March 16, 1921

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Is it true that the Government, by way of an Order in Council passed on or about the middle of February last, has decided to amalgamate the Post Office Superintendent's service with that of the Post Office Inspector?

2. Is it true that the whole of the Outside Service of the Post Office Department, including the postmasters, the post office inspectors, etc., has been placed under the control of Mr..George Loss, of Toronto?

3. Is it true that said Mr. Ross occupies a rank similar to that of a deputy minister?

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. No.

2. The whole of the Outside Service will be under the control of the General Superintendent of Postal Service, who will be responsible to the Postmaster General. The position of General Superintendent of Postal Service has not been definitely filled.

3. No.

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PENSION COMMISSIONERS-USE OF FRENCH FORMS

LIB

Mr. POWER:

Liberal

1. Is the Board of Pension Commissioners provided with forms drafted in the French language for the use of persons claiming a pension?

2'. Has Mrs. Marie T. Poir6 or Mr. R. C. de la ChevrottiSre, her solicitor, of the city of Quebec, made application for the sending of such forms

in French?

3. If so, has the Board of Pension Commissioners replied to Mrs. Poird, sending forms drafted in the English language?

4. If so, why?

5. Does the Government intend to take the necessary steps in order that French forms be sent to persons speaking the French language?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. TOLMIE: (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist

1. Yes. The Board of Pension Commissioners uses forms printed in both languages, and French forms are employed whenever their use is indicated.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. The forwarding of forms printed in English to Mrs. Poire was the result of a clerical error.

5. Answered by No. 1.

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FEEDING STUFFS ACT

UNION

Mr. ANDERSON:

Unionist

1. What steps have been taken to enforce the Feeding Stuffs Act which was assented to July 1, 1920, gazetted December 4, 1920, and authorized effective January 1, 1921?

2. When will service be given under this Act?

3. Has any official been designated official feed analyst, under section 10 of the Feeding Stuffs Act? If not, what is the reason for

the delay and when will such appointment be

made ?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. TOLMIE: (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist

1. Six inspection districts, each in direct charge of a competent district seed and feed inspector, were organized and inspection service provided from January 1, 1921. Thirty-one seed and feed inspectors have been appointed by the Civil Service Commission to work under the district inspectors. Three hundred and seventy-four certificates of registration of commercial feeding stuffs have been issued. Bulletin containing reprint of Feeding Stuffs Act and regulations thereunder has been generally distributed.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. By arrangement with the Department of Health, Dr. A. McGill, chief analyst for the Commercial Feeding Stuffs Act, 1909, is continuing to provide analytical service under the Feeding Stuffs Act, 1920.

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SANDY BEACH WHARF

L LIB

*Mr. LEMIEUX:

Laurier Liberal

1. How many tenders were received by the Public Works Department for the repairs to be made at the wharf at Sandy Beach* county of

Ga.sp6 ?

2. What are the names of the tenderers and the amount of thedr respective tenders?

3. To whom has the contract been awarded?

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NAT L

Fleming Blanchard McCurdy (Minister of Public Works)

Nationalist Liberal

Hon. Mr. McCURDY:

1, 2 and 3. As the contract has not been awarded, information cannot be given at present.

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ST. VALIER WHARF

L LIB

*Mr. FOURNIER:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is the Government aware that the wharf situated at St. Valier, county of Bellechasse, was damaged in November, 1918, and that no repairs have yet been made?

2. If so, is it the intention of the Government to recommend repairs necessary so as to prevent complete ruin of said wharf?

3. What has caused the delay in making said repairs?

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NAT L

Hon. Mr. McCURDY: (Minister of Public Works)

Nationalist Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Matter under consideration.

3. No appropriation being available, work could not be proceeded with.

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CANADIAN AIR BOARD

L LIB

Mr. PROULX:

Laurier Liberal

1. What are the names of the members of the Canadian Air Board and the Canadian Air Force Association?

2. How many departments have been created in the Air Board and Air Force, and what are they?

. 3. What salaries are being paid to the heads

of departments?

4. Is it correct that the amount of salaries for heads of departments is partly dependent upon the number of employees they have?

