June 1, 1925

LIB
LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

I think all the provinces

but one interpret compensation in the manner made clear by this bill.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION
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PRIVATE BILLS FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 161, from the Senate, for the relief of Harriet Elizabeth Couch.-Mr. Clifford. Bill No. 162, from the Senate, for the relief of Margaret Helen Strickland.-Mr. Hocken. Bill No. 163, from the Senate, for the relief of John Henry North.-Mr. Duff\ Bill No. 164, from the Senate, for the relief of Walter Thomas Pratchett.-Mr. Church. Bill No. 165, from the Senate, for the relief of Mary Jane Apedaile.-Mr. Sheard. Bill No. 166, from the Senate, for the relief of Cecil Donnelly.-Mr. Ladner. Questions


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


VANCOUVER SPILLERS ELEVATION

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the Vancouver Harbour Commissioners arrange with the Vancouver Terminal Grain Company (Spillers) for the use by the latter of the conveyor galleries and grain loading equipment on a jetty, adjacent to the elevator of the said Vancouver Terminal Grain Company?

2. If so, what is the tariff rate for charges for the use of said conveyor and loading system?

3. Did the chief engineer of Vancouver Harbour Board make a report on the cost of the jetty and recommend a per bushel rate of one-half cent as loading charges?

4. Has any request been filed by R. H. Gale, president of the Vancouver Terminal Grain Company, for a lower schedule of rates than that recommended by the chief engineer?

5. If so, what rate has been asked, and has the said application been granted?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER SPILLERS ELEVATION
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes. [DOT]

2. I cent per bushel.

3. Chief engineer made a report only as to cost of jetty, did not recommend any charge.

4. See answer to No. 3.

5. Mr. Gale has verbally asked for a rate of 1/10 cent per bushel, which has not been granted.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER SPILLERS ELEVATION
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BRITISH PETROLEUM WELL No. 4-TEST

PRO

*Mr. SPENCER:

Progressive

1. Has there been a test made by the Canadian National Railway officials of crude oil taken from the British Petroleum well No. 4 in the vicinity of Wain-wright, Alberta?

2. If so, what were the results obtained?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BRITISH PETROLEUM WELL No. 4-TEST
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

Mr. Speaker, such

a test has been made, but as it was made purely for a private company, the Canadian National management think, and the government agrees with their opinion, that it would be unwise to give this information to parliament.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BRITISH PETROLEUM WELL No. 4-TEST
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CANADIAN SCOTTISH AND CANADIAN BRITISHER

PRO

Mr. COOTE:

Progressive

1. Who were the contractors for the construction of the ships, Canadian Scottish and Canadian Britisher?

2. In what year was the contract let?

3. What was the amount of the contract?

4. What payments were made to the contractors and on what dates?

5. When did the contractors refuse to complete the

ships?

6. By whom were the ships finished after the failure of the contractors to complete?

7. What amount was paid these parties for the completion of the ships?

8. What was the total cost of the two ships?

9. What amount was paid by the government to parties having claims against the contractors?

10. When was bond given by the contractors for the completion of the ships, and what was the amount of the bond?

11. When was demand for payment of the bond made by the government on the bonding company?

12. What was the total tonnage of these ships?

13. What was the cost per ton for construction of these ships?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN SCOTTISH AND CANADIAN BRITISHER
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The contract was negotiated with the John L. Mullen Construction Company (who afterwards assigned their interests to the Prince Rupert Drydock and Engineering Company, Limited), in October and November, 1918. The order in council authorizing the construction of the ships is dated 12th December, 1918. The formal contract with the Prince Rubert Drydock and Engineering Company, Limited, was signed on the 21st February, 1919.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. $198 per ton deadweight. Estimated for the purpose of the contract 8,100 tons deadweight at $198 per ton = $1,603,800 for each ship.

4.

