April 11, 1916

LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

I would like to inquire if

the Acting Minister of Railways has taken any steps to straighten out the tangle that has arisen between the Canadian Government railways and the Canadian Pacific Railway in regard to the handing over by the Canadian Pacific Railway to the Intercolonial Railway of freight destined for points on the Intercolonial, particularly in the Maritime Provinces. A number of reports have recently appeared in the press to the effect that the Canadian Pacific Railway has placed an embargo upon freight received for the Intercolonial, claiming that it has between six and seven hundred cars of loaded freight which the Canadian Gov-eri ment railways are unable to accept. 1 notice from some interviews given by Mr. Neillie and Mr. Guteilius of the Intercolonial Railway that such is not the case; that if there is any congestion of traffic on the Canadian Pacific railway, it is because that railway has not handed over in proper manner to the Intercolonial the freight that is destined for that railway. As a result, business men and manufacturers, in the Maritime Provinces particularly, have been very seriously handicapped, and because of this freight being tied up-

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CON

Auguste-Charles-Philippe-Robert Landry (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. It is out of order to enter into a debate. The hon. gentleman can put a question to the minister.

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp

Liberal

Mk. GOPP:

I do not want to trespass

upon the rules at all; I merely wanted to give the information I had and the reason why I was asking the question. The information was given me by some of my constituents, who asked me to draw the attention of the minister to the situation and see if he has the information to give as to why this freight has been held up as it has been during the past week or two, and if he can do anything to remedy the great inconvenience.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

The matter was brought to

my attention, and I noticed several articles in the newspapers. The hon. member knows, if he has read those articles, as I have no doubt he has, that there is a difference of opinion as to who is at fault. The Intercolonial officials blame the Canadian

Pacific officials and the Canadian Pacific officials blame the Intercolonial officials.

My information from the Intercolonial management is to the effect-and the articles in the newspapers were to the same effect-that it was the fault of the Canadian Pacific Railway-that they did not shunt the cars over to the Intercolonial railway. However, the number of cars delayed at Ste. Rosalie was much less than the hon. gentleman mentioned, five or six hundred-

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LIB
CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

Our officials claimed less. The Intercolonial moved two hundred cars a day. I took the matter up with the management when I noticed these articles in the newspapers, and I understand that any delay at Ste. Rosalie is being attended to by the management, and that there is no fear of further difficulty.

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp

Liberal

Mr. COPP:

Has the hon. minister information that a prominent industry at Amherst was forced to close because of the delay?

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

I have not heard of any industries along the Intercolonial being closed down.

J. P. DIOMNE vs. THE KING.

On the Orders of the Day:

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LIB

Charles Arthur Gauvreau

Liberal

Mr. GATJVREAU:

In a paper brought down yesterday, I asked for the production of a telegram to the Minister of Justice. The answer given was "No correspondence." May I ask the Minister of Justice if he is only playing on the word? Does he mean to say that he has not received any telegram?

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

I received no telegram, or letter, or communication of any kind, on the subject referred to. I was not quite sure whether there was any correspondence written, as the return showed neither letter nor telegram. I have received none myself, and the department has received none.

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VANCOUVER MUNITION WORKERS IN BRITAIN.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

May I ask the Acting

Minister of Militia if he can give me a list of the munition workers who went from Vancouver to the old country to help in the manufacture of munitions there? Payments have been made to the relatives of

these munition workers, and so I presume there is a list in the hon. gentleman's department.

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CON

Albert Edward Kemp (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. KEMP:

I will make inquiry about

the matter to which the hon. gentleman refers.

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CIVIL SERVICE MESSENGERS.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Joseph Arthur Calixte Éthier

Liberal

Mr. ETHIER:

I desire to call the attention of the Government, especially of the Secretary of State, to a letter which was published in the Evening Journal of the 17th of February last, making an appeal to the Government on behalf of the messengers. This question may appear to some to be of slight importance, but, as it affects a very important portion of the Civil Service, I should like to read this letter and ask the Government what it intends to do.

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CON

Auguste-Charles-Philippe-Robert Landry (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. May I ask the

hon. member if the letter is signed?

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LIB

Joseph Arthur Calixte Éthier

Liberal

Mr. ETHIER:

The letter was published, addressed to the minister, and signed " Humanity."

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CON

Auguste-Charles-Philippe-Robert Landry (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I think that to read

such a letter is out of order.

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April 11, 1916