October 22, 1919

SOLDIERS' CIVIL RE-ESTABLISHMENT.


Hon. J. A. CALDER (Minister of Immigration and Colonization) presented the third report of the special committee on Bill No. 10, an Act to amend the Soldiers' Civil Re-Establishment Act, as follows: Tour committee, in accordance with a resolution adopted at their morning: .session, on Tuesday, 21st of October, recommend that 3,000 extra copies in English, and 1,000 copies in French, of their final report, be printed for distribution, and that Rule 74 relating thereto be suspended. On the motion that the report be concurred in:


UNION

James Alexander Calder (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Unionist

Mr. CALDER:

Mr. Speaker, in connection with this motion I think I should state that the committee working on this Bill had previously arranged for the printing of some 300 copies of our proceedings from day to day. That, of course, will cover our report, but undoubtedly there will be a fairly large demand for copies of this report just as soon as it is ready for distribution and for this reason the committee thought it advisable to ask the House for authority, when the report is being printed, to have 3,000 copies printed in English and French for distribution. That number will undoubtedly be necessary.

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UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

This motion can only be entertained by leave of the House.

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L LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Laurier Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

Might I ask the minister when he will be able to present his final report on this inquiry?

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UNION

James Alexander Calder (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Unionist

Mr. CALDER:

It is somewhat difficult to state exactly when we will have finished our work. The committee has 'been meeting three times a day almost since it was appointed. Personally, I am inclined to the view that within the course of, say, a few days we will have completed our work. There would then be some work in connection with getting our report -into final shape, but towards the end of this week I think our work will be completed.

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Motion agreed to.


REPORT PRESENTED.


Report of Census of Industry for 1917, part iv, section 3 Sir George Foster.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by asterisks.)


DOMINION AND RAILWAY FINANCES.

L LIB

Mr. McKENZIE:

Laurier Liberal

1. What was the gross ind ebtedness of Canada on- the 1st day of April, A.D., 1919?

2. What was the gross indetedness of Canada on the 1st day of April, A.D., 1914?

3. What was the total expenditure of the Canadian Government for the fiscal year ending April 1, 1911?

4. What was the total expenditure of the Canadian Government for the fiscal year ending April 1, 1914?

5. What were the total revenues of Canada for each financial year from and including, A.D. 1896. to and including A.D. 1919, and the total expenditure in said financial years?

6. What was the total gross indetedness of Canada on the 1st day of September, AD. 1919?

7. When was the Canadian Northern Railway system taken over by the Government?

8. What was the total indebtedness of the said system at said date?

9. What was the total Income or earnings of the said system during the last business year of its operations?

10. What were the expenditures of all kinds in connection with the said system during the last business year of its operations?

11. What was the total sum expended on Government owned or controlled railways during the last railway business year?

12. What was the total income or earnings from said roads during the last railway business year, giving the earnings and expenditure of each system separately?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. REID: (Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. $2,676,635,724.77 (1919).

2. $544,391,368.86.

3. $122,861,250.46.

4. $186,241,047.63.

5.

Year ended

1896

1897

1898

1899

1900

1901

1902

1903

1904

1905

1906

1907, 9 mos

1908

1909

1910

1911

1912

1913

1914

1915

1916

1917

1918

1919

March 31st.

Expenditure chargeable to Consolidated Fund.

Expenditure chargeable to Capital.

War

Expenditure.

Total

Expenditure.

$ cts. 36,949,142 03 38,349,759 84 38,832,525 70 41,903,500 54 42,975,279 51 46,866,367 84 50,759,391 97 51,691,902 76 55,612,832 70 63,319,682 86 67,240,640 95 51,542,161 09 76,741,451 59 84,064,232 38 79,411,747 12 87,774,198 32 98,161,440 77 112,059,537 41 127,384,472 99 135,523,206 54 130,350,726 90 148,599,343 23 178,284,312 83 232,731,282 38

$ cts. 3,781,311 21 3,523,160 23 4,143,503 39 5,936,242 94 7,468,843 24 7,695,488 34 10,078,638 06 7,052,724 58 7,881,718 54 11,933,491 91 11,913,871 11 11,329,143 82 30,429,906 86 42,593,166 97 29,756,353 38 30,852,963 38 30,939,575 95 27,206,046 13 37,180,175 93 41,447,320 03 38,566,950 50 26,880,031 51 43,111,903 63 25,031,266 30

$ cts.

