July 9, 1931

PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT


Second report of the joint committee of both houses on the printing of parliament.- Mr. McLure.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-GUYSBOROUQH-SL'NNY BRAE BRANCH

LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Liberal

1. Have instructions been issued to the contractors on the partly constructed railroad from Sunny Brae to Guysborough to cease work and remove their equipment?

2. If not, will the government and Canadian National Railways proceed with the construction of the right-of-way, the placing of bridges, laying of rails and ballasting of road, this present season?

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3. Were bonds issued for sufficient funds to build said railroad?

4. Was the sum of $3,500,000 or thereabouts provided in that or any other way for the purpose of said construction?

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CON

Mr. MANION: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Bonds were issued to provide for this and other capital expenditures occurring during 1930 and 1931, but not sufficient to complete the railroad.

4. The act authorizing the construction of the above line actually authorized the expenditure of $3,500,000, plus 15 per cent, or a total of $4,025,000, but did not provide the mone3'.

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MOOSE JAW SEED CLEANING PLANT

CON

Mr. BURY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. (a) For what purpose or purposes was the seed cleaning plant at Moose Jaw constructed; (b) how far has it been used for these purposes since completion?

2. (a) What sum was voted by parliament for its construction; (b) did said sum suffice; (c) if not. how was the deficit supplied; (d) if such deficit was taken from another item or other items included with said sum in one larger general vote, from rvhat item or items was it taken; and if from more than one to what extent from each?

3. What were the dates of: (a) its completion; (b) the commencement of its operations?

4. What is its total capacity in output of bushels of cleaned seed grain?

5. (a) What portion, if any, is retained for operation by the government of Canada, and for what purposes; (b) what portion is leased; (e) to whom, for what period, at what rent and upon what other terms and conditions is such portion leased?

6. What equipment has been purchased for it. and at what cost was it purchased?

7. What has been its output in bushels of cleaned seed grain in each year since its completion to and including 1930?

8. What is the cost, per bushel of cleaned seed put out, of administering (only) the plant, not including the cleaning of the seed?

9. What is the cost per bushel of the actual cleaning?

10. What was the average price per bushel paid to the grower each year for first generation seed handled in the plant, up to, and including 1930?

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CON

Mr. WEIR (Melfort): (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. (a) The assembling, cleaning, staring, and distributing of pure variety seed grain and other seeds; also the treating of seed to control smut and' other diseases, (b) The lessee 'reported receiving and cleaning more than 100,000 bushels of seed grain from inspected and registered crops.

2. (a) Vote No. 41, 1929-30, "Seed, feed and fertilizer control, including grants to seed fairs, etc., and necessary buildings, also grant of $13,000 to Canadian Seed Growers Association, $625,000," included an item of $150,000 for the establishment of a seed cleaning and storage plant in Saskatchewan. (b) The amount provided in the item was not sufficient. (c) An additional $100,000, making a total of $250,000, was taken out of Vote No. 41, 1929-30, of $625,000; $35,000 was taken out of Vote No. 345, "Seed, feed and fertilizer control, further amount required, $35,000," 1930-31; the balance, to the total amount of $316,021.82, was supplied out of Vote No. 41, 1930-31, "Seed, feed and fertilizer control, including grants to Seed Fairs, etc., and necessary buildings, also grant of $13,000 to Canadian Seed Growers Association." (d) Such deficit was taken from the votes aforementioned. The items in the estimates of the Seed branch for 1929-30 from which the major portion of the deficit was taken were as follows: $50,000 for the construction of a Seed branch laboratory at Ottawa, and $50,000 for subventions to provinces on account of seed crop competitions, seed exhibitions, seed cleaning centres, etc; and for 1930-31, $34,000 was also taken from the item in th)e estimates of the Seed branch for subventions to provinces.

3. (a) About December 15, 1929; (fo) About December 15, 1929.

4. Total storage capacity: bins, approximately 50,000 bushels; sacks, approximately an additional 100,000 bushels.

5. (a) The lease requires the lessee to provide an office for the seed inspector, (b) The completed seed elevator, (c) To The Saskatchewan Registered Seed Growers, Limited, for ten years, at the following rental: on or before the 31st day of July, 1930, $1,000; on or before the 31st day of May, 1931, $1,000; on or before the 31st day of July, 1931, $1,000; on or before the 31st day of May and July respectively in each and every of the years 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, and 1939, $2,500; the first payment hereunder to be made on or before the 31st day of July, 1930.

