June 19, 1919

NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS. JOINT COMMITTEE TO ALLOCATE SPACE.

UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Hon. F. B. CARVELL (Minister of Public Works) moved:

That Messrs. R. F. Green, J. E Armstrong (Lambton), J A. Robb and W. C. Kennedy be appointed a committee from this House to meet a like committee from the Senate for the purpose of assisting the Joint Parliamentary Committee for Parliament Building on the allocation of space, etc.

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Motion agreed to.


PRIVATE BILLS.

FIRST READINGS.


Bill No. 139 (from the Senate) for the relief of James Frederick Neild.-Mr. Ross. Bill No. 140 (from the Senate) for the relief of Mable Anna Ferguson.-Mr. Douglas (Strathcona). Bill No. 141 (from the Senate) respecting Chartered Trust and Executor Company.- Mr. Nesbitt.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by asterisks.). FORT LAWRENCE, NjS,-PUBLIC WORKS EXPENDITURES. Mr. Sinclair (Antigonish and Guysbor-ough): *1. What amounts have been spent by the Public Works Department since September, 1911, at Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia, and how much has been spent for dredging? 2. Did the Government purchase certain dredging equipment (including tug, scows, etc.), at Fort Lawrence? If so, at what price? 3. What has become of said equipment? If sold, what amount was received for same?


GOVERNMENT OUTSIDE SERVICE.

UNION

John Hampden Burnham

Unionist

Mr. BURNHAM:

Is it a fact that positions1 announced as open for application in the Government Outside Service are held open so long that returned soldier applicants get no satisfaction and have to give it up?

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Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT OUTSIDE SERVICE.
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UNION

Martin Burrell (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. BURRELL:

All vacancies reported to the Civil Service Commission by 'the departments and all requisitions filed in connection therewith are dealt with as promptly as pos, sible.

Ordinary requisitions which can be filled from the eligible lists of clerks, typists, stenographers, etc., are seldom held more than two or three days as when the lists of those who have qualified by passing prescribed examinations are exhausted there are usually applications on file from which temporary assignments can be made. .

When a minor position has to be filled by local advertising said advertising is authorized by return mail and ten days to two weeks is usually sufficient time in which to deal with the matter and make the appointment.

When more important positions have to be advertised in the Gazette and through the press1 a longer period, generally about thirty days, is allowed and time added to enable British Columbia points to reply. It sometimes occurs that so many applications are received that longer time is required to make full investigation into the merits of all applicants, but the cases where final decision is delayed longer than a few days after competitions close are few and far between.

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Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT OUTSIDE SERVICE.
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STEAMERS " LADY .EVELYN " AND " PRINCESS."

L LIB

Mr. PARENT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Are the steamers Lady Evelyn and Princess still the property of the Government? If not, when were they disposed of, and to whom?

[DOT] 2. At what price and1 on what terms of payment?

3. Were they disposed of for cash? If so, has the Government been paid?

4. What is the gross tonnage of each?

5. Was said sale authorized by Order in Council?

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Subtopic:   STEAMERS " LADY .EVELYN " AND " PRINCESS."
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UNION

Martin Burrell (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. BURRELL:

Re Lady Evelyn-

1. Soldi to the Gulf of St. Lawrence Shipping and Trading Company on the 24th April, 1919.

2. $40,000 subject to arrangement.

3. $30,000 has been paid. Balance $10,000 held pending the settlement of a claim that complete equipment was not delivered with the ship.

5. Yes.

Re Princess-

1. Princess disposed of in January, 1919, to Mr. J. A. Farquhar, Halifax, N.S.

2. $46,555 cash.

3. Yes.

4. 542 tons.

5. Yes.

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Subtopic:   STEAMERS " LADY .EVELYN " AND " PRINCESS."
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN.

L LIB

Mr. MICHAUD:

Laurier Liberal

1. How many commissions have been appointed by the Governor in Council and by Parliament since the year 1911?

2. What are the names of the various commissions and what art the names of the members of the said commissions?

3. What was the amount of salary and travelling expenses paid to each commission and the sum drawn by each commissioner?

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COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANS.- THE BUDGET.


The House again in Committee of Ways and Means, Mr. Boivin in the Chair. Customs. Tariff item 61a-Wheat flour and semolina when imported from a country which imposes a customs duty on wheat flour or semolina manufactured in Canada per barrel, 30 cents.


L LIB

Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

Why are these two items repeated? Item No. 61 is: "wheat flour, n.o.p.; semolina, n.o.p. . . . Free." This applies to countries which reciprocate the advantages that Canada gives. I understand that articles are not free except when there is a reciprocity in their exchange.

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June 19, 1919