April 28, 1930

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government or any member thereof consented to grant any radio licences for new plants or extensions to old ones?

2. Have any plans of proposed new high-powered stations been submitted to the government? If so, by whom, and where are they located?

3. Has the government approved of any such new plans and given promises of support to the same? If so, to whom?

4. Will any papers dealing with the aforesaid be tabled?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   RADIO LICENCES
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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Since 1st January, 1929, applicants for licenses for new stations, or for permission to increase the power of existing stations beyond 100 watts, have been informed that no decision will be taken with regard to their applications until such time as the report of the royal commission on broadcasting is disposed of.

2. Applications have been received since 1st January, 1929, for the licensing of the following stations with power of 5,000 watts or over:

New Stations

Name of Applicant-Location of proposed station-Power in watts:

Canadian Pacific Railways, Montreal, Que., 50,000; Canadian Pacific Railways, Toronto, Ont., 50,000; Canadian Pacific Railways, Winnipeg, Man., 15,000; Arthur E. Woods, Windsor, Ont., 5,000; Canadian Marconi Company, Glace Bay, N.S., 5,000; Regina Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Regina, Sask., 5,000.

Increase in power for existing stations

Name of Applicant-Location of existing station-Power in watts:

Radio Service, Limited, Saskatoon, Sask., 5,000; Gooderham & Worts, Limited, Bow-manville, Ont., 10,000-50,000; Rogers Majestic Corporation, Ltd., Aurora, Ont., 50,000; London Free Press & Printing Co., London, Ont., 5,000; Western Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Calgary, Alta., 10,000.

3. No.

4. All papers relating to the aforesaid on file in the department will be produced on request in the usual manner.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   RADIO LICENCES
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CROWN LANDS LEASED TO ORIENTALS

UFA

Mr. GARDINER:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What acreage of crown lands, if any, are leased to orientals?

2. Where are the lands situated?

3. What are the names of the tenants?

4. What is the duration of the tenancies?

5. What are the amounts of the rents in each case?

6. What is the land used for?

Questions

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   CROWN LANDS LEASED TO ORIENTALS
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. 27-5 acres.

2. In the north half of section 14, township 21, range 1, west of the 5th meridian.

3. Low Son.

4. Five years from 15th May, 1926.

5. $165 per annum.

6. Garden.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   CROWN LANDS LEASED TO ORIENTALS
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FEDERAL APPEAL BOARD CASES

CON

Mr. RENNIE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many cases have been heard by the Federal appeal board in each year, including 1929, since the hoard was established?

2. How many eases have been adjudicated upon by the Board of Pension Commissioners in each year, including 1929, since its establishment?

3. In how many cases has the adjudication of the Board of Pension Commissioners been reversed by the Federal appeal board?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   FEDERAL APPEAL BOARD CASES
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Mr. KING (Kootenay):

1.

September 1923, to March 31, 1925______ 409

During fiscal year ending March 31,1925.. 651

During fiscal year ending March 31,1926.. 851

During fiscal year ending March 31,1927.. 1,174 During fiscal year ending March 31,1928.. 1,667 During fiscal year ending March 31,1929.. 1,895 During fiscal year ending March 31,1930.. 2,873

Total g,520

Note: Of the cases heard during the period Sept. 1924, to Sept. 1926, 431 were heard twice, first by one member and subsequently by a quorum.

2. From January 1, 1924, to December 31, 1929, 67,191 claims for entitlement to pension for injury or disease resulting in disability and death have been considered by the Board of Pension Commissioners sitting as a board.

Prior to January, 1924, there are no available records in this respect which are authentic, but all cases of ex-soldiers and dependents of ex-soldiers who were on pension at that time were adjudicated upon by the board or its employees and it would be impossible to arrive at the number refused during that period.

3. 1,972 (to March 31, 1930).

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   FEDERAL APPEAL BOARD CASES
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ALBERTA-SOLDIER SETTLER FORECLOSURES

CON

Mr. SMOKE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any soldier settlers been foreclosed in the province of Alberta, since the year 1926? If so, how many during each year in (a) northern Alberta, (b) southern Alberta?

[Mr. Gardiner.!

2. What has been the loss sustained by the government through such forced sales?

3. Is the department at Ottawa consulted before proceedings are commenced or is such step taken on the initiative of the district officer in charge?

4. Are these farms resold? If so, how many have been resold to, (a) returned soldiers, (b) civilians?

5. What has been the average price obtained?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   ALBERTA-SOLDIER SETTLER FORECLOSURES
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LIB

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton): (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

1. Yes.

(a) 1926 108

1927 71

1928 110

1929 134

1930 20

(b) 1926 139

1927 110

1928 62

1929 99

1930 16

2. (a) Total loss on chattels, $186,020. In all cases chattels completely sold. Total loss on land in 229 cases where farms sold, $326.

