April 8, 1925

VANCOUVER HARBOUR COMMISSION-ELEVATORS

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. In reference to Vancouver Harbour Commission elevator No. 2, what was the cost of the elevator complete, including all facilities and equipment necessary for the receiving, cleaning, storing and shipping of grain?

2. How were equipment and supplies for construction of No. 2 elevator purchased?

3. Were tenders called for all equipment?

4. What was the cost of the dust collecting system, No. 2 elevator?

5. What was the cost of the sheet metal work on No. 2 elevator?

6. What was the cost of the track receiving shed complete on No. 2 elevator?

7. What is the maximum electrical power required to operate No. 2 elevator?

8. What power is represented by motors now installed in No. 2 elevator, including track shed, conveyor galleries, etc?

9. When did No. 2 elevator commence operations?

10. How much grain has No. 2 elevator handled to February 28, 1925, inward?

11. What was the amount of payroll of No. 2 elevator from August 31, 1924, to February 28, 1925, including also: (a) Interest on investment; (b) Sinking fund; (c) Amount chargeable to No. 2 for superintendency, and all overhead ?

12. How much grain has No. 2 elevator shipped during its operation until February 28, 1925?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. To last engineer's certificate:

Foundations

201,991 00Superstructure

1,252,477 74Car unloading

231,290 48Total

1.685,759 22Ball pier galleries

568,418 71Substation

163,542 06Total

731,960 772. By tender.3. Yes.4. 116,305.00, last engineer's certificate.5. $79,942.52, last engineer's certificate.6. $231,290.48, last engineer's certificate.7. 1,935 H.P.

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8. 2,950 H.P.

9. November 22, 1924.

10. 3,982,117 bushels.

11. $29,134.03; (a) $7,900.00 to operation;

(b) $6,780.00 to operation; (c) $23,715.29.

12. 2,309,152 bushels.

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CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When was the Vancouver Harbour Commission elevator No. 3 to be completed in accordance with terms of the agreement with the British Oriental Grain Company ?

2. Has the said elevator been completed and turned over for operation, if so, when?

3. What engineer drew the plans and designed the extension of harbour commission elevator No. 3, and on whose authority and instructions did he act?

4. Did any practical elevator superintendent, or operator pass on the plans, design and layout of No. 3 elevator annex and extensions, if so, who?

5. Was the said extensions, including jetty let by contract, and was the said work constructed under one contract or divided?

6. How many tenders were received and what was the amount of the lowest tender?

7. What was the estimated engineers cost of No. 3 elevator complete?

8. What has the said work cost to date, and what amount still remains unpaid?

9. What will be the total capacity of said elevator when completed?

10. If the said elevator is to be leased or rented to the British Oriental Grain Company, what is the rental of same to be?

11. Will the said lessee pay cargo rates for grain loaded out over No. 3 elevator galleries?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. December 31, 1924.

2. Workhouse: Yes-March 31, 1924.

Storage house and jetty: No.

3. Messrs. Barnett McQueen Construction Co. Ltd. by authority of and on instructions from Vancouver Harbour Commissioners.

4. Yes, Colin McLean, superintendent, of elevators for Vancouver Harbour Commissioners at time plans were prepared.

5. Elevator extensions, jetty and dredging were let by separate contracts.

6. Por jetty, four tenders were received, amount of lowest tender being $48,753.55 based on unit prices for material in place of estimated quantities furnished by chief engineer for jetty as originally designed. For elevator extension, seven tenders received, lowest being $160,000, for construction of storage house, dryer house and completion of shipping gallery.

7. Workhouse, storage house and dryer, which constitutes the elevator proper, $531,500. To include land purchase, jetty and conveyor gallery add $292,912.

8. Total cost including land purchase up to February 28th, 1925, $630,156.94. Estimated amount required to finally complete elevator and jetty $194,255.06.

9. Workhouse 125,000 bushels

Storage house 500,000 bushels

Total 625,000 bushels

10. The agreement provides that the lessee covenants that it will pay to the lessor as annual rental for the lands and premises an amount which ^hall be equal to the interest paid on the bonds issued by the lessor, the proceeds of Which -have been used in the acquiring of the said -property and making improvements thereon as herein provided for, together with an additional amount to be paid into a sinking fund which paid in equal annual instalments will retire the said bonds within a -period of twenty-one years, together with an additional annual amount of one per centum on the amount of -the said bonds as a supervision charge. It being provided, however, that in no event shall the total charges as aforesaid be greater than nine per centum per annum on the amount of the said bonds, the proceeds of which have been used as aforesaid, dhe lessee in addition thereto covenants and agrees -to pay all registration and solicitor's charges in connection with acquiring title to the -said land and registration charges, solicitor's charges and trustee's charges in connection with the said bond issue. For the purpose of ensuring that the lessee will create a revenue of not less than twelve thousand dollars per annum over the said shipping facilities to be provided by the lessor as hereinbefore set out, the said amount of twelve thousand dollars has been included in the said annual rental herein provided- to be paid by the lessee, it being understood and agreed between the parties hereto, however, that as against the said rental so to be paid, the lessee shall be credited with all amounts paid to the lessor by the lessee by wa5' of cargo or other harbour rates up to but not exceeding an amount of twelve thousand dollars, per annum.

