March 19, 1930

CON

Mr. CANTLEY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. At what date did the Pictou island cable connection with the mainland last go out of

commission?

2. What was the cause of cable ceasing to operate ?

3. Have representations been made to the postal authorities or any department of the government relative to the failure of cable communication with Pictou island? If so, by whom?

4. When will cable communication he reestablished with Pictou island?

5. Has the Postmaster General considered the matter of air mail service to Pictou island during the winter months, either by the diversion of the air mail planes serving Prince Edward Island or the Magdelen islands or otherwise?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PICTOU ISLAND CABLE
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. December 12, 1929.

2. Broken by buoy carried adrift by ice dragging its mooring across the cable.

3. No.

4. As soon as locality 'becomes clear of ice so that cable ship may proceed there.

5. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PICTOU ISLAND CABLE
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AUTOMOBILE PRODUCTION AND IMPORTATION

CON

Mr. KAISER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 1929, what was: (a) the total value of automobile production in Canada; (b) the total value of the imports and exports of automobiles, respectively; (c) the total value of automobile parts imported; (d) the total amount of duty collected on said parts; (e) total amount of drawback paid by the government upon exported automobiles?

2. What was the total amount of excise tax and the total amount of sales tax collected upon automobiles during the same year?

3. Is a sales tax collected upon exported automobiles?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILE PRODUCTION AND IMPORTATION
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. (a) The total value of automobiles production in Canada during the calendar year 1928, was $149,176,999. (No records kept by fiscal year in Bureau of Statistics).

Questions

(b) Imports: S42,969,476; exports: Canadian produce, $43,059,733; foreign produce, $440,677

(c) $67,777,516.

(d) $17,261,791.18.

(e) $3,197,798.53.

2. Excise tax, $3,076,622; sales tax statistics not available.

3. No.

Note: (b), (c), (d), (e), of query No. 1 and query No. 2 are for fiscal year ending March 31, 1929.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILE PRODUCTION AND IMPORTATION
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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES BRANCH OFFICIALS

CON

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What are the various officials of the Northwest Territories Branch of the Department of the Interior?

Name of official

O. S. Finnie

D. L. M'cKeand

G. P. Mackenzie

L. T. Burwash

J. F. Moran

A. S. Thomas

D. H. Christie

J. P. Richards

E. M. Phillips

T. F. Bracken

F. C. Wilkins

Miss R. Beilby

Miss M. G. Anderson...

Miss J. Macdonell....

A. McCracken

Miss V. M. Roxborough.

Miss D. M. Clarke

Miss K. E. Berry

Miss A. A. Beach

Miss M. A. L. Bidgood.. Miss M. E. Morrissey...

J. E. Fagan

Miss M. K. Parr

Miss D. R. McClelland.. Miss M. J. McDonald...

A. E. Porsild

R. T. Porsild

J. D. Soper

W. H. B. Hoare

J. A. McDougal

G. D. Murphy

P. E. Trudel

N. W. Champagne

J. B. LeClaire

M. J. Dempsey

H. McDermott

D. Arden

D. C. Ireland

W. Scheafer

Location of office

Ottawa.

Fort Smith.

2. Where is the office or headquarters of each such official located?

3. What is the annual cost to the country of each such official, showing in each case: (a) salary or remuneration; (b) living allowance;

(c) other items of cost?

4. What persons, if any, in addition to said officials and L. A. Giroux, Liberal member of the legislature of Alberta, were, during the past year, paid by the government in connection with the administration of Northwest territories?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NORTHWEST TERRITORIES BRANCH OFFICIALS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The following staff administers the Northwest territories and Yukon affairs. The statement of responsibility is embodied in the Yukon pamphlet issued on 28th August, 1929, and in the Northwest territories pamphlet which will be distributed this week:

Present

salary

$ cts.

4.920 00

4.080 00 5,120 00 3,780 00 3,360 00 2,700 00

2.400 00

2.400 00 2,160 00 2,160 00

1.920 00 1,800 00 1,740 00

1.500 00 1,480 00

1.500 00 1,200 00 1,200 00 1,200 00 1,140 00

720 00

1.080 00 1,080 00 1,080 00

720 00 2,520 00 2,040 00

2.400 00

2.400 00 3,420 00 2,160 00 2,220 00 1,800 00 1,440 00 1,560 00

900 00 900 00 900 00 900 00

Living

allowance

$ cts.

3,000 00

1.500 00 1,200 00 1,200 00

1.500 00

1.500 00 Rations.

Other items of cost

(travelling

expenses)

cts.

391 25 1,899 80 1,653 89

2,020 30

3,000 00 2,210 90 2,078 90 1,718 61

205 70

Total

$ cts.

4.920 00

4.080 00 8,511 25 5,679 80 5,013 89 2,700 00

4.420 30 2,400 00 2,160 00 2,160 00

1.920 00 1,800 00 1,740 00

1.500 00 1,480 00

1.500 00 1,200 00 1,200 00 1,200 00 1,140 00

720 00

1.080 00 1,080 00 1,080 00

720 00 5,520 00 4,250 90 4,478 90 4,118 61

4.920 00 3,565 70

3.420 00 3,300 00 2,940 00 1,560 00

900 00 900 00 900 00 900 00

Questions

Name of official Location of office Present salary Living allowance Other items of cost (travelling expenses) 1928-29 Total$ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts.900 00 Rations 900 00ii 900 00 ii 900 00N Hoy it 900 00 it 900 00ii 900 00 ii 900 00ii 900 00 ii 900 00ii 900 00 ii 900 00ii 900 00 it 900 00ii 900 00 ii 900 00it $3 per day Dr. C. Bourget (part time)... Resolution 600 00 600 00Dr. A. L. McDonald (part time) 600 00 600 00Dr. W. A. M. Truesdell (part time) 600 00 600 00A ii 200 00 200 00Chesterfield 3,120 00 ii 977 96 4,097 962,520 00 ii 872 49 3,392 492,520 00 " 2,520 002'520 00 " 2,520 001,080 00 1,080 00l'OSO 00 1,080 00L. D. Morin Quebec 2,000 00 300 00 153 85 2,453 85

