May 13, 1925

BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE


Mr. VIEN presented the third reiport of the select standing committee on Banking and Commerce.


AGRICULTURAL CREDITS

LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. ROBB (Acting Minister of Finance) moved:

That sessional paper No. 152, supplementary report on agricultural credits by H. M. Tory, and laid on the table on March 31 last, be referred to the select standing committee on Banking and Commerce.

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Motion agreed to.


CROWSNEST PASS AGREEMENT RATES


Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and Canals): I lay on the table a return in reference to the Crowsnest pass agreement rates.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


OLD POST OFFICE SITE-VANCOUVER

CON

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Having reference to the old post office site, corner Pender and Granville streets, Vancouver, British Columbia: (a) has the government advertised this property for sale; (ty) when were bids due; (c) how many offers were received and from whom; (d) what was the highest tender, if any?

2. Before advertising the said property, did the government secure estimate of value by individual appraisal; if so, by whom was the property valued and what was the amount of the said appraisal?

3. Has the government secured information of the value of property similarly located which has been sold?

4. Is the government aware that there has been considerable movement of property in Vancouver in this neighbourhood, with the prospect of steadily increasing values in the near future?

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Subtopic:   OLD POST OFFICE SITE-VANCOUVER
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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay):

I would ask that this question be allowed to stand for the present. The government have advertised the

property referred to, and tenders have been received which are now under consideration.

Question stands.

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ACCUMULATIONS OF WHEAT FROM SAMPLES

PRO

Mr. COOTE:

Progressive

1. What amount of wheat was accumulated from samples at the grain inspection offices at Vancouver, Calgary, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, and Fort William, in each of the 3'ears 1923, 1923 and 1924?

2. How was this wheat disposed of?

3. What was the revenue received for same, at each of the above points during these years.

4. What disposition was made of the revenue from sale of this wheat in each case?

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Subtopic:   ACCUMULATIONS OF WHEAT FROM SAMPLES
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LIB

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES

CON

Donald Sutherland

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

![DOT] What was the total number of employees permanent and temporary of the federal government at Ottawa and elsewhere, connected with the Department of Agriculture, in the month of January, 1925?

2. What was the total amount of salaries and bonus paid or due to the said employees for the month of January, 1925 ?

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Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES
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LIB

Hon. Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Total number of employees January 1925, 1,569.

Unopposed, Motions lor Papers

2. Total amount of salary and bonus, January 1925, $228,506.13.

This does not include ordinary day labour, which is constantly changing.

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Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-EMPLOYEES AND SALARIES
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WEMBLEY EXHIBITION-PROFICIENCY IN FRENCH OF CANADIAN OFFICIALS

LIB

Mr. DECHENE:

Liberal

1. How many Canadians, able to speak the French language fluently, are in the employ of the government at Wembley exhibition, Engfland?

2. What are their names, positions and respective salaries ?

1. Eleven.

2. Name-Position-Salary.

A. W. Tolmie, Canadian Government Exhibition Commissioner, $4,320; J. O. Tur-cotte, Chief of Decorating Division, Exhibition branch, $3,240; J. Sylvain, Labourer, Exhibition branch, Sixty cents per hour; W. "Bayard, Foreman painter, Exhibition branch, Ninety cents per hour; Wm. Tomney, General utility man, Exhibition branch, Sixty-five cents per hour; E. C. Leveille, Constable, R.C.M.P., $120 per month; J. G. Pelletier, Constable, R.C.M.P., $2 per day; J. P. A. Savoie, Constable, R.C.M.P., $2 per day; Eric Brown, Director, National Art Gallery, $4,500; H. S. Spence, Engineer, Mines branch, grade (4) Department of Mines, $3,720; Yvet Lamon-tagne, Assistant Trade Commissioner, Department Trade and Commerce, $1,920.

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May 13, 1925