June 10, 1925


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

Will the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Low) endeavour to have

Pulpwood Resources

questions 17, 18 and 19, relating to elevators at the head of the lakes, answered this week if possible? I should like to have the information for the purposes of discussion.

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PULPWOOD RESOURCES OF MANITOBA


On the Orders of the Day:


PRO

Leland Payson Bancroft

Progressive

Mr. L. P. BANCROFT (Selkirk):

Has an order in council been passed dealing with the disposal of Manitoba's pulpwood resources, and will the government be good enough to lay a copy of it on the table of the House? Further, may we have an assurance that parliament will have an opportunity of discussing this matter before the deal is closed?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Argenteuil, Minister of the Interior):

The pulpwood

transaction in question is under consideration at the moment and no return can be made until the matter is. consummated. It is not a matter for discussion in parliament but I have no objection to bringing down the agreement, together with any order in council dealing with the whole matter when it is possible to do so. I have no objection to making a public statement on the matter, but it is one of ordinary sales which we are making from time to time.

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PRO

Leland Payson Bancroft

Progressive

Mr. BANCROFT:

Could not the order in council be placed on the table now?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

Yes, I will bring it down.

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GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN TORONTO


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON (West York) :

I want to ask the Minister of Railways (Mr. Graham) whether the newspapers of Toronto are correct, or whether he is right, in connection with the sale of railway property at the corner of King and Yonge streets, and whether he can give the House any information on the subject.

Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways): As usual, the Minister of Railways is right. To be fair, I may say that the agreement for the proposed sale to which my hon. friend refers has been partially completed. A year or two ago the Canadian National Railways purchased a building at the corner of King and Yonge streets for the purpose of maintaining the location which it had for its offices. Since the purchase of that building various offers have been made to the Canadian National Railways for the building, one of which, made recently, has been seriously

considered. But the method of procedure is for the Canadian National Railway Company to make agreements for sale subject to approval by order in council. I believe a resolution has been passed by the Canadian National Railway Company concerning the sale, but so far it has not come to the government for approval or disapproval by order in council. I expect it in a day or two.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Leader of the Opposition):

In view of the very

great importance of this matter and of the amount involved, will the Minister of Railways undertake that the facts regarding it shall be laid before the House this week?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

That is-

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

The matter of the sale, or alleged sale, of the property in Toronto and the terms of the sale.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

Should the Governor in Council not approve of the arrangement, then there would be nothing to lay before the House. But should the Governor in Council approve of the sale, I will be glad to lay all the particulars on the table.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

But my point is this: in view of the consequence of the matter, will not the Governor in Council consider it this week and either approve or disapprove the arrangement, so that parliament may know? Or if the Governor in Council have any difficulty in the premises, they might possibly consult parliament-and after that I do not think there would be any difficulty.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

This council never has any difficulty to speak of-

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

The Petersen conti-act?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

-and when the transaction is completed parliament will be entitled to all the details.

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June 10, 1925