May 7, 1924

CON

Mr. HANSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount has been expended to the 31st of March, 1924, by the Canadian National Railway Company for radio broadcasting stations and equipment ?

2. Has such amount been charged to capital expenditure?

3. If so, under what authority and from what moneys was the sum taken and what vote of par-1 iament ?

4. From whom was such radio equipment purchased, were tenders called for and were purchases made by tender or otherwise from the Northern Electric Company?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 821,941.12.

2. Yes.

3. This expenditure was authorized by vote of parliament No. 139.

4. The broadcasting station at Ottawa was erected under contract, with the Northern Electric Company, it being considered to the best interests of the Canadian National Railways to have this firm undertake this work. Other radio equipment and supplies have been purchased from the following companies:

Beatty Bros., Montreal.

Bartram, Robt. W., Montreal.

Continental Equipment Co., Ltd., Montreal.

Canadian General Electric Co., Ltd., Montreal.

Devoe Switch Co., Montreal.

Hart Battery Co., Montreal.

Jack, James, Co., Montreal.

Millen, John and Sons, Montreal.

Myers, F. B., Ltd., Montreal.

Munderlich and Co., Montreal.

Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co. of Canada, Montreal.

Northern Electric Co., Ltd., Montreal.

Phillips Electrical Co., Eugene F., Montreal.

Radio Ltd., Montreal.

Radio Distributors, Montreal.

Steel Co. of Canada, Ltd., Toronto.

Canadian Independent Telephone Co., Toronto.

De Forest Radio Corporation, Ltd., Toronto.

In all cases where practical the purchasing department called for bids, the business being distributed to the best advantage of the company.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS
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MEMBERS' STENOGRAPHIC SERVICE

LIB

Mr. SEGUIN:

Liberal

1. What are the names of those who, with the exception of the stenographers and typwriters at the service of members, are employed, in connection with that branch, as chief, assistant chief, messenger, etc., and what are their respective salaries?

2. Are there any who are bilingual? If so, what are their names and salaries?

3. Who are those who, among the chief, assistant chief, and messengers of said branch, are in receipt of a yearly salary?

4. How many employees come under the said chief and assistant chief during recess and what are their names and salaries?

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Subtopic:   MEMBERS' STENOGRAPHIC SERVICE
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LIB

Right Hon. Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. J. H. Smith, 82,880 per year; no assistant chief; Leonard Hill, desk clerk, 84 per day; W. Copping, junior eldfk, $3 per day; A. Fisher, messenger, $2.50 per day; A. Chene, page-messenger, $1.75 per day.

2. Two: W. Copping and A. Chene.

3. One: the chief.

4. Two: Miss M. E. McEwen, and Mrs. Gameau, at $4 per day.

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Subtopic:   MEMBERS' STENOGRAPHIC SERVICE
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PRINCE RUPERT TOWNSITE

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many lots in the Prince Rupert townsite are owned by the Canadian National Railways?

2. How many of the said lots, if any, have been

sold during the past two years? [DOT]

3. To whom and at what price have said lots been sold?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PRINCE RUPERT TOWNSITE
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 37.

2. 9.

3. Messrs. S. E. Parker, Chas. K. Ytreberg, J. J. T. Collart, H. F. Wearmouth, John Dybham, and Mary E. Gordon, $7,450.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PRINCE RUPERT TOWNSITE
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PICTOU COAL PIER

CON

Mr. JONES:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the cost of dredging operations at the coal pier at Pictou landing during the year 1923?

2. Is said pier a public wharf?

Questions

3. If not, by whom is it owned and used?

4. If said coal pier is a private wharf was the cost of said dredging paid by the owners and if so, to whom was the money paid?

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Subtopic:   PICTOU COAL PIER
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LIB

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay): (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. $13,262.02.

2. No.

3. Owned and used by The Acadia Coal Company.

4. Dredging was done at government eost.

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Subtopic:   PICTOU COAL PIER
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PICTOU HARBOUR DREDGING

CON

Mr. JONES:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the cost of dredging operations performed bv contract at Pxfou harbour, Pictou, Nova Scotia, during the year 1923?

2. What was the cost of dredging operations performed by the Public Works Department's dredges at Pictou harbour, Pictou, Nova Scotia, during the same year?

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Subtopic:   PICTOU HARBOUR DREDGING
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LIB

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay): (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. $16,185.93 for dredging at C. N. R. wharf. $13,262.02 for dredging at Acadia Coal

Company's wharf.

2. Departmental dredge "Fielding" worked all season of 1923 dredging channel at entrance to harbour through Cole Point shoal and Murdock shoal at a cost of $101,259.21.

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Subtopic:   PICTOU HARBOUR DREDGING
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ABERCROMBIE DREDGING

CON

Mr. JONES:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the contract been awarded for dredging at Abercrombie in the county of Pictou, Nova Scotia?

2. If so, to whom has the contract been awarded?

3. What is the amount of the contract and what is the rate per cubic yard ?

4. Were tenders called for?

5. If so, was the lowest tender accepted?

6. What other tenders were received and what were the amounts?

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Subtopic:   ABERCROMBIE DREDGING
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LIB

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay): (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. No, but tenders will be called for shortly.

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

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Subtopic:   ABERCROMBIE DREDGING
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ST. GEDEON STATION POSTMASTERSHIP

CON

Mr. DOUCET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the postmaster at St. Gedeon station in the electoral district of Chicoutimi-Saguenay been dismissed?

2. If so, for what reason?

3. Who is the newly appointed postmaster and by whom was he recommended?

4. Have complaints been received against this postmaster since January, 1924, and from whom?

5. What is the nature of these complaints?

6. How many were applicants for the postmastership and what are their names?

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Subtopic:   ST. GEDEON STATION POSTMASTERSHIP
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LIB

Hon. Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil) (for the Postmaster General): (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Active political partisanship.

3. Leandre Tremblay-recommended by

Doctor Edmond Savard, M.P.

4. No.

5. See 4.

6. No applications received.

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Subtopic:   ST. GEDEON STATION POSTMASTERSHIP
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May 7, 1924