March 18, 1929

GRADING OF GRAIN

WHEAT-REPORT RESPECTING PROTEIN CONTENT


Report prepared by associate committee on grain research, National Research Council, being interim report on protein content as a factor in grading of wheat.-Mr. Malcolm.


CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT-MOTOR VEHICLES


Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Toronto Northwest) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 80, to amend the Criminal Code (motor vehicles).


LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Explain.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT-MOTOR VEHICLES
Permalink
CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

The appalling loss of life

in this country from motor cars operated by hit and run drivers has been commented on by many supreme court and superior court judges in all of the provinces as well as by grand juries and coroners' juries. Tens of thousands of lives have been lost, and the necessity for the introduction of a -bill of this character was emphasized by Chief Justice Meredith at the London assizes last month, when His Lordship made the statement that everyone knew or should know that the provisions of the criminal code were so uncertain and inconsistent as to be quite inadequate to meet present needs in this matter. The object of this bill is to repeal the section in the criminal code relating to motor vehicles and to enact a provision w'hich will more fully meet the situation. The amendment covers reckless driving, injury to persons, racing, cut-, ting in, hit and run driving and the provision th-a-t death caused by motor cars shall be deemed to be murder. Under the code as it

stands, murder or manslaughter may be charged where the victim dies, in the case of a hit and run driver, -but if the victim survives after injuries there is no penalty except fine under the various motor vehicles acts, and -there is no section of the -code to fit such a case. The amendments are intended to cover such cases.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT-MOTOR VEHICLES
Permalink

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EMPLOYEES FROM OTHER RAILWAYS

CON

Mr. PRICE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Will -all employees at -present engaged on railways -being taken over by the Canadian National Railways be retained in as good positions as at present, and advanced in the service in accordance with their ability?

2. What wall be done in so far -as participating in the new Canadian National Railways' pension scheme for those employees working on railways now or hereafter -acquired by the Canadian National Railways?

3. What maximum -age limit will permit an employee, medically fit, to enter the service and participate in pension benefits?

4. How many years' service -are required and at what age may an employee under the new Canadian National Railways' pension scheme apply for a retiring allowance?

5. What percentage of his pay will he receive if retired, owing to injury, or incapacity, before the expiration of the ordinary years of service required for pension?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EMPLOYEES FROM OTHER RAILWAYS
Permalink
LIB

Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Full consideration will be given to each individual and if retained in the service each will be given credit for seniority earned on the line on which employed.

2. Any employees of railways acquired by the Canadian National will participate in the proposed pension plan in the same way as employees now in the service of the railway.

3. Fifty years of age is the maximum.

4. The age at which an employee becomes eligible for pension is 65, and 15 years' continuous service are required to qualify.

5. All pension allowances are calculated at the rate of one per cent for each year of service on the highest average rate of wages or pay during any ten consecutive years of service.

Pensions to disabled or incapacitated employees are granted as follows:

Questions

To an employee of the age of 60 and under 65 years with 20 or more years of service to his credit retired by reason of permanent physical or mental disability upon the certfi-cate of the company's chief medical officer that for such reason the employee is unfitted to follow his usual or any other suitable employment in the company's service.

To an employee who, after ten or more years of service to his credit, becomes incapable of continuing his service by reason of injuries received whilst actually at work in the employment of the company, but only for so long as his incapacity shall continue.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EMPLOYEES FROM OTHER RAILWAYS
Permalink

IMMIGRANTS ENTERING IN 1928

CON

Mr. MANION:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many immigrants came into Canada 'during the calendar year 1928?

2. What numbers by nationalities?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRANTS ENTERING IN 1928
Permalink
LIB-PRO

Mr. FORKE: (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal Progressive

1. 166,782. .

