June 28, 1935

UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARDINER:

If it was a transfer of

part of the contract-and we will accept that explanation-then the minister's department must have been a party to that part of the transfer. Therefore he must have information in his office as to the terms upon which the transfer was made. That is the information I should like to have.

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

If the hon. member

desires to have the information I should be glad to supply it; no doubt I can supply it, but I have not the information with me.

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UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARDINER:

Could the minister

have it to-night at eight o'clock?

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

I could write the

hon. member and tell him the facts.

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UFA
CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

I do not know; it

is five-thirty, and the office will be closed. I could write, however.

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UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARDINER:

I should like to have

this information before the committee because in my judgment it is very important to have a little more information about dredging contracts in the St. Lawrence. If the minister could see his way clear to let it stand until such time as he could get the information, I would appreciate it very much.

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LAB

Humphrey Mitchell

Labour

Mr. MITCHELL:

The minister left the

impression that the wages paid by private

contractors were not as high as those which might be paid by the government. I should like to know whether the fspr wages clause is made a part of private contracts.

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

The fair wages clause is inserted.

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LAB

Abraham Albert Heaps

Labour

Mr. HEAPS:

Why is it that they were

paying lower wages than the government were paying?

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CON
UFA
CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

For instance, the

captain on a dredge of a private concern might receive a little less salary than a captain on a government dredge; I am not quite sure about it. The wages paid to labourers are the same, because they are under a fair wages scale.

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UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARDINER:

In view of the statement made by the minister to the effect that government dredges could not compete with privately owned dredges because of the fact that they were paying a lower wage scale, I believe we should have further information concerning the vote before we are asked to pass it. Perhaps the minister would accede to the reasonable request that the item stand until the information is received.

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CON

Alfred Duranleau (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DURANLEAU:

I have no objection.

Item stands.

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


International boundary commission-expenses connected with the maintenance in a state of effective demarcation of the international boundary-revote, further amount required, $6,819.42.


LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

May we have information regarding this vote? I ask at this time because two boundary marks were placed on the international boundary at Temiahmoo Bay, and I was wondering whether or not the department would complete those international boundary marks. As is known, the cost is borne by both the United States and Canada.

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CON

Thomas Gerow Murphy (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. T. G. MURPHY (Minister of the Interior):

Does the hon. member refer to

the marks at Boundary Bay?

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LIB

June 28, 1935