April 27, 1921

ACCOUNTS WITH GREAT BRITAIN

L LIB

Mr. TRAHAN:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the Dominion Government finally settled accounts with the Government of Great Britain?

2. If so, at what date?

3. What was the result of that settlement and what is the amount due or acknowledged as due, either by England to Canada or by Canada to England?

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Hon. Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

1. No. i ] '

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Balance due Dominion of Canada as of March 31, 1921, $144,408,746.63. This amount is exclusive of certain outstanding items unadjusted and charged up, such as Rail Shipments and incidental costs, the requisition >of ships of Canadian Register, and adjustment as to rate of exchange, etc.

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REPAYMENT OP GOVERNMENT LOAN

L LIB

Mr. TRAHAN:

Laurier Liberal

1. Did the Government repay, at date of maturity, the twenty-five-million-dollar loan due on April 1 last?

2'. If so, how has the settlement of this loan or debt been financed by the Government?

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Hon. Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

1. Yes.

2. By shipping to New York "free" gold purchased from time to time from Canadian miners and paid for in cash out of ordinary revenue $19,500,000; balance provided for by flotation of temporary treasury bills.

EUROPEAN CREDITS Mr. TRAHAN:

1. How many European countries are indebted to Canada?

2. What is the amount due by each respectively, both as to capital and interest?

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Hon. Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

1. 5, as at March 31, 1921:

2. _*

Name of Principal amount Interest

Country Due DueItaly $ 6,003,301.20 None France 5,648,726.60 NoneBelgium 6,291,225.64 NoneRoumania 20,571,227.23 $1,475,234.96 asof April 1,1921 Greece 7,478,953.39 $ 153,915.63 as

of Dec. 31,1920

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MR. G. M. MURRAY

L LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR (Guysborough) :

Laurier Liberal

1. (a) Was G. M. 'Murray, of 709 Yonge street, Toronto, loaned to the Government in 1919 or 1920? (b) If so, for how long and by whom?

2. Did the Government pay the said G. M. Murray any salary, living allowance or expenses during the said years? If so, how much?

3. What services was he performing for the Government?

4. Is this the same G. M. Murray who was at one time secretary of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association ?

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Subtopic:   MR. G. M. MURRAY
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UNION

Right Hon. Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

1. (a) Mr. G. M. Murray, then secretary of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, was a member of the Canada Registration Board. Mr. Murray was appointed as representing the employers of Canada, precisely as Mr. Tom Moore was appointed as representing the workers of Canada and Mrs. A. Plumptree was appointed as representing the women of Canada, (b) March 4, 1918, to November 18, 1918.

2. Mr. Murray served as a member of the board without remuneration, but received a living allowance of ten dollars per diem when engaged on the work of the board and away from home, together with actual travelling expenses incurred in the service of the board.

3. Answered by No. 1.

4. Answered by No. 1.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- TOURIST CAMPAIGN

L LIB
UNI L

Hon. Mr. REID:

Unionist (Liberal)

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Consider that as a result of campaign many tourists have been attracted to Baie des Ohaleurs district, and as good results expected for the coming season.

4. Canadian National Railways passenger train service will be the same as last year

with an improved service, however, to be given by a sleeping car to be attached triweekly to the Ocean Limited tor operation between Levis and Canrpbellton.

Freight service of the past has been adequate and no change contemplated.

Have no information as to Quebec Oriental and the Atlantic, Quebec and Western Railways.

5. See answer to No. 4.

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GASPE PENINSULA TRAIN SERVICES

L LIB

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure) :

Laurier Liberal

1. Has any rolling1 stock of any description

been leased or sold within the last year to the Quebec Oriental or Atlantic, Quebec and Western Railways? If so, of what description? .

2. Has the Management of the Canadian

2. Has the management of the Canadian National Railways been asked to put a Pullman car service between Montreal and Gasp6 during the summer months? If so, is it the intention to do so this year?

3. Has any action been taken on the report and recommendations of the Chairman of the Board of Railway Commissioners to improve the railway service on the Quebec Oriental and the Atlantic, Quebec and Western Railways?

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Hon. Mr. REID:

Unionist (Liberal)

1. Canadian National Railways recently rented to the Quebec Oriental Railway two coaches and one baggage car.

2. The General Manager of the Quebec Oriental Railway spoke to the officers of the Canadian National Railways about operating sleeping car service between Montreal and Gaspe, but it was decided that such arrangements could not consistently be made.

3. Neither the Government nor the management is in a position to deal with service on railways not included in the Canadian National system. Service on such railways is, however, subject to the jurisdiction of the Dominion Railway Board.

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HUDSON BAY RAILWAY

UNION

Mr. MacNUTT:

Unionist

1. How much money has been expended in connection with the building of the Hudson Bay railroad?

2. How much money 'has been expended in connection with the Hudson Bay railroad terminals?

i3. What is the estimated amount required for the completion of the Hudson Bay railroad, including terminals?

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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

1 and 2:

Hudson Bay Railway... .$14,284,552.62

Hudson Bay Railway-

Port Nelson terminal.. 6,305,891.71

3. It is not possible under present unsettled conditions with respect to material costs, transportation and labour, as well as limited supplies of necessary materials, to estimate accurately the amount which would be required to complete the work. Using original estimates of cost and prewar prices $8,410,000 would he required. Under present conditions the cost would be probably double that sum.

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EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR UNEMPLOYED

April 27, 1921