May 18, 1931

CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

[DOT]

Payments made to Senator Dandurand as a delegate to the League of Nations:

1921- 22-No payments made.

1922- 23-No payments made.

1923- 24-No payments made.

1924- 25-Travelling expenses-5th Assembly, League of Nations,

S 3,1301925- 26-Travelling expenses-Special Assembly

1,3801925-26-Travelling expenses-6th Assembly

(Delegation expenses-including Senator Dandurand, Senator Bostock, Mr. Roy, Dr. Riddell-$7,629.07).

1926- 27-No payments made.

1927- 28-Travelling expenses-8th Assembly 3,108

Travelling expenses-48th Council Meeting 2,121

Travelling expenses-49th Council Meeting [DOT] 1,100

Questions

1928- 29-Travelling expenses-9th Assembly and 51st and 52nd Council

Meetings 2,400

Travelling expenses-53rd Council Meeting

1,260Travelling expenses-54th Council Meeting

1,3501929- 30-Travelling expenses-55th Council Meeting

1,700

Travelling expenses-10th Assembly and 56th and 57th Council

Meetings 2,500

Travelling expenses-58th Council Meeting

1,3001930- 31-Travelling expenses-59th Council Meeting

1,300Total

$22,649Sessional indemnity as a senator

44,775Total

567,424

This total does not include amount for 1925-26 (6th Assembly).

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HON. SENATOR DANDURAND
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PENSIONS TO EX-SERVICE MEN

LIB

Mr. BLAIR:

Liberal

1. What was the total amount disbursed in pensions to ex-service men from October 1, 1930,

* to date ?

2. What was the total cost of administration of the pension board tribunals, courts and bureaus dealing with ex-service men from the first of October, 1930, to date?

3. What was the number of applications for pensions heard from October 1. 1930. to date?

4. How many such applications have been disposed of?

5. In how many cases have pensions been granted?

6. In how many cases have pensions been refused?

7. How many applications are now pending before the pensions tribunal?

8. In the opinion of the Department of Pensions and National Health, approximately what length of time must elapse before the cases now pending are disposed of?

Mr. MaeLAREN:

1. $27,983,835.23.

2. $229,076.39.

3. By the Board of Pension Commissioners for Canada, 22,383; by the pension tribunal, 1,735; by the pension appeal court, 343.

4. By the Board of Pension Commissioners for Canada. The board have disposed, as far as their jurisdiction is concerned, of all claims. The number of claims which are held for reference to the pension tribunal, pending a decision as to their jurisdiction, is 777; by the pension tribunal, 1,536; by the pension appeal court. 343.

5. By the Board of Pension Commissioners, 4,762; by the pension tribunal (subject to appeal), 707; by the pension appeal court, 69.

6. By the Board of Pension Commissioners for Canada, none; by the pension tribunal, 829; by the pension appeal court, 220.

7. 1,200.

8. No answer.

Note.-The figures quoted in answer to question No. 2 are to March 31, 1931, all others are to April 30, 1931.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PENSIONS TO EX-SERVICE MEN
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ROUYN MINES RAILWAY COMPANY

CON

Mr. NICHOLSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. (a) What was the total par value of bonds authorized to be issued by the Rouyn Mines Railway Company; (b) what was the amount of such bonds actually issued, with the date of maturity and the rate of interest thereon; (c) were such bonds guaranteed as to principal and interest by the government of Canada or the Canadian National railway company ?

2. (a) Was the Rouyn Mines railway constructed under the direct supervision and direction of the Canadian National railway company or by the Rouyn Mines Railway Company as such: (b) was the work done by contract after tenders were properly advertised and received; (c) what was the amount of the contract price?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROUYN MINES RAILWAY COMPANY
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CON

Mr. MANION: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. (a) $5,000,000. The Rouyn Railway Company is now called the National Transcontinental Branch Lines Company; (b) $3,306,000 first mortgage 4( per cent thirty years sinking fund gold bonds maturing October 1, 1955; (c) The Dominion of Canada covenants, as lessee, to pay to the trustee under the mortgage rentals sufficient to meet total interest and sinking fund requirements. The mortgage provides for a sinking fund sufficient to retire the entire issue by maturity, payable in equal semi-annual instalments.

2. (a) The Rouyn Mines Railway Company was constructed by the Rouyn Mines Railway Company as such. The chief engineer, construction department, Canadian National Railways, was appointed chief engineer of the Rouyn Mines Railway, and the line was constructed under his supervision; (b) yes; (c) Contract was at unit prices on approximate quantities.

Questions

Amount paid contractors:

Tasehereau-Noranda

81,702,186 16Waite-Montgomery branch.. 141,061 45 Amulet spur

64,337 72Total

81,907,585 33

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROUYN MINES RAILWAY COMPANY
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ST. BENOIT DE MATAPEDIA, QUE., POST OFFICE

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Has an investigation been held lately at the post office of St. Benoit de Matapedia, Quebec, by whom, and with what result?

2. In case an investigation was held, who made the complaint, and what was the nature of the complaint?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. BENOIT DE MATAPEDIA, QUE., POST OFFICE
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes, by commissioner Gerard Simard, who found that the complaints made against the postmaster were founded.

2. Affidavits were received from Messrs. Ignace Gallant and Alexis P. Arsenault to the effect that the postmaster had taken an active part in the last federal election.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. BENOIT DE MATAPEDIA, QUE., POST OFFICE
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ST. SIMEON DE BONAVENTURE, QUE., POST OFFICE

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Is there a vacancy for postmastership at St. Simeon de Bonaventure, Quebec?

2. Has a temporary appointment been made, who has been appointed and on whose recommendation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. SIMEON DE BONAVENTURE, QUE., POST OFFICE
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Yes. Lazare Poirier, recommended by E. A. D. Morgan and hon. Doctor E. Paquet.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. SIMEON DE BONAVENTURE, QUE., POST OFFICE
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PASPEBIAC, QUE., CUSTOMS AND EXCISE COLLECTOR

LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

Is there a vacancy for the position of collector of customs and excise at Paspebiae, Quebec, and how was the vacancy brought about ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PASPEBIAC, QUE., CUSTOMS AND EXCISE COLLECTOR
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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

The present collector is being superannuated as from the 22nd of August, 1931, and the Civil Service Commission has been requested to appoint a successor.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PASPEBIAC, QUE., CUSTOMS AND EXCISE COLLECTOR
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CARLETON, QUE., WHARF

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Who is supervising the work of the extension of the wharf at Carleton, Quebec?

2. When will the permanent appointment be made ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CARLETON, QUE., WHARF
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CON

Mr. STEWART (Leeds): (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Louis LeBlanc.

2. Applications sent to Civil Service Commission on May 8, 1931.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CARLETON, QUE., WHARF
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CARLETON, QUE., LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Is there a vacancy in the position of keeper of the lighthouse at Carleton, Quebec, and how has it been brought about?

2. Who is in charge of the lighthouse, and on whose recommendation has the appointment been made?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CARLETON, QUE., LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER
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May 18, 1931