May 21, 1934

TARIFF BOARD FINDINGS


Hon. EDGAR N. RHODES (Minister of Finance): Mr. Speaker, I desire to present findings of the tariff board with respect to references Nos. 6, 21, and 34.


VICTORIA DAY ADJOURNMENT

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) moved:

That when this house adjourns on Wednesday next it stand adjourned until Friday the 25th instant.

That is as I intimated when the house rose on Friday last.

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Motion agreed to.


BANKING AND COMMERCE

CHANGE IN MEMBERSHIP OP COMMITTEE

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, owing to the continued illness of Mr. Pettit, who is still confined to the hospital, I beg to move:

That the name of Mr. Frank White (London) be substituted for the name of Mr. Pettit on the select standing committee on banking and commerce.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


*BEAUHARN0IS CORPORATION-GOVERN MENT GUARANTEES

LIB

Mr. EULER:

Liberal

1. Has the guarantee of the federal government to the banks on behalf of the Beau-harnois corporation been cancelled?

2. If not, for what sum does the guarantee still hold?

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Subtopic:   *BEAUHARN0IS CORPORATION-GOVERN MENT GUARANTEES
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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:

I may say with respect to this question that the government of Canada is discharged from any liability as a guarantor of bonds of the Beauharnois Corporation, and further that when the bonds were being sold I asked the banks to add to the sale price sufficient money to enable this country to be reimbursed for sums expended on the investigation. I have received and handed to the receiver general of Canada a cheque for $43,536.35, which covers the entire sum paid to counsel and for printing and all other sums carried in the ledgers of the Department of Finance in connection with the Beauharnois investigations in the Senate and House of Commons.

^PUBLIC ARCHIVES-PURCHASE OF PAINTINGS

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LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Has the government purchased for the Public Archives of Canada in Ottawa, paintings from one Ward C. Pitfield of Montreal.

2. If so, what are these paintings?

3. What amount was paid for these paintings? . ...

4. Was the purchase price of the said paintings paid to Mr. Ward C. Pitfield himself or to somebody else for him?

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

This question was answered

by documents laid on the table of the house on the 17th instant.

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Subtopic:   *BEAUHARN0IS CORPORATION-GOVERN MENT GUARANTEES
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PENTECOTE RIVER DREDGING

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Has the government reconsidered requests

already made since the year 1930, with respect to dredging work to be undertaken at Pentecote River (Riverin River), on the north shore of the St. Lawrence river? .

2. If so, will the government comply with such requests this year?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, as

to this question and the others following on the order paper down to No. 42 inclusive, which are all of the same character, I would like to give the following oral answer:

The government receives from time to time reports in connection with the various works mentioned in these questions, and a decision as to the works to be undertaken will be disclosed by estimates when approved, and by further reports to be received from the engineering department.

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Subtopic:   PENTECOTE RIVER DREDGING
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Questions Nos. 12 to 42

inclusive answered.

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May 21, 1934