May 3, 1928

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


Seventh report of the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.-Mr. Parent. Seventh and eighth reports of the select standing commitee on banking and commerce. Mr. Hay.


PENSIONS AND SOLDIER PROBLEMS


Mr. C. G. POWER (Quebec South) moved that the fourth and final report of the special committee on pensions and returned soldiers' problems be concurred in.


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):

Perhaps I had better

make a statement with reference to this report. It is now in six parts, four of them containing draft bills with respect to pensions, land settlement, 'canteen funds and insurance respectively. It is the intention of the government to introduce at this session of the house legislation based upon the bills that are recommended

by the committee. The bills as recommended by the committee will be referred immediately to the law officers of the crown in order that they may be drafted in accordance with the rules which govern in these matters so that they may contain the proper safeguards.

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CON
LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I should hope that the resolutions might appear on the order paper immediately and that the bills would be introduced at once.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


EXPORTS OF BRAN AND SHORTS

LIB

Mr. BENOIT:

Liberal

1. What quantity of bran and shorts was exported to the United States of America during fiscal year ending March, 1927?

2. From what several Canadian ports were these exported?

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James Malcolm (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MALCOLM:

1 and 2. Exports (Canadian produce) of bran, shorts and middlings to the United States, with ports of exit from Canada, during the fiscal year ended March 31, 1927:

Quantity

Customs ports of exit cwt.

(100 pounds)

Athelstan 1,000

Beebe Junction 8,125

Coaticook 62,136

Lake Megantic 500

St. Armand 178,105

St. Johns 326,793

Sutton 356,494

Bridgeburg 437,609

Fort Frances 1,285

Niagara Falls 59,500

Prescott 500

Windsor 101

Emerson 12,000

Gretna 39

North Portal 11,271

Abbotsford 500

Grand Forks 92

Vancouver 68,360

Total 1,524,410

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PARLIAMENTARY MAIL

UFA

Mr. SPENCER:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What proportion of the mail of parliament is handled: (a) by the commons post

office; (b) by the senate post office?

Questions

2. Is there a postmaster and an assistant postmaster in both commons and senate post offices ?

3. What are their salaries in each case?

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Mr. VENIOT: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. House of Commons about ninety per cent; senate about ten per cent.

2. Yes.

3. House of Commons postmaster, 82,130; House of Commons assistant postmaster, 81,440. (Position now vacant); Senate postmaster, $2,220; Senate assistant postmaster, $1,800.

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GOVERNMENT MARINE EQUIPMENT AND SHIPPING

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Does the government own the flotilla of old barges, scows, tugs, dredge Rideau, row boats and other marine equipment in the Rideau canal by the Chateau Laurier, and undergoing repairs and fitting out and occupying government property?

2. If not, is the government aware who the owner is ?

3. If the government is not the owner, what rent is being paid the government for the use of these locks as a ship yard?

4. What money has been spent on that portion of the Rideau canal and the locks within the limits of the city of Ottawa within the past three years, and what is the revenue from this canal?

5. What does Canada's navy consist of and what ships?

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Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

4. Money spent on the eight locks, canal basin, and two bridges within the limits of the city of Ottawa during the last three years:

Ottawa locks (eight in number) and canal basin and Wharves

Years Operation Maintenance Totals

1925- 26. . $ 6,806 59 $ 5,267 78 $12,074 371926- 27. . 5,871 38 7.535 23 13,406 611927- 28. . 6,514 09 7,072 77 13586 86

$ 19,192 06 $ 19,875 78 $ 39,067 84 Pretoria avenue electric lift bridge Years Operation Maintenance Totals

1925- 26. . $ 1.839 60 $ 358 49 $ 2,198 091926- 27. . 1,745 00 145 55 1,800 551927- 28. . 1,848 77 1,708 36 3,557 13

$ 5,433 37 $ 2,212 40 $ 7,645 77 Bronson avenue swing bridge Years Operation Maintenance Totals

1925- 26. . $ 756 25 $ 53 50 $ 809 751926- 27. . 752 50 145 55 898 051927- 28. . 760 00 223 31 983 31$ 2.268 75 $ 422 36 $ 2,691 11

Concrete retaining walls along canal basin within limits of city of Ottawa

Totals 0 00 $ 43,290 66 289,903 72

Totals $11,869 21 12,699 00 12,566 01

5. Royal Canadian navy, authorized strength, five hundred and fifty officers and men; Royal Canadian naval reserve, authorized strength, five hundred officers and men; Royal Canadian naval volunteer reserve, authorized strength, one thousand officers and men.

The ships of the Royal Canadian navy comprise:-

In commission: H.M.C.S. Champlain and Vancouver, torpedo boat destroyers; H.M.C.S. Festubert, Ypres, Armentieres and Thiepval, minesweepers.

In reserve: H.M.C.S. Patriot and Patrician, torpedo boat destroyers.

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MR. W. E. WHITE

May 3, 1928