April 8, 1929

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PASSES

CON

Mr. GOTT:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many annual or trip passes were issued by the Canadian National Railways and the Department of Rail-ways and Canals to other than employees of the Canadian National Railways, other railways' employees, senators, members of the House of Commons and their families, excluding all passes legally issued to government employees, during the year 1928?

2. To whom were passes issued?

3. What was the occupation of those to whom passes were issued?

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LIB

Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. No annual or trip passes are issued by the Canadian National Railways, or the Department of Railways and Canals, other than those permitted by section 345 of the Railway Act; section 31, subsection 4, of the Immigration Act and section 70, subsection 3, of the Customs Act.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Answered by No. 1.

Note.-The law in respect to passes applies equally to all Canadian railways and any discretion in the application of the general statute rests with the Board of Railway Commissioners under the Railway Act, and not with any railway, or department of the government.

The Act provides that records be kept of all free or reduced rate transportation and quarterly returns of all passes issued are made to the Board of Railway Commissioners, whose duty it is to examine such returns with a view to seeing that the law is observed. In addition, representatives of the board visit regional and district headquarters of all railways and make an annual audit of the stubs of all passes issued.

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UFA

Mr. SPENCER:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. Is there a reduced rate of railway fares on the Canadian National Railways for civil servants or is such reduced rate or pass confined only to deputy ministers?

2. What are the names and present salaries of officials enjoying rank of deputy minister who have benefited by such reduced fare or pass, and what is the amount in money of such special benefit in each case?

Questions

3. How many heads of families in the department of the deputy ministers referred to in question 2, receive a salary of less than $100 per month?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

With reference to this

question, there appears to be an impression in the mind of the hon. member that with regard to railway transportation there is some difference as between the Canadian National Railways and the Canadian Pacific and other railways in Canada. I should like to make it quite clear that there is no such difference; all railways in Canada coming under the jurisdiction of the Railway Act are responsible to the railway commission with respect to transportation. In this respect the Canadian National Railways do not differ in the slightest degree from the Canadian Pacific Railway, and I submit that it is rather objectionable to ask for information with respect to one of the railway companies under the jurisdiction of a common tribunal. It would appear to convey the idea that something is being done by one of these companies which is not according to the law.

With respect to the question generally, it will involve a very great deal of work; it might be required to stand as an order for return, but perhaps the hon. member would desire to give consideration to what I have said and let the question stand in the meantime.

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UFA

Henry Elvins Spencer

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPENCER:

In view of the explanation given by the minister I will be very glad to drop this question for the time being.

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LIB

John Frederick Johnston (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. DEPUTY SPEAKER:

Dropped.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COMPENSATION FOR INJURIES

CON

Mr. PRICE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount has been paid for injury received in the service by the compensation board of New Brunswick to Canadian National Railways' employees during the past fiscal year ending March 31, 1928?

2. Under what conditions are claims awarded by the compensation board withheld from Canadian National Railways' employees?

3. Are skilled mechanics required to accept unskilled employment when the award of the compensation board is above a certain amount? If so, what is the amount?

^ 4. Did the management of the Canadian National Railways mechanical department at Moncton instruct certain mechanics that their acceptance of awards allowed by the compensation board for injury would require them to revert to labourers' employment and pay?

5. Is the department aware that Fidele LeBlanc and Philbert Girouard, machinists in

the employ of the Canadian National Railways at Moncton, who were awarded $1,245 and $1,250 respectively, have been informed that compensation in accordance with the findings of the board will be allowed them, only upon their agreement to accept unskilled labourers' employment with reduced pay during their future years of service?

6. What action, if any, will the department

take about,this matter?

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LIB

Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1.

Fatal cases, awards S 21,122 04

Permanent partial disability.. 7,049 27Temporary total disability.. 33,433 83Hospital surgical and medical fees

3,141 55Total $ 64,746 692. None are withheld.3. No. A man's employment after injury depends entirely upon his capacity to perform.4. No.5. With reference to LeBlanc, this man was injured on June 16, 1921, .through having his left hand caught between two driving wheels, resulting in the loss of his thumb and first finger and permanent injury to his second finger. In October, 1921, the compensation board awarded him $1,237.50, payable in monthly instalments of $20 each. Upon his return to work his immediate foreman was of the opinion that by reason of the injury received his ability and efficiency had been reduced 20 per cent and instructions were issued to demote him from the position of stripper to a machinist's helper. LeBlanc made a strong plea that he. be permitted to retain his old position, stating that if this were done he would waive the award. This was agreed to and he was retained at his original work.

No award was made in the case of Philbert Girouard.

6. All such matters are dealt with by the management and the -men, either personally, or through their organizations. Action by the department is, therefore, not necessary.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS-OFFICE CLEANERS

UFA

Mr. SPENCER:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. How many women who are office cleaners at the House of Commons are widows?

2. What are the working hours of these women?

3. Are they allowed any wages in time of sickness? If so, bow much?

4. What is the monthly wage?

Questions

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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. 46.

2. 6.30 a.m. to 8.45 a.m.

3. Yes, if doctor's certificate is supplied. Up to 4 days.

4. SI.25 per diem.

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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

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Mr. LUCHKO VICH:

1. How many members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who belong to the mounted service proper, apart from the nonmounted service, formerly known as the Dominion Police, are stationed east of Port Arthur, Ontario?

2. How many horses for this service are maintained east of Port Arthur?

3. What was the total cost for the year

1927-28: (a) for mounted men, as to salary,

allowances or other charges; (b) for horses; (1) as to the total cost of horses; (2) as to the cost of equipment; (3) as to the cost of fodder; and (4) as to the cost of stabling?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

The following are answers to the above questions, as far as I understand it:-

1. There is no specially mounted service proper, but there are 173 members of the R.C.M. police stationed east of Port Arthur, exclusive of "A" division, Ottawa, formerly known as the Dominion Police.

2. 31.

3. "a". As stated in No. 1, there is no specially mounted service east of Port Arthur. All are taught to ride, and do so when required on duty in the public interest.

"b". $5,478.07.

1. Answered by "b" above.

2. $844.57.

3. $3,571.

4. Nil.

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BEAUHARNOIS LIGHT HEAT AND POWER COMPANY

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who are the directors of the Beauharnois Light. Heat & Power Company?

2. What security has the government secured as to the performance of their contract in permit issued under the Navigable Waters Act or as to bona tides of this company?

3. What consideration has been given the government for permit issued?

4. Who is to indemnify any navigation interests for any damage sustained as a result of said works sanctioned of this company?

5. Who is to settle for any damages accruing to the Cedar Rapids Company, the Soulanges Power Company, Canadian Light, Heat & Power Company, or others with vested rights infringed on by this permit?

6. Have any protests as yet been received by the government from either the United States government or the government of the state of New York, as to claiming damages for breaches of the Washington treaty or Boundary Waterways treaty by the granting of this permit?

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LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. No information.

2, 3, 4 and 5. The usual statutory requirements have been observed and the site and plans have been approved subject to conditions set out in the order in council tabled. Agreement covering conditions contained in order-in council has not yet been executed.

6. No.

l'archeveque HARBOUR, NOVA SCOTIA

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CON

Mr. MACDONALD (Richmond-West Cape Breton):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is it the intention of the Department of Public Works to remove the over-casting left in the middle of L'Archeveque harbour, Nova Scotia, two or three years ago while dredging at that point?

2. What was the total amount of money expended on dredging at this point in the years 1925, 1926 and 1927?

3. Will the government bring down an itemized account showing the various individuals or firms to whom the above-mentioned money was paid ?

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April 8, 1929