April 6, 1936

SC

Mr. PELLETIER:

Social Credit

1. How much was paid to Honourable Newton W. Rowell, Mr. W. N. Tilley, Mr. Aime Geoffrion and Mr. R. L. Calder each year from 1922 by all governments, for legal fees and travelling expenses?

2. What were the conditions of employment and tile amount of fees of the solicitors who recently argued the social legislation cases before the supreme court?

Topic:   LEGAL FEES
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F. A. FAULKNER

LIB

Mr. BOULANGER:

Liberal

1. Is Mr. F. A. Faulkner in the employ of the Post Office Department at Sherbrooke, Quebec ?

2. If so, since what date, what are his duties and what salary does he receive?

3. Was Mr. Faulkner , appointed to the position he now occupies by the Civil Service Commission?

4. Apart from Mr. Faulkner, were there other candidates for the position he now occupies?

5. What pei-son determined the rating of candidates and what are the duties and the salary of such person?

6. Does Mr. Faulkner speak French?

7. What proportion of the population of Sherbrooke is French-speaking?

8. Was Mr. Faulkner born in Canada?

9. How long had Mr. Faulkner been a resident of Canada when he entered the Canadian public service ?

hog's BACK, ONT., DAM CONSTRUCTION

Topic:   F. A. FAULKNER
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LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. How many former permanent employees of the Department of the Interior are on the eligible list of the civil service commission and might be considered to be engineers not now employed?

2. How many of them are hydraulic, water power hydrometric and hydrometric engineers, or assistant or junior engineers, who are they and what is their age, superannuation allowance and former salary?

3. Were they all notified of the vacancy as junior engineer on the construction of the Hog's Back dam?

4. If not, why and who of them has been notified?

5. Was any application received from any one of them by the civil service commission?

G. If so, whether it was considered by the Civil Service Commission, and who made the rating.

7. Who was appointed and at what salary?

8. Whether the appointee had any governmental experience and what his exeperience was in the construction of dams.

9. By whom he was recommended.

10. His age.

Topic:   F. A. FAULKNER
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ACCOUNTANTS IN PUBLIC SERVICE

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. What was the total number of (a) accountants, and (b) members of their staff in each department in 1930?

2. What was the total amount of salaries paid (a) to said accountants, and (b) to members of their staff in that year?

3. What is the total number of (a)

accountants, and (b) members of their staff working now under the comptroller of the treasury in each department? .

4. What is the total amount of salaries paid to each class of employees mentioned in the preceding paragraph?

Topic:   ACCOUNTANTS IN PUBLIC SERVICE
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WELSH AND GERMAN ANTHRACITE COAL

LIB

Mr. PLAXTON:

Liberal

1. Have complaints reached the government regarding the inferior quality of Welsh coal imported into Canada?

Questions as Orders for Returns

2. Does the government make analyses of each cargo of imported anthracite to ascertain the quality and classification and also to detect and prevent fraudulent practices?

3. Is any department of the government supplied by the importer with a sworn statement showing from what mines each cargo originates?

4. (1) Is the government aware what disposition there was, or is being, made of 205,000 tons of German anthracite imported into Canada in 1935; (2) will the government investigate and ascertain: (a) if it is advertised and marketed as German coal; (b) if it is mixed with Welsh anthracite, advertised and marketed as a genuine British Empire product; (c) will the government prosecute any fraudulent misrepresentations brought to its attention?

5. Will the government investigate the recent fire in a pile of coal classified as anthracite piled on the water-front at Toronto to ascertain; (a) was it genuine anthracite; (b) did it contain other coals than all British origin and, if so, what other coals; (c) under what name and classification was this coal marketed to the public?

Topic:   WELSH AND GERMAN ANTHRACITE COAL
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DEPUTY MINISTERS

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. What are the names of the members of the public service of Canada who rank as deputy ministers and in what department are they?

2. What is the date of the appointment of each one, and whom have they replaced?

3. Is it the custom for the Prime Minister to consult with the leader of the opposition before appointing a deputy minister or appointing a public servant with the rank of a deputy minister?

4. If so, which among the above mentioned public servants have been appointed following that custom?

5. Was such custom followed in the appointment of the high officials of the Bank of Canada, of the radio commission, of the Civil Service Commission and of other governmental commissions or boards?

6. If so, for whom and when?

Topic:   DEPUTY MINISTERS
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POSITIONS CREATED WITH SALARIES FROM $5,000 UP

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. How many positions with salaries ranging from $5,000 to $9,999 have been created and filled from August, 1930, to October, 1935?

2. How many positions with salaries ranging from $10,000 and up have been created and filled from August, 1930, to October, 1935?

3. In each case, who decided upon the merit of the appointee?

Topic:   POSITIONS CREATED WITH SALARIES FROM $5,000 UP
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RADIO BROADCASTING COMMISSION

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Are there regular employees of the radio commission in Toronto who have received from such commission more than their salary, under assumed names?

[Mr. Plaxton.l

2. If so, what are the real names of such persons, their assumed names, their regular salary, together with the amounts they received under assumed names?

3. Who authorized such payments and on what dates?

4. Were such payments made in violation of the law and of the regulations of the civil service commission?

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING COMMISSION
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LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Did the radio commission purchase one or several cameras, Rolleiflex, or others?

2. If so, how many, at what price and upon whose instructions?

3. Who had such kodak or kodaks in his possession since their purchase?

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING COMMISSION
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LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Did a member of the radio commission suggest to such commission the purchase of an automobile ?

2. If so, when, who made such suggestion and what was the make and the price of such automobile?

3. What was the decision of the commission in the matter and when was it given?

4. Did a member of the radio commission rent an automobile at a fixed monthly rent, paid by the radio commission?

5. If so, when did such transaction take place, who made it, what monthly amount was disbursed on that account and for how long?

6. Who authorized such payments?

7. Following such payments, who became the owner of the automobile?

8. What was the upkeep of such automobile to date, who drove it and for whom?

9. If such automobile was driven by a chauffeur, what total salary was paid to him, by whom and who authorized it?

10. Was such automobile sent outside of the city of Ottawa?

11. If so, by whom, where, to whom, how, at what cost, and with what authorization?

12. Where is such automobile at the present time, who is using it and in what capacity?

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING COMMISSION
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EXPORT OF POWER

CON

Mr. STEWART:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What companies or individuals have applied for licences for the export of hydroelectric power for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1937?

2. What quantity of such power is specified in each such application?

3. What disposition has been made of such applications ?

Topic:   EXPORT OF POWER
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LIB

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

April 6, 1936