February 26, 1914

CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. Nothing to date. -

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER DRILL HALL SITE.
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IMPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES.

LIB

Mr. MICHAUD:

Liberal

1. What is the total value of all goods imported into Canada from the United States during the last fiscal year?

2. What is the total amount of duties paid on same?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES.
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CON

Mr. REID: (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. $455,322,535.

2. $68,929,805.04.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES.
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THE FARMERS BANK.


Mr. ALEX. CHISHOLM: 1. Is it the intention of the Government to compensate the shareholders of the Farmers Bank for the double liability as well as the original paid-up subscriptions? 2. What relief, or assistance, if any, is it proposed to give to the shareholders? 3. Are the shareholders who lost the money they invested, and have also had to pay the double liability, to be treated differently by the Government, from the depositors in said bank?


CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. It is not the intention of the Government to make any grant in relief of the shareholders of the Farmers Bank.

2 and 3. Answered by answer to No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE FARMERS BANK.
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EXPENSES OF POSTMASTER GENERAL.

LIB

Mr. LANCTOT:

Liberal

1. Did the Postmaster General take a trip or trips in the Canadian West and other parts of the country with the Right Hon. Herbert Samuel, Postmaster General of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, during the year 1913?

2. How many stenographers and servants accompanied him and what were the travelling expenses of such stenographers and servants?

3. Was the Postmaster General accompanied by ladies, and what are their names?

4. What amount has the Government paid as expenses for that trip?

5. Were the expenses of that trip shared by the Government of Great Britain and Ireland?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXPENSES OF POSTMASTER GENERAL.
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Mr. PELLETIER: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes; the Right Hon. Mr. Samuel

was the official guest of the Canadian Government, and the Postmaster General of Canada accompanied him. Both postmasters general were accompanied officially by two gentlemen, acting as their private secretaries. .

2. No stenographers, but there were two porters on the car, as is usual in such cases.

3. No ladies were present officially on that occasion.

4. $1,338.77.

5. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXPENSES OF POSTMASTER GENERAL.
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SEABOARD GRAIN INSPECTION.

LIB

Mr. NEELY:

Liberal

1. Has the Government been urged to have a reinspection at the seaboard of western grain? If so, who made the request?

2. Does the Government intend to establish this inspection at the seaboard?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SEABOARD GRAIN INSPECTION.
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CON

Mr. FOSTER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No, though the subject has been discussed by various persons.

2. Not at present.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SEABOARD GRAIN INSPECTION.
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DISMISSAL,.

LIB

*Mr. J. J. HUGHES:

Liberal

1. Who recommended the dismissal of Alex. McRae, late lighthouse keeper at Point Prim, Prince Edward Island?

2. Who recommended the appointment of his successor?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL,.
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CON

John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

1 and 2. Mr. A. A. M Lean, M.P., and Mr. Donald Nicholson, M.P.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL,.
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UNOPPOSED AND UNDISCUSSED MOTIONS.


Mr. Turgeon.-For a return showing:-1. How many temporary clerks were employed in the library of Parliament during the sessions of 1911-1912 and 1912-1913, their names and the salary paid to each for such service, and the total so paid. 2. How many temporary clerks are at present so employed, their names and salaries respectively. 3. If any temporary clerks were employed in said library, during the session of 1910-1911; if so, how many. 4. What was the then number of permanent clerks in the library, and the present number of temporary clerks employed in said library. 5. Why temporary clerks are employed in said library in positions superior to and at higher pay than that paid to permanent clerks. Mr. Middlebro.-For a return showing:-1. The average cost per mile of construction of the Canadian Pacific railway from its inception to date; 2. The average cost per mile in the last ten years; 3. The average rental per mile of lines leased by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, and the names of such leased lines; 4. The rental paid by the Canadian Pacific railway for the Toronto, Grey and Bruce railway from Toronto to Owen Sound. Mr. Middlebro.-For a return showing:-1. Who were, from incorporation, and who are, the officers and directors of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company; 2. The amount of capital stock of said company, the amount paid up, and who are the holders of such paid up stock, and the amount held, and still held, by each; 3. If this company, or a subsidiary company, has contracted to build any portion of the National Transcontinental railway; and, if so, the total amount of their contracts for such work: 4. What portion of such contracts or work was sublet, and on such sublet contracts what profit was made by the said company. Mr. Neely.-For a return showing:-1. What chartered banks in Canada have gone into liquidation since Confederation, and at what date in each case; 2. The loss in each case to the depositors, the note holders and the stock holders respectively; 3. Yhat relief, if any, was given in each case by the Government to any of the parties suffering loss. Mr. Aikins.-For a return showing:-1. The freight rates charged during the years 1912 and 1913, on wheat from Canadian ports to ports in the United Kingdom by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's Steamship Lines, the Allan Steamships Line and the Canadian Northern Railway Company's Steamship Lines; 2. The profits made by the freight boats of the said several lines which carried wheat alone or with other freight. Mr. Aikins.-For a return showing:-The freight rates charged during the years 1912 and 1913 on wheat from Fort William or Port Arthur to ports on the Georgian bay and Canadian ports on lake Huron and lake Erie, by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Line, the Northern Navigation Company, the Merchants' Mutual Line, Inland Lines, and the Canadian Lake Line.


ELECTION LAWS COMMITTEE.

CON

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY moved:

That a select committee composed of Messrs. Northrup, Maclean' (Halifax), Murphy, McKay, Carvell, Robidoux and the mover be appointed to inquire into the operation of the Act relating to the election of Members of this House, and into the practice and procedure in connection with election petitions; and to consider what changes are desirable therein, with power to send Jor persons, papers and records, to examine witnesses under oath, and to report from time to time.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ELECTION LAWS COMMITTEE.
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February 26, 1914