April 19, 1922

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 48, respecting Aberdeen Fire Insurance Company.-Mr. Manion. Bill No. 49, respecting Armour Life Assurance Company.-Mr. Manion. Bill No. 50, to incorporate The Sisters of Saint Mary of Namur.-Mr. Demers.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- IMPORTATION OF COAL

LIB

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

Liberal

1. What quantity of coal was imported into Canada during the calendar year 1921 front

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the United States for the Canadian National Railway, exclusive of the Grand Trunk?

2. What was the cost per ton of the said coal at the border?

3. What amount was paid for said coal?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- IMPORTATION OF COAL
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

1. 977,696 net tons.

2. $5.10 per net ton.

3. $4,992,694.97.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- IMPORTATION OF COAL
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NOTES FOR INCOME TAXES

UFO

Mr. HALBERT:

United Farmers of Ontario

1. Has a note been accepted in payment of income tax from any firm or individual other than the Riordon Pulp and Paper Company?

2. If so, from what firm or individual?

3. On what dates, and for what amounts?

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Subtopic:   NOTES FOR INCOME TAXES
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. FIELDING:

Several notes

were received, which were regarded by the officials as an acknowledgment of indebtedness, but not as payment. No such notes are now received.

The Minister of Finance has doubt of the propriety of making public transactions between the Government and citizens respecting income taxes. In England it is understood such information is regarded as confidential. The right of Parliament to full information regarding public business being recognized, a predecessor of the present minister held that if information of this kind was desired a motion for it should be placed on the order paper, and upon discussion the House should judge whether

the public interests required it to be brought down.

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Subtopic:   NOTES FOR INCOME TAXES
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- PASSENGER TRAFFIC

CON

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many different passenger rates are in effect on each of the systems of railways under government ownership in Canada?

2. Under what titles or headings are the classifications made, and what is the rate per mile for each classification?

3. What percentage of the total number of passengers carried during the last financial year is embraced in each class?

4. What percentage of the total yearly revenue of the last financial year was derived from each of such passenger rates?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- PASSENGER TRAFFIC
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

1. See attached statements, "A" as to Canadian National Railways, and "B" as to Grand Trunk Railway, Canadian Lines.

2. See above-mentioned statement "B" as to Grand Trunk and "C" as to Canadian National Railways.

3. Existing methods of accounting do not provide for the separation of the number of passengers in accordance with the various classifications of rates. To secure such information would require an analysis of all the original detailed records, such as conductors' train reports, etc., for the entire year. Information, therefore, is not available.

4. See answer to No. 3.

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STATEMENT "A"-CANADIAN NATIONAL LINES.


Regular Passenger Fares Special Passenger Fares Number of rates Description Number of rates DescriptionCanadian Northern Ry 3 [DOT] First class one way 33 30 For details see Statement "C" in connection with Question 2.Grand Trunk Pacific Ry 3 { One month return First class one way 1 Second class one way > Canadian Government Rail- l 3 { One month return J First class one way Second class one way 1 36 ways. l One month return Questions


STATEMENT "B"-GRAND TRUNK CANADIAN LINES


Classification of Passenger Traffic on Grand Trunk Railway System Lines in Canada Showing Current Rate per Mile for Each Class (April 7, 1922) Classification Rate per mile Classification Rate per mile cts. cts. 3-45 2-3 3-00 1 2-30 [ 1-725 2-587 One Month R.T 3 105 Rescue Officers Salvation Army Women Commercial Trav. RT (Wk. End) 1-725 Entertainment Parties visiting Military 1-725Mileage Ticket 2-100 Hospitals. Commutation, 50-R 0-85 (a) Live Stock Attendants returning Western 1-725" 40-R 0-425(a) Canada. " 10-R 2-50 (a) Men in charge perishable fruit returning 1-725Excess Baggage 0-48 to points east of Levis and Megantic. Cert. Plan Arrangements- Missionary, Eleemosynary, etc 1-7253-105 2-32-587 1-725Military and Naval- Soldiers Land Settlement 1-03-0 0-6 (b)2nd Class 2-33 Dominion Provincial Employment Ser- 2-70350 or more-all ranks (over 100 miles). 2-0 vice. Royal Can. Mounted Police (R.N.W. 2-5 Empire Parliamentary Association, one- 1-725M.P.). way. Charitable Homes (inmates) 2-3 Empire Parliamentary Association, 1-725Charitable Homes (attendants and 1-725 Round Trip. Officers). (a) Minimum per ride 7\ cents except where local fare of 5 cents exists.(b) Minimum fare of 50 cents applying for distance of 90 miles or less.



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STATEMENT "C"-CANADIAN NATIONAL LINES-REGULAR FARES-GENERAL BASIS

April 19, 1922