April 6, 1927

BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE


Fourth and fifth reports of the select standing committee on banking and commerce-Mr Hay.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


* INTERPROVINCIAL CONFERENCE, 1926

PRO

Mr. LOVIE:

Progressive

1. Were any requests or representations by correspondence or otherwise made to the government of Canada by any of the provincial premiers, previous to the Interprovincial conference of 1926, asking to have the said conference called9

2. If so, what are the names of the premiers who made such request?

3. What reasons were given by each for having such conference called?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING:

I will answer this question verbally. As far as I have been able to discover, there is nothing on the files of any of the departments of the government in the nature of correspondence requesting such a conference. There were verbal conversations passed between some of the provincial premiers and myself regarding the possibility of the provinces holding an interprovincial conference. I cannot at this time recall what the representations or the replies were, beyond saying that I am sure that the position I took was that an interprovinciai conference was a matter for the provinces themselves to arrange, and not a matter in which the Dominion was primarily concerned.

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INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES

UFA

Henry Elvins Spencer

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPENCER:

When the Income Tax department is incorporated into that of National Revenue will the employees come under Civil Service Commission?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. EULER:

No.

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PUBLIC SERVICE RETIREMENT ACT

LAB

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Labour

1. Under the Calder Act were the "prevailing rate" men, permanently employed by the Public Works department or other departments, eligible for retirement with pension?

2. Are these men eligible for retirement with pensions under the Superannuation Act?

3. If not, what provision does the government plan to make to provide for this class of employees?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Under the Public Service Retirement Act (Calder Act) hourly rate employees of the

Questions

Department of Public Works and other departments, were made eligible for retirement with retiring allowance provided by an act from June 1922 when the amendment (chapter 12-13 Geo. V) was passed to chapter 67, 10-11 Geo. V.

2. No.

3. The employees referred to will be eligible for benefits under the Superannuation Act when they comply with the provisions of section 2 of the act.

validity op insurance act, 1917

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CON

Mr. YOUNG (Toronto Northeast):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the minister given instructions to appeal the decision of the appellate division of the Supreme Co.urt of Ontario, delivered the 19th February, 1926 (re Insurance Contracts, 58, O.L.R. 404) which held the licensing and other sections (11, 12 (1), 71, 71 (a), 134 and 134 (a) ) of the Insurance Act, 1917, ultra vires the legislative competence of the parliament of Canada?

2. If not, why?

3. What effect, it any, does the government propose to give to the following resolution unanimously adopted at the interprovincial conference in Ottawa in June, 1926, when six provincial premiers and ministers of the crown from every province except Alberta, convened to discuss matters of mutual concern:

"This conference is of opinion that the Dominion should repeal its legislation regulating contracts of insurance and the business of insurance as ultra vires the legislative competence of the parliament of Canada, or, in the alternative, take immediate steps to appeal the decision of the Ontario courts to the judicial committee of the Privy Council."

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. ROBB:

This question is to be

answered orally. The answer to No. 1 is: No. The answer to Nos. 2 and 3, is: So far as the minister is aware none of the resolutions of the interprovincial conference said to be held in June last has ever been submitted by the conference to the government.

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MAIL CONTRACTS IN RICHMOND, NOVA SCOTIA

CON

Mr. MacDONALD (Cape Breton South):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who has present contract for carrying mails between Grand River and L'Ardoise in the county of Richmond. Nova Scotia?

2. When was such contract given and for what amount?

3. Were there more than one tenderer for the contract, and if more than one, what were the amounts of the various tenders?

4. Has any contract for the conveyance of mails between St. Peters and Lower L'Ardoise been made, if so, what is amount of such contract, and if not, what arrangement now exists for such work?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. VENIOT: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Alex Cameron of Grand River.

2. 15 December, 1926-8500 per annum.

3. 3-$500, $560 and $633 per annum.

4. Yes:-$950 per annum.

(Mr. RinfretJ

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POSTMASTER AT BRAGG CREEK

CON

Hon. Mr. BENNETT:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who is postmaster or postmistress at

Bragg Creek? .

2. When was he or she appointed?

3. On whose recommendation?

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April 6, 1927