April 17, 1929

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HOTEL AT CONSTANT SPRING, JAMAICA

CON

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has any branch of the government, including the Canadian National Railways, or Canadian National Steamships, guaranteed any bonds in connection with the company now building a hotel at Constant Spring. Jamaica, or become interested directly or indirectly in such hotel company? _

2. If so, to what extent, and what is the nature of the interest?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HOTEL AT CONSTANT SPRING, JAMAICA
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. No department of the Dominion government or the Canadian National Railways or the Canadian National Steamships has guaranteed the bonds of the Canada-West Indies Hotels Company, Limited, which company is now building an hotel at Constant Spring, Jamaica, but the Canadian National Railways have purchased $50,000 of 7 per cent convertible notes of that company.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HOTEL AT CONSTANT SPRING, JAMAICA
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DUTY ON BANANAS

CON

William Anderson Black

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

When does the change of duty on bananas come into effect?

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Subtopic:   DUTY ON BANANAS
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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

May 2, 1929.

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Subtopic:   DUTY ON BANANAS
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WEST INDIAN FRUIT COMPANIES

CON

William Anderson Black

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

1 Has any department of the government or the Canadian National Railways, or Canadian National Steamships, any interest in any Iruit company or organization whatsoever in the West Indies or Jamaica, or elsewhere'

2. If so. to what extent, and what is the nature of the liability?

3. What is the name of the company, and

where is the head office located? .

4. What agencies has the company m Lan-ada or elsewhere?

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Subtopic:   WEST INDIAN FRUIT COMPANIES
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. No department of the Dominion government or the Canadian National Railways oi the Canadian National Steamships has any interest in any such company.

2, 3 and 4. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   WEST INDIAN FRUIT COMPANIES
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PLACE NAMES IN HONOUR OF COLONEL LINDBERGH, SIR JOHN ALCOCK AND SIR ARTHUR BROWN

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has an island or mountain been named bv the geographical board or the government, and a Canadian National station been named in honour of Colonel Lindbergh, an American

a.mtor.n precedent extended to include the most heroic work of the pioneers eight years before. Captain John Alcock. D.S.C., and Lieutenant Arthur Whitton Brown?

3. In view of (11 and (2) aforesaid, will an island or mountain be named after these British aviators, and will a Canadian Rational station be called after them, also following precedent? If not. why not?

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Subtopic:   PLACE NAMES IN HONOUR OF COLONEL LINDBERGH, SIR JOHN ALCOCK AND SIR ARTHUR BROWN
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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

Department of the Interior:

1. Geographic board decisions do not include any feature named Lindbergh. In July 1927, the geographic board was informed that the owner of an island 25 acres in extent on the north shore of Lasqueti island, strait of Georgia, B.C., desired to apply the name Lindbergh to it. He was referred to the provincial

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authorities. It is not known if any action was taken. On January 28, 1929, Mooswa, P.O., in Tp. 56-5-4, Alberta, was re-named Lindbergh by the Post Office Department. There is also a Lindbergh lake 15 miles long in Kenora district, Ontario. This name was placed on the map by the Department of the Interior.

2. In April 1920, the geographic board approved Alco-ck as the name of a mountain in Cassiar district, B C. The name Brown has not been applied to any feature as there are so many existing features named Brown, that the addition of another would cause confusion.

3. Answered by No. 2.

Department of Railways and Canals:

1. A Canadian National station has been

named "Lindbergh" in honour of Colonel Cbas. A. Lindbergh, the first solo flier to cross the Atlantic. [DOT]

2. In May, 1929, the name of "Alcock" was assigned to our station at mileage 18.8 on the Ashmont-Bonnyville branch in Alberta, in honour of Sir John Alcock, the first flier t-o cross the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Ireland in 1919. This was done prior to1 assigning the name "Lindbergh". The use of the name "Brown" in honour of Sir Arthur Whitten Brown was also considered, but unfortunately it could not be used on account of several stations and post offices alreadty bearing that name in Canada. Consideration was also given to the use of the name "Whitten" but that was found to be out of the question on account of there already being a post office "Whittone" in Saskatchewan. It is a policy of the Canadian National Railways not to adopt station names that conflict with the names of any ot'heT stations or post offices in Canada.

3. Answered by No. 2.

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Subtopic:   PLACE NAMES IN HONOUR OF COLONEL LINDBERGH, SIR JOHN ALCOCK AND SIR ARTHUR BROWN
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PRISONERS RELEASED ON PAROLE

UFA

William Irvine

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. IRVINE:

How many prisoners were released in each of the nine provinces, on parole, during the calendar year 1928?

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Subtopic:   PRISONERS RELEASED ON PAROLE
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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

Quebec 240

Ontario 137

Saskatchewan 75

Alberta 68

Nova Scotia 58

Manitoba 52

British Columbia 50

New Brunswick 25

Prince Edward Island 10

Total 715

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Subtopic:   PRISONERS RELEASED ON PAROLE
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SALES OP PROPERTY AT HALIFAX

CON

Mr. QUINN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Canadian National Railways, the Department of Railways or any department of the government, sold any lands, houses or tenements in the city of Halifax, since the 31st of March, 1927?

2. If so, which, and what are their respective locations?

3. What was the amount received for each property sold?

4. To whom were such sales, if any, made?

5. Were the sales effected by tender or by private sale?

6. If by tender, were tenders open to the public?

7. If so, who tendered in each case and what were the respective tenders?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SALES OP PROPERTY AT HALIFAX
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Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Yes; by Department of Railways and Canals on recommendation of Canadian National Railways.

2. Properties on the south side of Atlantic street, Nos. 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38.

3. 111,000 in all.

4. F. W. Dickie and Samuel Buttler.

5. By public tender.

6. Yes.

7. Ten tenders in all were received-five for the properties en bloc, and five for individual properties or groupings of same. The list of tenderers includes: A. J. Cote, Fried Bros., B. B. Bean, F. W. Bisset, J. H. Clark, E. Rafuse, W. G. Simpson, M. A. Miller, F. L. Weatherbe, F. WT. Dickie Co. Of the above tenders, only two cash offers covering all the properties were received, and the highest offer was also a cash offer. It is not the practice of the railway management to reveal the figures of unsuccessful tenderers.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SALES OP PROPERTY AT HALIFAX
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FISHERIES EXPERIMENTAL STATION, HALIFAX

CON

Mr. QUINN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Does the Department of Fisheries pay the board and lodging of students attending the fisheries school at the biological or experimental station at Halifax, Nova Scotia?

2. Does the department make an allowance to the board and lodging or maintenance of such students?

3. If so, how and to what extent is such allowance or payment made?

4. Does the department exercise any control over the choice of hotel or lodging houses of such students?

5. If so, are such lodging houses selected by tender or otherwise?

6. Did the department make inquiries of various hotels in Halifax during the current calendar year as to the rates at which the respective hotels would accommodate such students ?

7. If so, what hotels were asked to furnish such quotations?

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8. What are the names of the hotels which

furnished quotations and what were the quotations in each case? .

9. Were the students referred to in question 1 allocated to or did they reside at any hotel or hotels in Halifax city?

10. If so, at which?

11. Why and how were these selected?

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Subtopic:   FISHERIES EXPERIMENTAL STATION, HALIFAX
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April 17, 1929