5. Is it correct that the heads of departments get a raise of as much as $1,000 a year when they have 30 employees or over in their departments?

6. How many departments have 30 employees or over, and in these are so many really required?

7. Who is responsible for saying what number of employees are required in each department?

8. (a) Who is the responsible head of the Air Board, and (b) is he engaged on the work as much as he should be?

9. Why is the pay of certain officers and appointments in the Air Force reduced after they have served a certain length of time?

10. What measures, if any, are being taken to enforce the O.T.A. in the vicinity of Camp Borden ?

11. If a man enlists in the Canadian Air Force as a mechanic, how much of his time is employed in actual work on aero engines and aeroplanes, and how much time on fatigues and useless squad drill by incompetent instructors?

. 12. Are Air Board employees authorized to carry unofficial passengers when flying aeroplanes?

13. Is it permissible to use Government aircraft on joy rides with lady passengers?

14. What has happened to the flying boat used on the trans-Canada flight, which was last heard of as lying in the Red river at Winnipeg? Is it still unnecessarily exposed to the rigours of winter storms and weather?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. GUTHRIE: (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Militia and Defence)

Unionist

1. The names of the members of the Canadian Air Board and the Board of Management of the Canadian Air Force Association are as follows: Honourable Hugh Guthrie, K.C.; O. M. Biggar, Esq., K.C.; Air Vice-Marshal Sir Willoughby Gwatkin, K.C.M.G., C.B., etc.; Captain W. Hose,

C. B.E., R.C.N.; Lieut.-Colonel R. Leckie,

D. S.O., D.S.C., D.F.C.; Lieut.-Colonel J. Stanley Scott, M.C., A.F.C.; E. Deville, LL.D., D.T.S.

2 and 3. The administrative duties in the Air Board are distributed under the following officers, whose salaries are as stated: Inspector General, C.A.F., $4,180; Director of Flying Operations, $4,500; Controller of Civil Aviation, $3,500; Technical Director, $4,500; Director of Equipment, $2,400; Secretary, $4,250.

4. No.

5. No.

6. None.

7. The Civil Service Commission in consultation with the Air Board.

8. (a) The chairman, Hon. Hugh Guthrie, K.C. (b) Yes.

9. The Canadian Air Force is organized as a non-professional force, the personnel of which in all ranks from the lowest to the highest undergoes normally one month's training every two years. Certain staff and

administrative duties require for their performance a longer term, normally six to nine months, and to secure the services of competent officers and other instructional personnel for these duties which involve absence by the personnel performing them from their ordinary civil occupations for substantial lengths of time, special rates of pay are provided. These special rates do not apply if the service of any individual is prolonged beyond one year, and the pay receivable is reduced accordingly.

10. Under the Canadian Air Force Regulations "No officer or airman shall bring into or have in his possession in any barrack or camp intoxicating liquor." This regulation is being strictly enforced. There have been fourteen arrests made for breach of the Ontario Temperance Act, of whom seven were civilians and were dealt with by the local civil authorities. The fines collected in these cases totalled $1,150.

11. The approximate weekly time-table for an air mechanic in training is as follows: Lectures on engines, theory of flight, rigging and construction of aeroplanes, 24 hours; work in shops and on machines being flown, 20 hours; other military duties guards, drills, etc., 16 hours.

12. No.

13. No.

14. It has since November 21st been safely housed on the shores of the Red river, and has never been exposed to the rigours of winter storms and weather either unnecessarily, or at all.

Mr. CHARLES P. BUCKLEY

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L LIB

Mr. PROULX:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is there an official in the Department of

Railways and Canals named Charles P. Buckley? 4

2. If so, what is his present classification, and what is his salary?

3. From what classification and salary was he promoted?

4. Has this man ever been articled or studied law?

5. What legal right has he to his present classification?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. REID: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. Law clerk; initial salary $1,800, present salary $1,920.

3. Not promoted. Reclassified from old Division 2A., salary $1,700, maximum $2,100.

4. Not articled. Has had over 13 years' experience in Legal Branch.

5. He was classified by the Civil Service Commission.

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GOVERNMENT PIER AT CHICOUTIMI

March 16, 1921