April 3, 1930

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 50, respecting a certain patent application of Thomas Bernard Bourke and George Percival Setter-Mr. Jacobs. Bill No. 51, respecting a certain patent application of Hairy Barrington Bonney-Mr. Jacobs. Bill No. 52, to incorporate the Merchants' and Employers' Insurance Company-Mr. Merrier (Laurier-Outremont).


PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT


First report of the joint committee of both houses on the printing of parliament-Mr. Marcil.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD

CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

L What work is the Soldier Settlement Board performing?

2. Has a report been recently made on the Soldier Settlement Board?

3. If so, has not the work been satisfactorily performed by the present staff?

4. How long has the present staff been employed ?

5. Is it the intention of the government to retain the services of the present staff?

6. Is it the intention of the government during the present session to place the employees of that board on the same basis as permanent members of the civil service and to provide for them the benefits of the Civil Service Act?

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton) for Minister of National Defence:

1. The Soldier Settlement Board is administering the Soldier Settlement Act; the 3,000 British family settlement scheme; the 500 New Brunswick family settlement scheme, and gives aftercare to certain classes of assisted migrants and does such other colonization work as called upon by the Department of Immigration and Colonization.

2. Yes-by the Audit Board of Canada.

3. Yes.

4. The majority of staff from 10 to 12 years.

5. As long as may be necessary.

6. Under consideration.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SAFETY ENGINEER

CON

Mr. LXWSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What are the qualifications necessary for appointment to position of safety engineer, on the Canadian National Railways?

2. Was Mr. LeBer appointed to the position of safety engineer, central region, headquarters, Toronto, Ontario?

3. If so, what were his qualifications for the position?

4. What position did he previously hold?

5. Who was responsible for the appointment?

6. Why was the assistant safety engineer not appointed to fill this position?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

It is not considered to be

in the interests of the Canadian National Railways, nor in the public interest, to bring down information of this character. Questions of fitness for appointment to the railway service, and of qualification for promotion within the service, are matters for the consideration of the railway management, and are required to be dealt with by the responsible officers of the company, subject only to the recognized right of appeal to the higher authorities of the railway and to the recognized representatives of any employees affected.

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MAPLE SUGAR INDUSTRY


Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Acting Minister of Agriculture) moved that the house go into committee to-morrow to consider the following proposed resolution: That it is expedient to bring in a measure to provide for the better organization and development of the maple sugar industry, to prevent adulteration, to authorize regulations, and to provide for the payment of fees for registration, analysis and licences. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house. Motion agreed to. Inquiries for Returns


RADIO BROADCASTING LICENCES


On the orders of the day.


CON

George Reginald Geary

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. G. R. GEARY (South Toronto):

Mr. Speaker, some two years ago I brought to the attention of the house somewhat critically the fact that the Toronto Daily Star radio station CFCA had received a licence for the exclusive use of a certain wave-length. I have received from a constituent an editorial from the Toronto Telegram quoting and commenting on an editorial published by the Toronto Star which latter reads in part as follows:

As a pioneer in the radio field, with its station CFCA-which, if radio remains in public hands, will have a powerful new station.

My correspondent takes that to be a declaration on the part of the Toronto Daily Star that they have the assurance of the renewal of their present licence, and authorization for a more powerful station. Will the hon. Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Mr. Cardin) be good enough to inform the house if the department has given an assurance to this newspaper that, in the event of broadcasting not being nationalized, its licence will be renewed with provision for an increase in power, and if similar assurances have been given to other radio stations?

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

No such assurance has been given.

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CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE


On the orders of the day.


April 3, 1930