June 7, 1934

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


Fourth report of the select standing committee on agriculture and colonization.-Mr. Senn. Seventh report of the select standing committee on banking and commerce.-Mr. Hanson (York-Sunbury).


RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING


Hon. J. D. CHAPLIN (Lincoln) presented the fourth report of the special committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government, and moved that the third and fourth reports be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


PASSAMAQUODDY AND COBSCOOK BAYS REPORT

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 beg to lay on the table three copies of the report of the international commission appointed to investigate the probable effects of the damming of Passamaquoddy and Cobscook bays on the fisheries of that region. The -three copies are in English; the French copy will be completed probably by Monday.

I deferred laying this report on the table until the French copy was ready, but in view of the observations made by the hon. member

for Gloucester (Mr. Veniot), I table this report to-day, of which I am sending him a copy.

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ST. CLAIR TRANSIT COMPANY

LIB

Ross Wilfred Gray

Liberal

Mr. R. W. GRAY (West Lambton) moved:

That the petition of St. Clair Transit Company, presented on June 6, praying for the passing of an act to extend the time for construction and completion of a bridge, together with the report of the clerk of petitions thereon, be referred to the select standing committee on standing orders for the purpose of considering the suspension of standing orders 92, 93 (3) (a) and (c), and 95 in relation thereto, and of standing order 93 (1) as regards the penalty charge incurred for late filing of the bill.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


* CALGARY, ALTA., BONDED INDEBTEDNESS

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Is the government aware that the corporation of the city of Calgary has repudiated payments of the exchange upon its bonded indebtedness payable in New York?

2. Has the federal government made good the difference on the exchange?

3. If so, what amount has the government paid on such account?

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

The answer to question No.

1 is no information. The answer to question No. 2 is no, and No. 3 is answered by No. 2.

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TAX FREE BONDS

LAB

Mr. MITCHELL:

Labour

1. What is the amount of dominion tax free bonds outstanding: (a) registered; (b) bearer?

2. How many persons are holders of bonds

of $1,000 and less? .

3. What number of persons are holding such bonds of $1,000 and up to $5,000?

4. How many persons are holding such bonds over $5,000 and under $10,000?

5. What number of persons are holding such bonds to the value of $10,000 and over?

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CON

Mr. RHODES: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. (a) $115,887,200; (b) $211,073,700.

2, 3, 4 and 5.-Not of record.

(Note.-The Department of Finance has no information as t-o -the distribution of bearer bonds among individual holders. Assuming that parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 refer to holders of tax-free bonds and not all dominion bonds, a compilation could be made as to the distribution of bonds that are registered, but this

Privilege-Mr. Weir (Meljort)

would be only a partial answer and it would involve considerable clerical work, approximately 12 clerks for four or five days. If the inquiry relates to all bonds, the work involved would be almost twenty times as great.)

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS


unemployment relief-Windsor, ont. area Mr. MORAND: 1. What is th2 total amount spent on unemployment relief during the years 1930, 1931, 1932, and 1933, in the following municipalities in the province of Ontario: Windsor, Sandwich, Walkerville. East Windsor, Riverside, Tecumseh, Sandwich East, Sandwich West? 2. What was the total amount spent from the grade crossing fund in those municipalities?


June 7, 1934