March 30, 1932

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 37, to incorporate the Fort Smith-Fitzgerald Railway Company.-Mr. Irvine. Bill No. 38, to incorporate the Ontario-Quebec Canal and Power Company.-Mr. McGillis.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


SIZE OF CANADIAN BANK NOTES

LIB

Mr. BOULANGER:

Liberal

1. Is it a fact that the government intends to reduce the size of state-notes?

2. WTill the Canadian banks also reduce the size of their bank-notes?

3. Will the reduction in size of the state-notes and the Canadian bank-notes necessitate

the making of new designs, new lithographic plates, new dies and new stereotype plates to print the new reduced notes?

4. Will the proposed reduction in size of state-notes necessitate 'letting out new contracts for the engraving and printing?

5. Will the government take advantage of this opportunity to have the new state-notes of Canada issued in the two official languages of this country?

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Subtopic:   SIZE OF CANADIAN BANK NOTES
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CON

Mr. RHODES: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The question of reducing the size of Canadian bank notes has been under consideration for some years, having in fact been initiated by the previous administration. As yet no decision has been arrived at. If and when a decision is reached, the house will be advised in due course.

2. No information.

3. 4 and 5. Answered by No. 1.

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LIB

FACTORIES CLOSED IN CANADA

LIB

Pierre-François Casgrain (Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

How many factories have closed down in Canada, since September 1, 1930, to date?

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Subtopic:   FACTORIES CLOSED IN CANADA
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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Information not available in Dominion Bureau of Statistics.

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Subtopic:   FACTORIES CLOSED IN CANADA
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BLACKFOOT INDIAN RESERVE-COAL MINES

UFA

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What sums of money were spent in each of the years 1929, 1930 and 1931, in modernization and developing the coal mines on the Blaekfoot Indian reserve?

2. Has there been a Dominion engineer in charge of these developments?

3. What was the total output of coal from these mines in each of these years?

4. What is the price charged for the coal at the shaft head?

5. What were the profits in operation?

6. To whom do these profits accrue?

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Subtopic:   BLACKFOOT INDIAN RESERVE-COAL MINES
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LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. 1929, $56.11; 1930, $100.56; 1931, $2,193.39.

2. No.

3. 1929, 260 tons; 1930, 600 tons; 1931, 3,085 tons.

4. Lump coal, $3.25 per ton; Nut coal, $1.25 per bon.

5. No profits are estimated. Any surplus remaining after. Indian miners are paid is credited to mines account, from which costs of operation and supervision must be met.

6. Answered by No. 5.

Questions

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ST. ANDRE DE RESTIGOTJCHE, QUE., POSTMASTERSHIP

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Has the postmaster of St. Andre de Restigouche, Quebec, been dismissed and for what reasons?

2. Has a temporary postmaster been appointed, if so, what is his name and on whose recommendation was the appointment made?

3. Has a permanent appointment been made in that office?

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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No. '

2 and 3. See answer to No. 1.

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Subtopic:   ST. ANDRE DE RESTIGOTJCHE, QUE., POSTMASTERSHIP
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ST. JEAN l'EVANGELISTE, QUE., POSTMASTERSHIP

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Has the postmaster of St. Jean i'Evan-geliste, county of Bonaventure, Quebec, been dismissed and for what reasons?

2. Has a temporary postmaster been appointed, if so, what is his name and on whose recommendation was the appointment made?

3. Has a permanent appointment been made in that office?

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Subtopic:   ST. JEAN l'EVANGELISTE, QUE., POSTMASTERSHIP
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March 30, 1932