May 30, 1929

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING

LIB

Eugène Fiset

Liberal

Sir EUGENE FISET (Rimouski):

I beg to lay on the -table of the -house the third, final and unanimous report of the select standing committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government.

On motion of Sir Eugene Fiset the report was concurred in.

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Subtopic:   RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING
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BANKING AND COMMERCE


Eighth report of the select standing committee on banking and commerce.-Mr. Hay. On motion of Mr. Hay the report was concurred in.


PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT


Mr. WILFRID GIROUARD (Drummond- Arthabaska) moved that the second report of the joint committee of -both houses on the printing of parliament be concurred in.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, the opinion was

expressed by an hon. member that one or two of the reports should be printed. Perhaps it would not inconvenience the mover to let this motion stand so that an opportunity may be afforded that hon. member to look into the matter.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The motion may be altered accordingly to-morrow.

Motion stands.

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PRIVATE BILLS

* FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I am informed that many of the members whose names appear as sponsors for these bills are this morning attending committee meetings. With the consent of the house I will relax the rule which was applied when objections were raised, and call bills whose sponsors are not at present in their seats.

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UFA

Henry Elvins Spencer

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. H. E. SPENCER (Battle River):

Mr. Speaker, where a member -is sick or is in attendance at a meeting of a special committee,

Private Bills

I do not think there would be any objection, but when a member is simply absent from the house I do not think the bill should be called.

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Subtopic:   * FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Carried.

Bill No. 314, for the relief of Barbara Elise Sewell de la Penotiere.-Mr. Lawson.

Bill No. 315, for the relief of Oliver Milton Martin.-Mr. Garland (Carleton), (for Mr. Harris).

Bill No. 316, for the relief of Catherine McRae Beattie McRae.-Mr. Casselman.

Bill No. 317, for the relief of Mary Jane Teeson.-Mr. Church.

Bill No. 318 for the relief of Sam Gladstone.-Mr. MacLean (Prince) for Mr. Jacobs.

Bill No. 319 for the relief of Charles Smolkin.-Mr. Casselman.

Bill No. 320 for the relief of James Franklin McDonagh.-Mr. Church.

Bill No. 321 for the relief of Joseph Louis Philippe Corbeau.-Mr. Bancroft for Mr. Sanderson.

Bill No. 322 for the relief of Ruth Elizabeth Greene.-Mr. Kaiser for Mr. Young (Toronto Northeast).

Bill No. 323 for the relief of Frances Thirsa Edlund.-Mr. Kaiser for Mr. Anderson (Toronto High Park).

Bill No. 324 for the relief of Vivian Elizabeth Pearce.-Mr. Lennox.

Bill No. 325 for the relief of Alice Clarke. -Mr. Church for Mr. Boys.

Bill No. 326 for the relief of Kathleen Mary Hambourg.-Mr. Lawson.

Bill No. 327 for the relief of Florence Gertrude Singer.-Mr. Lawson.

Bill No. 328 for the relief of Mabel Bullis. -Mr. Stinson.

Bill No. 329 for the rehAf of Fanny Elizabeth Reed Kendall.-Mr. Bell (St. Antoine).

Bill No. 330 for the relief of Robert Henry Dunlop Ellis.-Mr. Lawson.

Bill No. 331 for the relief of Evelyn Cowie. -Mr. Lawson.

Bill No. 332 for the relief of Enid Marjorie Judd.-Mr. Lawson.

Bill No. 333 for the relief of Vera Alice Griffin.-Mr. Milne for Mr. Sanderson.

Bill No. 334 for the relief of Christina Adams Bourne.-Mr. Church for Mr. Boys.

Bill No. 335 for the relief of Ruth Agnes Townsend.-Mr. Lawson.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


OTTAWA COMMERCIAL RADIO STATIONS

CON

Mr. GARLAND (Carleton):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What number of commercial radio stations are in operation in Ottawa, and what are their names or letters?

2. What license fees are paid by each station?

3. What is the total revenue from these stations?

4. What operating hours, if any, are given each station?

5. That wave length is given each station?

6. What is the total number of radio receiving set licenses issued, and total revenue from this source per annum?

7. Is the department of radio telegraphy making any serious attempt to alleviate the chaotic conditions as between commercial radio stations and the radio receiving public, in so far as allotment of commercial hours, wave lengths, etc?

8. When will the radio department be in a position to stabilize the conditions of_ radio as at present existing, and what action is the department at present taking in this regard?

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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Two.

Canadian National Railways, Jackson building-CNRO.

Dr. G. M. Celdert, 282 Somerset street W. -CKCO.

2. Fifty dollars per annum.

3. One hundred dollars per annum.

4. CNRO-2.55 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. daily except Sunday; 7.00 p.m. to midnight Monday and Thursday.

CKCO-10.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Sunday;

7.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Sunday; 7.00 p.m. to midnight Tuesday.

5. 434.8 metres.

6. Total private receiving licenses issued in Ottawa during fiscal year ended 31st March, 1929, 7,030. Total revenue for same period, 86,415.65.

7 and 8. Wavelength allotments are made in accordance with standard practice on the North American continent, the separation between channels being 10 kilocycles. The channel assigned for Ottawa was selected from the limited number available for use in Canada after due consideration of the technicalities involved and with a view to the minimizing of interference between stations. Complete immunity from interference of this class is difficult in the case of receivers of the less selective type and those which are located in the immediate vicinity of a broadcasting station. Hours of broadcasting are arranged by the stations to their mutual satisfaction and are registered with the department. The department maintains a staff for the purpose of dealing with preventable interference, a great

Questions

deal of which has been suppressed throughout the Dominion. Special cars fitted for this work are operated in the larger centres including Ottawa.

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SEPARATIONS CLAIM OF FRANCIS WILLIAM CLARKE

May 30, 1929