June 3, 1936

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


VICTORIA-MADAWASKA, N.B., FISHERY GUARDIAN

CON

Mr. BROOKS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was Raymond W. McCluskey recently appointed to a position under the Department of Fisheries ^ for the district of Yictoria-Madawaska, New Brunswick?

2. If so, by whom was he recommended?

3. Has he been dismissed, and for what cause?

4. If dismissed, who has been appointed in his place, and on whose recommendation?

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LIB

Mr. MICHAUD: (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes, as a temporary fishery guardian.

2. He was appointed by the minister under the authority of the Fisheries Act.

3. Yes. Not satisfactory for the work.

4. Herbert Corbin. Appointed by the minister as in No. 2.

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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY-$60,000,000 LOAN

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

From what department or departments, and when, did the Department of the Secretary of State receive the correspondence contained in sessional paper No. 150-E, tabled on March 19, 1934. in accordance with an order of the House of Commons, dated February 12, 1934, for a copy of all correspondence interchanged between the government of Canada, or one or any of its members, and one or any of the Canadian banks, in connection with the guarantee given by the government for the loan of $60,000,000 to the Canadian Pacific Railway?

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

The documents contained in the return tabled in the House of Commons on the 19th March, 1934, were not received in the Department of the Secretary of State. The return was tabled by the Right Hon. R. B. Bennett, then Prime Minister.

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* MURDER OF CONSTABLE JOHN LEWIS AT SARNIA

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Will anything be done by the government (a) to grant a pension to the family of the late constable John Lewis, murdered on Saturday, May 23rd, at Sarnia, Ontario, while in the discharge of his duty in the interests of peace, order and good government in Canada; and (b) to lay down a definite policy for Canada towards police constables generally who die while in similar action in protecting life and property, and lose their lives for the protection of society?

2. Will the government confer with the attorneys-general of the provinces in the matter with a view of a suitable and adequate federal pension being granted all families who suffer such great loss, or by granting a pension in conjunction with provincial and municipal authority ?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

Numerous representations are coming to the government from various sources along the line suggested in this question, more particularly from the hon. member for Lambton West (Mr. Gray), in whose constituency this event occurred. I may say first that the administration of justice, both civil and criminal, is under provincial jurisdiction, and the provincial authorities are responsible. But it is represented that in this case there is some degree of responsibility on the federal authority by reason of the fact that the person who was responsible for what happened was a prisoner who had been released under the Ticket of Leave Act and had been favoured with the exercise of the prerogative of clemency on the part of the crown. Of course it never was contem-

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plated under the Ticket of Leave Act that the crown should be responsible for any actions of those who benefited by the exercise of clemency on the part of the crown. To accede to the requests that are being made would involve the whole policy underlying the Ticket of Leave Act and the exercise of the prerogative of mercy and clemency by the crown. Everybody will agree that under such circumstances the matter will require the most serious consideration.

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Subtopic:   * MURDER OF CONSTABLE JOHN LEWIS AT SARNIA
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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

May I just say-

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Subtopic:   * MURDER OF CONSTABLE JOHN LEWIS AT SARNIA
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order.

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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

Don't you think a policeman who protects free federal property all over Canada deserves a pension? It is just passing the buck.

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RAILWAY EMPLOYEES-EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES

REC

Mr. STEVENS:

Reconstruction

1. How many engineers, conductors, firemen and trainmen in Canada have been paid for working more than the recognized equivalent of 26 days of 8 hours each a month, during the first quarter of 1936 (a) on the Canadian National Railways, and (b) on the Canadian Pacific Railway?

2. How many days of eight hours each would the excess time put in by these men be equivalent to (a) in the case of the Canadian National Railways, and (b) in the case of the Canadian Pacific Railway?

3. How many former employees with experience in the classes of work indicated in No. 1 were unemployed during the first quarter of 1936 (a) by the Canadian National Railways, and (b) by the Canadian Pacific Railway?

4. How many employees with experience in the classes of work indicated in No. 1 were employed only part time during the first quarter of 1936 (a) by the Canadian National Railways, and (b) by the Canadian Pacific Railway?

5. Has a referendum vote of employees in these classes of service been taken to ascertain if the majority of them would be satisfied with the recognized equivalent of not more than 26 days, of 8 hours each, a month?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Marine; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The subject matter of this question relates to the internal management of the Canadian National and Canadian Pacific railways. The government has no information on the subject, and cannot properly ask either railway for the information.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-ZONE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM

REC

Mr. STEVENS:

Reconstruction

1. To what extent has the "zone accounting system" been adopted by the Canadian National Railways?

2. What saving, if any, has been made in payroll expenses thereby?

3. What is the cost per year of the rental of accounting machines used in this system, and what amount has been expended in the purchase of machines in connection therewith?

4. What is the cost of the stationery required

for "zone accounting" over and above the cost of stationery used in this connection prior to the adoption of the system? ,

5. How many employees have been dismissed from the service as a result of the adoption of the system?

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June 3, 1936