11. The agreement provides that the lessee covenants with the lessor that it will pay or cause to be -paid all harbour rates and- dues and tolls and all switching charges properly payable by it, it being understood and agreed that the switching of cars, on, to, or from the premises hereby demised, to be under the control of the lessor. For the purpose of ensuring that the lessee will create a revenue of not less than twelve thousand dollars per annum over the said shipping -facilities to be -provided by the lessor as hereinbefore set out, the said amount of twelve thousand dollars has been included in the said annual rental herein provided to be -paid by the lessee, it being understood and agreed between the parties hereto, however, that as against the said rental so to

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be paid, the lessee shall be -credited with all amounts paid to the lessor by the lessee by way of cargo or other harbour rates up to but not exceeding an amount of twelve thousand dollars per annum.

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PRO

Mr. COOTE:

Progressive

1. What was the number of bushels of grain handled by the grain elevator belonging to the Vancouver Harbour Commission at Vancouver for the year ending July 31, 1924?

2. What was the handling charge per bushel?

3. What were the total receipts from handling charges of (a) Grain; (b) Other sources?

4. What was the number of employees at the elevator ?

5. What was the total wage paid to said employees?

6. What other expenses, if any, were incurred in connection with the operation of this elevator?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Total amount of grain shipped out 53,-

096,150 bushels.

2. Operating cost per budhel .941c.

3. Operating revenue:

Elevation $533,646 32Cleaning

116,568 87Drying

462 00Sacking

56,934 62Storage

78,187 45Sundry revenue

4,387 39

4. 151.

5. Superintendence $ 9.599 75Office salaries

15,246 09Maintenance labour

31,917 28Operating labour

164,283 26

6. Power $ 24,515 18Operating miscellaneous expenses

14.666 04Maintenance supplies

21,125 22Improvements

50,033 04Office supplies, expenses, etc. 22,428 05Registration fees

2,215 16Interest and exchange.. .. 12 98Insurance

17,027 29

Water front charge on grain

handled 71,284 11

Proportion miscellaneous expenses chargeable to elevator 55.544 00

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$499,897 45 VANCOUVER HARBOUR COMMISSION-EMPLOYEES

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What number of employees of all ranks were in the service of the Vancouver Harbour Commission on December 31, 1921-22-23 - 24?

2. What was the total amount paid in salaries for services of all classes by the Vancouver Harbour-Commissioners for calendar years 1921-22-23-24?

3. What was the total deep-sea tonnage inwards and outwards in the years 1921-22-23-24?

4. What was the total revenue of the harbour commissioners during the calendar years 1921-22-23-24?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. 1921, 38; 1922, 46; 1923, 347; 1924, 511.

2. 1921, $83,174.19; 1922, $90,690.31; 1923, $205,354.27; 1924, $687,093.80.

3. 1921, $1,237,687; 1922, $1,915,194; 1923, $2,631,888; 1924, $3,679,324.

4. 1921, $340,937.88; 1922, $425,076.48; 1923, $725,880.30; 1924, $1,870,521.00.

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VANCOUVER HARBOUR-NO. 1 JETTY

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Having reference to the jetty at No. 1 Vancouver Harbour Commission elevator, has the superstructure of said jetty been completed?

2. Has the government received any intimation that this superstructure is improperly designed and constructed ?

3. What is the total cost of (a) said No. 1 jetty, (b) superstructure, (c) equipment?

4. Who is the designing engineer and what was the engineer's estimate of the cost?

5. Was it constructed by contract?

6. If so, what was the amount of lowest tender

and to whom was the contract awarded?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. No.

2. No.

3. Substructure to last engineer's

certificate $448,558 86Superstructure to last engineer's certificate

172,949 724. W. G. Swan, substructure. .. 462,059 18

John S. Metcalf Co., Ltd.,

superstructure and equipment 254,377 00

5. Yes.

6. Contract awarded Pacific Construction Co., Ltd., at unit prices for substructure. Contract awarded Northern Construction Co., Ltd. and J. W. Stewart for superstructure, $236,149.30. Contract awarded Northwestern Dredging Co., Ltd., for dredging at unit prices.

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VANCOUVER HARBOUR CONSTRUCTION

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Does the government have an inspector on all works being constructed by the Vancouver Harbour Commissioners out o? appropriation advanced by the Dominion government ?

2. Who was the inspector on (a) No. 1 elevator extension, (b) No. 1 elevator jetty and superstructure, (c) No. 2 elevator, (d) No. 3 elevator extensions and jetty?

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LIB

STEAMSHIP SUBSIDIES

CON

Mr. McQUARRIE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What subsidies are being paid to steamship lines plying between South Africa and Canada, (a) as to Atlantic Ports, (b) as to Pacific ports?

2. What is the tonnage and value of cargoes carried between the said ports, by ships benefiting by such subsidies ?

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

Liberal

1. (a) During the fiscal year 1924-25, which has just closed, a subsidy of $125,000 was paid

for the Canada-South Africa sendee. This will be reduced to $100,000 for 1925-26. This subsidy includes calls at West Africa as well as South Africa. The service is an outward one only, from Canada to South Africa; (b) Nil.

2. During the last four calendar years, the origin, quantity, and value of cargoes carried by the subsidized line were as follows:-

Canadian Origin United States Origin Total Tons Tons Tons Calendar Tons Measure- Tons Measure- Tons Measure- Year Weight ment Value Weight ment Value Weight ment Value1921.. .. .. 16.262 14,395 14,082.959 1,281 5,737 $ 677,720 18,243 20,132 $4,760,6791922.. .. .. 22.217 22.777 4,108.142 989 4.239 499,811 23,206 27,016 4,557,9531923.. .. .. 37,656 25,443 5,305,222 798 6,605 789,672 38,454 32,078 6.294,8941924.. .. .. 40,157 19,114 6,511,160 1,958 15 #39 1,828,195 42,115 35,053 8.339,355

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April 8, 1925