January 26, 1926

NATURAL RESOURCES-ALBERTA

LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior):

I beg do lay on the table the

agreement made on the ninth day of January, 1926, between the Dominion of Canada and

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the province of Alberta, on the subject of the transfer to the province of its natural resources.

Copy of the joint report upon the survey and demarcation of the boundary between the United States and Canada from the source of the St. Croix river to the St. Lawrence river, also a copy of the accompanying atlas.-Hon. Mr. Stewart.

Topic:   NATURAL RESOURCES-ALBERTA
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RAILWAY ACT, 1919, AMENDMENT SPECIAL RATES PROPOSED ON COAL AND COKE


Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Toronto Northwest) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 6, to amend the Railway Act, 1919. He said: The object of this bill is to provide a remedy for the existing problem of supplying coal in Canada, and of rendering Canada independent of foreign supply. The bill is an effort to establish a national policy for the carriage of Canadian coal and coke on the same basis as is provided by the special tariff on grain and flour. The government by an order in council rescinded, and then restored, special rates on grain and flour. The coal question is 95 per cent a transportation question. Canada owns the National railways and merchant marine, and has the facilities to solve the coal problem and put in force a national coal policy which would forever make the country independent of foreign supply. Action is wanted. Coal is as much a necessity as flour and grain. Part of the Canadian grain going through American channels gets special rates. There should be equality of treatment for carrying coal on the same basis as flour and grain. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

NEGOTIATIONS FOR ERECTING TORONTO OFFICE BUILDING


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Toronto Northwest):

I would like to ask the government a question based on a despatch from Ottawa in yesterday's Toronto Globe, reading as follows:

Negotiations begun some time ago between the Department of Railways and Canals and a Toronto syndicate for the erection by the latter of a skyscraper at the northwest corner of King and Yonge streets, Toronto, have been terminated, according to Graham A. Bell, Deputy Minister of the department. "At the present moment we are where we were before those negotiations were commenced," said Mr. Bell. "The syndicate with whom we were dealing made a deposit with the department as an evidence of good faith for

the execution of the agreement, but their part of the bargain was not carried out, and they forfeited the deposit."

I would like to ask the acting leader of the House as we have no Minister of Railways, if he will be able to tell the House to-morrow what is the situation, and whether the railway offices will be moved back to King and Yonge streets, and if so when, or whether the whole negotiations have fallen through.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS FOR ERECTING TORONTO OFFICE BUILDING
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Leader of the House):

I will make the necessary inquiry,

and give the information to my hon. friend to-morrow, if possible.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS FOR ERECTING TORONTO OFFICE BUILDING
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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

What about the House?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS FOR ERECTING TORONTO OFFICE BUILDING
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FUEL SUPPLY

COAL SHORTAGE IN CENTRAL ONTARIO


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Toronto Northwest):

I would like to call the attention of the government to the very severe coal shortage in the Toronto district. The Toronto Globe of yesterday says that the "coal situation is serious," and the mayor of the city says the same thing in letters to the government, and adds that the conditions will become worse. The dealer to whom the Minister of the Interior (Mr. Stewart) referred yesterday has little anthracite, and cannot fill all his customers' orders. Coal has not been coming in for weeks. Will the government not arrange with the Canadian National Railways and the railway commission to continue for sixty days or three months the $7 rate from Alberta, to tide us over the winter months?

Topic:   FUEL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   COAL SHORTAGE IN CENTRAL ONTARIO
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior):

The Canadian National Railways-I am speaking on the authority of Sir Henry Thornton-have decided to bring down a further 25,000 tons of Alberta coal at the S7 rate, making a movement in all of 50,000 tons from the province of Alberta to the province of Ontario. I think the statement of Sir Henry Thornton covers the situation for the time being, at all events. It means a further movement of 25,000 tons at the rate of $7 per ton.

Topic:   FUEL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   COAL SHORTAGE IN CENTRAL ONTARIO
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Will corresponding rates be applied to Nova Scotia coal?

Topic:   FUEL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   COAL SHORTAGE IN CENTRAL ONTARIO
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (West Edmonton):

As I stated last evening in the House, I have wired to the Premier of Nova Scotia, and if I may be permitted, I should like to make a further statement with respect to the Nova Scotia situation. The following statement regarding the purchase of Nova Scotia coal was issued

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by the Canadian National Railways at the headquarters of the system to-day:

In order to assist in every way possible the Nova Scotia coal mining situation, the Canadian National Railways agreed more than a week ago to take 600,000 tons of coal from the British Empire Steel Corporation for use this year. The railway further agreed, in order that coal mining operations could be resumed immediately that it would accept 120,000 of this order in banked coal, although this banked coal is by no means as satisfactory as freshly mined fuel. The price to be paid for the 600,000 tons of coal was agreed upon between the Besco interests and the railway, and confirmation of the acceptance of the order was received from the Besco management on January 20th. The contract has been drawn up and only some minor details remain to be settled. The management of the Canadian National Railways from the beginning has done everything within its power to co-operate sympathetically with a view to bringing about better conditions in the industry.

Topic:   FUEL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   COAL SHORTAGE IN CENTRAL ONTARIO
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CON

Ambrose Upton Gledstanes Bury

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. A. U. G. BURY (East Edmonton):

May I ask the Minister of the Interior within what period the 25,000 tons of coal to be shipped from Alberta to Ontario are to be transported? I understand that the dealers are being rationed now, and I should like the House to know within what period these 25,000 tons are to be moved?

Topic:   FUEL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   COAL SHORTAGE IN CENTRAL ONTARIO
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (West Edmonton):

My information was that the coal was to be moved at once.

Topic:   FUEL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   COAL SHORTAGE IN CENTRAL ONTARIO
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CON

Ambrose Upton Gledstanes Bury

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURY:

But in what quantity?

Topic:   FUEL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   COAL SHORTAGE IN CENTRAL ONTARIO
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January 26, 1926