May 29, 1922

CANADIAN NATIONAL, RAILWAYS-MAILS

PRO

Mr. SPENCER:

Progressive

1. Are any mails carried by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company which could be carried by the Canadian National Railways?

2. If so, how much do the contracts amount to?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL, RAILWAYS-MAILS
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LIB

Charles Murphy (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. MURPHY:

1 and 2. Not where the Canadian National Railways meet the requirements of the postal service equally as well.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL, RAILWAYS-MAILS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-WATER SUPPLY

LIB

Joseph-Fernand Fafard

Liberal

Mr. FAFARD:

What price is paid by the Canadian National Railway for water supplied at St. Pierre station and Ste. Anne Lapocatiere station?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-WATER SUPPLY
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PRO

Donald MacBeth Kennedy

Progressive

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

St. Pierre,

$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.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-WATER SUPPLY
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL

CON

Mr. JONES:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What quantity of coal, if any, was imported from the United States by and for the use of the Canadian National Railways, during each of the months of January, February, March and April, 1922?

2. What were the prices paid for such coal?

3. Are any contracts or agreements for the purchase of United States coal by the Canadian National Railways for use on its lines still in existence?

4. If so, with whom have such contracts been made, what quantities are contracted for, and when are deliveries to be made?

5. Is it the intention of the Canadian National Railways to continue the policy of purchasing coal mined in the United States for use on its lines?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL
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PRO

Hon Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

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
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STEEL COLONIST CARS

LAB

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Labour

1. What was the price of the all steel colonist cars, numbered 7328, 7329 and 7330, purchased from the Canada Car Company by the Canadian Northern Railway Company in the year 1919?

2. What price would be charged by the Canada Car Company for an all steel Parlour Chair Car of the same size as the above-mentioned colonist cars?

3. What price would be charged by the Pullman Company for an all steel Parlour Chair Car of the same size as the said colonist cars?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   STEEL COLONIST CARS
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

1. $32,500 each.

2 and 3. No information.

Questions

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-WATER SUPPLY
Subtopic:   STEEL COLONIST CARS
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W. P. BROTHERTON-MAIL CONTRACT

CON

Mr. GARLAND (Carleton):

Conservative (1867-1942)

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?

Topic:   W. P. BROTHERTON-MAIL CONTRACT
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LIB

Hon. Mr. MURPHY: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

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.

Topic:   W. P. BROTHERTON-MAIL CONTRACT
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MR. JOHN J. FORAN

LIB

Mr. LANCTOT:

Liberal

1. When was Mr. John J. Foran appointed to the Civil Service, and at what salary?

2. When was he promoted, to what position, and at what increase?

3. How many changes have taken place in his classification, at what dates and what increase did he receive on each occasion?

4. What is the amount of back-pay received by him as a result of the above mentioned changes in classification?

Topic:   MR. JOHN J. FORAN
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LIB

Hon. Mr. COPP: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. May 1, 1913, at $1,000 per annum.

2. Answered by No. 3.

3. Two changes: June 1, 1920, Lithographic Expert, increase $420 per annum; August 1, 1920, Supervisor of Lithographic Purchases, increase $180 per annum.

4. $278.33.

Topic:   MR. JOHN J. FORAN
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ARMED CRUISERS ON DETROIT RIVER

May 29, 1922