June 12, 1935

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Did the Post Office Department issue instructions to postmasters to close post offices in the province of Quebec, on May 30th last, the feast of the ascension?

2. What instructions were issued in this regard previous years since 1931?

Topic:   ASCENSION DAY, POST OFFICE CLOSING
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CON

DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE-HISTORICAL SECTION

LIB

Mr. AHEARN:

Liberal

1. Was the historical section of the Department of National Defence created in 1917 by 92582-2261

order in council number 19, dated January 17, 1917, and reorganized by order in council number 1052, dated May 27, 1921?

2. Did' the government at the time consideration was being given to the placing of the staff of the soldier settlement board on a permanent basis, give due consideration to having the staff of the historical section, Department of National Defence, also placed on a permanent basis?

3. Is the government aware that this staff, the majority of whom are returned soldiers, has been employed on this work since 1917 and in a relative position to that of the soldier settlement board staff?

4. If so, has the government given consideration to this question in view of the soldier settlement board staff being made permanent?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE-HISTORICAL SECTION
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CON

Mr. STIRLING: (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of National Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2, 3 and 4. The question of placing the staff of the historical section on a permanent basis has been under consideration for some time but no final decision has as yet been made.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE-HISTORICAL SECTION
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ST. JEAN DE MATHA, QUE., MAIL CONTRACT

LIB

Mr. FERLAND:

Liberal

1. Did the superintendent of the Post Office Department call for tenders for the carrying of the mail on rural routes Nos. 1 and 2 in the parish of St. Jean de Matha, county of Joliette, in the month of April, last?

2. If so, who were the tenderers and what were the tender prices?

3. Were contracts awarded, what were the contract prices and to whom were such contracts awarded ?

Topic:   ST. JEAN DE MATHA, QUE., MAIL CONTRACT
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2 and 3. The contract for route No. 1 was awarded to James C'omtois, the only tenderer, at $375 per annum, and the contract for route No. 2 was awarded to Hormisdas Desroches, also the only tenderer, at $375 per annum.

Topic:   ST. JEAN DE MATHA, QUE., MAIL CONTRACT
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SALES TAX ON CANNED VEGETABLES

LIB

Mr. FERLAND:

Liberal

1. What agricultural cooperative societies of the province of Quebec pay a sales tax of 6 per cent on the vegetables they can?

2. Did any municipal councils of the province of Quebec protest against the levying of a sales tax of 6 per cent on vegetables canned

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by the agricultural cooperative societies which, without engaging in trade, only sell the products to their members?

3. If so, what municipal councils?

Topic:   SALES TAX ON CANNED VEGETABLES
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CON

Mr. MATTHEWS: (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No detailed statistical information as to origin of payments is maintained in the department in respect to sales tax.

2. The department has been unable to locate any such protests.

3. Answered by No. 2.

Topic:   SALES TAX ON CANNED VEGETABLES
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SHELBURNE-UPPER OHIO, N.S., MAIL CONTRACT

LIB

Mr. RALSTON:

Liberal

1. Who is the contractor for rural route No. I Shelburne to Upper Ohio, Shelburne county?

2. What was the amount of the contract when first awarded to the present contractor?

3. Was said amount of contract increased during the term of the present contract; if so, how much?

4. When does the present contract expire?

5. Will public tenders be called for new contract to follow expiration of present one?

6. If so, in what newspaper or newspapers will they be published?

7. Has any arrangement been entered into, or offer been made to present contractor, or any other person or persons, to carry the mails from Shelburne, N.S., to Upper Ohio, R.R. No. 1, immediately upon expiry of present contract?

8. If so, with whom, and for what price, and for how long a period of time?

9. If such arrangement has been made without public tender, upon whose recommendation did the Post Office Department act?

Mr. S'AUVE:

1. James M. Bower.

2. $550 per annum.

3. No.

4. 30th September, 1935.

5. No.

6. See answer to No. 5.

7. Yes.

8. A renewal for four years was authorized with the present contractor at 8475 per annum.

9. Donald M. Robertson.

Topic:   SHELBURNE-UPPER OHIO, N.S., MAIL CONTRACT
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CHURCHOVER, N.S., MAIL CONTRACT

LIB

Mr. RALSTON:

Liberal

1. When does the present contract for carrying mails from Churchover, Shelburne county, N.S., to the railway station, expire?

2. Who is the present contractor, and what is the amount of his contract?

3. Will tenders be advertised for new contract to begin upon expiration of present contract?

4. If so, in what newspaper or newspapers will tenders be published?

5. Will the present contractor be given a chance to renew present contract, without tender, at the same price?

6. Has any offer been made or arrangement entered into with any person or persons to

carry the mails from Churchover to the railway station immediately upon expiry of the present contract?

7. If so, with whom, and for what period of time, and at what price or amount?

8. If such contract or arrangement has been made on whose recommendation did the Post Office Department act?

Topic:   CHURCHOVER, N.S., MAIL CONTRACT
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 30th June, 1936.

2. E. G. Mahoney at $195 per annum.

3. No.

4. See answer to No. 3.

5. No.

6. Yes.

7. Stillman Acker, 4 years at $195 per annum.

8. Donald M. Robertson.

Topic:   CHURCHOVER, N.S., MAIL CONTRACT
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BIRCHTOWN, N.S., MAIL CONTRACT

LIB

Mr. RALSTON:

Liberal

1. When does the present contract for carrying the mails from Birehtown, Shelburne county, N.S., to the railway station, expire?

2. Who is the present contractor, and what is the amount of his contract?

3. Will tenders be advertised for new contract to begin upon expiration of present contract?

4. If so, in what newspaper or newspapers will the tenders be published?

5. Will the present contractor be given a chance to renew present contract, without tender, at the same price?

6. Has any offer been made or arrangement

entered into with any person or persons to carry the mails from Birehtown to the railway station, immediately upon expiry of the present contract? _

7. If so, with whom, and for what period of time, and at what price or amount?

8. If such contract or arrangement has been made on whose recommendation did the Post Office Department act?

Topic:   BIRCHTOWN, N.S., MAIL CONTRACT
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 30th June, 1935.

2. E. G. Mahoney $62.60 per annum.

3. No.

4. See answer to No. 3.

5. No.

6. Yes.

7. Stillman Acker, 4 years at $62.60 per annum.

8. Donald M. Robertson.

Topic:   BIRCHTOWN, N.S., MAIL CONTRACT
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

June 12, 1935