March 23, 1936

SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO INQUIRE INTO OPERATION OF ACT OF 1932, AMENDMENTS AND REGULATIONS

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved:

That the name of Mr. Cahan be substituted for that of Mr. Beaubier on the special committee appointed to inquire into the operations of the Canadian Radio Commission and its administration of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Act of 1932 and amendments, and the regulations made under authority thereof.

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Motion agreed to.


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Marine; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Railways and Canals):

I desire to lay on the table of the house the annual report of the Canadian National Railways for the year ended December 31, 1935, the annual report of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine Limited and the Canadian National West Indies Steamships Limited, for the year ended December 31, 1935, and the report to parliament of the firm of Messrs. Clarkson, Gordon, Dilworth & Nash, auditors of the accounts of the Canadian National railway system, for the year ended December 31, 1935.

These accounts are tabled in both languages, and the annual reports of the railways and the steamships are being distributed this afternoon through the post office to each member. These reports, together with the railway estimates, as well as the auditors' report, will be referred to the select standing committee on railways and shipping.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.) Questions


KOOTENAY REGIMENT, 1ST BATTALION

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. Did the government acquire any property or buildings for the use of the Kootenay Regiment, 1st Battalion, at Cranbrook, British Columbia, in 1935?

2. If so, what property or buildings were purchased, what was the cost of each and the cost of fittings, etc.?

3. What was the cost of rental of all

quarters previously used by the department of National Defence at Cranbrook?

4. What was the cost of the rifle range at Cranbrook and the cost of the road constructed thereto in 1935?

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Subtopic:   KOOTENAY REGIMENT, 1ST BATTALION
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver): (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by 1.

3. Prior to August 15, 1934, the regiment made its own arrangements for quarters at Cranbrook, paying for the same out of its care-of-arms allowance. Since August 15, 1934, the Department of National Defence has provided quarters at Cranbrook, at a rental of $1,200 a year.

4. Total cost of the two-target rifle range at Cranbrook, including the access road, $5,102. Separate figures for the range and the road are not available, as this work was carried out as an unemployment relief project.

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Subtopic:   KOOTENAY REGIMENT, 1ST BATTALION
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AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY

LIB

Mr. FERLAND:

Liberal

1. How many automobiles were manufactured each year from and including 1929 to 1935 (a) in Canada; (b) in the United States?

2. What was the total number of persons employed in the Canadian automobile industry and the total amount of salaries paid in each such year?

3. What amount of capital was invested in the Canadian automobile industry and what dividends were paid annually during abovestated period?

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Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY
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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Production of automobiles in Canada and the United States 1929-1935:

Canada ^United States Number Number

1929

262,625 5,359,0901930

153,372 3,356,8061931

82,559 2,389,8001932

60.789 1,370,6781933

65,852 1,920,0571934

116,852 2,753,1111935

1172.934 13.977.066

* Including motor vehicles exported as "parts for assembly."

t Preliminary figures.

2. Total number Total

of persons salaries

employed and wages

1929

16,435 $ 26,864,8081930

12,541 19,473,7821931

9,545 13,113,1921932

8.810 11,435,7411933

8,134 8,557,3311934

9,674 12,938,9331935

(Data not available)3. Capita]invested Dividends1929

$98,378,3011930

90,671,678 Complete1931

59,638,057 data1932

49,641,777 not1933

40,000.559 available1934

34,520,9381935

(Data not

available)

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Subtopic:   AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, MAIL CONTRACT

CON

Mr. WERMENLINGER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the Post Office department ask for tenders for the mail contract between St. JIalachie and St. Edward of Frampton, Dorchester county?

2. If so, what are the names of those who submitted tenders?

3. What was the amount of each tender?

4. To whom was the contract awarded and at what price?

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LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2, 3 and 4. Contract arrangements not having been completed it is not considered in the public interest to give this information until new contract has been executed.

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CANADIAN FARM LOAN BOARD

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. What was the total amount subscribed by the province of British Columbia for capital stock in the Canadian Farm Loan Board?

2. Was any interest allowed on the stock purchased, and. if so, what amount?

3. Is it the intention of the government this year to redeem the stock purchased, and. if so, what will the cost of this be to the government?

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LIB

Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. $63,891.

' 2. Stock does not bear interest.

3. Under authority of section 5 (3) of the Canadian Farm Loan Act, the government is purchasing at par stock subscribed for by provincial governments.

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EMPLOYMENT ON CANADIAN RAILWAYS

March 23, 1936