April 3, 1924

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

If this grade is with the bulk of the traffic and not against it, it will make a difference. I would like to know the fact in regard to that.

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George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

The grade is against the

bulk of the traffic, as I understand it.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Then that grade is a lifting grade in the southerly movement?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

I imagine there is a grade both ways probably. The memorandum

says-

"And will avoid a rise of 200 feet in each direction."

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I understand.

Will the minister give the House the particulars as to the movement?

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LIB
CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I think we

should have the weight of movement, so that we can see what will result from this arrangement. We should have the class of traffic and the direction in which it moves. Then we should also get the information as to other grades upon the same line, when they occur and what the grade is, for example, on the movement from Chicoutimi to the point of intersection. We should have the same information from the western terminus of the branch, and also the grade from Chicoutimi south. It may be that this is merely a minor grade connection, and we are committing ourselves to a whole lot of other expenditures in order to reduce this line to a grade of five-eighths.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

I think I read in this

statement-I do not see it at the moment- that if we reduce the grades we could look forward to large increased tonnage per train.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

Well, this is all the grade that it will be necessary to remove by this expenditure. I have not the information my hon. friend wants, but I could get it for him when we are in committee on the bill. I can get all the engineering information.

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Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

The hon. minister will see the necessity of having the information.

C.N.R.-Branch Lines

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

I think it is right we

should have it.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Not only should we have the information as to class of traffic and the receipts from the line, but we should also have information as to the points between which it moves in each direction, so that we can properly consider the whole question.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Has the minister copies

of an individual agreement as to each line?

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

We do not get that

for analysis until the next day. It is the memoranda that count.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

They are the only

thing which can give us a basis for our individual judgment. This letter is virtually a Canadian Club speech; it does not furnish any matter upon which one can give an independent judgment.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

It is written to Canadians.

Resolution reported, read the second time and concurred in. Mr. Graham thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 30, respecting the construction of a Canadian National railway line between Rousseau and Laurent, in the province of Quebec.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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April 3, 1924