April 10, 1924

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STANDING ORDERS-FIRST READING OF BILL


Mr. GEORGE PARENT (Quebec West) presented the first report of the SelectStanding Committee on Standing Orders as follows: In accordance with the order of reference of Your Honourable House of the 27th of March, 1924, your Committee have had under consideration a petition signed,- On behalf of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, by Alfred Gandier, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; On behalf of the Methodist Church by S. D. Chown, General Superintendent, The Methodist Church; On behalf of the Congregational Union of Canada, by J. Lambert Alexander, Chairman, The Congregational Union of Canada; praying for the passing of an act to incorporate them under the name of The United Church of Canada; also the fourth report of the Examiner of Petitions in reference thereto. Your committee, after hearing counsel for both sides, were able to satisfactorily determine that the notices were published in twenty-seven newspapers in the various provinces of Canada, as well as in the church papers of the three denominations affected; and as evidence was submitted to the effect that copies of the proposed bill have been distributed to every Presbyterian minister and elder.in Canada, your committee are of the opinion that the requirements of the rules of the House have been complied with, and find that the notices as published have been sufficient. Your committee have also considered the petitions contesting the authority of the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church to bind the said Presbyterian Church in Canada, and have come to the conclusion that the questions involved in said petitions should be taken up and considered by any committee to which the bill may be referred in due course. All which is respectfully submitted. Chairman. Mr. PARENT moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Leader of the Opposition):

I beg to present a

Questions

petition from the Cardinal Presbyterian Church against Church union.

Mr. ROBERT FORKE (Brandon) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 47, incorporating The United Church of Canada.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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Subtopic:   REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STANDING ORDERS-FIRST READING OF BILL
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HOTEL SCRIBE

CON

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total amount paid by or on account of the Canadian National Railways for and in connection with the Hotel Scribe, Paris?

2. Was the said amount paid out of the cash receipts of the National Railways? If not, how was the purchase financed and at what rate of interest?

3. What is the name of the company now nominally owning the Hotel Scribe and who are the directors7

4. What is the total amount of taxes paid or payable in respect of the said hotel for the year 1923?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HOTEL SCRIBE
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

I have asked a

good many times that this question stand. The difficulty is in getting from Paris the information which has been asked for. It has been cabled for.

Question stands.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HOTEL SCRIBE
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OCEAN FACILITIES AT HALIFAX

CON

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is it the intention of the Government to provide additional facilities at Halifax for the greatly increased immigration business at that port?

2. Does the government intend to complete the ocean terminals at Halifax as originally planned or otherwise without further delay?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP (for the Minister of Immigration) :

In reference to Question No. 1 I may say that the government will endeavour as far as possible to provide the facilities found necessary to take care of the immigration business at the port of Halifax. Respecting Question No. 2, the matter is under the consideration of the government at the present time.

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Subtopic:   OCEAN FACILITIES AT HALIFAX
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-DIVISIONS

PRO

Mr. KENNEDY (Edmonton):

Progressive

1. What are the limits of the Atlantic, Central and Western divisions of the Canadian National Railways?

2. What were the revenues and expenditures on each of these divisions for the year 1923 and the months of January and February, 1924?

3. What were the revenues and expenditures of the Grand Trunk Railway for the year 1923 and the months of January and February, 1924?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-DIVISIONS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Atlantic Region: East of Riviere du

Loup and Monk, Que. (including Riviere du Loup Terminal) but not including Monk Terminal.)

Central Region: Comprising all lines and facilities between Riviere du Loup and Monk, Que., on the east, and Detroit, Port Huron, Current and Armstrong on the west (including Monk, Que., Terminal, and line to Portland, Me.)

Western Region: Comprising all lines and facilities west of Current and Armstrong (including Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railway Company.)

2. Railway Operating Revenues and Expenses year ended December 31, 1923.

Atlantic Central WesternRegion Region Region

Railway Operating Revenues.$22,480,035 13 $127,900,113 91 $72,074,784 28 Railway Operating Expenses. 27,702,180 78 109,212,503 69 74,095,493 78

Month of January, 1924

Atlantic Central WesternRegion Region Region

Railway Operating

Revenues .. .. $1,555,833 85 $8,565,820 51 $5,865,070 64

Railway Operating

Expenses 1,958,199 20 7,971,687 52 6,024,863 91

Month of February, 1924

Atlantic Central WesternRegion Region Region

Railway Operating

Revenues .. .. $1,490,361 90 $9,141,719 90 $4,586,797 20

Railway Operating

Expenses 1,960,170 62 8,404,441 76 5,572,642 86

3. Grand Trunk Canadian Lines:

Railway Operating Revenues and Expenses for the year ended December 31st, 1923: Railway Operating Revenues.. $83,978,730.57 Railway Operating Expenses.. 67,112,470.32

Note.-The Railway Operating Revenues and Expenses of the Grand Trunk Canadian Lines, for the months of January and- February 1924 are not yet available.

