February 8, 1934

LIB

Mr. VENIOT:

Liberal

1. What amount of postage was paid in cash on newspapers for the year ending March 1, 1932?

2. What amount of postage was paid in cash on newspapers for the nine months ending December 1, 1933, and what amount is estimated for the balance of the fiscal year ending March 31, 1934?

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Subtopic:   POSTAGE ON NEWSPAPERS
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CON

Mr. DUPRE (for Mr. Sauve): (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. $1,631,321.46.

2. (a) $1,047,804.02; (b) $476,559.66.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POSTAGE ON NEWSPAPERS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TIE CONTRACTS

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Have any contracts been awarded for railway ties in the county of Bonaventure during the years 1933 and 1934 by the Canadian National Railways?

2. If so, to whom, for what quantity and at what price?

3. Have any of these contracts been cancelled?

4. If so, with whom?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TIE CONTRACTS
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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

The Department of Railways and Canals has no information with r?speet to tie purchases by Canadian Nationai Railways, and the railway in the past has taken the stand that the bringing down of information of this nature is not in the public interest.

Wheat Shipments

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TIE CONTRACTS
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

PRINCE RUPERT, B.C., FEDERAL COLLECTIONS

LIB

Olof Hanson

Liberal

Mr. HANSON (Skeena):

What were the gross federal collections at Prince Rupert, British Columbia, for the respective years 1928 to 1933, inclusive: (a) customs; (b) post office; (c) telegraphs; (d) fisheries; (e) income office?

ministers' automobiles

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PRINCE RUPERT, B.C., FEDERAL COLLECTIONS
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CON

Mr. DUGUAY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. From 1922 to date, what was the annual expenditure for the automobiles of each of the ministers, including chauffeurs, gasoline, oil, and other expenses in connection with the upkeep of these automobiles?

2. From 1922 to date, what was the annual expenditure for the private railway cars of each of the ministers?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PRINCE RUPERT, B.C., FEDERAL COLLECTIONS
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LAC SEUL, WATER STORAGE

LIB

Mr. HEENAN:

Liberal

1. What is the estimated cost per acre for clearing land at Lae Seul, Ontario, for the purpose of raising the water storage capacity of Lac Seul?

2. What amount of money has been spent on the project up to December 31, 1933?

3. How many acres have been cleared up to December 31, 1933?

4. What are the salaries of the officers in charge of supervision and what are the wages paid to the labour employed on the work?

5. Are the men permitted to have a committee to make representations to the foreman with respect to conditions of employment?

6. Are all supplies purchased from the city of Winnipeg instead of from the surrounding district; if so, why?

7. What is the cost of potatoes laid down at Hudson?

8. What is the cost of oats laid down at Hudson?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LAC SEUL, WATER STORAGE
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WHEAT AGREEMENT


On the orders of the day.


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Leader of the opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I

should like to ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Stevens) if his department is issuing any literature with respect to the wheat agreement, and if so if he would have copies of it laid on the table of the house?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WHEAT AGREEMENT
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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Mr. Speaker, the only document I know about is the one the Prime Minister laid on the table, and it is not being issued by the department of which I am in charge. However, it is a document which, I believe, was prepared from the agreement and undoubtedly statistics contained in it were secured from the bureau of statistics.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WHEAT AGREEMENT
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STRIKE AT CHAPLEAU


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Joseph-Arthur Bradette

Liberal

Mr. J. A. BRADETTE (North Timis-kaming):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask a

question of the Minister of Labour (Mr. Gordon). I have in my hand communications from Ohap'leau, Ontario, to the effect that the strike is still going on, that the situation is becoming extremely critical and that last night 130 men were destitute and seeking relief. There is also information to the effect that strike breakers are being brought from the province of Qudbec. I would ask the government to take measures to prevent bringing in strike breakers from the neighbouring province and to help in the solution of this strike.

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Subtopic:   STRIKE AT CHAPLEAU
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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):

Mr. Speaker, the matter to which the hon. member has drawn the attention of the house is one purely within provincial jurisdiction. So far as I am aware the federal Department of Labour has not had its Attention drawn to the situation to which reference has been made. Of course, we have conciliation officers, but we have found that in certain instances arising out of labour difficulties of the past few months the federal conciliation officer, upon reaching the scene of the disturbance was defeated in his conciliatory efforts by those whose design it was to keep the employers and emiplo3^ees from getting into contact, with a view to prolonging the strike. At anj^ rate, I shall look into the matter and learn what the situation is.

AIR MAIL SERVICES On the orders of the day:

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   STRIKE AT CHAPLEAU
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LIB

Wilfred Hanbury

Liberal

Mr. WILFRED HANBURY (Vancouver-Buroard):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Acting Postmaster General (Mr. Dupre) as to whether or not as yet the government has 'been able to define its policy with reference to transcontinental transportation of mail by air and, if not, I should like to know if he could at this time give to the house any definite date when he will be able to do so.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   STRIKE AT CHAPLEAU
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February 8, 1934