May 26, 1924


Bill No. 123, for the relief of Nora Pearce.- Mr. Boys. Bill No. 124, for the relief of Albert Francis Ray.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 125, for the relief of Irene Mildred Jeffrey.-Mr. Boys. Bill No. 126, for the relief of Florence Mitchel.-Mr. Martell.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


QUEBEC ORIENTAL AND ATLANTIC, QUEBEC AND WESTERN RAILWAYS

LIB

Hon. Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure):

Liberal

1. How much was paid in 1923 to the Quebec Oriental and the Atlantic, Quebec and Western Railways, respectively, for the carrying of the mails and under what arrangement?

2. Was any amount so earned paid to the Receiver General and what was that amount and under what arrangement ?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Quebec Oriental railway, $21,490; Atlantic, Quebec and Western railway, $20,063.40. Under provisions of Order in Council P.C. 1896 of the 13th September, 1922, fixing rate of payment to railways for conveyance of mails and the regulations governing payment for such service.

2. Yes, Quebec Oriental railway, $6,017.20; Atlantic, Quebec and Western railway, $20,063.40. Under the provisions of section 8 of the subsidy acts, granting subsidy for the construction of that section of these railways between Black Cape and Gaspe, which required the railway to render service to the government up to three per cent per annum of the subsidy paid.

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BRITISH PREFERENCE

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any representations been made to His Majesty's government of Great Britain regarding the British preference?

2. Is it the intention of the government to make such representations ?

3. What communications, if any, have been received by the government on the question?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I

might answer these questions orally, as follows:

(1) At a meeting of the Economic Conference in Geneva, at the request of the British government, representations were made to the British government with respect to the British preference, and I tabled at an early stage this

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session a copy of the representations that were then made. I think the representations also appear in Hansard.

(2) This question will be answered by the answer to No. 1 which I have just given.

(3) There have been numerous communications from industrial and other interests in Canada which come to the different departments.

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FORT SMITH DISTRICT AGENT

LAB

Mr. SHAW:

Labour

1. Is Mr. C. S. MacDonald, Dominion Land Surveyor, an employee in the department of the Interior?

2. Was Mr. MacDonald appointed to the position of District Agent of the Northwest territories, at Fort Smith, N.W.T.?

3. If so, is Mr. MacDonald fulfilling the duties of that office? If not, why not?

4. (a) What person, if any, is acting as District Agent at Fort Smith, N.W.T.? (b) What salary does he receive and (c) from what fund is he being paid?

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Subtopic:   FORT SMITH DISTRICT AGENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. He was notified by the Civil Service Commission to report on receipt of instructions from the department.

3. No. Has not got necessary administrative experience.

4. (a) J. A. McDougal; (b) Salary, $2,700, living allowance, $1,500; (c) Northwest Territories Administration vote.

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MR. G. F. KNIGHT

LIB

Mr. DELISLE:

Liberal

1. Has one G. F. Knight been removed from the situation of superintendent of St. Malo shops, Quebec city, and if so, at what date?

2. Is the same G. F. Knight still employed by the Canadian National Railways, and if so, where, and in what capacity ?

3. What salary was the said G. F. Knight receiving when superintending the St. Malo shops, and what salary is he receiving now?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes, transferred, March 31, 1924, to

Moncton, as efficiency engineer.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. The railway management do not consider it in the interests of the railway to publish this information.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EMPLOYEES' UNIFORMS

CON

Alexandre Joseph Doucet

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOUCET:

1 What tailoring firm or individual was given the order for uniforms for the uniformed employees of the Canadian National Railways?

2. At what price was the order given?

3. What quantity is ordered per year (a) of suits; (b) of overcoats; (c) of caps?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

These questions are very indefinite. As to the first-name of IMr. Mackenzie King.]

firm or individual supplying uniforms it is to be remembered that the line extends over 22,600 miles. As to the second question, it is likely that there would be different prices. And the third question is as to quantities.

I call attention to the fact that I gave similar information to this on another matter last year. It is going to cost the Canadian National Railway Company considerable money. The Canadian National Railways got a very good price on some of their rolling stock and other companies were charged a higher price. As soon as I tabled the information the other companies, of course protested, with the result that the Canadian National Railways have been instructed that they cannot buy any more goods at that price, and that they will have to pay the high prices. Hon. members will see that difficulties sometimes arise if these prices are given to competitors, with a loss to the railway, if not to the country.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EMPLOYEES' UNIFORMS
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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I concur to a

certain extent with what the minister says. The position we have always taken has been that any information in connection with current business which would hurt the carrying on of the concern ought not to be given, and that only information which has regard to the ordinary management in connection with past years should be given. The situation is different so far as capital is concerned.

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WELLAND CANAL POWER CONTRACTS

May 26, 1924