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CRUDE OIL BOUNTIES

PRO

Mr. FANSHER:

Progressive

1. What was the amount of bounty paid to producers of crude oil in Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1924?

2. What was the amount of bounty paid to producers of crude oil in each of the provinces for the year ending March 31, 1924?

3. What are the names of the producers whose wells are located in the constituency of East Lambton, and what amount of bounty did each producer receive for the year ending March 31, 1924?

Questions

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Subtopic:   CRUDE OIL BOUNTIES
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LIB

Hon. Mr. LOW: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. $79,809.54.

2. Ontario $76,120.95

New Brunswick 3,648.24

Alberta 40.35

Total $79,809.54

3. See statement attached, which covers the period from April 1st, 1923, to February 29th, 1924. Statistics for March are not available yet. The attached statement covers the constituency of East Lambton only.

East Lambton Producers of Crude Petroleum and Bounty Paid thereon for period from April 1st, 1923, to February 29th, 1924:

Bounty

Producers. Received.

Thos. Montgomery .. $ 00

John McPhedran .. 8 28

D. McDougall .. 93 19

W. Rainsberry .. 306 29

R. Kettle .. 205 51

T. Loxton .. 177 28

J. Josh .. 00

H. Elliott .. 13 50

F. Strangway .. 11 88

A. McDougall .. 180 84

A. Rawson .. 401 35

J. E. Armstrong .. 2,225 08

K. Houston Est .. 448 49

P. J. Watt .. 494 32

F. E. J. Devereaux .. 135 50

F. G. Hamlin .. 386 23

Wm. Bradley

R. Bradley .. 139 22

W. G. Carleton .. 253 52

C. Yerkes .. 229 39

J. Baker .. 30 25

T. Portsmouth

M. Collins .. 00

W. Gillespie .. 57 16

Crotty & Elliot .. 491 45

Edward Estate .. 18 02

L. Stevenson

J. Kerr Est

C. Barrett .. 636 01

Geo. Morris '.

Canada Crude Oil Prod .. 2,181 75

J. Baker

W. C. Jackson .. 46 00

Elgine Dennis .. 259 41

William George .. 175 71

Jackson & Morningstar .. 170 31

G. S. Porter

T. B. Brydges

R. Byers & Son

Anderson Bros. & Thompson .. .. 1.274 72

Wm. Woodward

G. A. McGillivray

Bounty

Producers-Con. Received.

Chas. Dennis

481 88J. Hillis & Son

691 47E. Mott

170 05Mott & Mitchell

814 37J. Anderson

837 56Wallen & Wallen

364 92J. Warwick

794 02J. Fowler

00Carman & Fairbank

4,805 06Robertson & Fuller

97 59Richard McGaffery

27 03E. P. Rowe

231 72Jos. Metcalfe

148 85Thos. Braybrook

64 51J. Goudy

292 27J. Cann

119 31J. Atkinson

134 87F. Maw

00J. A. McAlpine

12 76J. Rawson

00T. B. Brydges

31 41D. A. Holmes

82 73Abe Telsey, Trustee

2,688 24Mutual Oil Prod. Co

1,817 40T. A. Brock

807 55B. W. Schumacher

1,202 33J. Dempsey

40 00Mrs. W. Sanson

63 99F. McDonald

168 00E. M. Parks

686 37J. E. Kelly

738 53Thos. Johnston

408 12A. C. Darling

164 61T. Walsh

56 37K. Elliott

66 84J. Coulter

44 94Ross. Kerr

664 52F. Edward

1,592 60Geo. Drope

29 29Can. Oil Prod. & Ref. Co

3,657 61F. Howlett

478 23Ontario Lands & Oil Co

3.469 92Corp. Town of Petrolia

281 82Col. Lucas

51 64Allied Gas & Oil Co

300 25Peter Hunter

85 13G. E. James

530 10S. B. Fuller

120 24E. O. Brydges

16 08Sproule Bros

418 03L. Morningstar

545 20John Woodward & Son

23 05John Woodward

219 64Croker Parks Oil Co

1,200 10J. Lewis

405 59Geo. Donald

540 94D. Jewell

513 77Sproule & Johnston

241 77

Questions

Bounty

Producers-Con. Received.

J. Wallen Estate

169 41A. C. Wallen

235 51Fairbank Estate

6,337 08Walker Oil & Gas Co

4,383 71P. V. Taylor & Co

425 45Bothwell Oil Co

2,104 90Hillcrest Oil Co

144 43A. George

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Subtopic:   CRUDE OIL BOUNTIES
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TORONTO VIADUCT

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any reports or recommendations or letters been received from the President of the Canadian National Railways in reference to the Toronto viaduct which the Canadian National Railways are obligated to help build as per viaduct agreement, 1913?

2. In view of the priority of this National Railway Contract (1913), what is the policy of the government in the matter and the reason why the contract is not being carried out, and when will a decision be come to in the matter, and what action will be taken?

3. Will the share of the National Railways for this work be recommended by the government to parliament during the present session?

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Subtopic:   TORONTO VIADUCT
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April 10, 1924