February 28, 1929

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


TOBACCO INVESTIGATION

CON

Mr. GOTT:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total cost of the tobacco investigation in western Ontario during the year 1928?

2. What are the names of those who served on the commission?

3. How much was paid to each for: (a)

salaries: (b) per diem; (c) transportation; (d) other allowances ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TOBACCO INVESTIGATION
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LIB

Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. S3,541.27.

2. E. S. Archibald, chairman; E. P. Tellier; H. B. Archibald; A. J. Desfosses, secretary.

3. (a) Salaries:-No salaries chargeable to the commission. Regular salaries of E. S. Archibald and A. J. Desfosses continued by the department for their regular duties, which duties they were able to maintain by brief recesses in work of the commission.

(b) Per diem:-$20 per diem each H. B. Archibald and E. P. Tellier-each $640. In addition thereto, all 3 commissioners received $12 per diem allowance living expenses:- E. S. Archibald, $324; E. P. Tellier, $384; H. B. Archibald, $384.

(c) Transportation:-E. S. Archibald, $143.90; E. P. Tellier, $180.40; H. B. Archibald, $231.52; A. J. Desfosses, $91.90.

(d) Allowances:-$221.55. This includes living expenses of secretary, hiring of halls for meetings, advertising meetings, and other incidentals.

Note:-The printing of the commission's report cost an additional $300.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TOBACCO INVESTIGATION
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ELECTRIC POWER IMPORTS

CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

_ 1. What quantity of electric power was imported to Canada in the year 1928, at each of the following points: Coatieook, St. Armand, St. Johns, Emerson, Gretna, North Portal, Lethbridge, Niagara Falls, and Sarnia?

2. Were such importations under provisions of a license or licenses from the United States or any state of the union?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ELECTRIC POWER IMPORTS
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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Prior to April 1st, 1928, no record. Statement showing the imports from the United States of electrical energy entered for

Montreal Terminal Facilities

consumption in specified provinces of Canada during the period from April 1st, to December 31st, 1928:

Province K.W.H.

Quebec 1,154,228

Ontario 1,015,340

Manitoba 63,386

Saskatchewan 12,096

Alberta 22,912

2. No information.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ELECTRIC POWER IMPORTS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TELEGRAPH LINES

CON

Mr. MacLAREN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have the Canadian National Railways

acquired the Western Union telegraph lines in the maritime provinces? .

2. If so, what is the purchase price?

3. If not, at what stage do the negotiations stand ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TELEGRAPH LINES
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LIB

Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Yes; but actual transfer to the Canadian National Railway Company will not be effective for a few months, to give the Western Union time to provide housing facilities for the operation of their cable equipment and staff before they can release property.

2. $1,103,295.

3. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TELEGRAPH LINES
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

UFA

Mr. KENNEDY:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What customs offices have been closed

within the last year in each of the provinces of Canada? . .

2. What customs offices remain in each of the provinces?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   CUSTOMS OFFICES CLOSED
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THE BUDGET


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Eugène Fiset

Liberal

Sir EUGENE FISET (Rimouski):

May I

be permitted to ask the Minister of Finance when we may expect the budget.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

To-morrow.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
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MONTREAL RAILWAY TERMINAL FACILITIES


On the orders of the day:


CON

Leslie Gordon Bell

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. L. G. BELL (St. Antoine):

In view

of the Palmer report regarding the terminals at Montreal, may I ask the Minister of Railways what action is contemplated by the government during the present session? What is the intention of the government as to acting on that report?

Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways and Canals): The report was

secured by the government in order to render service to all the various interests concerned in the solution of that problem. Any action taken in this parliament can be action only with respect to the Canadian National Railways. It is not .contemplated by the government to force upon the city of Montreal or upon the various interests affected the adoption of any particular general plan. The effort of the government was merely to secure for the interests affected-the people of Montreal, the city of Montreal, the harbour board, the tramways, the two great railway corporations- expert information bearing upon their problem. That information is now in their hands. The president of the Canadian National Railways has indicated that so far as the Canadian National are concerned they desire to move in the matter of Canadian National terminal construction or reconstruction in Montreal; but I gather from him that any suggestions which the Canadian National make to-day or this session will not have the effect of rendering impossible the evolution later of a larger scheme. I take it that the proposals of the Canadian National, if adopted at this session, would tend to fit in with any future ultimate development which might be decided upon by agreement among the various interests affected.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MONTREAL RAILWAY TERMINAL FACILITIES
Sub-subtopic:   REPORT OF MR. FREDERICK PALMER
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February 28, 1929