October 27, 1932

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


PENSION TRIBUNAL-APPLICATION H. C. PEARSON

LIB

Mr. BLAIR:

Liberal

1. Did the pension tribunal of the Department of Pensions and National Health, notify H. C. Pearson, regimental number 2499907 to come from Syracuse, New York, to appear before the tribunal at Cobourg, Ontario, on the 24th of August, 1932?

2. Did the tribunal sit on that day at

Cobourg?

3. Did the tribunal pay the said H. C. Pearson his expenses in coming from Syracuse to Cobourg to attend the sittings of the pension tribunal?

4. What officer was responsible for the notification of H. C. Pearson to appear before the tribunal?

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CON

Mr. MacLAREN: (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No. He was informed by the district pensions advocate at Toronto, that his case was listed for hearing on that date.

2. No.

3. No.

4. No officer was responsible for the notification of H. C. Pearson to appear before the pension tribunal, the procedure is for the district pensions advocate to notify an applicant of the date of hearing.

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TRENT CANAL-LOCK 22

LIB

Mr. BLAIR:

Liberal

1. Were the plans for the dam or lock twenty-two on the Trent canal approved by the engineers of the Department of Railways and Canals in August, 1929?

2. What is the reason this dam has not been constructed?

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Subtopic:   TRENT CANAL-LOCK 22
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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

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CUSTOMS SURVEYOR-VANCOUVER

LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

Liberal

1. Was T>. C. Maxwell, former surveyor of customs and excise at the port of Vancouver, demoted by the present government?

2. Did the said R. C. Maxwell frequently act as acting collector in addition to his duties as surveyor?

3. Did the Department of National Revenue appoint an assistant surveyor to assist R. C. Maxwell in the discharge of his duties as

surveyor ?

4. Was the said R. C. Maxwell acting in a dual capacity with the knowledge of the government and did the department approve of his work while acting collector?

5. Was a petition signed by some seventy business firms of the port of Vancouver, asking for an unbiased investigation in reference to the demotion of R. C. Maxwell received by the right hon. the Prime Minister, and if so, was the same acknowledged?

6. What action, if any, did the right hon. the Prime Minister take in connection with this matter?

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Subtopic:   CUSTOMS SURVEYOR-VANCOUVER
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CON

Mr. RYCKMAN: (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. R. C. Maxwell, formerly surveyor of customs and excise at the port of Vancouver, was demoted by the Department of National Revenue, July 1, 1932.

2. In accordance with the usual practice, R. C. Maxwell, as surveyor and next in rank, acted as collector during the absence of that officer on statutory leave or sick leave.

3. H. M. Dunn was on April 1, 1924, appointed by the Civil Service Commission assistant surveyor of customs and excise, grade 6 port, as a result of a promotional competition.

4. As a matter of routine practice, R. C. Maxwell was authorized to act as collector in the absence of that officer. The files of the department do not indicate that while acting as collector any special expression of approval of his work was given by the department, and it is not customary so to do.

5. The case of R. C. Maxwell was given the personal consideration of the Prime Minister and the petition was received very shortly after a letter had been despatched to Mr. Maxwell by the Prime Minister giving the conclusions reached by him in consultation with the Minister of National Revenue.

6. No action was taken with respect to the request for a re-investigation, the facts upon which the decision was based amply justifying the decision arrived at.

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TRENT RIVER DAMS

LIB

Mr. BLAIR:

Liberal

1. Have tenders been called for replacing dams 4 and 5 on the Trent river, north of Peterborough?

2. If any tenders have been accepted, who was the successful tenderer?

3. Will the government replace one of these wooden dams with a concrete dam this year?

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Subtopic:   TRENT RIVER DAMS
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CON

Mr. MANION: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. As to dam 4 (now dam 23), no. This is a new concrete dam completed in 1927. As to dam 5 (now dam 22). Tenders have been called for, and are now before the government for consideration.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

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LOCKS BRIDGE-OTONABEE RIVER

LIB

Mr. BLAIR:

Liberal

1. Have tenders been called for the replacement of the locks bridge on King's highway No. 7, over the Otonabee river, near Peterborough?

2. Will the government construct the bridge at this point, this year?

3. Have terms been settled with the Ontario government as to the proportion each government is to pay for the construction of the said bridge?

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CON

Mr. MANION: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. The matter is under consideration as between the dominion and the province but awaits final agreement with the province as to site.

3. Answered by No. 2.

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

UPPER PORT LATOUR-WHARF

LIB

Mr. RALSTON:

Liberal

1. How much money was voted for the repairs to Upper Port Latour wharf in 1932?

2. How much has been expended to date?

3. Is the work completed?

4. Who was the foreman?

5. What rate of pay per hour was paid to foremen, carpenters, labourers?

6. Who supplied the timber and/or logs used in said repair?

7. What was the total amount paid for said timber and logs delivered?

8. What size timber and logs were called for in this work?

Motions for Papers

0. What sizes were supplied?

10. Were any of the said timbers and/or legs condemned and rejected by the foreman or engineer on the work as being unfit for use in said repairs?

11. If so, were they finally used in said repairs?

12. Has the department or district engineer received any complaints from any person or persons as to the quality and size of said timber and/or logs?

13. What kind of wood was called for to be used in this work?

14. What kind was supplied and used?

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October 27, 1932