May 18, 1931

LIB

Mr. RAYMOND:

Liberal

1. Does the distribution office keep a record or daily book of the various departmental reports laid on the table of the House of Commons, in which is entered the date on which these reports are received for distribution to the members?

2. Does said record show the day and the hour on which the French copy of the 63rd annual report of the Minister of Marine, laid on the table of the House of Commons on March 23. 1931, was received by the distribution office?

3. If so, on what day and at what time of the day was the French copy of the 63rd annual report of the Minister of Marine, laid on the table of the House of Commons on March 23, 1931, received by the distribution office of the House of Commons?

Topic:   MARINE DEPARTMENT REPORT-FRENCH EDITION
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CON

Mr. BENNETT: (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Received 11.10 a.m., Monday, May 11, 1931.

Topic:   MARINE DEPARTMENT REPORT-FRENCH EDITION
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ILE AUX COUDRES PIER, QUE., LIGHTKEEPER

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Who was appointed lightkeeper of the lighthouse known as He aux Coudres Pier, in the county of Charlevoix?

2. By whom was he recommended?

3. Did he pass the examinations of the Civil Service Commission?

4. What is the salary of said lighthouse

keeper?

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CON

Mr. DURANLEAU: (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Joseph Pedneault.

2 and 3. He was appointed by the Civil Service Commission.

Questions

4. Minimum 81,800; maximum $1,980 per annum, out of which salary he is required to provide for one assistant.

Topic:   ILE AUX COUDRES PIER, QUE., LIGHTKEEPER
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PUBLIC WORKS, POINTE AU PIC, QUE., SUPERINTENDENT

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Is the government aware that Mr. Joseph Forgues was appointed superintendent of public works at Pointe-au-Pic, in the county of Charlevoix, to replace Mr. Joseph Villeneuve?

2. If so, by whom was Mr. Forgues recommended ?

3. When did he commence work?

4. Was he appointed after passing the examinations of the Civil Service Commission?

5. What is his salary?

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS, POINTE AU PIC, QUE., SUPERINTENDENT
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2 to 5. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS, POINTE AU PIC, QUE., SUPERINTENDENT
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CAP BRULE, QUE., LIGHTKEEPER

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Is the government aware that the position of lighthouse keeper at Cap Brule, in the county of Montmorency, is vacant?

2. If so, why was the former lighthouse keeper dismissed?

3. Were complaints made against him?

4. If so, what are said complaints and by whom were they made?

5. What is the name of the present lighthouse keeper at Cap Brule?

6. By whom was he recommended?

7. Did the person appointed pass the examinations of the Civil Service Commission?

8. What is the salary of said lighthouse keeper ?

Topic:   CAP BRULE, QUE., LIGHTKEEPER
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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

1, 2, 3, and 4. August Lavoie, lightkeeper at Cap Brule, reached the age of 71 years on 7th May, 1931, and arrangements are under way to retire him under the Civil Service Superannuation Aot, 1924.

5, 6 and 7. Gedeon Bouchard is in temporary charge, pending a permanent appointment by the Civil Service Commission.

8. Minimum $1,020; maximum $1,110 per annum.

Topic:   CAP BRULE, QUE., LIGHTKEEPER
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NEWSPAPERS CARRIED THROUGH MAILS

UFA

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What is the total number of pounds of newspapers carried through the mails during each of the years 1928, 1929, and 1930?

2. What is the total cost of carrying these newspapers in each of the years mentioned?

3. What is the total amount of money paid to the Dominion government in each of these years for this service?

Topic:   NEWSPAPERS CARRIED THROUGH MAILS
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 103,596,100 pounds, 108,208,400 pounds, and 105,954.900 pounds respectively at statutory rate of lc. per pound.

2. Exact figures as to the 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 lc. per pound is now approximately $6,325,000.

3. $1,035,961, $1,082,084, $1,059,549, respectively, at statutory rate of lc. per pound.

Topic:   NEWSPAPERS CARRIED THROUGH MAILS
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BANC BRULE, QUE., LIGHTKEEPER

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Is the government aware that a lighthouse keeper was recently appointed as caretaker of the Banc Brule lighthouse in the county of Montmorency ?

2. By whom was he recommended?

3. Did the new appointee pass the examinations of the Civil Service Commission?

4. What is the salary of said lighthouse

keeper ?

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CON

Mr. DURANLEAU: (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. and 3. He was appointed by the Civil Service Commission.

4. Minimum $2,100; maximum $2,280 per annum, out of which salary the keeper is required to provide for two assistants.

Topic:   BANC BRULE, QUE., LIGHTKEEPER
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BUTTER IMPORTS

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. How many pounds of butter were imported to Canada from Australia, through the harbour of Vancouver, from August 1, 1930, to date?

2. What was the duty, if any, paid on such butter entering Canada as above mentioned?

Topic:   BUTTER IMPORTS
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CON

Mr. CAHAN: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Australian butter landed Vancouver August 1, 1930, to May 16, 1931, 1,416,352 pounds.

2. $14,163.52.

Topic:   BUTTER IMPORTS
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May 18, 1931