May 7, 1923

LIB

Mr. DENIS (St. Denis):

Liberal

1. What is the name of the person lately appointed to the position of senior clerk in the Inquiry Branch at the Montreal post office?

2. What length of time has the above person been in

the service? .

3. Did said person pass examination for this promotion?

4. If so, how many competitors were there?

5. What are their names and years of service?

6. Were arrears of salary, from 1919, to the amount of $1,100 paid to said person after promotion as senior clerk ?

7. If so, why?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MONTREAL POST OFFICE-INQUIRY BRANCH
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LIB

Hon. Mr. COPP: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. There has been no recent appointment to the position of senior clerk in the inquiry section of the Montreal post office. Recently Miss Boisseau who was performing the duties of postal information clerk as from 1918 was confirmed in her classification of postal information clerk retroactive to the 1st of April, 1919.

2. Since 1st January, 1916 -7 years and 5 months.

3. Miss Boisseau qualified by examination for the promotion referred to in No. 1.

4. There were three candidates in that promotional examination.

5. Miss Blanche B. Boisseau, appointed 1st January, 1916; Miss B. Duckett, appointed 8th June, 1917; Mr. Lucien Gervais, appointed 22nd May, 1914.

6. Yes.

7. The salary of the position of postal information clerk was revised to the same as that of a senior postal clerk as from 1st April, 1919, on the understanding that the employees holding such positions demonstrated by a practical examination that they were capable of properly fulfilling the duties of the position. Miss Boisseau passed the practical examination, and as she assumed the duties of the position in 1918 she was given the classification retroactive to 1st April, 1919, the date the classification became effective.

Questions

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Subtopic:   MONTREAL POST OFFICE-INQUIRY BRANCH
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HOUSING AND OLD AGE PENSIONS

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

Does the government intend this session to introduce any legislation to aid and assist the following important economic problems, for the general advantage of Canada, namely:-(a) The Housing Problem; (b) Old Age Pensions?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOUSING AND OLD AGE PENSIONS
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Mr. Speaker, it is not possible for the government to give a final answer at the present time.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOUSING AND OLD AGE PENSIONS
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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD, EDMONTON- INSURANCE

CON

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has it been . the policy of the government with respect to insurance arising out of the business of the Soldier Settlement Board at Edmonton, Alberta, to divide such insurance amongst ex-service men in the city of Edmonton engaged in the business of insurance?

2. Is it the intention of the government to discontinue that policy? If so, wh'at is the new policy of the government in this respect ?

3. Is it a fact that the business of insurance arising out of the transactions of the Soldier Settlement Board at Edmonton, Alberta, is to be given to three selected persons, some of whom have no service overseas in the late war?

[DOT] 4. If so, have any selections been made? If so. whom?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD, EDMONTON- INSURANCE
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LIB

Hon. Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil): (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. No. .

3. No.

4. Answered by No. 3.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD, EDMONTON- INSURANCE
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

IMMIGRATION-STAFF TRANSFER

LIB

Mr. LAVIGUEUR:

Liberal

1. Were a certain number of officials of the Immigration department of New Brunswick or elsewhere, transferred, last spring, to the Immigration department at the Port of Quebec? If so, did they understand and speak the French language?

2. Is it the intention of the Immigration department fto transfer said staff this year?

3. Were complaints made by French-speaking immigrants and citizens, that a great number of said staff could not speak or understand the French language?

4. What salary is paid to each of the said officials and employees for the immigration season?

5. How much is allowed to each for their expenses?

6. What salary is paid to 'citizens of Quebec, who occupy similar positions to the ones occupied by these strangers transferred to Quebec?

7. Can Mr. Joseph H. Byrne, caterer for the Immigration department at Quebec, by virtue of a certain clause in his contract recently agreed upon with the Immigration department, employ French Canadians who do not speak English fluently?

8. Can said Mr. Joseph H. Byrne, under his contract recently agreed upon with the Immigration department, offer for sale without special authorization, all the products made by manufacturers of the city of Quebec?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION-STAFF TRANSFER
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PUBLIC WORKS-CHIEF ARCHITECTS BRANCH

LIB

Mr. DESLAURIERS:

Liberal

1. What are the names, official titles, and salaries of officers-in-charge of Dominion Buildings, Chief Architect's Branch, Department of Public Works, on January 1st, 1912, 1922 and 1923?

2. In what cities or towns are located the offices of each ?

3. What is the date of their appointment and how have they been classified?

4. What was the number of employees under each officer-in-charge on January 1st, 1912, 1922 and 1923?

5. What is the number of buildings eacji officer-incharge had under his charge on January 1st 1912, 1922 and 1923?

6. Have all the positions of these officers-in-charge been classified by the Civil Service Commission or Arthur Young & Company?

7. Are there any positions of these officers in charge vacant?

8. If so, what are they and since what date are they vacant?

9. What are the causes of these vacancies?

10. In what locality have they occurred?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS-CHIEF ARCHITECTS BRANCH
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SHIPPING RATES-GRAIN

PRO

George Gibson Coote

Progressive

Mr. G. G. COOTE (Macleod) moved:

For a copy of all correspondence, telegrams or other communications passing during the summer or fall of 1922 between the Dominion government or any of its ministers or representatives and the Dominion Marine Association or any of its agents or representatives, or of any other person or persons whatsoever, in any way relating to the abrogation or suspension of the Dominion Coastal Shipping Regulations, or in any way relating to the grain congestion at lake ports or Montreal, or to the alleged combine, or the imposition of exorbitant rates by shipping interests engaged in the grain trade.

Topic:   SHIPPING RATES-GRAIN
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CON

John Babington Macaulay Baxter

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. J. B. M. BAXTER (St. John and Albert):

May I ask why the government proposes to allow this resolution to be adopted, in view of its refusal to giye me the same information regarding a portion of the question, in response to an inquiry I placed on the order paper? This distinctly calls for, among other things, the correspondence with Mr. W. T. R. Preston and his correspondence with the government. I do not object to the motion; it calls for information that I desired to get, and something in addition. But why is one policy followed in respect to some members and a different policy in respect to others?

Topic:   SHIPPING RATES-GRAIN
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Perhaps this motion had better stand until the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Robb) is here. Speaking offhand, I am inclined to think that the answer to my hon. friend is this: At the time he asked for this information it would not have been expedient to make public some of the particulars that were desired, but tile time has now arrived when it is really immaterial whether they are given to the public or not.

Topic:   SHIPPING RATES-GRAIN
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CON

John Babington Macaulay Baxter

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BAXTER:

I may say that, in respect to the information I asked for, everything had been made public, as Mr. Preston's report.

Unopposed Motions

in the columns of the Toronto Globe. The information, however, was refused this House.

Motion stands.

Topic:   SHIPPING RATES-GRAIN
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

SARDINE HERRING FISHERY

May 7, 1923