February 15, 1934

PRICE SPREADS AND MASS BUYING

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, under the heading of presenting reports of committees I beg to offer the first report of the special committee appointed to inquire into price spreads and mass buying.

Topic:   PRICE SPREADS AND MASS BUYING
Permalink
CON

Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Mr. Speaker, it will be noted that the numbers of copies to be printed was left blank. I asked the secretary of the committee to give me some suggestions as to the usual practice, and the suggestion is that onie thousand copies in English and two hundred and fifty in French be the figures inserted. With the consent of the house I ask that these figures be inserted.

Questions

5S9

I beg to move that the report be concurred in.

Topic:   PRICE SPREADS AND MASS BUYING
Permalink

Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


INSPECTION OF APPLES

LIB

Mr. FRASER (Northumberland):

Liberal

1. How many cars of apples did the fruit inspectors of the Department of Agriculture, inspect in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, during the shipping season of 1932-33?

2. Was an inspection fee of $3 per car charged in each case for this service?

3. If so, what was the total amount of money collected from this inspection charge in Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, during the shipping season of 1932-33?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INSPECTION OF APPLES
Permalink
CON

Mr. WEIR (Melfort): (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 5.172.

2. No.

3. Answered by No. 2.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INSPECTION OF APPLES
Permalink

* CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-RAILWAY TIES

LIB

Mr. VALLANCE:

Liberal

1. Have any contracts been awarded for railway ties in the constituency of Prince Albert during the years 1933 and 1934 by the Canadian National railways?

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

3. Have any of these contracts been cancelled?

4. If so, with whom?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-RAILWAY TIES
Permalink
CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

In regard to that question, the hon. member for Bonaventure (Mr. Marcil) asked the same question about his constituency the other day and I gave him the following answer:

The Department of Railways and Canals has no information with respect to tie purchases by Canadian National 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.

If it relieves the minds of my hon. friends opposite I might tell them that I was in Geneva when the orders were given last year so I know nothing about them.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-RAILWAY TIES
Permalink
LIB

William Daum Euler

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

The cables were working, were they not?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-RAILWAY TIES
Permalink

UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, WINNIPEG ARMOURY

LAB

Mr. HEAPS:

Labour

1. Has the government agreed to the construction of a new armoury building in the city of Winnipeg, as an unemployment relief measure?

2. If such an armoury is constructed, will the government undertake to see that public tenders are called for and fair wage regulations inserted in the contract?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, WINNIPEG ARMOURY
Permalink
CON

Mr. STEWART (Leeds): (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. See section 36, chapter 166, Public Works Act, R.S.C., 1927, regarding the calling of tenders for works to be done by contract.

All contracts awarded by the Department of Public Works provide for minimum rates of wages to be paid by the contractor in accordance with rates fixed by the Department of Labour.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, WINNIPEG ARMOURY
Permalink

DEPORTATIONS

CON

Mr. BEAUBIEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many persons have been deported during the years 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1933?

2. What is the nationality of deportees?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPORTATIONS
Permalink
CON

Mr. GORDON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 1930, 3,515; 1931, 6,097; 1932, 6,976; 1933, 4,679.

2.

Statement of deportations from Canada, showing country deported to, for the Calendaryears 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1933 1930 1931 1932 1933Albania 2 Arabia 1 Austria . .. 6 41 51 25Belgium . .. 8 48 25 9British- England

. . .. 1,393 2,068 2,151 1,309Ireland, Northern . .. 241 355 343 218Ireland, Free State . .. 72 138 136 53Scotland ... 563 1,037 1,100 840Wales . .. 179 246 252 194Australia . .. 3 10 17 15Bermuda 8British Guiana 2British Straits Settlements 1

Questions

Statement of deportations from Canada, showing country deported to, for the Calendar years 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1933-Concluded

British-Concluded

British West Indies.. India (East Indian). Lesser British Isles..

Malta

Newfoundland

New Zealand

South Africa

Bulgaria

China

Czechoslovakia

Danzig

Ecuador

Egypt

Esthonia

Finland

France

French West Indies.. ..

Germany

Greece

Haiti

Holland

Hungary

Italy

Japan

Jugo-Slavia

Korea

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxemburg

Palestine

Poland

Portugal

Roumania

Russia

Scandinavian-

Denmark

Iceland

Norway

Sweden

Spain

St. Pierre and Miquelon

Switzerland

Syria

T urkey

Ukraine

Ocean Port Totals.. .. UJ3.A. citizens

Grand totals.. .

government employees receiving war PENSIONS

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPORTATIONS
Permalink
LIB

Mr. GIROUARD:

Liberal

1. How many persons employed by the government of Canada receive a pension from the pension board, in addition to their salary?

1930 1931 1932 193316 6 13 42 2 1 2101 1 2 111 12 23 231 2 11 36 1 32 6 11 1467 83 62 9141 240 227 1145 123 8 3 477 211 309 2587 10 20 61 93 206 212 16010 16 13 7131 51 67 3231 119 163 10112 19 30 139 7 65 2732 57 125 11311 2 12 20 28 191 1 11 143 328 608 3181 144 145 175 1594 15 34 1264 133 95 701 1 1 244 91 104 4438 57 116 761 6224 40 29 131 5 .... 11 1 3,289 5,847 6,633 4,388226 250 343 2913,515 6,097 6,976 4,6792. What is the total amount received aspension and salary ? the total amount received as

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPORTATIONS
Permalink

February 15, 1934