March 29, 1933

PRIVATE BILLS COMMITTEE


Third report of the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.-Mr. Stinson.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


SOUTH OXFORD ELECTORAL DISTRICT

CON

Mr. ANDERSON (Halton) :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Were any complaints received by the chief electoral officer for Canada from any candidate for election to the House of Commons for the constituency of South Oxford in the last Dominion general election, held on July 28, 1930?

2. Were such complaints, if made, transmitted or reported to the Speaker of the House of Commons?

3. What were those complaints?

4. If such complaints were received by the chief electoral officer, why were they not reported to the Speaker of the House of Commons ?

5. What was the name of the returning officer for the constituency of South Oxford in the election of 1930, and does he still hold that position?

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CON

Mr. CAHAN: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. No.

3. (a) Delay in supplying a list of deputy returning officers to one of the candidates; (b) Default by the returning officer in sending out a declaration of the election.

4. Because the chief electoral officer having been asked by the candidate to indicate what action should be taken, had a few days before making his report advised the institution of proceedings and assumed that his suggestion was being followed.

5. (a) Frank H. Harris, of Mount Elgin, Ont.; (b) Yes.

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TRENT RIVER DAMS

LIB

Mr. BLAIR:

Liberal

1. Have tenders been called for replacing dams 4 and 5 on the Trent river, north of Peterborough ?

2. If any tenders have been accepted, who was the successful tenderer?

3. Is it the intention of the government to replace one of these wooden dams with a concrete dam this year?

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CON

Mr. MANION: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. As to dam 4 (now dam 23): No; this is a new concrete dam completed in 1927. As to darn 5 (now dam 22): Yes.

2. The successful tenderer for dam 5 (now dam 22) was Mr. W. J. Kitts, Toronto.

3. Construction of dam 5 (now dam 22) will be proceeded with under Mr. W. J. Kitts' contract this year.

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* HYDRO POWER EXPORT

UFA

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

United Farmers of Alberta

1. Has the government been advised of the introduction of a bill providing for the export of hydro power to the United States in the Legislative Assembly of the province of Quebec?

2. If so, does the Dominion government propose to take any action in connection with this matter ?

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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:

The first part of this

question, if answered with a written answer, might be open to a wrong construction. As is known, the governments of the several provinces forward to departments of the federal government copies of bills as introduced, but no formal intimation has been given by the government of Quebec of the introduction into the legislature of that province of any bill dealing with the matter mentioned in the question.

The second part of the question as to what action the Dominion government might take in the premises, is answered by the statement that nothing which the province could legally do would divest the federal government of its jurisdiction under the appropriate statute, in this case, the Electricity and Fluid Exportation Act. .

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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Liberal

1. What punishment was given constables Humphrey, Spencer, and Sennia, of the R.C.M.P., by the police officials for the offences of which they were convicted on the 15th day of March, 1933, by Stipendiary Barnhill of Halifax?

2. How many cases have arisen since the organization of the R.C.M.P. in Nova Scotia where the constables of the force have been fined or punished by their superior officers?

3. What are the names of the constables so punished?

4. "What was the nature of the offences for which they were punished in each case?

5. What was the penalty imposed in each case?

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Constables Humphrey, Spencer and Sin-nema were found guilty of being found in a

Motions for Papers

boarding house where liquor was said to be for sale at Halifax and were fined $5 each by Superintendent C. D. LaNauze on March 3, 1933.

2, 3, 4 and 5. It is not deemed to be in the public interest to furnish the details in the internal discipline of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Mil. NEREE PERRON

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LIB

Mr. RHEAUME:

Liberal

1. Has Mr. Neree Perron, postmaster of St-Felieien, county of Lake St-John, been dismissed?

2. If so, for what reason?

3. If any complaint -was lodged against him fa) what was the nature of such complaint; (b) who lodged same?

4. Did one Joseph Gilbert, of Dolbeau, lodge a complaint?

5. If so, what was the nature of such complaint?

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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Dismissal authorized by order in council, but not yet effected.

2. Postmaster found guilty of active political partisanship by commissioner.

3. Request was transferred to the department by Mr. Duguay, M.P.

4. No.

5. See answer to No. 4.

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CROMOCTO, N.B., RURAL ROUTE NO. 3

LIB

Joseph-Arthur Bradette

Liberal

Mr. RRADETTE:

What is the yearly amount paid for the carrying^ of mail at Oromocto, rural route No. 3, New Brunswick?

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Subtopic:   CROMOCTO, N.B., RURAL ROUTE NO. 3
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March 29, 1933