July 1, 1931

BANKING AND COMMERCE


Mr. R. C. MATTHEWS (Toronto East Centre) presented the sixth report of the select standing commmittee on banking and commerce, as follows: Your committee recommend that it be given leave to sit while the house is in session. Mr. MATTHEWS moved; That the recommendation contained in the sixth report of the select standing committee on banking and commerce presented to the house this day be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


EXPORT GRAIN RATES TO HALIFAX

LIB

Mr. ILSLEY:

Liberal

1. Has there been any petition or application to the governor in council to vary or rescind the order of the Board of Railway Commissioners made on or about October 28, 1930, dismissing the application of the Halifax harbour commission and the transportation commission of the Maritime Board of Trade for an

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order reducing certain export grain nates to Halifax?

2. If so: (a) who was the petitioner or

applicant; (b) what was the date of the petition or application; and (c) what action has been taken?

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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:

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1. Yes.

2. (a) Halifax harbour commissioners and the transportation commission of the Maritime Board of Trade; (b) May 29, 1931. Received in the Privy Council office June 4, 1931; (c) No date has as yet been fixed for the hearing.

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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF

LIB

Mr. RINFRET:

Liberal

1. What sum of money lias been spent in the

city of Montreal by the federal government out of the twenty million dollars voted at the special session of 1930: (a) on works as a

relief for unemployment; (b) as direct assistance ?

2. How many workingmen are at present employed by tlie harbour commission at Montreal?

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CON

Mr. CAHAN: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. (a) No accounts yet submitted to federal government in respect of public works in city of Montreal; (b) $173,666.67.

2. The following information has been

furnished by the harbour commissioners of Montreal: 1,175 workingmen were employed week ended June 13, 1981 (this not including staff). '

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CENSUS IN ROCK ISLAND

LIB

Mr. HOWARD:

Liberal

1. What is the name of the party who is taking the census in Rock Island, Quebec?

2. Does he live in Canada or the United States?

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Subtopic:   CENSUS IN ROCK ISLAND
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CON

Mr. STEVENS: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Mr. J. W. Downing.

2. Mr. Downing is a Canadian, bom in the county of Comipton; his place of business and his post office address are at Rock Island, P.Q. At this point there is one community known as "The Three Villages" made up of Stanstead and Rock Inland in the province of Quebec and Derby Line in the state of Vermont. The entire population forms one community and the same churches, schools, moving picture theatres and railway station are used by the entire population. For example there is an ice skating rink at Derby Line, a roller skating rink at Stanstead, a golf course at Stanstead, an Odd Fellows hall at Derby Line, a Masonic lodge at Stanstead, and an opera house half in Rock Island and half in Derby Line. The public library is also situated on the line as well as the buildings of some of the residents,

PIER "b" UNIT-HALIFAX TERMINALS

Mr. DUFF;

1. Is the construction work at pier "B" unit, ait the Halifax terminals at a standstill, have the men been laid off and was the larger portion of the equipment removed to points on the St. Lawrence river?

2. If so, why was the said work interrupted?

3. Will this work be proceeded with during the present calendar year?

4. If so, when is it anticipated that work will be resumed?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

The following information has been furnished by the Halifax Harbour Commissioners:

1. Construction work on pier "B" unit at the Halifax terminals is not at a standstill, and men have not been laid off. The con-contractors advise that only such portion , of the equipment as is not now required has been removed.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Yes.

4. Answered by No. 1.

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PRIVY COUNCIL APPEALS

LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Liberal

1. In how many cases which are to be submitted to the privy council at its coming sitting is the attorney general of Canada a party, or His Majesty in respect of the Dominion of Canada interested?

2. Will a member of the Canadian judiciary who is also a member of His Majesty's Privy Council, attend the sitting and take part in the hearing and decision of those oases?

3. If not, why?

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CON

Mr. GUTHRIE: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Five.

2. The government is not informed.

3. See answer to No. 2.

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TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY

LIB

Mr. BRADETTE:

Liberal

1. Has an arrangement been arrived at between the Ontario government and the federal government that three survey parties would go over the ground this season to study the routing of the trans-Canada highway in northern Ontario?

2. What was the nature of the arrangement between the Ontario and the federal governments?

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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:

It is hardly possible to

answer this question with a mere yes or no. I can only say that the Ontario government has suggested that they were sending survey parties over the ground of what might possibly be the routing of the completion of a trans-JCanada highway through northern Ontario. The only arrangement made was that, that suggestion having been made, this government stated that it would be very glad if such a survey were proceeded with. That is as far as it went.

Questions

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July 1, 1931