May 1, 1931

LIB

William Duff

Liberal

Mr. DUFF:

Last night I asked the minister how much money was spent under this item. Can he give me any information now?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

It was all spent.

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UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

If I remember correctly, there was a vote in last year's estimates for an elevator at Lethbridge, but I do not see anything in these estimates with respect to it. Is the building completed?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

The elevator at Lethbridge was not constructed by the Public Works department. It is under the control of the Department of Trade and Commerce.

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UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

The Public Works department have nothing to do with it?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

That is my information.

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LIB

Wilfred Hanbury

Liberal

Mr. HANBURY:

I should like again to direct the attention of the minister to Ripple

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rock on the west coast of British Columbia. This rock is a menace to both Canadian and American boats going to Alaska and the northern ports of British Columbia. For many years representations have been made urging that the rock be removed, and I understand the department have had their engineers investigating with a view to ascertaining the cost and recommending the removal of the rock.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Mr. Chairman, I do not wish to interrupt the hon. gentleman, but it does occur to me that as we are dealing with public buildings at the present moment, the proper time to discuss Ripple Rock would be when we are considering the items for harbours and rivers, and when probably I would have more information available.

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UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

Is it the general policy of departments to erect public buildings under other departments than that of public works?

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Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

There are other departments that to a certain extent construct buildings for themselves. I have in mind the Department of Justice, and the Department of the Interior as far as Indian affairs are concerned.

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UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

I think we should put them all under the minister and give him some more work.

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Item agreed to. Rents, Repairs, Furniture, Heating, Etc. Ottawa public buildings and grounds- Elevator attendants, $125,000. Departments generally-char service including $150 to E. Snowden for firing the noon gun, $458,000. Heating, including salaries of engineers, firemen and watchmen, $497,000. Light and power-including roads and bridges, $175,000. Repairs, improvements, additions and maintenance, $700,000. Rideau Hall-allowance for fuel and light, $19,000. Rideau Hall, including grounds-improvements, furniture, maintenance, etc., $60,000. Telephone service, $124,500. Water, $61,000. Dominion public buildings- Dominion immigration buildings - repairs, improvements, additions, furniture, etc., $25,000. Dominion quarantine .stations-maintenance and repairs, $15,000. Fittings, general supplies and furniture,



Heating, $443,000. Light and power, $302,000. Rents. $1,850,000. Salaries of caretakers, engineers, firemen, etc.. $1,210,000. Supplies for caretakers, engineers, firemen, etc.. $60,000. Water, $80,000. Yukon public buildings-rents, repairs, fuel, light, water service and caretakers' salaries, $28,000. 1 ictoria, B.C. - astrophysical observatory (Little Saanich mountain) - maintenance, repairs and improvements, $4,000. - Total, $6,336,500.


LIB

Wilfred Hanbury

Liberal

Mr. HANBURY:

Can the minister give me some information as to the area, the rentals, and in what buildings offices are rented in the city of Vancouver for the federal

services?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

I understand my hon. friend wishes a list of the buildings in Vancouver, with their locations and rentals. In the list I am going to give the figures iepresent the annual rentals:

Postal A, C.P.R., $2,607.

Post Office Storage, C.P.R., $2,805.

Postal B, Orange Hall, $4,440.

Postal D, T. Edwards, $3,600.

Postal F, J. A. Campbell, $1,800.

Sidewalk area (90), city of Vancouver, $5.35.

Sidewalk area (Winch), city of Vancouver, $140.20.

Tunnel and right of way, city of Vancouver, $33.60.

Letter Carriers (Harrisdale), Masonic Hall, $2,400.

Fumigation shed site, C.P.R., $24.

D.S.C.R., Independent Vancouver Storage Company, $1,800.

National Defence, Horse Show Bldg.. $9,000.

National Defence (1255 Pender), Seaforth Club, $2,100.

National Defence, 1117 Seaton st., $1,800.

National Defence, Navy League, $4,800.

National Defence, D. King. $2,700.

National Defence, E. J. MeFeeley, $3,480.

Naval Service, Vancouver Yacht Club, $1,800.

Radio (Marine and Fisheries), A. E. Auston Co., $900.

Radio Garage, W. Dan-35 Pender, $96.

Mines and Met., H. Shanoley, $1,080.

Steamboat Inspection, H. Shanoley. $2,400.

P.O. Letter Carriers, Dr. Gorlich, $720.

Government Telegraphs, St. Francis Hotel,

Radio (Garage), A. P. Galbraith (Robson st.). $60.

Marine Pilots, B.C. Mining Bldg.. $960. Pensions and National Health (Tribunal), B.C. Mining Bldg., $1,800.

Holleyburn Post Office, J. Lawson, $2'40. Indian Affairs, Metropolitan Bldg.. $1,992. National Defence (Aviation), Merchants Exchange, $540.

Pensions and National Health (Vetcraft), Provincial Government, $1,200.

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LIB

Wilfred Hanbury

Liberal

Mr. HANBURY:

Could the minister inform me which of these offices have beep moved during the past nine months, from what buildings they were moved and to what buildings they moved and on whose recommendation the move was made?

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Supply-Public Works-B.C.

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Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

I am sorry I have not that information here. I can secure it for my hon. friend.

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Item agreed to. British Columbia Argenta-wharf reconstruction, $10,500. Celista-wharf reconstruction, $4,000. Chemainus-renewal of float and approach, $1,700. Columbia river (below Burton)-improvements to diversion work, $1,500. Eagle bay-wharf, $2,500. Fraser river-improvements-under contract,



Fraser river (lower)-operation of snag boat, $30,000. Fraser river-contribution towards protection work at Canoe pass, the municipality of Delta to contribute a like amount-under construction, $2,000. Fraser river-contribution towards protection work at Matsqui, the provincial government, the municipality and the C.N.R. each to contribute a like amount, $3,500. Ginols-wharf repairs, $1,800. Harbours and rivers generally-repairs and improvements, $30,000. Kaslo-wharf reconstruction-under contract,



Magna Bay-wharf reconstruction, $7,000. Minnekliada-wharf reconstruction, $1,600. McDonald's landing - wharf replacement, $1,500. [DOT] Nanaimo-crib, $6,600. New Masset-wharf repairs and float, $1,100. Penticton-breakwater, $1,900. Port Haney-wharf extension. $3,700. Port Moody-wharf repairs, $6,000. Saanichton-wharf repairs, $2,000. Seymour Arm-wharf repairs, $3,300. Sidney wharf repairs, $3,800. Stewart - wharf improvements - under contract, $2,500. Vancouver-Stanley park-foreshore protection, $8,000. Victoria-wharf repairs. $3,100. Victoria harbour-dredging-under contract, $20,000. . William Head-quarantine station-to complete repairs to wharfs, $14,000. - Total, $294,600.


May 1, 1931