March 9, 1933

UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF

CON

George Gordon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

I desire to lay on the table two orders in council passed pursuant to the relief legislation.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


*NEW WESTMINSTER ELEVATOR

LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

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1. What firm or company has been granted a lease of the New Westminster harbour elevator on the Fraser river?

2. Is Mr. Sam McClay, chairman of the Vancouver harbour commissioners, financially interested dr connected with the firm or company who have been given lease of this elevator ?

3. What is the amount or amounts to be paid under any agreement or arrangement by those operating the elevator for the use of the elevator: (a) how and when are the payments to be made; and (b) for how long a term is the agreement made?

4. Have any cash, bonds or cheques been paid up to date by those now operating the elevator, and if so, what amounts either in cash, bonds or cheques have been paid up to date?

5. What amount of wheat has been placed in the elevator, and what has been the total amount of wheat shipped out of the elevator since it was leased?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   *NEW WESTMINSTER ELEVATOR
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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:

As regards this question, this government is not in a position any more than any member of the house to ascertain the information asked for in the second part of this question:

Is Mr. Sam McClay, chairman of the Vancouver harbour commissioners, financially interested or connected with the firm or company who have been given lease of this elevator?

There are also certain other questions over which this government obviously has no more control than has any private member of the

house or any citizen of the country. I would ask that the question be drawn in such form that the government can deal with it.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   *NEW WESTMINSTER ELEVATOR
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

This question will be

withdrawn for amendment.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   *NEW WESTMINSTER ELEVATOR
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RURAL MAIL BOXES

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. On the following dates: January 1, 1931; July 1, 1931; January 1. 1932; July 1, 1932; January 1, 1933; March 1, 1933, did the Post Office Department have rural mail boxes in storage?

2. If so, how many on each of the above mentioned dates?

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Subtopic:   RURAL MAIL BOXES
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. January 1, 1931, 23,002; July 1, 1931, 20,088; January 1, 1932, 18,294; July 1, 1932, 25,760; January 1, 1933, 25,638; March 1, 1933, 25,412.

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Subtopic:   RURAL MAIL BOXES
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LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. From August 1, 1930, to March 1, 1933, did the Post Office Department purchase rural mail boxes?

2. If so, what is: (a) the name; (b) the previous occupation; (c) the address of the party or parties to whom the order or orders were given; (d) what is the total number of nerw rural mail boxes which have been ordered;

(e) what was the price of each one; (f) were there any rural mail boxes in storage on the date or dates when such order or orders were given; (g) if so, how many each time?

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Subtopic:   RURAL MAIL BOXES
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. (a) Amedee Lesieur; (b) manufacturer's agent; (c) Montreal, P.Q.; (d) 10,000; (e) $2.75 each, plus sales tax, f.o.b. Montreal;

(f) yes; (g) 18,294 stored as follows; Vancouver, 720; Edmonton, 1,125; Calgary, 3,471; Moose Jaw, 1,223; Saskatoon, 1,990; Winnipeg, 488; London, 1,741; Toronto, 4,624; North Bay, 11; Ottawa, 1,501; Montreal, 1,108; Quebec, 141; Moncton, 30; Saint John, 40; Halifax, 34; Charlottetown, 47.

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Subtopic:   RURAL MAIL BOXES
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RURAL MAIL ROUTES


Mr. POULIOT; 1. From August 1, 1930, to March 1, 1933, did the Post Office Department sign contracts with mail carriers on new rural mail routes? 2. If so: (a) how many; (b) what is the total distance covered by the said mail carriers; (c) what is the total number of the new boxes on the said new rural mail routes?


CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. (a) 155; (b) 3,275 miles; (c) 5,546.

Question as Order for Return

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Subtopic:   RURAL MAIL ROUTES
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GILLESPIE PORTAGE AND ANDOVER, N.B., CUSTOMS HOUSES

LIB

Mr. VENIOT:

Liberal

1. What was the contract price of the customs house erected on the boundary line at Gillespie settlement, Victoria county, New Brunswick, and actual cost of same?

2. What was the contract price of the customs house erected on the boundary line between Andover, New Brunswick, and Fort Fairfield, Maine, and actual cost of same?

3. To whom were the contracts awarded?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GILLESPIE PORTAGE AND ANDOVER, N.B., CUSTOMS HOUSES
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CON

Mr. RYCKMAN: (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Contract price, $4,550; amount paid, $4,835. Two extras were awarded to the contractor: (a) rear addition to main building, 8 feet by 20 feet, $200; Ob) additional excavation, foundation wall, sink and cesspit, $85.

2. Contract price', $4,457; amount paid, $4,457.

3. The contract at Gillespie portage was awarded to Mr. G. F. Smith and completed by his widow as administratrix.

The contract at Andover was awarded to Mr. Percy Britton.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GILLESPIE PORTAGE AND ANDOVER, N.B., CUSTOMS HOUSES
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

March 9, 1933