June 1, 1921

LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Why do you not move the head office of the Canadian National railways to Montreal? You would then be sure of having your translation work properly done.

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L LIB

Henri-Edgar Lavigueur

Laurier Liberal

Mr. LAVIGUEUR:

When the Quebec bridge was built, space was left for a highway, but that highway has not been finished. Is it the intention of the minister to complete it?

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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

That matter has never been brought to my attention before. I will take it up and see what the situation is.

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David Arthur Lafortune

Laurier Liberal

Mr. LAFORTUNE:

I hope the committee will allow me two or three minutes in which to. submit a petition I have received from the citizens of Ville Lasalle. I have reference to the town of La Salle which is next to Lachine. The resolution in question was passed at a meeting the proceedings of which are recorded as follows:

Province of Quebec, >

District of Montreal, ville Lasalle,

Office of the Municipal 'Council of the town of LaSalle.

Monthly and regular meeting of the Municipal Council of ville LaSalle, held on Wednesday, the 11th day of May, 1921, at eight o'clock p.m., in the hall of the Municipal Council of ville LaSalle, No. 13, Strathyre avenue, in the town of ville LaSalle, according to the provisions of the charts of the town.

At which meeting were present: His Honour the Mayor Anatole 'Carignan, and the Councillors Francois Xavier BSlanger, Cecil Platt [Newman, Charles Jean Mathieu, Malcolm Hodge, Thomas R. Smith, and Napoleon Alfred D'Amour, forming the whole of the imemlbers of this council, under the chairmanship of His Honour the Mayor Anatole Carignan.

F. Lafleur, the secretary-treasurer, is present.

Mr. S. A. Pelletier, legal adviser to the town, is present.

A report of the last meeting is read and approved.

Moved by Councillor N. A. D'Amour, seconded tby Councillor F. X. Bfilanger:

Whereas, St. Patrick street, along the south side of Lachine canal, within the limits of ville LaSalle is used for purposes of the canal.

Whereas the traffic on that street is very heavy and the street deteriorates very quickly.

Whereas the cost of maintenance of that street affects seriously the town's flnanow.

Whereas the town has rebuilt the surface of that part of the street east of the lift bridge opposite ville Saint-Pierre.

Whereas it is only just that the Government should help to repair that part of the street west of the lift bridge.

Resolved, that the Dominion Government Ibe requested to grant a certain amount of money to that town in order to help it to rebuild the surface of that part of St. Patrick street west of the lift bridge, which is in a very bad condition.

Carried

Ville LaSalle, May 13, mi.

True copy.

F. Lafleur, (Secretary-treasurer,

Ville LaSalle.

I wish to say that the traffic near the Lachine canal is so heavy that the street is considerably damaged every day by the heavy trucks, express wagons, and other conveyances passing through the town on the way to the canal. I hope the minister will look into this matter because it is only just that something should be done to help the municipality in the repair of that street. The property belongs to the Government, and such being the case it is only fair that they should come to the rescue of the corporation and do something in the desired direction. I will place the documents before the minister, together with a plan showing the portion of the street which is so much damaged. I am quite sure that when he considers the matter he will come to the decision to aid La Salle.

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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

If the hon. member will kindly send me the plan I will take it up with the officials and see if we cannot dc something to carry out the hon. member's request.

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Georges Henri Boivin (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Laurier Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Shall the item carry?

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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

I move to amend the item as follows:

Insert after the word " the," in the sixth line, the words " Canadian National Railway Company, the."

Insert after the word " the,'* in the eigth line, the words "Canadian National ;Railway system or the."

Insert after the word " system," in the ninth line, the words " or any of them."

Insert after the word " of," in the twenty-first line, the words " the Canadian National Railway Company or."

Insert between the words " the," and "Grand," in the twenty-ninth line, the words "Canadian National Railway Company or the."

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Amendment agreed to. Item as amended agreed to. Loan not exceeding $26,000,000, repayable on demand with interest at the rate of six per cent per annum, payable half-yearly, to be used (where amounts available from net operating earnings may be insu..cient) to meet expenditures made or indebtedness incurred at any time (by or on behalf of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company or any company comprised in the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway system, (excluding herefrom, however, guarantees by the Grand Trunk Railway Company which are provided if-or in item (if) of the next preceding vote), on any of the following accounts:- (a) operating deficits, (b) acquisition of .property, materials and supplies, (c) interest on notes, (securities or obligations, (dj the principal and interest of maturing or matured loans, secured or unsecured, (e) construction and betterments; such loan to be secured by mortgage or mortgages upon the undertaking of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company on such -terms and conditions as the Governor in Council may approve. The loan or assistance herein authorized may be made in cash or by way of guarantee, or partly in cash and partly by guarantee, in the discretion of the Governor in Council. Any guarantee from time to time given under the authority herein may be of the principal and interest of the notes, obligations or securities of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, and may be signed by the Minister ,of Finance, on behalf of His Majesty, in such -form and on such terms and conditions as the Governor in Council may approve.


UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

I move to amend this item as follows:

Insert after the word " the," in the sixth line, the words " Canadian National Railway Company or the."

Insert after the word "the," in the eighth line, the words " Canadian National Railway system or in."

Insert a/fter the word " system," in the ninth line, the words " or any of them."

Strike out the word "vote," in the twelfth line and insert instead the word "item."

Insert after the word " the," in the nineteenth line, the words " Canadian National Railway Company or of the."

Insert after the word " the," in the twenty-seventh line, the words " Canadian National Railway Comipany or the."

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Amendment agreed to. Item as amended agreed to. Miscellaneous works not provided for, $2,000.


LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Is it not possible out of this vote to make the few little repairs that I urged upon the minister a few minutes ago?

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UNION
LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

The repairs to the

platforms at the places I mentioned, and also have a proper translation made.

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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

That should come out of the working expenses under another vote. However, we will try and do what the hon. member wishes.

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Item agreed to. Printing and Stationery; Outside Service, 57.000.


LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Is that printing and stationery for the Canadian National Railways?

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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

No, this is the annual vote to provide for a stock of stationery supplies to be available in the department for the Outside Service. The printing for the Canadian National Railways is all done in Toronto; it has nothing to do with the department here.

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LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Where does the appropriation for the Canadian National Railways magazine appear?

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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

That is paid out of the operating expenses in Toronto.

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Item agreed to. To provide for payment of expenses in connection with the acquisition of the Grand. Trunk and associated railway systems, and the arbitration proceedings in connection therewith, 51.000. 000. !


June 1, 1921