May 28, 1935


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Albert Edward Munn

Liberal

Mr. A. E. MUNN (Vancouver North):

I have a question I would like to direct to the Minister of Railways. As a member of the house I have been advocating for years that the capital structure of the Canadian National Railways should be adjusted. The auditors have sent in a special report on the Canadian National and I understand that copies are available only to members of the special committee. As a member of the house I and perhaps others would like to have a copy of this report. Would it be possible for us to get copies?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

I shall look into the matter. The report is rather a lengthy one and the auditors themselves supplied us only with sufficient numbers for the members of the committee. However I shall look into the matter and see whether I can get a copy for my hon. friend. I think I can do that, but if many members wanted copies, some special arrangement might have to be made.

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LIB
CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

If, as the hon. member for

Vancouver suggests, they all want copies, I shall have to arrange to get them printed or typed specially for the house and I shall be glad to do that; if I can.

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LIB
CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

Light summer reading.

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POSTAL SERVICE-HOLIDAYS

LIB

Peter John Veniot

Liberal

Hon. P. J. VENIOT (Gloucester):

I would like to draw the attention of the Postmaster

Victoria Bridge Tolls

General to what I consider is an anomaly in the service. Before putting the question to him, I may say that I would not require an answer to-day because I know it would take a little time to look into the matter and an answer later on will satisfy me. I understand that under an order issued to the postal service in 1932, which I think is still in effect, on Easter Monday, the King's birthday and Remembrance day postal employees are required to give four hours' service without remuneration. Generally speaking, the rest of the civil servants are not required to do this. At Easter time and other legal holidays postal employees giving this extra time are allowed time off later on, but for the three holidays I have mentioned they are not allowed time off. I ask the Postmaster General (Mr. Sauve) if it is the intention to continue that practice, or would he consider placing the postal service on the same basis as other sections of the civil service. I am not asking that they be paid for that extra service, but that they be allowed four hours' leave at some other time.

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE-HOLIDAYS
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CON

Arthur Sauvé (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SAUVE:

I shall consider the remarks

of the ex-Postmaster General (Mr. Veniot) and give an answer to-morrow.

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PURCHASE OF FERTILIZER

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE FROM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND FARMERS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Alfred Edgar MacLean

Liberal

Mr. A. E. MacLEAN (Prince):

I would

ask the Prime Minister if an application has been received from the farmers of Prince Edward Island in regard to a bonus on last year's potato crop or some assistance towards buying fertilizer for potato crops this year?

Topic:   PURCHASE OF FERTILIZER
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE FROM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND FARMERS
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):

The Minister of Agriculture for

Prince Edward Island has brought the matter to the attention of the government and asked that some action be taken.

VICTORIA BRIDGE TOLLS On the orders of the day:

Topic:   PURCHASE OF FERTILIZER
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE FROM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND FARMERS
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LIB

Vincent Dupuis

Liberal

Mr. VINCENT DUPUIS (Laprairie-Napier-ville):

I would like to ask the Minister of

Marine (Mr. Duranleau) if an arrangement has been .made between himself and the committee on bridge toll reduction on the Victoria bridge to receive their delegates, as the acting Prime Minister (Sir George Perley) told this committee that this would be arranged by the Minister of Marine.

Topic:   PURCHASE OF FERTILIZER
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE FROM PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND FARMERS
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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ALFRED DURANLEAU (Minister of Marine):

As my hon. friend is a member of the south shore tolls committee I thought he

had been advised by the secretary that we have agreed to receive the delegation on Friday next after the arrival of the morning train from Montreal.

Topic:   PURCHASE OF FERTILIZER
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PREVENTIVE SERVICE SEARCHES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Charles Benjamin Howard

Liberal

Mr. C. B. HOWARD (Sherbrooke):

May I direct an inquiry to the Minister of National Revenue (Mr. Matthews) ? I brought this same thing up a year ago. On the 24th of May, a public holiday in Canada, the mounted police stopped most of the cars on the highways throughout the eastern townships, and unloaded the passengers at great inconvenience to decent, law-abiding citizens. May I ask that if this practice is going to be carried on, he would at least see that the mounted police go to the border and do their work there, if he is not satisfied with the way his officials are handling the customs in connection with people entering Canada?

Topic:   PREVENTIVE SERVICE SEARCHES
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May 28, 1935