May 21, 1931

UFA

Mr. SPENCER:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What amount of money was paid by the government of Canada for the following individual properties in the city of Ottawa: Russell Hotel Company, the Egan Estate, W. J. Irvine, Ottawa Electric Company, the Bangs Estate and the Matthewman Estate?

2. What money, if any, was paid in each case for the realty, or for the disturbance of business?

Commission for purchase of properties

Properties-

Russell House and theatre:

Paid as per agreement dated July 5, 1928

Interest

C. Mitchell Estate:

Paid as per agreement dated June 20, 1928.. .. Interest

D. J. McDougal Estate:

Paid as per agreement dated June 15, 1928.. .. Interest

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Subtopic:   PURCHASE OP OTTAWA PROPERTIES
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SI,125,000 00 27,140 88 75,000 00 1,478 40 22,000 00 1,759 87


§1,152,140 88 76,478 40 23,759 87 Compensation- A. J. Ladas: Paid , Less-held for demolition contractors in settlement of claim for Ladas having taken fixtures from building §1,252,379 15 18,000 00 100 00 Interest 17,900 00 551 86 18,451 86 I. L. Cohen, tenant 220 00



18,671 86 Valuation expenses 14.425 00Legal expenses 9,887 87Taxes 10,806 07Sundry expenses 1,322 96


SI,307,492 91


Less-Receipts from insurance policy in adjustment re fire 13,498 90 Net cost $1,293,994 01 1S18 Questions



1. (b) Egan Estate, S250,000; (e) W. J. Irvine, $68,753.63; (d) Ottawa Electric Company, $209,153; (e) Bangs Estate, $325,344.03; (f) Mattbewman Estate, $215,710.32. 2. Ob) to (f) No separate amount was paid to any of the above owners for disturbance of business,


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-ACQUISITION OF GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SECURITIES

CON

George Brecken Nicholson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NICHOLSON:

In the Drayton-Acworth report, sessional papers, 1917, volume 12, at page 25 there is set out a list of securities of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company, guaranteed by the Grand Trunk Railway Company but not guaranteed by the government of Canada. The list

is as follows:-

Per

cent

4 Series A prairie division.. .. $10,206,000 4 Series 4 mountain division.. . 9,963,000

4 Lake Superior division.. .. 7,533,000

4 Perpetual debentures

34,879,2525 Secured notes, secured bypledges of 4 per cent debentures

9,720,000Total $72,301,2521. Has the Canadian National Railway assumed responsibility for principal and interest on any or all of these securities?2. (a) At what date and under what statutory- or other authority was such responsibility accepted; (b) under what terms and in what amount in relation to each issue?3. Do these securities form part of the longterm funded debt as set out at page 15 of the Canadian National Railways balance sheet for 1930?4. By what net amount do these securities increase such a long-term funded debt?5. Is it the intention of the executive of the Canadian National Railw-ays to accept responsibility for whatever portion of such securities is are still outstanding?

M:. MANION:

1. It has as to the first three amounts mentioned. The Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada guaranteed the interest on the fourth item to the extent only that the gross earnings of the Grand Trunk Railway should show a surplus available for the purpose after deducting certain preferential payments, such as all working expenses of the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada, all interest and other moneys pay-able by said Grand Trunk Railway on their loan capital, bonds or liabilities. These debentures were exchanged in 1927 for Canadian National Railway Company 2 per cent debenture stock guaranteed by the Dominion of Canada.

The $9,720,000 of 5 peT cent secured notes matured on March 2nd, 1921, and were re-

tired from advances made by the Dominion government under vote 126, 1921.

2. (a) The Canadian National Railway Company are successors by amalgamation to the Grand Trunk Railway Company- of Canada and under such amalgamation they assumed all of the liabilities and obligations of the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada. The amalgamation was made under agreement dated January 30, 1923, which agreement was confirmed by order in council P.C. 181, dated January 30, 1923. The authority for assuming the liabilities and obligations was by virtue of the said agreement which was made in accordance with and subject to the provisions of sections 152 and 153 of The Railway Act, 1919.

(b) Answered by Nos. 1 and 2 (a).

3. Yes, with the exception of the 5 per cent notes in the amount of $9,720,000 which were redeemed in 1921. The amount of the 4 per cent perpetual debentures, now the 2 per cent guaranteed debenture stock, has, however, been reduced to $30,559,114, as shown on page 28 of the annual report, this reduction being made by means of a sinking fund as provided for under an agreement with the debenture holders at the time these securities were exchanged.

4. The amount of these securities that are now in the hands of the public is $58,261,114, and same is included in the total amount of long-term funded debt as shown on page 15 of the annual report.

