June 8, 1936

PENSIONS AND SOLDIERS' PROBLEMS


Hon. C. G. POWER (Minister of Pensions and National Health) presented the second report of the special committee on pensions and returned soldiers' problems. Questions


JUVENILE DELINQUENTS ACT


Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 89, to amend the Juvenile Delinquents Act, 1929. He said: Mr. Speaker, the object of this bill is to correct certain clerical errors that were made in the enactment of the statute last year. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILIVAT-LOAN OF 860,000,000

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Did the Right Honourable R. B. Bennett, then Prime Minister, ask for a ruling from the Department of Justice before signing, in his own name and in his capacity as Prime Minister, the letter of guarantee of the $60,000,000 loan to the Canadian Pacific Railway, on behalf of the dominion government, the said letter being dated May 31, 1933. and addressed to the president of the .Bank of Montreal?

2. If so, did the Department of Justice give a ruling, and, in such ease, what was the ruling, and when was it given?

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LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East): (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. There is no record of the Department of Justice being asked to furnish such a ruling.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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MRS. CLEMENTINA FESSENDEN

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Will the government consider taking any steps to honour the founder of Empire Day, the late Mrs. Clementina Fessenden, buried in St. John's Anglican cemetery at Ancaster, Ontario, by way of erecting a suitable memorial or monument?

2. Will the government lay on the table of the house, if available, any correspondence, resolutions or documents that have been sent to them in support of such a matter?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No correspondence, resolutions or documents have been received concerning the proposal and no representations have been made in respect to it. The matter is not under consideration at present.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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EXPORTS TO UNITED STATES

CON

Mr. MULLINS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many head of cattle were sent across the border from Canada from January 1, to May 1, 1935 and 1936, respectively?

2. How many swine were sent across the border from Canada from January 1, to May 1, 1935 and 1936, respectively?

3. How many carloads of potatoes were

exported to the United States from Canada from January 1, to May 1, 1935 and 1936, respectively ?

4. How many carloads of turnips wereexported to the United States from Canada from January 1, to May 1, 1935 and 1936,

respectively ?

5. What amount of poultry (live) was sent

to the United States from Canada from January 1, to May 1, 1935 and 1936, respectively ? *

6. What amount of lumber (softwood) was

exported to the United States from Canada from January 1, to May 1, 1935 and 1936,

respectively ?

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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. No. $1935

40,565 2,340,0841936

76,755 3,681,8592. No. S1935

145 3,1251936

22,632 390,2413. Bush. $1935

94,405 34,5251936

223,736 197,1844. Bush. $1935

804,656 173,9931936

1,152,781 355,3175. No. $1935

6,402 1,8751936

71,655 46,5676. M ft. S1935

68,049 1,649,2081936

145,575 3,247,678

Note.-With reference to queries 3 and 4: Impossible to furnish exports of potatoes and turnips by "carloads," as exports of potatoes and turnips are entered in Canadian trade statistics in "bushels."

chateau laurier employees

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SC

Mr. PELLETIER:

Social Credit

1. What was the number of employees employed by the Chateau Laurier hotel 'and in what capacity during the months of February, March, April, and May, 1936?

2. What number of hours are various classes of employees expected to work?

3. What is the number of hours worked as overtime or extra time on Sundays or on the day usually allowed off?

4. How much money was paid to employees for overtime on Sundays or usual day off?

5. To how many employees, and to what class of employees has overtime been paid during the months above named?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

This almost duplicates a question which I answered some weeks ago with reference to the same subject. This being an internal matter referring to the Canadian National Railways management, it would not be customary to give the information.

Questions

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FLORENCEVILLE, N.B., POSTMISTRESS

CON

Mr. BROOKS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any representations been made to the Post Office Department requesting the dismissal of Mrs. Eva Nicholson, postmistress of Florenceville. New Brunswick?

2. If so. what was the nature of these representations, and by whom were they made?

3. Is it a fact that Mrs. Nicholson is a

widow and that this position is her only means of support? .

4. If a change is contemplated, will an investigation he made before any such change takes place?

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

1 and 2. An affidavit signed by Wm. Tardiff and Isaac Stephenson has been received regarding the political activities of Murray Nicholson, postmistress' assistant.

Another affidavit signed by A. B. McCain, George Perley, Isaac Stephenson, Barry McKay, J. Andrew McKay and Chas. McKay, complains that unsworn persons are admitted to the working part of the office and that the handling of the mail is not satisfactory.

3. The postmistress is a widow. The department has no information as to her financial standing.

4. Yes.

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June 8, 1936