March 23, 1933

UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF

CON

George Gordon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

I desire to lay on the table of the bouse orders in council passed pursuant to the Relief Act.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


PRINCE ALBERT PENITENTIARY WARDEN

LIB

Mr. TOTZKE:

Liberal

1. When was Mr. W. J. McLeod retired as warden of the penitentiary at Prince Albert?

2. Has any department of government sold an electric refrigerator and an electric range to the said Mr. McLeod; if so, when and at what prices?

3. Have any other articles of merchandise been sold to the said Mr. McLeod; if so, what articles, when and at what prices?

4. Is it a general practice of any department of government to sell merchandise to retired employees?

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Subtopic:   PRINCE ALBERT PENITENTIARY WARDEN
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CON

Mr. CAHAN: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. January 1, 1933.

2. No.

3. No.

4. On several occasions the government contracts supervision committee has sold -merchandise to retired employees with the distinct understanding that it was for their own use and not for resale.

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Subtopic:   PRINCE ALBERT PENITENTIARY WARDEN
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COMMERCIAL ATTACHE-MEXICO

IND

Mr. BOURASSA:

Independent

1. Is Mr. Jose Maria Davila accredited or known to the government as commercial attache of the Republic of Mexico?

2. Is Canada represented in Mexico by any official and under what title?

Questions

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CON

Mr. CAHAN: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Mr. Jose Maria Davila is not accredited or known to the government as commercial attache of the Republic of Mexico.

2. Canada is represented in Mexico by the Canadian government trade commissioner and the protection of Canadian interests in Mexico, is, diplomatically, in the hands of the British minister.

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Subtopic:   COMMERCIAL ATTACHE-MEXICO
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MILITIA ACCOUNTS OFFICERS

LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

Liberal

1. What were the travelling expenses, including transportation by rail and water, of Major E. G. Edwards, district paymaster, M.D. 11, from first of April, 1930, to first of March, 1931?

2. What were the travelling expenses, including transportation by rail and water, of Mr. J. E. Houghton, district accountant, M.D. 11, from first of April 1932, to first of March, 1933?

3. Is it customary to have an official who is not a member of the active militia, and who did not have any overseas service to inspect the books of the non-permanent active militia?

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CON

Mr. SUTHERLAND: (Minister of National Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. $71.69.

2. $195.95.

3. Several district accountants who were appointed by the Civil Service Commission and are employees of the Department of Finance carry out such duties at the direction of district officers commanding.

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Subtopic:   MILITIA ACCOUNTS OFFICERS
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SOREL, QUEBEC, WHARF


On the orders of the day:


CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. A. STEWART (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, on page 2983 of

Hansard of March 14, will ibe found the record of a question addressed to the Minister of Public Works, which reads as follows:

Hon. P. J. A. Cardin (Richelieu): In view of an item I read this morning in the Montreal Gazette, repeating statements made on many occasions by persons connected with the harbour commission of Montreal regarding the port of Sorel, may I ask the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Stewart) if it is true that the government spent $2,000,000 for building the rvharf on which the present privately owned elevator is erected at Sorel, and if in fact that wharf was not in existence many years before the elevator was built?

To which I replied as follows:

As the hon. gentleman gave me no notice of this question I am not prepared to give the answer. I have not the information with me. I suggest it stand as a notice of motion.

I now desire to make a comprehensive statement, which I trust furnishes the information desired by the hon. member.

The construction at Sorel of what is known as the Grand Quai was commenced in 1902. The area involved is 240,000 square feet.

In 1929 improvements were undertaken in this area, including wharf improvements and provision for the construction of a grain elevator. An additional expenditure was then made for elevator foundations on the Grand Quai and for wharfage adjoining the elevator in the Lanctot basin. A fair apportionment of the cost of these improvements chargeable to the elevator would appear to be as follows: Proportion of cost of original

structure 63,000 x $1.13 $ 71,190 00

Cost of land occupied (lot 11)

45,675 sq. ft. at 46 cents 21,010 5C

Cost of land occupied (lot 10)

17,325 sq. ft. at 30.5 cents.. .. 5,301 45Cost of foundation

168,724 85

Cost of 225 ft. of improvements

225 x $245

55,125 00Trackage area

7,467 20Total $ 328,819 00

An order in council, P.C. 609 was passed on April 10, 1929, on the recommendation of the then Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Hon. P. J. A. Cardin) authorizing a lease to the Engineering Projects Limited of Toronto of a_ site for a grain elevator on the following terms and conditions:

(a) that a twenty-one year lease of the area marked "A" on the plan attached hereto be granted at an annual rental of $6,000. This lease to be renewable for two further like periods at an annual rental of not less than $6,000 to be agreed upon, provided that the government may at the expiration of any- 21 year period acquire the elevator at a price to be determined by arbitration.

(b) that the applicants be given a five year

option for a lease under terms to be agreedupon of the area marked "B" on the plan

attached hereto: and

(c) that the applicants be given a ten year

option for a lease under terms to be agreedupon of the area marked "C" on the plan

attached hereto.

Area "A" comprises 63,000 sq. ft.

Area "B" comprises 57,680 sq. ft., and

Area '"C" comprises 57,680 6q. ft.

This lease was subsequently assigned to the North American Elevators Limited, on April 24, 1929.

The total expenditure for harbour improvements at Sorel since confederation including all construction, dredging and repairs is $2,460,574.42.

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REDISTRIBUTION BILL


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to ask a question of the Prime Minister. Yesterday in giving

Western Grain Rates

an indication of the business before the house he said:

The redistribution bill will be proceeded with, and I think every reasonable effort is being made to expedite the work of that committee, at least that is my advice in that regard.

As I am advised, the representative of the opposition from the province of Quebec on that committee has not yet received any plan or proposal with regard to the province, in fact no work has been done at all as far as the province of Quebec is concerned. As the committee was appointed in November, and we are to-day on the 23rd of March, I would ask the Prime Minister whether he would not see to it that the work is expedited as far as the province of Quebec is concerned.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I will.

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March 23, 1933