May 4, 1936

LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Second class matter:-

Cost $5,958 754

Revenue 1,680,500

Loss $4,278,254

2. (a) Second class matter: difference$4,278,254. (b) Third class matter: exact

figures from year to year as to the revenue derived from third class matter not available. Postage stamps are used to prepay postage on third class as well as first class mail, and it is not economically practicable to separate the revenue derived from these two classes.

Note:-Postage on newspaper mailings is paid in cash and can be readily kept separate from postage on other classes of mail paid by postage stamps.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CARRIAGE OF SECOND AND THIRD CLASS MAIL
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POST OFFICE RENTALS FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Does the Post Office Department pay rent for the use of public buildings under the Public Works Department, and are any fixed charges on the capital involved as a rent?

2. If not, what other departments besides the post office pay no rent for the use of federal property given them for federal services ?

3. Will the government consider a new policy to have each department bear a share of the cost on a unit system for the use of federal public buildings for departmental work?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE RENTALS FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. (a) No; (b) no.

2. No department pays rent for use of federal property.

3. Matter will have consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE RENTALS FOR PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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PAYMENTS UNDER MARKETING ACT

LIB

Mr. BOTHWELL:

Liberal

1. How much has been paid to the Alberta Live Stock Marketing Board, or to anyone on its behalf, under the provisions of the Natural Products Marketing Act, 1934, and amendments thereto ?

2. To whom and for what services were such payments made?

Questions

Topic:   PAYMENTS UNDER MARKETING ACT
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. $9,000.

2.

Office Expenses-

Calgary Water Power Co. Ltd.-[DOT]

light $ 11 08

W. R. Hall, Ltd.-office rent. . .. 287 50

Garbutt Business College-typewriter rent 25 70

Office Specialty Company-rent of

furniture

118 75Stenographers' wages

814 75

Postmaster, Calgary-post office

lists 17 50

Toole, Peet & Co., Ltd.-'bonding

secretary

5 00Hotel Palliser-rent of board room 19 20Bank interest

50A. C. MacKay-publications.... 1 00Postage

86 25Sundries

22 05

Stationery and Printing-

The Willson Stationery Co., Ltd.. 127 26Albertan Publishing Co

7 98Office Specialty Manufacturing Co. 2 32McLeod Letter Service

7 30Examiner Press

12 72Public stenographer-mimeographing

3 00

Organization Expenses-

McLeod Letter Service-printing

proposed schemes 31 10

Hotel Pallister-rent board room. 12 70

A1 Azhar Temple

rent 32 50

John Kovsher-registering names. 1 50

Peter Kovsher-registering names. 1 50

George Grafton-registering names 1 50

E. H. Morgan-registering names. 2 50

Fred Johnston-registering names. 2 50

E. S. Brunsden

secretary office

expenses 44 56

A. Speakman-expenses Calgary.. 11 00

Telephone and Telegraphs-

Alberta Government Telephones. 243 37

C.P.R. Telegraphs

107 60C.N.R. Telegraphs

57 14

Expenses of Delegates to Ottawa-

A. Speakman-part share

79 86W. C. McKenzie-two trips, December, 1934 and March,, 1935.. 600 77R. P. Gilchrist-two trips, December, 1934 and March, 1935.. .. 633 83E. W. Brunsden

296 40G. H. Rose

234 35A. Speakman-30,000 copies of speech on Natural- Products Marketing Act, at cost from King's Printer, plus exchange on cheque

100 15

Expenses of Provisional Local Board Attending Interprovincial and

other Meetings-

W. C. McKenzie

471 47R. P. Gilchrist

594 95T. R. Murray

371 40L. McKinnon

108 05E. W. Brunsden

231 01Stephen Lunn

262 72H. R. Boutillier

323 99Alex Craig 320 60E. Fulton Thomson

170 10George C. Millar

172 85George G. Ross

303 40Charles H. McKinnon

164 70Howard P. Wright

180 15H. L. Taggart

251 60Fred McDonald

253 20C. R. Abbott

437 40George R. Ball

237 32J. M. Williams

116 55Alberta provincial government- Department of Agriculture advanced for R.R. fares

382 70

Legal-[DOT]

G. H. Barr 1,000 00

Note.-Above payments include $1,418.85 spent by the Provisional Alberta Live Stock Marketing Board in addition to the amount of the grants received from the Dominion Marketing Board.

Topic:   PAYMENTS UNDER MARKETING ACT
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WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT

LIB

Mr. JACOBS:

Liberal

1. What was the number of prosecutions under the Weights and Measures Act (a) during the first three months of the calendar year 1935 and (b) during the first three months of the calendar year 1936?

2. What was the. number of convictions (a) during the first three months of the calendar year 1935 and (b) during the three months of the calendar year 1936?

Topic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT
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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. (a) 44; (b) 143.

2. (a) 39*; (b) 111**.

*Four other cases were withdrawn or dismissed and one carried over.

**An additional fifteen cases for which information was laid in March, 1936 resulted in convictions in April. Sixteen cases are still pending and one case was dismissed.

Topic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT
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ALLEGED COAL COMBINE

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What action has been taken regarding prosecution or giving effect to the 1936 findings of a royal commission into the alleged combine in the importation and distribution of coal in Canada?

Further Legislation

2. What steps are being taken to protect the consumer from extortion and from these high prices in view of this report, during the next winter?

Topic:   ALLEGED COAL COMBINE
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LIB

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Several coal companies were prosecuted and fined following investigation made under the Combines Investigation Act in 1933. No findings have been made by a royal commission' in 1936 (but an inquiry into the anthracite coal trade will shortly be instituted).

2. See answer to No. 1.

Topic:   ALLEGED COAL COMBINE
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DECISIONS ON SUPPREME COURT REFERENCES

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

Has the government any information to give the house as to when decisions may be expected on the references to the Supreme Court of Canada on whether several acts of the session of 1935 referred to the court are intra vires?

Topic:   DECISIONS ON SUPPREME COURT REFERENCES
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

The government is not in possession of any information as to when decisions may be expected.

Topic:   DECISIONS ON SUPPREME COURT REFERENCES
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

VALCARTIER CAMP-PURCHASES OF CANNED GOODS

CON

Mr. WERMENLINGER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Since the change of government, has the Department of National Defence or the Department of Labour purchased canned goods for Valcartier camp?

2. If so, what quantities of each kind?

3. What were the prices?

4. Were tenders called?

5. If so, what are the names of the tenderers?

6. To whom were the contracts awarded and at what prices?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   VALCARTIER CAMP-PURCHASES OF CANNED GOODS
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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT LOANS

May 4, 1936