March 20, 1930


Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


MR. J. L. BOURGAULT

LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. What are the qualifications necessary for appointment to position of inspector of railroad operation, under Board of Railway Commissioners?

2. When was Mr. ,J. L. Bourgault appointed to the position of inspector of railroad operation, under Board of Railway Commissioners?

3. What were his qualifications for the position?

Questions

4. What position did he previously hold?

5. Who was responsible for the appointment?

6. Did the Minister of Labour know of, and concur in this appointment?

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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Education equivalent to high school graduation; three years of experience in the operating department of a railroad with some actual service in the operation of trains; working knowledge of railroad operating rules and regulations; ability to investigate and report on complaints as to station traffic; good penmanship, quickness of perception, good judgment, tact; though no definite age limit was fixed, the advertisement stated that age might be a determining factor in making a selection.

2. July 28, 1928.

3. He had been employed for sixteen years with the railway commission, the last seven years being spent in the operating department. This work brought him in close touch with the various phases of railroad operation work including the handling of train orders, time tables, general train and interlocking rules; the board's general orders, regulations, standards, etc., the R,aihvay Act; duties of station agents, location of stations, closing stations, passenger train reduction,. handling of accidents of all types, collisions, boiler explosions, and methods of reporting and investigating the same. This experience in the opinion of the chief of the operating department of the Board of Railway Commissioners, was of equivalent value to actual service on a railroad.

Mr. Bourgault was rated in a written examination, on general questions; he was rated on education and experience and also given an oral examination. The average resulting from all these tests was 87-9 per cent. Mr. Bourgault was also a returned soldier and entitled to the preference under the act. Only returned soldiers were examined as it was evident that enough qualified candidates would be available from those entitled to the returned soldier preference.

4. Clerk, grade 3, Board of Railway Commissioners, Ottawa.

5. On requisition from the Board of Railway Commissioners the position was advertised in accordance with the usual practice, and as a result of the competition a certificate of appointment was issued by the Civil Service Commission.

6. No.

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MR. L. A. GIROUX

CON

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is L. A. Giroux, Liberal member of the legislature of Alberta, now in the employ of

the Dominion government as legal officer in connection with the revision of the game ordinances of Yukon territory or in any capacity ?

2. If so, in what capacity and at what rate of pay?

3. If not, when did said Giroux cease to be in the employ of the Dominion government?

4. Referring to the question as to the cost of the trip of L. A. Giroux, Liberal member of the legislature of Alberta, to Yukon in 1929, the same to show amounts of remuneration, travelling expenses, cost of airplanes, respectively, and the reply of the Minister of the Interior on March 10, 1930: (a) $3,791; (b) $3,150; (c) $641, how is the item $641 made up and what does it mean?

5. What amount was paid out by the government for airplane transportation on said expedition ?

6. What amount was so paid for the airplane transportation of said Giroux?

7. Between what points was said Giroux transported by airplanes, at government

expense ?

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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. Mr. Giroux was retained in the usual manner to supply the Director of the Northwest territories and Yukon branch of this department with any legal advice he might require while visting the Northwest territories and the Yukon territory, and to assist in the revision of the Northwest territories ordinances. His retainer calls for pay only for days employed on this business which is not finally concluded. Remuneration is at the rate of S50.C0 per day.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Answered by No. 1.

4. See returns already tabled. (Votes and Proceedings No. 19) Part of item (1350.00) is advance to be accounted for.

5.

Western Canada Airways $2,500 00

Treadwell Yukon Company.. .. 682 00

6. Mr. Giroux was carried as passenger without extra cost.

7. Aklavik to Dawson, Dawson to Mayo, Mayo to Carcross.-No expense.

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WOOL AND WOOLLEN YARN IMPORTATIONS

CON

Mr. EDWARDS (Waterloo):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount of raw wool, in ponuds, was imported into Canada from Australia, during the calendar years 1927, 1928 and 1929?

2. What amount from New Zealand during the same period?

3. What was the amount, in pounds, of raw wool retained in Canada, both domestic and imported, during years 1927, 1928 and 1929?

4. What was the value of woollen yarns imported into Canada during the calendar years 1927, 1928 and 1929?

Questions

5. What portion of these imports came from Great Britain and what portion direct from mid-European countries?

6. What amount of shipments of woollen yarns imported into Canada from England originated in mid-European countries?

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Mr. MALCOLM: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Canada's imports of raw wool from Australia, in pounds, calendar years 1927, 1928 and 1929, were:

Years

1927..

1928..

1929..

Pounds

510,461

215,832

460,728

2. Canada's imports of raw wool from New Zealand, in pounds, calendar years 1927, 1928 and 1929, were:

Years Pounds

1927 3,809,544

1928 2,567,014

1929 2,951,902

3. Amount, in pounds, raw wool retained in Canada, 'both domestic and imported, during years 1927, 1928 and 1929, was:

Domestic Imported Years pounds pounds1927

7,315,966 14,035,1681928

11,260,630 14,214,9021929

15,144,200 12,040,5404. The value of woollen and worsted yarns imported into Canada in the calendar years 1927, 1928 and 1929, was:

Years

1927.

