March 26, 1923

PEAT INDUSTRY

LIB

Mr. BINETTE:

Liberal

1. What amount, if any, did the government spend last year to help the peat industry in the county of Prescott?

2. Is it the intention of the government to aid this Canadian industry so as to help the Canadian consumer to secure a substitute for foreign coal?

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Subtopic:   PEAT INDUSTRY
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LIB

SERVICE TO MEDITERRANEAN

CON

David Spence

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPENCE:

Canada, being dependent for a large quantity of citrous fruits, olive oils, dates, figs, raisins, and similar products shipped from Mediterranean ports, has the government considered:-

1. The establishment of a regular boat service between the Mediterranean ports and Canada?

2. If so, when will such service commence, and at what intervals will they sail?

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Subtopic:   SERVICE TO MEDITERRANEAN
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LIB

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. The management of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine state that the question of establishing a regular service between the Mediterranean ports and Canada has been very thoroughly considered, and it has been decided that the present is not an opportune time to inaugurate such a service.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   SERVICE TO MEDITERRANEAN
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ORDERS IN COUNCIL

CON

Hon. Mr. MANION:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What number of orders m council were passed during the year ending December 31, 1921?

2. What number of orders in council were passed during the year ending December 31, 1922?

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Subtopic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL
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LIB

Right Hon. Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. Year 1921, 5,861.

2. Year 1922, 5,621.

Mr. D. W. MORRISON

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Subtopic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL
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CON

Mr. HANSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has Mr. D. W. Morrison been dismissed from

the position of Postmaster of St. Peters, Nova Scotia? t . .

2. If so, what are the grounds of his dismissal?

3. Was an investigation held before the dismissal

was made? If not, why not? _

4. Has the Civil Service Commission been instructed to advertise for applicants for the position?

5. If so, will preference be given to returned soldiers?

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Subtopic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL
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LIB

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM (for Postmaster General) : (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Active political partisanship.

3. D. W. Morrison was appointed by Mr. Robert L. MacLellan as his agent during the federal elections of 1921, and acted as such.

4. The position has been advertised.

5. The vacancy will be filled in the best interests of the public service and consistent with the provisions of the Civil Service Act.

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Subtopic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL
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ST. JOHN RIVER WHARVES

CON

George Burpee Jones

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. JONES:

What, if anything, was said by the Minister of Public Works during an interview in February last with Premier Veniot, of New Brunswick, which would justify the latter in saying that he was persuaded that the federal government would take over the wharves on the St. John river as reported in the Daily Telegraph on 24th February last?

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Subtopic:   ST. JOHN RIVER WHARVES
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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay):

Premier Veniot of New Brunswick did interview the Minister of Public Works relative to taking over the wharves on the St. John river, and was informed that the matter would receive serious consideration.

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ONTARIO GOVERNMENT BANKS

CON

Mr. HANSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Department of Finance in any way recognized or authorized the banking operations of the province of Ontario?

2. Is it true, as reported in the press, that the savings deposits now being taken by the Ontario government are costing that province over 7 per cent?

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Subtopic:   ONTARIO GOVERNMENT BANKS
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LIB

Hon. Mr. FIELDING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. The operations of the Ontario government, in receiving money on deposit, are conducted under the authority of a statute of the province. The Department of Finance of Canada has no connection with them in any way.

2. The Department of Finance has no information concerning the cost of the operations in question.

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Subtopic:   ONTARIO GOVERNMENT BANKS
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HARBOUR COLD STORAGE

CON

Mr. THOMPSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the Harbour cold storage a national institution?

2. To what extent is it financed by the government and at what rate of interest ?

3. What are the net results (profit and loss) on the operating expenses of this storage for its first year's operations ?

4. How will deficits be met, and in event of loss will harbour dues be increased to meet same?

5. Are the rates charged by the harbour commission lower than other public cold storages charged previous to opening the harbour commission's plant?

6. Is it the intention of the government to subsidize cold storage to ,be operated by co-operative associations in various parts of the country with the idea of having a chain of storages in the country to supply the harbour cold storage and thus have all under government control ?

7. Would there be any discrimination against private individuals or corporations who might desire a subsidy for a cold storage plant, or is it intended to assist only rural communities that are organized?

8. Has any provision been made for the continuance of a subsidized cold storage in case of disorganization of the co-operative societies?

9. In the event of public cold storages being closed as a result of competition is there likely to be any increase in the rates charged by the harbour commission ?

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Subtopic:   HARBOUR COLD STORAGE
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. LAPOINTE:

Mr. Speaker, I do not know of any corporation or organization called the harbour cold storage. I surmise, however, that the hon. gentleman refers to the Montreal cold storage. If this is so I will have the required answer prepared.

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Subtopic:   HARBOUR COLD STORAGE
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March 26, 1923