April 4, 1932

ROYAL ASSENT ,

CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received the following letter:

Ottawa, April 4, 1932.

Sir,-I have the honour to inform you that Right Hon. F. A. Anglin, as deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate chamber to-day at 4 p.m., for the purpose of giving the royal assent to certain bills.

James F. Crowdy,

Assistant Secretary.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Minister of Railways and Canals):

I desire to lay on the table of the house the annual report of the Canadian National Railways for the year ending December 31, 1931, and the annual report of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine and the Canadian West Indies Service for the same period, in English and French.

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QUESTIONS


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


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS DEBT

LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

Liberal

1. What is the totail present debt of the Canadian National Railways?

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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION :

[DOT]

1. Long term debt:

Funded debt unimatured

Dominion of Canada account:

Loans from Dominion of Canada.. .. Interest on above accrued, but unpaid.. Appropriations for Canadian Government Railways

2. As a very large proportion of the securities constituting the funded debt is in bearer form it is impossible to state how much is held outside of Canada.

3 and 4. See answer to question 2.

*Note.-This amount represents the cost of the Intercolonial, Transcontinental, Prince Edward Island lines, constituting the original Canadian Government Railways now administered by the Canadian National Railway Company. It is not debt owing by the Canadian National Railways, but is included by the railway in Dominion of Canada account to offset a corresponding amount included in the investment item on the asset side of the balance sheet.

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CACOUNA, QUE., INDIAN AGENT

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. On whose recommendation did the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs temporarily appoint Mr. Alexis Michaud as Indian agent, at Cacouna, Quebec ? ,

2. Did the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs receive other applications for said position?

3. If so: (a) what are the names of the other applicants; (b) why was Mr. Alexis Michaud chosen in preference to other applicants?

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LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. Mr. Michaud was appointed as temporary Indian agent at Cacouna on instructions of the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs.

2. Yes.

3. (a) Theodore Marquis; (lb) Mr. Michaud was named to act only until such time as the Civil Service Commission selected a permanent agent.

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SHELBURNE COUNTY INDIANS

LIB

Mr. RALSTON:

Liberal

1. How many Indians are located in Shelburne county?

2. How much of the above is owing outside Canada?

3. How much inside Canada?

4. How much in New York?

$1,276,457,206 77

2. In what towns, villages or settlements, in such county, are Indians located, and how many are there in each place?

3. How manv miles are each of these places: (a) from Shelburne; (b) from Lockeport?

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LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. Forty.

2. Shelburne, 22; Barrington Passage, 9; Clyde River, 5; Sable River West, 4.

3. Shelburne to Barrington Passage, 36 miles; Shelburne to Clyde River, 25 miles; Shelburne to Sable River West, 22 miles; Lockeport to Barrington Passage, 55 miles; Lockeport to Clyde River, 44 miles; Lockeport to Sable River West, 11 miles; Shelburne to Lockeport, 19 miles.

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IMPORTATION OP BUTTER

LIB
CON

Edmond Baird Ryckman (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RYCKMAN:

1 and 2. Imports by countries of butter entered for consumption in Canada from January 1, 1931, to February 29, 1932:

Pounds

Great Britain 181,594

Australia 2,321,058

Newfoundland 390

New Zealand 344,320

Fiji Islands 9,408

Syria 160

United States 26,626

Total 2,883,466

Questions

3. Number of pounds of butter and rate of duty per pound collected on monthly imports entered for consumption in Canada, from January 1, 1931, to February 29, 1932.

At 1 cent At 5c. Ait 8c. At 12c. At 14c.Period per lb. perlb. per lb. - perlfo. per lb.Lbs. Lbs. less 10% Lbs. Lbs. Lbs.January, 1931 .... 432,768 - 12,976 692 2,011February - 132,338 1,176 4,769March .... 862,904 - 259,002 56,000 3,175April .... 489,944 - 7,100 518May .... 148,400 65,434 976June 308 - . 1,487July 50 2,176August 1 387September - 927October 1,029 1,733 1,357 785November __ December 112 January, 1932.. .. - 17.004 February 39,358 - - 5,002

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POTATO EMBARGO

LIB

Mr. BOULANGER:

Liberal

1. Has the Canadian government entered into negotiations with the British government to have the embargo on Canadian potatoes entering England, lifted?

2.. If so. are said negotiations still taking place or have they been discontinued?

3. If they have been discontinued, were they i success or a failure?

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April 4, 1932