EXPRESS, PASSENGER AND FREIGHT RATES ON RAILWAYS.
Mr. REID (Mackenzie).
1. Are the rates (passenger, express and freight) on the Intercolonial railway under the control of the Board of Railway Commissioners?
2. If not, why not?
3. If so, on what date were they brought under cont.ol?
4. Are the local rates and through rates on freight the same as are charged on the C.P.R. on the prairie sections?
5. Are the express rates the same as are charged by the C.P.R. on the prairie sections?
6. Are the following figures as given by the Hon. T. A. Crerar in the House on October 20th correct, viz: That the rate charged on the C.P.R. for freight was 18 per cent higher than it was on the Intercolonial railway; and the average passenger rate was 24 per cent higher on the C.P.R. than it was on the Intercolonial railway?
7. What is the total mileage of the above railway?
QUEBEC AND SAGUENAY RAILWAY.
* Mr. CASGRAIN:
1. Does the Government intend to discontinue the service of the trains of the Quebec and Saguenay railway between Quebec and Murray Bay?
2. If so, why?
3. Is it the intention of the Government to operate trains between Quebec and Murray Bay only twice or three times a week?
4. If so, why?
PAYMENT TO PATHESCOPB COMPANY
* Mr. MURPHY:
1. Referring to a return presented to the House on the 5th instant containing the terms of an agreement made with the Pathescope Company, and to the statement therein that $5,000 had been expended by the Department of Public Information in connection with the moving picture business over and above the amount paid to the Pathescope Company:- What are the details of the said payment of $5,000?
2. To whom was the said payment made, ani on what date?
3. Out of what fund was the said amount taken, and upon what authority?
EXPORT OF COAL INTO CANADA.
Mr. KENNEDY, M.P.:
1. Have the Government any information as to the possibility and probability of a stoppage in the immediate future of the export of coal from the United States into Canada?
2. If so, what measures have the Government taken to arrange for a supply of the fuel necessary for Canada?
3. If the Government have taken no measures to ensure a supply of fuel, do they propose to do so, and how soon?
AMERICANS IN FIRST CONTINGENT.
* Mr. CASGRAIN:
1. IS it true that the Government, through the Department of Marine and Fisheries, Trade and Commerce, and through the Post Office Department, have received demands from the Gulf St. Lawrence Shipping & Trading Company To charter to said company the C. G. S. steamer " Champlain " ?
2. If so, has the Government given any answer to the said company and what was the same?
3. What is the intention of the Government as to the operation of a line of steamboats by the Government between Murray Bay and Tadoussac?