April 24, 1929

BANKING AND COMMERCE


Sixth report of the select standing committee on banking and commerce.-Mr. Hay. On motion of Mr. F. W. Hay (North Perth) the sixth report of the select standing committee on banking and commerce was concurred in.


CIVIL SERVANTS UNDER $100 PER MONTH

LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. FERNAND RINFRET (Secretary of State):

I desire to lay on the table the return with regard to the number of permanent servants of the male sex employed in full time occupations and receiving less than $100 per month, which was referred to yesterday by the hon. member for Battle River (Mr. Spencer).

Topic:   CIVIL SERVANTS UNDER $100 PER MONTH
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


DREDGING SERVICES

UFA

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

United Farmers of Alberta

1. How many different departments of the government support the establishment and equipment of dredging services?

2. What is the cost of same in each department?

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Subtopic:   DREDGING SERVICES
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Three.

2. Department of Marine and Fisheries, Marine branch-1927-28. Ship channel, staff salaries, $27,643; dredging-fleet, wages, $557,829.61; dredging-fleet, operating expenses and repairs, $1,336,429.95; maintenance and operation, Sorel shipyard, $95,561.83. Department of Railways and Canals:

Department of Railways and Canals maintains dredging services in connection with the operation of canals and the development of Fort Churchill harbour. Approximate cost of dredging equipment on canals, $278,400; approximate annual cost of operation of dredging plant on canals, $68,963; cost of dredging equipment at Fort Churchill, $1,120,306; cost of operation of Churchill dredging equipment not ascertainable until close of season's operations.

Department of Public Works:

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Subtopic:   DREDGING SERVICES
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$1,225,658.26 (1928-1929). ARMED BOATS ON GREAT LAKES

CON

Mr. ROSS (Kingston):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the government aware that a gun boat from the United States lately approached the Canadian shore of one of the great lakes?

2. Is there any agreement between the present government and the government of the United States as to permission for use of armed boats on the great lakes?

3. Does the government know how many armed boats are now or have been employed by the United States on the great lakes since the war of 1812-15?

4. Are any of these armed boats employed by the United States for training purposes?

5. Has the government of Canada any armed boats on the great lakes?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   $1,225,658.26 (1928-1929). ARMED BOATS ON GREAT LAKES
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. No information.

2. Rush-Bagot agreement.

3. Yes.

4. Yes.

5. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   $1,225,658.26 (1928-1929). ARMED BOATS ON GREAT LAKES
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CONSTRUCTION WORK AT BEDFORD BASIN

CON

Mr. ERNST:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Are any sums of money payable to A. S. McMillan and C. A. MacNearney in respect to construction work at Bedford basin in the county of Halifax, during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1928, and in respect to which a payment of $100,000 appears at page Q-70, volume 2, Auditor General's report, 1928?

2. If so, what is the total amount payable to, or claimed by the contractor in addition to the sum already named?

3. How much of such amount, if any, is claimed as extras and how much as balance due under the original contract price?

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION WORK AT BEDFORD BASIN
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LIB

Mr. RALSTON: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by 1.

3. Answered by 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION WORK AT BEDFORD BASIN
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DISTILLERY EXPORT TRADE

CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

What amount of duty was received from the duty paid export trade of the distilleries of Canada during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1929?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISTILLERY EXPORT TRADE
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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

87,807,679.58.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISTILLERY EXPORT TRADE
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IMMIGRATION INVESTIGATING OFFICERS

CON

Mr. ANDERSON (Halton):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have appointments been made by the Civil Service Commission as a result of a recent examination for immigration investigating officers, grade 1 (female) ?

2. Are the persons selected graduates of standard Canadian hospitals? If not, from what hospitals have they been graduated?

3. How many of those selected were holding positions in the Immigration department?

4. Was special consideration given to nurses who had served overseas during the Great War, and what special consideration was given?

5. Were the questions for examination prepared by someone holding a position in the Immigration department; did the same person correct the answers, and was such person a graduate of a standard Canadian hospital?

6. How many investigating officers were selected ?

7. What are the duties pertaining to the office, and what is the remuneration given per year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION INVESTIGATING OFFICERS
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April 24, 1929