May 15, 1919

SENATE BILLS.

FIRST READING.


Bill No. 108, for the.relief of Mary King. -Mr. Ross. Bill No. 109, for the relief of William Herman Depper.-Mr. Cronyn. Bill No. 110, for the relief of William Rogers Latimer.-Mr. Fripp. Bill No. 112, for the relief of William Pinkerton.-Mr. Mowat.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by asterisks.)


CANADIAN NORTHERN RAIDWAY SYSTEM.

L LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish and Guys-borough):

Laurier Liberal

1. What was the aggregate amount of fixed charges (interest or securities) on the Canadian Northern Railway System for the yearending December 31. 191S?

2. With reference to the statement of the Honourable Minister of Railways (page 1678 Hansard) that the net earnings of the Canadian Northern Railway System for the calendar year of 1918 were $3,562,303.4'0, did the minister make provision in striking this balance for the .payment of the said fixed charges?

3. If not, what would be the deficit for the said year after all fixed charges were provided for?

4. With reference to the statement of the minister that the Government has not assumed the outstanding liabilities of the Canadian Northern System, is it possible for the Government to nationalize and become the owners of this railway system without assuming its liabilities?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NORTHERN RAIDWAY SYSTEM.
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UNION

Hon. J. D. REID: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. The amount of fixed charges on the Canadian Northern railway system for year ended December 31, 1918, is $17,735,522.31. Included in this amount is interest payable to Government amounting to $3,900,529.15.

2. No.

3. The deficit for year 1918 after the fixed charges were provided for is $14,333,085.07.

4. The Dominion Government are shareholders of the Canadian Northern railway, and as such do not necessarily assume all its liabilities.

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LAND GRANTS TO REDIGIOU'S DENOMINATIONS.

UNION

Mr. BOYCE:

Unionist

1. How many grants of land have been made to religious denominations anidl institutions by the Federal Government since 1896?

2. What was the amount of each grant?

3. When, and to what religious denomination or institutions was it made, and1 where located ?

4. Have requests been made for grants which have not been acceded to?

5. If so, by whom and where located?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. MEIGHEN: (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Unionist

1. 290.

2. Answered by No. 3.

3. Schedule attached. (Placed.on Clerk's table.)

4 and 5. No record kept ef requests for grants which have not been acceded to.

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Subtopic:   LAND GRANTS TO REDIGIOU'S DENOMINATIONS.
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS.


Mr. PEDiLOW: For a copy of all letters, telegrams, reports, letters of reference, agreement, correspondence, and other documents between Dr. P. Montizam-bert, Director of the Bureau of Public Health, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Immigration; regarding the appointment of Dr. W. H. Drury to position of Assistant Medical Superintendent and Bacteriologist at William Head Quarantine Station, Victoria, B.C.; and Professor Gunn, Secretary of American Journal of Public Health, the Principal of Institute Technology, Cambridge, Mass. ; the Principals of Harvard and .McGill Universities, Dr. R. Nelson, of William Head Quarantine Station, Victoria, B.C'., Military Officers, of Victoria, B.C., and elsewhere. Report of investigation held at request of Dr. Drury, by A. B. Cook, at Victoria, B.C'., on December 30 and 31, 1918. Letters from Hon. A. J. Calder in reference to this subject and investigation, covering the period from January, 1917, up to present date.


L LIB

John Ewen Sinclair

Laurier Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish and Guys-borough):

For a return showing the quantities of fresh (frozen) and salt fish shipped from Canada to England, France and other allied countries overseas, under the direction of the Canadian Government, during the war, distinguishing between salt and fresh fish ; also setting forth the quantities supplied to the Canadian troops overseas and the quantity sold to the ordinary consumer ; also a statement, in detail showing the names and Post Office addresses of the parties from whom the said fish was purchased and the prices paid therefor, respectively.

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COMMITTEE ON FISHERIES.


On the Orders of the Day:


UNI L

William Stevens Fielding

Unionist (Liberal)

Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Shelburne and Queen's):

May I be permitted to call the attention of the Acting Prime Minister (Sir Thomas White) to an omission in the matter of a committee? It has been customary during the last two sessions for the Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Mr. Ballantyne) to be a member of the Committee on Fisheries, but by some accident his name has not been included this session. I would think it very desirable that the minister should be a member of that Committee, and 1 would suggest that the Acting Prime Minister move for the addition of his name.

Sir THOMiAIS WHITE (Acting Prime Minister): I am glad my hon. friend has

, drawn the matter to my attention. I shall make the motion to-morrow.

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SUPPLY BILL.


Sir THOMAS WHITE moved the third reading of Bill No. 113 granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial year ended the 31st March, 1919. Motion agreed to, Bill read the third time and passed.


FERTILIZERS ACT AMENDMENT.

May 15, 1919