May 30, 1955

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READING-SENATE BILL


Bill No. 414, respecting Westcoast Transmission Company Limited.-Mr. Fairey.


QUESTIONS

GRAIN ELEVATORS

PERCENTAGE OF ORDERS

CCF

Mr. Caslleden:

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

1. What was the percentage of grain shipping orders allocated to various grain elevator companies by the wheat board during crop year 1953-54?

2. On what basis were the various percentages allocated to each company?

3. When was the present percentage basis first put into operation?

Topic:   GRAIN ELEVATORS
Subtopic:   PERCENTAGE OF ORDERS
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LIB

Mr. Robertson: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. It is not the policy of the Canadian wheat board to disclose details of the competitive position of various elevator companies in their capacity as agents of the board.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. See answer to No. 1.

Topic:   GRAIN ELEVATORS
Subtopic:   PERCENTAGE OF ORDERS
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ROYAL COMMISSION ON CUSTOMS AND


excise, 1926


CCF

Mr. Nicholson:

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

1. Who were the members of the royal commission which investigated customs and excise during 1926 and 192??

2. Who were engaged as counsel?

3. What was the total cost in connection with the inquiry?

Topic:   ROYAL COMMISSION ON CUSTOMS AND
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LIB

Mr. McCann: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. The Hon. Sir Francois Xavier Lemieux; the Hon. James Thomas Brown; the Hon. William Henry Wright; the Hon. Ernest Roy.

2. Hon. N. W. Rowell, K.C. and Mr. R. L. Calder, K.C., as seniors, and Messrs. R. B. Law and Gordon Lindsay, as juniors.

3. $375,716.65.

Topic:   ROYAL COMMISSION ON CUSTOMS AND
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ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE

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Mr, Macdonnell:

How much additional expenditure will the St. Lawrence seaway involve, (a) between lake Ontario and lake Erie; (b) between lake Erie and lake St. Clair; (c) between lake St. Clair

and lake Huron; (d) between lake Huron and lake Superior, and who is responsible for the expenditure in each case?

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE
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LIB
PC

James MacKerras Macdonnell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Macdonnell:

On a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker, may I suggest that my question could easily be answered. It seems to me a simple one. May I ask the minister if he will look into the matter himself?

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE
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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I suggest that any inquiries relating to questions that are not answered as promptly as hon. members would like should be dealt with on orders of the day.

Question stands.

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE
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CANADIAN NATIONAL BUILDING, LINDSAY, ONT.

PC

Mr. Hodgson:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the contract price for the construction of the Canadian National building at Lindsay. Ontario?

2. What was the total cost?

3. What is the name of the contracting firm?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL BUILDING, LINDSAY, ONT.
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LIB

J. G. Léopold Langlois (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Langlois (Gaspe):

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1, 2 and 3. A contract for construction of the Canadian National Railways building at Lindsay, Ontario, has been awarded to L. T. Braunton Company Limited of Lindsay, the low bidder. It is not the practice of the management to disclose details of contracts with private parties.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL BUILDING, LINDSAY, ONT.
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May 30, 1955