March 23, 1927

UFA

Mr. SPENCER:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. Has the Department of Agriculture had the Vermilion wheat of Mr. Frank Lareombe under their observation for three seasons?

2. Was the license certificate of variety issued to Air. Lareombe on the 30th of December, 1926?

3. Did an official of the department write Mr. Lareombe on the 12th of February, 1927, six weeks after the license certificate had been issued, advising him not to sell any more of his wheat as it had fallen down in the milling test ?

4. Was the first test made for milling

purposes carried out on the 11th of February, 1927? . . .

5. Does the department anticipate asking for confiscatory legislation to cancel the license for the above wheat?

6. Has the department a record of the heavy yield capacity of the Vermilion wheat in western Canada? If so, 'what are their records ?

7. Will the wheat withstand the hot winds and drought better than other varieties?

Questions

8. Can it be grown in semi-arid districts of

the west? .

9. How did the yield compare with other varieties grown under the same conditions?

10. Was this wheat tested in 1926 at Vermilion, Olds, Youngstown, and Claresholm experimental farms ?

11. How did it compare with Garnet wheat at the Claresholm experimental farm?

12. Has Mr. Larcombe ever asked officials of the department for particulars of tests of the wheat made by them?

13. How many tests have been made?

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Subtopic:   VERMILION WHEAT
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LIB

Hon. Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Yes. .

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. No, first test was made in 1927.

5. No.

6. We have as yet no definite reeo>'js.

7. Not definitely proven.

8. Not proven yet.

9. See answer to No. 6.

10. Have records only from Olds. These are provincial stations, consequently we are not in a position to report on their experiments.

11. Cannot say-was at top of list in yield at Olds.

12. Yes, in 1925.

13. Six.

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Subtopic:   VERMILION WHEAT
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CHARLO STATION POSTMASTER

CON

Mr. GRIMMER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has George Chalmers been dismissed from the position of postmaster at River Charlo, New Brunswick?

2. If so, what were the grounds of his dismissal ^

3. Were any charges laid against Mr. Chalmers? ,

4. If so, what was the nature, who hud them, and was an investigation held into said charges?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. VENIOT: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. George Chalmers was postmaster at Charlo Station, N.B. and not Charlo River. He was dismissed by order in council of the 23rd February, 1927.

2. Active political partisanship.

3 and 4. The member for the constituency made a statement that he had personal knowledge of the political partisanship of the postmaster and there was accordingly no investigation.

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Subtopic:   CHARLO STATION POSTMASTER
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NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA

LIB

Mr. BETTEZ:

Liberal

1. What pictures were bought by the trustees of the National Gallery of Canada from the recent exhibition of Canadian art held at the National Gallery at Ottawa from January the 21st to February 28, 1927?

2. What are the names of artists, titles of pictures, and prices paid?

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA
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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. ELLIOTT:

1 and 2. No pictures have as yet been purchased by the board of trustees from the exhibition of Canadian art held at the National Gallery of Canada,from January 11 to February 28, 1927.

The following is a list of the purchases it is proposed to make if prices offered by the trustees are agreed to by the artists concerned :

Paul Alfred-Winter Market, Byward (oil). Dorothy Stevens Austen-Cliff Houses (etching).

Allan Barr-Portrait of Charles G. D. Roberts, M.A., LL.D. (oil).

Eric Bergman-Pine Tree (coloured woodcut). ,

Eric Bergman-Looking Through the Pine (Coloured woodcut).

F. H. Brigden-Rapids on the Michipocoten (watercolour).

William Brymner, R.C.A.- two Girls Reading (watercolour).

F. S. Challener, R.C.A-Evening Breeze (oil).

Charles F. Comfort-Stoney Lake (watercolour) .

Charles F. Comfort^December (colour print).

Maurice Cullen, R.C.A-Huy on the Meuse (oil).

H. Valentine Fanshaw-A Threat to Harvest (watercolour).

Henri Heibert, R.C.A.-Alphonse Jongers (bronze).

Edwin H. Holgate-Totem Poles No. 1 (woodcut).

Edwin H. Holgate-Totem Poles No. 2

t woodcut).

