April 5, 1916

WAR SUPPLIES-HAY.

LIB

Mr. CARVELL:

Liberal

1. Who has the contract for supplying hay and oats for military purposes at Ottawa?

2. What is the price paid respectively?

3. Were tenders called for new contracts in the autumn of 1915?

4. If so, who was the lowest tenderer?

5. What prices did he quote, respectively, for hay and oats?

6. Was he given the contract? If not. why not?

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CON

Mr. KEMP: (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. F. D. Helps. ,

2. Hay, $19.50 per ton; oats, 59 cents per bushel.

3. Tenders were called for the -supply of hay and oats on August 15, 1915, and contract was awarded to the lowest tenderer for these supplies for one year from September 1, 1915; subsequently, tenders were again called in error. As contract had already been awarded, no action was necessary.

4. 5 and 6. Answered by No. 3.

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RIVIERE DU LOUP WHARF.

IND

Mr. BELLEMARE:

Independent Conservative

1. What was the name of the contractor for the wharf at Riviere du Loup, en haut, under the former Liberal administration?

2. In what year was that wharf built?

3. What did its construction cost?

4. Who supplied the necessary materials, and what was the amount of each kind?

5. In what year was it completed?

6. How long did the work of construction last?

7. Was there an engineer to superintend the work? If so, what is his name?

8. Was there a superintendent or inspector of the work? If so, what is his name?

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CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was built by day labour, not by contract.

2. 1908.

3. $7,703.11.

40 00 55 50

488 70

41 50 650 75

1,017 73

Accounts-

Damhousse et Cie, hardware.. .. Tourville Lumber Mills Co., lumber.

Louis Asselin, iron

Auguste Desrosiers, timber .. ..

J. W. Gagnon, lumber

Henry Gagnon, timber

Joseph Masse, hardware

L. A. Nobert. hardware

Hormidas Barbeau, timber

J. Bte. LafreniOre, timber

O. Desrosiers et Cie, iron

Alphonse Gagnon, stone

Desire Lafleche, stone

F. X. Masse stone

Arthur Noel, stone

Mde. Joseph Noel, stone

Edouard Paquin, stone

Isidore Crobin, stone

Adelard Lessard (fils de Ls),

timber

Louis Lessard timber

Ant. Bfiland ' (ftls d'Alexandre),

timber

Joseph BOland, (fils d'Alexandre),

timber

Joseph Bdland, (fils de Louis), timber

LSon Bfiland, stone

D. L. Gauthier, timber

Rodrigue Bergeron, stone

Abraham Bergeron, stone

Adelard Noel, stone

Chas. Ed. Bergeron, stone

Canadian Iron and Foundry Co..

nigger heads and bolts

Louis Lambert, stone

Donat Laurent, stone

Thomas LavallSe, stone

F. X. St. Onge, stone

Louis St. Pierre, stone

Hercule Ricard, stone

Lucien Voisard, stone

A. L. Lambert, furniture

Nap. Pagd, blacksmithing and

hardware

F. X. Noel, boat

Joseph Dupuis, timber

Frangois Dupuis, timber

Sundry small payments

190 97 159 33 75 20 515 89 8 00 7 20 75 20 323 07 112 20 ,256 32 SO 24 00 5 00 4 00 12 00 28 66 1 00 41 00

151 52 53 76

40 00

32 64

192 00

7 71 1,004 53

24 00 22 50 24 85 12 00

33 70 9 00 9 64

12 88 4 28 4 66 21 00

8 00 4 40

144 66

18 00 44 80 84 32 44 85

Total $7,703 11

5. March, 1908.

6. From 15th October, 1907, to 7th March, 1908.

7. Yes, Mr. J. A. Mineau.

8. Yes, Mr. Ant. Gagnon.

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INLAND REVENUE CLERKS.

LIB

Mr. TURRIFF:

Liberal

1. How many clerks are there in the Inland Revenue Department who belong to and are

paid from the outside service vote and who work in the inside service?

2. What are the names of said clerks?

3. What salary is paid to each?

4. How long has each been in the service of the Department?

5. Have all or any of these clerks passed any examination? If so, what examination and on what date or dates?

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CON

Mr. PATENAUDE: (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Twelve.

2. 1, Dennison, F.,; 2, MicEwen, iG. E.; 3, Trumpour, F. T. T.;. 4, Belanger, S. F.; 5, Kinsman, E. A.; 6, Labelle, V.; 7, Sheppard, C. F.; 8, Montreuil, Z. A.; 9, Oouillard, J. E.; 10, Charbonneau, J. A.; 11, Barbeau, C.; 12, Boudreault, J. H. L.

3. 1, $800; 2, $900; 3, $800; 4, $1,200; 5, $1,500; 6, $800; 7, $800; 8, $800; 9, $900; 10, $800; 11, $800; 12, $800. '

4. Appointed since: 1, January 14, 1909;

2, January 12, 1912; 3, September 13, 1912; 4, August 1, 1912; 5, December 13, 1912; 6, March 11, 1913; 7, July 2, 1913; 8, May 1, 1915; 9, June 10, 1915; 10, June 28, 1915; 11, August 1, 1915; 12, October 25, 1915.

5. Six have passed examinations: 2,

Special, for electricity, December, 1911; 3, Preliminary, November, 1912; 4, Preliminary, May, 1912; 5, Special, for gas and electricity, October, 1912; 7, Preliminary, May, 1913; 8, Preliminary, November, 1915.

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WAR SUPPLIES-AUTOMOBILES.

LIB

Mr. ETHIER:

Liberal

1. How many automobiles have been purchased by the Militia Department for the Headquarters Staff?

2. How many chauffeurs are engaged, and what pay do they receive?

3. Has the department rented a garage? If ' so, from whom, what rent is paid, and how

many men are employed there as mechanics, or working in the building?

