April 7, 1926

RADIO SETS FOR LIGHTHOUSES

CON

Mr. LADNER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is it the intention of the Department of Marine and Fisheries to equip Canadian lighthouses with radio receiving sets?

2. Is the government aware that in the case of the big bank robbery at Nanaimo a short time ago that the bandits were hiding in their launch close to the Porlier Pass lighthouse that the lighthouse keeper saw said bandits' launch and also police boat passing near by and not knowing of the said robbery failed to notify the police boat of the hiding place, and the bandits escaped, thereby involving thousands of dollars of public money in further search throughout Canada and the United States?

3. Is it the intention of the Department of Marine and Fisheries to install in certain of the more exposed lighthouses radio broadcasting equipment of sufficient range to communicate in case of emergency with larger centres of population?

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Subtopic:   RADIO SETS FOR LIGHTHOUSES
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LIB

Hon. Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. It is not the intention of the Department of Marine and Fisheries to equip all Canadian lighthouses with radio receiving sets.

2. No.

3. The following isolated lightstations have means of communication which were primarily-established as aids to navigation.

British Columbia-Dead Tree Pt. Q.C.I.,. radio; Cape Beale, radio phone; Pachena,. radio phone; Carmanah, radio phone; Estevan,

Questions

radio phone; Merry Island, radio phone; Len-nard Island, cable to Tofino.

Quebec-Magdalen Islands, radio.

Nova Scotia-Seal Island, radio; Sable Island, radio; St. Paul's, radio.

Newfoundland-Cape Race, radio; Cape Ray, radio; Belle Isle, radio.

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MR. M. O. DURANT

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Mr. DOUCET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has Mr. M. O. Durant of the Legal branch, Department of Public Works, been given a promotion recently by the Civil Service Commission? If so, to tv hat grade and at what salary?

2. Is that increase of salary included in the estimates of the said department for the year 1926-27?

3. What position did Mr. Durant occupy in the said department before being transferred to the Legal branch ?

4. Have promotions been given to other members Df the said branch of the department? If so, to whom and at what increase in salary?

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LIB

Right Hon. Mr. MACKENZIE KING (for the Minister of Public Works): (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Yes. To clerk, grade 4, $1,500 to $1,800.

2. Yes.

3. Stores clerk, Engineer's branch.

4. J. A. Chasse, by revision, 1st April, 1919, from division IB to junior departmental .solicitor, $2,800-$3,060. Increase $260.

Miss Y. Parent, by revision 1 April, 1919, from clerk 3B to law clerk stenographer, $1,000-$1,080. Increase $80.

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Subtopic:   MR. M. O. DURANT
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WALLACEBURG CUSTOMS AND POST OFFICES

CON

Mr. CHAPLIN (Kent):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was a site for a post office and customs office purchased by the Dominion government in the town of Wallaceburg?

2. If so, in what year was the purchase made, what was the size of the lot, what was the price paid for it?

3. What rental is being paid for the premises used for customs purposes in Wallaceburg?

4. What rental is being paid for the premises used for post office in Wallaceburg?

5. How much money has been spent, other than rentals, by the government, on the buildings used for customs and post office, since the above site was purchased?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. (a) 1910; (b) 60 feet on Nelson street, by ilOO feet on James street, of which 10 feet is reserved for right of way; (c) $3,000.

3. Nil.

4. Postmaster provides the space for postal

purposes for which he receives a rent allowance based on the revenue. This allowance for the fiscal year ended 31st March, 1925, was $700. 1

5. Nil.

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Subtopic:   WALLACEBURG CUSTOMS AND POST OFFICES
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EARNINGS AND OPERATING EXPENSES

CON

Mr. SENN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What were the gross earnings of the Canadian National Railways for the year 1925 on, (a) central region: (b) Atlantic region: (c) western region?

2. What were the operating expenses of the Canadian National Railways for the year 1925 on, (a) the central region: (b) Atlantic region; (c) western region?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) $119,390,408.96; (b) $20,287,613.05; (c) $73,445,226.05.

2. (a) $98,432,039.53; (b) $23,463,862.70; (c) $67,052,478.24.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EARNINGS AND OPERATING EXPENSES
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ASBESTOS

CON

Mr. SIMPSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What quantity of asbestos was mined or produced in Canada during 1925 or the last twelve-month period of which the government has a record?

2. What amount of this asbestos was manufactured in Canada during the same period?

3. What amount was exported in the natural or unmanufactured state?

4. What was the value of the amount exported?

5. What was the value of articles manufactured from asbestos, or of which asbestos formed the principal part, and imported into Canada during the same period ?

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LIB

Right Hon. Mr. MACKENZIE KING (for the Minister of Trade and Commerce): (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. Sales of asbestos from Canadian mines in 1925 totalled 290,121 tons valued at $8,995,854 as compared with shipments of 225,744 tons valued at $6,710,830 in 1924.

