March 15, 1926

SEIZURES BY CUSTOMS OFFICERS

CON

Mr. BARBER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many trucks and automobiles have been seized by officers of Customs and Excise, or other officers of the federal government at the ports of Huntingdon and Abbotsford, British Columbia, during the years 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925?

2. How were these cars disposed of?

3. What amount was realized in each case?

4. What was name realized making seizure?

5. What amount wint to officer, in each case, making seizure?

6. What name appears as informant on seizure reports, in each case?

7. "What amount went to informant in each case?

8. What amount went to the department in each case?

Topic:   SEIZURES BY CUSTOMS OFFICERS
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COAL IMPORTS

CON

Mr. MacDONALD (Cape Breton South):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What quantity of coal was imported into Canada during each of the calendar years 1921,-1922, 1923, 1924 and 1925 from the United States for the Canadian National Railways (a) exclusive of lines formerly known as the Grand Trunk Railway Company, and (b) including the said Grand Trunk Railway Company, and what quantity outside of the United States, and what quantity through Canadian ports and what quantity through United States ports?

2. Wrhat was the cost per ton of the said coal at the border?

3. What amount was paid for such coal (a) exclusive of that used by the lines formerly known as the Grand Trunk Railway Company, and (b) including the said Grand Trunk Railway Company?

Topic:   COAL IMPORTS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND BRANCHES

CON

Mr. MACDONALD (Kings):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total amount of money received on account of freights, passenger traffic, mail and express carriage, and from all other sources within the province representing the internal business of the Prince Edward Island branches of the Canadian National Railways during the year ending December 31, 1925?

2. What was the total amount of money received in the several offices of the Canadian National Railways within the province of Prince Edward Island for all freight, passenger and other traffic from the mainland to points within the island for the year ending December 31, 1925?

3. What was the total tonnage of express, mail and other freights carried by the car ferry from the province outward to the mainland, and what was the total sum of money received therefor, during the year 1925?

4. What was the number of passagers travelling outward from the province of Prince Edward Island, including auto cars and special baggage or appliance, via the Canadian Northern Railways during the year 1925, and what were the total cash receipts from this traffic?

5. What was the total net cost of operating the car ferry Prince Edward, for the year 1925, and what proportion of said cost has been charged up to the Prince Edward Island branch of the government railway system ?

6. What was the gross cost, per mile, of operating the Canadian National Railways, and, what the like cost of operating the Prince Edward Island branches of the railway system, per mile, for the year 1925?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND BRANCHES
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CANAL SYSTEMS-REVENUES AND MAINTENANCE

CON

Mr. MacLAREN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What revenues have been derived from the canal systems of Canada since confederation giving the individual earnings of each canal?

2. What has been the outlay for maintenance in each year since confederation on each canal system?

Topic:   CANAL SYSTEMS-REVENUES AND MAINTENANCE
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HEALTH OF ANIMALS BRANCH

CON

Mr. SUTHERLAND (South Oxford):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. IVhat amount has been paid, out under the heads of salaries bonuses and expenses to officials of the Department of Agriculture in each province, from the vote in the Estimates entitled, Health of Animals, for the years ending March 31, 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1925?

Questions as Orders for Returns

2. What is the total sum paid under these heads in each year mentioned?

3. What amount was paid out in compensation for animals slaughtered in each province during the years mentioned in question one for cattle, horses, sheep and hogs?

4. What amount was paid out of the vote entitled live stock, in salaries, bonuses and expenses of the officials of the Department of Agriculture, in each province, in each of the years 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1925?

Topic:   HEALTH OF ANIMALS BRANCH
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REVENUE FROM PROVINCES .

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the total revenue of the government from all sources for the last year of record?

2. What portion of this cash revenue is contributed by each one of the nine provinces, and what are the respective amounts from each province?

Topic:   REVENUE FROM PROVINCES .
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CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE -COST AND SALES

CON

Hon. Mr. EDWARDS (Frontenac):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many vessels still comprise what is known as the Canadian Government Merchant Marine and what is the name and tonnage of each?

2. When and where were the vessels of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine constructed and at what cost?

3. What are the names and tonnage of the government merchant marine vessels disposed of and were they sold by tender or private sale, and to whom, at what price and on what terms of payment?

4. What was the cost of each of the vessels referred to in question No. 3?

5. What has been the annual revenue from and the annual cost of maintenance of each of the vessels of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine since construction to the end of the year 1925 or disposal of

vessels ?

Topic:   CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE -COST AND SALES
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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT LANDS

PRO

Mr. WARD:

Progressive

1. What is the total amount of arrears on soldier settlement operations to December 31, 1925?

2. How many of the abandoned farms have been resold?

3. What was the total charges against these lands, including all costs?

4. What was the sale price by the board, when resold ?

5. What was the sale price to the original settler, how many of these were crown lands, how many loans, and how many purchases?

6. What is the number of farms still unsold and the total charges outstanding against them, how many are crown lands, how many loans and how many purchases?

7. What number of abandoned farms were rented during the past year, what was the total charges against them, what was the net return received by the board as rent, and what per cent rate does this show on the board's total investment therein?

8. How many soldier settlers are in arrears in whole or part as of 31st of December, 1925, and how many of these are married?

9. How many have abandoned their holdings as of December 31, 1925, and how many abandoned their farms during the calendar years 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1925?

10. How many of those in arrears are settlers on homesteads or soldier grants, and what is the arrears?

11. How many of those in arrears are settlers on land owned by themselves on which the board made loans for development work, and what is the arrears?

12. How many of those in arrears are settlers on land purchased for them by the board and what is the arrears?

13. How many of those farms abandoned were homesteads or soldier grants and what is the total charges against them?

14. How many of those abandoned are lands owned by the settler and mortgaged to the board, and what is the total charges against them?

15. How many of those abandoned are lands purchased by the board for settlers and what is the total charges against them?

16. How many of those paid in full are settlers on homesteads or soldier grants and what is the amount paid by them?

17. How many of those paid in full are on lands privately owned and mortgaged to the board and what is the amount paid by them?

18. How many of those paid in full are on lands purchased by the board for settlers and what is the amount paid by them?

19. How many abandoned farms have been disposed of to British settlers under the land settlement scheme, what was the price paid by these settlers, what was the original sale price paid by these settlers, what was the original sale price of these lands to the soldier settlers, what was the total liability of the board in these lands at the time of sale to British settlers?

Topic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT LANDS
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PRINCE RUPERT ELEVATOR

CON

Mr. ESLING:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Prince Rupert elevator been completed?

2. If so, when?

3. What is the total cost?

4. Is the elevator now being operated?

5. How many bushels of grain have been received at this elevator?

6. How many bushels of grain have been shipped out of the said elevator?

7. What are the charges, in detail, connected W'lth the handling of grain in said elevator?

8. How many persons are employed in said elevator?

9. What are the names, salaries and duties of such employees, respectively?

10. Who recomended the said employees, respectively, for appointment?

Topic:   PRINCE RUPERT ELEVATOR
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Mr. ROBB:

I now table the return. UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

Topic:   PRINCE RUPERT ELEVATOR
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REPORT OF R. P. CLERK

March 15, 1926