March 25, 1935

PURCHASE OF LETTER BOXES

CON

Mr. LAFLECHE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many letter boxes were purchased from Arthur Lesieur, in what year, and at what price?

2. If such boxes were recommended, was such recommendation contained in a verbal or written report, and what was the nature and conclusion of such report?

3. Were such boxes inspected by a competent official upon each delivery of same?

4. How many boxes of a similar type were purchased: (a) since 1931; (b) from 1925 to 1930, and at what price?

5. At what price are such boxes sold to individuals and since when have such sales been effected?

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Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF LETTER BOXES
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. There were no letter boxes purchased from Arthur Lesieur but rural mail boxes were purchased from Amedee Lesieur, as follows:

December 23, 1931-10,000 rural mail boxes as per standard sample submitted and accepted at a price of $2.75 each, plus 6 per cent sales tax.

2. Recommended by mechanical engineer, post office department, by a written report as follows:

"Re-Rural mail box-circular model with full opening-swivel type-illustrated by accompanying photograhs I am instructed by the deputy postmaster general to report to you on the above subject.

Dimensions, 23 inches by lOJ inches, Metal gauge, body 24-door 22.

Design of door admits of the use of full clearance of box and is unique in this respect.

Door is of the gravity type-no springs.

Mounting is rugged in design and economical in material and is extended completely around the box adding considerably to its strength.

The cost of the present box in use is $2.80 each in large quantities with freight allowances to destination and I understand the price of the box in question is under this amount. Altogether the proposed box is superior in both appearance and utility and by reason of its design is much more convenient to operate and maintain."

3. Boxes were examined by mechanical engineer, Montreal post office, and each box was stamped on inside of cover "Passed Official inspection 1932."

4. (a) Nil

(b) 40,000-June 8, 1927 10,228-January 26, 1928

$2.80 each, plus sales tax not to exceed 10 cents per box, f.o.b., Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, London, Moncton.

5. $4 each, which has been the standard price for many years.

Since June, 1932, sales have been made to patrons in the following postal districts, and no complaints received as to quality:

Montreal, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island.

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Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF LETTER BOXES
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

SQUARE TIMBER SUPPLIED TO RIMOUSKI DISTRICT

LIB

Mr. FAFARD:

Liberal

1. What quantities of square timber were supplied to the Department of Public Works, Rimouslci district, by Mr. Elzear Cote himself or on behalf of his firm, Ansehne Cote and Sons, during the years 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, and 1935?

2. At what price per foot was the timber purchased, what was the total amount purchased during each of the said years?

3. What quantities of lumber were purchased from the same firm, at what price per thousand feet, and what was the total amount purchased during each of the above years?

4. What merchandise and' other goods, including hardware, gasoline, oil, etc., were purchased from Elzear Cote himself or from his firm, Anselme Cote and Sons, by the Department of Public Works, Rimouski district, at what price, and what was the total amount paid in this connection during the last five years ?

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Motions for Papers

farmer's creditors arrangement act.-

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   SQUARE TIMBER SUPPLIED TO RIMOUSKI DISTRICT
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OFFICIAL RECEIVERS

LIB

Mr. ROBERGE:

Liberal

1. What are the names, professions, addresses and jurisdiction of official receivers appointed in connection with the administration of the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act, in the province of Quebec?

2. What was each such appointee's business experience?

3. What was each such appointee's legal experience ?

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Subtopic:   OFFICIAL RECEIVERS
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

Return tabled herewith.

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Subtopic:   OFFICIAL RECEIVERS
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PROMOTION OF CIVIL SERVANTS

CON

Mr. DORION:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What civil servants, permanently or temporarily employed, in the various departments, were promoted, by way of reclassification or otherwise, since the passing of the order in council of June 14. 1932 (No. 44-1367) ?

2. What salary increases did such promoted persons receive?

3. On what date was each such person promoted?

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Subtopic:   PROMOTION OF CIVIL SERVANTS
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

BAN K OF CANADA -OFFICERS, EMPLOYERS, AND BRANCHES

LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre) :

For a return showing,-

1. The centres where branches of the Bank of Canada have been opened.

2. The names of all employees of such bank in such centres with total salaries in each case.

3. The names of all officers and employees of such bank at headquarters in Ottawa, with total salaries in each case.

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Subtopic:   BAN K OF CANADA -OFFICERS, EMPLOYERS, AND BRANCHES
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

Mr. Speaker, there is no

objection to this motion passing with the reservation that the government can furnish only the information which happens to be in its possession. We can submit a list of those who were transferred from the currency branch and from the office of the assistant receiver general, together with their salaries, but we have no information as to other employees of the bank or the salaries they are paid.

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver) Mr. Speaker, on a question of personal privilege, I submit again that the privilege of every hon. member is involved in the reply just made by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Rhodes). I had intended to refer to a statement made last year by the Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett) when the house was debating the Bank of Canada bill My colleague, the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth (Mr. Ralston) moved at that time in the banking and commerce committee that the deputy minister of finance be made a member of the executive committee of the bank and he was told that this was sufficient to assure this house that at all times it would receive full information with regard to the activities of the Bank of Canada. If the policy of the minister is to be taken from his answer, I may be constrained to raise this question at some future date.

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Subtopic:   BAN K OF CANADA -OFFICERS, EMPLOYERS, AND BRANCHES
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

The relations of the government to the bank is one question but it is an entirely different thing to say that it is competent for hon. members to ask for detailed information with respect to the internal workings of the bank. I do not think hon. members should be permitted to ask how many are employed, their names, the colour of their hair, their ages and so on.

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Subtopic:   BAN K OF CANADA -OFFICERS, EMPLOYERS, AND BRANCHES
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Their political complexion.

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Subtopic:   BAN K OF CANADA -OFFICERS, EMPLOYERS, AND BRANCHES
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

My hon. friend may have

that point of view but I think he will find that the reply I have made is in keeping with the ruling that the government is competent to give only that information which it has in its possession.

Motion as amended agreed to.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   BAN K OF CANADA -OFFICERS, EMPLOYERS, AND BRANCHES
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CUSTOMS TARIFF CHANGES

CON

Bernard Munroe Stitt

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STITT (Nelson):

For a return showing all increases in the customs tariff passed by the parliament of Canada in the years 1929-1930; return to show former rates as well as increases and dates when changes were made.

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March 25, 1935