June 28, 1935

CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MURPHY:

This item is made up as

follows: For Indian education $154,000 is being provided, made up of $67,000 for an increase in the per capita grants to residential schools; $40,000 to cover the final payment towards the cost of construction of the Beauval Indian residential school and $47,000 to provide furnishings for Indian residential schools erected from funds provided under the Public Works Construction Act. A sum of $21,000 is being provided for medical services, to provide for furnishings and equipment for buildings erected under funds provided under the Public Works Construction Act. An amount of $25,000 is being provided for aids to Indians, to cover the construction of thirty new houses for Indian families forced to move through the raising of the water level of Lac Seul.

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LIB
CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MURPHY:

Not under this item.

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LIB
CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MURPHY:

This item follows the

wording of the item in the main estimates; that is the only reason I can give.

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT:

It is misleading as it

stands. Apparently it was easier to copy the old item and in the meantime the Indians on the reserves, instead of travelling along the roads which are practically impassable will have to continue to go through the fields.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Will the minister supplement the information he promised to give me by giving the number of dependents?

At six o'clock the Speaker resumed the chair and the house took recess.

After Recess

The house resumed at eight o'clock.

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PRIVATE BILLS

CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE-THIRD READING


Bill No. 27, respecting the Canadian Marconi Company.-Mr. Sullivan. Bill No. 96, respecting the Sarnia-Port Huron Vehicular Tunnel Company .-Mr. Gray. Bill No. 113, for the relief of Dora Eleanor Mathieson Campbell.-Mr. Vallance.


INDIAN AFFAIRS


The house in committee of supply, Mr. MacDonald (Cape Breton South) in the chair. Indians- To provide for expenses connected with the administration of Indian Affairs, including salaries, supplies, relief, medical attendance, hospitalization, dwellings, agricultural activities, surveys, roads, bridges, irrigation, dyking, education, etc.-further amount required, $200,000.


LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

I would like to ask the minister a question on behalf of the hon. member for Vancouver North (Mr. Munn) who is not present. Is there anything in this appropriation for river bank protection on the Squa-mish river?

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

No.

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Item agreed to. Supply-National Defence



Department of National Defence Radio Services- For the maintenance and operation of the Northwest Territories radio system-further amount required, $50,000.


LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

May I ask the government whether the proposal contained in the speech from the throne for the establishment of a department of communications during this session has been put into force and, if so, when and to what extent?

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Hugh Guthrie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

We will not proceed with that until next session.

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Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

I am very glad to hear

that, because it is one of the social measures that have been dropped.

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Item agreed to.


June 28, 1935