March 14, 1932

SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 1931-1932


A message from His Excellency the Governor General transmitting further supplementary estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1932, was presented by Hon. E. N. Rhodes (Minister of Finance), Tead by Mr. Speaker to the house and referred to the committee of supply. A message from His Excellency the Governor General transmitting further supplementary estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1932, with respect to the Canadian National Steamships and the Maritime Freight Rates Act, was presented by Hon. E. N. Rhodes (Minister of Finance) read by Mr. Speaker to the house and referred to the com-mitte on railways and shipping.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No 31, respecting certain patents of Autographic Register Systems, Limited.-Mr. Anderson (Toronto-High Park). Bill No. 32, respecting the Ottawa and New York Railway Company.-Mr. Shaver.


QUESTIONS


(Questions to be answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.) Questions


VANCOUVER HARBOUR COMMISSION

LIB

Mr. MUNN:

Liberal

1. What amount to date has the Vancouver harbour commissioners paid or approved for payment to Messrs. Sydney E. Junkins and W. J. Swan, in connection with the proposed deep sea pier, referred to in minute of Privy Council under date May 16, 1930?

2. What amount to date has the Vancouver harbour commissioners paid or approved for payment to Mr. W. J. Swan, for engineering services in connection with the fish dock recently constructed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER HARBOUR COMMISSION
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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

The following information has been furnished by the Vancouver harbour commissioners.

1. Under a contract entered into by the Vancouver harbour commissioners with Messrs. Sydney E. Junkins and W. G. Swan, dated the 7th July, 1930, and based on the provisions of an order in council dated the 16th May, 1930, the latter were paid $20,000 on account of the fees provided for in the said contract for the preparation of complete plans, specifications and estimates and the necessary preliminaries for securing tenders for the construction of a deep sea pier in Vancouver harbour. More recently Messrs. Junkins and Swan were paid a further sum of $125,000 in full settlement of any and all claims they might have under the above named contract.

2. The Vancouver harbour commissioners have paid to W. G. Swan, consulting engineer of Vancouver, the sum of $20,315.10 in payment for his engineering services in connection with the fish dock recently constructed in Vancouver harbour.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER HARBOUR COMMISSION
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ST. DAVID, QUE., MAIL CONTRACT

LIB

Mr. POWER:

Liberal

1. Who was the mail contractor of rural route No. 1, St. David, county of Levis, during the year 1930-31?

2. Was the contract cancelled, and if so at what date and for what reason?

3. Were new tenders called for?

4. What were the names of the said tenderers and the prices submitted in each case?

5. Has a new contract been awarded?

6. If not, who is carrying on the work and under what terms and conditions?

Topic:   ST. DAVID, QUE., MAIL CONTRACT
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Alberic Martineau.

2. On the 13th November, 1931, the department issued instructions to give the contractor three months' notice of the cancellation of his contract in the public interest.

3. Yes.

4. Alberic Martineau, 3480; Edmond Carrier, $500; Joseph Odesse, $600; Donat Halle, $700.

5. Yes.

6. The service is being operated by Donat Halle at the rate of $500 per annum.

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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-EXPENDITURES

LIB

Mr. DENIS:

Liberal

1. What amount, out of the undetermined sum of money voted last session to help the unemployed, was expended to relieve the unemployed?

2. What amount was allotted to each province?

3. What amount was allotted to the city of Montreal ?

4. What amount rvas paid to the city of Montreal out of said allotted fund?

5. What works were recommended to be executed, out of said amounts, in the city of Montreal ?

6. Are all said works under way?

7. If not, what of said works have been started ?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-EXPENDITURES
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CON

Mr. GORDON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Answered by the report of the Dominion

Director of Unemployment Relief, tabled

March 9.

2. Answered by the report of the Dominion

Director of Unemployment Relief, tabled

March 9.

3. Answered by the report of the Dominion

Director of Unemployment Relief, tabled

March 9.

4. No accounts for the city of Montreal have been received at this date.

5. Answered by the report of the Dominion

Director of Unemployment Relief, tabled

March 9.

6. No complete information.

7. Answered by No. 6.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-EXPENDITURES
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PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES-NOTICES OF DISMISSAL

LIB

Mr. FOURNIER:

Liberal

1. How many letters were sent to temporary employees of the Department of Public Works advising them that their services would be no more required after the last of March, 1932?

2. How many of said employees are native born?

3. How many of said employees are French speaking ?

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES-NOTICES OF DISMISSAL
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 102.

2. 88.

3. 46.

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CANAL TONNAGE

March 14, 1932