February 22, 1928

CON

Mr. COWAN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many grain boats registered in United States were engaged in carrying grain on the great lakes during the seasons of 1926 and 1927?

2. By what authority were such boats allowed to engage in carrying grain?

3. What are the regulations under which boats of a foreign registry are allowed to engage in trade between Canadian ports?

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Subtopic:   UNITED STATES BOATS ON GREAT LAKES
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. In so far as boats registered in the United States are concerned, which were engaged in

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carrying grain between one Canadian port and another Canadian port on the great lakes -four United States vessels were used for winter storage in Canadian ports during the *winter of 1926-27, and carried their cargoes to Canadian ports on the opening of navigation in 1927. As the winter of 1927-28 is not yet over, we can give no information in regard thereto.

2. By authority of order in council of November 5, 1926, P.C. 1721, and November 24, 1926, P.C. 1942.

3. Order in council P.C. 1721 dated 5th November, 1926, and order in council P.C. 2159 dated 9th November, 1927.

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Subtopic:   UNITED STATES BOATS ON GREAT LAKES
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LIVERPOOL, N.S. PUBLIC BUILDING EMPLOYEES

CON

Mr. ERNST:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who were the applicants to the Post Office department or to the Civil Service Commission for the position of caretaker or janitor of the public building at Liverpool, Nova Scotia?

2. By what persons or organizations was each applicant recommended?

3. Which applicants were appointed or recommended by the Civil Service Commission?

4. Were any of the applicants recommended rejected by the Post Office department or any other department of the government?

5. Which appointment or recommendation was accepted ?

6. Were any of the applicants returned soldiers and in receipt of pensions?

7. Were representations made by any person or persons against the appointment of any such applicant, and, if so, by whom?

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Subtopic:   LIVERPOOL, N.S. PUBLIC BUILDING EMPLOYEES
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. E. R. Corkum, Conquerall Banks, N.S.; H. J. Lake, Liverpool, N.S. C.M. Schupe, Liverpool, N.S.; G. W. Spurr, Liverpool, N.S.; D. F. Winters, Liverpool, N.S.; G. S. Winters, Liverpool, N.S.

Mr. E. R. Corkum was eliminated from the competition as he was not a resident of Liverpool, N.S.

2. H. J. Lake-no recommendations received; C. M. Schupe-J. J. Cameron, Esq., c/o Messrs. Hall & Cameron, Barristers, Solicitors, etc., Liverpool, N.S.; Robie Millard, Esq., c/o Millard Brothers, Liverpool, N.S.; His Worship, Mayor D. W. MacKay, Liverpool, N.S. G. W. Spurr-S. R. Forbes, Esq., c./o Madden's Pharmacy, Liverpool, N.S.; A. W. Hendry, Esq., General Shipping, Liverpool, N.S.; J. Ross Byrne, Esq., Barrister, Solicitor, Liverpool, N.S. D. F. Winters-no recommendations received. G. S. Winters-no recommendations received.

3. No appointment has yet been made.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. Answered by No. 3.

6. Five of the applicants are returned soldiers; two are in receipt of pension.

7. No.

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Subtopic:   LIVERPOOL, N.S. PUBLIC BUILDING EMPLOYEES
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ST. LAWRENCE RIVER POWER COMPANY

CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

Has the Aluminum Company of America made application to the International Joint Commission to raise the temporary weir which they are maintaining at Massena, and to make such weir permanent?

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Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE RIVER POWER COMPANY
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

The St.

Lawrence River Power Company, of Massena, has made an application, addressed to the Secretary of State of the United States, for authorization to raise, from its present level at El. 200.0 to El. 206.0, sea level datum, the crest of its submerged weir in the south channel of the St. Lawrence river at the mouth of its power canal. The application was transmitted to the International Joint Commission, which has arranged to hold a hearing on the application on April 3.

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Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE RIVER POWER COMPANY
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RAILWAY MAIL CLERKS-CLASSIFICATION

PRO

Mr. EVANS:

Progressive

1. What are the changes proposed regarding the grading or classification of railway mail clerks and their runs?

2. What will be the maximum salary?

3. What will be the minimum salary?

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Subtopic:   RAILWAY MAIL CLERKS-CLASSIFICATION
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. The grading and classification of railway mail clerks and their runs is now under consideration, but no decision has been reached.

2 and 3. No information.

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Subtopic:   RAILWAY MAIL CLERKS-CLASSIFICATION
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CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER

CON

Mr. ANDERSON (Toronto-High Park):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When the chief electoral officer, Mr. O. M. Biggar, resigned last year, was the position given to the French-speaking assistant?

2. Has any English-speaking assistant been appointed to fill the vacancy?

3. Was the salary for such assistant voted in the estimates?

4. Does the government intend to appoint any English-speaking assistant?

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Subtopic:   CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER
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Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. On April 14, 1927, a motion was unanimously passed by the house providing for the appointment as chief electoral officer of Mr. Jules Castonguay, at the time the assistant chief electoral officer; the position of chief electoral officer having been rendered vacant by the resignation of the former incumbent of that office.

2. The position of assistant chief electoral officer has not yet been filled.

3. Yes.

4. It is the intention of the government to fill the position in question.

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Subtopic:   CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER
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LETTER CARRIERS SALARIES

CON

Sidney Cecil Robinson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROBINSON:

Does the government intend to provide increases in the salaries of the letter carriers at the present session of parliament?

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Subtopic:   LETTER CARRIERS SALARIES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

May I say just a word in regard to this particular question? It reads:

Does the government intend to provide increases in the salaries of the letter cariers at the present session of parliament?

There are several other questions on the order paper which ask as to the intention of the government in respect to particular measures. All of these questions could be answered to the effect that the matter is under consideration, or by words of like import, but hon. members will doubtless prefer t-o know the mind of the government as regards questions of the kind. In a word, it is that the government must be its own judge as to the time at which it will announce its intentions with respect to legislation, with respect to increases in salaries and the like. The questions for example with regard to the Post Office department might well be asked and answered in the consideration of the estimates of the Post Office department. Failing that the government's intention will be apparent when the supplementary estimates are brought down. The government will announce its intention in advance in regard to any matters in which such a course is deemed expedient. From the fact that the government's intention has not up to the present been announced it may be assumed that there are good and sufficient reasons why no announcement has been made.

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Subtopic:   LETTER CARRIERS SALARIES
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BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS-RESTRICTED AREAS

LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Liberal

1. Is it the intention of the government to establish a bovine tuberculosis restricted area in the whole province of Nova Scotia?

2. What is the total number of signatures of cattle owners to petitions asking for establishment of such area received to date?

3. In pursuance of this policy, how many head of cattle have been subjected to the tuberculine test in Nova Scotia?

4. How many head of cattle have been slaughtered as a result of reaction to the test?

5. What is the number of cattle so slaughtered in each county in Nova Scotia?

6. What is the number of signatures received to petitions, as referred to, from each county in Nova Scotia?

7. What is the total cost to date of the establishment of restricted areas in Nova Scotia?

8. What is the total amount paid or due owners of cattle slaughtered in Nova Scotia under this policy?

9. What is the result of and report on the immunilogieal preventive, curative and trans-missibility work of the research councils and other bodies in reference to tuberculosis?

10. Is it the intention of the government to continue to aid such research work?

11. What was the amount expended during the last fiscal year upon such research work?

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Subtopic:   BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS-RESTRICTED AREAS
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February 22, 1928