February 18, 1935

BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT


Mr. F. W. TURNBULL (Regina) presented the first report of the special committee appointed to study and report on the best method by which the British North America Act may be amended and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


HOUSING POLICY

APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AND REPORT UPON INAUGURATION OF NATIONAL POLICY OF HOUSE BUILDING


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) moved: That Messrs. Morand, Bourgeois, Church, Dorion, Elliott, Ganong, Gray, Sullivan, Hanbury, Heaps, Howard, Howden, McIntosh, Peck, Plunkett, Rinfret, Stanley and White (London), be appointed a special committee of this house to consider and report upon the inauguration of a national policy of house building to include the construction, reconstruction and repair or urban and rural dwelling houses in order to provide employment throughout Canada, and also to provide such dwelling houses as may be necessary, upon such terms and conditions as may be best adapted to the needs and requirements of the people, having regard to the cost of such a policy and the burden to be imposed upon the treasury of Canada; and to recommend the manner in which such a work should be proceeded with; and to hear evidence and to send for persons and papers in regard to the matters above set out, "and that paragraph (1) of standing order 65 be suspended in relation thereto." Motion agreed to.


PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) moved: That the name of Mr. Rennie be substituted for that of Mr. Taylor on the joint committee of both houses on the printing of parliament. And that a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours therewith. Motion agreed to.


INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

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 the name of Mr. Rennie be substituted for that of Mr. Golding on the standing committee on industrial and international relations.

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Motion agreed to. Questions


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


BRONZE AND ALUMINUM POWDERS

LIB

Mr. YOUNG:

Liberal

1. Were values for duty placed on bronze and aluminum powders entering Canada from Germany in December, 1931?

2. If so what were these values?

3. Did such valuations apply to powders coming from all countries, or from Germany only?

4. What were the invoice values of these powders coming from Germany immediately prior to the setting of these values for duty?

5. What are the names of the people in Canada who asked for this additional protection?

6. What reasons did these people advance in justification of their request?

7. What investigations were made by the department as to the merits of the claim for this additional protection?

8. What investigation was made as to the possible effect of this increased protection on importers and users of these powders in Canada?

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CON

Mr. CAHAN: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Several exporters in Germany were advised in December, 1931, as to the values for duty purposes of bronze and aluminum powders, after individual investigations were conducted at their places of business, under Sections 35 and 36 of the Customs Act.

2. The values established pertained only to individual private companies investigated, and as all information obtained from them was covered by the pledge of secrecy, it would be a breach of faith to make it public and would be contrary to the established practice to do so.

3. The values so established by the department in December, 1931, applied on importations from individual exporters in Germany only.

4. It is contrary to the established practice of the Department of National Revenue to give information which would disclose the business of an individual or corporation.

5 and 6. When complaints are made by Canadian producers, it is the department's practice to investigate and when warranted apply the provisions of the Customs Act as to under valuation. It is contrary to the established practice of the department to give information respecting the names of firms who furnish information to the department.

7. Investigations were made at the offices of several of the largest manufacturers of these goods in Germany who were exporting to Canada, to determine the proper value for duty as contemplated by the Customs Act.

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8. No investigation in Canada was necessary as the department was concerned only in seeing that duty was collected in accordance with the provisions of the Customs Act.

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L'fLE-AUX-GRUES, QUE.-POSTMASTER

LIB

Mr. FAFARD:

Liberal

1. What is the name of the postmaster at rile-aux-Grues, county of Montmagny, Quebec?

2. What is the salary of this employee?

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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Joseph Hector Lavoie.

2. $529.36.

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YAMASKA AND ST-FRANQOIS RIVERS -SOUNDINGS

LIB

Mr. DUBOIS:

Liberal

1. Has the government recently or is it at present making soundings in the region of Lac St-Pierre. the Baie St-Franqois or to the mouths of the Yamaska and St-Frangois rivers, in the county of Yamaska?

2. If so, under the authority of what department has such work been done or is being carried on?

3. How many persons have been employed or are employed on this work?

4. What is the daily salary paid to those

employed ?

5. On the recommendation of what person of the county of Yamaska were persons employed or are bejng employed?

6. Who was or is the foreman of the works?

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February 18, 1935