April 29, 1932

DRY DOCKS AT TADOUSSAC


Mr. PIERRE-F. C ASCII A IN (Charlevoix-Saguenay) (Translation): Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of presenting a petition from the citizens of Tudoussae, in the county of Char-levoix-Saguenay, requesting government aid in connection with dredging at the Tadoussac dry docks.


PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT


Mr. S. C. ROBINSON (West Essex) moved that the second report of the joint committee of both houses on the printing of parliament presented to the house on Wednesday, April 27, be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) :

I beg to lay on the table on behalf

of the Minister of Labour, who is confined to his house to-day, orders in council Nos. 958, 972, 973, 974 and 975, all dated April 28, 1932. One of the orders in council refers to the regularizing of the undertaking in connection with the Manitoba savings office. Another deals with the advance made to Saskatchewan for the purchase of seed grain; another with the advance made to the province of Manitoba for the purchase of seed grain, and another with the advance made to the province of Alberta for the purchase of seed grain. The others deal with the ordinary contracts.

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GRAIN CHARGES AT CHURCHILL


On the orders of the day:


CON

Bernard Munroe Stitt

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. B. M. STITT (Nelson):

I desire to ask the Minister of Railways a question based on an article which appeared in MacLean's magazine under date of May 1, under the title of "Churchill a Mistake." I do not intend to burden the house by reading the whole of this ridiculous article, but I just wish to say in passing that the article in question is the most distorted conglomeration of wild guesses

and half truths that ever appeared between the covers of any magazine in the history of journalism in Canada.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Will the hon. gentleman put his question?

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CON

Bernard Munroe Stitt

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STITT (Nelson):

The paragraph on which I wish to base my question, Mr. Speaker, appears on page 12 and reads:

The test shipments of 545.000 bushels of wheat made from the new seaport last September cost the taxpayers of Canada over $1 per bushel for the Churchill grain elevator alone.

The question I would ask the minister is just how much truth is there in that statement?

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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Of course the handling of grain through an elevator does not cost anything like $1 per bushel, and if the article in question is referring simply to the handling of grain I would say that that costs around one cent or a little more per bushel. I did not see the article and I do not know whether it is including interest and maintenance charges, and so forth. But so far as the handling alone of grain through an elevator is concerned it costs from one cent to one and one-half cents per bushel to handle it through the elevator, leaving out any storage charges.

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PRIVILEGE-MR. SMITH (VICTORIA-CARLETON)


On the orders of the day:


CON

Benjamin Franklin Smith

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. B. F. SMITH (Victoria-Carleton):

I wish to correct an impression left on the house last night by the hon. member for Gloucester (Mr. Veniot) in connection with the post office at Lakeville. The words to which I refer appear at page 2472 of Hansard, where he states that when Barter came back from overseas he became assistant postmaster at Lakeville, and that when the postmaster died Barter applied for the position of postmaster, and he was appointed to that position in 1930.

I wish to correct that statement, Mr. Speaker. I know that the hon. member for Gloucester would be the last man in the house who would want a statement to go out which was not correct, and the statement in question is not correct. The postmaster referred to is still alive, but was dismissed by the ex-Postmaster General for political reasons.

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LIB

Peter John Veniot

Liberal

Hon. P. J. VENIOT (Gloucester):

Mr. Speaker, I can correct any mistakes I make without depending on the hon. gentleman.

Wharf at Launching

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LAUNCHING, P.E.I., WHARF


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Alfred Edgar MacLean

Liberal

Mr. A. E. MacLEAN (Prince):

I have received a number of letters and telegrams to date urging that repairs be made to the wharf at Launching, Prince Edward Island, in time so that the farmers will have a chance to move their fertilizer over that wharf, and I would ask the minister to take these representations into his early and favourable consideration.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. A. STEWART (Minister of Public Works):

I can only say in reply to the hon. gentleman that I have no knowledge of the situation at this particular wharf, but I will have inquiries made and see what can be done to remedy any defects which may exist.

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April 29, 1932