1928.

1929.

4.108,837

5,534,932

5,884,858

5. Canada's portion of these imports from the United Kingdom and mid-European countries was:

From From

Years United mid-European

Kingdom countries

1927 $ 5,845.999 $ 228,2471928

5,342,062 189,7671929

5,705,815 155,517

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IMPORTATIONS-VALUE PERCENTAGES BY COUNTRIES

CON

Sir GEORGE PERLEY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What percentage in value of the imports into Canada came from: (a) the British

Empire; (b) the United States; (c) the rest of the world, in each of the years 1900, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1929?

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Mr. MALCOLM: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Canada's percentage in value of imports from (a) the British Empire, (b) the United States and (c) the rest of the world in each of the years 1900, 1905, 1910, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1929 was:

(a) Ob) (c)Fiscal British United Rest ofYears Empire States the world% % %1900.. .. 27.7 59.2 13.11905.. .. 28.8 60.6 10.61910.. .. 30.2 58.9 10.91915.. .. 25.3 65.2 9.51920.. .. 16.4 75.3 8.31925.. .. 24.4 64.0 11.61926.. .. 22.5 65.6 11.91927.. .. 20.7 66.6 12.71928,. .. 22.5 64.9 12.61929.. .. 20.3 68.6 11.1

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

OPENING OP NEW POST OFFICES

CON

Mr. MAYBEE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Does the Postmaster General make recommendations to the Department of Public Works as to where and when post offices should be built?

2. What amount of revenue is required to entitle a locality to a new post office, and is the amount of revenue taken into account in each case, or what is the deciding factor in granting new post offices?

3. In what places has the Postmaster General, during the years 1927, 1928, and 1929, asked the Department of Public Works to construct post offices ?

4. Where and on what grounds was such request refused?

6. No definite information available. In the fiscal year 1929, however, Canada's imports of woollen and worsted yarns from the United Kingdom, under the general and treaty tariffs, were valued at $7,595. Also during the calendar year 1928 the exports of foreign woollen and worsted yarns from the United Kingdom to the British Empire (including Canada) were valued at only $13,690. These statistics seem to indicate that the imports of woollen and worsted yarns from the United Kingdom of mid-European origins are small.

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CALAMITY POINT, VANCOUVER, DREDGING

UFA

Mr. IRVINE:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. In connection with the contract for dredging at Calamity Point, First Narrows, Vancouver, British Columbia, awarded to the Northwestern Dredging Company Limited, who are the principals in the Northwestern Dredging Company Limited, what was the price for this dredging and for the dredging of Barnaby shoal, and did the said price include the disposal or dumping of the material?

2. Did the contract contain provision that ' the material should be dumped where designated by the harbour commission?

Business of the House

3. Was this work done under the Dominion .Public Works department?

4. Did the board of harbour commissioners of Vancouver purchase this material from the dredging company for filling purposes for the new pier? If so, at what price per cubic yard?

5. Does it receive all its capital funds by a deposit of its bonds with the Dominion government and the advancement by the Dominion government of moneys required?

6. Does the harbour board secure the approval of the Marine department before proceeding with the expenditure of its funds? If so, what price did the Marine department approve of for the dumping of this material?

7. Were the dredges used on this work by the private companies registered in Canada prior to the calling of tenders for the said contract?

8. Was dredge No. 131038-Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company dredge-No. 1-No. 76/1912. Vancouver, British Columbia, and No. 133864-Puget No. 11, No. 50/1913, Vancouver. British Columbia, used in this work?

9. Were these dredges not at the time of the tender the property of the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company, with the principal office at 811 Central Building, Seattle, W ashington ?

10. Was the said Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company incorporated in the state of

Nevada ?

11. Were the said dredges transferred to the British Columbia Bridge and Dredging Company Limited?

12. Is Mr. Ian Mackenzie, M.L.A., Liberal provincial member for the city of North Vancouver, British Columbia, principal shareholder of the British Columbia Bridge and Dredging Company Limited?

13. Is the said Mr. Ian Mackenzie the same as the Mr. Ian Mackenzie who is the soldiers' representative at Vancouver, British Columbia?

14. If so, what salary is paid the said Ian Mackenzie for his services as soldiers' representative ?

15. Did the Public Works department do the dredging in the First Narrows, British Columbia, prior to this contract?

16. In the disposal of the material was it not the practice to supply the material so dredged to all public bodies free of charge?

17. Did the Marine department permit the harbour commission to pay 24 cents per cubic yard in this instance?

18. If the answer to question 9 is in the

affirmative, why did not the government use one of its own dredges on this work instead of permitting the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company to send its dredges into Canada ? ,

19. How many American workmen, if any, were brought in to work on this project with these dredges?

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March 20, 1930