April 23, 1936

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

MISCELLANEOUS PRIVATE BILLS


Mr. GEORGE W. McPHEE (Yorkton) presented the first report of the standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.


RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING


Sir EUGENE FISET (Rimouski) presented the first report of the standing committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


CANADIAN RADIO COMMISSION


Mr. A. L. BEAUBIEN (Provencher) presented the first report of 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, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 48, respecting The Pension Fimd Society of the Bank of Montreal.-Mr. Jacobs. Bill No. 49, for the relief of Birdie Louise Coleman Wilson.-Mr. Jacobs. rSir George Perley.] Bill No. 50, for the relief of Solomon Hyman, otherwise known as Saul or Sam Hyman.-Mr. Jacobs. Bill No. 51, for the relief of Lewis Gould.- Mr. Jacobs. Bill No. 52, for the relief of Hyman Stot-land.-Mr. Reid (for Mr. Hanson).


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


AVIATION

LIB

Mr. McNIVEN (Regina City):

Liberal

1. Will the government give consideration to a definite national civil aviation policy during this session of parliament?

2. If so, will it consider representations that such policy be administered and developed independently of any aeronautical development for military purposes?

3. Has any agreement been made with Imperial Airways for the trans-Canada transportation of transatlantic passengers and mail on all Canadian route?

4. Will it be possible to provide for substantially increased inspection of, and supervision over, all aircraft flying in Canada?

5. Will the government be able to make a substantially increased use of the facilities of the municipal airport in Regina during 1936?

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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Under consideration.

2. The development of civil aviation will, as it has in the past, be administered and developed independently of any aeronautical developments for military puiposes.

A resolution is now before the house, providing for the civil aviation branch of the Department of National Defence forming a. part of the proposed department of transport.

3. No.

4. Yes.

5. No, as i.t is not expected that the construction of the trans-Canada highway will be far enough advanced to permit of any regular air services being operated during the year 1936.

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C. N. DORION-DISMISSALS

LIB

Mr. LACROIX (Quebec-Montmorency):

Liberal

1. How many postmasters were dismissed for political partisanship, upon the recommendation of Mr. C. N. Dorion, ex-member for Quebec-Montmorency, from August 1, 1930, to October 14, 1935?

2. What are their names?

Questions

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LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Seven postmasters were dismissed on the personal statement of Mr. Dorion, former member for Quebec-Montmorency.

2. Name-Post Office Mrs. E. T. Hebert, Callieres.

Jos. Leclere, St. Pierre d'Orleans.

Eugene Gariepy, Ange Gardien Est.

Aime Goudreault, Les Saules.

F. X. Jobin, Chsurlesbourg Ouesit.

R. Gaulin, Boischatel.

Mrs. Martha Hayes, Riviere aux Pins.

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HERVAY CHEMICAL COMPANY

LIB

Mr. BOULANGER:

Liberal

1. For what periods, respectively, were audits made by (a) J. S. deBilly and (b) by Albert Allaire, of the books of the Hervay Chemical Company of St. Basile, Portneuf county, Quebec, to ascertain the amount of sales tax owed by that firm?

2. Were the books of the firm accurate?

3. If not, who discovered that some of the entries in the said books were incorrect?

4. Were the books of the company seized and conveyed to the office of the collector of inland revenue at Quebec, and, if so, by whom?

5. Did any employee of the firm admit under oath that entries in the books were false; if so, who was he, and upon what date did he make the statement?

6. Have any proceedings, for violation of the law, been taken against the company, its directors, or employees?

7. Have any politicians endeavoured to stop legal proceedings; if so, who are they?

8. What reasons were advanced for the resignation of Albert Allaire?

9. Who went to see him relative to the signing of his resignation?

10. What is the date of said resignation'

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April 23, 1936