5. The Canadian National Railway Company, as stated in answer to question 2 (a), are responsible for the liabilities and obligations of the former Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-ACQUISITION OF GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY SECURITIES
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TRENT CANAL EMPLOYEES

LIB

Mr. BOUCHARD:

Liberal

1. Did Superintendent Killaly ascertain that the ex-service men, who were not reengaged in seasonable employment in 1931 on the Trent canal, were inefficient, if so, when?

2. When did he notify these men that they were inefficient?

3. When did he report them as inefficient?

4. In what way were they inefficient?

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CON

Mr. MANION: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes. In that connection Superintendent Killaly reports: "Services of men not reemployed were known to be unsatisfactory for some years. The fact that they were returned soldiers created sympathy for them resulting in their being retained. They have been reasoned with, appealed to, ordered and threatened with dismissal by myself and other officials on many occasions but all to no effect."

Questions as Orders for Returns

2. On many occasions in past years.

3. Not required to report unsatisfactory service of fabourers to department.

4. Did not give reasonable service. Loafing until superior officer appeared on work.

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Subtopic:   TRENT CANAL EMPLOYEES
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FEDERAL LEGAL STAFF IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. What are the names of the lawyers retained by the Department of Justice or any other department of the government since September of last year, having their offices in the city of Vancouver and the federal district of Now Westminster, up to the present time?

2. What amounts have been paid for such services, and to whom were said amounts paid?

3. Were all legal accounts properly taxed and by whom?

4. What amounts are still owing to these lawyers ?

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Subtopic:   FEDERAL LEGAL STAFF IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
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CON

Mr. GUTHRIE: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. A. Alexander, Vancouver, B.C.; C. G. Beeston, Vancouver, B.C.; Burns & AValkem, Vancouver, B.C.; Burton & Hodgson, Vancouver, B.C.; Collins & Green, Vancouver, B.C.; Cowan & Cowan, Vancouver, B.C.; Craig, Ladner & Co., Vancouver, B.C.; E. P. Davis, Vancouver, B.C.; W. S. Deacon, Vancouver, B.C.; L. C. Ford, Vancouver, B.C.;

A. M. Harper, Vancouver, B.C.; Harris, Bull & Mason, Vancouver, B.C.; R. Rowe Holland, Vancouver, B.C.; R. S. Lennie, Vancouver,

B. C.; Lucas & Lucas, Vancouver, B.C.; McNeill, Pratt & Co., Vancouver, B.C.; Mc-Phillips, Duncan & McPhillips, Vancouver, B.C.; AV. G. McQuarrie, Vancouver. B.C.; R. L. Maitland, Vancouver, B.C.; A. H. Mac-Neill, Vancouver, B.C.; C. M. O'Brian, Vancouver, B.C.; P. E. Pierce, Vancouver, B.C.; Reid, Wallbridge & Gibson, Vancouver, B.C.; T. Todrick, Vancouver, B.C.; Charles White, Vancouver, B.C.; Whiteside, Wilson & White, Vancouver, B.C.; A. D. Wilson, Vancouver, B.C.; W. G. McQuarrie, New Westminster.

2, 3 and 4. Payments are made by the various departments concerned after taxation by the Department of Justice.

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Subtopic:   FEDERAL LEGAL STAFF IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
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HON. RODOLPIIE LEMIEUX

CON

Mr. LAFLECHE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. AVas the Honourable Rodolphe Lemieux, during his term of office as Speaker, authorized to use the automobile belonging to the state for the use of liis family?

2. AVas he authorized to employ a chauffeur paid by the state?

3. Were the servants of his private dwelling paid by the state?

4. If so, what amount was paid to them?

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Subtopic:   HON. RODOLPIIE LEMIEUX
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Mr. BENNETT: (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No. Mr. Lemieux used an automobile which he purchased himself.

2. Yes. A member of the House of Commons staff acted as his chauffeur when required.

3. Yes.

4. $33,430.18 during Mr. Lemieux' term of office, 8i years.

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Subtopic:   HON. RODOLPIIE LEMIEUX
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BULL LOANING POLICY

LIB

Mr. BUCKLEY:

Liberal

1. How many applications in respect of the hull loaning policy of the Live Stock branch of the Department of Agriculture have been received by the department, and from whom?

2. What are the names and addresses of the parties whose applications were accepted?

3. What are the names and addresses of the parties whose applications were not accepted?

4. Why were said applications not acceptable to the department?

5. Will the department accept applications now, and if not, why not?

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Subtopic:   BULL LOANING POLICY
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May 21, 1931