April 22, 1925

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING


Mr. W. D. EULER (North Waterloo) presented the first report of the select standing committee on Railways and Shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government, as follow's: Your committee recommend that their minutes of proceedings and evidence be printed from day to day for the use of the members of the committee, and that rule 74 be suspended in relation thereto. He said: I move that the report be concurred in.


CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

The motion is only to

print the proceedings?

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Subtopic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
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LIB
CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

It is not a request of

the committee for permission to sit while the House is in session?

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Subtopic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
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LIB

Motion agreed to.


RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES


Third report of the select standing committee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines.-Mr. Cahill. _ BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE M,r. VIEN presented the second report of the select standing committee on Banking and Commerce, as follows: Votre comitS a 6tudi6 le bill n° 35, loi concemant la Compagnie d'Assurance Mutuelle du Canada sur la Vie, et il a 6te convenu d'en faire rapport sans modification.


CON

Horatio Clarence Hocken

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HOCKEN:

Mr. Speaker, I did not

understand the report. Will the clerk translate it?

The report was read in English, as follows:

Your committee have considered Bill No. 35, respecting the Mutual Life Insurance Company of Canada, and have agreed to report the same without amendment.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk)


TAX REMISSIONS

CON

HARRIS WHARF, VICTORIA COUNTY, N.S.

CON

Mr. DOUCET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What work was done on new Harris wharf, Victoria County, Nova Scotia, during the calendar year 1923-21?

2. Was the work done by contract or day labour?

3. If by contract, who was the contractor, what was the contract price and were tenders called for?

4. What were the names of each tenderer and the amount of each tender?

5. If the work was done by day labour, how many persons were employed, what were their names, what was the rate of wages paid, the number of days each person worked and the number of horses employed?

6. What amount was paid for the different classes of material, to whom and at what price?

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Subtopic:   HARRIS WHARF, VICTORIA COUNTY, N.S.
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay):

Progressive

1. A crib work block and span wharf 136 feet in length with an approach 100 feet in length, and a warehouse 12 by 16 feet was

Questions

constructed at New Harris, Victoria County, N.S., during the years 1924-25.

2. Done by contract.

3. (a) D. A. Cameron.

(b) Contract price based on unit price at approximately $6,820.03. Amount of final estimate $5,834.11.

(c) Yes.

4. D. A. Cameron $6,820.03

Thomas D. Morrison 7,259.51

Kenneth D. McKay 7,547.32

Musgrave & Sons Limited.. 8,350.00 5. Answered by No. 2.

6>. (a) Material supplied by department and taken over by contractor at cost price:

D. G. Kirk & Son. Ltd.

1343 lin. ft. creosoted logs at 75c $1,007.25

850 " " " " at 85c 722.50

6,567 Ft. B.M. " timber at $95. M. 623.86 St. John Iron Works.

3,922 lbs. iron and wire spikes.. .. $196.10 (b) Material supplied by contractor,-no information.

CANADA-AUSTRALIA TRADE RELATIONS Mr. MacLAREN:

During the present time, while negotiations with Australia for better trade arrangements are proceeding, why is the Canadian Trade Commissioner to that country being retained in Ottawa?

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Subtopic:   HARRIS WHARF, VICTORIA COUNTY, N.S.
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LIB

Thomas Andrew Low (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. LOW:

As Mr. D. H. Ross, the Australian Trade Commissioner was on leave in Canada, on the regular leave granted all Trade Commissioners, he was sent on the special trade inquiry to the West Indies. Not only was he the only trade commissioner available at that time for this special service, but he was particularly experienced and well qualified to handle negotiations of this kind. Mr. Ross is remaining in Ottawa at present completing arrangements for the conference which will be held here in June. The office in Australia in the meantime is being very efficiently handled by Mr. Ross's assistant, who has been in the employ of the department for several years, and whom Mr. Ross himself endorses as being competent to handle the Australian end of any questions which may arise during his absence. Mr. Ross will return to Australia as soon as the arrangements for the West Indian conference have been completed.

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Subtopic:   HARRIS WHARF, VICTORIA COUNTY, N.S.
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PELAGIC SEALING TREATY

April 22, 1925