April 12, 1916

CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

The conference was not called by the Prime Minister, al. though he was present at it. The.proposal, put forward by the manufacturers was submitted to the representatives of the Ministry of Munitions who gave it their consideration. Ultimately, as the Government understands, the representatives of the Ministry of Munitions concluded that it would be impracticable to carry out the proposal with the expedition necessitated by the urgency of the requirements.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION OF ORDNANCE IN CANADA.
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INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-PURCHASE OF ROLLING STOCK.

LIB

Onésiphore Turgeon

Liberal

Mr. TURGEON:

Did the Government purchase any rolling stock from the Northern New Brunswick and Seaboard Railway Company for the Intercolonial railway? .

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-PURCHASE OF ROLLING STOCK.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

No rolling stock has been purchased from the Northern New Brunswick and Seaboard Railwiay Company for the Intercolonial Railway.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-PURCHASE OF ROLLING STOCK.
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LIB

Mr. J. J. HUGHES:

Liberal

1. How many men are employed by the Public Works Department in Charlottetown, P.E.I.?

2. What are the names of the men so employed, what positions do they fill, and what salary does each receive?

3. What is date of each man's appointment? Mr. ROGERS:

By the Chief Engineer's Branch:

I. Five.

2 and 3. W. E. Hyndman, district engineer; o.c. Sept. 13, 1902; $2,400. R. H. Nicholson, Sr., assistant engineer, (absent on military service), o.c. March 3, 1914; $1,500. H. E. Miller, clerk, o.c., June 1, 1907; $1,000. J. C. Milford, draughtsman,

o.c. Dec. 11, 1913, $950. John White, general foreman, May 16, 1911, $90 per month.

By the Chief Architect's Branch;

1. Six.

2 and 3. Ed. Flynn, caretaker, Old .Bank Building, $50 per month; Oct. 1, 1911.

Angus McKenzie, caretaker, Dominion Building, $58.33 per month; Oct. 31, 1896. John Savidant, assistant caretaker, Dominion Building, $50 per month; Dec. 9, 1912. E. Cameron, messenger, Dominion, Building, $41.66 per month; Nov. 15, 1906. M. A. Allan, messenger, Dominion Building, $50 per month; Jan. 26, 1898. J. J. MeDuff, tuperintendent Dominion Buildings, $75 per month; Jan. 1, 1913.

By the Dredging Branch:

1. Two.

2 and 3. John N. MacDonald, inspector of dredges, Charletton; appointed Jan. 23, 1913; salary, $1,200 per annum. William O'Brien, clerk, appointed Feb. 11, 1913;

salary, $900 per .annum.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-PURCHASE OF ROLLING STOCK.
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FIREWOOD FOR TRACADIE LAZARETTO.

LIB

Mr. TURGEON:

Liberal

1. Is firewood for the Tracadie Lazaretto procured under the responsibility of the sisters in charge or by contract?

2. If by contract, to whom was it awarded, and at what price per cord?

3. Were tenders asked for?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FIREWOOD FOR TRACADIE LAZARETTO.
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CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. By contract.

2. Contracts 'were given to: David Basque, Joseph A. McLaughlin, Tranquil Brideau, Joseph B. Losier, Joseph 0. Caughlan, Mat. Savoie, Fabien Basque, Sr., Fabien Saul-nier, Bastian Russel, John D. Young. Hardwood, $4 per cord; softwood, $3.50 per cord.

3. Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FIREWOOD FOR TRACADIE LAZARETTO.
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LETHBRIDGE POST OFFICE.

LIB

Mr. BUCHANAN:

Liberal

1. What is the total amount paid at the present time to the postmaster and the acting postmaster at Lethbridge, Alberta?

2. What is the salary in each case?

3. Is the postmaster drawing pay as an officer of the militia?

4. If so, at what rate per day?

5. What was the salary of E. N. Higginbotham at the time he was removed from the position of postmaster at Lethbridge?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LETHBRIDGE POST OFFICE.
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LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. $4,600.

2. The postmaster, who is on active service, and who enlisted before the 1st of November, 1915, receives a salary of $2,200. He is replaced temporarily during his absence by the assistant postmaster of Calgary, whose salary is $2,400.

3. Yes.

4. $5 a day.

5. $9,945, out of which Mr. Higginbotham had to pay the wages of his staff and other expenses connected with the running of his office.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LETHBRIDGE POST OFFICE.
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GUYSBOROUGH-CANSO MAIL CONTRACT.

LIB
LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. William McDougall.

2 and 3. Tenders were last invited for this service in January, 1911. The tenders received were: James Sullivan, $2,290 per annum; John C. Myers, $2,375 per annum; William McDougall, $2,400 per annum. The prices were considered too high, and the post office inspector- was instructed to obtain lower offers, with the result that the two lowest tenderers declined to reduce the amounts of their tenders, but William McDougall reduced his tender to $2,300, and later to $2,270. The contract was awarded to William McDougall at $2,270, on the 24th March, 1911, and the contract dated from the 1st April, 1911. This contract was renewed on the 1st April, 1915, for a further period of four years at the same rate.

4. By the' post office inspector with the tenderers.

5. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GUYSBOROUGH-CANSO MAIL CONTRACT.
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INDIAN DEPARTMENT CLERKS.

LIB

Mr. TURRIFF:

Liberal

1. How many clerks are there In the Indian 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? [DOT]

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

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INDIAN DEPARTMENT CLERKS.
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LIB

Mr. ROCHE:

Liberal

1. Three.

2. Messrs. D. C. Chene, L. H. LaMothe and J. A. Robertson.

3. Mr. Chene, $2,000 per annum; Mr. LaMothe, $1,500; Mr. Robertson, $1,300.

4. Mr. Chene was employed at intervals from 1907 until 1911, and continuously since the latter date; Mr. LaMothe since 1910; Mr. Robertson, since 1909.

. 5. They have not passed any examination.

Mr. Chene is a civil engineer and architect.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INDIAN DEPARTMENT CLERKS.
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AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT CLERKS.

LIB

Mr. TURRIFF:

Liberal

1. How many clerks are there in the Agriculture 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?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT CLERKS.
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Mr. HAZEN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. None.

2, 3, 4 and 5. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT CLERKS.
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April 12, 1916