February 29, 1928

IVERA FARM POSTMASTERSHIP

CON

Lewis Wilkieson Johnstone

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. JOHNSTONE (Cape Breton):

For a copy of all documents and correspondence on file in the Post Office department concerning the dismissal of Malcolm McRae, and the appointment of the new postmaster at "Ivera Farm" post office, Upper Middle River, Victoria county, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

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NATIONAL REVENUE DEPARTMENT -SEIZURES

CON

William Garland McQuarrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. G. McQUARRIE (New Westminster) moved:

For a return of seizures from 1925 to 1928 inclusive, by the Department of National Revenue, or the former Department of Customs and Excise, showing the following particulars:-

1. (a) the date of each seizure; (b) the description of the property seized; (c) the value of the property seized.

2. The person from whom each seizure was made.

3. The person by whom each seizure was made.

4. The penalties imposed in respect of each seizure.

5. How the seized property in each case was disposed of, and the amounts, if any, realized out of the same.

6. The cost of making each seizure and of holding the seized property.

7. In respect to each seizure, the amount of moiety awarded, and to whom awarded.

Rural Postmasters-Salaries

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance):

In the absence of the Minister of National Revenue (Mr. Euler) I would say there is no objection to this motion being passed, subject of course to the reservation that some confidential payments may have been made to people who gave information.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I think that is perfectly

reasonable.

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Motion agreed to.


CON

William Garland McQuarrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. G. McQUARRIE (New Westminster) moved:

For a return in respect of seizures by the Department of National Revenue or the former Department of Customs and Excise from 1925 to 1928 inclusive, showing the following particulars:-

1. The name of each person employed by the department for the purposes of seizures.

2. The locality in which each person making seizures acted on behalf of the department.

3. The salary of each such person and his expenses in 1925, 1926, 1927, and 1928.

4. (a) The number and value of seizures made in 1925, 1926, 1927. and 1928, by each person; (b) and the penalties imposed in each case.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. ROBB (Minister of Finance):

There is no objection to this motion passing, subject to the reservation I made with regard to the previous motion.

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Motion agreed to.


RELATIONS WITH SOVIET RUSSIA


On the orders of the day:


LAB

Abraham Albert Heaps

Labour

Mr. A. A HEAPS (Winnipeg North):

On the 16th of February the house passed a motion asking for the production of all papers regarding the breaking off of relations between Canada and soviet Russia. Haa the minister received any reply from the imperial government regarding that matter?

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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 (Prime Minister):

I am as anxious as my hon. friend to receive a reply, but I am sorry to have to tell him that none has come as yet. I will send another communication.

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SALARIES OF RURAL POSTMASTERS


On the orders of the day:


UFA

William Thomas Lucas

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. W. T. LUCAS (Camrose):

Mr. Speaker, when Canada returned to penny postage the salaries of country postmasters were lowered by reducing the commission on the sale of stamps. I should like to ask the Postmaster General (Mr. Veniot), if he has remedied this situation; and if so, has he made any provision for an increase in the salaries of these postmasters?

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Notice should be given of such a question.

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NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS


On the orders of the day:


February 29, 1928