(b) Total loss of $170,497 on chattels in 195 cases where chattels completely sold; total profit of $12,000 in 206 cases where land resold.

3. Foreclosure proceedings are initiated by district office but head office is consulted before further action taken.

4. Yes, when satisfactory offers are received.

(a) Northern Alberta, (a) 2, (b) 227. In 25 cases of farms sold board still holds additional quarter section of low value.

(b) Southern Alberta, (a) 3, (b) 203.

5. (a) $3,190, (b) $3,573.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   ALBERTA-SOLDIER SETTLER FORECLOSURES
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MR. ALEX. MCGREGOR

CON

Mr. MAYBEE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did Alex. McGregor, of Toronto, act as counsel in the Hunter inquiry, respecting the Christie street hospital?

2. If so, what amount was he paid for his services in such investigation?

3. What amount has the said Alex. McGregor been paid by the government, or any department thereof, for legal services during 1922 and to the end of the fiscal year 1929, including the intervening years?

4. Is the said Alex. McGregor retained by the government, or any department thereof, in any litigation, or otherwise, at the present time?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   MR. ALEX. MCGREGOR
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Alex. McGregor acted as counsel in Hunter inquiry for Col. Hunter.

2. No payment was made by Dominion government for his services.

Questions

3. (a) Department of Justice, legal services as commissioner for the revision of the statutes between 1924 and 1929, $6,930.73.

(b) Department of National Revenue-

1921-2 Nil

1922-3 Nil

1923-4 $ 20 81

1924-5 656 21

1925-6 37 11

1926-7 Nil

1927-8 225 25

1928-9 Nil

Total $ 939 38

4. Yes.

INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   MR. ALEX. MCGREGOR
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CON

Sidney Cecil Robinson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROBINSON:

1. What amount of income taxes was collected during each of the fiscal years 1928 and 1929, in the counties of Kent and Lamb ton?

2. What was the total amount of the said taxes collected during each of the said years, in the London district?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   MR. ALEX. MCGREGOR
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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Not available. Income tax statistics are not compiled by counties.

2. 1927-1928 $ 4,941,037 96

1928-1929 4,180,823 06

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   MR. ALEX. MCGREGOR
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PEACE RIVER-VERMILION TELEGRAPH LINE

UFA

Mr. KENNEDY:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. Is the telegraph line from Peace river to Fort Vermilion being built by the Public Works Department or by contract?

2. Are all supplies for the telegraph line and the camps supplied by tender or otherwise?

3. If by tender, by whom were tenders made, (a) for telegraph poles, (b) wire, (c) other equipment, (d) provisions?

4. What was the amount of each tender and who was the successful tenderer in each case?

5. What were the specifications so far as poles were concerned?

6. Did all poles accepted come up to the

standard set in the specifications? .

7. Where were such poles brought from?

8. What was the amount expended in 1929 on this line?

9. When is it estimated that the line will be completed to Fort Vermilion?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   PEACE RIVER-VERMILION TELEGRAPH LINE
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LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Ity the Department of Public Works.

2. All material used in the fiscal year 192930, except provisions and camp equipment, were purchased by tender. Provisions and camp equipment were purchased locally, as and when required.

3. and 4. (a) for telegraph poles, 3,000 asked for:-

B. J. Carney & Co., $2.50 each $ 7,500

Alberta Distributors, Ltd., $2.95 each.. 8,850

R. W. Bruhn, $3.00 each 9,000

Archibald Cedar & Lumber Co., $3.00

each 9,000

Duncan Hill & Co., $3.20 each 9,600

Bell Lumber & Pole Co., $3.20 each.. 9,600 Pioneer Pole & Supply Co., $390 each.. 11,700

Successful tender, B. J. Carney & Co.

(b) for 57,500 lbs. telegraph, and 350 lbs. tie wire:-

Steel Company of Canada, $2,258.25; Northern Electric Co., Edmonton, $4,589.00.

Successful tender, Steel Company of Canada.

(c) for 1,000 lbs. nails, 5,000 side blocks and 5,000 insulators:-

Steel Company of Canada, nails only, $29.76; Dominion Shuttle Co., sideblocks only, $402.45; Dominion Glass Co., Ltd., insulators, $387.50; Northern Electric Co., Edmonton, lot for $775.00.

Successful tenders Steel Company of Canada, Dominion Shuttle Co., and Dominion Glass Company, Ltd., because the sideblocks offered, being birch creosoted, were superior, and the insulators were heavier and of approved form.

(d) Answered by No. 2.

5. Sound straight cedar telegraph poles standard specification, 25 feet long and six inches diameter at top.

6. Yes.

7. Near Sicamous, British Columbia.

8. $46,171.08.

9. Autumn of 1930.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   PEACE RIVER-VERMILION TELEGRAPH LINE
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SHEDIAO-PUGWASH PROPOSED RAILWAY

April 28, 1930