June 1, 1936

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CHARTERED BANKS-DEPOSITS

SC

Mr. ELLIOTT (Kindersley):

Social Credit

1. What was the total amount of bank deposits in the chartered banks of Canada on December 31, 1935?

2. Is it true all bank deposits are created by loans?

3. If not, what portion of bank deposits in Canada on December 31, 1935, was created by bank loans?

4. What portion of the total bank deposits consisted of people's savings placed in the banks to draw interest, December 31, 1935?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. $2,558,966,233.

2 and 3. These questions relate to matters of monetary theory and do not form a proper subject of enquiry of the ministry.

4. Deposits by the public payable after notice or on a fixed day in Canada, amounted to $1,485,977,174.

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LEAGUE OF NATIONS-ADVISORY DRUG COMMITTEE

LIB

Mr. HARTIGAN:

Liberal

1. Who is the Canadian government representative on the advisory drug committee of the League of Nations?

2. W7hat was his previous occupation?

3. When was he appointed to this position?

4. How long has the committee had habitforming properties of codeine under advisement?

5. Who was the Secretary of State for External Affairs when the present representative was appointed?

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Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. Colonel C. H. L. Sharman, C.M.G., C.B.E,. chief of the narcotics division of the Department of Pensions and National Health.

2. Chief of the narcotics division of the Department of Pensions and National Health since the 1st April, 1927.

3. Appointed representative of the government of Canada on the League of Nations advisory committee on opium and other dangerous drugs February 1, 1934.

4. The opium advisory committee requested the health committee of the League of Nations to investigate the question of codeine addiction the 23rd November, 1934.

5. The Right Honourable R. B. Bennett.

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FEDERAL BORROWINGS

SC

Mr. PELLETIER:

Social Credit

1. Has the federal government ever been obliged to borrow from any source whatever in order to make a loan to a province?

Questions

2. Is there any arrangement between the federal government and any banking or financial concern to supply the government with credit without recourse to the issue of bonds or treasury bills?

3. 'When the government borrows money for any purpose from any bank or financial concern, does the government receive actual cash or currency?

4. When has actual cash or currency representing an advance, ever been handed to the government ?

5. Has the government ever requested actual ;ash or currency?

6. If so, from whom and for what amount?

7. Where does the government obtain the necessary funds to loan to provinces when the expenditures of the dominion exceed its revenues?

8. When the federal government makes a loan to a province does it give the amount of loan to the province in actual cash and currency?

9. When has the government ever given cash and currency to a province representing an advance?

10. What was the amount?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

1, 3 to 6, 8 to 10. Borrowings are not earmarked for specific purposes. Proceeds of loans are credited to consolidated revenue fund from which all disbursements are made. Proceeds of loans are received in the form of bank drafts or marked cheques which are deposited in banks to credit of the receiver general. Disbursements, including loans to provinces, are made by the issue of cheques drawn against bank deposits. Any such cheque drawn in favour of a province and representing a loan from the dominion government would entail the payment of legal tender if required by the payee.

2. No, except for limited amount of ways and means advances from Bank of Canada.

7. From borrowings.

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Subtopic:   FEDERAL BORROWINGS
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BIGGAR, SASK., MAIL SERVICE

CCF

Mr. COLDWELL:

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

1. What amount is paid for carrying the mail to and from the Canadian National railway station and the post office at Biggar, Saskatchewan ?

2. Has a new contract been awarded recently for the carrying of this mail?

3. Who is the present contractor?

4. What remuneration does he receive for carrying the mail?

5. Was his predecessor's application refused, if so, why?

6. How long had his predecessor held the

contract?

7. W7hat remuneration did he receive for this service?

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Subtopic:   BIGGAR, SASK., MAIL SERVICE
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Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. $315.

2. No.

3. H. M. Dunbar.

[Mr. Pdietier.l

4. Answered by No. 1.

5. Contract awarded to lowest competent tenderer.

6. October 1, 1929, to January 31, 1933.

7. $444.44 with variations at certain periods according to change in frequency.

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EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES

CON

Mr. MULLINS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount of cheese was exported to

the United States from Canada from

January 1, 1935, to May i, 1935?

2. What amount of cheese was exported to

the United States from Canada from

January 1, 1936, to May 1, 1936?

3. What amount of maple sugar was

exported to the United States from Canada from January 1, 1935, to May 1, 1935?

4. What amount of maple sugar was

exported to the United States from Canada from January 1, 1936, to May 1, 1936?

5. What number of horses were exported to

the United States from Canada from

January 1, 1935, to May 1, 1935?

6. What number of horses were exported to

the United States from Canada from

January 1, 1936, to May 1, 1936?

7. What amount of grain was exported to

the United States from Canada from

January 1, 1935, to May 1, 1935?

8. W7hat amount of grain was exported to

the United States from Canada from

January 1, 1936, to May 1, 1936?

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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. 1,137 hundredweight-$20,928.

2. 30,944 hundredweight-$407,358.

3. 362,366 pounds-$46,822.

4. 2,743,488 pounds-$491,616.

5. 1,627-8199,309.

6. 8,711-$1,025,304.

7. 2,587,158 bushels-$1,633,059.

8. 1,527,056 bushels-$997,895.

the king's birthday

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CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What steps are being taken by the government for a national and proper observance of His Majesty the King's birthday on June 23rd?

2. Will a proclamation be issued asking for general observance of the day?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

The day fixed

by proclamation for the celebration of the birthday of the king is a statutory holiday, and the steps to be taken with respect to the observance of the birthday of King Edward VIII will be similar in all particulars to those taken formerly with respect to other British sovereigns.

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ST. LAWRENCE RIVER DREDGING

June 1, 1936