1. Did the governor of the province of Canada in 1852 appoint nine directors of the Grand Trunk Railway Company in consideration of the guarantee of the province being afforded to the bonds of the company?
2. Was an agreement made in 1856 between the government of Canada and the said company for the issue of 20 year preferential bonds in London, England, and were the proceeds of the said bonds deposited with the agents of the province in London and released to the company for the purpose of building the Victoria bridge and other railway works specified by the government of Canada?
3. Did the province of Canada in 1861 default on her guarantee of the bonds of the said company?
4. Was a compromise settled in 1862 between the province, the bondholders and the company under which the imperial government provided a subsidy, the bondholders granted a ten years' moratorium and litigation avoided?
5. Did the preferential bondholders in 1873 accept in exchange for their bonds perpetual preference stocks so as to enable the company to finance the International Bridge Company incorporated by the laws of the state of New York and to construct the Niagara bridge?
6. Were the terms of the arrangement between the said preferential bondholders and the company made in England, and did they receive the authorization of this house as set out in the Grand Trunk Arrangements Act, 1873?
7. Did the government on January 19, 1923, declare these perpetual preference stocks to be the property of the Minister of Finance? If so, was this not a breach of the terms of the compromise of 1862 and the arrangement of 1873, and was there any payment of an equitable consideration?
8. Will the government consult the imperial government before surrendering the perpetual preference stocks to the Canadian National company?
Topic: QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic: GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY SECURITIES
1. How many man-days were worked on the deferred maintenance work: (a) on the Canadian National railways; (b) on the Canadian Pacific railway, under the agreement between the Canadian government and the said railways?
2. What was the amount deducted from wages per man per day for board: (a) by the Canadian National railways; (b) by the Canadian Pacific railway?
3. What was the amount deducted from wages
per man per day or other period, week or month, for bedding: (a) by the Canadian
National railways; (b) by the Canadian Pacific railway?
4. What was the amount deducted from wages
per man per day or other period, week or month, for: (1) medical aid; (2) workmen's