May 11, 1925

LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

Mr. Speaker, this

is a peculiar question in that it seeks to have the Canadian National Railways give to the public information which no other railway company gives. It really is asking the railway owned by the government to do something that no other railway company in Canada is asked to do, or does, or, possibly, would do. I may say this, however. The management of the Canadian National Railways are very much averse to giving this information, for the reasons I have suggested. I have urged them to give it in this case, particularly as it relates only to the higher paid officials and does not include the employees in general. With that understanding-that it is not opening the door to a series of questions that will be handing the entire information as to salaries over to the public for use by other companies, information which if given would also give rise to endless jealousies in the staff itself-I am prepared to answer the question. The answer being confined within the limits I have stated, I do not think it will do any appreciable harm.

The answer is as follows:

1. 17.

2. $350,083.33.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SALARIES
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EQUIPMENT

CON

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount of equipment was purchased by or for the Canadian National system in each of the years 1922, 1923 and 1924?

2. What was the total amount charged for equipment in the system's boobs at the close of the year 1924?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EQUIPMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1.

1922 $ 28,737 50

1923 29,959,452 28

1924 14,487,162 27

(Including sales tax totalling $1,686,885.22.) 2. $346,896,425.29.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EQUIPMENT
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ST. LEONARD SUB-COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS

CON

Mr. DOUCET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When did the position of sub-collector of Customs and Excise at St. Leonard's Madawaska county, New Brunswick, become vacant?

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2. When were applications called by the Civil Service Commission for the filling of this vacancy?

3. How many applications were received?

4. What are the names of the successful applicants?

5. Was an order issued by the commission to one Joseph Desjardines to report for duty and on what date?

6. Was that order withdrawn? If so, on what date and why?

7. When does the Department of Customs and Excise propose appointing a permanent official to that position ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. LEONARD SUB-COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS
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LIB

Hon. Mr. COPP: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. August 31, 1924, through the death of the sub-collector.

2. September 10, 1924.

3. One.

4. Mr. E. J. Roy.

5. Not to this position.

6. Answered by No. 5.

7. E. J. Roy permanently appointed from December 1, 1924.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. LEONARD SUB-COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS
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WAR REPARATIONS

CON

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What action is being taken to settle claims for reparations ?

2. When is it expected that these claims will be paid?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WAR REPARATIONS
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LIB

Hon. Mr. COPP: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. The appointment of a successor to the late Hon. William Pugsley, the commissioner appointed to consider the report upon claims for reparation, is under consideration.

2. Oni the completion of the report of the Reparation Commissioner the subject will be dealt with.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WAR REPARATIONS
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

REVENUE OF CANADA

CON

Mr. ROSS (Simcoe):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total revenue of Canada for the years ending 31st March, 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1925, respectively, from the following sources, import duty, excise duties, excise taxes, income war tax, business profits war tax, any other sources?

2. What per cent of the amount received was the cost of collection in each case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   REVENUE OF CANADA
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GRAIN ELEVATORS

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many grain elevators are owned or operated (a) by Dominion government; (b) haibour commissioners under control of the minister of marine; (c) by the Canadian National Railways; (d) or sublet from any of the above?

2. Where is eadh elevator located, -what is the type of construction, and what is the storage capacity of each?

3. What was the cost of each, exclusive of site?4. What was the cost of each, including site?5. What is the number and kind of separator,

cleaner and dryer in each?

Unopposed Motions jor Papers

6. What is the capacity and kind of conveyor system in each elevator, including the number of legs?

7. By what kind of power is each operated, showing maximum demand and connected load of each plant ?

8. What amount of grain did each handle during each of the crop years, ending 1922, 1923, 1924 inwards and outwards?

9. Which of the above elevators are operated under the Canada Grain Act, and under what authority are others operated?

10. Which are licensed and bonded by the Board of Grain Commissioners?

11. What is the insurance rate on each (a) building; (b) contents?

12. What are the charges in each and in case of conveyor charges, at what rate in each case?

13. What are the number of receiving pits in each elevator and number of car loading spouts?

14. In which of the above elevators are "car dumps" used, or automatic power, or shovels, and if car dumps are used, what make?

15. Are any of the above elevators in process of construction, or if incomplete, how much still remains to complete?

16. What was the operating revenue and operating expenses, exclusive of interest and sinking fund, on each of the above elevators?

17. In cases where elevators are leased (a) what are the rentals; (b) to whom leased; (c) terms of lease?

18. What are the number of scales in each elevator, showing receiving, shipping, bagging capacity of each?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   GRAIN ELEVATORS
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RAILWAY GRADES

LIB

Louis-Simon-René Morin

Liberal

Mr. MORIN:

What are the maximum grades between engine runs from (a) Calgary to Vancouver on the CanadianPacific Railway; (b) Edmonton to Vancouver on the Canadian National Railways; (c) Fort William to North Bay on the Canadian Pacific Railway; (d) Superior Junction to Cochrane on the CanadianNational Railways; (e) North Bay to Montreal on the Canadian Pacific Railway; (if) Cochrane toQuebec on the Canadian National Railways; (g) Famha/m to McAdam Junction on the Canadian

Pacific Railway; and Oh) Levis to McGivney Junction, New Brunswick, on the Canadian National Railways?

Topic:   RAILWAY GRADES
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS


No. 1 ELEVATOR, VANCOUVER


CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

For a return showing statement made out by Messrs. Wilson and Wilson, in October, 1924, as auditors for Vancouver Harbour Commissioners, covering the operation of No. 1 elevator, for crop year ending July 31, 1924.

Topic:   UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
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May 11, 1925