April 28, 1930

RADIO BRANCH

LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. How many radio licences were issued in the years 1927, 1928 and 1929, in each of the provinces of the Dominion?

2. How many inspectors of radio were in the employ of the government in 1929?

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3. What was the cost of operating the radio branch in 1929?

4. Has the government any financial interest in any broadcasting stations?

5. If so, what are their names, locations, the cost of operation and the revenue derived therefrom?

6. What regulations govern broadcasting at the present time?

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Subtopic:   RADIO BRANCH
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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

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administration. . . $710,057 76 $659,887 70Civil government. 38,610 00 39,185 00(b) Service to broad- cast listeners. . .. 166,775 89 178,002 48Civil government. .. 2,280 00 2,670 00$917,723 65 $879,745 184. No.5. Answered by No. 4.6. (a) Nationality of Licences

Licences for " transmitting stations " are issued only to British subjects or to companies incorporated under the laws of the Dominion of Canada or any of the provinces thereof. Licences for " private receiving stations " are issued to any person in Canada, irrespective of nationality.

(b) Private Commercial BroadcastingLicence-Private commercial broadcasting

licences may be granted to land stations to be operated for the broadcasting by radiotelegraph or radiotelephone of news, information, entertainment or other service.

The working of the station must be strictly limited to the hours prescribed in the licence and the station must use such wavelength as is specified therein.

The station must be operated by a person who is the holder of a "first class " or a " radiotelephone " certificate of proficiency in radio.

(c) Amateur Broadcasting Licence-Amateur broadcasting licences may be granted to recog-

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nized radio associations. They will not be granted to individuals. Such licences will permit broadcasting on a wavelength of 250 metres at the hours and for the periods prescribed in the licence. The normal range of amateur broadcasting stations will be limited to 25 miles.

An association licensed to operate an amateur broadcasting station may, subject to

the approval of the minister, authorize a station belonging to one of its members to broadcast on its behalf; such station whilst broadcasting shall use the the call signal and wavelength allotted to the association. The association will be held responsible for the proper operation of the station in accordance with the provisions of the licence and the radio regulations.

Fiscal year 1927-1928

- P.E.I. N.S. N.B. Que. Ont. Man. Sask. Alta. B.C. N.W.T. and Yukon TotalPrivate radio receiving

Private commercial broad- 587 2 7,105 1 4,461 3 51,283 9 126,607 30 19,284 2 26,479 11 14,778 14 18,514 12 88 268,420 841 1 8 4 1 153 33 1 3 72 7 28 6 5 3 26 2x2 4 6 26 1 3 779 23 18 61 188 29 72 53 74 5 5321 1 3 4 90312

269,501

Fiscal year 1928-1929

- P.E.I. N.S. N.B. Que. Ont. Man. Sask. Alta. B.C. N.W.T. and Yukon TotalPrivate radio receiving 758 8,611 6,289 49,812 145,480 20,497 27,386 14,974 23,480 111 297,398Private commercial broad- 3 3 3 9 24 4 11 12 10 792 6 3 1 123 33 1 42 18 30 io 5 3 28 2 982 3 7 27 l 1 5 46Amateur experimental 9 35 15 68 180 40 87 56 87 7 5841 1 1 1 1 52333298,564

Fiscal year 1929-1930 (11 months ending 28th February, 1930)

- P.E.I. N.S. N.B. Que. Ont. Man. Sask. Alta. B.C. N.W.T. and Yukon TotalPrivate radio receiving

Private commercial broad- 969 3 12,681 3 8,249 3 70,008 9 201,941 25 25,455 4 31,266 11 20,574 13 34,426 10 134 405,703 811 5 3 1 104 41 4 2 13 7 6 5 9 473 18 34 10 8 6 49 7 1352 2 14 36 1 4 12 718 34 14 64 213 41 92 52 87 5 6101 1 1 1 1 53320

406,989

Questions

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Subtopic:   RADIO BRANCH
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RIVER ST. CHARLES-DREDGING AND DAMMING

LIB

Mr. LAVIGUEUR:

Liberal

1. Were contracts made between the Dominion government and the city of Quebec, in 1910, in connection with the dredging and damming of the river St. Charles?

2. On what date were contracts awarded to contractors for said works?

3. To whom were said contracts awarded, what amount was paid to contractors for said works, and in what year?

4. In what year and for what reason were said works discontinued?

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Subtopic:   RIVER ST. CHARLES-DREDGING AND DAMMING
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LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. No.

