March 30, 1925

LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

The Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment and the Soldier Settlement Board were established in the year 1919, at which time, I gather, they were under the Civil Service Commission, bujt whether they were subject to patronage or not I do not know They are not now, because these departments are being reduced year by year, and no appointments of any consequence are being made.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENTS-D.S.C.R. AND SOLDIER SETTLEMENT
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EXPRESS

PRO

Mr. WARD:

Progressive

1. Are the officials in the various departments of the government instructed to send all packages by Canadian National Express, wherever possible?

2. If not, why?

3. Are the above officials also instructed to send all telegrams by the government line wherever possible?

4. If not, why?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EXPRESS
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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

Instructions have been

given to the different departments of the government that preference be given if at all possible to the Canadian National Telegraph Company and the Canadian National Express Company by the different departments

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EXPRESS
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MILITARY DISTRICT No. 10-COAL INQUIRY

CON

Mr. CHARTERS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the Solicitor General give, or cause to be given, to the Winnipeg Tribune, in November, 1924, a copy of the report of David Campbell, K.C. ?

2. If so, why was such report handed to a newspaper before being submitted to parliament ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MILITARY DISTRICT No. 10-COAL INQUIRY
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LIB

Hon. Mr. McMURRAY: (Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MILITARY DISTRICT No. 10-COAL INQUIRY
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PRO

Mr. COOTE:

Progressive

1. To whom was the contract awarded for the supply of coal to the Tuxedo Military Barracks, Winnipeg, for the period of July 1st, 1920 to June 1st, 1921?

2. Was any particular coal named in the contract?

3. If so, what was the name of the coal specified?

4. What was the number of tons specified?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MILITARY DISTRICT No. 10-COAL INQUIRY
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Halliday Brothers, 10 tons smith's coal, 120 tons "Lethbridge" stove; Winnipeg Supply & Fuel, 450 tons "Western Gem" stove size; Canadian Coal Sales Ltd., 6,500 tons "Blair-more" bituminous run of mine.

2, 3 and 4. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MILITARY DISTRICT No. 10-COAL INQUIRY
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POSTAL CLERKS AND LETTER CARRIERS

LAB

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Labour

1. Is the government aware that the letter carriers and postal clerks of the United States have recently ieceived an increase of $300 per year in salary, which places their minimum and maximum at $1,700 and $2,100 per annum?

Questions

2. Is it the intention of the government to introduce legislation at this session whereby the postal clerks and letter carriers of Canada will receive a similar amount of $300 on their present salaries, which are now much below the poverty line?

3. If not, why not?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POSTAL CLERKS AND LETTER CARRIERS
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LIB

Charles Murphy (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. MURPHY:

This question contravenes rule 37 in that it contains an assertion of fact. If my hon. friend will have the question amended, it will be answered immediately.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POSTAL CLERKS AND LETTER CARRIERS
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JAPAN-ALIEN LAND OWNERSHIP

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government noticed the Associated Press report of the passage by the Lower House of the Diet of Japan, of a bill entitled " Alien Land Ownership " Bill?

2. Has the government examined the terms of the said measure, in relation to the Commerce Treaty of 19137

3. Is the said bill in conflict with the rights of Cana-dion nationals in Japan, and if so, has any representation been made to protect the said rights?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   JAPAN-ALIEN LAND OWNERSHIP
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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. No.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   JAPAN-ALIEN LAND OWNERSHIP
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PEACE RIVER RAILWAY OUTLET

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the government thoroughly alive to the need of a rail outlet from the Peace River district to the Pacific coast?

2. Was an announcement made by the government last autumn that the question of a suitable route for such outlet should be submitted to the heads of the two great railway systems?

3. During the past two months, has the government endeavoured to secure the report or reply to the said question?

4. If so, what is the estimated cost of the said railway?

5. Is it the intention of the government to proceed with the construction of the said railway this year?

6. Is it the intention of the government to provide such outlet for the produce of the Peace River country, in order to prevent the depopulation of that district ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PEACE RIVER RAILWAY OUTLET
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The Canadian National Railways have had a party investigating the Peace River district for the last two years.

2. Not so far as I am aware; but in January last a conference was held in the office of the Minister of Railways at which, among others, were present the headfe of the railways with their engineers, and at that conference the heads of the Canadian National Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway were asked to consult with each other, and if possible bring in a joint report as to what would be the wiser way to develop the Peace River district.

3. Yes.

4. The report has not yet been received.

5 and 6 under consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PEACE RIVER RAILWAY OUTLET
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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

LIB

Mr. LOVETT:

Liberal

1. What has been the total cost to Canada of the Civil Service Commission for each year since its inception, including 1924, giving an itemized statement of said expenditure ?

2. What were the number of employees of the commission, their salaries and all attendant expenses?

3. How many positions in each province have been filled by said commission since its inception down to and including the year 1924?

4. How many positions in each province, in what is known as the outside service, have been filled by the Civil Service Commission since its inception to and including the year 1924, and what has been the total cost to Canada of same?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
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March 30, 1925