LIB

Mr. BOURASSA:

Liberal

1. Have any errors been discovered in the plans or specifications of the Champlain Market Railway Station at Quebec?

2. For what reason was it necessary to puli down some of the basement work of the said station?

3. What was the cost of such pulling down of the work and reconstruction, and what was the total loss as a result of the error discovered?

4. Who was accountable for such error?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONIAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAIL WAY
Sub-subtopic:   QUEBEC TERMINALS.
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CON

Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. None pulled down.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. Answered by No. 2.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONIAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAIL WAY
Sub-subtopic:   QUEBEC TERMINALS.
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LIB

Mr. LACHANCE:

Liberal

1. Has the Government purchased a railway from the Canadian Northern Railway Company or from any other company, for the use of the National Transcontinental, in the river St. Charles valley, Quebec? If so, when, and for what amount?

2. What is the length of the railway so purchased ?

3. Did such railway, at the time of its pur- ' chase, connect at both ends of said line with

the National Transcontinental railway? If not, how many miles had to be constructed in order to effect such connection, and in what localities or parishes was such connection effected?

4. Did the company from which such railway was purchased reserve any rights on such railway, and if so, what are such rights or privileges?

5. What are the gradients of such railway, including its curves and slopes?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONIAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAIL WAY
Sub-subtopic:   QUEBEC TERMINALS.
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CON

Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes, on June 5, 1914; for $175,000.

2. Five and one-half miles.

3. It connected only at the east and near Cape Rouge, and, in order to facilitate operation, an additional "Y" connection is being constructed at the Cap Rouge end. This "Y" connection is 2,481 feet long. At the west end a connection 2-3 miles long has been constructed, in order to effect connection with the Leonard Shops. The east end is in the parish of Cap Rouge. The west end is in the parish of St. Malo.

4. The company did not reserve any rights.

5. The grade is 0-5 per oenit. The curves are 4 degrees and less.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONIAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAIL WAY
Sub-subtopic:   QUEBEC TERMINALS.
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GUYSBOROUGH AND CANSO MAILS.

LIB

Air. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. Has the contract for carrying the mails "between Guysborough and Canso expired? If so, when?

2. Have tenders been asked for? If not, is it the intention of the Government to open this contract for public tender?

3. Has the contract been awarded? If so, to whom and at what rate?

4. Has the Department been requested by letters to have this service put up for public tender?

5. What was the rate- payable in the case of the former contract?

6. If a new contract has not been entered into, what rate is being paid for the service at present, and to whom?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GUYSBOROUGH AND CANSO MAILS.
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LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. No.

2. (a) No. (b) The department has authorized a renewal of the present contract which was entered into on the 1st of April, 1911, after public tenders had been invited, for a further period of four years from the 1st of April next.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. Yes, but they were not received until after the renewal had been authorized.

5. $2,270 per annum.

G. $2,270 to William McDougall, present contractor.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GUYSBOROUGH AND CANSO MAILS.
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DOMINION TRUST COMPANY.

LIB

Air. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. Has the Government appointed any person to investigate the affairs and management of The Dominion Trust Company, as provided for under section 70 of the Trust Company Act, 4-5 Geo. V, Chap. 55?

2. If so, what is the date of the appointment, the name of the person appointed and the scope of the proposed investigation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DOMINION TRUST COMPANY.
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CON

Mr. W. T. WHITE: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No. The Dominion Trust Company is

in liquidation, and its affairs are under the jurisdiction and control of the Courts.

2. Answered by answer to No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DOMINION TRUST COMPANY.
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COLLINGWOOD SHIP BUILDING COMPANY.


*AIr. GRAHAM: 1. Has the Government awarded the contract for building a barge to the Collingwood Ship Building Company? 2. If so, is the schedule of wages to be paid the workmen attached to said contract according to what is known as Fair-wage clause in the statutes? 3. What rates are prescribed by this schedule?


CON

Mr. HAZEN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. The contract and specification both contain a clause providing that the wages paid in the execution of the contract shall be those generally accepted as current in each trade for competent workmen in the district where the work is carried on.

3. No special schedule included in contract.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COLLINGWOOD SHIP BUILDING COMPANY.
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EAST ERINVILLE POST OFFICE.

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. Has an application been made for a money order office at East Erinville, Guysborough county, N.S.?

.2. If so, has the application been granted?

3. If it has not been granted, why not?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EAST ERINVILLE POST OFFICE.
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LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. No.

3. The revenue of the office, which only amounted to $71.75 during the fiscal year ended 31st March, 1914, did not indicate that sufficient business would be done at East Erinville Post Office to warrant the establishment of money order business, but the postmaster was furnished with a credit supply of $100 in postal notes in May last, which serves the same purpose.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EAST ERINVILLE POST OFFICE.
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GUYSBOROUGH BRANCH RAILWAY.

LIB

John Howard Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Does the Government intend at the present session to make provision for the construction of a branch railway in Guysborough county, N.S.?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GUYSBOROUGH BRANCH RAILWAY.
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March 1, 1915