March 31, 1927

LIB

Joseph-Arthur Bradette

Liberal

Mr. BRADETTE:

The purpose of this bill is to provide for the extension of the charter of this company in order to permit construction from its present terminal, the town of Hearst, to the Hudson bay basin.

Topic:   ALGOMA CENTRAL AND HUDSON BAY RAILWAY
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Motion agreed to, bill read the first and second time and referred to the select' standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


ALLEGED POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP-EMPLOYEES IN LEEDS COUNTY

CON

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have charges of political partisanship been made against any government employees in the county of Leeds. Ontario?

2. What is the name or names of the party or parties making such charges?

3. Have such charges been made in writing?

4. Has one Arthur G. Parish been appointed or authorized to investigate such charges?

5. Will the parties charged be allowed to have counsel on such investigation?

6. Will the commissioner take a shorthand record of the evidence and proceedings?

7. Is it the intention of the government to dismiss any employees who may be found by said commissioner to have been guilty of political partisanship?

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Subtopic:   ALLEGED POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP-EMPLOYEES IN LEEDS COUNTY
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LIB

Hon. Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2 and 3. No information.

4. Yes.

5. Yes.

6 and 7. No information.

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Subtopic:   ALLEGED POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP-EMPLOYEES IN LEEDS COUNTY
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OVERSEA SETTLEMENT-BRITISH COLUMBIA

CON

Hon. Mr. TOLMIE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. During the summer of 1926, did the Department of Immigration and Colonization conduct the Earl of Clarendon, chairman of the oversea settlement committee, and Mr. T. C. Macnaughten, vice-chairman, on a trip inspecting British family settlement and future settlement opportunities in Canada?

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2. Was the province of British Columbia

visited?

3. If so, what districts were covered?

4. What opinions, if any, were expressed by the British visitors as to the settlement opportunities in British Columbia?

5. Have any agreements been negotiated providing for cooperation in settlement between the Dominion and provincial goverments in Canada, and the oversea settlement committee jointly?

6. Are any such agreements in process of negotiation?

7. In any such agreements either negotiated or under consideration, has the government of the province of British Columbia participated in any way?

8. Has the government of the province of British Columbia submitted to the Dominion government any definite proposals as a basis for such settlement agreements?

9. Certain large tracts of lands in British Columbia are owned as the Fielding family's holding at Salmon River, near Prince George, Lord Exeter's holding near Exeter on the P.G. & E. railway. Has the British Columbia government, or the Dominion government, made any proposals for the settlement of these lands?

IQ. Was the Dominion government instrumental in bringing a number of Esthonian families under Sir John Pitka to Canada in 1924? If so, were these people settled in the Stewart lake district, British Columbia? Were they settled under provincial or dominion auspices? Has the settlement been successful?

11. Has a property known as the Amiens farm in the Fraser valley, near Matsqui, British Columbia, been sub-divided for the settlement of British families? If so, how many families have been settled? What type of family was selected for this settlement? Has this settlement been successful to date?

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Subtopic:   OVERSEA SETTLEMENT-BRITISH COLUMBIA
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LIB-PRO

Hon. Mr. FORKE: (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal Progressive

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. The oversea settlement committee party was taken by motor car from Sicamous south through Okanagan district, touching Enderby, Armstrong, Vernon, Kelowna, Summerland and Penticton. The party then went by rail to Vancouver. Two days were spent in motor trips to farms and settlers in the Fraser valley, after which the Courtenay and Victoria districts on Vancouver island were covered by motor car. The party then travelled over the P. and G. E. railway from Squamish to Exeter and from thence by motor car along the Cariboo trail to Quesnel and Prince George with a further day's motoring in the Buckley valley near Smithers and Telkwa. Altogether the party were motored over 1,200 miles in British Columbia, and they visited nearly 50 British families on the land.

4. The British visitors were of the opinion that the province of British Columbia offered excellent opportunities for the assisted settlement of British people. They were particularly impressed with the settlement oppor-

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tunities along the Canadian National Prince Rupert line.

