May 26, 1924

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. "What are the terms of the contracts or agreements or leases between the Cataract Power Company or the Dominion Power and Transmission Company and the government in respect of the use of water from the Welland canal for power purposes?

2. How much water is allowed to be diverted from the Welland canal under the terms of the leases or agreements ?

3. What is the installed capacity of the Decew Falls plant?

4. How much water in cubic second feet is required to operate this plant to full capacity?

5. How much water is being used to carry the load there now?

6. Do the terms of the lease or leases provide for an unlimited use of w'ater to operate at maximum capacity?

7. What are the annual rentals payable to the department for the uses of these waters?

8. Have these rentals been paid in full to date?

9. If not, how much is the company in default on rentals?

10. Is the rental called for in any way related to the maximum use of the water?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WELLAND CANAL POWER CONTRACTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The date of the leases is December 31, 1902. Provision is made for three terms of twenty-one years each with rental to be ad-

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justed at each renewal date. The flow lease is 1,000 cubic feet per second from the Welland canal at Allanburg. The annual rental for the term ending December 31, 1923, was $30,000, plus $60 per cubic foot per second of flow in excess of 1,000 cubic feet per second. The lessee agrees to supply all necessary power for the lighting and operating of the Welland canal at rates satisfactory to the lessor.

2. See answer to question No. 1.

3. Approximately 45,000 horse power.

4. Approximately 1,750 cubic feet per second.

5. The average daily consumption is approximately 1,250 cubic feet per second.

6. No.

7. See answer to No. 1.

8 and 9. The fixed rental for the term ending December 31 last, is paid in full. The rentals for any excess flow are subject to legal determination. The renewal of the lease for the second term has not yet been completed.

10. No, for years in which the maximum use does not exceed 1,000 cubic feet per second: Yes, for each year in which the maximum use exceeds 1,000 cubic feet per second.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WELLAND CANAL POWER CONTRACTS
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ONTARIO HYDRO-ELECTRIC

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Are rentals collected from the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario in respect of waters of the Trent canal used for power purposes ?

2. What rentals are payable by the Hydro-Electric Power Commission in respect of waters of the Trent canal used for power purposes?

3. Have these rentals been paid in full?

4. What amount of rental was due from the Dominion Power and Transmission Co. (Cataract Power Co.) for the last fiscal year, and what does this rental amount to in comparison with the maximum horse power developed ?

5. What amount of rental was due from the HydroElectric Power Commission for their various power developments on the Trent canal at the close of the last fiscal year, and what does this rental amount to in comparison with the maximum horse power developed?

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Subtopic:   ONTARIO HYDRO-ELECTRIC
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Hon. Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. $74,080, plus additional rental up to a maximum of $8,117 for the use of extra installation.

3. Yes.

4. $30,000, plus an amount for the use of flow in excess of 1,000 cubic feet per second, which amount is subject to legal determination.

5. $55,802. There is no relation between this amount of arrears and the maximum horse power developed. The total annual rental for the term ending October 31, 1923, was equivalent to $1.79 per horse power of turbine installation.

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Subtopic:   ONTARIO HYDRO-ELECTRIC
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RURAL MAIL ROUTES

PRO

Mr. FINDLAY:

Progressive

1. How many Rural Mail routes has the government opened since coming into office?

2. Where are these new routes situated?

3. At what dates were they opened?

4. In how many towns or cities has free mail delivery been given or extended?

5. What towns or cities have been so favoured?

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Subtopic:   RURAL MAIL ROUTES
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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. STEWART (for the Postmaster General):

1, 2 and 3. Port Credit Rural Route No. 2 (Ontario), 16th January, 1922.

Hanna Rural Route No. 2 (Alberta), 1st April, 1922.

Bentley Rural Route No. 2 (Alberta), 6th May. 1922.

Ivillam Rural Route No. 2 (Alberta), 1st February, 1923.

Port Haney Rural Route No. 1 (British Columbia), 1st September, 1923.

West Devon Rural Route No. 1 (Prince Edward Is.), 1st January, 1924.

Chateauguay Rural Route No. 2 (Quebec), 1st January, 1922.

The above were authorized before the present government took office although established on the dates mentioned.

Ivillam Rural Route No. 1 (Alberta), 4th July, 1922.

Clarkleigh Rural Route No. 1 (Manitoba), 3rd April, 1923.

Hayfield Rural Route No. 1 (Manitoba), 1st September, 1922.

Hayfield Rural Route No. 2 (Manitoba), 1st September, 1922.

North Edmonton Rural Route No. 2 (Alberta), 1st October, 1923.

Westlock Rural Route No. 2 (Alberta), 1st January, 1924.

The above are services which were temporarily suspended owing to inability to secure reasonable tenders.

Picardville Rural Route No. 1 (Alberta), 1st February, 1923.

Victoria Road Rural Route No. 1 (Ontario), 1st April, 1923.

Gunn Rural Route No. 1 (Alberta), 1st October, 1923.

Dunstable Rural Route No. 1 (Alberta), 14th March, 1924.

Hall's Harbour Rural Route No. 1 (Nova Scotia), 1st August, 1923.

Centreville Rural Route No. 2 (Nova Scotia), 1st October, 1923.

Shelburne Rural Route No. 2 (Nova Scotia), 1st November, 1923.

Stanley Rural Route No. 7 (New Brunswick), 17th July, 1922.

West Bathurst Rural Route No. 3 (New Brunswick), 1st May, 1923.

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Hampton Rural Route No. 2 (New Brunswick), 1st June, 1923.

Hartland Rural Route No. 5 (New Brunswick), 1st August, 1923.

Tobique River Rural Route No. 1 (New Brunswick), 1st October, 1923.

