June 24, 1925

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Mr. BOSS@Kingston

No promise has been given?

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Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

No. The air officers have been looking at Deseronto, but no action has been taken. I do not understand what my hon. friend means about a promise.

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CON

Arthur Edward Ross

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROSS (Kingston):

I have a letter here which speaks as if a promise had been given, and the matter w-as to be kept very quiet or it would not go through.

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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

If it was going through at this time, I would have to come to parliament for a vote, and I am not asking parliament for a vote.

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PRO

Robert Alexander Hoey

Progressive

Mr. HOEY:

How much of this vote is spent on .aeroplanes and hydroplanes engaged in forestry patrol?

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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

All these planes are available for that purpose, and they are being used entirely for purposes of that kind. A certain portion of this amount is used for training and the maintenance of the air stations. The planes are used for various purposes. For instance, for the Forestry branch, Department of the Interior, 1,422 hours of flying time were consumed last year; for Topographical Surveys branch, 477 hours; Water-Powers branch, 10 hours; National Parks 'branch, 15 hours. There was also some flying done for the Department of Indian Affairs, for the Department of Marine and Fisheries in connection with fishing matters in British Columbia, for the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Customs and for the provincial government of British Columbia, but the greater proportion of the work is done for the Department -of the Interior in connection with forestry. It is rather difficult to allocate the cost.

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PRO

Robert Alexander Hoey

Progressive

Mr. HOEY:

How many planes are engaged in that work in the province of Manitoba in the forestry patrol work?

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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

Thirteen.

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PRO
LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

For the

whole service. We do not charge the department for whom we operate any money.

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Item agreed to. Purchase of aircraft, technical equipment and provision of ground services, $740,850.


PRO
LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

Ten-aircraft and we .propose to recondition twelve admiralty planes.

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PRO
LIB
PRO
LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

They vary in cost according to type from $12,000 to $20,000.

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PRO

Charles Wallace Stewart

Progressive

Mr. STEWART (Humboldt):

How many

aircraft were wrecked or seriously damaged in operations last year?

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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

No accidents occurred and there was no loss of life. There may have been some small injuries caused but nothing of a serious character occurred.; no plane fell.

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PRO

June 24, 1925