June 14, 1950

CCF

Mr. Knowles: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. How many employees or officials of the Canadian National Railways, upon retirement, have been given lump sum retirement allowances (a) of more than $25,000, but less than $50,000; (b) of $50,000 or over, since January 1, 1930?

2. In what years were such lump sum retirement allowances made?

Topic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   LUMP SUM
Sub-subtopic:   RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

I should like to answer this question orally. It is obvious why the question is being asked. The subject matter was discussed at some length in the committee on railways and shipping, and after a statement had been made by the president of the Canadian National Railways the committee accepted that statement and felt that it should not insist on additional information. However, since then an hon. member of this house asked a similar question, to which I took objection on certain grounds, as may be found in Hansard. Later he moved a motion in which he asked for production of the amounts of the cheques that the Canadian National Railways had paid over a period of time, but that motion was negatived. I do not think it would be fair to answer this question when the hon. member has not been successful in getting the information. I suggest that the hon. member may feel like withdrawing the question.

Topic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   LUMP SUM
Sub-subtopic:   RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Knowles:

May I point out that the minister has already answered a similar question covering the brackets below $25,000? If it is possible to get that kind of information, I think it should be provided in these particular brackets, and the question should be answered.

Topic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   LUMP SUM
Sub-subtopic:   RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES
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?

Some hon. Members:

Dropped.

Topic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   LUMP SUM
Sub-subtopic:   RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Dropped.

Topic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   LUMP SUM
Sub-subtopic:   RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Knowles:

No.

Topic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   LUMP SUM
Sub-subtopic:   RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I cannot require the minister to answer a question to the satisfaction of the hon. member who has asked it. The minister

has given an answer. It may not be satisfactory to the hon. member, but so far as I am concerned I shall have to declare the question answered.

ST. CHARLES DE CAPLAN, QUE., WHARF Mr. Courlemanche:

1. Were repairs made to the wharf at St. Charles de Caplan, Bonaventure county, Quebec, in 1947, 1948 and 1949?

2. If so, what was the cost of such work?

Topic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   LUMP SUM
Sub-subtopic:   RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES
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LIB

Mr. Fournier (Hull): (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2.

1947- 48

$11,901.851948- 49

12,992.841949- 50

12,537.60Total

$37,432.29

Topic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   LUMP SUM
Sub-subtopic:   RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES
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PC

Mr. Couriemanche:

Progressive Conservative

1. Between January 1, and May 1, 1950, did the Department of Public Works construct protection or wharf facilities at St. Charles de Caplan, county of Bonaventure, Quebec, in front or in the vicinity of the Henri Leblanc property, or Manoir St. Charles?

2. If so, what amount was expended?

3. Who was the foreman, what daily salary did he receive, and how long did he work?

Topic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   LUMP SUM
Sub-subtopic:   RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES
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LIB

Mr. Fournier (Hull): (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. $2,999.81.

3. (a) Henri A. Leblanc; (b) $8; (c) December 15, 1949 to March 31, 1950.

Topic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   LUMP SUM
Sub-subtopic:   RETIREMENT ALLOWANCES
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FLOOD CONDITIONS

SOUTHERN MANITOBA

CCF

Mr. Knowles: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. Has the government received from the council of the city of Winnipeg a copy of a resolution dated May 29, 1950, urging the federal government to set up an engineering group to bring in recommendations and remedial measures to prevent a future Red river flood, and urging the federal government upon receipt of such recommendations to undertake the design and construction of the work so recommended?

2. If so, what reply has the government made thereto?

3. Is consideration being given to the request set out in such resolution?

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   SOUTHERN MANITOBA
Sub-subtopic:   REMEDIAL MEASURES
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Mr. Si. Laurent:

1. Yes.

2. Letter of acknowledgment was sent to the Winnipeg city clerk dated June 8 informing him that the matter was being brought before the government.

3. Yes. The question of action which might be taken to prevent a recurrence of flooding in the Red river valley is under consideration by the federal government in consultation with the government of Manitoba.

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   SOUTHERN MANITOBA
Sub-subtopic:   REMEDIAL MEASURES
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

POINT EDWARD, ONT., FREIGHT SHEDS

PC

Mr. Murphy:

Progressive Conservative

1. What are the names of the contractors engaged in the construction of the whole or any part of the Canadian National freight sheds at Point Edward, Ontario?

2. What are the names of those who submitted tenders for each contract, and the amount of each tender?

3. Was any contract awarded prior to the tenders being opened?

4. Was the lowest tender accepted? If not, for what reason?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   POINT EDWARD, ONT., FREIGHT SHEDS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

This again is a question affecting the Canadian National Railways. It relates to the internal operation of the system, and it has always been the view of the management that it is not in the interests of the railway that they give information which falls within the category of ordinary business transactions and which their competitors or any other business organization would not be required to produce. For these reasons I would ask the hon. member if he would consent to withdrawing his question.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   POINT EDWARD, ONT., FREIGHT SHEDS
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Dropped.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   POINT EDWARD, ONT., FREIGHT SHEDS
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PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fraser:

Under protest.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   POINT EDWARD, ONT., FREIGHT SHEDS
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June 14, 1950