February 20, 1935

PHILATELIC AGENCY

LIB

Mr. MULOCK:

Liberal

1. Does the Post Office Department maintain and operate a philatelic agency at Ottawa?

2. If so, what was the cost of operating the said agency in each of the fiscal years, 1931 to 1934 inclusive?

3. What was the total revenue derived from the philatelic agency during each of the years, 1931 to 1934 inclusive?

4. Does the philatelic agency sell used Canadian postage stamps to the public?

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Subtopic:   PHILATELIC AGENCY
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Prior to September 13, 1932, the work was done by employees who were also engaged in other duties, and no separate record of salary cost was kept.

Questions as Orders for Returns

September 13, 1932, to March 31, 1933, $5,007.64; April 1, 1933, to March 31, 1934, $9,828.

3. Fiscal year 1930-31, $42,269.65; 1931-32,

$38,891.83; 1932-33, $56,250.60; 1933-34,

4. The Post Office Department does not as a matter of general practice sell used postage stamps, but occasional spare time of employees is utilized in salvaging a small proportion of cancelled stamps reaching the department through official channels and these are disposed of in limited quantities, when available, to individual applicants.

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Subtopic:   PHILATELIC AGENCY
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CANADIAN FARM LOAN ACT

LIB

Mr. HANSON (Skeena):

Liberal

1. What is the amount outstanding in dollars and cents, in connection with loans granted under the Canadian Farm Loan Act, in British Columbia, as at January 31, 1935?

2. How many individual loans were granted:

(a) what us the maximum amount; (b) wihat is the minimum amount?

3. What are the names, addresses, positions and salaries, of the present officials connected with the said act in British Columbia?

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. As at March 31, 1934 (later figures not available), $1,322,537.

2. 497; (a) $10,000; (b) $400.

3. George Sangster, Victoria-provincial superintendent and member of Provincial board-salary $3,420 per annum. H. E. Tanner, Saanich, and Walter Paterson, Gordon Head, members of provincial board, $10 per day each when engaged in the business of the board, plus travelling and living expenses, with a minimum remuneration of $250 per annum. W. S. Palmer, Victoria, appraiser, salary $1,890 per annum. Miss M. Pearcy, Victoria, stenographer, salary $1,026 per annum.

In submitting the answer to this question I would observe that the practice in the past has been that information of a detailed nature in respect of the salaries of those in the employ of boards set up under the government has not as a general policy been given. However, in this particular instance I cannot see any objection, in the public- interest, to the information sought for being given. At the same time I thought it well to indicate what has been the practice and to point out that it should not be construed as a precedent for general information of this character being given.

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

I hope the minister will not construe that to be in effect

when he takes full control of the farm loan board-when the government of Canada will have full control of all officials.

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

We can cross that bridge when we come to it.

DIONNE QUINTUPLETS*

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LIB

Mr. FERLAND:

Liberal

1. Has the federal government contributed to the organization and upkeep of an hospital for the Dionne quintuplets?

2. If so, what was the sum paid by the government?

3. Is it the intention of the government to institute a system of family allocations for large families?

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CON

Donald Matheson Sutherland (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

I might answer this question orally. The answer to the first inquiry is no; to the second, answered by No. 1; to the third, the intention of the government will be made known if and when a policy is announced.

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

COULOMBE, QUE., POST OFFICE

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. What is the name of the postmistress at Coulombe, Dorchester county?

2. When was she appointed?

3. Who recommended her to the department?

4. Is she a married woman?

5. If so: (a) what is her husband's name;

(b) is he a British subject by birth or by naturalization; (c) in the first case, where and when was he born; (d) in the second case, at what date was his certificate of naturalization published in the Canada Gazette?

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Subtopic:   COULOMBE, QUE., POST OFFICE
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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

Return tabled herewith.

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NATIONAL PARKS

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any representations been received by the government to give the province of Ontario a national park in the Muskoka, Lake of Bays, Georgian bay district?

2. Have any surveys been undertaken by the government with this end in view?

3. In what provinces of Canada have federal parks been established to date, and where are they located?

4. Will the new federal tourist bureau or national railways cooperate in encouraging the national development of these districts?

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SUGAR FACTORIES

LIB

Mr. GERSHAW:

Liberal

1. What was the total capital investment of sugar factories in Canada in 1932, 1933, and 1934?

Motions for Papers

2. What was the amount of sugar produced from beets during 1932, 1933, and 1934?

3. Has the government taken any steps to carry out the recommendations of the agricultural committee submitted in April, 1932, regarding the increasing of the facilities for manufacturing beet sugar?

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MARKETING ACT

LIB

Mr. MacLEAN:

Liberal

1. Under the scheme adopted in the various provinces for the marketing of potatoes, in connection with the Natural Products Marketing Aot of 1934, what are the names of the officials of that board for the provinces of Nova Scotia. New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island?

2. What are the duties of these officials: (a) are they members of the central board in Ottawa; (b) what salary are they receiving in their official capacity?

3. What salary or remuneration, if any, did the parties receive who held meetings throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, under the Natural Products Marketing Act of 1934, and reporting same to the minister in charge of said act at Ottawa?

4. What are the names and addresses of each person engaged in this work of organization and the amount paid to each, including travelling expenses, hotel, office, and all other expenses in connection with the work?

5. How is the money procured to pay the expenses for the operation of the board and its officials in each of the provinces named above?

6. How were the men engaged in connection with this work selected in the first place and upon whose recommendation were they appointed?

7. Can the local boards in each province carry on export and interprovincial trade independent of and without consultation or permission of the central board at Ottawa?

8. Was the vote or poll of all the growers, taken before the board began operations?

9. If not, *will there be a vote taken, and when ?

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February 20, 1935