2. By origins:

British:

English 28,762

Irish 8,875

Scotch 15,183

Welsh 3,028

55,848

Preferred countries:

Finnish 3,674

French 675

German 13,664

Swiss 473

Danish 3,732

Icelandic 26

Norwegian 2,241

Swedish 3,424

27,909

Albanian 31

Armenian 11

Austrian 425

Belgian 1,261

Bohemian 9

Bulgarian 265

Croatian 1,087

Czech 980

Dalmatian 1

Dutch 1,569

East Indian 55

Esthonian 107

Greek 685

Hebrew 3,532

Italian 849

Japanese 535

Jugo-Slav 2,890

Lettish 74

Lithuanian 1,785

Magyar 6,265

Maltese 25

Moravian 7

Negro 92

Persian 1

Polish 8,319

Portuguese 13

Roumanian 283

Russian 957

Ruthenian 16,039

Serbian 399

Slovak 4,438

Spanish 20

Spanish American 2

Syrian 81

Turkish 2

Via ocean ports 136,849

From United States 29,933

Total immigration 166,782

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRANTS ENTERING IN 1928
Permalink

MULGRAVE-PORT HAWKESBURY FERRY

CON

Mr. MACDOUGALL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

11. Do all coastal service boats either operated or subsidized by the Dominion government comply strictly with the regulations?

12. Were any complaints or representations concerning the operation of the strait of Canso ferry made to the Dominion government, or any department or official of the government?

13. If so, from what persons, on what dates, and of what nature?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MULGRAVE-PORT HAWKESBURY FERRY
Permalink
LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The collector of national revenue, Port Hawkesbury.

3. The Department of Marine and Fisheries as per telegram to the collector of national revenue at Port Hawkesbury, dated 13th September, 1928, signed by E. Hawken, Assistant Deputy Minister of Marine, reading as follows: "You will stop ferry steamers Pont de Canseau and Sir Charles Tupper from running and carrying passengers . until such time as they comply with requirements Shipping Act as regards inspection, equipment and certificated officers and engineers."

4. No.

5. On July 11, 1927, J. E. Belliveau of the Department of Highways, Halifax, N.S., was advised by telegram that it was reported that ferries on the strait of Canso were operating without properly certificated officers on board. On the 13th September, 1928, a telegram in the following terms was sent to J. E. Belliveau, Department of Highways, Halifax: "Following telegram has been sent collector of customs, Port Hawkesbury. Begins. You will stop ferry steamers Pont de Canseau and Sir Charles Tupper from running and carrying passengers until such time as they comply with requirements Shipping Act as regards inspection, equipment and certificated officers and engineers." On August 24, 1928, the Department of Highways, Halifax, was telegraphed to as follows: "Am in receipt of telegram from collector national revenue, Hawkesbury, begins: Ferry steamer Pont de Canseau 102 tons register carrying eleven automobiles at present operating without certified captain or mate, ferry steamer Sir Charles Tupper 140 tons register carrying 16 automobiles at present operating without certified mate, both boats only carry three men each, not sufficient to handle lifeboats in emergency. Ends. Will be obliged if subject matter this complaint will receive immediate attention. Stop. With reference to requirements please see sections ninety-four and ninety-five of chapter 186 revised statutes." On 17th October, 1928, J. E. Belliveau was advised that unless action was taken to comply with the law and regulations the vessels would be seized and detainer'

TMr. Macdougall.]

6. Action detaining ferries was taken on 23rd October, 1928. It was considered that sufficient notice bad been given to enable compliance with the regulations.

7. It is the intention of the government to carry out the provisions of chapter 186, revised statutes, 1927, and the regulations made thereunder respecting the inspections, manning and life-saving equipment of steamers carrying passengers.

8. All ferries of which the Department of Marine and Fisheries has knowledge are required to comply with the law and regulations in that behalf.

9. Ferries other than those operating on the strait of Canso have been stopped for failure to comply with the law and regulations.

10. All Canadian National railway ferries are subjected to and comply with the pro- * visions of the law and regulations.

11. All coastal service boats whether operated or subsidized by the Dominion government are required to comply with the terms of the law and regulations and so far as the department has knowledge they do actually comply.

12. Yes.

13. W. V. McLean, August 17, 1928; P. J. Walker, July 9, 1927, August 28, 1928, September 6, 1928; W. L. Murray, August 28, 1928; Wm. Duff, September 29, 1928; and Captain Mitchell, supervising examiner of masters and mates, Halifax, October 6, 1928.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MULGRAVE-PORT HAWKESBURY FERRY
Permalink

DEPARTMENT OP NATIONAL DEFENCE-ARREARS OF SALARIES

CON

Mr. FRASER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What action has been taken by the government in regard to the reference on page X, of the Auditor General's report for 1927-8, vol.

1, commencing at page 220-"Arrears of salaries, National Defence department"?

2. Why were these arrears not provided for by parliament?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OP NATIONAL DEFENCE-ARREARS OF SALARIES
Permalink

March 18, 1929