February 15, 1935

LIB
CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

It depends on the interpretation of the word "promotion," I think.

Topic:   MARKETING BOARD-ADVANCES
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LIB

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

APPLICATIONS BEFORE BOARD OF RAILWAY COMMISSIONERS TO ABANDON BRANCH LINBS


On the orders of the day:


CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon R. J. MANION (Minister of Railways and Canals):

Mr. Speaker, yesterday the hon. member for Vancouver Centre (Mr. Mac-

Grade Crossing Fund

kenzie) asked a question as to the number of applications by the Canadian National Railways for the abandonment of branch lines. The answer is: Twenty-four.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   APPLICATIONS BEFORE BOARD OF RAILWAY COMMISSIONERS TO ABANDON BRANCH LINBS
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GRADE CROSSING FUND


On the orders of the day:


CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Minister of Railways and Canals):

Mr. Speaker, in discussing the resolution of the hon. member for East Toronto (Mr. Church) regarding automobile accidents the hon. member for West Middlesex (Mr. Elliott) asked about the number of grade crossings which had been eliminated through assistance under the grade crossing fund. With the permission of the house I should like to place on Hansard, for the information of all hon. members two brief statements which I shall not read. Statement "A" deals with the operations towards which there were contributions from the railway grade crossing fund, and statement "B" shows the number of improvements carried out between the years 1930 and 1934, inclusive. This statement is not restricted to Drojects which participated in the railway grade crossing fund, but covers all crossing protection arrangements and devices whether participating in the fund or not. If the house is willing I will place these tables on Hansard. They are as follows:

Topic:   GRADE CROSSING FUND
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STATEMENT A


From the first day of April, 1909, to the thirty-first day of December, 1934, the board ordered contributions from the railway grade crossing fund towards the protection of 1,487 crossings, as follows- By automatic interlocking plants 14 Closing crossings 181 Crossings eliminated 96 Diversion and overhead bridge 8 Diversion and subway 6 Diversion to subway 4 Electric bell 203 Electric bell and flashlight 2 Electric bell and wigwag 454 Electric bell and wigwag and removing obstructions to view 7 Easing curve on approach to bridge.. 1 Gates 125 Gates automatic 3 Gates electric 1 Gates and half interlocker 1 Grade reduction on crossing approaches. 6 Footbridge 1 Lengthening ringing circuit of bells.... 2 Lightning flash signals 50 Overhead bridges 90 Pedestrian subways 2 Shelter (Watchman) 1 Removing obstructions to view and reducing grade 6 Removing obstructions to view 93 Subways 118 Tower (Watchman) 3 Tunnel 1 Floodlights 1 Wigwags 1 7 There were 229 highway diversions constructed which made it possible to close 181 crossings, and eliminate traffic fr*m 96 crossings.


STATEMENT B


Showing number of Highway Diversions Made; Highway Crossings Closed; Overhead Highways Provided, also Crossing Subways, Wig-Wag and Bell Signals installed under orders of The Board of Railway Commissioners during the years 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1934. Highway Highway Crossings Province Diversions Closed British Columbia 24 21Alberta 79 85Saskatchewan 212 245Manitoba 37 69Ontario 54 66Quebec 43 47New Brunswick 2 18Nova Scotia 17 20Prince Edward Island .. 1 1Total 469 572


AYLMER, QUE., WHARF


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Fizalam-William Perras

Liberal

Mr. F. W. PERRAS (Wright):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to draw the attention of the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Stewart) to a motion for papere standing in my name and passed by the house on February

Overhead Crossing Wig-Wag Bells and Electric

Highway Subway Signal Wig-wags BellB 8 0 0 0 01 2 0 1 03 4 0 0 02 3 0 0 037 42 22 180 043 55 2 5 150 0 0 8 80 1 1 7 160 0 0 0 094 107 25 201 394, asking for the production of all petitions,letters, reports of engineers and other documents in the possession of the Department of Public Works and received during the years 1933 and 1934, regarding the proposed expenditure of $7,000 on a public wharf at Aylmer, in the county of Wright. Could the minister tell me when these reports will be tabled.

Mounted Police Act

Topic:   AYLMER, QUE., WHARF
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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. A. STEWART (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member

is probably aware, the number of requests in the current year for reports and returns from the Department of Public Works has been exceedingly high. We have had to employ additional stenographers for the purpose of preparing such reports. I shall make an inquiry and see that th.e information is brought down as early as possible.

Topic:   AYLMER, QUE., WHARF
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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-QUEBEC


On the orders of the day:


February 15, 1935