June 11, 1951

RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES CHANGE IN PERSONNEL OF STANDING COMMITTEE

LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works) moved:

That the name of Mr. Weaver be substituted for that of Mr. Conacher on the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.

Topic:   RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES CHANGE IN PERSONNEL OF STANDING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


POLYMER CORPORATION

ANNUAL REPORT TABLED

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

I desire to lay on the table the annual report of the Polymer Corporation for the twelve months period ended March 31, 1951.

While I am on my feet I might answer a question that was asked last Friday as to changes in the directorate and management of the Polymer Corporation. Mr. E. J. Brunning, chairman and president of the corporation, due to pressure of other business finds himself unable to devote as much time as he has heretofore to the affairs of the corporation. He therefore resigns as president, but remains chairman of the board.

The board of directors accepted with regret the resignation of Mr. J. R. Nicholson, formerly executive vice-president and managing director, who leaves the corporation to accept a senior post in a large Canadian concern.

Mr. J. D. Barrington, who has been vicepresident and general manager of Dominion Magnesium, Limited, and president of Light Alloys Limited, has accepted the position of full-time president and managing director of Polymer Corporation.

Mr. E. R. Rowzee, who has held the position of manager of Polymer Corporation, becomes vice-president and manager.

Topic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
Subtopic:   ANNUAL REPORT TABLED
Sub-subtopic:   CHANGES IN MANAGEMENT
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QUESTIONS

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

QUEBEC-ST. JOACHIM LINES

LIB

Mr. Maliais:

Liberal

1. What is the amount of tolls or rental paid each year by the Canadian National Railways for the use of the Quebec railway lines between Quebec and St. Joachim?

2. What is the freight rate schedule between St. Joachim and La Malbaie?

3. What is the freight rate schedule between St. Joachim and Quebec?

4. Has the Canadian National Railways any record of the freight carried during the last ten years on the section of the Clermont and St. Joachim line? If so, how much freight was carried during this period?

5. Has the Canadian National Railways any record of the freight carried on the section of the St. Joachim and Quebec line? If so, how much freight was carried during the last five years?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-ST. JOACHIM LINES
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L L

William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. The Canadian National Railways does not pay rental or tolls for the use of the Quebec Railway lines between Quebec and St. Joachim. Instead, and as is common to all interline traffic movements, revenues are divided on the basis of established divisions. Statistics are not available to indicate Quebec Railway's share of revenues derived from these interline movements, and to obtain them would involve a large amount of clerical work and extra expense.

2. Canadian National Railways' Murray Bay subdivision comprises the line between La Malbaie and St. Joachim, and the published rates reflect the regular basis of rates, which vary depending on the commodity or commodities moving. The distance from La Malbaie to St. Joachim is 63 miles, and the class rates are as shown below:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1073 66 54 47 36 35 29 29 - 243. The distance over the Quebec Railway light and power line from Quebec to St. Joachim is 25-1 miles, and the class rates published by that line are reproduced hereunder: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1031 28 24 19 16 14 12 14 - 11

in addition, the Quebec Railway Light & Power Company, as in the case of local movements over our Murray Bay subdivision, previously mentioned, also publishes commodity rates, and these vary depending on the commodity or commodities shipped.

4 and 5. It is not the practice of the Canadian National Railways to disclose tonnage and earnings figures which might react to its disadvantage in the field of competitive effort.

Questions

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC-ST. JOACHIM LINES
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BONAVENTURE, QUE., COMMERCIAL WHARF

PC

Mr. Courlemanche:

Progressive Conservative

1. Was any work performed on the commercial wharf of Bonaventure, Bonaventure county, Quebec, between May and September, 1950?

2. If so, was the work done by contract or by day labour?

3. If by contract, what was the amount thereof, and to whom was the contract awarded?

4. If by day labour, who was the supervisor or foreman of such work?

Topic:   BONAVENTURE, QUE., COMMERCIAL WHARF
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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. By day labour.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. Aubin Bernard, foreman.

Topic:   BONAVENTURE, QUE., COMMERCIAL WHARF
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REPAIRS TO MARSHALL BUILDING, ST. JOHN'S, NFLD.

PC

Mr. Browne (St. John's West):

Progressive Conservative

1. What has been the cost of the repairs to the Marshall building in St. John's, Newfoundland?

2. Are these repairs being made under contract as a result of tenders, and what was the amount of the contract?

Topic:   REPAIRS TO MARSHALL BUILDING, ST. JOHN'S, NFLD.
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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. $133,507.27.

2. (a) Yes; (b) $117,410.

Topic:   REPAIRS TO MARSHALL BUILDING, ST. JOHN'S, NFLD.
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE

PC

Mr. Hodgson:

Progressive Conservative

1. What are the total expenditures to date on the residence of the Prime Minister of Canada for (a) landscaping or alterations to grounds; (b) furnishing residence, including cutlery, etc.; (c) total payment to architects; (d) amount of commissions or allowances paid, and to whom; (e) total expenditures on this property?

2. What is the estimated cost to complete work authorized for this property?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE
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June 11, 1951