March 2, 1925

LIB

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

Liberal

1. 1923, 11,870; 1924, 11,324. These figures include both the ocean ports and International Boundary.

2. (a) 91; (b) 182.

3. (a), (b), (c), None; (d) Answered by (a), (b) and (c).

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REJECTED IMMIGRANTS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-KAMLOOPS-KELOWNA BRANCH

CON

Mr. STIRLING:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have the negotiations between the Canadian National Railways and the Canadian Pacific Railway, with regard to Kamloops-Kelowna branch been completed ?

2. If so. with what result?

3. Is the construction at present proceeding between Campbell creek and Armstrong to be continued to Vernon. Lumby and Kelowna?

4. If so, at what date will the construction of these various portions be completed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-KAMLOOPS-KELOWNA BRANCH
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

A formal agreement is now in course of preparation which will give the Canadian National Railways running rights over the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks between Kamloops and Campbell creek (about twelve miles), and between Armstrong and Vernon (about twelve miles), and will also give the Canadian Pacific running rights over the Canadian National rails between Vernon and Lumby, and between Vernon and Kelowna, as soon as the latter stretches are completed.

Meanwhile, until the agreement is formally executed, the Canadian National Railways have tentatively secured running rights between Kamloops and Campbell creek for their construction trains.

There are at present completed on the Kamloops-Kelowna-Lumby branches 101 miles of grade out of a total of 105 miles. This gap of four miles will be completed this year. It is also intended to lay track, and ballast this mileage, erect the necessary buildings, and generally finish the line by the end of 1925.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-KAMLOOPS-KELOWNA BRANCH
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GOLD AND BANK NOTE CIRCULATION

PRO

Mr. SPENCER:

Progressive

1. During 1921, what was the monthly average total amount of gold held by the Department of Finance against the $226,002,627 of Dominion Notes issued?

2. What was the total amount of gold in all forms held by the Department of Finance in each of the past five years ?

3. What was the total amount of bank notes in circulation in January, 1925?

4. What was the total amount of gold held by the banks for redemption of their notes during 1925?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GOLD AND BANK NOTE CIRCULATION
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Amount of gold held by the department against Dominion of Canada note issue:-

At January 31st $102,858,880 45At February 28th

102,016,282 23At March 31st

98.809,085 54At April 30th

96,996.664 91At May 31st

96,986,774 97At June 30th

98,732,954 17At July 31st

97,052,221 03At August 31st

97,517,480 50At September 30th

97,870,884 64At October 31st

123,131,010 77At November 30th

138,462,626 10At December 31st

138,705,075 74

2.

1920 $102,819,670 341921

88,234,072 451922

93,232,374 671923

123.805.921 031924

110,578,586 503. Figures not yet available.4. Figures not available.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GOLD AND BANK NOTE CIRCULATION
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURN

GOVERNMENT REVENUE AT TORONTO

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

What were the total revenues of the government collected from Toronto during the past three years of record from, (a) customs and inland revenue;

(b) post office (c) income and sales tax; and (e) other sources?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT REVENUE AT TORONTO
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ONTARIO UNEMPLOYMENT

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was any report received by the government from any mayors or municipal authorities in western Ontario to meet the government regarding the relief of unemployment, or any other application received for unemployment relief and from whom?

2. What correspondence was held with the municipal authorities aforesaid, and what replies were sent by the government?

3. Did the government decline to meet them?

4. If so, why, and were they notified not to pome to Ottawa, and by whom?

5. Will the government afford the House an opportunity at an early date of discussing the whole subject of unemployment in Canada?

6. If so, when?

Unopposed Motions jor Papers

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   ONTARIO UNEMPLOYMENT
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PUBLIC WORKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA

PRO

Alan Webster Neill

Progressive

Mr. NEILL:

What is the cost when completed of the following public works, including in cases where the work is not completed estimated cost to finish: (1) dry dock at Esquimalt, Victoria; (2) post office building, Victoria; (3) outer wharf. Victoria; (4) floating dry dock, Vancouver; (5) Elevators, terminal facilities, wharves, and other properties of the Vancouver Harbour board; (6) post office, Vancouver; (7) floating dry dock, Prince Rupert; (8) government wharves and buildings, Prince Rupert?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS, BRITISH COLUMBIA
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SOLDIER SETTLERS, MANITOBA

PRO

Mr. BANCROFT:

Progressive

1. How many soldier settlers in Manitoba were granted loans prior to December 31, 1924?

2. How many of these abandoned their farms prior to December 31, 1924?

3. How many of the farms abandoned in Manitoba were resold ?

4. What was the average net loss on the farms in Manitoba thus resold, not including interest, taxes, costs of sales, etc.?

5. How many soldier settlers still on their farms in Manitoba were in arrears with payments on December 31. 1924, and to what extent?

6. On how many abandoned farms in Manitoba has no salvage sale of stock and equipment yet been held?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   SOLDIER SETTLERS, MANITOBA
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

CON

Richard Burpee Hanson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury) moved:

For a return showing by districts or regions the number of employees in each of the following classes and the average annual compensation for each employee of such class of the Canadian National Railways: receiving under $1,000 per year; receiving $1,000 per year or over but under $2,000; receiving $2,000per year or over but under $3,000; receiving $3,000per year or over but under $4,000; receiving $4,000per year or over but under $5,000; and so on until

all classes are complete.

Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and Canals): If my hon. friend wishes to discuss this question, it cannot, of course, be discussed in this form; it will have to come under the regular motions for production of papers. I might say to him that it has been referred to the Canadian National management, and they take strong exception to answering questions of this character for public use.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SALARIES
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CON

Richard Burpee Hanson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON:

I would not like the question to be dropped without considering it a little further. Perhaps I could have a word with the minister about it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SALARIES
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

All right.

Motion stands.

3PILLERS ELEVATOR SITE-VANCOUVER

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SALARIES
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March 2, 1925