May 5, 1926

JAMES McCUTCHEON COLEMAN PATENTS

LIB

Charles Gavan Power

Liberal

Mr. C. G. POWER (Quebec South):

I beg to move:

That the petition of James McCutcheon Coleman presented this day, praying for an act respecting certain patents of the said James McCutcheon Coleman, and the report of the Clerk of Petitions thereon be referred to the select standing committee on Standing Orders pursuant to the provisions of rule 88.

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Motion agreed to. Questicms



REPORTS PRESENTED Mr. SPEAKER: Report of tlie Department of National Defence (French) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1925 (Militia and Air Service).- Hon. Mr. Macdonald. Report of the Department of National Defence (French) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1925 (Naval Service).-Hon. Mr. Macdonald.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PROPERTY AND FREIGHT


' Mr. PRICE: 1. What amount of money has been spent by the government or the Canadian National Railways on the docks, buildings, tracks, or property appertaining thereto at Portland, Maine, since the acquisition of the Grand Trunk railway property, to make it a more suitable port for export and import traffic? 2. How many tons of freight were imported and exported through this port for movement by the Canadian National Railways for the years 1924-25? 3. What amount of tonnage, both export and import, was handled by the Canadian National Railways through the port of St. John in the same years? Hon. Mr. DUNNING * 1. $15,344.24. 2 and 3. The management does not consider it to fee in the public interest to give this information, which would be useful to competitors of the railway, and detrimental to its business.


SUPERANNUATION ACT


Mr. MeCLENAGHAN: 1. Has the government been petitioned by the wives and widows of contributors to superannuation funds Nos. 1 and 2, for relief? 2. Does the government propose by amendment to the Superannuation Act to grant relief, and, if so, in what particulars?


LIB

Hon. Mr. ROBB: (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The recommendations are being considered.

HOUSE OF COMMONS-CLEANING STAFF Mr. HEAPS:

1. What number bf men on the cleaning staff of the House of Commons have been reduced from $3.65 per day to $3.50?

2. What number have been increased from $3 per day to $3.50?

3. What is the length of service of the men who received an increase in pay?

4. What is the length of service of the men whose wages were reduced?

I Mr. Power.]

1. 30.

2. 7.

3. From January 7, 1926.

4. Answered by No. 3.

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SHOT GUN FACTORY

CON

Thomas Erlin Kaiser

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. KAISER:

Having regard to items 453f and 502d of tariff changes in budget announcements of April 15, 1926, would the government state how many shot gun factories are located in Canada, stating the name and address of each company?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. Mr. ROBB:

So far as is known-none.

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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

CENTRAL VERMONT RAILWAY

CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

For a copy of the annual report, for the year ending December 31st, 1925, of the Central Vermont Railway, whose capital stock is largely owned by the Canadian National Railways.

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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD

PRO

John Livingstone Brown

Progressive

Mr. BROWN:

For a copy of all correspondence between the Soldier Settlement Board and any of its officials or employees, with reference to land purchased by the board through the firm of Kennedy and Kennedy, and for all orders and instructions issued by the board with reference to any further transactions with that firm.

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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

May 5, 1926