March 24, 1933

NIPISSING CENTRAL RAILWAY


The report of the examiner.of petitions for private bills was read, recommending that the petition of the Nipissing Central Railway Company be not received.


CON

Arza Clair Casselman

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. A. C. CASSELMAN (Grenville-Dun-d'as) moved:

That the petition of the Nipissing Central Railway Company praying for an extension of time to complete its railway, together with

the report of the clerk of petitions thereon, be referred to the select standing committee on standing orders for the purpose of considering the suspension of standing order 92 in relation thereto.

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Motion agreed to.


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

TABLING OP ANNUAL .REPORT OP CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS, CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE AND CANADIAN NATIONAL WEST INDIES SERVICE

CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Minister of Railways and Canals):

Mr. Speaker, I table herewith the annual report of the Canadian National Railways system, in English and French, for the year ending December 31, 1932, as well as the annual report of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine and the Canadian National West Indies Service for the same year. Hon. members will find these reports distributed in their post office boxes. In case some hon. members might care to see it I will table also the questionnaire sent out by my department some time ago in regard to motor traffic.

MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSION On the orders of the day:

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LIB

Joseph-Alexandre Mercier

Liberal

Mr. J. A. MERCIER (Laurier-Outremont):

I should like to address a question to the Minister of Marine (Mr. Duranleau). It is being stated in Montreal and even published in some newspapers favourable to the government that the harbour commissioners of Montreal, being dissatisfied with the findings of the Gibb commission, have sent a memorandum to the minister and the Prime Minister together with their resignations. May I ask the minister if there is any truth in this statement?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ALFRED DURANLEAU (Minister of Marine):

A report containing suggestions

and representations was made by the harbour commissioners of Montreal, but there is no truth in the statement that it was accompanied by their resignations. They did say if my memory serves me well that in order to help the government in any reorganization of the administration of national harbours they would be ready to send in their resignations at any time, but that is all.

WESTERN GRAIN RATES On the orders of the day:

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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Minister of Railways and Canals):

Yesterday the hon. member for Comox-Alberni (Mr. Neill) asked about the grain rates from the prairie provinces to the province of British Columbia,

Soldiers' Pensions

and I told him they had been put into effect on March 10. That did not agree with a letter the hon. member had, but I have checked my statement and I find that the rates were put into effect two weeks ago to-day, on March 10.

SOLDIERS' PENSIONS On the orders of the day:

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LIB

Edgar-Rodolphe-Eugène Chevrier

Liberal

Mr. E. R. E. CHEVRIER (Ottawa):

I

should like to direct a question to the Minister of Finance (Mr. Rhodes) in connection with his remarks regarding pensions, which appear at page 3223 of Hansard. I should like to ask what effect this will have on disability pensions, the pensions paid under contribution and the pensions paid under the non-contributory system.

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. E. N. RHODES (Minister of Finance):

I am indebted to my hon. friend for having intimated that he was going to ask this question, but I did not know the specific nature of the question. I was very much engaged this morning and in fact did not have an opportunity to even look upon Hansard, so I prefer that this be taken as a notice, and an answer will be forthcoming at an early date.

Perhaps in this connection, however, I might be permitted to say one word, as there would appear to be some considerable misapprehension with regard to what is in the mind of the government in respect to pensions. The last thing in the world that we had in mind was any interference with the sanctity of the contract concerning pensions. Whatever merit there may or may not be attached to the suggestions contained in the budget speech with respect to pensions, it was never intended to interfere with pensions as such. Perhaps I should also add for the information of the house that this morning we had a long conference with the heads of the various veteran organizations. That conference is to be renewed, and at its conclusion an announcement of a specific character will be made to the house which will embrace also an answer to my hon. friend the senior member for Ottawa (Mr. Chevrier).

REDISTRIBUTION BILL On the orders of the day:

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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):

In answer to a question asked by my hon. friend from Quebec East (Mr. Lapointe) yesterday I should like to say, Mr. Speaker, that the chairman of the select committee on redistribution is calling a meeting of the full committee in order that there may

be no misapprehension as to the desirability of expedition in concluding their labours. Sub-committees have been working steadily, I understand, for the various provinces.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Ex parte so far as 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)

Mr. BENNETT:

When I say sub-committees, representatives of the provinces have been endeavouring to work out schemes acceptable to all, and the full committee will meet and consider them.

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An hon. MEMBER:

Schemes.

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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:

Yes, schemes is the word I used, and the correct word too-schemes that will be acceptable to all parties; and the full committee is called now, or is being called, in order that there may be no misunderstanding about the matter.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

My right hon. friend has kept his word, because last night the government's representatives from Quebec, for the first time, gave some information to our own representative. I may add that if the rest of the work is as bad as the beginning there will not be much agreement.

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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:

That is rather bad.

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PENSIONERS IN MONTREAL

March 24, 1933