April 20, 1925

PUBLIC SERVICE REARRANGEMENTS


Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved1 for leave to introduce Bill No. 43, to amend the act to authorize rearrangements and transfers of duties in the public service. He said: This bill, Mr. Speaker, will not involve any change in the existing law. It is suggested by the commissioners for the revision of the statutes in order to make the present law clearer. The purpose of the measure is to give power to the Governor in Council to transfer a branch of a department to another department and at the same time to transfer the duties of the officers of that 'branch to the other minister. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.) Questions


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-DEBT

CON

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What additions were made to the funded and unfunded debt of the Canadian National Railways and affiliated companies, exclusive of the obligations of lines in the United States and of separately operated properties during each of the years 1921, 1922 and 1923?

2. What was the total amount required for interest on funded and unfunded debt of the Canadian National Railways and affiliated companies, exclusive of the obligations of lines in the United States and of separately operated companies during each of the years 1921, 1922 and 1923?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-DEBT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 1921-

Debt to public $ 10,549,767 98

Debt to government, including interest 122,642,486 83

Debt to public (decrease) $ 26,032,305 07

Debt to government, including interest 85,654,123 70

Debt to public $ 18,855,412 04

Debt to government, including interest 97,437,273 96

2. Year 1921-

Interest due public.$33,530,140 26Interest due government.. 20,966,781 99

$54,496,922 25

The interest on unfunded debt was.. .. 878,224 30

Year 1922-

Interest due public $33,723,850 40

Interest due government.. 24,912,875 88

58,636,726 28

The interest on unfunded debt was.. .. 111,063 61

Year 1923-

Interest due public.$34,126,065 80Interest due government.. 30,157,943 67

64,284,009 47

The interest on unfunded debt was.. .. 126,725 98

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-DEBT
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CON

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What additions were made to the funded and unfunded debt of the Canadian National Railways and affiliated companies during each of the years 1921, 1922 and 1923?

2. What was the total amount required for interest on funded and unfunded debt of the Canadian National Railways and affiliated companies during each of the years 1921, 1922 and 1923?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-DEBT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 1921-

Debt to public $ 10,278,767 98

Debt to government (including interest) 122,642,486 83

Debt to public (decrease) $ 26.326,305 07

Debt to government (including interest) 85,654,123 70

Debt to public $ 18,595,912 04

Debt to government (including interest) 97,437,273 96

2. Year 1921-

Interest due public $34,476,014 02

Interest due government.. 20,966,781 99

$56,442,796 01

The interest on unfunded debt was.. .. 1,106,176 56

Year 1922-

Interest due public $34,652,324 38

Interest due government.. 24,912,875 88

59,565 200 26

The interest on unfunded debt was.. .. 235,917 33

Year 1923-

Interest due public $35,041,380 28

Interest due government.. 30,157,943 67

65,199,323 95

The interest on unfunded debt was.. .. 239,536 07

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-DEBT
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SADDLE LAKE INDIAN RESERVE

PRO

Mr. KELLNER:

Progressive

1. Was a portion of the Saddle Lake Indian reserve reclaimed by the Crown?

2. If so, how long did it remain in the possession of the Crown ?

3. Is the title for said lands vested in the Soldier Settlement Board ?

4. If so, by what authority was this land reclaimed from the Indians?

5. By what authority was it transferred to the Soldier Settlement Board ?

6. What was the consideration paid to the Indians?

7. What was the selling price to the Soldier Settlement Board?

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Subtopic:   SADDLE LAKE INDIAN RESERVE
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes, about 18,000 acres recently surrendered by the band.

2. Surrender not yet approved by order in council.

3. Transfer not yet completed.

4. By statutory powers provided in Indian Act.

5. Surrender was granted by the Indians in order that the area so released might be sold to the Soldier Settlement Board of Canada.

6. Indians 'have received a per capita cash payment of $100. Balance will be placed to credit of band funds.

7. $10 per acre cash.

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Subtopic:   SADDLE LAKE INDIAN RESERVE
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EQUIPMENT

CON

Murray MacLaren

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacLAREN:

How many steel passenger cars have been added to the equipment of the Canadian National Railways during the years ending March 31st, 1923, 1924 and 1925?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

1923, nil; 1924, 154; 1925, 65. Total, 219.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EQUIPMENT
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PARLIAMENT BUILDING TOWER-CARILLON

CON

Mr. WILSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many tenders were received by the Department of Public Works for the installing of a carillon in the tower of this building?

Questions

2. What were the names of the firms who tendered and the amount of their respective tenders?

3. Has the contract been awarded?

4. If so, to what firm and at what price?

5. Will the government table a copy of all tenders in connection with the said contract entered into for the installation of the above-mentioned carillon?

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Subtopic:   PARLIAMENT BUILDING TOWER-CARILLON
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KING:

Progressive

1. Four.

2.

Gillett & Johnston

Scheme Scheme SchemeNo. 1 No. 2 No. 353 bells 52 bells 53 bellsCarillon $40,500 00 $39,500 00 $44,650 00Clock No. 1 (as per plan and specification).. .. 19,281 20 19,281 20 19,281 20Automatic player 6,300 00 6,300 00 6,300 00$66,081 20 $65,081 20 $70,231 20Carillon . $40,500 00 $39,500 00 $44,650 00 Clock (alternative).. . . 21,192 80 21,192 80 21,192 80Automatic player . 6,300 00 6,300 00 6,300 00$67,992 80 $66,992 80 $72,142 80 John Taylor & Co. Carillon . $42,300 00 $40,000 00 $45,000 00 Clock . 19.200 00 19,200 00 19,200 00Automatic player . 6,000 00 6,000 00 6,000 00$67,500 00 $65,200 00 $70,200 00 Wm. Ashall Carillon (Taylor bells). . $44,400 00 $42,000 00 $47,200 00 Clock (Taylor bells).. . 21,922 00 21,922 00 21,922 00Automatic player . 6,300 00 6,300 00 6,300 00$72,622 00 $70,222 00 $75,422 00Carillon (Mears &] I $62,900 00 Clock (Mears & Stain- 1 $58,200 00 $64,400 00 bank bells) Automatic player . 6,300 00 6,300 00 6,300 00

Mears & Stainbank

Carillon $60,550 39 $56,756 71 $62,164 62No No NoClock quotation quotation quotationNo No NoAutomatic player quotation quotation quotation3. Yes.4. (a) Gillett & Johnston; (b) $63,930 (Scheme No. 3, without automatic player).5. Yes.

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Subtopic:   PARLIAMENT BUILDING TOWER-CARILLON
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HUDSON BAY RAILWAY

PRO

Mr. SPENCER:

Progressive

1. Referring to answer question No. 21, replied to

the 8th of April, 1925: On what railways was the

$8,084 spent?

2. What were the reasons for continuing construction on the Hudson Bay Railway during the war?

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Subtopic:   HUDSON BAY RAILWAY
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April 20, 1925