$1,440 per annum; Ste. Anne Lapocatiere, $1,000 per annum. The railway was notified in January last that the rate at Ste. Anne Lapocatiere would be increased to $2,400 per annum; this is considered excessive and the matter is at present under negotiation with the authorities at that point.
1. January, Nil; February, 14,963 tons; March, 9,643 tons; April, 1,457 tons. This coal is all for use in the Province of Ontario.
2. F.O.B. cars mine $1.95 per ton; Ry. and Ferry rate to Cobourg, $2.81 per ton; total $4.76 per ton.
3. One contract only is in existence.
4. The Canadian National management has a contract with the Youghioheny & Ohio Coal Co., Cleveland, expiring December 31, 1923, for approximately 1,000,000 tons per annum. This tonnage covers Railway Company requirements for western and northern Ontario and lines Winnipeg and east, and basis of price per ton including duty is substantially lower per ton than Canadian coal can be obtained within the area referred to.
5. Preference is given Canadian coal and more Canadian than American is always bought by the management, but where American coal, including duty, can be delivered at certain Canadian points more cheaply than Canadian coal the management state, they will continue to buy to best advantage.
Topic: CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic: CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL
1. Was W. P. Brotherton awarded a contract by the Post Office Department for the conveyance of mails between Gascons, County of Bonaventure, Quebec, and the A. Q. and W. Railway station, to expire on June 30th, 1926?
2. Is it the intention of the Postmaster General to terminate this contract on the third day of July, 1922?
3. If so, does the public interest require that this contract be terminated?
4. In the estimation of the Postmaster General, why does the public interest demand that this contract be cancelled?
3 and 4. Under the Post Office Act, mail contracts involving an annual expenditure of less than $200 may be entered into without inviting public tenders, provided no higher rate be paid for the services to be performed than is ordinarily paid for services of a like nature under contracts made after public advertisement; and as such authority was acted on to award the contract in question to Mr. W. P. Brotherton at the rate of $150 per year, in the first instance, the same authority is relied upon to terminate it in the public interest.