April 15, 1948

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

REFERENCE OF AUDITORS' REPORT TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. LIONEL CHEVRIER (Minister of Transport):

I desire to table the report to parliament of George A. Touche and Company, auditors of the Canadian National Railway system, for the year ended December 31, 1947, in English and French.

By leave of the house, I move:

That the report to parliament of George A. Touche and Company, auditors of the Canadian National Railway system, for the year ended December 31, 1947, tabled this day, be referred to the sessional committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF AUDITORS' REPORT TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORTS, BUDGET AND CERTAIN ESTIMATES TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. LIONEL CHEVRIER (Minister of Transport) moved:

That the annual reports for 1947 of the Canadian National Railway system, the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, and the Canadian National Railways Securities Trust, tabled on April 12, 1948, and the budget of the Canadian National Railways and Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited for 1948 tabled on April 14, 1948, be referred to the sessional committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government, together with the following items of estimates for 1948-49:

Vote 502-Maritime Freight Rates Act, Canadian National Railways;

Vote 503-Maritime Freight Rates Act, railways other than Canadian National;

Vote 557-Prince Edward Island car ferry and terminals, deficit 1948;

And that the resolution passed by the house on March 9, 1948, referring certain estimates to the committee of supply, be rescinded in so far as the said resolution relates to votes Nos. 502, 503 and 557.

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORTS, BUDGET AND CERTAIN ESTIMATES TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


RENTAL APPEALS-ONTARIO


Mr. WHITE (Middlesex East); 1. How many rental appeals in respect of homes, housing and domestic establishments have been heard and adjudicated upon in the province of Ontario in each year and to date since the inception of rent control? 2. How many were heard before county and district court judges? 3. How many have been determined in favour of (a) the tenant; (b) the landlord? 4. In how many such appeals was there an application for (a) increase of rental; (b) decrease of rental? 5. Of such appeals mentioned in question 3 were (a) increases of rental granted; (b) decreases of rental granted?


LIB

Robert Wellington Mayhew (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. MAYHEW:

Mr. Speaker, I discussed the subject matter of this question with the hon. member, and he has agreed to drop the question in its present form and reword it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RENTAL APPEALS-ONTARIO
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LIB

FLOOD CONDITIONS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview):

I should like to call the attention of the Minister of Public Works to the damage recently done by the worst storm and flood in thirty years to the breakwater at Ward's island. This is a federal government work, and the federal government has admitted responsibility for the maintenance of the breakwater from Ward's island to Gibraltar Point.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   DAMAGE TO FEDERAL BREAKWATER AT WARD'S ISLAND
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. ALPHONSE FOURNIER (Minister of Public Works):

I will give instructions to the engineer of my department in Toronto to make a survey of the damage and make a report. If the hon. gentleman is right in saying that we have admitted responsibility, he may be sure that we shall attend to the work.

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   DAMAGE TO FEDERAL BREAKWATER AT WARD'S ISLAND
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FREIGHT RATES


On the orders of the day:


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Mr. M. J. COLD WELL@Rosetown-Biggar

May I direct a question to the Minister of Transport, whom I questioned a few days ago about an alleged sharp increase in the express rate on eggs at certain points outside Regina? Can the minister now reply?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FREIGHT RATES
Sub-subtopic:   INCREASE IN EXPRESS RATE ON EGGS FOR HATCHERIES
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April 15, 1948