March 16, 1921

UNION

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

Unionist

1. S. H. Hagerty, Monastery, N.S.; James Dunlap, Leitche's Creek Station, C.B.

2. It is not in the interests of Canadian National Railways to make these tenders public. The contract was let to the lowest tenderer.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MULGRAVE-TENDERS FOR ICE
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TRANSCONTINENTAL ENGINES

L LIB

Mr. DESLAURIERS:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is the Government aware that several engines of the Transcontinental Railway were seriously damaged by frost on account of having been left exposed to the weather during the month of December last at the roundhouse at Parent?

2. If so. why were the said engines not shunted into shelter at the said works?

3. Are the workmen responsible for this damage still in the employ of the Government?

4. What was the approximate cost of repairing these locomotives?

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Subtopic:   TRANSCONTINENTAL ENGINES
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. No.

2, 3, 4. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   TRANSCONTINENTAL ENGINES
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INDIAN COMMISSIONER AT REGINA

L LIB

Mr. CARDIN:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the Government purchased a house in Regina for the Indian Commissioner?

2. If so, who was the house purchased from and what was the price paid?

3. Does the Commissioner pay rent to the Government for the house?

4. Does the Government supply the said Commissioner with a motor car and chauffeur?

5. If so, what was the cost of the motor car and what salary is paid the chauffeur?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INDIAN COMMISSIONER AT REGINA
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UNION

Hon. Mr. TOLMIE: (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. James F. Bryant, $12,500, which is chargeable to profits of Greater Production.

3. No; the house continues the free residence provided at File Hills before his transfer.

4. The commissioner provides a car, for the use of which, on official business, he is allowed $60 a month for ten months. The reply to the second part of this question is in the negative.

5. Answered by the above.

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Subtopic:   INDIAN COMMISSIONER AT REGINA
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POLISH IMMIGRANTS

L LIB

Mr. PEDLOW:

Laurier Liberal

1. Did the Government recently refuse admission into 'Canada of a large number of Polish immigrants ?

2. If so, how many were rejected and for what reasons?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POLISH IMMIGRANTS
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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID (Grenville) :

From 1st October 1920 to 28th February,

1921, inclusive.

1 & 2. Polish-

Indirect passage 12

Lack of funds

10Lack of passport

4Physically defective

1

Polish Jews-

Accompanying 1

Conjunctivitis 1

Feeble minded 1

Gonorrhoea 1

Illiteracy 3

Indirect passage 6

Lack of funds

28Lack of passport

6Stowaway

1Trachoma

1. 49Total

76

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POLISH IMMIGRANTS
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GRAND TRUNK PENSIONS

L LIB

Mr. TOBIN:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the arbitrator representing the Government in connection with the arbitration to determine the value of the Grand Trunk Railway System received instructions to take into consideration or make any allowance for the pensions due by the Grand Trunk Railway Co., to the employees of that system prior to the general strike of said employees in the year 1910?

2. Has the Government decided to re-establish for the said employees the pensions from which they were deprived at the time of the said strike ?

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Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK PENSIONS
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. The Solicitor representing the Government has received instructions to bring before the Board of Arbitrators the matter of the striking employees of 1910.

2. The Government cannot consider this matter until they take possession of the road after the decision of the arbitrators.

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Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK PENSIONS
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RICHMOND-QUEBEC-RUNNING RIGHTS

L LIB

Mr. TOBIN:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the Government received any application from any railway company for running rights over the Grand Trunk Railway tracks from the Town of Richmond to the City of

Quebec?

2. If so, from what company?

3. If not, would such an application be con sidered?

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Subtopic:   RICHMOND-QUEBEC-RUNNING RIGHTS
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. No.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1. .

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Subtopic:   RICHMOND-QUEBEC-RUNNING RIGHTS
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' RURAL MAIL CARRIERS

L LIB

Mr. TOBIN:

Laurier Liberal

1. What is the average rate per mile paid to the rural mail carriers throughout the Dominion?

2. What is the average rate paid to rural mail carriers in the Province of Quebec?

3. What is the average rate per mile paid to rural mail carriers in the County of Richmond and Wolfe?

4. Is it the intention of the Government to establish a fixed rate per mile for the payment of rural mail carriers in Canada?

5. If so, what will be the said rate?

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Subtopic:   ' RURAL MAIL CARRIERS
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UNION

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

Unionist

Right Hon. Mr. DOHERTY:

1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. The rate paid to rural mail carriers throughout the Dominion is decided by the system of public tendering. On account of varied conditions such as scarcity or abundance of labour, state of roads, cost of horse feed, etc., in the different localities, the adoption of a fixed rate per mile would be unsatisfactory, unfair and impracticable. There being no uniformity in the rates paid, any figures regarding average rates for the whole Dominion or

IMr. J. D. Reid.]

even one particular province or district could not be anything but misleading.

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Subtopic:   ' RURAL MAIL CARRIERS
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AMALGAMATION OF OFFICES IN POST OFFICE

March 16, 1921