4. What are the names of the officers or clerks who have been using these automobiles?

5. Are any of these officers or clerks, or employees not within easy access of the street railway?

6. What is the total amount of expenditure, including purchase of the automobiles, rental of garage, pay of chauffeurs, mechanics, and other employees for that service, from the 4th August, 1914, to date?

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CON

Mr. KEMP: (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No cars have been purchased by the Militia Department directly for the Headquarters Staff, but cars purchased for various units have been used by them ddring test and pending shipment overseas.

2. Chauffeurs are detailed when needed from the Mechanical 'Transport Unit, which is part of the Permanent Force, and are paid according to rank.

3. A garage is rented for the storage, re-

pairing and inspection of trucks, ambulances, cars, motorcycles and other mechanical transport equipment. The building includes all offices for the Mechanical Transport Branch and ISchool of Instruction for Officers, and is rented from the Victoria Garage Company at $300 per month. The force working in the building is composed of the Mechanical Transport Unit, performing ail duties in connection with Mechanical Transport.

4 and 5. The hon. the Minister of Militia and private secretaries; the Deputy hjinister; the Chief of the General Staff; the Adjutant-General; the Quartermaster-General; the Master-General of the Ordnance, Directors and other officers of the Headquarters Staff, including civilians, who have to travel to the various offices in Ottawa, which are scattered all over town. The cars are also used to take to their homes at midnight, and later, women employees of the night staff of the department.

6. Answered by 1, 2 and 3.

Note.-It may be added that the Mechanical Transport Unit provides transport for all stores received and shipped from Ottawa, averaging over 150 tons per day; also for the School of Instruction in Mechanical Transport.

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CANADIAN NAVAL SERVICE.

LIB

John Howard Sinclair

Liberal

Mir. SINCLAIR:

Referring to a debate on Naval aid, which . took place oh June 6, 1913, as reported in Hansard of 1912-13, page 13142, volume 6, concerning the defeat of the proposal to contribute three battleships to the British Navy, the right hon. Prime Minister made use of the following language:

" As the construction of these ships is to be proceeded with by the British Government, as they are apparently to be of the same character, the same strength and the same fighting value as those which we proposed; as they are to be employed for the same purpose, that of the common defence of this Empire, which we had in mind, it is the firm intention and determination of this Government, if it remains, as undoubtedly it will remain In power, to bring down, at a later date, a proposal for the acquisition or construction of three battleships, as was proposed in the Naval Aid Bill of 1912. In that way, before the completion of these ships, we hope and expect to be in a position to say to the British Government: Canada is prepared to do now what the unworthy action of a partisan majority in the Senate prevented her from doing before; Canada will take over and pay for and acquire these ships and will place them at the disposal of His Majesty the King for the common defence of the great Empire of which Canada forms a part."

2. Have the ships above referred to been built?

3. Is it the intention of the Government to make provision for the payment of these ships, as intimated by the Prime Minister?

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

In the autumn of 1913 the Government had under consideration the re-introduction of the Naval Aid Bill of 1912, but thought such Te-intro-duction undesirable unless there was some reasonable prospect that it would not be defeated in the Senate. Confidential inquiries were made for the purpose of ascertaining whether such a Bill either in its original form or in some modified foTm might be expected to pass the Senate; thus enabling Canada to assume her proper share in maintaining the common defence of the Empire. It was reported to the Prime Minister as the Tesult of these inquiries that no assurance could be given of the acceptance by the Senate either of the Naval Aid Bill in its original form or of a modified, proposal which the Government were prepared to consider. For this reason no action was taken as it was thought undesirable to renew the controversy without any reasonable hope that the Government's proposal would be carried in the Senate. In 1914 with the view of formulating a permanent policy of naval defence it was arranged with the Admiralty that Admiral iSir John Jellicoe should visit Canada in August or September for the purpose of giving to the Government the benefit of his wide knowledge and experience. While arrangements for his visit were still in progress, the war broke out. Thereafter the Government ascertained that in the opinion of the Imperial authorities the efforts and resources of Canada should be concentrated during the present war upon the organization, training and equipment of military forces and that it would be inexpedient for the Canadian Government under the circumstances to undertake at present the provision of assistance in Naval Defence upon any considerable scale.

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THE MINISTER OF MILITIA.

LIB

Mr. OOPP:

Liberal

1. When did the Minister of Militia leave for the Old Country, and when did he return, in the years 1914 and 1915?

2. Who was Acting Minister of Militia during his absence in those years?

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CON

Albert Edward Kemp (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mt. KEMP:

1914-left October 6; returned November 9. Acting Minister, Hon. Mr. Hazen. 1915-left June 3; returned September 2. Acting Minister, Hon. Senator Lougheed.

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LIB

Joseph Arthur Calixte √Čthier

Liberal

Mr. ETHIER:

How many officials accompany the Minister of Militia on his actual trips to Europe, what are their names, official capacity and salary, respectively?

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CON

Albert Edward Kemp (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. KEMP:

Trip 1913: All detailed information of personnel of party visiting, British and French manoeuvres in 1913 contained in a return presented to Parliament in February, 1914.

Trip October, 1914: Staff officer, Lieut.-Col. E. W. Wilson; orderly, Sergt. F. Wells, orderly, Sergt. H. Giles.

Trip June 1915: Orderly, Sergt. Weills, orderly, Sergt. Brockington.

Trip March, 1916: Staff officer, Capt. John Bassett, orderly, Sergt. Wells, orderly, Sergt. Giles.

Lieut.-Col. Wilson did not receive pay. Capt. Bassett receives $4 per diem pay and $3 per diem fidld allowance. Sergts. Wells, Giles and Brockington received pay and allowances of rank.

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April 5, 1916