February 19, 1935

BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT

ADDITION TO MEMBERSHIP OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE


Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister moved: That the names of Messrs. Veniot, Stewart (Lethbridge) and Bourassa be added to the select committee appointed on the twelfth instant to study and report on the best method by which the British North America Act may be amended. Motion agreed to. STANLEY PARK, VANCOUVER On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

I should like to direct the attention of the Prime Minister to the extensive damage that has been done to Stanley park in the city of Vancouver by the unprecedented storms; and in view of the fact that this is a national park and a national asset in every way, in view also of the very great fire hazard created there, I would ask if the Prime Minister will consider cooperating with the provincial and municipal authorities with respect to assistance in this regard.

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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, the hon. gentleman was good enough to send me a memorandum indicating that he proposed to ask this question. I found it on my desk five minutes ago. I can only say that thus far the government, so far as I know, has received no intimation of the matter to which the hon. gentleman refers, but when the matter is brought to the attention of the government and the nature and character of the damage is indicated and its extent ascertained, the government will give its most careful consideration to any request that may be made through the provincial government in that regard.

RADIO IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA On the orders of the day:

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LIB

Frederick William Gershaw

Liberal

Mr. F. W. GERSHAW (Medicine Hat):

I desire to ask the Minister of Marine (Mr. Duranleau) a question. In view of the fact that Canadian radio programs can hardly be heard in southern Alberta, and practically not at all on Sundays, and in view of the fact that many protests have been received that the radio sets are no good on account of the din and roar from some interference that cannot be located, will the minister be good enough to make an investigation?

Unemployment Relief

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ALFRED DURANLEAU (Minister of Marine):

Mr. Speaker, nay hon. friend was kind enough to give me notice of his intention to put this question to-day, and I asked the officials of the radio commission to advise me with regard to the matter. My information is that the commission has investigated the troubles in the southern part of Alberta, and they report that they have a program of construction under contemplation which, if it can be put into effect, will remove the trouble.

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PRINCE ALBERT NATIONAL PARK


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Albert Frederick Totzke

Liberal

Mr. A. F. TOTZKE (Humboldt):

I would direct a question to the hon. Minister of the Interior (Mr. Murphy). Has it been brought to his attention that owing to the protection afforded to wild animals in the Prince Albert national park, timber wolves are rapidly increasing in number and forming themselves into packs, causing great damage to trap lines and to animals protected under the game laws in the northern part of Saskatchewan; and if so, what steps are being taken to deal with this nuisance ?

Topic:   PRINCE ALBERT NATIONAL PARK
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CON

Thomas Gerow Murphy (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. T. G. MURPHY (Minister of the Interior):

This matter was brought to my attention a few days ago, and I am now awaiting a report from the officials. When I receive it I shall be in a position to answer the hon. gentleman's question.

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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

In view of the announcement some time ago that direct relief would terminate on March 31, I would ask the Minister of Labour (Mr. Gordon) when he intends to make a statement to the house in regard to the assistance to be given for unemployment relief for the next fiscal year.

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CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Labour; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. W. A. GORDON (Minister of Labour):

I do not know that I made the

announcement that direct relief would terminate on March 31, but this government is keeping in close touch with the provinces and a decision will be arrived at as to what method may have to be employed with respect to assisting them. Up to the moment we have not had any information or request from the provinces as to what assistance they may need.

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TRACADIE LAZARETTO


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Peter John Veniot

Liberal

Hon. P. J. VENIOT (Gloucester):

On

lanuary 23 an order was passed for the

production of correspondence, reports and other documents, including a statement of the results of any examinations by the civil service commission during 1934, in connection with the appointment of an assistant engineer at the lazaretto in Tracadie, New Brunswick. May I ask the Secretary of State when the papers will be brought down.

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. C. H. CAHAN (Secretary of State):

I will look into the matter immediately.

IMMIGRATION OF CHILDREN On the orders of the day:

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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):

I have a question to direct to the Minister of Labour. According to press dispatches it would appear that the child immigration society of Great Britain intend to send four hundred children to Vancouver island to be taught farming according to Canadian methods. Is that statement correct? If so, has it the approval of the minister?

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February 19, 1935