April 27, 1936

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


HOUSING LOANS

LIB

Mr. DESLAURIERS:

Liberal

1. Is it a fact that the Canada Life Assurance Company, investment department, 275 St. James street west, Montreal, has issued a circular stating that by virtue of an agreement with the government this loan company will pay 50 per cent and the government 20 per cent of approved loans in the province of Quebec, that is 70 per cent instead of 80 per cent as the law demands, while in the other provinces of the dominion this company states that an agreement has been made with the government to pay 80 per cent?

2. If so, can the government state how many of these loans were made in the province of Quebec after an agreement between the government and this loan company?

3. What are the reasons given for the inequality of treatment between Quebec and the other provinces of the dominion?

4. What are the other loan companies, if any, who have made similar agreements with the government concerning the province of Quebec?

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Subtopic:   HOUSING LOANS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No information as to the circular referred to. In the case of all lending institutions, the agreements between the dominion government and such institutions provide that the share of the lending institutions may be 50, 55 or 60 per cent of the total actual cost of construction or appraised value of the property, whichever is the lesser, as agreed upon between the lending institution and the borrower in each case. Under the agreements there are mo provisions limiting the operations

of the lending institutions to any one or more provinces or discriminating between various provinces as to amounts loaned or other conditions.

2, 3 and 4. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   HOUSING LOANS
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WHEAT EQUALIZATION CHEQUES

LIB

Mr. MAYBANK:

Liberal

1. How many grain growers benefited by equalization cheques respecting wheat in (a) Manitoba; (b) Saskatchewan; (c) Alberta?

2. How many grain growers benefited by equalization cheques respecting coarse grains

(a) Manitoba; (b) Saskatchewan; (c) Alberta?

3. What is the amount of each of the three largest cheques paid out as equalization money in respect to wheat, and in favour of whom were such cheques made?

4. What is the amount of each of the three largest cheques paid out as equalization money in respect to coarse grains, and in favour of whom were such cheques made? _

5. In what number of cases did primary producers assign such equalization paymentsrespecting wheat (a) Manitoba; (b) Saskatchewan; (c) Alberta?6. In what number of cases did primary producers assign such equalization paymentsrespecting coarse grains (a) Manitoba; (b)

Saskatchewan; (c) Alberta?

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Subtopic:   WHEAT EQUALIZATION CHEQUES
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Mr. Speaker, I would point out in reply to this question that the government will not be in possession of the information referred to. It will be in the hands of the wheat pools, and not even in their hands until later in the year. I would therefore ask that the question be dropped.

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Subtopic:   WHEAT EQUALIZATION CHEQUES
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LIB

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY SECURITIES

LIB

Mr. TUCKER:

Liberal

1. Have the railway obligations or securities against which $16,000,000 of dominion notes were issued pursuant to authority contained in "An act respecting the issue of dominion notes," statutes of Canada, 1915, chapter 4, been paid?

2. If so, when were they paid?

3. How much interest, if any, has been paid on said securities to date?

4. To whom was such interest paid?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY SECURITIES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by 1.

3. Interest paid by the Canadian Northern Railway Company and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company on advances secured by the obligations, referred to amounted to $2,327,94523.

4. Receiver General of Canada.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY SECURITIES
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FARM LOAN BOARD, REGINA

CON

Mr. PERLEY (Qu'Appelle):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who was the first appointed to take charge of the farm loan board in Regina, Saskatchewan?

Questions

2. Was he a returned soldier?

3. How long did he continue in office?

4. Were his services satisfactory?

5. Who is now in charge of said office?

6. Is he a returned soldier?

7. Has any change in salary been made?

8. If so, when was such change in salary made?

9. By whom was the present officer recommended?

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Subtopic:   FARM LOAN BOARD, REGINA
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. J. F. Anderson, Regina, Saskatchewan.

2. Yes.

3. From May 16, 1935 to March 10, 1936.

4. Not entirely; in reorganizing the work of the board he was retired as in the best interests of the board.

5. R. S. Rideout, Regina, Saskatchewan.

6. No.

7. No.

8. See answer 7.

9. Appointment was made in accordance with the provisions of the Canadian Farm Loan Act following his application for the position.

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Subtopic:   FARM LOAN BOARD, REGINA
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CREW OF STEAMER GRENVILLE

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What members of the crew of the steamer Grenville at Prescott, engaged in lighthouse work on the St. Lawrence and lake Ontario, and the great lakes, were dismissed since October 14, 1935?

2. By whom were they replaced?

3. What previous experience had the new appointees for this work?

4. (a) What are the home addresses of the present members of the crew; (b) by whom were they recommended?

5. What notices, by telegram, letter or otherwise, were given to the members of last year's crew to report for duty?

6. Were any of said notices cancelled?

7. Has any member of the crew been dismissed since the opening of the navigation season?

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Subtopic:   CREW OF STEAMER GRENVILLE
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Marine; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. First and second engineer.

2. Chief Engineer H. I. Myers replaced by George Jarrell. Second Engineer W. E. Godkin replaced by George Mortlock.

3. The new appointees possess the necessary certificates of competency.

4. (a) Three from Prescott; thirteen from Kingston; one from Spencerville; one from Broekville.

(b) They were appointed on instructions issued by the department. '

5. Acting superintendent instructed by letter of the 5th ultimo to recall the first and second engineers, two oilers, three firemen to commence duty on the 10th of March, on the understanding that these appointments were to be of a temporary nature.

6. Yes.

7. Yes.

(Mr. E. E. Perley.l

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Subtopic:   CREW OF STEAMER GRENVILLE
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

CON

Mr. PERLEY (QuAppelle):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was there a regulation in force on the first day of October, 1935, fixing a retiring age for surgeons in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?

2. Has there been any amendment of such regulation? If so, what were the amendments, and when were they enacted?

3. Who was the Royal Canadian Mounted Police surgeon at Regina on the first day of November, 1935?

4. Is the position still occupied by the same person?

5. If a new appointment has been made, what

is: (a) the name of the appointee; (b) the

date of his appointment; (c) his salary or remuneration; (d) his age?

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Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
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April 27, 1936