April 17, 1929

CON

Thomas Cantley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. THOMAS CANTLEY (Pictou) moved:

For a copy of all correspondence exchanged between the honourable Minister of Mines, or any officers or department of the government, and any persons or firms, in any way relating to the transfer to the Western Dominion Collieries of the rights of the Lignite Utilization Board in the Bienfait plant, undertaking or equipment; also a copy of all papers, contracts and other documents in the possession of the government in any way relating to this matter.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BIENFAIT LIGNITE PLANT
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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of Mines):

The government will be perfectly willing to bring down everything they have in their possession in accordance with the request of the hon. member, but more than one government has been interested in this plant and of course I cannot undertake to bring down documents in their possession.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BIENFAIT LIGNITE PLANT
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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Subject to that restriction, the motion is carried.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BIENFAIT LIGNITE PLANT
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Motion agreed to.


PEAT FUELS LIMITED

CON

Thomas Cantley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. THOMAS CANTLEY (Pictou) moved:

For a copy of all agreements, contracts or releases thereof, entered into between the Minister of Mines or any department or officer of the government and Peat Fuels Limited; also a copy of all correspondence between the right honourable the Prime Minister, the honourable the Minister of Mines or any department of the government and Peat Fuels Limited, or any officer or employee of that corporation.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PEAT FUELS LIMITED
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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of Mines):

Perhaps it would be wise to let this motion stand until I have an opportunity of discussing the matter with the hon. gentleman because, while we are perfectly willing to bring down the correspondence, the motion, if passed in its present form, would necessitate bringing down a great deal of matter which is entirely foreign to the correspondence. If I could have a discussion with the hon. member, I think the motion could be amended to meet his wishes and so that all the relevant correspondence could be brought down. .

Motion stands.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PEAT FUELS LIMITED
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ADVISORY BOARD ON TARIFF AND TAXATION

CON

Mr. THOMAS CANTLEY (Pictou) moved:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. For a copy of report and recommendations made to the Advisory Board on Tariff and Taxation during 1927 and 1928 by Dr. W. A. McIntosh.

2. A copy of reports of Dr. A. W. G. Wilson since 1926 on matters of metallurgical research.

3. A copy of reports of Prof. W. R. Maxwell, when employed in 1928.

4. A copy of reports made by J. D. Fraser since date of his employment in November, 1928.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ADVISORY BOARD ON TARIFF AND TAXATION
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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

Frequently in the course of its inquiries the Advisory Board on Tariff and Taxation arranges with the different industries throughout Canada to send experts to examine their books with the understanding that the information will not be made public. I am sure my hon. friend and the house will at once see that if we break faith with those industries, the result will be that the activities of the board will be curtailed and it will be difficult to secure information that it is desirable the department should have in order to reach a fair conclusion. Having pointed that out to the hon. member, I hope he will drop the motion. In the first place, it is not in the public interest that we should give out this information and in the second place, to do so would be breaking faith with the different industries throughout Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ADVISORY BOARD ON TARIFF AND TAXATION
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CON

Thomas Cantley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CANTLEY:

I do not see why I should drop the motion. I do not think I am asking for any information to which the house is not entitled.

Motion negatived.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ADVISORY BOARD ON TARIFF AND TAXATION
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VANCOUVER HARBOUR DREDGING


On the orders of the day:


CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Vancouver Centre):

I should like to call attention to question No.

3 which I put on the order paper a month ago in reference to the cost of dredging for the new pier in Vancouver harbour west of the Ballantyne pier. The question is a very simple one and I think the answer ought to have been given before now. Will the minister please facilitate the answer to this question?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER HARBOUR DREDGING
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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. P. J. A. CARDIN (Minister of Marine and Fisheries):

My hon. friend understands

of course, that we had to refer the question to the Vancouver harbour commission. The answer has not yet been received, but I will endeavour to expedite it.

1651.

Civil Service-Technical Officials

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER HARBOUR DREDGING
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DISTRIBUTION OF HANSARD

LIB

Joseph-Arthur Denis

Liberal

Mr. J. ARTHUR DENIS (St. Denis) (Translation) :

Mr. Speaker, on March 6, last, the hon. member for Weyfourn (Mr. Young) presented the first report of the select standing committee to supervise the official report of the debates. The following recommendation was included in this report:

After careful consideration of the matter your committee beg leave to recommend that the present number of ten copies, four of which are delivered for the files and six for mailing purposes, be increased to twelve copies, two of which shall be for the files and ten. copies and no more for distribution by the King's Printer in accordance with names and addresses supplied by members of the House of Commons to the Editor of Debates, House of Commons.

Since that date, sir, French-speaking members do not receive Hansard at their rooms, while English-speaking members do. It strikes me that this is an unfair treatment towards the French-speaking members. For the last fifteen days I have in vain requested the Clerk of the House of Commons to have a copy addressed to my room. It seems to me that we should be placed on an equal footing with the English-speaking members, and that we should not be required to fill out certain forms in order to have Hansard sent to our rooms in the House of Commons.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF HANSARD
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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER (Translation):

I am informed that formal instructions have been given to the King's Printer that Hansard be sent to French-speaking members at the same time as they are to English-speaking members.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF HANSARD
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WELFARE OF PRISONERS' WIVES


On the orders of the day:


April 17, 1929