May 18, 1931

CON

Mr. DURANLEAU: (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes, by the dismissal of the keeper.

2. Henri Joseph Edouard Martin has been placed in temporary charge, by direction of the Minister of Marine, pending a permanent appointment by the Civil Service Commission.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CARLETON, QUE., LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER
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NEWSPAPER MAIL RATE

CON

Mr. CHAPLIN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the rate paid by newspapers for the service of carrying newspapers through the mails?

2. What was the quantity (by weight) of newspapers carried during the past fiscal year at the special rate at present in force?

3. What was the approximate cost to the government of carrying these newspapers?

4. What amount was received for the service?

5. What was the net cost to the country?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEWSPAPER MAIL RATE
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Statutory rate is 1 cent per pound.

2. Approximately 100,000,000 pounds carried at statutory rate.

3. Exact figures as to cost of carrying newspapers not available as it is not practicable to keep cost of handling newspapers separate from cost of handling other classes mail matter, 'but according to special statistics taken a few years ago the cost of handling newspapers mailed by publishers at the statutory rate of 1 cent per pound is now approximately 86,325,000.

4. Approximately $1,000,000.

5. $5,325,000.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEWSPAPER MAIL RATE
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STE. SCHOLASTIQUE, QUE., MAIL CONTRACT

LIB

Mr. RINFRET:

Liberal

1. Who at present has the contract for carrying the mail between the post office of Ste. Scholastique, Quebec, and the railway station?

2. On what condition was said contract awarded, and on whose recommendation?

3. Who was holding this contract before July 28, 1930?

4. On what condition was he holding same?

5. Was said contract cancelled from the previous holder, and if so. for what reason?

Topic:   STE. SCHOLASTIQUE, QUE., MAIL CONTRACT
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Henri Lahaie.

2. At existing rate of payment, viz., $200 per annum, on recommendation of the Postmaster General.

Questions

3. O. Legault.

4. Under a four years' contract at $200 per annum, due to expire on December 31, 1930.

5. No. Contract expired on December 31, 1930.

Topic:   STE. SCHOLASTIQUE, QUE., MAIL CONTRACT
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FEDERAL CHARTERS

LIB

Mr. RINFRET:

Liberal

1. How many companies have been incorporated by the Department of State and have secured federal charters: (a) in 1921; (b) in 1926: and (c) in 1930?

2. What was the revenue of the companies branch: (a) in 1921; (b) in 1926; and (c) in 1930?

Topic:   FEDERAL CHARTERS
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CON

Mr. CAHAN: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. (a) 852, fiscal year ended March 31, 1921;

(b) 801, fiscal year ended March 31, 1926;

(c) 1,280, fiscal year ended March 31, 1930.

2. (a) $445,531.70, fiscal year ended March 31, 1921; (b) $28S,655.56, fiscal year ended March 31, 1926; (c) $651,240.54, fiscal year ended March 31, 1930.

Topic:   FEDERAL CHARTERS
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DUTY ON MATCHES

LIB
CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

Paper matches: British preferential tariff, 221 per cent less 10 per cent; Favoured nations, 32i per cent less 10 per cent; Intermediate tariff, 32i per cent; General tariff, 35 per cent.

Wooden matches: British preferential tariff, 171 per cent less 10 per cent; Favoured nations, 221 per cent less 10 per cent; Intermediate tariff, 221 per cent; General tariff, 25 per cent.

Wax matches: British preferential tariff, 15 per cent; Favoured nations, 17i per cent less 10 per cent; Intermediate tariff, 171 per cent; General tariff, 174 per cent.

Topic:   DUTY ON MATCHES
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BREAKWATER CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS

LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

What were the unit prices in the following contracts: (1) Cbarlo cove, construction of

breakwater extension (Wilfred M. Gerroir), June 25, 1929; (2) Meteghan, construction of extension to breakwater (Comeau, Gaudet, Comeau), August 8, 1929?

Topic:   BREAKWATER CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
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CON

Mr. STEWART (Leeds): (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Cribwork, 14 cents per cubic foot; 5 inch sheeting, $75 per M.FJ3.M.

2. Cribwork in place full ballasted and sheathed, etc., 13& cents per cubic foot.

Topic:   BREAKWATER CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS
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POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP INQUIRIES

LIB

Mr. PARENT:

Liberal

1. How many inquiries were held since October 1, 1930, following complaints of

political partisanship against postmasters in the county of Terrebonne, Quebec?

2. What are the names and addresses of postmasters against whom complaints were made justifying an inquiry?

3. What is the name, address, and occupation of the inquiry commissioner in each case?

4. What was the decision rendered in each inquiry ?

5. How many postmasters in the county of Terrebonne were dismissed as a result of said inquiries since October 1, 1930, and what are their names and addresses?

6. What were the costs, fees and other expenses sustained by the government for each of said inquiries?

Topic:   POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP INQUIRIES
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Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Three.

2. Joseph Coupal, Brebeuf; J. L. Dumouchel, Ste. Adele en bas; Isaie Deschamps, Val David.

3. Leopold Nantel, barrister, St. Jerome, P.Q.

4. Postmaster guilty of political partisanship.

5. No dismissals effected.

6. Brebeuf, $51; Ste. Adele en bas, $37.30; Val David, $3520.

Topic:   POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP INQUIRIES
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MARINE DEPARTMENT REPORT-FRENCH EDITION

May 18, 1931