October 31, 1932

UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF

CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. W. A. GORDON (Minister of Labour) :

'I desire to lay on the table of the house a number of orders in council referring to payment of money under the measures with respect to relief.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT-POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP INQUIRIES

LIB

Mr. POUDIOT:

Liberal

1. Does the letter formula "C" reproduced at page 9 of file S.P. 257, Ref. 244 of 1932, contain the following statement: "The Civil Service Act provides for the dismissal of any government employee who renders himself guilty of political activities in connection with elections, either federal or provincial"?

2. To how many postmasters was this formula letter sent by the Post Office Department?

3. How many employees of the Post Office Department were dismissed since August, 1931, for political activities in connection with provincial elections?

4. Does the Post Office Department still maintain the rule that a government employee who has been guilty of political activities in connection with provincial elections must be

dismissed?

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Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT-POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP INQUIRIES
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. 134.

3. 22.

4. Section 55 of the Civil Service Act provides that no government employee shall engage in partisan work in connection with dominion or provincial elections and that any person violating these provisions shall be dismissed from the service.

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Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT-POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP INQUIRIES
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-NOVA SCOTIA

LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Liberal

1. How many officers and men constitute the Royal Canadian Mounted Police of Nova Scotia?

2. What is the estimated cost of their maintenance ?

3. Who are the medical officers attached to

the corps?

4. What salary is paid to each of said officers?

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-NOVA SCOTIA
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CON

Mr. GUTHRIE: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 362.

2. $64,933.34 per month.

Note.-The above mentioned amount is contingent upon the number of cruisers operating during the winter months and the cost of repairs necessary at annual overhaul.

3. Halifax-Doctor Angus McD. Morton.

4. $100 per month.

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-NOVA SCOTIA
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CANADIAN GOVERNMENT BORROWINGS IN NEW YORK

LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

Liberal

1. Did the government of Canada borrow $19,000,000 in New York in July of the present

year?

2. If so, from whom and on what terms?

3. How much of said amount has been repaid, and how?

4. Did the government within the past three months negotiate in New York a credit of $60,000,000?

5. If so, with whom and on what terms?

6. What debts or obligations have been met by this latter sum?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN GOVERNMENT BORROWINGS IN NEW YORK
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

1, 2 and 3. No.

4 and 5. An issue of $60,000,000 4 per cent one-year notes was sold to a syndicate headed by Chase Harris Forbes Corporation at 99.28 and interest.

6. The issue provided for the following New York requirements:

(a) $40,000,000 two-year 4 per cent notes due December 1, 1932; (b) $13,000,000 5 per cent treasury notes callable, being balance outstanding of an original issue of $19,000,000 made in September, 1931 for the purposes of the Canadian National Railways as to $18,500,000 and the dominion government as to $500,000.

Questions

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN GOVERNMENT BORROWINGS IN NEW YORK
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* CAN AD IAN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY- SEQUESTRATED STOCK

LIB

Mr. BLAIR:

Liberal

1. For how many years did the Canadian custodian of enemy alien property hold Canadian Pacific Company stock sequestrated from alien enemies residing in Germany and Austria, and what was the value of the stock so sequestrated?

2. Has the Canadian Pacific Railway Company paid the government of Canada the dividends earned upon such sequestrated stock?

3. How much Canadian Pacific Company stock is still in the hands of the custodian?

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Subtopic:   * CAN AD IAN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY- SEQUESTRATED STOCK
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CON

George Halsey Perley (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE PERLEY:

It is doubtful whether this question should be put upon the order paper, as the Custodian's Office is neither a department of the government nor a branch of a department of the government. However, without considering it as a precedent, I have here the answer to the honourable gentleman's question.

1. Stock of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, standing on the register of the company in the names of then enemies and other persons resident in then enemy countries, was vested in the Custodian by the superior court of the province of Quebec on the 23rd of April, 1919. After the termination of the war, some certificates of this stock came into the possession of the Custodian from the German government and some more certificates also, from time to time, came into his possession from other sources. It is impossible to place a value on the same, owing to the fact that the quantity and the value varied continuously.

2. Yes.

3. 33,532 shares of the par value of $25.

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Subtopic:   * CAN AD IAN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY- SEQUESTRATED STOCK
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PUBLIC DEBT

LIB

Joseph-Théophile-Adélard Fontaine

Liberal

Mr. FONTAINE:

At the present time, what is the public debt of Canada?

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Subtopic:   PUBLIC DEBT
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

The net debt of Canada as at 30th September, 1932, was $2,400,190,695.95.

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Subtopic:   PUBLIC DEBT
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ST. PAMPHILE, QUE., POSTMASTERSHIP

October 31, 1932