May 12, 1926

PRIVATE BILLS COMMITTEE


Mr. GEORGE PARENT (Quebec West) presented the third report of the select standing committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. He said: I move that in accordance with the recommendations contained in the third report of the select standing committee on Mis- Standing Committees



cellaneous Private Bills the fee and charges paid on Bill No. It, to incorporate the President of the Lethbridge Stake be refunded less the cost of printing and translation. Motion agreed to.


SELECT STANDING COMMITTEES- CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved that the name of Miss Macphail be substituted for that -of Mr. Fansher on the select standing committee on Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines, and that the name of Mr. Fansher be substituted for that of Miss Macphail on the select standing committee on Agriculture and Colonization. Motion agreed to. Mr. MACKENZIE KING moved that the name of Mr. Cantley be substituted for that of Mr. Nicholson on the special committee ap- 2. x Field parties- Yukon (Mt. Logan Expedition) British Columbia Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Quebec New Brunswick Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Head Office, Ottawa, not apportioned. Compilation and dissemination of data including drafting, printing of maps etc T otal pointed to consider the present sources of supply in anthracite and bituminous coal, and other matters in relation thereto. Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


GEODETIC BRANCH-EXPENDITURE

LIB

Mr. FAFARD:

Liberal

1. What amount of money was spent by the Geodetic branch in 1923-24-25?

2. What amount was spent in each province in each of said years?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. STEWART:

1.

1923-24 .. $302,225 37

1924-25 .. 265,369 62

1925-26 (approx.).. .. 265,445 81

T otal .. . .$833,040 80

1923 1924 Approximate 1925

$ 1,539 28

; 17,385 73 $ 32,975 19 19,029 293,757 20 8,451 14 14,854 306,135 24 6,171 40 956 956,995 40 21,301 90 9,262 0414,310 73 18,743 30 19,493 0156,799 95 27,980 97 32,882 7513,013 15 11,309 40 11,388 1414,300 37 5,129 21 2,573 41341 47 1,898 02169,527 60 132,965 64 151,204 62

Note: Figures for 1925-1926 are only approximate as complete returns have not yet been received.

TOPOGRAPHICAL BRANCH-EXPENDITURE Hon. Mr. STEWART'

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LIB

Joseph-Fernand Fafard

Liberal

Mr. FAFARD:

1.

1. What amount of money was spent by the 1923-24 $ 526,340 45Topographical branch in 1923-24-25? 1924-25

481065 202. What amount was spent in each province? 1925-26

398 121 423. What is the approximate cost per square mile? ______________Total $1,405,527 07

Questions

2.

Field parties-

Manitoba

Saskatchewan

Alberta

British Columbia

Northwest Territory

Ontario

Quebec

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Yukon

Head dffice, Ottawa not apportioned. Compilation and dissemination of data including drafting, printing of maps, etc

1923-24 1924-25 1925-26

56.531 28 29,747 42 8,094 4368,110 07 66,666 76 20,348 5126,944 87 15,284 23 15,253 5921,578 64 13,572 31 10,419 18452 12 73 73 17388 107,369 74 16,081 01 12,949 948,512 96 7,169 21 6,405 879,939 90 14,854 00 15,300 083,653 45 3,000 00 306,642 53 292,425 41 279,905 58Total

$526,340 45 $481,055 20 $398,121 42

Note: Figures for 1925-1926 are only approximate as complete returns have not yet been received.

3. Revision of the sectional maps approximately $3 per square mile. Detailed maps from $25 to $30 per square mile.

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EXPENDITURE ON IMMIGRATION

CON

Mr. DOUCET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How much money was spent on immigration: (a) from the British Isles; Ob) from the United States; (c) from the continent of Europe during each fiscal year from 1920-21 to 1925-26?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. STEWART:

(a) (b) (0Great United ContinentBritain States of Europe1920-21 $423,562.92 $456,870.41 1921-22 302,373.04 419,956.92 1922-23 332,610.09 525,363.90 $51,353.541923-24 523,318.03 549,355.76 87,711.151924-25 679,599.67 363,740.21 87,557.73*1925-26 515,051.20 381,440.45 59,508.84

* 11 months ending February 28, 1926.

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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD-STATUS OF EMPLOYEES

CON

Mr. LADNER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Are employees of the Soldier Settlement Board classed as temporary employees ?

2. Are temporary employees of even five years and more standing deprived of the annual increases which permanent employees receive?

3. Are temporary employees ineligible under the Superannuation Act?

4. In view of the wotIc .presently handled by the Soldier Settlement Board and the work which will likely be placed on said board in the revaluation of soldier lands, is it the intention of the government to reduce the staffs of said board?

5. Is the government aware that practically all members of the staff of the said board at Vancouver are returned soldiers and married men, have had six years' service or more and are still temporary employees?

6. Is it the intention of the government to place the said employees in the permanent cavil service, especially in view of Privy Council orders 2958 and 3560, giving authority for same?

7. In view of the probable amendments to the Civil Service Act, 1918, is it the intention of the government to place the employees of the Soldier Settlement Board on the same footing as those who have been appointed under the said Act?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. STEWART: (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. There are twelve permanent employees. The balance of the staff numbering 482 is by order in council exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Act and in so far as it is thus exempt it is regarded as temporary staff.

2. Only permanent employees appointed under the Civil Service Act and classified by the Civil Service Commission are eligible for statutory annual increases.

3. Yes.

4. No.

5. Yes.

6. Under consideration.

7. Under consideration.

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MR. J. C. BLANCHET

CON

Mr. DOUCET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was Mr. J. C. Blanchet postmaster of Chartier-ville, Compton county?

2. If so, when was he so appointed, on whose recommendation, and, what is the salary paid said post office?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 1st May, 1905, on recomendation of the member for the constituency. Present salary and allownaces, $310.89.

Importation of Bulbs

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May 12, 1926