5. Yes.

6. Yes.

7. Yes, correspondence is now in progress.

8. Answered by No. 7.

9. No.

10. Sir John Pitka, as a result of a trip made to Canada in the summer of 1923, brought a party of Esthonians to Canada in 1924 and secured a location near Stewart Lake. The party was met at Halifax by land settlement officers and conducted through to Vanderhoof where they were turned over to the provincial government. The department has but meagre information as to the success of the colony but understands that progress is slow owing to the lack of capital. A number of new settlers have arrived since the first party of 1924.

11. The Amiens farm has been sub-divided and eleven families have been settled. Scotch dairy farmers were selected. The settlement thus far has given outstanding evidences of success.

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Subtopic:   OVERSEA SETTLEMENT-BRITISH COLUMBIA
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EXPORT OF HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER

CON

Mr. HANSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is there now current a license to the Maine and New Brunswick Power Company to export hydro-electric power to the United States?

2. If so, when was such license first issued?

3. Is it the intention of the department concerned to continue the yearly export license to this company?

4. Is the government aware that the company in question, or interests closely allied to this company are at present promoting opposition to a measure in the Maine legislature looking to the creation of storage facilities for hydroelectric development in the province of New Brunswick, and in the light of such information is the department willing to renew the export license of this company?

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Subtopic:   EXPORT OF HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER
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LIB

Hon. Mr. MALCOLM: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The current license was issued on April 14, 1926. The first license was issued on November 9, 1907.

3. The company's application is now under consideration by the government.

4. Representations have been received from the Prime Minister of New Brunswick, relative to the renewal of this export license. He requested that his representations be treated confidentially at present.

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Subtopic:   EXPORT OF HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER
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HOG GRADING SYSTEM


On the Orders of the Day: Mr. D. M. KENNEDY (Peace River!: I wish to call the attention of the Minister of Agriculture to an article which appeared in Chicago Drainage Canal the Toronto Mail and Empire of March 17, 1927. I shall read about ten lines from this article and then base a question upon it. The article is headed, " Hog grading system likely to be changed," and it goes on to say: An important change in the hog grading system which has prevailed in Canada for the past five years may be made, as result of altered conditions. The Dominion government has been asked to call a conference of the men who went into the matter in 1921, to discuss the whole problem and work out a solution once more. This fact was made known by S. E. Todd, secretary treasurer of the Council of Canadian Meat Packers, who yesterday addressed the legislature's standing committee on agriculture. My question is, has Mr. Todd, secretary of the Packers council been given authority to announce the federal policy in this matter before agricultural committees in other provinces?


LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Lincoln was so busy asking a question of my colleague beside me that I am not sure whether I caught the hon. member's question or not, but I happen to have had placed before me since coming into the House the paragraph that he has read from the Toronto Mail and Empire. With respeit to the announcement or statement alleged to have been made by Mr. Todd before the agricultural committee of the Ontario House, my hon. friend will notice that the word " may " is used there:

An important change in the hog grading system which has prevailed in Canada for the past five years may be made, as result of altered conditions.

The article also states that the Dominion government was asked to call a conference. That is not correct. When it was learned by the department that certain changes were contemplated by the packers, a departure we thought from the arrangement made in 1921, I at once took the responsibility of calling a conference of those who participated in the original conference in November, 1921, together with representatives of some additional organizations that have come into existence since then. Consequently a conference has been called, not to declare any new policy but rather to permit these various representatives to confer with each other and find out what changes, if any, were necessary due to the altered conditions in the world markets with respect to the grading of bacon.

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Subtopic:   HOG GRADING SYSTEM
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UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. ROBERT GARDINER (Acadia):

Would the minister lay on the table a copy of the record of the conference of packers, government officials, and others, held in 1921

to discuss hog grading, the 10 per cent premium, and bacon grading, and also copies of the resolutions which came before that conference?

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Subtopic:   HOG GRADING SYSTEM
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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

An order was passed only the other day asking that that be done, but we have not yet got around to it. There are a good many questions of a similar nature; they all seem to have accumulated at once. My staff are very busy, but the information asked for will be brought down, and it will answer more thoroughly than I have done to-day the question put by the hon. member for Peace River. .

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Subtopic:   HOG GRADING SYSTEM
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CHICAGO DRAINAGE CANAL


On the Orders of the Day: [DOT]


March 31, 1927