April 27, 1931

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


EGG AND BUTTER IMPORTS FROM AUSTRALIA

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. Have any eggs from Australia come into Canada during the past five months?

2. If so, how many?

3. Has any butter from Australia come into Canada at any time during the past five months ?

4. If so, how much?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EGG AND BUTTER IMPORTS FROM AUSTRALIA
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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

1 and 2. There were no eggs imported into Canada from Australia during the past five months.

3 and 4. Canada's imports of butter from Australia during the past five months were:

Butter Lb. $November, 1930.. .. .. 117,600 39,676December, 1930.. .. .. 308,000 98,478January, 1931.. .. .. 432,768 129,940February, 1931.. .. .. 330,598 98,080March, 1931 .. 862,904 252,877

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EGG AND BUTTER IMPORTS FROM AUSTRALIA
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SONIER-TRACADIE MAIL CONTRACT

LIB

Mr. VENIOT:

Liberal

1. When did the contract for carrying the mail between Sonier office and the Tracadie office terminate?

2. Was this contract terminated before the date of termination named in the contract?

3. When was the contract held by Frederick Basque terminated, and on whose recommendation was this contract terminated?

4. Were tenders asked for the new contract? If not, on whose recommendation was the new contract awarded to Gregoire Sonier?

5. If contract was terminated before date fixed in contract, what was the reason for such termination?

Topic:   SONIER-TRACADIE MAIL CONTRACT
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. December 31, 1930.

2. No.

3. Contract expired December 31, 1930.

4. No. A. M. Robichaud.

5. Answered by No. 2.

Topic:   SONIER-TRACADIE MAIL CONTRACT
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BUTTER IMPORTS, 1930-1931

LIB

Mr. ROBERGE:

Liberal

1. What quantity of butter was imported to Canada from August 1, 1930, to March 1, 1931?

2. What countries have exported butter to Canada during the same period?

3. What quantity from each country?

4. What duty was levied on each country per pound of butter?

Topic:   BUTTER IMPORTS, 1930-1931
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CON

Mr. STEVENS: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The quantity of butter imported into Canada from August 1, 1930, to March 1, 1931,

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was 6,375,109 pounds. From August 1, 1929, to March 1, 1930, the imports of butter amounted to 28,176,634 pounds.

2 and 3. Canada's imports of butter in pounds, by countries, were as follows:

August 1, 1930, to March 1, 1931

Countries Pounds

United Kingdom.. .. .. 47,600

United States.. .. .. .. 47,849

Australia .. .. 1,244,936

Bermuda .... 45

New Zealand.. .. .. .. 5,067,679

Total .. .. 6,375,109

August 1, 1929, to March 1, 1930

Countries Pounds

United Kingdom.. ., 5,600

United States.. .. .. .. 55,596

Australia .. .. 408,912'

New Zealand.. .. .. .. 27,704,664

Alaska .... 205

Newfoundland.. .. .... 828

Syria .. .. 829

Total .. .. 28,176,634

4. The average duty levied on each country per pound of butter from August 1, 1930, to March 1, 1931, and from August 1, 1929, to March 1, 1930, was:

August 1, 1930, to March 1, 1931

Cents

Countries Per Pound

United Kingdom 7.77

United States 14.00

Australia 1.00

Bermuda 4.00

New Zealand 1.36

August 1, 1929, to March 1, 1930

Cents

Countries Per Pound

United Kingdom 3.00

United States 4.00

Australia 1.70

New Zealand 1.03

Alaska 4.00

Newfoundland 3.00

Syria 4.00

Topic:   BUTTER IMPORTS, 1930-1931
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WELLAND SHIP CANAL-SALARY REDUCTIONS

LIB

Joseph Oscar Lefebre Boulanger

Liberal

Mr. BOULANGER:

Have the salaries of any class of employees of the Welland ship canal been reduced since October, 1930?

Topic:   WELLAND SHIP CANAL-SALARY REDUCTIONS
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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

No.

Topic:   WELLAND SHIP CANAL-SALARY REDUCTIONS
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CHARLEVOIX-SAGUENAY-POST OFFICE DISMISSALS

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. How many postmasters were dismissed from their duties in the counties of Charlevoix and Saguenay since July 28, 1930?

2. What are their names and where were they located?

3. What are the names and addresses of persons who made complaints against the said postmasters?

4. Were inquiries held before the dismissal of the said postmasters?

5. If so, by whom were the inquiries held?

6. What salaries or fees were paid to the inquiry commissioners in each case?

7. Why were these postmasters dismissed?

Topic:   CHARLEVOIX-SAGUENAY-POST OFFICE DISMISSALS
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 6.

2. 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7-See attached list.

LIST OF POSTMASTERS IN OHARLEVOIX-SAGUENAY DISMISSED FROM OFFICE FROM JULY 28th, 1930 TO APRIL 20th, 1931

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C 2, Post Office Postmaster Complaint made by Investigation or not. By whom Commissioner's Fees and Expenses Reason for DismissalCap 5, la Branche Pierre Lapointe Action taken on District Superintendent's report. Investigated by District Superintendent, Quebec. Shortage and other financial irregularities.Les Eboulements J. H. Tremblay Thos. Maher, Quebec... Enquiry held by H. Fanning Gosselin, K.C., Quebec. $98 86 Active political partisanship.Mille Vaches E. Boulianne Thos. Maher, Quebec... Investigated by District Superintendent, Quebec. Unsatisfactory service.Ste. Anne de Beaupre Raoul Fortier Thos. Maher, Quebec... No investigation. Postmaster refused to sign declaration denying active part in politics. Active political partisanship.Thos. Maher, Quebec... Thos. Maher, Quebec... St. Ir6n6e les Bains Jos. Girard Enquiry held by H. Fanning Gosselift, K.C., Quebec. $99 80 Active political partisanship.

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Topic:   CHARLEVOIX-SAGUENAY-POST OFFICE DISMISSALS
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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF ACT

CHARLEVOIX- SAGUENAY GRANTS

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. What are the names of the various municipalities in the joint counties of Charlevoix-Saguenay which applied for grants under the Unemployment Relief Act?

2. What grant was received by each municipality?

3. What was the federal contribution in each case?

4. What was the provincial contribution in

each case? *

5. 'What was the municipal contribution in each case?

6. What amounts have been expended and paid by the federal governments to each municipality in each case?

7. Were any amounts granted to these various municipalities out of the special fund and for charitable purposes by virtue of the Unemployment Relief Act?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF ACT
Subtopic:   CHARLEVOIX- SAGUENAY GRANTS
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April 27, 1931