June 14, 1926

ST. LAWRENCE PULP AND LUMBER CORPORATION

CON

Alexandre Joseph Doucet

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOUCET:

For a copy of all correspondence, reports, telegrams, and other documents, exchanged between the St. Lawrence Pulp and Lumber Corporation, of Chandler, Quebec; Mr. Pierre-S. Lafontame, wharfinger of the public wharf at Sandy Beach, Quebec, and the Department of Public Works, regarding payment of wharfage tolls by the said St. Lawrence Pulp and Lumber Corporation at Sandy Beach, Quebec.

No. 3 HARBOUR BOARD ELEVATOR-VANCOUVER

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CON

William Earl Rowe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROWE:

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams and other documents, exchanged between the Vancouver Harbour Commissioneis, their solicitors, and the

Grain Growers Grain Company; F. E. Buckerfield,

J. R. Murray, -manager of the Grain Growers Grain Company, Honourable T. A. Crenar, and any other officer of the Grain Growers Grain Company or their solicitors. Also a copy of lease and agreement entered into between the harbour 'board and the lessees, in reference to No. 3 harbour board elevator, Vancouver.

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CAPTAIN CHARLES GREFFARD.

CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

For a copy of all correspondence in connection with certain charges made against Captain Charles Greffard, camp supervisor at Valcartier, together with a copy of the evidence taken by Sergeant Zanneith, of the R.C.M.P., in November last, together with his report. Also a copy of the evidence taken by Colonel J. Roy, of Ottawa, in March, 1926, together with a copy of his report.

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CALGARY STOCK YARDS INVESTIGATION

CON

Alfred (Fred) Davis

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DAVIS moved:

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, reports and other documents relative to the investigation of certain alleged drregularitdes in connection with the handling of dive stock and other 'matters at Calgary stock yards.

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. W. R. MOTHERWELL (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, in so far as this

motion refers to correspondence, letters and other documents relative to this investigation, there can be no exception whatever taken to their production. However, as the report referred to deals with an inquiry 3 p.m. which is still under way, I do not think it would be in the public interest that at the present state this report should be tabled. With this reservation, I shall be glad to get the other documents before the House as early as possible.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Does the minister mean there has been an interim report?

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

It is an interim

report of a departmental nature, dealing with an inquiry that is still under way.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

It will be brought down

later?

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

I would think so.

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CON

Alfred (Fred) Davis

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DAVIS:

Mr. Speaker, I understand that representatives of the department were sent to Calgary to investigate local conditions, and that they have made a report. That is the report which I asked for.

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

That is the report to which I referred, but inasmuch as I am advised that a further inquiry will be necessary before a solution of the various problems involved can be arrived at, I do not think it is in the public interest to make that report public at the present time.

Interim Supply

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. B. BENNETT (West Calgary):

Mr. Speaker, this is a much more important matter than the minister's casual observations seem to indicate. There has been litigation. The matter has been heard in the courts, and at the moment there is intense dissatisfaction on the part of the people connected with the stock yards as to the character of the investigation that w-as carried on by the representatives of the minister. They went there, they made an investigation, and they made a report; it was not an interim report. The minister then directed that they should make a further report, as I understand, and those who have been connected with the stock yard industry in Calgary for many years are under the impression that a very great injustice is being done to them, and that the government is endeavouring to assist in that injustice. I do not for one moment associate myself with that contention, not being sufficiently informed to form a proper opinion, but they feel that very strongly, and they have telegraphed and written to me, and when I was west the other day a delegation called to see me. They sent a telegram to the minister, to which he replied indicating that a further investigation would be held. In the meantime a certain license has been extended for another thirty days. The case is being tried in the press, and the general impression on the part of the stock yard industry is that they are being badly treated by the minister, because time is passing, and they fear that their case is not being properly-presented to the country at any rate, and that they are being prejudiced and their interests sacrificed because of an alleged desire to carry-on what is called co-operative marketing, which they submit is nothing more than an effort to destroy this legitimate business built up after the expenditure of vast sums of money-. I think the investment in the Calgary stock yards by the Canadian Pacific Railway is something like $700,000, if my memory serves me; I have not seen the last annual report, but that investment is listed among their securities. Under these circumstances, I submit that the matter is of very-great importance.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

No debate is allowed on such motions.

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CON
LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

No. I thought the hon.

member was just making an explanation, but it turns out to be an address. Shall the motion carry? Carried.

Mr Motherwell.]

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

With the reservation I made.

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CON

June 14, 1926