PRIVATE BILLS FIRST READINGS
Bill No. 37, to incorporate Buffalo and Fort Erie Bridge Company.-Mr. German. Bill No. 38, respecting The Essex Terminal Railway Company.-Mr. German. Bill No. 39. respecting The Rutland and Noyan Railway Company.-Mr. Tobin. Bill No. 40, respecting a certain patent of Henry Mathew Wells and James Edward Bouthcombe.-Mr. Maclean (Halifax). }Mr. McMaster.]
RAILWAY ACT, 1919, AMENDMENT
Mr. D. M. KENNEDY (West Edmonton) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 41, to amend the Railway Act, 1919.
Mr. KENNEDY (Edmonton):
This is a bill to amend sections 314 and 318 of the Railway Act, 1919. Section 314, which deals with equal tolls to be charged by the railways, contains two qualifying phrases which permit of all sorts of inequalities. It is proposed to amend this section by striking out these two qualifying phrases. The first phrase, in the first and second lines, reads "under substantially similar circumstances and conditions," and the second phrase, in the fourth line, reads "passing over the same line or route." Section 318 deals with facilities to be afforded for the movement of grain from the western provinces to Lake Superior terminals and destinations east. It is proposed to amend this section so as to make it apply to destinations on the Pacific coast also.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first
CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT
Mr. D. M. KENNEDY (West Edmonton) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 42 to amend the Criminal Code.
This is practically the
same bill as I introduced last session. I hope this time it will pass the House and become law.
What is the purpose?
It is a bill to strike out
an amendment to the Criminal Code passed in 1921, being section 20 of chapter 25 of the Statutes of 1921.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.
(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)
GRAND TRUNK ARBITRATION-LEGAL EXPENSES
Mr. d'ANJOU: 1. Did W. N. Tilley, K.C., render an itemized statement for $100,000 paid him for legal services? 2. If so, was the statement taxed? 3. How much per day was he paid? 4. How many days did he act for the sum he received? Questions 5. What minister agreed on behalf of the late government to pay him for his services? 6. What were the total legal expenses, what amounts were paid, and to what lawyers were payments made in connection with or arising out of the Grand Trunk arbitration or taking possession of the Grand Trunk or any or all of its lines or properties? 7. On what dates were each of the lawyers retained in proceedings to take possession of the Grand Trunk __ and how many days did each act, and what fee per day was each paid? 8. Were any itemized statements rendered by these lawyers showing their expenses and disbursements in [DOT]detail and what government official revised or taxed these expenses? 9. What were the items of expenses charged for and paid to these lawyers?
1. W. N. Tilley, K.C., rendered an itemized account for the $95,880 paid him for legal services in connection with the Grand Trunk arbitration and appeal.
2. Yes, by Department of Justice.
3. $400 per day while absent from Toronto.
$100 per day while in Toronto.
4. 238 days.
5. The Minister of Justice.
W. N. Tilley, K.C., Toronto ....$ 95,880 00
H A. Lovett, K.C., Montreal______ 46,499 27
Hector Mclnnes, K.C., Halifax.... 23,910 00 J. C. H. Dusseault, K.C., Montreal. 9,164 05
E. F. Newcombe, Ottawa 9,640 00
Estate of Z. A. Lash, Toronto.... 5,000 00
Pierce Butler, Minneapolis 71,531 52T. Ludlow Chrystie, New York.... 185 00
Lawrence Jones & Co., London,
158 41Chas. Russell & Co., London, Eng. 2,427 49 .Sundry accounts, legal books, printing, etc
Estate of Z. A. Lash, Sept., Oct., and Nov.,
1919, bulk sum authorized by O.C., P.C. 2741. Aug. 5, 1921, $5,000.
Pierce Butler, retainer, confirmed Feb. 9,
1920, $10,000; 140 days at $400 per day 71 days at $100 per day.
T. Ludlow Chrystie, April, 1920, bulk sum, $185; Lawrence Jones & Co., bulk sum, $158.41; Chas. Russell & Co., bulk sum, $2,427.49.
8. Yes; charges taxed by Department of Justice.
W. N. Tilley, K.C., living and travelling allowance, 194 days at $20 $3,880 00
H. A. Lovett, K.C., living and travelling allowance, 19 days at $20 380 00
H. A. Lovett, K.C., typewrit-jmr *237 44
H. A. Lovett, K.C., telegrams
H. A. Lovett, K.C., express charges
Hector Mclnnes, K.C., living and
travelling allowance, 113 days at $20 2,260 00 J. C. H. Dusseault, K.C., cab
hire $2 50
express charges 1 55
E. F. Newcombe. living and travelling allowance, 130 days at $20 2,600 00
Pierce Butler, living and travelling allowance, 139 days at $20 2,780 00Telegrams, eta., (no details).. 51 52Exchange on cheque issued in Canadian funds instead of New York funds
Subtopic: GRAND TRUNK ARBITRATION-LEGAL EXPENSES
SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
Total legal expenses.. . . $267,246 39 / . W. N. Tilley, K.C., retainer, $10,000; on or about Dec. 1, 1919, 194 days at $400 per day; 44 days at $100 per day. H. A. Lovett, K.C., retainer, $5,000; Dec. 4 1919 to May 15, 1922, 90 days at $150 per day; 273 days at $100 per day; part pf 1 day at $15. . Hector Mclnnes, K.C., retainer, $5,000; March 8, 1920 to June 3, 1921, 107 days at $150 per day; 6 days at $100 per day. J. H. C. Dusseault, K.C., March 11, 1921. to Sept. 12, 1921; 39| days at $150 per day: 32 days at $100 per day; part days, 9 at $35 pei day. E. F. Newcombe, April 5, 1920, to June 20, 1922 : 5 days at $50 per day; 213 days at $30 per day; 80 hours at $5 per hour.
1 What is the total expenditure of the Honorary Advisory Council for Scientific and Industrial Research from its establishment up to Jancary 31, 1923?
2. Of this total, what has been expended upon (a) salaries, (b) expenses paid in connection with meetings of the council, (c) expenses of meetings of committees, etc., (d) printing, stationery and general office expenses, (e) university professors and students grants, bursaries, etc., (f) to investigators other than those-connected with universities?
3. What is the yearly rental value of the rooms occupied by the council and by the permanent staff?
4. What is the number of investigators or research workers that have been assisted by the council, and, if any, what number of results can be claimed to have been of national advantage?
5. What are such results?
6. Are any of those engaged in original research attached to the advisory councils permanent staff at Ottawa ?
7. is the advisory council arranging to establish a technical library in Ottawa and is the council pur-rhssing technical and scientific books and periodicals.
8. If so, at what annual expense and are similar books and periodicals purchased by other of the government departments ?
9. What moneys, if any, have the council paid or promised to pay for contributors to the press, and for assisting its propaganda in furtherance of their scheme which has for its objective the establishment of a National Research Institute under the direction of th,e said council, and to whom have such moneys been paid?
10. How many directors or administrators have, from time to time, administered the work of the council, what are the names of those who have occupied the position, what salaries were paid them, what was their immediate previous occupation, and what salaries did they receive therefrom? .
11. How many university students and others have been assisted to study in universities situated outside Canada?
Subtopic: SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH