April 17, 1929

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


First and second reports of the select standing committee on railways and shipping.-Sir Eugene Fiset. Fifth report of the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.-Mr. Parent. Fifth report of the select standing committee on banking and commerce.-Mr. Hay.


CORRESPONDENCE WITH AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURES

LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, when the house was in committee of ways and means last Friday certain correspondence was tabled between the Minister of Finance and certain automobile manufacturers in Canada. My attention was directed to the omission of replies from some of the manufacturers, and particularly the reply from the president of the Automotive Association. That, gentleman arrived in Otta/wa this morning and he brought to me my own original letter acknowledging his reply, and a copy of his reply. I regret that the correspondence had been mislaid in my department, and I now desire to table it.

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RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE

LIB

Eugène Fiset

Liberal

Sir EUGENE FISET moved:

That the first and second reports of the select standing committee on railways and shipping be concurred in.

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Motion agreed to. [Mr. Veniot.3


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


SALARIES OF DEPUTY MINISTERS

UFA

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What are the names and salaries of all deputy ministers, and of all acting deputy ministers for the fiscal year 1927-28?

2. What is their present salary, respectively?

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

Department of Agriculture :

1. (a) Dr. J. H. Grisdale, deputy minister, 87,500 and use of house; (b) Dr. A. T. Charron, assistant deputy minister, $5,145.

2. (a) $9,500 and use of house; (b) $5,220. Department of External Affairs:

1. O. D. Skelton, deputy head. $8,000.

2. $10,000.

Department of Finance:

1. and 2. J. C. Saunders, deputy minister and secretary of the treasury board, $15,000. Department of Indian Affairs:

1. (a) Duncan C. Scott, deputy superintendent general, $8,000; (b) John D. McLean, assistant, deputy superintendent general and secretary, $4,920.

2. (a) $9,000; (b) $4,920.

Department of Insurance:

1. G. D. Finlayson, superintendent, $10,000.

2. $10,000.

Department of the Interior:

1. W. W. Cory, deputy minister, $8,000.

2. $10,000.

Department of Justice:

1. (a) W. Stuart Edwards, deputy minister, $10,000; (b) John Chisholm, assistant deputy minister, $6,000; (c) J. A. Renaud, assistant deputy minister, $6,000.

2. (a) $10,000; (b) $6,500; (c) $6,500. Department of Labour:

1. (a) Howard H. Ward, deputy minister, $8,000; (b) Gerald H. Brown, asst, deputy minister, $4,620.

2. (a) $9,000; (b) $4,620.

Department of Marine and Fisheries:

Marine Branch

1. A. Johnston, deputy minister, $8,000.

2. $10,000.

Fisheries Branch

1. Wm. A. Found, appointed deputy minister July 12th, 1928. $6,000.

2. $8,000.

Department of National Defence:

1. G. J. Desbarats, deputy minister, $8,000.

2. $10,000.

Questions

Department of Mines:

1. (a) Dr. Charles Camsell, deputy minister, $8,000; (b) L. L. Bolton, acting deputy minister, $4,620.

2. (a) $9,000; (b) $4,620.

Post Office Department:

1. L. J. Gaboury, deputy postmaster general, $8,000.

2. $10,000.

Public Works Department:

1. J. B. Hunter, deputy minister, $8,000.

2. $10,000.

Department of Public Printing and Stationery :

1. F. A. Acland, deputy head, $8,000.

2. $9,000.

Department of Railways and Canals:

1. (a) Major G. A. Bell, deputy minister, S10,000; (b) Geo. W. Yates, asst, deputy minister, $4,920.

2. (a) R. A. C. Henry, $10,000; (b) $4,920. Department Secretary of State:

1. Thomas Mulvey, deputy head, $8,000.

2. $9,000.

Department of Trade and Commerce:

1. F. C. T. O'Hara, deputy minister, $8,000.

2. $10,000.

Department of Immigration and Colonization :,

1. (a) W. J. Egan, deputy minister, $8,000;

(b) F. C. Blair, asst, deputy minister, S5,220.

2. (a) $9,000; Ob) $5,220.'

Department of Pensions and National Health:

1. Dr. J. A. Amyot, deputy minister, $8,000; N. F. Parkinson, deputy minister, $6,000.

2. $9,000.

N. F. Parkinson (retired Dec. 31st, 1928). Answers to number 2 in all cases show the amounts as provided for in the main estimates for the fiscal year 1929-30.

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UFA

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What aire the names and the present salaries of officials enjoying the rank of deputy minister or assistant deputy minister, who make use of publicly owned automobiles?

2. How many heads of families employed in the departments of the deputy ministers referred to in the above question, receive less salary than $100 per month?

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

Department of Agriculture:

1. Dr. J. H. Grisdale, deputy minister, $9,500 and use of house.

2. Classified civil servants, 15; labourers, 186; total 201.

Public Archives:

1. A. G. Doughty, deputy minister, $9,000; Wm. Smith, assistant deputy minister, $4,620.

2. Nil.

Department of the Interior:

1. W. W. Cory, deputy minister, $10,000.

2. 17.

Department of Marine and Fisheries (Marine Branch):

1. A. Johnston, deputy minister, $10,000.

2. 124.

Department of Mines:

1. Dr. Charles Camsell, deputy minister, $9,000.

2. Civil servants, 10; prevailing rate men, 13; total, 23.

Department of National Defence:

1. G. J. Desbarats, deputy minister, $10,000; H. W. Brown, assistant deputy minister, $5,220.

2. Fifty-two employees in permanent capacity; 131 employees in temporary capacity; total, 183.

Department of Public Works:

1. J. B. Hunter, deputy minister, $10,000; R. C. Desrochers, assistant deputy minister, $5,220.

2. Inside Service, heads of families:

Class No.

