November 15, 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 several orders in council passed pursuant to the relief measures, all referring to payments of money.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
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REPORT OF PIG COMMISSION

CON

Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

I wish to lay on the table of the house the report, asked for last night by hon. members, of the British reorganization commission on pigs and pig products.

Topic:   REPORT OF PIG COMMISSION
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


SASKATCHEWAN RELIEF COMMISSION

LIB

Mr. BOTHWELL:

Liberal

1. What returns, if any, has the government received from the Saskatchewan relief commission, or the Saskatchewan government, this year, on account of the notes taken from farmers of that province for relief extended from September 1, 1931, to date?

2. What moneys, and on what dates, have been advanced by the government to the Saskatchewan relief commission, or the Saskatchewan government for relief purposes, since March 31, 1932?

3. What is the amount of indebtedness incurred by the Saskatchewan relief commission, and not paid, up to November 1, 1932?

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Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN RELIEF COMMISSION
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CON

Mr. GORDON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. None.

2. To the Saskatchewan government for the credit of the Saskatchewan relief commission for relief: May 19, 1932, $1,500,000; July 25, 1932, $2,000,000; August 18, 1932, $1,500,000 and for seed and seeding operations: April 6, 1932, $2,000,000; April 12, 1932, $2,000,000; May 4, 1932, $2,000,000.

To the Saskatchewan government by way of loans to enable the province to make loans to municipalities, and for other governmental services: April 24, 1932, $500,000; September 14, 1932, $646,962 04.

3. No information.

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Subtopic:   SASKATCHEWAN RELIEF COMMISSION
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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-GRANBY, QUE.

CON

Mr. TETREAULT:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the municipal council of the township of Granby make an application for unemployment relief money in 1930?

2. If so, what was the amount?

3. On what date did the provincial government of Quebec produce its accounts with respect to this application?

4. Were representations made to the federal government regarding the settlement of these accounts?

5. If so, by whom and on what date were such representations made?

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-GRANBY, QUE.
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

1 and 2. Under the Unemployment Relief Act, 1930, federal approval was given to a program of relief works submitted by the province of Quebec on behalf of Granby township, consisting of road works, water works, and bridge work, the total estimated cost of which amounted to $6,000, to which the Dominion government agreed to contribute 25 per cent or $1,500.

3, 4, and 5. No accounts have yet been received from the provincial government in respect to the works above referred to. On August 11, 1932, the Dominion wrote to the province stating that it wa3 understood that accounts covering the works referred to had been forwarded to the province by the municipality, and asking if accounts would be rendered to the Dominion government. Under date of August 24 the provincial authorities replied stating that they were awaiting a reply to communications addressed by the province to the municipality.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-GRANBY, QUE.
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CLARK STEAMSHIP COMPANY


Mr. LaVERGNE: 1. Did the Clark Steamship Company receive subsidies from the government during the past ten years? 2. If so, what were the amounts of subsidies and for what purposes were they granted?


CON

Mr. STEVENS: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. (a) For each season of navigation on the St. Lawrence from 1922 to 1924, inclusive: (1) Quebec and Natashquan, etc., $85,000 per

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season for a weekly mail, passenger and freight service on the north shore; (2) Quebec, Gaspe and Paspebiac, $30,000 per season for a fortnightly passenger and freight service on the south shore.

(b) For each season of navigation on the St. Lawrence from 1925 to 1934, inclusive;

(1) Quebec and Natashquan, etc., $85,000 peT season for a weekly mail, passenger and freight service on the north shore, with larger ships;

(2) Quebec (or Montreal) and Gaspe, $60,000 per season for a weekly passenger and freight service on the south shore, with larger ships.

(c) Murray Bay and North Shore (winter service) : (1) December, 1928 to March 1929, inclusive two round trips each month between Murray bay and north shore ports: Subsidy, $32,900 for the season. (2) December 1929 to March 1930, inclusive two round trips each month between Murray bay and north shore ports, Subsidy, $32,900 for the season.

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Subtopic:   CLARK STEAMSHIP COMPANY
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SS. ARCTIC

LIB

Mr. CHEVRIER:

Liberal

1. What amount of money, if any, was paid

by the Canadian government to any one as compensation, damages or otherwise in connection with the death of Wilfrid Caron, third officer of the ss. Arctic? _

2. What amount of money, if any, was paid

by the Canadian government as compensation, damages or otherwise in the case of the death of Desmond O'Connell, drowned in trying to save one Wilfrid Caron on the night of July 9, 1923? . .

3. If any money was paid in the case of Desmlond O'Connell: (a) to whom was it paid; (b) what was the amount paid; (c) on what date was it paid?

4. Were the lives of Wilfrid Caron and Desmond O'Connell covered by any Workmen's Compensation Act?

5. If any settlement was made in both or in either of the above cases, what were the terms and who were the parties thereto?

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Subtopic:   SS. ARCTIC
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LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. $3,920.44 (Grant $3,500, funeral expenses, etc. $420.44).

2. $1,914.65 (Grant $1,500, funeral expenses, etc. $414.65).

3. (a) His mother, (b) $1,500 (c) June 30, 1924, $500, July 26, 1924, $1,000.

(a) Lueien Warren (b) $179.45 (c) Oct. 23, 1923.

(a)The Journal Dailies (b) $11.20 (c) Nov. 9, 1923.

(a) Brady & Harris (b) $224.00 (c) Nov. 9, 1923.

4. The legal officers of the crown did not think so and special grants were obtained from parliament.

5. Answered by No. 3.

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Subtopic:   SS. ARCTIC
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

POST OFFICE EMPLOYEES-DISMISSALS

November 15, 1932