60,750,476 01 166,197,755 47 306,488,814 63 343,836,801 98 446,519,439 48

S cts. 40,730,453 24 41,862,920 07

42.976.029 09 47,839,843 48 50,444,122 75 54,561,856 18

60.838.030 03 58,744,627 34 53,494,541 24 75,253,173 77 79,154,512 06 62,872,304 91

107,071,358 45 126,657,399 25 109,168,101 50 118,627,161 70 129,100,016 72 139,265,583 5V 164,564,648 92 237,721,002 58 235,115,432 87 481,968,189 36 565,233,018 44 698,281,988 16

2,077,029,140 85

496,733,897 04

3,897,556,326 36

Year. Total Receipts.

1895-96

1896-97

1897-98

1898-99..

1899-00

19 00-01 .. 52,514,701.13

1901-02 .. 58,050,790.03

1902-03 .. 66,037,068.93

1903-04 .. 70,669,872.72

1904-05 .. 71,182,738.60'

1905-06

1906-07 9 mos.. . . , .. 67,969,328.29

1907-08 .. 96,054,505.81

1908-09 .. 85,093,404.35

1909-10 .. 101,503,710.93

1910-11

1911-12 .. 136,108,217.36

1912-13 .. 168,689,903.45

1913-14

1914-15 .. 133,073,481.73

1915-16 .. 172,147,838.27

12. -

Tear. Total Receipts.

1916- 17

232,701,294.001917- 18

260,778,952.5'51918- 19

312,946,747.18

6. $3,080,391,478.25.

7. The Government received the controlling interest in the stock of the Canadian Northern railway on October 1, 1917.

8. $434,312,747.34.

9. $49,062,712.50. Year 1918.

10. $85,821,628.78. Year 1918, which includes fixed charges, capital betterments and new equipment.

11. Canadian Northern Railway system, year 1918, $85,821,628.78. Canadian Government railways, ending March 31, 1919, $68,747,919.10.

Year 1918. Year ending March 31,1919.

Can. Nor. Ry. Can. Govt. Railways.

$ cts. 49,062,712 50 45,662,275 26 $ cts. 37,905,973 88 43,696,936 02

Oper. expenses

Net earnings

3,400,437 24 Def. 5,791,138 14

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY BRIDGES.

L LIB

Mr. DESLAURIERS:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is the Government aware that the two bridges of the C.N.R. railway which unite Montreal to Charlemagne are very dangerous and that every day automobiles and vehicles are breaking through the pavement?

2. Is it the intention of the Government to repair the said pavement as soon as possible?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. REID: (Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. The roadways of these bridges have been inspected and temporary repairs made, and sufficient material has been ordered to redeck bridges mentioned.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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BAMFIELD LIFE SAVING STATION.

UNION

Henry Herbert Stevens

Unionist

Mr. STEVENS:

Having reference to an answer to a question by the Minister of Marine given on the 18th September last, and appearing on page 442 of the Hansard and reading as follows:-

" It is not the intention of the Government

to close the Bamfield Life-Saving Station."

1. Is the Government aware that the said Life-Saving Station has been closed?

2. If so, when were instructions issued to this effect and on whose authority?

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UNION

William Findlay Maclean

Unionist

Hon. Mr. MACLEAN (for Hon. Mr. Ballantyne) :

1 and 2. The operation of this station was temporarily suspended on August 15, 1919.

Applications have been invited to fill the positions of crew at the station with a view to put it in operation for the coming winter.

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October 22, 1919