Coldstream Rural Route No. 3 (New Brunswick), 1st November, 1923.

Coldstream Rural Route No. 4 (New Brunswick), 1st January, 1924.

Shannon Rural Route No. 3 (New Brunswick), 1st January, 1924.

College Bridge Rural Route No. 1 (New Brunswick), 8th February, 1924.

St. Jean Port Joli Rural Route No. 2 (Quebec), 14th February, 1924.

St. Isidore Junction Rural Route No. 1 (Quebec), 16th October, 1922.

St. Clothilde de Chateauguay Rural Route No. 1 (Quebec), 15th December, 1922.

Abbotsford Rural Route No. 2 (Quebec), 9th March, 1924.

Ange Gardien de Rouville Rural Route No. 2 (Quebec), 9th March, 1924.

Vinton Rural Route No. 1 (Quebec), 19th March, 1923.

Keene Rural Route No. 3 (Ontario), 15th October, 1923.

The above are rearrangements of services which were already in existence when the present government took office.

St. Fortunat Rural Route No. 1 (Quebec), established 11th February, 1924.

4. Inauguration of letter carrier delivery, name of town, number of additional carriers employed, and date inaugurated: Waterloo, 5, July 3, 1922. North Bay, 7, October 7, 1922.

5. Extension of letter carrier delivery, name of town, number of additional carriers employed, and date of extension: Hamilton,

I, December 16, 1922. Windsor-Sandwich West, 2, Sandwich and Ford, 5, April 1, 1923. Niagara Falls, 2, June 30, 1922; 2, February 2, 1924. Oshawa. 1, December, 24, 1923. Fredericton, 1, March, 8, 1922. St. John, 1, June 30, 1922. Ottawa, 6, November 19, 1923. Peter-boro, 1, November 19, 1923. Winnipeg, 2, December 16, 1922 ; 3, February 24, 1923; nil, July 17, 1923. Saskatoon, nil, June, 5, 1922; nil, to 10 houses only, October 17, 1923; nil, to 6 houses only, January 2, 1924; nil, to 53 houses, February 14, 1924; nil, to 7 houses only, May 13, 1924. New Westminster, 1 November 10. 1922. Edmonton, nil, to 3 houses only, December 8, 1922, Edmonton, nil, to 6 houses, June 1, 1923. Nanaimo, nil, March 15, 1922. Vancouver, nil, September

II, 1922. Vancouver, nil, to 2 houses, September 25, 1923. Calgary, nil, to 14 houses, November 14, 1922. Toronto-Keelesdale

District, nil, June 1, 1923; Rivercourt

District, 1, January 15, 1924; Warren Crescent, 1, O. C. March 8, 1922; section of Lambton, Flats and to both sides of Dundas street to Humber river, November 18, 1922. Section of Spadina Heights bounded by Coulson avenue, Bathurst street, Burton road to Spandina road and Kilberry avenue, 1, O. C. March 8, 1922, November 22, 1922. Certain residents of Don Cliffe drive easterly from 3261 Yonge street, nil, March 13, 1923.

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Subtopic:   RURAL MAIL ROUTES
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-MILEAGE OPERATED

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

What was the railway mileage operated by the Canadian National Railways (a) in the Atlantic; (b) Central; and (c) Western regions in the year 1923?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-MILEAGE OPERATED
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

Atlantic Region 2,760.08

Central Region 7,830.91

Grand Trunk Western Lines.. 991.69

Western Region 10,268.21

System steam operated mileage December 31st, 1923 21,850.89

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-MILEAGE OPERATED
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BANK NOTE CIRCULATION TAX

PRO

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

Progressive

1. Is there a tax on bank note circulation in the Dominion?

2. If so, what is the amount and in what manner i9 it applied?

3. When did it come into force?

4. How much revenue has been received in each year from this source?

5. What is the cost of collection?

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Subtopic:   BANK NOTE CIRCULATION TAX
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. One fourth of one per cent quarterly calculated on the basis prescribed by section 3 of the Special War Revenue Act, 1915.

3. 1st January, 1915.

4.

1915- 16 $ 1,300,446.80

1916- 17

1,114,023.301917- 18

1,115,757.651918- 19

1,099,764.441919- 20

1,170,223.451920- 21 1,257,533.701921- 22

1,293,697.431922- 23

1.244,437.141923- 24

1,236,957.575. The expenses of collection are inconsiderable, as the tax does not involve the employment of any special staff.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BANK NOTE CIRCULATION TAX
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HON. WILLIAM PUGSLEY

CON

Mr. HANSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How long has the Honourable William Pugsley occupied the position of Investigator of war claims?

Questions

2. How much has he drawn of public moneys during the period he has been so employed?

3 How much of this has been salary and how much expenses ?

4. How many claims have been heard, and how many decisions given ?

5. What has actually been done as a result of the decisions given ?

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Subtopic:   HON. WILLIAM PUGSLEY
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Hon. Mr. COPP: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Appointed 13th March, 1923.

2. $15,020.72.

3. Salary $10,209.68; expenses $4,811.04.

4. 528 claims have been heard aggregating $31,295,619.99 but no decisions have been given.,

5. Answered by the latter part of No. 4. UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HON. WILLIAM PUGSLEY
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KOOTENAY FLATS

PRO

Levi William Humphrey

Progressive

Mr. HUMPHREY:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, memoranda, orders in council, and other documents in the possession or under the control of the government of Canada or any department thereof, of date subsequent to April 12, 1922, relating to the proposed reclamation of the area in the province of British Columbia and the state of Idaho known as the Kootenay Flats.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   KOOTENAY FLATS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL

May 26, 1924