May 1, 1939

SC

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Social Credit

1. What is the sum total of Canadian National Railways securities redeemed since 1921?

2. What is the proportion of Canadian National Railways securities held by owners resident in the dominion compared to the total held by security-holders resident abroad?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SECURITIES
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Total securities in the hands of the public redeemed since 1921 amounted to $473,174,707.54. This figure does not include $34,879,252.86 Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company 4 per cent perpetual debenture stock which, under a scheme of arrangement made with the holders of such stock (authorized by chapter 7, February 18, 1927), was exchanged for an issue of 2 per cent dominion guaranteed debenture stock.

2. As a very large percentage of the securities in the hands of the public are in bearer form, it is impossible to state what amount

Questions

thereof is held in Canada and what amount is held outside Canada. The funded debt at December 31, 1938, was payable in the following currencies:

Sterling $

United States funds

Canadian funds

Sterling or Canadian funds.. Sterling or United States funds Canadian or United States

funds

Sterling, United States or Canadian funds

405,569,112 06 43,357,785 40 293,139,887 85 10,596,955 28 3,798,916 00

79,550,000 00

413,983,766 00

4. What was the total cost of the operation and administration of this act during the period above mentioned: (a) in the whole of Canada; (b) in the province of Quebec?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SECURITIES
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LIB

Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. (a) 41,935; (b) 6,741; (c) 172.

2. 4,513.

3. No evidence of acceptance by creditors on file in the Department of Finance in connection with 1,129 cases in the province of Quebec.

4. (a) To December 31, 1938-$2,395,514.77; (b) To December 31, 1938-$411,937.57.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SECURITIES
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$1,249,996,422 59 NATIONAL HARBOURS-QUEBEC AND MONTREAL

LIB

Mr. PARENT (Quebec West and South):

Liberal

1. What portion of the $134,663.04 expenditure by the central council of the national harbours was charged to the Quebec harbour, and the Montreal harbour, respectively?

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Subtopic:   $1,249,996,422 59 NATIONAL HARBOURS-QUEBEC AND MONTREAL
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The following information is furnished by the national harbours board: Quebec, $10,343.39; Montreal, $72,070.04.

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Subtopic:   $1,249,996,422 59 NATIONAL HARBOURS-QUEBEC AND MONTREAL
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CHRISTIE STREET HOSPITAL MILK CONTRACT

CON

Mr. SENN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many tenders were received in connection with the milk contract for the Christie street hospital?

2. Was the contract granted to the lowest tenderer?

3. What was the price at which the contract was let?

4. Did the successful tenderer quote the final contract price on his first tender?

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LIB

Mr. POWER: (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

1. Nine.

2. No. Two firms quoted lower than the prices set by the milk board and these tenders would therefore not be acceptable.

3. Milk board prices, i.e.:-Milk, .30 a gallon; Milk, "Speinbock" process, Vit. "D", .30 a gallon; Cream, 16 per cent B.F., 24 a quart; Cream, 20 per cent B.F., .28 a quart; Cream, 32 per cent B.F., .40 a quart; Buttermilk, .15 a gallon.

4. Yes.

Topic:   CHRISTIE STREET HOSPITAL MILK CONTRACT
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FARMERS' CREDITORS ARRANGEMENT ACT

LIB

Mr. FONTAINE:

Liberal

1. How many farmers have taken advantage of the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act since the law was put into force: (a) in the whole of Canada, to date; (b) in the province of Quebec, to December 31, 1938; (c) in the judicial district of Saint Hyacinthe, to December 31, 1938?

2. In how many cases was an order given for an arrangement under the act in the province of Quebec?

3. In how many eases was the application for an arrangement not accepted?

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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION PROJECTS

SC

Mr. BLACICMORE:

Social Credit

1. Who is in charge of prairie farm rehabilitation projects?

2. What are his qualifications for the position?

3. How much experience has he had in constructing dams costing $1,000 and up?

4. What company constructed the following

dams and who was the engineer responsible for the construction of each: (a) Crystal City;

(b) Wildhorse; (e) Bartman; (d) Dead Lake; (e) Long Creek Dam; (f) Lafleche; (g) Lake of the Rivers; (h) Masefield?

5. Is there to be a prairie farm rehabilitation dam in the Leavitt district in southern Alberta ?

6. If so, what engineer will be responsible for the construction of such dam?

7. What are his qualifications for the position?

8. What company has been given the contract to build the dam near Leavitt?

9. What companies sent in tenders for the *work ?

10. What was the tender of each?

11. In what city is the recognized headquarters of the company whose bid was selected ?

12. How many men are to be given employment on the Leavitt project?

13. How many of these men are residents of Alberta?

14. How many of them are residents of the Lethbridge federal riding?

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Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION PROJECTS
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-AID TO GASPE FISHERMEN

CON

Edgard Jules Wermenlinger

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WERMENLINGER:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, memoranda and other documents regarding the distribution of material aid or other assistance to needy fishermen in the county of Gaspe, Quebec, and including a list of all persons to whom such aid was given since July 1, 1938.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-AID TO GASPE FISHERMEN
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LES EBOULEMENTS, QUE., WHARF

CON

Edgard Jules Wermenlinger

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WERMENLINGER:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, memoranda and other documents in the possession of

Unemployment-Hull, Que.

the government, concerning the electric lighting of the wharf at Les Eboulements, constituency of Charlevoix-Saguenay.

Topic:   LES EBOULEMENTS, QUE., WHARF
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-REPORTS OF AUDITORS

May 1, 1939