May 22, 1929

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 267, for the relief of William Edward King.-Mr. Bell (St. Antoine). Bill No. 283, respecting Central Finance Corporation.-Mr. Lang. Bill No. 297, to amend the Penny Bank Act.-Mr. Robb. Bill No. 299, for the relief of Edith Laura Hewitt.-Mr. Casselman. Bill No. 303, for the relief of Roland Emory Anderson.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 304, for the relief of Olive Marion Gerrard.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 305, for the relief of John Beck.- Mr. Kaiser. Bill No. 306, for the relief of Ruth Leonard Wiser.-Mr. Rowe. Bill No. 307, for the relief of George King. -Mr. Bowen.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


MANITOBA NATIONAL PARK

LIB-PRO

Mr. BISSETT:

Liberal Progressive

1. Is it the intention of the government to establish a national park in the province of Manitoba, as requested in a memorandum submitted to the Minister of the Interior on March 9, 1928. bearing the signatures of all the Manitoba members of the House of Commons?

2. What methods are adopted in determining the suitability of any given areas for national park purposes? Is there a set standard as regards physical characteristics of the area so chosen? If so, what is it?

3. Who made the examination of the proposed eastern Manitoba park site, and the proposed Riding mountain park site?

4. What portion of the whole area in the proposed eastern Manitoba park site was covered by Mr. R. W. Cautley of the Department of the Interior, on which his report dated February 11, 1929, is based, and on what evidence does he report: (a) that there is no uninterrupted waterwray through this area; (b) that there are no trout or bass in this region; (c) that it is impossible to construct motor roads except at uneconomical and impractical costs in this area?

5. Has the government expressed its willingness to the government of Manitoba to establish a national park within the province of Manitoba? If so, when and what answer was received?

Questions

6. Has the government of Manitoba been asked to submit or approve of any given area for national park purposes? If so, what answer was received?

7. What mining claims have been staked and what other lands have been alienated in whole or in part in the proposed eastern Manitoba park site since the passing of an order in council on April 19, 1928, setting aside this area as a provisional reservation for park purposes?

8. What amount of money has been spent: (a) in connection with the Riding mountain forest reserve during the last three years; (b) in connection with the recreation ground established within that reserve and on whose recommendation ijvere those expenditures made?

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton);

1. Under consideration.

2. When it appears that there is a responsible body of public opinion urging the establishment of an area as a national park, the department considers, first, whether the area is available for the purpose; secondly, whether the area is of national parks standard,

i.e., that it is the best example available, typical of any region which is nationally interesting and valuable from a scenic, ecological, educational and recreational point of view. This is determined by inspection.

3. R. W. Cautley.

4. The portion north of the Canadian National railway, (a) The Whiteshell river is the only continuous waterway through this area and there are thirteen unavoidable portages in the 48 miles from its mouth , to where it flows under the Canadian National railway embankment in a culvert; (b) On the evidence of his Indian guides, and local squatters; (c) Because of the generally rocky and difficult character of the country for highway construction from an engineering point of view.

5 and 6. The subject has been discussed tentatively with the province, but not finally.

7. None.

8. (a)

Fiscal Years Total expenditure

1925-27 $ 23,807 31

1927- 28 33,905 88

1928- 29 47,086 33

(b) Project-Fiscal Year-Amount-Total Expenditure.

Clark Beach summer resort:

1926- 27 $ 45 00

1927- 28 169 95

1928- 29 12 15

Clark Beach summer resort-cabin:

1923- 24 $ 939 46

1924- 25 79 31

1925- 26 20 79

1926- 27

12 301927- 28

66 251928- 29

121 23

Clark Beach summer resort-kitchen: 1928-29 $ 110 04

Clark Beach summer resort-toilets:

1923-24

75 001926- 27

17 501927- 28

38 431928- 29

10 00

Clark Beach summer resort-grounds:

1926- 27.

1927- 28.

1928- 29.

$ 22 50

13 75

107 95

$ 144 20

Clark Beach summer resort-fire places:

1926-27 $ 500Clark Beach summer resort-auto road: 1917-18 $ 60001922- 23

334 951923- 24

488 791924- 25

188 471925- 26

473 721926- 27

47 891927- 28

188 501928- 29

876 18

Clark Beach summer resort-pier:

1928-29 $ 466 62

Clark Beach summer resort

wells:

1926- 27 $ 58 13

1927- 28 15 30

1928- 29 38 40

North Shore summer resort-clearing streets:

1928-29 $500 00

Clark Beach summer resort-telephone: 1923-24 $ 163 57

Total $5,767 13

These expenditures were made on the recommendation of departmental officers.

(Mr. Bissett.l

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MANITOBA NATIONAL PARK
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NATIONAL GALLERY

CON

Mr. EDWARDS (South Waterloo):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. By whom are the employees in the National Gallery appointed?

2. Is it necessary for applicants for vacant positions on the staff of the National Gallery to pass an examination set by the Civil Service Commission?

