March 26, 1934

LOANS TO BRITISH COLUMBIA-CORRESPONDENCE

CON

D'Arcy Britton Plunkett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PLUNKETT:

For a copy of all telegrams, letters, orders in council or other correspondence, between the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Labour or the deputy ministers, and the Prime Minister of British Columbia or any other cabinet minister of the present government of British Columbia or their deputy ministers in reference to direct financial loans to the province of British Columbia and unemployment relief measures, with a complete statement of such loans and amounts paid or received in accordance with the last available returns.

SALE OF NICKEL TO RUSSIA On the orders of the day:

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LAB
CON

Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

I presume that the hon.

gentleman heard the other day in the debate on this subject most of the information he is seeking in the question.

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

I could not get the information. May I ask if the Minister of Trade and Commerce has no knowledge of this nickel deal?

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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Only what I read in the

press.

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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) :

The hon. gentleman perhaps knows

that sales of all Canadian metals are largely made, not in Canada at all but through metal brokers in Great Britain, to whom the metal in many instances is sold and who resell it. That is the reason we are not in a position to say what the final destination of many of our sales of metals and minerals may be. I assume that the hon. gentleman from his personal investigations has ascertained that, as I have. That reference made in the Express of yesterday, if it is accurately transmitted, may involve a well known firm making sales with which we have nothing to do; the nickel might have been bought and held by them in store for a substantial period of time.

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CAIRO POSTAL CONGRESS


On the orders of the day:


CON

Eccles James Gott

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. E. J. GOTT (South Essex):

I would

like to draw to the attention of the Prime Minister and to the members of this chamber generally the fact that although the Postmaster General has returned from an extended trip abroad the hon. member for Temiscouata (Mr. Pouliot) is not in his seat to greet him.

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ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

William Daum Euler

Liberal

Hon. W. D. EULER (North Waterloo):

I

would like to address a question to the Prime Minister. In view of the fact that the Senate of the United States has declined to ratify the treaty providing for the joint construction of a St. Lawrence waterway is that treaty now null and void?

Marketing Act

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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 made a statement on the matter

the other day which is self-explanatory, and to which I have nothing to add.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

RUMOURED ABANDONMENT OF LINE BETWEEN HOPE AND VANCOUVER


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):

I would like to direct a question to the hon. Minister of Railways. A few days ago I asked him a question regarding the abandonment by the Canadian National Railways of the line from Hope to Vancouver. At that time he stated to me that he had no knowledge of any such abandonment. In view of a report which has just reached me that trackage is being constructed at the present time by the Canadian Pacific Railway with that end in view I would ask the minister if he would be good enough to inquire into this and bring a report.

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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Yes, I shall make inquiry, and answer the hon. gentleman to-morrow if possible.

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March 26, 1934