Canadian Scottish

Date of No. of

payment instalment Amount26 Feb., 1919 .. .. .. 1 $ 160.38010 Oct., 1919.. .. .. .. 2 160,38024 Dec., 1919.. .. .. .. 3 160,3803 March, 1920.. .. .. 4 80,19018 March, 1920.. .. .. 5 160,38020 May, 1920.. . .. .. 6 320,76024 Sept., 1920.. .. .. 7 240,570 $1,283,040

Canadian Britisher

Date of No. of

payment instalment Amount26 Feb., 1919 .. .. .. 1 S 160,38024 Nov., 1919 .. .. .. 2 160,38024 Dec., 1919.. . .. .. 3 160.3807 April, 1920.. . . .. 4 80,19026 April, 1920.. , ,. .. 5 160,38020 May, 1920.. . .. .. 6 160,38028 July, 1920.. . . .. 8 160,380$1,042,4705 The department was advised by telegram from Prince Rupert dated 1st November, 1920, that work on the construction of the two

ships had ceased. On the 7th December, 1920, an order was made by the court adjudging the contractors bankrupt.

6. The Wallace Shipyards Limited, North Vancouver, B.C.

7. $1,226,515.24.

Questions

8. Canadian Britisher, $2,132,565.58; Canadian Scottish, $2,142,585.74.

9. $286,495.

10. The contractors were under security from 11th February, 1919. The bond which was outstanding on the date of default was given on 21st April, 1919, and was in the sum of $321,000.

11. Bonding company was notified of the default of their principal under the bond. 2nd November, 1920.

12. Canadian Britisher, 8,320 tons deadweight; Canadian Scottish, 8,305 tons deadweight.

13. Canadian Britisher, $256.32 per ton deadweight; Canadian Scottish, $257.99 per ton deadweight.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN SCOTTISH AND CANADIAN BRITISHER
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PELAGIC SEALING TREATY 1911

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Under the treaty of 1911, between Great Britain, United States, Japan and Russia, what compensation has been paid to, (a) Russia; (b) Japan; (c) Canada; (d) United States?

2. Has the treaty and subsequent arrangement thereunder of July, 1911, been officially published in Canada and if so, where may these publications be found?

3. Under Article 16 of the said treaty has any notice been served by any of the four signatory powers that the said treaty will be terminated?

4. Has there been any accounting given for the seals killed at Robben reef, Japan and Commander island, Russia ?

5. Has Canada received payment of 15 per cent under articles 12 and 13 of the said Treaty?

6. Has pelagic sealing been carried on at Okhotsk sea since the treaty was entered into?

7. Have the United States authorities reported on the status of the sealing herd? If so, what steps have been taken to check the accuracy of the said reports?

8. Did the experts, at the time of the treaty, estimate that its effect would bring the herd up to about three million?

9. What is the total number of seals killed on the Pribylof islands since 1900?

10. Is the government aware that the number killed since 1910 on the said island, is about double the total catch by Canadian sealers prior to 1910?

11. Did W. T. Hornaday, the seal expert, estimate that the herd numbered to-day about three million seals ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PELAGIC SEALING TREATY 1911
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a), (b) and (d) Canada has no information. (c) $694,548.16.

2. The treaty was published in the Canada Gazette of December 16, 1911; in Volumes 1 and 2 of the Statutes of Canada 2 George V.; in Sessional Paper No. 84 of 1912 and in the Annual Report of the Fisheries Branch of the Department of Marine and Fisheries for 191112.

3. Canada has not been informed that any of the parties to the treaty has given such notice.

4. Yes.

5. Canada has received the 15 per cent provided for by article 12 of the treaty for the years in which killing seals for commercial purposes took place on the Russian islands until 1920. Since then no information is available as to whether seals have been killed on these islands. Canada has received the 10 per cent provided for by article 13 of the treaty for the years in which killing seals for commercial purposes on the Japanese islands took place.

6. Not so far as Canada is aware.

7. Yes. In 1914 two officers of the Canadian government visited the Pribylof islands for such purpose. No such steps have since been taken.

8. Any expression of opinion by experts at the time the treaty was concluded would doubtless be based on the length of the period during which the treaty would remain effective.

9. No information.

10. No.

11. No information.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PELAGIC SEALING TREATY 1911
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-FREIGHT TRANSFERRED

PRO

Donald Ferdinand Kellner

Progressive

Mr. KELLNER:

How many tons of freight were transferred from the Canadian National Railways to the Grand Trunk Pacific west of Font William during the year 1923-24?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-FREIGHT TRANSFERRED
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June 1, 1925