1. Referring to question answered on April 29th by the Honourable Minister of Finance regarding pension paid to Joseph Marcil, is the amount allowed permanently fixed, or is the case still under consideration?
2. Has the Patriotic Fund investigated the case of L. T. Marcil, .the father of the above-mentioned soldier?
1. The amount is not permanently fixed. The award of pension in this case will be determined by the Board of Pension Commissioners when Mr. Marcil is discharged from treatment which he is now receiving under the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment.
2. The Patriotic Fund was raised by private subscriptions, and consequently is a private fund administered by a board who are in no way responsible to Parliament or to the Dominion Government. The honorary secretary of the fund considers it would not be advisable to disclose its dealings with those to whom assistance has been given.
1 and 2. Total engine switching hours of Canadian Northern and Grand Trunk Pacific Railways at Saskatoon during the month of April were 2,358 hours and 15 minutes. This includes the time occupied assisting passenger trains into and out of Saskatoon and in making transfers between Canadian National and Grand Trunk Pacific, which will be eliminated when new facilities are provided. Figures
for Grand Trunk Pacific could not very well be separated from Canadian Northern as staffs have been amalgamated into one operating unit.
Subtopic: CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- SHUNTING ENGINES
1. What was the estimated cost of that completed portion of the Hamilton-Brantford highway, lying between Paradise road and Binkley's Comers?
2. What is the width of this road?
3. Was it let by public tender, and If so, what tenders were received?
4. Did the lowest tenderer get the contract?
5. What wages per day were paid for teams, labourers, trucks, truck drivers and road inspectors on that completed protion of the Hamilton-Brantford highway?
6. Has there been any reduction made in these wages from those paid last year?
7. What was the price paid for stone?
8. Does the Government allow the use of prison-cracked stone on roads which they have approved ?
9. What system of inspection has the Dominion Department of Public Highways respecting these roads?
10. How does the Dominion Department of Public Highways verify the expenditures of the Department of Public Works of Ontario on highways?
11. What is the mileage of provincial highways in the county of Wentworth and the estimated cost of same?
12. What is the estimated cost, contract price, length, width and kind of road on the provincial highway, which starts at the residence of the Minister of Public Works of Ontario, to the top of the mountain at or near the town of Dundas.
13. What amount of money has been spent on that portion of the Hamilton-Brantford highway between the T. H. & B. railway tracks and the village of Ancaster?
14. What is the route of the Dundas street highway through the county of Wentworth?
1. The retirement of Mr. A. P. Cartier was due to the amalgamation of the Depart-
ment of Inland Revenue with the Department of Customs.
As a result of this reorganization the services of a considerable number of employees of the Inland Revenue Department were rendered unnecessary and their retirement has been authorized accordingly in the public interest.
Mr. Speaker, on various occasions some of my colleagues and myself have asked the right hon. Prime Minister (Mr. Meighen) when we may expect the Judge Snider report. That report is about due, and I hope my right hon. friend will see that it be laid on the Table without our having to press further for it.
(leader of the Opposition) : Mr. Speaker, when I brought up this matter the other day I mentioned that the report we were asking for was an interim report made some time ago which council has already approved. When may we expect to have that interim report laid on the Table?