March 13, 1939

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Mr. PERLEY:

1. What was the total cost of the present post office building at Foam Lake, Saskatchewan?

2. What was the cost of the site on which the post office was built?

3. From whom was the site purchased, and what was the price paid?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   $332,927. FOAM LAKE, SASK., POST OFFICE BUILDING
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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. $24,944.99 (including site).

2. Price paid for site, $1,500; Legal services, $36.23; Total cost, $1,53623.

3. (a) Mrs. E. Mickelson, (b) Answered by No. 2.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   $332,927. FOAM LAKE, SASK., POST OFFICE BUILDING
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-VANCOUVER HOTEL

CON

Mr. TUSTIN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total cost of construction of the new Canadian National Railways hotel at Vancouver?

2. What is the total number of rooms in the said hotel?

3. How many are bedrooms?

4. How many are known as vice-regal suites?

5. What is the total cost of decorating, to date?

t 6. What was the total cost of all furnishings: (a) draperies; (b) furniture; (c) carpets?

7. What was the average cost of furnishing bedrooms?

8. What was the average cost of furnishing vice-regal suites?

9. Were tenders asked for these furnishings?

10. Were tenders: (a) competitive; or (b) selected?

11. What tenders were received?

12. Who received contracts, showing items and costs?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-VANCOUVER HOTEL
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SHIP SERVICES

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Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What has been the total cost of supplying a new ship between the mainland and Prince Edward Island for transportation purposes?

2. Will anything be done to provide additional accommodation and better service by a new boat between Toronto and Port Dalhousie on the National railway subsidiary, the Niagara-St. Catharines and Toronto Railway?

3. How long has the steamer Northumberland been on this route, and what route was it on before coming to Toronto?

4. What rvas the cost of this ship, and when was it built?

5. Is it suitable for lake work, and what are the deck accommodation and shelter provided in stormy weather?

6. How many passengers is it authorized by law to carry, and has it proper life-saving equipment?

7. Will anything be done to provide a new boat on this route for an improved service?

Questions as Orders jor Returns

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SHIP SERVICES
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LEAGUE OF NATIONS

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Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who were Canada's delegates to the League of Nations for 1938, and what were their expenses and other allowances?

2. Did they submit a report for 1938? If so. was said report acted upon, and will it be tabled ?

3. What has been the cost of the league to Canada, since its inception to date?

4. Who appoints the delegates and the technical experts? What are their qualifications, if any, to give advice, and what training have they, before sailing, in matters of diplomacy or pacification?

5. Did any of the delegates conduct lecture tours after their return to Canada? If so, who were they, and were such tours financed by the government?

6. Is the league still in existence, and who belong to it?

7. Will Canada be a member of it for 1939, and, if so, at what cost ?

8. What countries are in arrears for fees and other expenditures of membership?

9. Are Japan, Germany, Italy, Russia and the United States now members, or have they been invited to join a reorganized league, and, if so, when?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LEAGUE OF NATIONS
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RAILWAY LOANS OR GRANTS

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Mr. JOHNSTON (Bow River):

Social Credit

1. What loans or grants have been given the Canadian National Railways and the Canadian Pacific Railway for each of the last ten years?

2. What repayments have been made by either the Canadian National Railways or the Canadian Pacific Railway in the last ten-year period ?

3. What were the terms of the loans so granted ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   RAILWAY LOANS OR GRANTS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL (WEST INDIES) STEAMSHIP SERVICE

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Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What are the names of the vessels comprising the Canada-West Indies fleet and operated in accordance with the Canada-West Indies agreement dated June 15, 1926?

2. What is the age of each of these vessels?

3. Are all of these ships of a class suitable for the service, and in accordance with the terms of the agreement?

4. What was the average speed of each of these vessels on service in 1938?

5. What was the average, per knot, of fuel consumed during 1938?

6. What was the average speed of each of these vessels on service in 1929?

7. What was the average, per knot, of fuel consumed during 1929?

8. What was the total number of passengers carried, inward and outward, from Canada to the West Indies for each of the years 1929 to 1938, inclusive?

9. Wliat was the number of passengers arriving at Montreal, Saint John, Halifax and Boston in each of the years 1929 to 1938, inclusive?

10. What was the number of passengers booking outward from Montreal, Saint John, Halifax and Boston in each of the years 1929 to 1938, inclusive?

11. What is the number of tons of cargo carried outward from Montreal, Saint John and Halifax (exclusive of bananas) for each of the years 1929 to 1938, inclusive?

12. What is the number of tons of cargo inward landed at Montreal, Saint John and Halifax (exclusive of bananas) for each of the years 1929 to 1938, inclusive?

13. What was the number of stems of bananas landed in Montreal, Saint John and Halifax, during each of the years 1929 to 1938, inclusive ?

14. WThat was the annual operating loss (or profit) of the ss. Connector in each year from 1929 to 1938, inclusive?

15. What was the annual interest rate on the bonds of this ship?

16. What was the annual depreciation charged against this ship?

17. Has any recommendation ever been made by officers of the company, or others, suggesting methods of eliminating such losses? If so, by whom, and was any action taken on the advice tendered ?

18. What was the dead weight tonnage of all vessels in operation in each year from 1929 to 1938, inclusive?

19. What was the overhaul expenses for each year from 1929 to 1938, inclusive?

20. What was the average maintenance cost, per ton, for each vessel in operation each year?

21. What was the cost of supplies as between

deck, engine-room and stewards department, for each ship, each year from 1929 to 1938, inclusive ? *

22. What is the total amount of money invested in capital in the fleet of ships operating on the Canada-West Indies service?

23. What is the total loss (or profit) of this operation for the years 1929 to 1938, inclusive?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL (WEST INDIES) STEAMSHIP SERVICE
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CANADIAN CHARTERED BANKS

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Mr. ROWE (Athabaska):

Social Credit

1. How many branches of Canadian chartered banks are now operating in Canada?

2. How many branches have been closed since 1929?

3. What reasons, if any, were given for the closing of these branches?

4. What was the total paid up capital of

all Canadian chartered banks in: (a) 1929,

and (b) 1938?

5. What were the reserves for the same years ?

6. What were the net profits earned in: (a) 1929, and (b) 1937?

7. Did this include all earnings on reserve?

8. Wrhat was the average interest earned on commercial loans in: (a) 1929, and (b) 1938?

9. What were the dividends paid in: (a) 1929, and (b) 1938?

10. What was the total of all bank loans in: (a) 1929, and (b) 1938?

Elections and Electoral Districts

11. What was the total of demand deposits in: (a) 1929, and (b) 1938?

12. What was the total of deposits payable after notice in: (a) 1929, and (b) 1938?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CHARTERED BANKS
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DOMINION ELECTIONS

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE TO STUDY AND REPORT ON MATTERS PERTAINING TO ELECTIONS AND ELECTORAL DISTRICTS WHEAT IN ELEVATOR STORAGE

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Mr. FAIR:

Social Credit

1. What quantity of wheat grading 1, 2, 3, and 4 northern, and Nos. 5 and 6 was in store in elevators in Canada on July 31, 1937?

2. What quantity of wheat of each of the above grades was received in such elevators during the year August 1, 1937, to July 31,

1938? , . , ,

3. What quantity of the above grades was

shipped out during the above-described period?

4. What quantity of each grade remained m Canadian elevators on July 31, 1938?

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE TO STUDY AND REPORT ON MATTERS PERTAINING TO ELECTIONS AND ELECTORAL DISTRICTS WHEAT IN ELEVATOR STORAGE
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CUMBERLAND, N.S., PUBLIC WORKS

March 13, 1939