March 27, 1930


Questions


QUESTIONS


(Questions 'answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HALIFAX, N.S., HOTEL

CON

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What firms or companies have supplied, or are to supply, furniture for the new Canadian National Railways' hotel at Halifax, N.S?

2. Is any second-hand furniture installed, or to be installed in said hotel?

3. If so, from what source of supply will such second-hand furniture be obtained?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HALIFAX, N.S., HOTEL
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LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. The following firms are supplying furniture for The Nova Scotian: Canada Furniture Mfgrs., Montreal, Que.; Coombe, F. E. Furniture Company, Kincardine, Ont.; Craig, W. J., Toronto, Ont.; Dupuy, Ltee., P, Montreal, Que.; Eaton, T. Co. Ltd., Montreal, Que.; Gordon Keith Furniture Company, Halifax, N.S.; Heintzman & Co. Ltd., Toronto, Ont.; Hourd & Company, London, Ont.; Jenkins, B. M. & T., Montreal, Que.; Jones Bros, of Canada, Ltd., Montreal, Que.; Kent-McClain Limited, Toronto, Ont.; Mason & Risch Limited, Toronto, Ont.; Murphy, J. M., Limited, Halifax, N.S.; Office Spec. Mfg. Co. Ltd., Montreal, Que.; Oxford Furniture Co. Ltd., Oxford, N.S.; Scott Co. Ltd., J. C., Toronto, Ont.; Simmons Limited, Montreal, Que.; Simpson Co. Ltd., Robt., Toronto, Ont.; Toronto Rattan Company, Toronto, Ont.; Willis & Co. Limited, Montreal, Que.; Wilson Co. Ltd., J. A., Toronto, Ont.; Phinney Music Co. Ltd., Halifax, N.S.

2. Yes.

3. Chateau Laurier hotel, Ottawa, Ont.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HALIFAX, N.S., HOTEL
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CON

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has hardware of United States manufacture been used in the construction of the Canadian National Railways' hotel at Halifax?

2. If so, to what extent and to what value?

3. What is the name of the firm or company that supplied the hardware, and who are the officers of the firm or company?

4. Were Canadian manufacturers asked to tender on hardware supplies for the said hotel?,

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HALIFAX, N.S., HOTEL
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LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. All hardware used in The Nova Scotian Hotel, Halifax, is of Canadian manufacture, excepting locks on doors.

2. The manufacturers' cost of the American goods supplied is about 50 per cent of the total cost of the hardware.

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3. Durand Hardware Limited, St. James street, Montreal. No information as to the officers of the company.

4. No. Purchases made from jobbers, not manufacturers.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HALIFAX, N.S., HOTEL
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WINNIPEG CUSTOMS COLLECTOR

CON

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is there a vacancy in the position of collector of customs and national revenue at Winnipeg, Manitoba?

2. If so, how long has the vacancy existed?

3. How many parties applied for said position?

4. Were examinations of applicants held?

5. Has the Department of National Revenue given a rating of the applicants?

6. Why has the vacancy not been filled?

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Subtopic:   WINNIPEG CUSTOMS COLLECTOR
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Since April 1, 1929

3. One.

4. The Department of National Revenue was requested to rate the applicant.

5. No.

6. Answered by No. 5.

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Subtopic:   WINNIPEG CUSTOMS COLLECTOR
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ROBERT E. COLLIS

CON

Mr. PLUNKETT:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the date of the appointment of Robert E. Collis as school master at the Royal Canadian naval barracks, Esquimalt, British Columbia?

2. What was the date of his resignation?

3. How many requests, if any, were made at different times for the resignation of Mr. Collis?

4. What were the reasons for asking for the resignation of Mr. Collis?

5. During his term of office was any money kept out of his salary for superannuation fund?

6. If so, what was the total amount withheld?

7. Was such amount paid over to Mr. Collis upon the acceptance of his resignation?

8. Does the superannuation fund keep such money where resignation or dismissal occur?

9. Has the superannuation fund authority by law to keep moneys or payments which have been made to them by persons who have resigned or been dismissed from the service?

10. What is the full amount of such sums

from all sources at present held by the superannuation fund? [DOT]

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Subtopic:   ROBERT E. COLLIS
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. March 10, 1923.

2. August 24, 1928.

3. One.

4. Services were unsatisfactory.

5. Yes. Five per cent.

6. $538.95.

7. No.

8 and 9. The Civil Service Superannuation Act does not authorize return of contributions in the event of a contributor whose service is less than ten years, resigning or being dismissed.

Questions

9S7

10. Up to March 31, 1928, $64,525.05 was contributed to the fund by persons who have resigned or have been dismissed and who were ineligible to be paid their contributions.

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Subtopic:   ROBERT E. COLLIS
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TARIFF ADVISORY BOARD-COTTON HEARING REPORT

LAB

Mr. ADSHEAD:

Labour

1. Has the government received the report of the tariff board on the fifty per cent (50%) empire content in relation to cotton goods?

2. If so, is it available to the members of the house ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TARIFF ADVISORY BOARD-COTTON HEARING REPORT
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

1 and 2. A public hearing of the Advisory Board on Tariff and Taxation was held and a verbatim record of the inquiry was printed and mailed to members of the House of Commons on December 5, 1929. As the reference pertained to the application of a customs regulation, the Advisory Board on Tariff and Taxation in the course of its inquiry has maintained contact with both the Finance and National Revenue departments.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TARIFF ADVISORY BOARD-COTTON HEARING REPORT
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BANFF NATIONAL PARK REVENUE

UFA

George Gibson Coote

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. COOTE:

What was the revenue derived by the government in each of the last three years at the Banff national park from: (a) car registration fees; (b) camping fees; (c) swimming pool fees; (d) bath house at Upper Hot Springs; (e) all other sources?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BANFF NATIONAL PARK REVENUE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

Information attached hereto:

Banff National Park

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Car registrati fees Camping Swimmin pool fees Upper ho springs All other sources Total revenue1927-28.. .. $21,450 50 $5,259 00 $15,821 75 $10,078 85 $90,847 54 $143,457 641928-29.. .. 36,426 50 195 00 17,135 05 11,653 00 85,553 55 150,963 101929-30.. .. 38,674 50 368 00 15,716 00 11,427 90 74,745 66 140,932 0611 months to (11 months)Feb. 28,1930

The decrease in camping fees since 1928-29 is accounted for by the change in the regulations which provided camping privileges for one month with each auto licence issued.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BANFF NATIONAL PARK REVENUE
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March 27, 1930