February 20, 1935

FLAX PRODUCTION

PRO

Mr. CARMICHAEL:

Progressive

1. What was the total production of flax: fa) in Saskatchewan in 1934; (b) in Canada in 1934?

2. What was the total flax importation into Canada during 1934 from: (a) Argentina; (b) United States; (c) all other countries?

3. What was the total flax importation into Canada during the month of January, 1935, from: (a) Argentina; (b) United States; (c) all other countries?

4. What rate of duty per bushel is collected on flax importations?

5. What duty was collected on the: (a) 1934 importations of flax; (b) month of January, 1935, importations of flax?

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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

PUBLIC WORKS ESTIMATES

LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

For a copy of all papers, correspondence, telegrams, and other documents, in the posses-

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sion of the Department of Public Works, with reference to the construction of a public building at Ste. Anne de Beaupre, in the county of Montmorency, to the extent of $25,000 as mentioned in the estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1936.

For a copy of all papers, correspondence, telegrams, and other documents, in the possession of the Department of Public Works, with reference to the repairs to be done at the wharf at Baie des Rochers, in the county of Saguenay, to the extent of $5,500 as mentioned in the estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1936.

For a copy of all papers, correspondence, telegrams, and other documents, in the possession of the Department of Public Works, with reference to the extension of the protection wall at Baie St. Paul (Riviere du Gouffre), in the county of Charlevoix, to the extent of $8,800 as mentioned in the estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1936.

For a copy of all papers, correspondence, telegrams, and other documents, in the possession of the Department of Public Works, with reference to the wharf extension at Mani-couagan, on the north shore of the River St. Lawrence, to the extent of $100,000 as mentioned in the estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1936.

For a copy of all papers, correspondence, telegrams, and other documents, in the possession of the Department of Public Works, with reference to the wharf extension at La Malbaie (St. Etienne), in the county of Charlevoix, to the extent of $39,000 as mentioned in the estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1936.

For a copy of all papers, correspondence, telegrams, and other documents, in the possession of the Department of Public Works, with reference to the reconstruction of the wharf at Havre St. Pierre, on the north shore of the River St. Lawrence, to the extent of $75,000 as mentioned in the estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1936.

Sir GBOIRjGE PBRLEY: As regards Nos. 1 to 6 inclusive of these motions, the question was 'brought up the other day in the absence of the hon. member. The motions refer to items in the estimates of this year which have not yet been voted and I submit that it is not in accordance with the custom to bring down papers regarding estimates to be discussed in the house this session. The hon. member can ask questions when the estimates are before the house.

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LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

I put these motions on the order paper in view of the fact that these estimates will come up for consideration. In order to be in a position to discuss the estimates on their merits, it is necessary to have the information I ask for. I am not asking anything out of the ordinary routine of business; I am just asking for correspondence, documents and letters exchanged with regard to the matters affected. If the papers are not in my possession it may take a longer

Motions for Papers

lime to discuss the estimates of the Minister of Public Works when they come up and I shall be obliged to ask him to produce the documents. I shall be within my right in asking him.

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CON

George Halsey Perley (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE PERLEY:

It has not been the custom to bring down papers in this house regarding estimates which have not yet even been discussed.

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Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS ESTIMATES
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LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

I serve notice on the Minister of Public Works that when the estimates come up I should like to have all these papers.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

All right.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Nos. 1 to 6 dropped.

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CHARLEVOIX-SAGUENAY PUBLIC WORKS

LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

For a copy of all paylists and accounts for materials in connection with work done by the Department of Public Works in the county of Charlevoix-Saguenay during the years 1933 and 1934.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

I wish to point

out to my hon. friend that to comply literally with this motion would involve weeks of the time of stenographers. I have made inquiry and in the hon. member's constituency there are more than sixty different works to which this question relates. He is asking for the most complete and detailed information in regard to pay lists, etcetera, in connection with each and every one of those works. In view of the very large number of returns that are asked for, I suggest that my hon. friend if possible limit the scope of this motion, and if he desires details respecting any particular work, we shall be very glad to give him all information available. But I point out to him, as I think he will agree, that this motion involves a very large amount of wrork which will take a good deal of time and possibly the return might not be ready in time. I suggest that he let the motion stand and endeavour to reduce its scope.

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LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

I introduced this

motion because last year, the year before and even this year other motions along the same line were passed and at the time no exception was taken to them by the Minister of Public Works or the Prime Minister. There may be sixty constituencies where works were constructed, but in my constituency in 1933 and 1934 there were not many.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

I say that there were sixty works in my hon. friend's constituency.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Possibly the motion

might be allowed to stand until the hon.

member consults with the minister.

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LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Would the minister

allow me to examine all these records in his department if I go there?

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

I suggest that

my hon. friend endeavour to limit the motion to any particular work in which he is interested.

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LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

It is interesting to know all the works and how all have been carried out.

Motion stands.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-AUDITORS' REPORT

February 20, 1935