May 9, 1923

CON

Charles Sheard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SHEARD:

Does the Canadian government elevator buy or purchase screening shutouts, or, in other wo'ds, the dockage of 3 per cent or over on grain that is unloaded, in their Port Arthur plant, or does the Canadian government elevator only handle for its own account the dockage on grain that is allowed the terminal elevator, according to its tariff?

Topic:   ' PORT ARTHUR ELEVATOR
Permalink
LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. LAPOINTE (For the Minister of Trade and Commerce):

The procedure followed is that when cars of grain are unloaded

into the Canadian Government elevator at Port Arthur, warehouse receipts, both for grain and screenings, outturns showing charges, and official weight, certificates are sent to the Winnipeg office of the Canadian Government elevator system, where they are delivered to the party surrendering the bills of lading, usually the commission merchant acting as agent for the shipper. If these parties desire to dispose of the warehouse receipts for screenings to the Canadian Government elevator, the manager of the Winnipeg office is always prepared to purchase same at the current market price, and is provided with a fund, designated "Special Account," from which to make payment for such purchases. The holder of warehouse receipts for screenings is under absolutely no obligation to dispose of same to the Canadian Government elevator, but is always at liberty to take delivery of the documents and dispose of same to the best possible advantage or in any manner he may see fit.

Topic:   ' PORT ARTHUR ELEVATOR
Permalink

TORONTO AND SUBURBAN RAILWAY

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the portion within the city of Toronto of the Toronto and Suburban Railway been offered for sale to the city, and on what terms, either by the government or National Railways?

2. Have the bondholders objected to the sale of a part instead of the whole road, and can the sale of a part be legally consummated?

3. Have the bondholders notified the government to this effect, and how does the sale now stand?

Topic:   TORONTO AND SUBURBAN RAILWAY
Permalink
LIB

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. The Toronto Suburban Company's lines within the city of Toronto are governed by a franchise granted by the former town of Toronto Junction (now Ward 7 of the city of Toronto), which expired in 1921. Under their franchise, the former town of Toronto Junction, or its successors, had the right, upon notice, to take over the whole of the lines within the limits of the town at a valuation to be agreed upon, and fixed by arbitration. The city of Toronto duly gave notice in 1921 of its intention to take over th^ franchise lines, and a tentative valuation was made between the two parties, which has not yet been acted upon.

2. An objection was made on behalf of the bondholders that the whole of the lines of the Suburban Company, both inside and outside of the franchise limits, had to be taken by the city on the expiry of the franchise, but tills objection was not concurred in by the Toronto Suburban Railway Company, and is not maintainable. The bondholders are subject to the franchise terms to the same extent as

Questions

the railway company, and while objection may be made, at discretion, by the bondholders to the sale of lines, or parts of lines outside the franchise limits, within the franchise limits the consummation of the sale or taking over by the city depends only upon the fixing of the consideration to be paid.

3. The representatives of the bondholders claim that they must be consulted and must agree to any value fixed or to any disposal of lines outside the franchise limits. In the correctness of this position the railway company concurs. The terms and the extent of the taking over are now under active consideration by the parties concerned, subject to the rights of the bondholders as stated.

Topic:   TORONTO AND SUBURBAN RAILWAY
Permalink

MR. EDWARD E. BOUDROT

CON

Mr. HANSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has Edward E. Boudrot been dismissed from the position of light keeper at Green Island near Arichat, Cape Breton?

2. If so, when was he dismissed and what were the reasons for his dismissal?

3. Were any charges made against Mr. Boudrot and if so were said charges investigated, and by whom?

4. What report was made as a result of such investigation, if any were held?

Topic:   MR. EDWARD E. BOUDROT
Permalink
LIB

Hon. Mr. LAPOINTE: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Order in Council of the 15th January, 1923, has issued dispensing with his services and he will be relieved when arrangements are made by the Civil Service Commission for his successor.

2. See answer to No. 1. He assaulted a, fisherman and his son when they landed on the island for shelter.

3. Yes. The charges woi'e investigated by Daniel D. Boyd, a Commissioner under Part II of the Inquiries Act.

4. The lightkeeper's conduct on the occasion in question cannot be justified.

Topic:   MR. EDWARD E. BOUDROT
Permalink

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many ships of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine are now being sold, what are the terms and conditions of sale, and will tenders be called?

2. Why are they being sold at all, and are these ships suitable in draught for service on the St. Lawrence and Great Lakes?

[DOT] 3. While in operation were the Merchant Marine (Limited) a part of an Atlantic combine in any way for an increase in freight rates?

Topic:   CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE
Permalink
LIB

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. As proposed by the late board and recommended by the present management authority has been taken to sell twenty-seven of the smaller vessels by public tender, if satisfactory offers can be obtained, but otherwise by private sale.

2. These vessels are too deep in draught and of wrong type for service through the St. Lawrence canals, but would be serviceable for, and some are already being made use of on the upper lakes.

3. The management of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine, Limited, maintain that they were never parties to any combine though their representative has sat in at the weekly sessions of what is known as the "North Atlantic Conference" for the stabilizing of freight rates and the ensuring of equality to all shippers.

Topic:   CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE
Permalink

UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR PAPERS

SHIPPING RATES-GRAIN

PRO

George Gibson Coote

Progressive

Mr. COOTE:

For copy of all correspondence, telegrams or other communications passing during the summer or fall of 1922 between the Dominion government oi any of its ministers or representatives and the Dominion Marine Association or any of its agents or representatives, or of any other person or persons whatsoever, in any way relating to the abrogation or suspension of the Dominion Coastal Shipping Regulations, or in any way relating to the grain congestion at lake ports or Montreal, or to the alleged combine, or the imposition of exorbitant rates by shipping interests engaged in the grain trade.

Topic:   UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   SHIPPING RATES-GRAIN
Permalink

SANITARY CONDITIONS ON CATTLE BOATS


On the Orders of the Day:


PRO

Robert Forke

Progressive

Mr. ROBERT FORKE (Brandon):

I wish to ask the Minister of Agriculture if he noticed the statement in to-day's newspapei press that the unsanitary conditions on boat? carrying Canadian cattle to Great Britain had been the subject of discussion in the British parliament. The despatch in question said that an inspection had been made necessary by the Canadian Department of Agriculture owing to these conditions. Has the minister any knowledge of the matter? It is very necessary that this service should be carried out under the very best auspices and, if unsanitary conditions prevail on these boats, that steps should be taken to remedy them

Topic:   SANITARY CONDITIONS ON CATTLE BOATS
Permalink
LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. W. R. MOTHERWELL (Minister of Agriculture):

I saw the despatch in this morning's paper to which my hon. friend refers. I do not know that we should attach too much importance to all these despatches because of the confusion that exists between tlie authorities over there and ourselves with respect to the proper conception of the arrangement that was made last fall as to the class of animals* that were eligible to be shipped. As I understand the situation, nothing but stockers, that is non-breeding cattle and fat cattle, are eligible to go over; breeders are

Cattle Embargo

not eligible. W ith respect to the sanitary conditions on the boats engaged in carrying cattle, I understand that when the embargo first came off some vessels were put into commission rather hastily and were not up to the requirements. I expect, however, that will be remedied when these vessels take on board their second load. I did not hear exactly all that my hon. friend said. If there is any part of the question I have not answered I should like my hon. friend to repeat it.

Topic:   SANITARY CONDITIONS ON CATTLE BOATS
Permalink

GOVERNMENT PRINTING-INQUIRY FOR RETURN


On the Orders of the Day:


May 9, 1923