February 18, 1929

MAIN ESTIMATES FOR 1929-30


A message from His Excellency the Governor General transmitting estimates for the year ending March 31, 1930, was presented by Hon. J. A. Robb (Minister of Finance), read by Mr. Speaker to the house, and referred to the committee of supply. ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY On the orders of the day:


CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Fort William):

I

should like to ask the Prime Minister a question based upon a report in the Toronto Globe of Friday last, from which I shall quote one paragraph which explains the whole report. It is dated Windsor, February 14, and reads: That the time is ripe for the development of the St. Lawrence waterway, and that the power developed would pay for the entire cost of the project was the statement of the Hon. Charles Stewart, Minister of the Interior in the Dominion cabinet, at a meeting of the Border Cities chamber of commerce here thi3 afternoon.

I wish to ask if this is a statement of the policy of the government in regard to the St. Lawrence waterway.

Grain Shipments

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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):

When the government

has a statement to make on the St. Lawrence waterway it will be made in the House of Commons.

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CON

GRAIN SHIPMENTS

PRINCE RUPERT ELEVATORS AND ALBERTA WHEAT POOL


On the orders of the day:


CON

James Charles Brady

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. C. BRADY (Skeena):

I should like to draw the attention of the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Malcolm) to a very critical situation that exists at this time at the port of Prince Rupert. I received a telegram to-day from the Prince Rupert board of trade, stating that a grain boat has been lying in the harbour for the past ten days waiting for a cargo of grain, that there is no grain in the local elevator and none on the road, and that the Alberta wheat pool had been communicated with by the board of trade, but no reply had been received. I would ask the minister what action will be taken in reference to this very peculiar situation at the port.

Topic:   GRAIN SHIPMENTS
Subtopic:   PRINCE RUPERT ELEVATORS AND ALBERTA WHEAT POOL
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LIB

James Malcolm (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

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

I did not hear the

first part of the statement by my hon. friend, but I take it to mean that the Alberta wheat pool is not passing enough grain through the Prince Rupert elevator; is that it?

Topic:   GRAIN SHIPMENTS
Subtopic:   PRINCE RUPERT ELEVATORS AND ALBERTA WHEAT POOL
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CON

James Charles Brady

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BRADY:

No: There is no grain in the elevator, and none on the road, and a grain boat has been lying in the haibour for the past ten days. Ostensibly it came in for a cargo, and there is no cargo there.

Topic:   GRAIN SHIPMENTS
Subtopic:   PRINCE RUPERT ELEVATORS AND ALBERTA WHEAT POOL
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LIB

James Malcolm (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MALCOLM:

I suppose my hon, friend knows that the Prince Rupert elevator wa3 leased to the Alberta wheat pool, the feeling of the government though being that that would ensure a certain amount of grain passing through the terminal at Prince Rupert. The intention in leasing the elevator was to ensure grain being passed through that port. Whether or not there is enough grain passing through it depends very largely upon whether the Alberta wheat pool thinks it advisable to use the port. I shall be glad to look into the matter, but I have no personal knowledge of it.

Topic:   GRAIN SHIPMENTS
Subtopic:   PRINCE RUPERT ELEVATORS AND ALBERTA WHEAT POOL
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

PENSIONS


On the orders of the day:


LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

I have received a communication from one of the railway brotherhood organizations asking whether in the legislation before the house in regard to pensions, provision is made that there shall be no deductions for time spent by the officials on the business of the organization. I wonder if the Minister of Railways can inform me with regard to that point.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. C. A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways and Canals):

I can assure my hon.

friend that the matter to which he refers, although not touched in the legislation itself, is adequately taken care of in the regulations under which the fund operates.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   PENSIONS
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


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February 18, 1929