Yukon

G. I. MacLean...

G. A. Jeckell....

R. L. Allen

R. L. Gillespie...

F. G. Berton

P. M. Kelly

J. B. Deslauriers. Miss V. Faulkner

G. V. Leslie

M. L. Schwarz... R. Henderson.... W. Y. Bruce

Dawson

ii

ii

ii

it

it

ii

a

a

a

4,140

2,820

1,620

1.920

1.920

1.920 1,620 1,500 1,380 2,400 1,200

00

00

00

00

00

00

3,000 00 1.500 00 1.500 00 1.500 00 1.500 00 1.500 00 1.500 00 1,200 00 1.500 00 1,327 98

1,200 00

8,467 98 4,320 00

3.120 00

3.420 00

3.420 00

3.420 00

3.120 00 2,700 00 2,8S0 00

2.400 00

2.400 00 600 00

2. Answered by Question 1.

3. Answered by Question 1.

4.

R. S. Finnie....

R. W. Burroughs

Expenses Wages 1929-30 $1,103 23$ 202 25 629 32 211 50

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NORTHWEST TERRITORIES BRANCH OFFICIALS
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PURCHASE OF DIPPER DREDGES

CON

Mr. STIRLING:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government of Canada since the first day of January, 1927, ordered from Canadian Vickers Limited, or any other firm, two dipper dredges?

2. If so, on what date and for what price?

3. Were the two dipper dredges delivered?

4. If so, on what date, and were distinguishing numbers given to such dredges?

5. If so, what were the numbers?

6. What department of the public service ordered the dredges?

7. To what department were they delivered?

8. Have the two dredges been registered under the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act? '

9. If so, at what port and under what numbers?

10. Has the government rented either or both said dredges?

750 COMMONS

Questions as Orders }or Returns

11. If so, by ivhat department were such dredge or dredges leased or rented?

12. To whom were such dredge or dredges rented?

13. On what date, for what rental, and for what period of time?

14. Does the government still own the said dredges or either of them?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF DIPPER DREDGES
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. One dredge was ordered November 29, 1927, at $361,002.03 with spare parts amounting to $35,708. The other was ordered on March 22, 1928, at the same price, the spare parts amounting to $22,513, grand total $780,225.06.

3. Yes.

4. One was delivered on July 5, 1928, and the other on August 21, 1928. Both were given distinguishing names.

5. They were given the distinguishing names of Churchill No. 1 and Churchill No. 2.

6. Department of Railways and Canals.

7. Department of Railways and Canals.

8. Yes.

9. Montreal, Nos. 154, 452 and 154, 455.

10. No.

11. Answered by No. 10.

12. Answered by No. 10.

13. Answered by No. 10.

14. Yes.

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Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF DIPPER DREDGES
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CON

Mr. SHORT:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many dipper dredges did the Canadian Vickers Company build for the government since the year 1926?

2. Were they registered after they were delivered ?

3. If so, at what port?

4. By which department were the contracts awarded ?

5. What is the total amount paid for all the dipper dredges ordered by and delivered to the government since the year 1926?

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Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF DIPPER DREDGES
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Two.

2. Yes.

3. Montreal.

4. Department of Railways and Canals.

5. Total amount paid on 2 dredges ordered by Railways and Canals, $722,004.06. Besides this amount, $58,221 was paid for spare parts for these two dredges.

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Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF DIPPER DREDGES
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE

CON

Mr. ARTHURS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any vessels of 100 tons or upwards been sold by the government or by the Canadian Government Merchant Marine, since January 1, 1921?

2. If so, in respect of the said vessels, what were: (a) dates of sale; (b) original cost of vessel; (c) tonnage; (d) name of purchaser; (e) price received by the government or Canadian Government Merchant Marine?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE
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LUMBER PURCHASES FROM M. N. CUMMINGS, WESTBORO

CON

Mr. MALONEY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was any lumber purchased from M. N. Cummings, Westboro, Ontario, by any department of the government, during the fiscal years 1927, 1928, and 1929?

2. If so, what quantity during each of the said years, and at what price?

3. How much of the said lumber was purchased by tender and how much otherwise?

4. Were any other materials purchased from the said M. N. Cummings by any department of the government during the said years?

5. If so, what materials, at what total cost, and during what years?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LUMBER PURCHASES FROM M. N. CUMMINGS, WESTBORO
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DOMINION CARILLONNEUR

UFA

Mr. KENNEDY:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What is the name and annual salary of: (a) the Dominion carillonneur; (b) the assistant carillonneur?

2. When was the Dominion carillonneur appointed and at what salary?

3. What periods has he been absent each year since appointment: (a) on leave; (b) on holiday; (c) other occasions?

4. How many concerts were given by the carilloneur in each year since appointment and what was the duration of each?

5. On what other occasions did he play?

6. Was the Dominion carillonneur on duty at the opening of the present session of parliament ?

7. On how many occasions since appointment has the Dominion carillonneur been absent m Europe, and for what reason?

8. Is it the intention of the government to extend to technical and professional men in the government service, the same leave of absence for post-graduate work?

9. What was the cost of furnishing his apartments in the memorial tower? Have deductions in salary been made for quarters supplied ?

10. Have there been any protests from war veterans against the memorial tower being used for living quarters by one not an ex-service man?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DOMINION CARILLONNEUR
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March 19, 1930