April 14, 1924

LAB

Mr. SHAW:

Labour

1. What is the value of the silver currency coined by the Ottawa Mint during each of the years from 1914 to 1923, inclusive?

2. What is the total value of silver currency issued by the Finance department during each of said years?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SILVER CURRENCY
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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. ROBB:

1.1914 $ 843,224 05

1915 184,548 60

1916 1,134,301 00

1917 1,951,168 10

1918 2,258,744 55

1919 3,195,878 15

1920 1,838,371 60

1921 603,081 80

1922 Nil

1923 Nil

2.1914 734,002 00

1915 206,000 00

1916 1,302,000 00

1917 1,862,200 00

1918 2,402,000 00

1919 3,276,044 00

1920 1,338,000 00

1921 128,000 00

1922 24,000 00

1923 28,000 00

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SILVER CURRENCY
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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY TELEGRAPH LINES

CON

Murray MacLaren

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacLAREN:

What amount does the Canadian Pacific Railway Company pay the Canadian National Railway Company for the privilege of running its telegraph lines over the Canadian National Railways right of way?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY TELEGRAPH LINES
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

There is no general arrangement with the Canadian Pacific Railway to run its telegraph lines over the Canadian National Railways right of way, but certain special arrangements have been made, as follows:

Between Levis and the inter-provincial boundary via Riviere du Loup the Canadian Pacific Railway have one wire on the poles of the Great North Western Telegraph Company. For this privilege they pay an annual rental of $732.

Between Hope and Lytton, B.C., the Canadian Pacific Railway has the use of poles

for one wire, for which they pay a rental of $340 per annum.

There are several crossings or similar privileges, for which the Canadian Pacific Railway pays nominal rentals, but there are no other occupancies on right of way to any extent other than those two named above for which they pay.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY TELEGRAPH LINES
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CANADIAN CONFECTIONERY AND BAKERY SALES TAX

PRO

Mr. WARD:

Progressive

1. Did certain bakery firms in the city of Toronto refuse to pay the sales tax on confectionery and bakery products during the year 1923?

2. If so, what action has the government taken to collect such taxes?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CONFECTIONERY AND BAKERY SALES TAX
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LIB

Hon. Mr. BUREAU: (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Legal action was taken against the firm of Versailles Sweets, Toronto, as a test case. The department was successful in this action but appeal was made to the Supreme Court of Ontario. The department was successful in this court also, but appeal was again made, and it is expected the case will be tried before the Supreme Court of Canada in May next.

OVERAGES IN LAKES TERMINAL ELEVATOR Mr. EVANS:

1. What has been the disposition of the overages in the terminal elevator at the head of the lakes, and elsewhere, as adjusted with the government, over the period of years, since this arrangement has been in effect?

2. What has been the amofint of such overages?

3. How' much accrued to the government of such overages ?

4. What was the amount retained between terminal companies ?

5. What was the value of such overages to the government, as adjusted?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CONFECTIONERY AND BAKERY SALES TAX
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. In accordance with the provisions of subsection 7 of section 95 of the Canada Grain Act, as amended at the second session of parliament in 1919,. the Board of Grain Commissioners determines from its official weigh-up and records the surplus of grain in all public terminal elevators and authorizes terminal elevator companies having a surplus to issue warehouse receipts for such overage after taking into account the amount, if any, to be delivered to the government as provided by section 95 of the act. The board requests the terminal elevator companies having a surplus to deliver to the board either warehouse receipts for that portion of their surplus over one-quarter of one per cent, or a cheque based on the market price for the value of same.

2. The total overages in public elevators from 1920 to 1923, inclusive, amounts to 95,943,345 pounds of all grains.

Questions

3. Covering the same period the government is entitled to receive under the above section of the act 22,914,154 pounds of all grains.

4. The amount retained by the terminal elevator companies for the same period was 73,029,191 pounds.

5. The value of such overages due to the government for the period 1920 to 1923, inclusive, amounts to $477,152.03.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CONFECTIONERY AND BAKERY SALES TAX
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GRAIN WEIGHING

PRO

George Gibson Coote

Progressive

Mr. COOTE:

What were the total receipts and expenditures respectively incident to the inspection and weighing of grain by the Board of Grain Commissioners for the years ending August 31st 1921, 1922 and 1923?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GRAIN WEIGHING
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LIB

Thomas Andrew Low (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. LOW:

Year ending Aug. 31,

1921-Receipts, $1,011,678.84; expenditures, $742,314.98. Year ending Aug. 31, 1922-Receipts, $1,263,253.47; expenditures, $847,186.90. Year ending Aug. 31, 1923-Receipts, $1,433,984.32; expenditures, $972,631.16.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GRAIN WEIGHING
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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD

PRO

Mr. KELLNER:

Progressive

1. Did the Soldier Settlement Board have any of its officers or employees visit any foreign country or countries in the interest of the board?

2. If so, what were their names?

3. What country or countries have they visited?

4. What was the purpose of such visit or visits?

5. What was accomplished by such visit or visits?

6. What was the total cost of such trips?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD
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LIB

Hon. Mr. ROBB: (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

1. No. .

2. 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6-Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD
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INVERNESS RAILWAY AND COAL COMPANY

CON

Mr. HOCKEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Inverness Railway and Coal Company's line in Cape Breton been taken over for operation by the Canadian National Railways, and if so, on what date and what official is in charge of the operation?

2. If not, are any negotiations going on in reference to the line being taken over for operation by the Canadian National Railways?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INVERNESS RAILWAY AND COAL COMPANY
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes-April 1st, 1924.

General Manager-Moncton, N.B.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INVERNESS RAILWAY AND COAL COMPANY
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OTTAWA RIVER WATER-POWERS AT CARILLON


Mr. BINETTE* 1. Does the government intend to help in the development of the Ottawa river water-powers, at Carillon? 2. Have reports been submitted to the government, either by private persons or companies, and have said reports been taken under consideration? 3. What assistance will the government give to further said project?


April 14, 1924