May 15, 1924


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


CAR-LOADINGS IN CANADA

CON

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What were the total car-loadings in Canada (a) in April, 1923 and>

(b) in April, 1924?

2. What were the total car-loadings in Canada on the Canadian National Railway system (a) in April, 1923, and (b) in April, 1924?

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Subtopic:   CAR-LOADINGS IN CANADA
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Total car-loadings of revenue freight on the principal railways in Canada for the weeks ended April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 1924, were 210,969; for the corresponding period of 1923 they were 205,820.

2. Total car-loadings on the Canadian National Railways for weeks ended April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 1924, were 99,264; for corresponding period, 1923, they were 99,533.

N.B. Data regarding car-loadings are collected and compiled on a weekly basis only.

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Subtopic:   CAR-LOADINGS IN CANADA
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MR. ARONOVICI-HOTEL SCRIBE

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

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1. What special services were performed by Mr. Aronovici between December 1, 1922, and April 15, 1923, for which he was paid $5,625?

2. Does this sum cover the whole amount received by Mr. Aronovici in respect of the Scribe hotel?

3. Who was the owner of the Scribe hotel two years ago?

4. With whom did Mr. Aronovici negotiate the purchase of the Scribe hotel?

5. What commisions were arranged for?

6. What net sum of money did those owning the hotel two years ago receive for the property?

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Subtopic:   MR. ARONOVICI-HOTEL SCRIBE
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Mr. Aronovici investigated the entire emigration position in those countries on the continent of Europe from which emigrants might be expected. He reported on the probable number of emigrants from each country, the conditions under which emigration could be induced and, generally speaking, examined the whole emigration problem from the company's point of view. In addition to this he reported on the opportunities for improving the company's position and securing additional

' freight, passenger and express business.

2. The sum in question had nothing to do with Hotel Scribe and, as indicated in the answer to question No. 1, was compensation paid to Mr. Aronovici for the services described during the period mentioned.

3. No information.

4. With the owners.

Questions

5. Question not understood. Mr. Aronovici was on salary from April 15, 1923, to December 31, 1923.

6. No information.

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Subtopic:   MR. ARONOVICI-HOTEL SCRIBE
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SCRIBE HOTEL PURCHASE

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

During the last session of parliament, it was stated that two million dollars had been used in the purchase of the Scribe hotel, but on April 24, of this year, the House was informed the cost was $2,733,693. What are the names and address^ of the persons, firms or corporations receiving any portion of this extra $733,693, and for what purposes or reasons did they receive such payments?

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Subtopic:   SCRIBE HOTEL PURCHASE
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

There was paid for the hotel property 28,000,000 francs, or approximately $2,000,000. The sum of $2,733,693 included the cost of the property, taxes, imposts, removal of tenants, etc.

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Subtopic:   SCRIBE HOTEL PURCHASE
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TRAINMEN LAID OFF

CON

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any trainmen at Stellarton or Pictou, Nova Scotia, employed by the Canadian National Railways been laid off on account of slack work?

2. If so, how many?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TRAINMEN LAID OFF
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 25.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TRAINMEN LAID OFF
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-CAR CHECKER, WESTVILLE, N.S.

CON

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who fills the position of car checker on the Canadian National Railway at Westville, in the county of Pictou, Nova Scotia?

2. When did the appointment take effect and what was the reason for it?

3. Who was previously employed in this position and w'hen and why was he retired?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-CAR CHECKER, WESTVILLE, N.S.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. T. J. Gray.

2. April 24th, 1923; to check cars supplied to and used by the mines at Stellarton and Westville.

3. No one previously employed.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-CAR CHECKER, WESTVILLE, N.S.
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-CROSSING WATCHMAN, STELLARTON, N.S.

CON

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who is employed as crossing watchman at Asphalt crossing in the town of Stellarton, Pictou county, Nova Scotia?

2. Why was he appointed?

3. When was he appointed?

4. What is his age?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-CROSSING WATCHMAN, STELLARTON, N.S.
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Norman Ferguson.

2. For the protection of vehicular and pedestrian traffic over the crossing.

3. April 20, 1923.

4. Sixty years.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-CROSSING WATCHMAN, STELLARTON, N.S.
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-WATCHMAN AT PICTOU, N.S.

May 15, 1924