6. Cleaning machinery: 3 No. 7 monitors,

1 No. 5 monitor clover machine, 1 monitor flax mill, 3 Rich ring graders, 4 straight Carter disc machines, 1 seed polisher, 1 dual asper-ator, 1 Carter scalperator, 1 Canadian Fairbanks hopper scale, 1 1921 Toledo scale,

2 three-bushel Richardson portable grain sacking scales. At a total cost of $28,476.97. This amount includes installation of above equipment.

7. Seed inspection records show the following quantities of seed to have been cleaned at the Moose Jaw seed elevator since its completion.

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Season 1929-30

Bushels

Registered and certified wheat. 50,533

Other seed wheat 4,663

Registered oats 38,515

Other seed oats 242,386

Registered barley 6,236

Other seed barley 13,522

Registered flax 2,773

Other seed flax 4,200

Total 362,828

Registered and certified forage

crop seed 38,527

Other forage crop seed 72,329

Total 110,856

Season 1930-31

Bushels

Seed wheat

25,000Seed oats

25,000Seed barley

1,600Seed flax

2,000Total .,

53,600

Pounds

Registered and certified forage

crop seed 16,000

Other forage crop seed 68,000

Total 84,000

8. Wheat, 46.62 cents; oats, 26.42 cents; barley, 37.30 cents; flax, 43.51 cents; rye, 43.51 cents. These figures are recorded as general expenses and do not include any freight or plant charges.

9. Registered wheat, 18.7 cents; registered oats, 10.5 cents; registered barley, 14.77 cents; registered flax, 28.67 cents; registered rye, 17.07 cents; commercial seed wheat, 9.71 cents; commercial seed oats, 5.5 cents; commercial seed barley, 7.77 cents; commercial seed flax, 20.27 cents; commercial seed rye, 9.07 cents. These figures are recorded as plant charges.

10. It is deemed improper to give this information, which is regarded as the private affair of the Saskatchewan Registered Seed Growers, Limited.

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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-DORCHESTER

CON

Mr. GAGNON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How much money was spent in the county of Dorchester to bring relief to unemployment?

2. How much for direct relief?

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3. How many mans' days work were provided?

4. How many families were granted relief thereby?

5. What is_ the actual cost -of public works and undertakings which have been carried out?

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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. The Dominion contribution agreed upon for public works and undertakings to relieve unemployment amounted to $11,675.

2. $174.49 has been paid to date in respect of direct relief.

3. No information available by county.

4. No information available by county.

5. Total estimated cost of works undertaken, $43,000.

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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-THREE RIVERS-ST. MAURICE

CON

Mr. GAGNON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How much money was spent in the county of Three Rivers-St. Maurice to bring relief to unemployment?

2. How much for direct relief?

3. How many mans' days work were provided?

4. How many families were granted relief thereby?

5. What is the actual cost of public works and undertakings which have been carried out?

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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. The Dominion contribution agreed upon for public works and undertakings to relieve unemployment amounted to $93,275.

2. $5,52081 has been paid to date in respect of direct relief.

3. No information available by county.

4. No information available by county.

5. Total estimated cost of works undertaken, $36S,500.

purchase of labrador

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LIB

Joseph-Alexandre Mercier

Liberal

Mr. MERCIER (Laurier-Outremont):

Since January 1, 1931, have any negotiations been undertaken directly or indirectly with the government of Newfoundland for the transfer or sale of Labrador from the Dominion of Newfoundland to the Dominion of Canada?

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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:

The question can be

answered only in the way that conversations have taken place, but no negotiations have been entered upon.

acting minister of marine

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

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1. Who was the minister or the actirig minister in charge of the Department of Marine on October 4 and 6, 1930?

2. Was the minister in Ottawa on those dates?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

As regards the first

question, I was myself in charge of the Department of Marine on the two dates men-

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tioned, October 4 and 6 of last year. As to the second question, whether I was in Ottawa or elsewhere on those dates, the 4th and 6th October were Saturday and Monday, respectively. I cannot say exactly whether I was in Ottawa or Montreal. Probably I was in Montreal on the Saturday, because as a rule I go there on Saturdays to attend to business. On the 6th October I think I was in Ottawa, but I am not sure as I have no record of my movements on that date.

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July 9, 1931