February 19, 1923 (14th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Hon. Mr. LAPOINTE: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. In August 1921 there were at different times in the Montreal terminals and Port of Montreal from one thousand to two thousand cars waiting to be unloaded, but the peak of from eighteen hundred to two thousand cars did not exist for longer than six or seven days.
2. The cost of transportation of wheat from Port Arthur to Montreal at the present time by rail is 341 cents per 100 pounds or 20-70 cents per bushel.
3. The charge for elevation of wheat from vessels to commissioners' grain elevators is four-tenths of 1 cent per bushel, including storage in the eievator up to 10 days free, and free fire and explosion insurance. In addition there is a charge of $2.75 per thousand bushels for shovelling the grain to the elevator buckets in the vessel's hold. The charge for elevation of wheat ex railway cars is six-tenths of 1 cent per bushel including storage in elevator up to 10 days free, and free fire and explosion insurance. The shovelling in this case is absorbed in the elevation charge. '
4. The charge for delivery of grain to ocean steamer over the grain conveyor system or otherwise is four-tenths of 1 cent per bushel.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WHEAT SHIPMENTS TO MONTREAL
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