March 14, 1935

IMMIGRATION

LIB

Mr. FONTAINE:

Liberal

1. How many immigrants were admitted into Canada, during each year, between 1911 and 1929 inclusive?

2. What amounts were spent by the government for immigration purposes, each year, between 1911 and 1929 inclusive?

1680 COMMONS

Questions as Orders jor Returns

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
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CON

SOLDIER SETTLEMENT

UFA

Henry Elvins Spencer

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPENCER:

How many parcels of dominion lands have been relinquished by soldier settlers since the soldier settlement department started operation?

Topic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT
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CON

George Gordon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

The answer is as follows: Number parcels dominion lands relinquished by soldier settlers not available. Total number soldier and civilian settlers in which lands including dominion lands have reverted to department, 13,012.

Topic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT
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TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY

LIB

Mr. BERTRAND:

Liberal

1. What portion of road in Ontario, if any, was recognized as Trans-Canada highway by the dominion government?

2. Was it done by order in council?

3. If so, on what date?

4. Was there an order in council passed recommending a dominion contribution of 50 per cent towards the cost of the construction of any portion of Trans-Canada highway in Ontario: (a) in 1933; (b) in 1934?

5. If so, what were then the amounts contributed by the dominion government: (a) in 1933; (b) in 1934?

6. Towards what part of highway in Ontario known as Trans-Canada were these amounts paid?

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY
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CON

Mr. GORDON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Under relief legislation since 1930, the dominion has contributed to the province's expenditures on the following roads which have been designated by the province as Trans-Canada highway:

(a) Ottawa valley section, from Renfrew- Nipissing, Pembroke through Mattawa to North Bay.

(b) Thunder Bay section from Schreiber to Nipigon, through Port Arthur and Fort William to English river.

(c) Western section from English river through Dyment, Dinorwic, Dryden, Kenora to Manitoba boundary.

(d) Hawkesbury-Pembroke.

(e) Vicinity of Arnprior and Braeside.

2. Works undertaken on the above sections of the Trans-Canada highway under the various relief acts, with the exception of those carried out under the Unemployment Relief Act, 1930, were approved by orders in council.

3. The orders in council authorizing dominion contribution to the above mentioned Trans-Canada highway construction are as follows: P.C. 2853, November 14, 1931; P.C. 310, February 13, 1932; P.C. 1022, April 30, 1932; P.C. 2344, November 13, 1933; P.C. 1023,

.May 17, 1934; P.C. 573, March 28, 1934.

4. 5 and 6. The dominion contributed towards the cost of work carried out during the fiscal year 1933 on sections (a), (b) and (c) above mentioned, 60 cents per man-day of work, the amount of the dominion contribution on these sections being as follows: section (a), $262,500; section (b), $300,000; section (c), $307,500. The dominion also contributed on a 50 per cent basis to work carried out during the calendar year 1933 on sections (d) and (e) above mentioned, the amount of the dominion contribution being as follows: section (d), $171,469.67; section (e), $1,209.01.

The agreement entered into with the province of Ontario under the provisions of the Relief Act, 1934, provides, amongst other things, that the dominion will pay to the province 50 per cent of such expenditures as may be approved by the dominion for highways designated by provincial order in council as part of the Trans-Canada highway, exclusive of the cost of administration and of acquisition of lands. Under this agreement dominion approval has to date been given for the building of 8'4 miles of Trans-Canada highway from Iveewatin west at an estimated cost of $255,000, dominion proportion 50 per cent or $127,500 for which accounts have not yet been received.

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

BANFF, ALTA., PUBLIC WORKS

UFA

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What is the total amount of money laid aside for the public works program in Banff and district?

2. Would this program include the construction of an administration building, the laying out of a golf course in connection with the

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tourist camp, the road to Mount Norquay ski camp and the summit of Stony Squaw mountain?

3. At what rates of pay to the workmen were these propeets to be carried on?

4. How many men have been employed on each project and for how long?

5. Has the work ceased on any of them?

6. If so, on which project and for what reasons?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   BANFF, ALTA., PUBLIC WORKS
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PORT ARTHUR GOVERNMENT TERMINAL ELEVATOR

LIB

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

Liberal

1. Is the federal government terminal elevator at Port Arthur still being operated by the government?

2. If not: (a) to whom was it leased; (b) when was it leased; (e) what were the terms and duration of such lease?

3. Did the government cease operating this public terminal elevator and lease it to a private concern?

4. If so, for what reason?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PORT ARTHUR GOVERNMENT TERMINAL ELEVATOR
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CON

Richard Burpee Hanson (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury) :

Return tabled, herewith.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PORT ARTHUR GOVERNMENT TERMINAL ELEVATOR
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COAL PURCHASES IN NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSWICK

LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Liberal

1. What are the names of the companies from whom coal was purchased in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in the years 1934 and 1935 to date?

2. What quantity was purchased from each company ?

3. What was the price paid to each company either f.o.b. ears at mine, or if delivered, state where and at what price?

4. What tonnage of coal was purchased from the United States in 1934, and at what price?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   COAL PURCHASES IN NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSWICK
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Peter John Veniot

Liberal

Hon. PETER VENIOT (Gloucester):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to submit a few questions to the Minister of Justice (Mr. Guthrie). I have these questions written down in order that there may be no mistake in the report of Hansard. Will the minister lay on the table of the house copies of the evidence and the report of the investigation held in Bathurst in 1934, into the allegation that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had practised1 the third degree on a prisoner? Also copy of the evidence and report on the allegation that the patrol boats had lain for days at the wharf in Bathurst while smuggling was going on in the vicinity. Also a copy of the contract between the government of New Brunswick and the federal government in connection with the transfer of the enforcement of laws in that province to the Department of Justice through the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Also a copy of the names of the provincial police of New Brunswick

who were transferred from that force to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police when the latter took over the enforcement of provincial laws. Will the Minister of Justice lay on the table tlie decision of the appellate branch of the Supreme Court of New Brunswick in the matter of appeal in the case of the captain of the Paul T seized under the liquor law of New Brunswick in which certain questions were raised which may materially affect the investigation now proposed, and in which His Lordship, Chief Justice Baxter took part? Will the minister inform the house from whom he received the information that no person in Shippigan was on direct relief between May 1, 1934, and January 1, 1935?

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
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March 14, 1935