March 16, 1921

REPORTS AND PAPERS


First Report of the Select Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce.-Mr. Cockshutt. Report of proceedings of the Conference on International Finance.-Sir Henry Drayton.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


GAS PE RAILWAY SERVICE

L LIB

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure) :

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the attention of the Government been called to the following recommendation made by the Quebec Board of Trade to the chairman and members of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada, on February 3rd, 1921:

"We would also ask your commission to lend its influence in favour of the effort now being made by the Quebec Board of Trade, to remedy the painful situation in which the large population of the GaspO peninsula-nearly 80,000

now find themselves owing to defective railway service and the absence of cold storage and refrigerator car service, needed to give their fisheries, which for two centuries have been amongst the most important in the world, an opportunity to furnish the cheap food of fresh fish to Canadian cities, and at the same time the fisherman of GaspS coast a fair price for his catch. He now gets one-fifth of the price earned by the fishermen at Prince Rupert, who has these facilities. Our suggestion is that the Dominion Government should take over the 200 miles of railway from Mata-pfdia to GaspO, which runs for its entire length within sight of the fishing boat, and make it part of the Government Railway System."

2. If so, is it the intention of the Government to take any action?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. REID: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. The Government is not, at present, in a position to take over these railways.

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QUEBEC AND SAGUENAY RAILWAY

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. When did the Government, through the Canadian National Railways, take possession of the Quebec and Saguenay railway?

2. How many passengers have been carried on the said railway from the 17th March, 1920, to date?

3. What have been the net earnings of the said railway since that date?

4. What are the salaries paid monthly to the different station agents or caretakers along the line of the said railway?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. REID: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. Under Order-in-Council, September 24, 1919, the Quebec and Saguenay railway was transferred to Canadian National Railways for operation. As the road was still under construction and being operated by the contractors, that arrangement continued until completion of construction, October 1, 1920, when road was put into operation by Canadian National Railways management.

2. 39,742 passengers were carried from March 1st to December 31st, 1920.

3. Operating deficit March 1st to December 31st, 1920, $35,869.62.

4. Schedule rates.

Dr. MICHAEL FISET

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L LIB

Mr. LAVIGUEUR:

Laurier Liberal

1. What is the total amount of disbursements made to Dr. Michael Fiset of Quebec by the Postmaster General or any other minister since the 18th April, 1914?

2. How many reports have been issued to the Postmaster General or any other Minister of the Crown by Dr. Fiset since the date of his appointment by Order in Council of April 18, 1917?

3. For what length of time Is Dr. Fiset supposed to give his services for which he receives the sum of $2,800 per annum?

4. Are there other officials, in any other part of the Dominion, who occupy a position of a similar nature to that held by Dr. Fiset?

5. Is it the intention of the Postmaster General to keep the said Dr. Fiset in the present position at a salary of $2,800 per annum?

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Hon. S@

Departments Generally-

1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. No information.

Post Office Department

1. Salary, $19,234.44. Bonus, $304.00.

2. None, to the knowledge of this department.

3. Full time.

4. No.

5. Dr. Fiset has been recommended for retirement from the Service, such retirement to take effect from the 31st March, 1921.

Department of Marine and Fisheries-

1. 1914 $64.50.

2, 3, 4 and 5. No information.

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RETURNED MEN AS PERMANENT CIVIL SERVANTS

UNION

William Findlay Maclean

Unionist

Mr. MACLEAN (York):

Has the Post Office Department taken advantage of the Civil Service Act passed on September, 10th, 1919, as it applies to making returned men permanent who have given six months' satisfactory service? If not, why?

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UNION

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

Unionist

Right Hon. Mr. DOHERTY:

There is no provision in the Act referred to which would make it possible to appoint returned men, who have given six months' satisfactory service, to the permanent staff, except when vacancies occur and where men employed in a temporary capacity have qualified for permanent appointment by passing the necessary Civil Service Examination, and can be recommended.

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PRINCE RUPERT LAND PURCHASE

L LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Laurier Liberal

1. What is the amount which the Government has paid to Vernon W. Smith for a piece of land measuring about 100 by 100 feet at Prince Rupert, British Columbia?

2. What other amount has been paid for excavating said piece of land?

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Hon. W. McCURDY: (Minister of Public Works)

Nationalist Liberal

1. Purchased in April, 1913. Amount paid $95,000.

2. $20,005.51.

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MULGRAVE-TENDERS FOR ICE

L LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish and Guys-borough):

Laurier Liberal

1. Wh*tt are the names of all parties who tendered for supplying ice for the Canadian Government Railway at Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, for the present season?

2. What were the respective amounts of said tenders?

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March 16, 1921