March 28, 1938

CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND REVENUE

CON

Mr. THOMPSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many canals have been constructed by the federal government in Canada?

2. What is the name of each of these canals?

3. What was the cost of the construction of each of these canals?

4. What is the cost of the annual upkeep of each of these canals?

5. What revenue does the federal government derive from these canals?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Canal

Main-

Quebec canals head office Quebec dTedge vessels..

Lachine

Lake St. Louis

Soulanges-

Soulanges

Beauhamois-old

Beauharnois-new.. .. Lake St. Francis

Construction cost to

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S 13,988,600 16 298,176 11


Cost of upkeep fiscal year 1936-37 S 33,109 45 34,744 39 329,181 36 Revenue received fiscal year 1936-37



7,899,944 53 159,472 72 4,175 101,636,029 29 18,117 07 ........ .... 59,619 0775,906 71 .... .... Questions Canal Main-C oncluded Ontario-St. Lawrence- Head office Cornwall Williamsburg Farrans Point Galops Canal Galops Channel Rapide Plat North Channel River Reaches Welland Canals Prior Welland Canals Sault Ste. Marie Canal Secondary- St. Peter's Chambly St. Ours St. Anne's Carillon and Grenville Rideau, including Tay Trent Murray Miscellaneous works- Hungry Bay Dyke Culbute Lock and Dam St. Lawrence Ship (sur. and inv.) Chats Falls Canals General


ST. LAWRENCE RIVER DREDGING

LIB

Mr. BRUNELLE:

Liberal

1. What was the total amount expended for dredging the St. Lawrence river, from its inception to date, as far west as Montreal?

2. Of the total amount expended what proportion was for: (a) ship channel fleet, by purchase or construction: (b) maintenance and operation; (c) repairs?

3. What amounts of money have been expended by the government at the Sorel shipyard for the fiscal years 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36?

4. What maximum number of men could be employed at the Sorel shipyard under government operation to give the greatest degree of efficiency ?

5. What was the average number of men employed at the Sorel shipyard in the fiscal years 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36?

6. In what physical condition was the ship channel fleet when it was sold?

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Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE RIVER DREDGING
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. $71,352,903.14 (from 1851 to date).

2. (a) 89.247.599.00 (records only cover 1900 to date).

Revenue

Construction Cost of upkeep receivedcost to fiscal year fiscal yearMarch 31,1937 1936-37 $ 40,256 51 1936-37$7,245,803 21 127,442 02 $32,305 971,334,551 80 877,090 57 6,143,468 11 1,039,895 65 2,159.880 80 1,995,142 87 92,586 93 3,230 07483,830 20 131,943.735 22 747,820 00 208,691 2327,540,386 58 4,935,809 42 48,280 60 217 00648,547 14 10.250 63 169 29780,996 52 106,216 83 1,157 40735,964 04 9,875 88 60 001,320,215 63 14,118 42 241 004,191,756 51 111,036 70 1,566 604,703.810 22 238.323 47 10,374 8719,962.694 27 283.021 24 6,511 531,248,946 71 16,171 30 311 005,686 52 382,391 46 133,896 80 1 0034,966 69 1,329 36 3 00$243,742,437 22 $2,427,041 40 $515,727 01(b) Ship channel fleet-$51,314,402.27 (inch cost of dredging, plant, shops, etc.); contract dredging, $20,038,500.87; total-$71,352,903.14 (since 1851).(c) $7,039,274.38 (government fleet only, records covering from 1905 to date only).

This figure included in Ship channel fleet, Answer 2 (b).

3. 1933-34-$526,697.99; 1934-35-$575,931.46; 1935-36-$530,893.80.

4. 250.

5. 1933-34-415; 1934-35-365; 1935-36-434.

6. The St. Lawrence ship channel dredging fleet was only twenty-five per cent efficient or serviceable, the balance being obsolete. Even the twenty-five per cent considered efficient or serviceable was reaching the limit of its usefulness in the class of work to be done.

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Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE RIVER DREDGING
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MAPLE PRODUCTS

LIB

Mr. BLANCHETTE:

Liberal

1. Which year has been the record year for production of maple products, and what was the amount of pounds and gallons produced?

Questions

2. Which year has been the record year for the exportation of these products, and what was the quantity exported?

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Subtopic:   MAPLE PRODUCTS
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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. The year 1929 has been the record year for production of maple products when 11,699,000 pounds of maple sugar and 2,174,000 gallons of maple syrup were produced.

2. The fiscal year ended March 31, 1930 was the record year for the exportation of maple sugar when 12,501,047 pounds were exported with a value of $2,395,863. The fiscal year ended March 31, 1936 was the record year for the exportation of maple syrup when 208,646 gallons were exported with a value of $219,363.

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Subtopic:   MAPLE PRODUCTS
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BRAMPTON, ONT., ARMOURIES

CON

Mr. GRAYDON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What alterations, improvements and additions, if any, will be made this year with respect to the armouries at Brampton, Ontario?

2. What is the total estimated cost of said work, and when will it commence?

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Subtopic:   BRAMPTON, ONT., ARMOURIES
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

1 and 2. The Department of National Defence have provided $250 to cover normal incidental repairs. An addition is under consideration.

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Subtopic:   BRAMPTON, ONT., ARMOURIES
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RURAL MAIL DELIVERY

CON

Mr. GRAYDON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When was the system of rural mail delivery inaugurated in Canada?

2. What changes, if any, have been made in letting rural mail contracts since said inauguration?

3. How many rural mail routes are there now in the dominion?

4. What is the total annual contract price of said routes?

5. What percentage of the present contracts were renewed on the last expiry date? What percentage were put up for tender?

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Subtopic:   RURAL MAIL DELIVERY
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LIB

Mr. EULER (for Mr. Elliott): (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. 1908 (10th October).

2. During early development of rural mail delivery the service was c.onfined to established mail stage routes, the contractors being paid 50 cents, 75 cents or $1.00 per box per annum in addition to the contract rate according to the frequency of the service.

When contracts for such services expired, new arrangements were made following the invitation of public tenders for service of all boxes erected on any rural mail route. This practice still maintains.

3. 4,540 on 31st December, 1937.

4. $2,722,050.57 as on 31st December, 1937.

5. (a) approximately 63.6%.

(b) approximately 36.4%.

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Subtopic:   RURAL MAIL DELIVERY
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YOUTH TRAINING-DOMINION-ONTARIO AGREEMENT

CON

Mr. GRAYDON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Upon what date did the dominion-Ontario (youth training) agreement go into effect?

2. How many unemployed young women have entered training for household work and specialized services under schedule "C" of said agreement since the said agreement went into effect?

3. How many have finished their course of training?

4. How many are still training?

5. How many schools or training centres have been established for the above mentioned purposes, and where are they located?

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Subtopic:   YOUTH TRAINING-DOMINION-ONTARIO AGREEMENT
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March 28, 1938