Edwin H. Holgate-Landing Stage, Port Essington (woodcut).

Edwin H. Holgate-'Tsimshian Chief (draw-

Edwin H. Holgate-Tsimshian Indian (drawing).

Thoreau MacDonald-Loons on the Coast (drawing).

Thoreau MacDonald-Swans and New Snow (drawing).

Lilias T. Newton, A.R.C.A.-Nude Figure (drawing). .

Peggy Nichol-Portrait in the Evening (oil). Elizabeth S. Nutt-Northwest Arm, Halifax, N.S. (oil).

L. A. C. Panton-Midwinter (oil). Walter J. Phillips, A.R.C.A.-Wylye Mill Bridge (woodcut).

George A. Reid, R.C.A.-Algoma Lake

(watercolour).

Questions

Sarah M. Robertson-Le Repos (oil).

A. deFoy Suzor-Cote, R.C.A.-The Moaning of the Winds (charcoal).

A. deFoy Suzor-Cote, R.C.A.-Quebec Peasant (charcoal). .

A. deFoy Suzor-Cote, R.C.A.-Quebec Peasant (charcoal).

Homer Watson, R.C.A.-Waning Winter (oil).

A. Curtis Williamson, R.C.A.-Fish Sheds, Newfoundland (oil).

Elizabeth Wyn Wood-Head of a Negress (bronze).

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA
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PROPOSED LAKE VIEW POST OFFICE

CON

Mr. CHARTERS: (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is it the intention of the government to close the post offices known as Lakeview beach and Lakeview park and to open a post office at .Lakeview ?

2. Has a building been procured for the new office ?

3. Who is the postmaster ?

4. What is the salary to be paid to such postmaster?

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Subtopic:   PROPOSED LAKE VIEW POST OFFICE
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LIB

Hon. Mr. VENIOT: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes, being provided by new postmaster.

3. John J. Montague, returned soldier.

4. Salary will be based on revenue and cannot be determined until the post office has been in operation for some time.

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ADJUTOR VEZINA

CON

Mr. HOCKEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was Adjutor Vezina. of Hull, Quebec sentenced to imprisonment in 1925?

2. If so, what was the offence of which he was round guilty?

3. What was the term of his sentence ?

4. What was the date of his conviction?

5. Has he been released?

If so, what was the date of his release?

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Subtopic:   ADJUTOR VEZINA
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. He was sentenced in 1924.

2. Carnal knowledge.

3. Fourteen years.

4. March 31, 1924.

5. Yes, under restraint of ticket of leave.

6. On the eve of New Year, 1927.

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POST OFFICE SITES

UFA

Mr. SPENCER:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. Referring to_ question under "Post Office bites,^ page 5/2 of Hansard, 1927, how many of the 45 sites bought during 1913 have government. buildings erected thereon?

2. In what towns are such buildings?

3. What was the expense in each case?

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Subtopic:   POST OFFICE SITES
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LIB

Hon. Mr. ELLIOTT: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. 13.

2 and 3. Total cost

of building, exclusive

Place of site

Milltown, N.B. .. . $ 35,505 31Saekville, N.B. .. . 37,195 14East Angus, P.Q . 46,077 31Jonquieres, P.Q. . . 25,941 91Verdun, P.Q . 45,378 53Aurora, Ont . 33,743 75Burford, Ont . 25,069 82Gravenhurst, Ont. . . 23,905 43Carman, Man. .. . 34,991 01Stonewall, Man. .. . . 23,795 17North Battleford, Sask. . . 59.855 18Soda Creek, B.C. .. . 2,180 25Union Bay, B.C. . . 11,443 05

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

HOUSE OF COMMONS MESSENGERS

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. What are the names of the messengers of the House of Commons who were employed at the session of 1911, and whose services were dispensed with at the session of 1912?

2. What are the names of the messengers of the House of Commons who were employed at both sessions of 1911 and 1912?

3. What are the names of the messengers of the House of Commons who were employed during the session of 1912 and had not been employed at the session of 1911?

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Subtopic:   HOUSE OF COMMONS MESSENGERS
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March 23, 1927