2. March 12, 1913 to Quinlan and Robertson. May 12, 1915 to the Dominion Bridge Company, Limited.

3. Quinlan and Robertson: 1913-14, $83,-

200.00; 1914-16, $115,632.63; 1915-16, $384,373.57; 1916-17, $375,703.45; 1917-18, $93,315.15; 1918-19, $16,622.65. Dominion Bridge Company, Limited; 1925-26, $5,443.62.

4. The then government decided to discontinue the works in 1917.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RIVER ST. CHARLES-DREDGING AND DAMMING
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ROSS RIFLE FACTORY, QUEBEC

LIB

Mr. LAVIGUEUR:

Liberal

1. Is the Dominion government the owner of the property on which is erected the Ross Rifle Company factory, located in the park of the National Battlefield, at Quebec?

2. Is it the intention of the government to demolish the buildings of the Ross Rifle factory?

3. Is it the intention of the government to remove to other localities the war material stored in the buildings of the Ross Rifle Company?

4. Was there a request made to the Dominion government by the city of Quebec for the land on which is located the Ross Rifle Company factory?

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Subtopic:   ROSS RIFLE FACTORY, QUEBEC
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. and 3. It is the intention of the government to transfer these buildings to the National Battlefield commission as soon as storage facility can be provided for the ordnance stores now housed in these buildings.

4. No.

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Subtopic:   ROSS RIFLE FACTORY, QUEBEC
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY

PULVERIZED COAL

IND

Mr. NEILL:

Independent

1. Have the Canadian National Railways a hotel now in course of erection at Vancouver, British Columbia?

2. In view of the resolution passed by the house on March 21, 1928, does the building of this hotel not provide a suitable opportunity for testing and demonstrating the possibilities of pulverized coal?

3. Will the government endeavour to secure the cooperation of the Canadian National Railways management in this matter?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   PULVERIZED COAL
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LIB

Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. and 3. The possible use of pulverized coal for the heating of this hotel has been brought to the attention of the management by the Minister of Railways, at the instance of British Columbia members, and the management state that, after due consideration of alternative fuels, it has, for reasons of cleanliness and economy, been decided to use oil.

Questions

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   PULVERIZED COAL
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HUDSON BAY RAILWAY-ORIGINATING FREIGHT

UFA

Donald MacBeth Kennedy

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. KENNEDY:

What is the total tonnage of freight originating at all stations on the Hudson Bay railway in each of the years 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1929, of (a) wheat, (b) oats, (c) barley, (d) rye, (e) other agricultural produce, (f) products of the mine, (g) products of the

forest, (h) all other products 9

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   HUDSON BAY RAILWAY-ORIGINATING FREIGHT
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

1928 1929

(a) Wheat

(b) Oats

(c) Barley

Cd) Rye

(e) Other agricultural produce Tons Tons(f) Products of the mine.. 211 849(g) Products of the forest.. 952 922(h) All other products.. .. 1,016 899Total 2,179 2,670

Records for 1925, 1926 and 1927 are not available, having been destroyed by fire.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   HUDSON BAY RAILWAY-ORIGINATING FREIGHT
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BREAD PRICES

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Will the government take any steps to investigate the high price of bread in Canada, in view of the many months' and weeks' decline in wheat prices?

2. Will the government undertake to find out if any combine or restraint of trade exists to enhance bread prices and the reason master bakers have increased the cost of bread?

3. Will any inquiry be made into the continued high cost of living in Canada?

4. Will the present inquiries into stock brokers' and plumbers' combines be enlarged to include a general inquiry into living costs and their regulation?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   BREAD PRICES
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LIB

Peter Heenan (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. HEENAN:

1-4. Bread prices throughout Canada during the past year have shown no abnormal tendencies in relation to prices of wheat. Average for the Dominion advanced last fall three-tenths of a cent per pound and has since declined two-tenths. Investigations will be made when evidence appears of a combine against the public interest, in bread or other commodities. Inquiries are being made regularly into the cost of living and conditions affecting it, and results are being published by the Bureau of Statistics and the Department of Labour. Special inquiries will be made as conditions indicate these to be necessary.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-COAL SUPPLY
Subtopic:   BREAD PRICES
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RADIO LICENCES

April 28, 1930