3. If so, is preference given to Canadians?

4. Have any appointments been made to the National Gallery staff within the past two years?

5. If so, what are the names of appointees, and if not Canadian born, how long were they resident in Canada before appointment was made?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL GALLERY
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Civil Service Commission.

2. Yes.

3. The Civil Service Act makes provision that " no person shall without the authority of the governor in council, be permitted to enter an examination unless he is a natural born or naturalized British subject and also has been a resident of Canada for at least three years."

4. One permanent appointment has been made during the past two years. Two temporary appointments for special service have been made. All appointments were on certificates issued by the Civil Service Commission.

5. Permanent: Miss E. P. Mountain, Canadian born.

Temporary: David H. Baker, Canadian

born; Miss Kathleen M. Fenwick, not Canadian born.

Miss Fenwick came to Canada in January, 1928, at the request of the board of trustees of the National Gallery to perform work of a highly specialized and technical nature; opportunities for obtaining the requisite experience in which are not as great in Canada as in England or France.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL GALLERY
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FOX CREEK POST OFFICE

CON

Otto Baird Price

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PRICE:

What amount of revenue has been received from the Fox Creek post office, county of Westmoreland, N.B., from the sale of stamps, money orders and other receipts for the year ending March 31, 1929?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FOX CREEK POST OFFICE
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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET (for Mr. Veniot):

Sale of:

Postage stamps, $142.28;

Money orders, nil (not a money order office);

Postal notes, $252.77.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FOX CREEK POST OFFICE
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AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

LIB

Mr. FAFARD:

Liberal

1. How many square miles have been photographed each year in the Dominion by means of aerial photography?

2. How many square miles have been photographed in each province?

3. How many square miles have been mapped out for each province?

4. What are the titles of these maps?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
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LIB

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton): (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Questions

Sioux Lookout, map sheet No. 52 J, Out. Ivenora, map sheet No. 52 E, Man.-Ont. Pointe diu Bois, map sheet No. 52 L, Man-Ont.

Carroll lake, map sheet No. 52 M, Man-Ont. Island lake, map sheet No. 53 E, Man. Oxford House, map sheet No. 53 L, Man. The Pas, map sheet No. 63 E, Man.

Grand Rapids, map sheet No. 63 G, Man. Cormorant lake, map sheet No. 63 K, Man. Wekusko, map sheet No. 63 J, Man. Kississing, map sheet No. 63 N, Man. Berens River, map sheet No. 63 A, Man. Norway House, map sheet No. 63 H, Man. Battleford, sectional sheet No. 267, Sask. Reindeer lake, special area, Sask. Edmonton, sectional sheet No. 312, Alta. Vermilion, sectional sheet No. 316, Alta.

Maps being compiled

Shelburne, map sheet No. 20 P/N.W., N.S. Port Mouton, map sheet No. 20 P/N.E., N.'S.

Loch Lomond, map sheet No. 21 H/5, N.B. Beaupre, map sheet No. 21 M/S.E., Que. Gatineau Forks, map sheet No. 31 O/S.W., Que.

Kempt lake, map sheet No. 31 O/S.E., Que. Parent, map sheet No. 31 O/N.E., Que. Buckingham, map sheet No. 31 G/N.W., Que.

La Tuque, map sheet No. 31 P/S.E., Que. Lachute, map sheet No. 31 G/N.E., Que. Grondines, map sheet No. 31 1/9, Que Dubuisson, map sheet No. 32 C/4, Que. Abitibi, map sheet No. 32 D/N.W., Que.-Ont.

Muskoka, map sheet No. 31, E/S.W., Ont. Parry Sound, map sheet No. 41 H/S.E., Ont. Hudson, map sheet No. 52 K/S.E., Ont. Sudbury, special area, Ont.

Dryden, map sheet No. 52 F, Ont.

Deer lake, map sheet No. 53 D, Ont.-Man. Hecla, map sheet No. 62 P, Man.

Waterhen, map sheet No. 63 B, Man.

Cross lake, map sheet No. 63 I, Man. Selkirk, map sheet No. 62 I, Man.

Pelican Narrows, map sheet No. 63 M, Sask. Lac La Ronge, map sheet No. 73 P, Sask. South end Reindeer lake, map sheet No. 64 D, Sask.

Prince Albert national park, special area, Sask.

Fort Assiniboine, sectional sheet No. 364, Alta.

Chipewvan, map sheet No. 74 L, Alta.

Peace Point, map sheet No. 84 P, Alta.

Claire lake, map sheet No. 84 I, Alta.

Sicamous, map sheet No. 82 L/N.W., B.C.

Fitzgerald, map sheet No. 74 M, Alta.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
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T. L. CORY-TRAVELLING EXPENSES

CON

John Alexander (1883-1945) Macdonald

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MACDONALD (Richmond-West Cape Breton):

What travelling expenses have been drawn during the period from January 1, 1929, to date, by Mr. T. L. Cory, of the Department of the Interior?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   T. L. CORY-TRAVELLING EXPENSES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

$1,272.26 January 1 to March 31, 1929; $900 advanced in April and May, 1929.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   T. L. CORY-TRAVELLING EXPENSES
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

May 22, 1929