May 28, 1931

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. SO, respecting The Canadian Woodmen of the World.-Mr. Fraser (Northumberland). Bill No. 54, for the relief of Agnes Sarah Evelyn Ballard McNaught.-Mr. McKenzie (Assiniboda). . Bill No. 55, for the relief of Dorothy Helen Marie Debnam Almon.-Mr. Jacobs. Bill No. 56, for the relief of Rosa Maud Thomson Checketts.-Mr. Bell (St. Antoine). Bill No. 57, for the relief of Mary Ellen Margaret Montague Burrows.-Mr. Lawson. Bill No. 58, for the relief of Olive Hamley Fraser Mann.-Mr. Willis. Bill No. 59, for the relief of Eleanor Fritz Lawson.-Mr. Bell (St. Antoine). Bill No. 61, for the relief of Ellen Jane Easton Graham.-Mr. Bell (St. Antoine). Bill No. 64, for the relief of Joseph Norman Berger.-Mr. Bell (St. Antoine). Bill No. 65, for the relief of Carl Vohwinkel. -Mr. Bell (St. Antoine). Bill No. 66, for the relief of Joan Marguerite Loggie.-Mr. Geary. Bill No. 67, for the relief of Alice Boyne Ostiguy.-Mr. Bell (St. Antoine). Bill No. 69, for the relief of Eileen Sybil Wolfe.-Mr. Factor. Bill No. 70, for the relief of Helen Borland Beattie MacNicol.-Mr. Bell (St. Antoine). Bill No. 71, for the relief of Lillian Freedman Guttman.-Mr. Factor.


ROSENBERG DIVORCE BILL


On the order: First reading of Bill No. 68 (from the Senate) for the relief of Ruth Rosenberg.- Mr. MacNicol. Mr. MaoNICOL: In reference to Bill No. 68, I see someone has used my name as sponsoring it. I do not know anything about it and I did not give my consent to have it on the order paper. Bill stands.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


DOMESTIC FREIGHT RATES ON WHEAT

IND

Mr. NEILL:

Independent

1. Has the question of reducing the domestic freight rates on wheat, etc., shipped from the prairies to British Columbia been appealed to the Privy Council of Canada, or to the government, from the decision of the Board of Railway Commissioners?

2. If so, when was such appeal received?

3. When may a decision be expected?

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

This question was answered during the progress of the discussion a few days ago on the motion of the hon. member for New Westminster (Mr. Reid). The position is that the defeat of the former government ended the appeal; a new appeal was entered in September and there has been no opportunity so far to hear it. The other day I said that action would be taken as soon as opportunity was offered. I should think under those circumstances the hon. gentleman would perhaps drop the question.

Question dropped.

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VANCOUVER HARBOUR BOARD EMPLOYEES

LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

Liberal

1. Have any of the dismissed ex-service men on the strength of the Vancouver harbour board police force been reinstated?

2. If so, what are their names?

3. Have any new appointments been made in the place of dismissed ex-service men?

4. If so, what are their names?

5. Has one Peter Brennan been taken on by the Vancouver harbour board as watchman?

6. If so, what are his qualifications, his previous experience, and recommendations on his behalf?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

The following answers have been furnished by the Vancouver harbour commissioners:

1. Yes, as watchmen.

2. Francis Waters; James Davidson; Wellington Dixon Cook.

3. Yes.

4. A. McCully; Harry G. Smith (ex-service men); Charles A. Ross.

5. No.

6. Answered by No. 5.

Questions

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BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS

CON

Mr. GOBEIL:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the federal government receive from the government of the province of Quebec a request conforming to a resolution relating to bovine tuberculin adopted by the Quebec legislature on March 21, 1929, and reading as follows: (a) "That tuberculin tests should be regulated and made in such a way so as not to necessitate the useless slaughtering of herds; (b) that the governments of Canada and Quebec should have an understanding for the purpose of granting a reasonable indemnity for any herd of animals necessarily slaughtered following a tuberculin test made or ordered by an officer of either government?"

2. If so, on what date was above mentioned request received?

3. Did the federal government receive since March, 1929, other requests or representations from the government of the province of Quebec regarding bovine tuberculosis, and relating to indemnity for slaughtered herds following tuberculin tests?

4. If so, when and through what minister? Mr. CAHAN:

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. No.

4. Answered by No. 3.

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MARIA, QUE., WHARF

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Has Mr. Isidore Bernard been appointed caretaker of the freight shed on the wharf at Maria, Quebec, and is he authorized to collect dues?

2. If so, when was he appointed, on whose recommendation, and what is his remuneration?

3. What is the rate exacted per 100 pounds?

4. Has the wharf been transferred to the Marine department, and has a wharfinger been appointed, if so, what is his name, and his remuneration?

5. Who is the caretaker of the light on that wharf, and what is his remuneration?

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CON

Mr. CAHAN: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No caretaker appointed and no one authorized to collect dues by the Department of Public Works.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

4. The wharf has not been transferred to the Marine department, and a wharfinger has not been appointed.

5. Bernard Porlier, $120 per annum.

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DE CEW FALLS POWER DEVELOPMENT

UFA

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

United Farmers of Alberta

1. Did the dominion government authorize the diversion of. water in the de Cew falls power development ?

2. If so, what amount of water was allowed by the original agreement?

3. What was the original diversion agreed to?

4. What was the original number of horsepower developed?

5. What rental was charged for this horsepower ?

6. Has a new contract been entered into?

7. What additional horse-power has been agreed to?

8. What are the terms of the new contract?

9. What price is being charged for the additional water?

10. What is the total sum of all payments made, in regard to this project, to the dominion since its inception?

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Mr. MANION: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. 100 c.f.s. (cubic feet per second) by lease dated October 8, 1897.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. Not known definitely, but about 2,200 HP. of electrical energy could be developed from 100 ci.s.

5. Under the lease of October 8, 1897, the annual rent for the lease flow was $3,000. This lease also contained a clause providing for payment of double rental for the use of surplus water in excess of that leased.

6. By lease dated December 31, 1902, the surplus water demised was increased to 700 c.f.s. and by supplemental lease dated March 31, 1906, was further increased by 300 e.f.s., making a total of 1,000 c.fs.

7. Existing lease dated May 28, 1928, cancels and supersedes lease of December 31, 1902, and supplemental lease of March 31, 1906, and demises the right and privilege to 1,000 c.fs., which under head of 264 feet will generate about 22,000 horse power of electrical energy.

8. The lease of May 28, 1928, is for a term of 21 years from January 1, 1924, renewals for one further term of 21 years to December 31, 1965, with rent adjustable on renewal.

9. Under the lease of May 28, 1928, the rent for the 1,000 c.f.s. is $150,000 per annum from January 1, 1930, payable semi-annually in advance. This lease also contains a clause providing for payment of double the rental for the use of surplus water in excess of that leased.

10. $1,336,606.16.

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May 28, 1931