2. Complete data as to the amount of Canadian asbestos manufactured into products such as brake-linings, etc., are not available as the companies engaged in this industry use some orude, and some yarns and cloth part of which is imported in that form, although it may have been made from Canadian crude. In 1924, the asbestos products industry in

Canada used:

Asbestos, cloth and yarn-105.152 yards.. .. $46,632

Asbestos, crude and fibre-75,967 lb 24,753

Asbestos, paper, corrugated and plain-

253,300 sq. ft 5,369

Another large factory for the manufacture of asbestos products in Canada was opened in June, 1924. Data as to the consumption of crude by this plant are not available for publication but the following figures, showing the differences between sales from the mines and tonnages exported in each of the past three years, indicate the growing consumption of asbestos in Canadian plants:

Calendar Years

1923 1924 1925Tons Tons TonsShipments from the mines... 231,482 225,744 290,121Exports, as ] per customs' records...

215,502 204,749 258,017Apparently used in Canada.. 15,980 20,995 32,104

Questions

Asbestos paper and mill board are manufactured on a large scaJle; asbestos roofing of aid kinds; asbestos rigid shingles; asbestos building materials; asbestos cellular, and sponge felted pipe insulations; insulating sheets and

blocks; asbestos brake linings and clutch facings are woven on special looms, necessary for making asbestos textiles; asbestos packings for steam, oil and hydraulic operations.

Canada's Imports and Exports of Asbestos

- Year ended December 31, 1924 Year ende d December 31, 1925 Imports of Asbestos into Canada:- lb. 221,266 (a) $ 98,418 441,300 lb. 222,051 (a) 98,169 350,600Asbestos in any form other than crude, and all manufactures of, n.o.p

539,718 448,769

Exports of Asbestos from Canada:- Asbestos-

tons 107,200 6,297,819 tons 136,750 8,090,106

Asbestos sand and waste- 95,089 1,220,070 121,267 1,592,286

foreign origin

Asbestos manufactures- (a) (a) 44,132 4,459 (a) (a) 55,572 6,396

Total exports-

7,562,021 4,459 9,737,964 6,396

(a) Entered at value only.

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BUTTER AND CHEESE GRADING

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Mr. BOTH WELL:

1. What have been the records of grading dairy produce for export from Canada (a) in percentage of improvement in (1) butter, (2) cheese; and (b) in percentage of both butter and cheese, grading (1) special, (2) No. 1. and (3) No. 2?

2. How many dairy produce graders were employed in 1925 and where?

3. What was the total cost of grading butter and cheese in 1925?

4. What quantities of butter and cheese were graded in 1923, 1924 and 1925. respectively?

5. What was the cost of grading (a) 100 pounds of butter, (b) 100 pounds of cheese?

6. Are the grades, as marked by Canadian graders, accepted in the United Kingdom?

7. Is the total cost of this grading service borne by the government, and if so, is it the intention to so continue this service?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. (a) 1. Pasteurized butter. 1024-increase in special and first grades over 1923-6.0 percent. Unpasteurized butter, 1024-increase in first grade over 1923-6.2 per cent.

Pasteurized butter-, 1925-decrease in special and first grades as compared with 1924-10.3 per cent. Unpasteurized butter, 1925-

decrease in first grade as compared with 1924 -4.3 per cent.

(a) 2. Cheese, 1924-increase in special and first grades over 1923-6.75 per cent. Cheese,

1925-increase in special and first grades over 1924-1.15 per cent.

(b) Pasteurized butter. 1923 1924 192".Per cent, Special grade... . 21.2 8.6 2.0Per cent, No. 1 grade... . 57.8 77.0 7- 'Per cent, No. 2 grade... . 18.7 13.4 19.0Unpasteurized butter 1923 1924 1925Per cent, No. 1 grade... . 62.8 69.0 64.7Per cent, No. 2 grade... . 34.2 29.2 33.1Cheese 1923 1924 1925Per cent, Special grade... . .97 .37 .3Per cent, No. 1 grade... . 77.03 84.38 85.6 Per cent, No. 2 grade... . 19.78 14.23 13.12. No. of dairy produce graders Location Montreal, P.Q 17Quebec. P.Q 1Stratford, Ont 1Toronto, Ont 1Belleville, Ont 1Charlottetown, P.E.I.. 1Winnipeg, Man 3Total 253. Total cost of grading butter and cheese, 1925-$96,628.04.

Questions

4. Pasteurized butter

No. of boxes graded

1923 210,533

1924 467,147

1925 635,321

Unpasteurized butter

No. of boxes graded

1923 271,989

1924 281,155

1925 187,404

Cheese

No. of boxes graded

1923 1,458,129

1924 1,584,359

1925 1,895,112

5. Cost of grading 100 pounds of butter and cheese, 1925, 4.664 cents.

6. Yes.

7. The total cost of the grading service is borne by the government.

The policy of the department is to make *all inspection and grading services self supporting as soon as well established throughout the Dominion and generally recognized as being of material benefit to the industry affected.

QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR , RETURNS

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CANADIAN PATENTS

CON

Mr. SIMPSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many Canadian patents were issued during the year 1925?

2. How many were Issued to (a) Canadian citizens, Ob) citizens of the United States; and (c) citizens of other countries?

3. How many patents were cancelled during 1925?

4. How many patents were cancelled during 1925 because the patentee failed to have the article so pa tented manufactured in Canada?

5. Has the government any system of investigation or check to ascertain if articles so patented are actually being manufactured in Canada to meet the reasonable Canadian demand?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN PATENTS
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April 7, 1926