Clerk, Grade 2

1Clerk, Grade 1

1Messengers

2Museum helper

1Outside Service: Total number of employees who receive less than $100 per month. No information as to how many are heads

of families.

Class No.

Firemen 20

Cleaners and helpers Ill

Watchmen 21

Elevatormen 68

Stenographers, grade 2 3

Messenger 1

Gardener 1

Damkeepers 2

Bridge motormen 5

Lockmaster 1

Dock and other labourers at monthly

rate '

Labourers whose wages are based on an hourly prevailing rate are not included.

Note: Salaries of the deputy ministers and assistant deputy ministers, are as provided for in the main estimates for 1929-30.

Questions

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TRANSLATING STAFFS

UFA

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

United Farmers of Alberta

1. How many departments of tlie government support translating staffs?

2. What is the number of officials concerned m each ease?

3. What is the total cost of same?

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

Department of Agriculture:

1 and 2. 6 permanent, 1 temporary.

3. $1,055 per month.

Public Archives:

1 and 2. 2.

3. $5,280.

Auditor General:

1 and 2. One clerk engaged1 on translation work.

3. The salary of this clerk in 1928-29 was $2,520.

Department of National Revenue:

1 and 2. 7.

3. $13,560.

Department of External Affairs:

1 and 2. One official doing translation work.

3. The salary for 1929-30 is $2,700. Department of Finance:

1 and 2. 2.

3. $3,720 (annual salaries).

Department of Indian Affairs:

1 and 2. One.

3. $3,000 per annum.

Department of Labour:

1 and 2. Three.

3. $4,920 per annum.

Department of Marine and Fisheries:

Marine Branch

1 and 2. Two translators; three stenographers.

3. Translators' salaries, $6,420 per annum; stenographers' salaries, $4,260 per annum; total salaries, $10,680 per annum.

Fisheries Branch 1 and 2. 1.

3. $2,400.

Department of National Defence:

1 and 2. Four.

3. $8,760 per annum.

Department of Mines:

1 and 2. A French translating staff is maintained. Two permanent French translators at present employed.

3. Fiscal year 1929-30: salary of one principal translator, $2,790; salary of one senior translator, $1,920; total, $4,710.

Post Office Department:

1 and 2. Three.

3. $7,500 per year.

Privy Council:

1 and 2. Two.

3. Fiscal year 1928-29, $4,740.

Department of Public Works:

1 and 2. Three.

3. $7,830 (1928-29).

Department of Railways and Canals:

1 andi 2. (a) Railways and canals, 1; (b) railway commission, 1; total, 2.

3. 1 senior translator at $2,400, railways and canals; 1 translator at $1,740, railway commission; total, $4,140.

Secretary of State Department:

1 and 2. One.

3. $2,760.

Department of Trade and Commerce:

1 and 2. Headquarters, 2; Dominion Bureau of Statistics, 2.

3. Headquarters, $4,245 per annum; Dominion Bureau of Statistics, $4,560 per annum; total, $8,805 per annum.

Department of Immigration and Colonization :

1 and 2. Two, one of whom is temporary only.

3. One permanent translator at $1,860 per annum and one temporary senior translator at the rate of $1,920 per annum.

Pensions and National Health Department: 1 and 2. A translating staff of three: one translator, two stenographers.

3. Fiscal year 1928-29, $5,693.89.

Department of the Interior:

1 and 2. Thirteen.

3. Fiscal year 1928-29, $28,222.96.

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ST. HUBERT, QUE., AIRPORT

CON

Mr. CLARK:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has ithe government purchased, leased, optioned or secured control of property in or near St. Hubert, east of Montreal, for the purposes of an airfield?

2. What is the acreage of said airfield?

3. What are its dimensions?

4. What was the purchase price or rental value?

5. What buildings were on the property at time of purchase?

6. What buildings are now on the property?

7. What was the cost of said buildings and the purpose thereof?

8. Has a dirigible air mast or tower been erected, and at what cost?

9. What area of 'land is reserved or to be used for dirigible purposes?

10. Are private airplane companies privileged to use the field, and if so, what portion thereof and on what conditions?

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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 716.09 arpents.

3. The property is triangular in shape, the sides being 7,500 ft., 6,700 ft. and 7,770 ft. long respectively.

4. $143,747.56 paid for 13 parcels. One lot containing 1 arpent has been expropriated but the price has not yet been determined.

5. 1 stone 'house, 4 barns and 3 small outbuildings.

6 and 7. 1 mooring tower, 1 temporary

(wooden) hangar, 1 permanent (steel) hangar, 1 wireless and meteorological hut, 1 power house for water supply and 3 temporary offices, for post office, customs house and public works, restaurant and 3 small workshops.

The farm buildings purchased with the property have not as yet been removed. A number of building structures have been undertaken, but not entirely completed, as follows:

Approx.

cost

(a) Hangar No. 1 $ 42,000(b) Movable wooden hangar No. 2.. 8,000(c) Pump-filter house, fire stationreservoir, including pumps and filter plant

28,500(d) Temporary radio hut

2.000(e) Office building

2,300(f) Two small buildings for Customs

and Immigration officers and

postal service 800

8. (a) Yes; (b) Approximate total cost including special machinery and other equipment now in course of installation, $287,000.

9 and 10. The whole area was purchased and is available for 'handling the airship. A third of it has been prepared as an aerodrome for the use of aeroplanes. Sites may be leased. A charge is made for landing, storage and service, depending on the type of aircraft and the duration of its stay at St. Hubert.

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April 17, 1929