February 25, 1935

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

PRESENTATION OF REPORT OF GEORGE A. TOUCHE AND COMPANY


On the order for motions:


CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Minister of Railways and Canals):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to lay on the table parliamentary return No. 135, the report submitted by George A. Touche and Company, auditors of the Canadian National Railways, in connection with the writing down of the capital. While I am on my feet may I say that we did not receive a sufficient number of copies from George A. Touche and Company to supply all the members of the committee, but we have supplied them in alphabetical order as far as they would go, and we are getting others run off which will be supplied as soon as they are ready.

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LIB

Wilfred Hanbury

Liberal

Mr. WILFRED HANBURY (Vancouver-Burrard):

Mr. Speaker, I understand that the information which has just been laid on the table of the house for the first time was previously handed to the newspapers. I should like to know if the minister has any explanation to make in that regard.

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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

I have no explanation to make, because I did not hand it to the newspapers. The report as we received it was supplied to some of the members, and quite possibly some member has handed it to the newspapers. We did not do so.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


FARMERS' CREDITORS ARRANGEMENT ACT-ST.


FRANCOIS, QUE.*


CON

Joseph-François Laflèche

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LAFLECHE:

What are the names and addresses of the farmers of the judicial district of St. Francois, who have made arrangements pursuant to the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act?

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CON

Maurice Dupré (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DUPRE:

Mr. Speaker, I am advised by the hon. member for Richmond-Wolfe (Mr. Lafleche) that this question is to be dropped.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Dropped.

POULTRY POOL SCHEME LECTURERS*

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LIB

Mr. GERSHAW:

Liberal

1. How many lecturers have been appointed in Alberta to promote the poultry pool scheme?

2. What are their names?

3. What remuneration is received' by each?

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

As this question is now worded there is no answer, as there is no scheme called the poultry pool scheme, and my information is that there has been no scheme submitted by the Alberta poultry pool. I presume the hon. member for Medicine Hat (Mr. Gershaw) has in mind a scheme known as the Alberta poultry marketing scheme. We understand that lecturers have been appointed, but at present their names are not available to the Department of Agriculture. Neither does the department know whether wages are being paid to these lecturers. W'hen the returns are submitted by the sponsors of the scheme showing the expenses that have been paid, those returns will contain the names of the lecturers, and we will be glad to give the hon. member the information.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Answered.

Mr. STEWART (Edlmonton)-: I would

suggest that the Minister of Agriculture try to secure from the pool the names of the lecturers. I understand the vote has already taken place. The selection of the lecturers must have been completed by this time and it would be only a very small matter to obtain from the pool the names, the addresses and the remuneration received. If we have to await the return made by the pool we may not receive the information before next September or October, and we are very anxious to get the information if it can be obtained in this way.

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

I thought I had

made the matter abundantly clear when I spoke previously. We have no means of telling the remuneration paid, until returns are received. So far as the government is concerned we do not know whether or not any wages have been paid-certainly they have not been paid out of funds advanced by the government or by the dominion marketing board. I said to the hon. member who asked for the information that as soon as the returns were received showing how the money had been spent I would supply the information, and he seemed content. There will be no delay; as soon as the information is received it will be passed on.

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Clarence Joseph Veniot

Mr. YENIOT:

That will cover all three

provinces?

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

The other information will be available as soon as it comes in.

Questions

farmers' creditors arrangement ACT-SWIFT CURRENT

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LIB

Mr. BOTHWELL:

Liberal

1. Who is the official receiver under the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act at Swift Current?

2. When was he appointed?

3. On what basis is he paid?

4. What territory is comprised within his jurisdiction?

5. What amount has been paid or accrued to him since the date of his appointment up to the 31st of January, 1935?

6. How many farmers in his district have availed themselves of the provisions of the said act up to the 31st of January, 1935?

7. In how many cases has an adjustment been made?

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February 25, 1935