1. What is the total of_ the expenditures made by the Canadian National Railways on the Montreal Terminal project up to March 31, 1940, under the authority of the vote of last session for the expenditure of $4,200,000 i
2 What contracts or other commitments have the Canadian National Railways entered into in this connection, covering sums which are not yet clue or paid, but which are not included in the answer to the previous question?
3. In view of the present crisis, is it the intention of the government to authorize the Canadian National Railways to continue with this programme, which was stated in the first session of 1939, to contemplate expenditures of $12,600,000 during the fiscal years ending March 31, 1940, 1941 and 1942?
4. Will the government obtain from the
management of the Canadian National Railways and publish drawings and descriptions of the station building which it is proposed to erect under the $12,600,000 project?
5. Will the government obtain from themanagement of the Canadian National Railways and publish plans and descriptions of all other work to be carried out by the Canadian National Railways under the $12,600,000
6. Does the contemplated expenditure of
$12,600,000 cover: (a) the conversion of the
Bonaventure station area into a local freight delivery terminal; (b) the rearrangement of the Canadian National Railways freight yard at Turcotte?
7. Does the $12,600,000 project correct the lack of a connection between the east end and west end freight yards of the Canadian National Railways which was stated by the officers of the railways to be a major operating disability?
8. Does the $12,600,000 project cover the foreseeable requirements of the Canadian National Railways in connection with its Montreal terminals?
9. Is it the intention of the government to authorize the Canadian National Railways to treat this project as a first instalment of the execution of the so-called Palmer project, which was estimated to cost in excess of $50,000,000?
10. When will the Canadian National Railways suspend electric passenger car service on the Victoria bridge, and substitute a transfer of passengers at the south end of that bridge .from electric tramway cars to train, as outlined :In published descriptions of the $12,600,000 project?
11. In making the decision to proceed with improvements to their Montreal terminals, did -the officers of the Canadian National Railways [DOT]consult with the management of the Canadian Pacific Railway to ascertain whether the city of Montreal could be given equal or better terminal facilities at a less cost to the public by cooperative action between the two companies as contemplated under the Canadian National-Canadian Pacific Act, 1933?
Topic: QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic: CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-MONTREAL TERMINAL