May 23, 1932

MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN FOURTH REPORT OF FINDINGS OF COMMITTEE ON INQUIRY INTO PRICE OF GASOLINE

LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. E. J. YOUNG (Weyburn):

Mr. Speaker, 'on, Friday last the following notice appeared in votes and proceedings in my name:

On Monday next-that the fourth report of the select standing committee on hanking and commerce, on the reference as to the price of gasoline, be concurred in.

A word of explanation is due the house as to why I, who was not even a member of the committee, should take it upon myself to move concurrence in the report. This is my reason. I was very anxious to have the report brought before the house. Under the rules it is necessary that forty-eight hours' notice be given before concurrence be moved. We were coming so close to the end of the session that I thought on Friday unless notice was given before the end of last week it would be impossible to have concurrence moved this session. I endeavoured to get in touch with the chairman of the committee to find out what his intentions were, but could not locate him. So I took it on myself to put on the order paper the notice which I have read. Terms of the reference are as follows:

That in the opinion of this house the price of gasoline to the Canadian consumer has for some time past been too high, and that this

[Mr. Rhodes.)

matter should be referred to the select standing committee on banking and commerce to investigate and report.

The question submitted to the committee was this: Are we paying too much for our gasoline; and if so, why? If we are paying too much for our gasoline, the committee reckoned that somebody, either our refiners or our distributors, must be getting too much for their services, and that is what they under- ' took to investigate.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Mr. Speaker, in view of the fact that this is a sparse house and we could proceed with other matters, the hon. gentleman might adjourn his speech and go on with it to-morrow, on motions.

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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG:

That is satisfactory to me.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

If he will adjourn the debate I think it would expedite matters.

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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG:

I move to adjourn the debate.

Motion agreed to and debate adjourned.

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LAND SETTLEMENT

CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Labour; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. W. A. GORDON (Acting Minister of Immigration and Colonization):

I desire, Mr. Speaker, to lay on the table of the house the information asked for by the hon. member for South Perth (Mr. Sanderson) with respect to land placements in the province of Ontario by counties. Accompanying the return are letters from the commissioners of colonization of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railways. These letters indicate that the railways, not having kept the information in the form desired by the hon. member, are not in a position to furnish it. With respect to the department, they have not kept the information in a way that would make it easily available by counties, but it is only fair to the hon. member to say that I showed him the list as kept by the department, giving the name of the individual, the wages and the address, and I believe that after reviewing it his fears in a general way as to the accuracy of the statements which have been made have been dissipated. The return whioh has been prepared, so far as the department is concerned, after a good deal of labour and time, will,

I think, check out to within a very few in number of those contained in the information I have heretofore given to the house. There is a slight increase because the return covers a period a. little longer than up to the first of May when the matter was raised in the house.

Questions

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BANKRUPTCY ACT AMENDMENT


Mr. JOHN T. HACKETT (Stanstead): Mr. Speaker, I beg to move, seconded by Mr. Turnbull: That Bill No. 36, an act to amend the Bankruptcy Act (locality of debtor), be withdrawn.


CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Bj' consent of the house.

Motion agreed to and bill withdrawn.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk!.


POSTMASTERSHIF OF LAPRAIRIE-INQUIRY '

LIB

Mr. DUPUIS:

Liberal

1. What are the names and addresses of the persons who testified at the inquiry held by the Post Office Department, in connection with the case of Noel Fontaine, postmaster of Laprairie, Quebec, on February 27, and March 16, 1931?

2. Did the following persons testify at that

inquiry: Miss Jeannette Cedilot, Mrs. Paul

Bonne'terre (nee Angeline Dupre), Messrs. Samuel Racine, Wilfrid Ste-Marie, David Racette, Emilien Lamarre and Mrs. Arthur Lamarre (nee Noella Fontaine), all of Laprairie?

3. If said persons were heard as witnesses by the commissioner holding the inquiry, why do their names and the evidence given not appear in the report of said commissioner as tabled in the house by the lion. Postmaster General, as "sessional paper No. 198" dated March 22, 1932?

4. Does the original report of said commissioner mention the evidence given by the persons above enumerated in second question?

5. If so, is the government aware that said names were left out?

6. Why were they left out?

7. Why did said commissioner not mention them in his report?

8. Is the Postmaster General aware that the evidence given by the above mentioned persons is entirely favourable to the postmaster of Laprairie?

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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. According to the report of commissioner, the following persons gave evidence: Arthur Dufort, Joseph Ste. Marie, Oliva Lefebvre, Joseph Chouinard, Louis Roy, Emile Gravel, Remi Dore, Mrs. Odila Audette, Petronille Barbeau (Beaulieu), Miss Antoinette Beaulieu, Alfred Beaulieu, Jos. M. Longtin, Mrs. Paci-fique Racine, Arthur Lamarre, Fernand Fontaine, Gabriel Cedilot, Camille Bourdon, Noel Fontaine.

2. In the report of the commissioner there is no record of the persons mentioned.

3. 4, 5 and 6. See answer to No. 2.

7. No information.

8. No.

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EXCISE DUTY-CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO

CON

Mr. GOTT:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How much excise duty was collected on cigarettes for the year ending March 31, 1932?

2. How many cigarettes were manufactured in Canada during the fiscal years ending March 31, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932?

3. How much tobacco was exported from Canada during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1932?

4. To what countries was it exported?

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CON

Mr. RYCKMAN: (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 826,415,948.77.

2. Cigarettes

1928-1929 .. 4,664.692,635

1929-1930 .. 5,073,502,520

1930-1931 .. 5,063,419,576

1931-1932 .. 4,343,670,119

3 and 4. Domestic produce Foreign produceCountry- Lbs. Lbs.Great Britain 7,950,708 8Barbados 2,666 -Bermuda 103 Br. West Indies, other. 18 -Jamaica 7,702 45Newfoundland 46,092 -Hong Kong 94 Belgium 255,498 -China 269,360 -Cuba 9 -Denmark 1,485 -France 4 -Japan 3,018 -Mexico 12 Miquelon & St. Pierre. 100 -Netherlands 159 -Panama 12 -Switzerland 5,495 -United States 13,887 86,035Total 8,556,422 86,0S8

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

May 23, 1932