July 16, 1931

CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. A sufficient number of boxes have not been purchased to warrant department inaugurating the route.

2. 90.

3. 67.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RURAL MAIL SERVICE-SAINT PAUL, MONTMAGNF
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR-RETIREMENTS

CON

Mr. BEAUBIEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many employees of the Department of the Interior, who were above grade 4, have been given notice of retirement during the past three months and have not been taken into the employ of one of the western provinces nor subsequently been given employment of a permanent nature by the Dominion government in another position?

2. What was the total yearly salary of these people at the date of their retirement?

3. What is the total yearly superannuation of these people?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR-RETIREMENTS
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LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. 123.

2. $350,864.

3. $149,912.50.

Note-In addition to the above there were sixteen contributors to the superannuation fund with less than ten years' service whose total salaries were $34,800, and who will receive gratuities amounting to $12,318.33. Also twelve contributors to the retirement fund whose total salaries were $33,045, and who will be refunded their contributions to that fund plus interest.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR-RETIREMENTS
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DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE-PATROL BOATS

LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

What is the contract price being paid by the Department of National Revenue for each of two patrol boats for customs excise preventive service, one of which is being built by Manseau shipyards, Sorel, Quebec, and the other by Ditehburn Company, Gravenhurst, Ontario ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE-PATROL BOATS
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CON

Edmond Baird Ryckman (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RYCKMAN:

One hundred and two

thousand dollars each, $102,000.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE-PATROL BOATS
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RIVIERE DU LOUP STATION

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Was the proposal to build a new railway station at Riviere du Loup put before council?

2. If so, at what date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RIVIERE DU LOUP STATION
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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:

Mr. Speaker, it has been held that this is an improper question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RIVIERE DU LOUP STATION
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The question being

improper, it will be expunged from the order paper.

Question dropped.

Old Age Pensions Act

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RIVIERE DU LOUP STATION
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

UNEMPLOYMENT BELIEF-QUEBEC-MONTMORENCY

CON

Mr. DORION:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How much money was expended to relieve unemployment in the county of Quebec-Mont-morency ?

2. How much for direct relief?

3. How many man's days' work were provided ?

4. How many families were granted relief thereby ?

5. What is the actual cost of public works and undertakings carried out in the above county ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT BELIEF-QUEBEC-MONTMORENCY
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MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSION

CON

Mr. SULLIVAN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many men were employed by the Montreal harbour commisioners previous to July 28, 1930?

2. How many men are now employed, and where do they live?

3. How many men have been dismissed from the Montreal harbour commission since July 28, 1930: (a) and what were their names and addresses; (b) why were they dismissed?

4. Were any permanent employees appointed by the Department of Public Works in the district of Montreal from 1926 to 1931, if so, how many were at the time of appointment over 35 years of age and not returned soldiers?

5. Have any employees, not residents of the district of Montreal, been appointed to permanent positions at Montreal under the control of the federal government in the following departments: (a) National Revenue; (b) Public Works; (c) Post Office?

6. Are there any positions in the federal government service in the different federal departments at Montreal not under the jurisdiction of the Civil Service Commission?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSION
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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

I objected to clause 5 of

this question and the hon. member for St. Ann (Mr. Sullivan) agreed that the following words should be added: "since July 28, 1930."

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSION
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OLD AGE PENSIONS ACT


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Minister of Finance) moved that the House go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: That it is expedient to amend the Old Age Pensions Act by increasing the amount of the payment to the provinces for old age pensions from one-half to seventy-five per cent of the net sum paid out during the preceding quarter by such province for pensions, and to provide for the examination and audit of expenditure in the province and the accounts relating thereto. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house. Motion agreed to. RELIEF FOR THE WEST On the orders of the day: Mr. THOMAS F. DONNELLY (Willow Bunch): Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask a question of the Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett) which arises out of a telegram which I have received from Gravel'bourg, Saskatchewan. It is dated July 15 and reads as follows: No hay or fodder available in the prairie provinces this year to supply needs. Suggest that federal government enter into agreement with provincial government granting free freight on fodder from Ontario and Quebec provinces. Rural Municipality of Gravelbourg. I know of one municipality having to import during June thirty carloads of hay in order to keep the stock alive. This was necessary during a season of the year when pastur-[DOT]age is ordinarily at the best, and I would ask the Prime Minister to have this matter looked into with a view to taking steps along the lines suggested. Right Hon, R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister): Mr. Speaker, we have been advised that there has been a considerable improvement in this section of Saskatchewan by reason of recent rains, and that green feed possibly may be available because of that fact. I assure the hon. gentleman and the house that any proposals which may be made in that regard by the competent authority, namely, the province of Saskatchewan, will receive the most sympathetic consideration.


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July 16, 1931