April 20, 1932

CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS-STEVEDORING AT QUEBEC

CON

Mr. LAVERGNE: (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have tenders been called by the Canadian national steamships for the stevedoring at the port of Quebec?

Questions

2. If so, who were the tenderers?

3. Was contract given, and, if so, to whom?

4. Was lowest tender accepted?

5. If not, why?

6. Was said contract awarded without tender?

7. Was tender accepted submitted after the closing day for the opening of tenders had elapsed ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS-STEVEDORING AT QUEBEC
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CON

Mr. MANION: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Eastern Canada Stevedoring Company, Albert G. Baker Limited.

3. Yes; Albert G. Baker Limited.

4. Yes.

5. See answer to No. 4.

6. No.

7. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS-STEVEDORING AT QUEBEC
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GRAIN SHIPMENTS THROUGH CANADIAN PORTS

LIB

Mr. VENIOT:

Liberal

1. What quantity of Canadian grain was shipped through Canadian ports during the calendar year 1931?

2. What quantity of Canadian grain was shipped through American ports during the calendar year 1931?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GRAIN SHIPMENTS THROUGH CANADIAN PORTS
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CON

Mr. STEVENS: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Canada's domestic exports of grain to overseas countries via Canadian sea or river ports during the calendar year 1931, were:

Bushels

Barley 17,571,853

Oats 10,190,460

Rye 1,675,749

Wheat 123,996,293

2. Canada's domestic exports of grain to overseas countries via the United States during the calendar year 1931, were:

Bushels

Barley 6,583,652

Oats 926,571

Rye 1,997,132

Wheat 65,879,549

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GRAIN SHIPMENTS THROUGH CANADIAN PORTS
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PIG IRON PRODUCTION IN CANADA

CON

Mr. EDWARDS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many tons of pig iron (all grades) were^ produced in Canada in 1929, 1930 and

2. How many tons of pig iron (all grades)

were imported into Canada from: (a) the

United States of America; (b) from England; (c) from all other sources, during 1929 1930 and 1931?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PIG IRON PRODUCTION IN CANADA
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Mr. STEVENS: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Canada's production of pig iron by grades for the calendar years 1929, 1930 and 1931, was:

Grades 1929 1930 1931

(Tons of 2,240 pounds)

Basic 770,478 494,231 311,850Foundry 221,644 193,074 80,892Malleable 88,038 59,873 27,296Total 1,080,160 747,178 420,0382. No statistics available as to Canada's

imports of pig iron by grades. During the calendar years 1929, 1930 and 1931, Canada's total imports of pig iron were:

Imports from 1929 1930 1931

(Tons of 2,000 pounds)

United States. , 25,433 11,650 3,851United Kingdom.. 9,692 2.725 4.526Other countries. .. 1,329 905 485Total 36,454 15,280 8,862

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PIG IRON PRODUCTION IN CANADA
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TOBACCO IMPORTS

LIB

Charles-Édouard Ferland

Liberal

Mr. FERLAND:

What were the tobacco imports, to Canada, from all countries during the years 1929, 1930, 1931, and January, February, and March, 1932?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TOBACCO IMPORTS
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Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Canada's total imports of tobacco from all, countries during the calendar yeare 1929, 1930 and 1931, and for the months of January,

February and March, 1932, were:

Years Pounds $1929 18,189,938 7,709,4141930 17,862,025 7,048,8931931.. . . 14,645,210 5,102,930January, 1932.. . 823,792 287,274February, 1932 1.024,692 298,331March, 1932. 798,694 338,111

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TOBACCO IMPORTS
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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-PICTOU COUNTY

LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Liberal

1. What amounts were granted and spent for highways Jn the county of Pictou, in the province of Nova Scotia, under the Unemployment Relief Act?

2. Who was the foreman employed in each case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-PICTOU COUNTY
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CON

Mr. GORDON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. By agreement between the Dominion government and the province of Nova Scotia, under the provisions of the Unemployment and Farm Relief Act, 1931, the Dominion government will contribute $12,534.51 to the construction of highways in Pictou county. See schedules 113, 144 and 146, pages 9, 10 and 11

Question as Order for Return

of Report of Dominion Director of Unemployment Relief, tabled March 9, 1932, for details. No accounts have been received from the province yet in respect of these works.

2. The work above referred to is carried out by the province, and the Dominion government has no information regarding the foremen employed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-PICTOU COUNTY
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Has the government been asked to authorize an investigation for political partisanship against Jos. Berube, Indian agent, Cacouna agency, Quebec; if so, by whom?

2. Who mentioned to the minister for the first time in this case the name of the investigator to take charge of the said investigation ?

3. Where, at what date and before whom was the first application of Alexis Michaud for being appointed Indian agent at Cacouna, Quebec, declared?

4. Was there another application to that position filed by the said Alexis Michaud?

5. If so, at what date, where and before whom was said new application by the said Alexis Michaud declared?

6. At what dates, where and before whom were the applications of Messrs. J. Cleophas Sirois. David Lebel and John Dunnigan, candidates to the position of Indian agent at Cacouna, declared?

7. Where and at what dates were John Dunnigan, David Lebel, Alexis Michaud and J. Cleophas Sirois interviewed for the first time for the position of Indian agent at Cacouna by a representative or official, of the Department of Indian Affairs?

8. At what date was Alexis Michaud engaged under the thirty-day clause as Indian agent at Cacouna, Quebec?

9. At what date was the temporary certificate issued in his favour by the Civil Service Commission, and for how long?

10. Did that temporary certificate have a retroactive effect?

11. If so, for how long?

12. Who recommended Alexis Michaud to the government as Indian agent at Cacouna, and at what date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   CACOUNA, QUE., INDIAN AGENT
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

LIB

William Duff

Liberal

Mr. DUFF:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, memorandums, reports, copies of tenders, and other documents relative to and exchanged between the Post Office Department or the minister or any of its officials and any person or persons in Nova Scotia regarding the mail contract which expired in 1931 and which has since been renewed, between Barss' Corner, Nova Scotia

and Newburn rural route division; also a copy of all papers and documents as above in connection with tenders for a mail contract between Baras' Corner and New Germany.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   BARSS' CORNER, NEWBURN, MAIL CONTRACT
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BURNT CHURCH WHARF, N.B.

April 20, 1932