December 7, 1949

PC

Heber Harold Hatfield

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hatfield:

It should be.

Topic:   STEAMSHIP SERVICES
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION OF CAR FERRY TO OPERATE BETWEEN YARMOUTH, N.S., AND THE STATE OF MAINE
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PC

Percy Chapman Black

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Black (Cumberland):

One other question, if you will permit it, Mr. Speaker. Who will operate this service? Will it be operated by the Canadian National Railways or by the respective governments?

Topic:   STEAMSHIP SERVICES
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION OF CAR FERRY TO OPERATE BETWEEN YARMOUTH, N.S., AND THE STATE OF MAINE
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

That matter has not yet been decided. It is being considered at the moment.

(Mr. Chevrier.]

Topic:   STEAMSHIP SERVICES
Subtopic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONSTRUCTION OF CAR FERRY TO OPERATE BETWEEN YARMOUTH, N.S., AND THE STATE OF MAINE
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


FREIGHT RATES

LIB-PRO

Mr. Weir: (Chief Government Whip; Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal Progressive

1. Have the railway companies granted a special freight rate lower than the general tariff in the movement of purebred livestock and the movement of livestock to fairs and exhibitions?

2. If so, what was the relationship between the said special rate and the regular tariff rates?

3. Does the federal government contribute to the freight cost of shipping (a) purebred livestock; (b) livestock moving to fairs and exhibitions?

4. If so, on what basis and to what extent?

5. Has notice been given to the effect that the railways are urging the discontinuance of the said special rate on the movement of (a) registered livestock; (b) livestock moving to fairs and exhibitions?

6. Has any department of government taken any steps towards retaining the special freight rate on the movement of (a) registered livestock; (b) livestock to fairs and exhibitions?

7. If so, what actions were taken?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FREIGHT RATES
Sub-subtopic:   LIVESTOCK
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LIB

Mr. Gibson (Hamilton West): (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. There is no uniform relationship between the so-called special rates and the regular tariff rates. To answer this question more precisely it would be necessary to know the number and kind of animals involved, and the points between which they are moving. It would then entail some considerable time to work out the relationship between the regular rate and the special rate.

In general, however, the following applies:

A. Purebred livestock: (1) Within western Canada-one half regular tariff rates subject to certain exceptions. (2) Within eastern Canada-one half standard mileage tariff rates, less carload only. (3) Between western and eastern Canada-approximately one half regular tariff rates on carloads, and one half first class rate, minimum weight 6,000 pounds per shipment for less carload.

B. Exhibition livestock: Where the movement to one exhibition and return is involved in western Canada, the full tariff rate to the exhibition point is charged and the return movement is free. Within Ontario and Quebec the going and returning rate is 60 per cent of the regular rate. Between eastern and western Canada the western basis applies. Where more than one exhibition is involved, the over-all rates from the original shipping point back to the same point are adjusted by reductions of from 40 to 50 per cent.

3. (a) No. (b) Yes, to the Royal Agricultural winter fair only.

4. Each provincial government, excepting Ontario, pays the freight on livestock moving from the province to the Royal Agricultural

winter fair. The Department of Agriculture of Canada reimburses the provinces to the extent of 75 per cent of the freight paid. The amount of this expenditure is approximately $10,000 per year.

5. (a) Yes. The tariffs applicable were cancelled June 1, 1949, upon full statutory notice.

(b) Yes. The tariffs applicable are to expire December 31, 1949, unless sooner cancelled, changed or extended.

6 and 7. Yes. Officers of the Department of Agriculture have assisted livestock associations in preparing briefs which were submitted to the railway companies by breed associations. The Minister of Agriculture has written the presidents of both railway companies supporting the representations of the breed associations.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FREIGHT RATES
Sub-subtopic:   LIVESTOCK
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MIGRATORY BIRDS CONVENTION ACT

CONVICTIONS FOR VIOLATION

PC

Mr. Catherwood:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has the Department of Mines and Resources a record of convictions for violation of the Migratory Birds Convention Act for the nine months ending September 30, 1949?

2. If so, what is the total number of convictions and what amount was collected in fines?

Topic:   MIGRATORY BIRDS CONVENTION ACT
Subtopic:   CONVICTIONS FOR VIOLATION
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LIB

Mr. Maybank: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Thirty-five convictions, and the amount of $420 collected in fines.

Topic:   MIGRATORY BIRDS CONVENTION ACT
Subtopic:   CONVICTIONS FOR VIOLATION
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LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT

IND

Mr. Gagnon:

Independent

1. Has the staff of the library of parliament been increased during the present session?

2. If so. by how many persons?

3. What are the (a) names; (b) places of birth;

(c) salaries of the said employees?

Topic:   LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT
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Mr. Si. Laurent:

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT
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SHIPMENTS FROM HIGHWOOD AREA, ALTA.

SC

Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

How many tons of coal have been shipped to eastern Canada from what is known as the High-wood area, lying southwest of Calgary, during 1947, 1948 and as late in 1949, as records show?

Topic:   SHIPMENTS FROM HIGHWOOD AREA, ALTA.
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraiih:

In 1947 there were no shipments of coal to eastern Canada from the Highwood area in Alberta. In 1948 and 1949 one company in this area made shipments to Ontario.

Since only one company is involved, the tonnage figures cannot be released, in accordance with the Statistics Act.

Questions

Topic:   SHIPMENTS FROM HIGHWOOD AREA, ALTA.
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ASSIGNMENTS IN UNITED STATES

December 7, 1949