April 27, 1939

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

CIVIL SERVICE-SECOND AND FINAL REPORT


Mr. ALPHONSE FOURNIER (Hull) presented the second and final report of the special committee appointed to inquire into the operation of the Civil Service Act.


LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

It is very voluminous.

Perhaps it is not necessary that it be read.

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CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

We should like to hear it.

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

I would suggest, Mr. Speaker, that the reading of the report be dispensed with; it will be printed in the votes and proceedings.

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AGRICULTURE AND COLONIZATION-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Mr. W. G. WEIR (Macdonald) presented the first report of the standing committee on agriculture and colonization, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES- SECOND REPORT


Second report of the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.-Mr. Vien.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

LIB

John Power Howden

Liberal

Mr. HOWDEN:

What are the total expenditures incurred by the Canadian National Railways for the construction of new railway equipment from 1929 to date: (a) in Canadian National Railways

shops; (b) by private or independent car shops?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Equipment built in Canadian National Railways shops, 1929 to 1938, $8,620,923; equipment built in private or independent car shops, 1929 to 1938, $91,861,186; total, $100,482,109.

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SC

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Social Credit

1. What is the aggregate of all capital invested in the properties comprising the Canadian National Railways?

2. What is the total liability of the Canadian National Railways, and of this, what are the totals of securities in the hands of private corporations and individuals, and the total of securities in the possession of the government?

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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. The capital investments of the Canadian National Railways at December 31, 1938, were as follows:

Investment in road and equipment $1,856,468,592

Improvements on leased railway

property 4.300,970

Miscellaneous physical property 61,614.511

Sinking funds 576,580

Deposits in lieu of mortgaged

property sold 5,453,905

Investments in affiliated companies 36.139.090

Other investments 1.120.247

Foreign Propaganda

2. The capital liabilities of the Canadian National Railways at December 31, 1938, were as follows:

Capital stocks of subsidiary companies owned by public $ 4,583,800

Funded debt:

Held by public. .$1,243,800,534 Held in special funds and accounts.. 6,195,889

1,249,996,423

Dominion of Canada Accounts treated as assets in public accounts of Canada-

Loans $48,144,805

Canadian government railways working

capital 16,771,980

64,916,785

Canadian National Railways

capita! stock 18,000.000

Canadian National Railways securities trust capital stock 266.612,869 Capital expenditure for Canaadian government railways 388,075,722

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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$1,992,185,599 BRITISH FAMILY SETTLEMENT

SC

Mr. HAYHURST:

Social Credit

1. What is the total number of settlers who were allotted farms under the 3,000 British family agreement?

2. How many of these wrere settled in: (a) Alberta; (b) Saskatchewan; (c) Manitoba?

3. How many are remaining on the farms in: (a) Alberta; (b) Saskatchewan; (c) Manitoba?

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Subtopic:   $1,992,185,599 BRITISH FAMILY SETTLEMENT
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LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. 2,672.

2. (a) Alberta, 855; (b) Saskatchewan, 626; (c) Manitoba, 302.

3. (a) Alberta, 576; (b) Saskatchewan, 366; (c) Manitoba, 163.

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April 27, 1939