May 2, 1929

COMMITTEE ON STANDING ORDERS


On motion of Mr. Marcil the fifth report of the select standing committee on standing orders was concurred in.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

ASCENSION DAY ADJOURNMENT

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):

It has not been customary for the house to sit on Ascension day. By unanimous consent I would move:

That when this house adjourns on Wednesday, the 8th instant, it stand adjourned until Friday, the 10th instant.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


MEDICAL OFFICERS

CON

Mr. ARTHURS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many medical officers have been appointed or engaged for the staff of: (a) Pension Board; (b) Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; (c) Department oi Health, in Canada, from the year 1925 to date?

2. How many of said officers have been removed by: (a) resignation; (b) dismissals; (c) termination of agreement?

3. What amount of retiring allowance has been granted by each department to officers whose services were dispensed with for any reason ?

Mr. KING (Kootenay);

1.

(a) On staff 31st December, 1925,

full time

8Appointed since

2(b) On staff 31st December, 1925,full time

98

On staff 31st December, 1925,

part time 107

205

Appointed since, full time. 9

Appointed since, part time.. .. 19

28

(c) On staff 31st December, 1925,

full time 27

On staff 31st December, 1925, part time 63

90

Appointed since, full time.. .. 8

Appointed since, part time.... 13

21

2. Pension Board-(a), (b) and (c), none; Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment (now pensions division of Department of Pensions and National Health):

(a) Part time .... 10 Full time .. .. 16 - 26(b) Full time 1(c) Part time .. .. 14 Full time

7 - 21*

* Termination in 6 cases, 3 part time and 3 full time, was caused by death, in 8 cases, 6 part time and 2 full time, by transfer to payment by schedule of fees instead of salary or to other government departments and in 7 cases, 5 part time and 2 full time, by reduction in work at district offices, so that these officers were surplus to requirements.

Department of Health (now health division of Department of Pensions and National

Health):

(a) Part time

7Full time

7

14

(b) None

(c) Part time

7Full time

5

12

* Termination in 7 cases, 3 part time and 4 full time, was caused by death, in 3 part time cases by transfer to payment by schedule of fees instead of salary, in 1 part time case to termination of agreement and in 1 full time case to superannuation.

Questions

3.

Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment (now pensions division of Department of Pensions and National Health) $ 32,958 32 Department of Health (now health division of Department of Pensions and National

Health , 4,249 31

Annuity 655 67

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BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS-SASKATCHEWAN

LIB

Mr. McKENZIE:

Liberal

1. Have any bovine tuberculosis free areas been established in Saskatchewan during the past year?

2. If so, how many and where?

3. What was the proportion of: (a) reactors; (b) number of reactors; (c) reactors slaught-*red ?

4. What compensation was paid to the owners for animals so slaughtered? -

5. How did the percentage of reactors correspond with former years?

6. What supervision is kept over these areas?

7. Under what department is the control and supervision of this work?

8. Is compensation paid to the owners for reactors slaughtered after the second and all subsequent tests?

9. What are the names of veterinarians in charge of these tests in the province of Saskatchewan?

10. Are they all fully qualified practitioners?

11. What test is used?

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LIB

Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. One-the File Hills Indian reservation.

3. (a) 7.4 per cent at the initial test of the area; (b) twenty-three at the initial test of the area and three at the retest of herds in which infection was found; (c) twenty-three after the initial test and three after the retest of the herds in which infection was found.

4. Compensation paid for animals that were slaughtered as a result of the initial test of the area $544. Compensation paid for animals slaughtered as the result of subsequent tests- $76.

5. The File Hills area was tested last year for the first time and the reactors numbered 7.4 per cent of the animals tested. In the first general test of cattle in the Last Mountain area the first and only other area in Saskatchewan, t'he reactors numbered 0.8 per cent of the animals tested.

6. A salaried veterinary inspector is placed in charge of a restricted area and he works under the supervision of the veterinary officer in charge of the province in which the area is established.

7. The Department of Agriculture.

8. Yes.

[DOT]'Mr. J. H. King.!

9. Drs. F. A. Humphreys and M. J. Neely conducted the tests in the File Hills area under the supervision of Dr. M. Barker, district veterinary inspector.

10. Yes.

11. The intradenmal test in the initial general test of all animals. The intradermal test in the retest of range cattle and the intradermal and ophthalmic tests combined in the retest of farm cattle.

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POST OFFICE-WELLAND

CON

George Hamilton Pettit

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PETTIT:

What was the gross revenue, the expenses, and the net revenue of the post office in the city of Welland for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1929?

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LIB

Peter John Veniot (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. VENIOT:

(a) $29,709.39, (b) $20,445.83,

(c) $19,263.66.

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MONTREAL POST OFFICE

CON

Mr. CAHAN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What number of hours, during each week, does each employee of the post office of the city of Montreal regularly attend to the duties of his employment?

2. How many are employed on Sundays?

3. What extra remuneration is given to those employed on Sundays?

4. What extra remuneration is given to those who are employed for more than forty-four hours during any week?

5. Is there any law or regulation which provides that any employee, who works extra time, should receive regular pay for that time, and a half time in addition?

6. If so, is such law or regulation adhered to in the postal service of the city of Montreal?

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LIB

Mr. VENIOT: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. If on day duty, 44 hours. If on night duty, 38^ hours. If combination day and night duty, proportionate time. Christmas rush season, 48 hours day duty and 42 night duty.

2. Varies according to the work to be undertaken. Averages, approximately, 242 employees for a period of 6 hours each Sunday.

3. 50c. an hour for each hour of duty performed.

4. Extra duty undertaken in excess of the 44-hour week day duty, or 381-hour week night duty (exclusive of work performed on Sundays) which cannot be liquidated by allowing time off within the month following the month in which the overtime is worked, is paid for in cash at the overtime rate of pay, viz., time and a half.

5. Order in council of the 2nd August, 1919, P.C. 1613.

6. Yes, except that work undertaken on Sunday is not comprehended within the week's work but is paid for in cash at the rate of 50c. an hour for each hour worked.

International Peace

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REBATE OF DUTY ON COAL

May 2, 1929