March 23, 1936

SC

Mr. HANSELL:

Social Credit

1. What is the total number of men now employed on railways in Canada?

Questions

2. How many of these are aliens?

3. What is the total number of men now employed on tracks, sectionmen, foremen, etc.?

4. How many of these are aliens?

Topic:   EMPLOYMENT ON CANADIAN RAILWAYS
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LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Average for December, 1935.. .. 113,085

(Latest data available)

2. Not available.

3. Average for year 1934 27,170

(Latest data available)

4. Not available.

Topic:   EMPLOYMENT ON CANADIAN RAILWAYS
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COMPTROLLER OF THE TREASURY

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Who is the comptroller of the treasury and what is his salary?

2. What was his previous occupation and salary?

3. Is he a chartered accountant?

4. If so, where did he get his degree and when ?

5. How many men and women work under him (a) in the central office, and (b) in the various departments?

6. What was the total cost of central office and branches of the comptroller of the treasury since 1931?

Topic:   COMPTROLLER OF THE TREASURY
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Watson Sellar; $9,000.

2. Assistant Deputy Minister of Finance; $6,300.

3. No.

4. Answered by 3.

5. (a) 46 men and 32 women; (b) 581 men and 321 women.

6. The Consolidated Revenue and Audit Act, 1931, did not come into effect until April 1, 1932, but in the fiscal year 1931-32, $2,984.50 was spent for organizing purposes. Expenditures in the years since were: 1932-33, $1,612,268.76; 1933-34. $1,539,684.84; 1934-35, $1,544,251.26; 1935-36, $1,516,776.32 (to February 29, 1936).

Topic:   COMPTROLLER OF THE TREASURY
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

PURCHASES OF AIRCRAFT

CCF

Mr. MacNEIL:

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. What purchases of aircraft have been made during the period October 23, 1935, to the present date?

2. If such purchases were made (a) what types were secured; (b) what prices were [DOT] paid?

3. From what firms or agencies were such purchases made?

4. Were tenders called for; if so (a) what firms tendered, and (b) what were the tenders submitted?

5. For what purposes were such purchases made?

6. Were all such purchases of aircraft approved by the officers of the department as fully modern in type and in a satisfactory flying condition at the time of purchase?

IMr. Hansel].1

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PURCHASES OF AIRCRAFT
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

Return tabled herewith.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PURCHASES OF AIRCRAFT
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PRICE SPREADS INVESTIGATION-AUDITORS

LIB

Mr. GOLDING:

Liberal

1. What are the names of the auditors or auditor used by the following auditing firms in the price spreads investigation conducted by the royal commission and parliamentary committee (a) Clarkson, Gordon, Dilworth, Guilfoyle & Nash; (b) Peat, Marwick, Mitchell Company; (c) Fred Page Higgins; (d) F. A. Nightingale; (e) Dunwoody; (f) Creak; (g) Richardson?

2. How many days -were each of these auditors engaged in this investigation?

3. What did each firm charge per day for the services of each of their auditors?

4. What was the expense allowance for each of these auditors per day?

5. What was the total amount paid each firm?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   PRICE SPREADS INVESTIGATION-AUDITORS
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

LANGE GARDIEN, QUE., POSTMASTERSHIP

CON

Edgard Jules Wermenlinger

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WERMENLINGER:

For a copy of all correspondence, letters,

telegrams and other documents, respecting the dismissal of U'bald Laberge, as postmaster of I'Ange Gardien, province of Quebec, covering the period from October 1, 1935, to date.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   LANGE GARDIEN, QUE., POSTMASTERSHIP
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B0I8CHATEL, QUE., POSTMASTERSHIP

CON

Edgard Jules Wermenlinger

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WERMENLINGER:

For a copy of all correspondence, letters,

telegrams and other documents, respecting the dismissal of Laurent Vezina, as postmaster of the parish of Boischatel. province of Quebec, and covering the period from October 1, 1935, to date.

Topic:   B0I8CHATEL, QUE., POSTMASTERSHIP
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AVILA VEZINA

CON

Edgard Jules Wermenlinger

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WERMENLINGER:

For a copy of all correspondence, letters,telegrams, and other documents, respecting the dismissal of Avila Vezina, of Boischatel, province of Quebec, an employee in the Department of Marine, covering the period from

October 1, 1935, to date.

Topic:   AVILA VEZINA
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LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Marine):

I may say I answered a few days ago a question in reference to the motion referred to, but I have made search of the files, and there is no correspondence whatever. This man was temporarily employed, and I suppose he was dismissed in the ordinary course of events.

Topic:   AVILA VEZINA
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LIB

March 23, 1936