March 15, 1934

CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

Return tabled herewith.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   "CANADA, 1934"
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ROYAL COMMISSION ON BANKING-COST

LIB

Mr. BOTHWELL:

Liberal

1. What was the total cost of the royal commission on banking and currency in Canada ?

2. What amount was paid as: (a) remuneration; (b) expenses, to the chairman, each commissioner, the secretary, the assistant secretary and the stenographic staff?

Marketing Act

3. How many copies of the report were printed, and what was tile cost of printing?

4. How many copies were sold and how much realized from the sale?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ROYAL COMMISSION ON BANKING-COST
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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

Return tabled herewith.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ROYAL COMMISSION ON BANKING-COST
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SENIOR EGG INSPECTOR, PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

LIB

Charles-Édouard Ferland

Liberal

Mr. FERLAND:

1 Did the civil service commission advertise an examination under No. 22855, during the month of September last, for a promotion to the position of assistant senior egg inspector for the province of Quebec?

2. Should this position be filled by a bilingual

persorKfio candidates who made application to take part in this examination?

4. Where and when were the examinations

hi)d'Has the civil service commission appointed Mr. A. R. Hedgecoe to fill the position ot assistant senior egg inspector for the province of Quebec?

6. If so, on what date?

7. Who recommended Mr. A. R. Hedgecoe.

8i Is Mr. A. R. Hedgecoe bilingual?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   SENIOR EGG INSPECTOR, PROVINCE OF QUEBEC
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MARKETING ACT

ORGANIZATION TO IMPROVE METHODS AND PRACTICES IN MARKETING NATURAL PRODUCTS


Hon. ROBERT WEIR (Minister of Agriculture) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: That, it is expedient to bring in a measure to improve the methods and practices of marketing of natural products m Canada and in export trade, and to provide for a dominion marketing board, the remuneration ot the members thereof and of assistants and employees, and to authorize payment to the board of such sums of money as may be necessary for the purposes of the proposed legislation. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house. Motion agreed to. UNEMiPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF Mr. Gordon moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting, to consider the following proposed resolution: That, it is expedient to introduce a measure respecting relief measures generally similar in terms to the Relief Act, 1933, but which also makes provision for payment of Federal proportion of delayed relief accounts, if any, which may be received subsequent to the date of the expiration of said act. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject-matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

EASTER ADJOURNMENT AND DATE OF BUDGET

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

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

Might I ask the Prime Minister if the government has given any consideration to the question of the Easter adjournment? I think some hon. members would like to make their plans at the earliest day possible.

May I also ask if it is the intention of the Minister of Finance to bring down the budget before the Easter recess, or after, if he is in a position to say?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   EASTER ADJOURNMENT AND DATE OF BUDGET
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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) :

I had intended to speak to the right

hon. gentleman this afternoon after the house went into committee concerning the Easter adjournment. If it meets with the general acceptance of the house it is proposed to adjourn either on the Wednesday or the Thursday night preceding Good Friday, and to reassemble on the succeeding Monday week. The budget will be delivered after the recess.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   EASTER ADJOURNMENT AND DATE OF BUDGET
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ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY


On the orders of the day:


UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. E. J. GARLAND (Bow River):

I

desire to ask the Prime Minister whether in view of the action of the L nited States Senate in respect to the St. Lawrence waterway treaty he has any statement to make to the house.

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY
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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 have prepared a short statement to make to the house with respect to the St. Lawrende Seaway treaty.

Yesterday the Senate of the United States voted against the ratification of the St. Lawrence Seaway treaty made between the United States and Canada and signed on the 18th day of July, 1932. Therefore, the treaty will not come before the parliament of Canada for consideration.

I regret the action of the Senate for many reasons, not the least being that I have looked upon the development of the St. Lawrence seaway as the manifestation of the will and the capacity of two sane and peace-loving countries to join fairly and freely in an enterprise of profit to them both. At this time in the world's affairs, when good' neighbourliness is so important a factor in the great international adjustments that are taking place throughout the world, I had felt that the example of mutual trust and confidence set by these two great countries might have proved an impulse and a guide to better international relations on other continents.

C.N.R.-C.P.R.-Agreements

I have supported the development of the St. Lawrence seaway as my predecessors in office, the Right Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the right hon. leader of the opposition supported it, because I believe that it would be a constructive and forward step. I have supported it also because I believe that it would be a measure from which all classes of the community would profit. I have grown to think of this St. Lawrence seaway as in fact the people's seaway, devised and built to serve them, to bring the west nearer to the east, to make more profitable the work of our agriculturists, and to provide employment in a period of universal depression.

I have no desire to comment on the reasons why the treaty has been defeated in the United States, and there is no purpose now in attacking the interests in our own country who have seen fit to join with similar interests in the United States that have succeeded for the moment at least in defeating this seaway development.

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

USE OF CANADIAN PACIFIC TRACKS AND PREMISES AT QUEBEC-POOL TRAINS


The house resumed from Monday, March 12, consideration in committee of Bill No. 25, to ratify and confirm an agreement respecting the joint use by His Majesty and the commissioners of the transcontinental railway of certain tracks and premises of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company at Quebec-Mr. Manion-Mr. Sullivan in the chair. On section 1-Agreement and supplementary agreement ratified.


March 15, 1934