May 8, 1930

VANCOUVER HARBOUR

PROPOSED DAM, LOCKS AND CAUSEWAY ACROSS SECOND NARROWS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. J. C. ELLIOTT (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, I desire in answer to

the question asked by the hon. member for Vancouver Centre (Mr. Stevens) of my colleague the Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Mr. Cardin) yesterday, to say that no plans have been prepared by the government with regard to the dam, locks or causeway about which he was inquiring. Plans were prepared and submitted to the government by the Burrard Inlet Causeway Company Limited, in which they proposed to make a structure which would answer the requirements of the case at that particular point, and for which they asked a subsidy of $125,000 a year by way of assistance. That request has not been granted.

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Subtopic:   PROPOSED DAM, LOCKS AND CAUSEWAY ACROSS SECOND NARROWS
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RADIO BROADCASTING

PROPOSED CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY BROADCASTING STATIONS


On the orders of the day:


UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. E. J. GARLAND (Bow River):

Mr. Speaker, I trust the government will be able to give the house an assurance that the radio situation will not be further embarrassed by granting to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company a licence for radio broadcasting stations. May we have a statement?

Hon. PIERRE J. A. CARDIN (Minister of Marine and Fisheries): I have just taken my seat. I will read the question in Hansard and answsr it to-morrow.

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   PROPOSED CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY BROADCASTING STATIONS
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RUSSIAN ANTHRACITE COAL

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the

question asked the day before yesterday by the hon. member for North Perth (Mr. Hay) of the hon Minister of National Revenue (Mr. Euler), I am sure it will not be regarded as anything other than proper that I should direct the minister's attention to this morning's despatch in the local papers as to the importation of Russian coal. It is as follows:

Russian coal will penetrate farther into the Canadian market than heretofore with the transhipment from the Voluntas, first vessel of this season with this product, of a part of its cargo of Russian fuel to Fort William. The Voluntas arrived to-day from Mariupol. The steamer Belvoir will take 2,500 tons to Fort William and the steamer Londonderry will take 1.800 tons of the same cargo to Brock-ville, Ont.

In view of the telegrams I have received indicating an unparallelled situation in Fernie in connection with unemployment in the collieries, I would ask whether or not steps will be taken to ensure, so far as may be reasonably possible, the prevention of Russian coal supplanting the Canadian product in western Canada and other parts of the Dominion during the coming season. It may be unfair to ask the minister to answer the question at the moment, and I regret that I did not have this matter before me in sufficient time to advise him in advance, but I should like to have a statement if possible.

Topic:   RUSSIAN ANTHRACITE COAL
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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. W. D. EULER (Minister of National Revenue):

In reply to my hon. friend, I may say that some weeks ago, following complaints with regard to the importation of Russian coal, investigations were ordered to be made in Russia as to the prices at which the coal was being sold there and other matters surrounding its production. No report has yet been received.

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IMPORTATION OF LUMBER


On the orders of the day:


CON

Peter McGibbon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PETER McGIBBON (Muskoka-Ontario):

Will the Minister of National

Revenue be good enough to give me an answer to the question I asked yesterday?

Topic:   IMPORTATION OF LUMBER
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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. W. D. EULER (Minister of National Revenue):

According to my recollection the

question was as to whether the department had knowledge of the dumping into Canada of maple flooring from the United States?

The Budget-Mr. Stevens

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CON
LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I would say to my hon. friend that investigation is being made, and if the facts are as reported, certainly the dumping clause will be applied in the usual way.

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CON

Peter McGibbon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. McGIBBON:

Might I ask the Minister if his department was not made aware of this some weeks ago? It is the second or third time that I have referred to it in the house.

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I made inquiries after I

spoke to my hon. friend a few minutes ago before the opening of the house. I had no knowledge of it myself, but a letter of protest did come into the department. The investigation then ordered has not yet been completed, but action will follow along the lines I have stated, if such action is justified.

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THE BUDGET

May 8, 1930