AGRICULTURE AND COLONIZATION
Hon. NORMAN McL. ROGERS (Minister of Labour): I beg to lay on the table of the house the report of the registrar of the Combines Investigation Act on an investigation into an alleged combine in the importation and distribution of British anthracite coal in Canada. The investigation was completed in 1933 but the report was not made public. In this report certain of the tables have been supplemented by figures covering the years 1933, 1934 and 1935.
(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).
voters' lists Mr. COCHRANE:
1. What was the total cost of printing the voters' lists for the 1930 federal elections?
2. What was the total cost for printing the voters' lists for the 1935 federal elections?
3. What was the total cost of machinery specially installed by the dominion government for the printing of election lists?
4. How many linotype operators were employed on this work (a) what wage scale were they paid; (b) how many overtime hours did they work and what rate of wage were they paid for overtime; (c) was it necessary to bring operators into Ottawa to complete the work?
5. Were any of the voters' lists printed by firms not connected with the government (a) if so, what office did the printing; (b) what rates were they paid?
6. Are linotypes installed for the setting of voters' lists now working full time (a) if part time, how many hours per day?
7. What did it cost to revise election lists in 1934 and 1935?
BILINGUALISM IN FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS
QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS