February 22, 1923

MOOSE JAW ELECTION

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the House that I have received the following communication:

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SUPREME COURT OF CANADA


Ottawa, February 21, 1923. Hon. Rodolphe Lemietjx, K.C., M.P., Speaker of the House of Commons, Ottawa. Re Moose Jaw Election Sir,-I beg to enclose herewith my certificate in the above election case, as required by section 69 of the Dominion Controverted Elections Act. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient servant, E. R. Cameron. Registrar of Supreme Court of Canada.



Questions



Report of the Board of Pension Commissioners for the year ending March 31, 1922.- Hon. Mr. Beland.


LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved:

That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours that this House has substituted the name of Mr. Beaubien for that of Mr. Lovie on the Joint Committee of both Houses on the Library of Parliament.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


P.C. 2053

CON

Mr. DUNCAN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was P.C. 1053, June 29, . 1922, published in the Canada Gazette? If not, why?

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LIB

Mr. COPP: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. No.

2. It has not been customary to Gazette orders in council of this character.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY TIES

CON

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What quantities of cross ties were purchased from the Canadian Tie and Lumber Company, Limited, during the calendar year 1922, for use on any of the lines now included in the National Railway System?

2. On what dates were such purchases made?

3. What quantity of hard wood ties were purchased on each occasion ?

4. What quantity of soft wood ties were purchased in each case?

5. What prices were paid in respect of each purchase?

6. By whom were such purchases made?

7. What is the official position of the purchaser?

8. Were tenders invited in connection with any of such purchases?

9. If so, on what dates, in what manner and in connection with what purchases?

10. Were any of such purchases made without tender?

11. If so, on what dates, for what amount of ties, and why were tenders not invited?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. 750,000.

2. October 23, 1922.

3 and 4. Approximately 50 per cent of each.

5. Hardwood, 35c. to 75c.; cedar, 40c. to 85c., and small quantities of the following: hemlock, 30c. to 70c.; red oak and chestnut, 50c. to $1.00; white oak, 70c. to $1.30.

6. General Purchasing Department, Grand Trunk Railway system.

7. General Purchasing Agent.

S. No.

9. No.

10. Yes. .

11. Purchase made under contract entered into by the late Grand Trunk management in July, 1917.

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COAL IMPORTS

CON
LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

Fiscal year ended March 31st, 1922.

1 and 2. Imports bituminous coal from United States entered for consumption in Canada, 12,746,976 tons, value $39,227,495.

3 and 4. Imports anthracite coal from United States entered for consumption in Canada, 4,415,921 tons, value $38,997,455.

5. Total value bituminous and anthracite entered for consumption in Canada, value $78,258,725.

6. The total amount of electrical energy generated from Canadian water-power and exported to the United States for the calendar year 1922 was 976,442,339 kilowatt-hours, or 149,431 h.p. years.

7. The equivalent in anthracite coal would be approximately 114,876 tons, valued at $16.50 per ton. The price paid by Canadian consumers would be $1,895,454.

8. No information.

9. Exports Canadian newsprint to United States, 14,106,128 cwt.; value $59,891,120.

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February 22, 1923