May 8, 1929

IMPERIAL CABLE MERGER


Horn P. J. VENIOT (Postmaster General) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 213 to authorize consent to the sale of certain cable and wireless telegraph undertakings established under the Pacific Cable Acts, 1901 to 1924 (Imp.), and the West Indian Islands (Telegraph) Act, 1924 (Imp.).


CON

George Halsey Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE PERLEY (Argenteuil):

Perhaps the hon. minister will give us a short explanation?

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LIB

Peter John Veniot (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. VENIOT:

This is a bill to enable us

to accept the agreement that has been entered into between the different contracting parties and the merging company, if it is satisfactory to Canada.

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LIB
LIB

Peter John Veniot (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. VENIOT:

Consent has been obtained.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


*WIRELESS STATIONS

UFA

Mr. KENNEDY:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What wireless stations has the Dominion government in operation in Northern Alberta, Yukon, and the North West Territories?

2. What department or departments of the government have charge of these stations?

3. W'hat was the total cost of construction of each station?

4. W'hat is the annual cost of operation of each station?

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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Aklavik, N.W.T.; Herschell Island, Y.T. (summer operation only); Dawson, Y.T.; Edmonton, Alta.; Mayo, Y.T.; Fort Simpson, N.W.T.; Fort Smith, N.W.T.; Fort Resolution, N.W.T., (summer operation only).

2. These stations are operated by the Department of National Defence for the Department of Interior.

3. Aklavik, N.W.T., $28,613; Herschell

Island, Y.T., included in Aklavik; Dawson, Y.T., SI9,049; Edmonton, Alta., $22,950; Mayo, Y.T., $20,246; Fort Simpson, N.W.T., $44,536; Fort Smith, N.W.T., $20,936; Fort Resolution, N.W.T., included in Fort Smith.

4. The annual cost of operation of each station for 1928-29, was:-Aklavik, N.W.T.,

$16,105; Herschell Island, Y.T., $1,400; Dawson, Y.T.. $12,648; Edmonton, Alta., $13,065; Mayo, Y.T., $16,495; Fort Simpson, N.W.T., $18,338; Fort Smith, N.W.T., $18,255; Fort Resolution, N.W.T., $1,952.

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INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSION- SCHOONER "DOROTHY"

CON

Mr. BRADY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who comprise the members of the International Fisheries Commission on the Pacific co cist ?

2. is the Seattle halibut schooner Dorothy under charter to the commission?

3. For what service is said steamer commissioned? .

4. How long has said vessel been engaged m this work?

5. What is the total cost up to date connected with the services of said boat?

6. What part of the total cost is paid by: (a) Canadian government; (b) United States government?

7. What is the total number of persons on the personnel of said boat?

8. How many are scientific men and what qualifications are required before appointment?

9. How many men are employed in other

capacities? .

10. How many Canadians are employed on the Dorothy, and in what capacity?

11. How many Americans are employed, and in what capacity?

12. What salaries are paid and to whom?

13. To whom does the scientific staff make reports?

14. How many of such reports have been received so far?

15. Are such reports available on request? Mr. RINFRET (for Mr. Cardin):

1. Canadian members: W. A. Found and J. P. Babcock. United States members: Henry O'Malley and Miller Freeman.

2. Yes, for a few trips. She is now on the last trip for this year.

3. In connection with a study of the life history of the Pacific halibut.

4. During the following cruises:-1st cruise, October 27-November 23, 1927; 2nd cruise, November 23-December 20, 1927; 3rd cruise, January 3xFebruary 9, 1928 ; 4th cruise, October 26-Dec ember 10, 1928 ; 5th cruise, January 10-February 25, 1929; 6th cruise, March 4, 1929.

5. $37,974.45.

6. One-half by each.

7. From fifteen to seventeen on the different cruises.

8. From two to four on the different cruises. Graduates from a Canadian or United States university in fisheries or zoology.

9. The scientific staff consists of seven in all, from two to four of whom work on the boat as required.

Questions

10. There are four Canadians, and three United States citizens on the staff. As the Dorothy was chartered with her crew, the nationalities of members of the crew are not known.

11. Answered by No. 10.

12. The salaries of the staff are: W. F. Thompson, director, American, $500 per month; H. A. Dunlop, asst, director, Canadian, $310 per month; F. H. Bell, scientific asst., Canadian S245 per month; R, V. Butt, scientific asst., American, $195 per month; N. L. Freeman, scientific asst., Canadian, $175 per month; John Kask, scientific asst., Canadian, S150 per month; W. C. Herrington, scientific asst., American, $230 per month.

Clerical staff: Marion Egerton part time clerk, Canadian $25 per month; Dorothy Myers, stenographer, American, $135 per month; Grace Shirk, librarian. American, $135 per month; Harold Lokken, part time clerk, American, $15 per month.

13. The director reports to the commission. The remainder to the director.

14. The director reports to the commission as a whole twice each year and as frequently as necessary to the chairman.

15. The first report by the commission has been published. Several memoirs by the scientific staff are in course of preparation and will be published from time to time as they are completed.

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ST. JOHN RIVER BUOYS


2. (a) No tenders were received for the buoy service at Hatfield point. (b) Two tenders were received for the buoy service on St. John River, Jemseg, Grand lake and Belleisle river, namely, from Chas. H. Gorham for the sum of $360 per annum and from William J. McNamara for the sum of $500 per annum. 3. The contract for the buoy service on St. John river, Jemseg, Grand lake and Belleisle river was awarded to William J. McNamara for the sum of $360 per annum. 4. (a) Benjamin F. McCutcheon is at present maintaining the buoy service at Hatfield point for the sum of $30 per annum. (b) William J. McNamara is at present maintaining the buoy service on St. John river, Jemseg, Grand lake and Belleisle river for the sum of $360 per annum. 5. No. 6. See answer to number 5.


CADET TRAINING-ALBERTA

LAB

Mr. ADSHEAD:

Labour

1. Has the provincial government of Alberta asked for the appropriation for cadet training for the year 1929?

2. What date was such request made?

3. By whom was it signed?

4. What cities in Alberta had cadet training in 1928?

5. How many scholars in Alberta were under cadet training for 1928?

6. What amount of money was paid to the Alberta government for cadet training for the year 1928?

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CON

Mr. JONES:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Were tenders called for in the year 1927 by the Department of Marine and Fisheries or by any other governmental department for the work of placing buoys in the St. John river from Milledgeville to Fredericton, and from the mouth of the Jemseg river to the head of Grand lake and up to Bellisle?

2. If so, who were the tenderers and what was the amount of each tender?

3. Was the lowest tender accepted? If not

why? *

4 Who is at present performing this work and at what rate?

5. Have any complaints been received by the department in question against the services rendered by the present contractor in this connection?

6. If so, from whom, whe nature of the complaint?

n, and what is the

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LIB

Mr. RINFRET (for Mr. Cardin): (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Tenders were invited for the maintenance of the buoy services at (a) Hatfield point, and (b) on St. John river, Jemseg, Grand lake and Bellisle river.

[Mr. Rinfret.l

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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

1, 2, 3 and 6. No payments for cadet training are made to provincial governments as such. The department pays an allowance to the instructor and another allowance to cover cost of uniforms. These amounts are usually paid to the authorities in charge of each cadet unit.

4. Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge and Red Deer.

5. 5,974 cadets were enrolled and trained in Alberta during 1928.

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May 8, 1929