April 14, 1924

CON

Mr. CHARTERS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the estimated cost of the installation of the radio equipment in the Canadian National Railways ?

2. Who is the director of such sendee and what salary does he receive ?

3. What is the estimated cost of the operation of radio on the Canadian National Railways during the current year? [DOT]

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-RADIO EQUIPMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. To date management have spent on the installation of radio equipment approximately $26,000, of which sum approximately $18,000 covers the cost of erection of broadcasting station at Ottawa.

2. W. H. Swift, Jr. The management does

not consider it desirable in the interest of the Canadian National Railways to publish salary. [DOT]

3. The estimated cost of operation of the Radio department for the fiscal year ending March 31st, 1925," including salaries, travelling expenses, equipment, etc., is approximately $90,000.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-RADIO EQUIPMENT
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TRAVELLING EXPENSES OF MINISTER OF LABOUR

CON

James Arthurs

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARTHURS:

What were the total travelling expenses of the Honourable Minister of Labour for fiscal years ending March 31st, 1920, 1921, 1922 and 1923?

Questions

Hon, Mr. MURDOCK: This question will be handled as a part of and answered by the answer to question No. 50.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRAVELLING EXPENSES OF MINISTER OF LABOUR
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GOVERNMENT SALE OF WASTE PAPER

PRO

Mr. PRITCHARD:

Progressive

1. How many tons of waste paper have been sold by the government during the last fiscal year?

2. What is the total amount received for same?

3. What per cent of this amount was obtained from the Department of Agriculture?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT SALE OF WASTE PAPER
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LIB

DISMISSAL OF JOSEPH L. GAUVIN

CON

Hon. Mr. BAXTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When, why and on whose report was Jos. L. Gauvin dismissed from the position of collector of customs at Shippigan, New Brunswick?

2. Was Gauvin present during the whole or what part of the investigation, if any, was held?

3. How many witnesses testified, was there evidence, and if so, which was given on oath ?

4. How many testified against Gauvin?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF JOSEPH L. GAUVIN
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LIB

Hon. Mr. BUREAU: (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

1. Order in council was passed on January 16th, 1924 on the recommendation of the Minister of Customs and Excise, dispensing with the services of Jos. L. Gauvin for being under the influence of liquor while on duty.

2. Officer Gauvin was notified of the nature of the charge preferred against him and furnished his affidavit in connection therewith.

3. Six persons were interviewed regarding these charges and statutory declarations obtained from three.

4. Three persons.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF JOSEPH L. GAUVIN
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-APPOINTMENTS

PRO

Mr. WARD:

Progressive

1. What is the total number of Royal Canadian Mounted Police on headquarters staff in Ottawa, and what is the total cost of maintaining this staff?

2. What number of permanent appointments have been made by the Civil Service Commission in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police department since January 1st, 1924, by reason of organization?

3. What number of recommendations for permanent appointments have been rejected since January 1st, 1924, in the same department?

4. What section of the Civil Service Act or Civil Service Commission regulation was considered in making appointments?

5. Are those whose permanent appointments were rejected not eligible under the same section of the act or Civil Service Commission regulation referred to?

6. What is the total number of civil servants attaphed to the headquarters staff of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-APPOINTMENTS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Total number 71. Total cost of maintenance, including pay and allowances, quarters, light and heat, approximately $11,673.58 per month.

2. Nil.

3. Nil. [DOT]

4. Answered by No. 2.

5. Answered by No. 3,

6. 36.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-APPOINTMENTS
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DANIEL J. ZINCK

CON

Mr. HANSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the salary of Daniel J. Zinck, excise and customs officer at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, and when was he appointed to said present position?

2. What is the nature of his duties?

3. Is the government aware that Mr. Zinck when appointed to this position was seventy years of age or over?

4. Were there any returned soldiers applicants for the position to which Mr. Zinck was appointed?

5. If so, why was preference not given to said returned soldiers?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DANIEL J. ZINCK
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LIB

Jacques Bureau (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. BUREAU:

1 and 2. Employment as acting customs-excise enforcement officer, without salary, was authorized 19th June, 1922.

3. No information.

4. No.

5. Answered by No. 4.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DANIEL J. ZINCK
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RAILWAY RESTAURANT AT GRAND NARROWS

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government purchased a building at Grand Narrows, Cape Breton, used as a railway restaurant ?

2. If so, from whom was the building purchased and on what date?

3. Was the said building taken down in sections and moved to North Sydney and rebuilt as an express office?

4. If so, what was the total cost of said work and date of removal?

5. For what is the building now used, and what is the floor space, and on what property is it located?

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RAILWAY RESTAURANT AT GRAND NARROWS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Purchased from J. C. McNeil on December 22nd, 1922.

' 3. Yes, a portion was used for extending the baggage room.

4. Work of extending baggage room was completed July 24th, 1923, at cost of $289.49.

5. Building which is now used for handling express has 590 square feet of floor space and is located on property of the Railways.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RAILWAY RESTAURANT AT GRAND NARROWS
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SILVER CURRENCY

April 14, 1924