February 19, 1926

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 12, respecting Joliette and Northern Railway Company.-Mr. Denis (Joliette). Bill No. 13, respecting a patent owned by The John E. Russell Company.-Mr. Kay. TRANSPORTATION OF COAL On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Lewis Wilkieson Johnstone

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. L. W. JOHNSTONE (Cape Breton North-Victoria):

Has the Minister of the

Interior suggested to the government that they provide a small sum of money sufficient to meet the costs of moving 15,000 tons of coal from Sydney Mines to Montreal over and above $3.25 per ton?

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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 (West Edmonton, Minister of the Interior):

No.

HUDSON BAY RAILWAY On the Orders of the Day:

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CON

William Walker Kennedy

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. W. KENNEDY (Winnipeg South Centre):

On the 12th of this month

I put a question to the government with reference to the importation into the province of Saskatchewan qf a certain quantity of ties from the state of Minnesota for use on the Hudson Bay railway. The acting leader of the government [Mr. W. W. Kennedy,!

(Mr. Lapointe) replied to the effect that the report was incorrect inasmuch as he had nc information on the subject. Thereupon I wrote to the vice-president of the Canadian National Railways, purchasing department, and I have this morning obtained a reply giving certain information which I should like to submit to the House.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Leader of the House):

Is my hon. friend asking a question or is he seeking to give information to the House?

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PRO

Donald MacBeth Kennedy

Progressive

Mr. KENNEDY (Winnipeg):

I am bringing a certain matter to the attention of the government.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Send us the letter.

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PRO

Donald MacBeth Kennedy

Progressive

Mr. KENNEDY (Winnipeg):

With the

permission of the House I desire to quote from this letter:

I have your letter of fifteenth instant in respect to the use of ties from the state of Minnesota.

The information in connection with this situation is that we were asked by our operating department to furnish them with a quantity of cedar ties for the Hudson Bay line, as it was felt that cedar ties would be of more advantage on that line than others because the traffic is light and, therefore, the mechanical wear on the ties would not be very heavy, and because a good cedar tie withstands the atmosphere well under light traffic conditions. There are none of these ties available in the vicinity of the Hudson Bay line, and I may say that we are buying all the ties we can get in Saskatchewan. It was very imperative, therefore, that we bring cedar ties from somewhere.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I would advise the hon.

member to put the question on the order paper.

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THE COUNTESS OF CATHCART


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Samuel William Jacobs

Liberal

Mr. S. W. JACOBS (Cartier):

I should

like to ask the Minister of the Interior whether he has received an application from the Countess of Cathcart to enter this country and if so whether the "moral turpitude" clause, which in our law is similar to that in the United States, will be applied.

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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 (West Edmonton, Minister of the Interior):

No, Mr. Speaker.

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AUDITOR GENERAL'S REPORT


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON (West York):

May I ask the Minister of Finance what has become of the first volume of the Auditor General's report. The last time we had this matter under consideration I gathered from what the minister told us that this volume of the report would be in the House that after-

The Address-Mr. Kennedy (Winnipeg)

noon. I am afraid the Auditor General has forgotten about it in the meantime.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance):

No fault is to be found with the Auditor General. I had from the Assistant Auditor General, Mr. Kearns, a few days ago a memorandum, which I regret I have not before me now, saying that the work had been delayed in the printing department, but he assures me that the report will be ready early next week.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I suppose my

hon. friend will at least undertake before this House adjourns to make sure that that volume is brought down. It certainly ought to be.

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February 19, 1926