Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)
Sir WILFRID LAURIER:
Subtopic: THE POOR AND UNEMPLOYMENT.
Sir WILFRID LAURIER:
1. Was any work done on the Government wharf at New Carlisle, Quebec, in 1915?
2. If so, what was the nature of the work, what did it cost, is it completed, and was it done under contract? If not, why not?
3. If by day work, who was the overseer and how much was he paid?
4. Who supplied the timber, and were tenders called for?
2. (a) Work done consisted in the rebuilding of a portion of the face timber on the west side of the wharf; the slip was also repaired, and general repairs done to the planking and sheathing of the wharf, (b) $1,463.62. (c) Completed, (d) Day labour,
as it was a work of repairs.
3. Daniel Walker. $2.50 per day.
4. (a) E. W. Legrand, M. Walker, Jas. Ray, Wm. Imhoff, John Imhoff, J. H. Flowers, D. Law, J. S. Thompson, Jas. Ren-ouf, A. Dobson, A. Flowers, H. Caldwell, R. P. Flowers, W. P. Flowers, C. Hall, B. Rousey, J. Weary, (b) No.
1. Who succeeded the late Mr. Price as Superintendent of the Intercolonial railway, at Campbellton? [DOT]
2. Was the principle of promotion followed in the appointment?
3. Was the new appointee connected with the intercolonial railway service?
1. W. R. Devennish.
1. Who succeeded the late Dr. Wakeham as overseer of fisheries, in command of the C.G.S. Princess, and was the appointment made a permanent one ?
2. If no appointment was made, why not?
3. Is one soon to be made?
1 and 2. Captain Joseph Chalifour has been temporarily entrusted with the duties.
3. The matter is under consideration.
1. Were any new lights or lighthouses put UP on the Gaspe and Bonaventure coast line in 1915?
2. If so, was the work done by contract after notice?
_ 3. Who were the contractors, what were the amounts paid, and where are these new lights or lighthouses situated?
1. A small pole light was installed on Grindstone wharf, Magdalen islands. The old lighthouse at Perce was rebuilt in concrete and a new lantern and apparatus supplied from the lighthouse depot at Prescott.
2. The tower at Perce was built by contract after inviting public tenders.
3. Tenders for the above were as follows: Joseph A. Boucher, carpenter, Perce, P.Q., $1,845; Charles Lamb, contractor, Perce, P.Q., $2,225; Lewis Maloney, contractor. Barachois West, P.Q., $2,500. The contract
* was awarded to the lowest tenderer. The new light at Grindstone consists of a lantern hoisted on a pole. The lantern was supplied out of departmental stores. The total expenditure in connection with the installation was $162.64.
1. Was any work done by the Department of Public Works in 1915 on the wharf belonging to Messrs. Robin, Jones and Whitman at Paspebiac, Quebec?
2. What was the nature of the work, is it completed, and how much did it cost?
3. If the work is not completed, how much is it intended to spend there, and when will the work be done?
4. Does this wharf remain a private wharf or is it open to the public, and on what conditions? ?
1, 2 and 3. No work done in calendar year 1915.
4. Is still a private wharf.
1. How much has been expended altogether on the beach protection works at Maria, Quebec, and how much last year?
2. Is this work completed? If not, is it intended to go on with it this year, and how much will it cost?
1. $4,315.11, including $1,599.04 expended last year.
2. Yes, completed.
CARDETON BEACH PROTECTION WORKS. Mr. MARCIL:
1. What amount was expended in 1915 by the Department of Public Works on the beach protection works at Carleton, Quebec, and has the work been completed?
2. If not, how much more money is required, and is it intended to go on with the work this year?
1. (a) $688.31. (b) No.
2. (a) The district engineer reports that
$1,000 will be required for the coming fiscal year; this will be considered in discussing Estimates, (b) Information will be given when the Estimates are laid before Parliament. .