January 25, 1937

LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Stamps detected as being imperfectly printed are not accepted by the department. Wastage is destroyed at the manufacturer's plant under supervision of the Post Office Department.

Occasionally slight engraving defects in one or more stamps in a sheet of one hundred are observed by philatelists or collectors after these stamps have been sold to the public. When a number of orders are received at the department for these particular stamps, an examination is made and when the defect is discovered, the stamps are placed in the philatelic section in order that they may be available to all collectors.

2. No.

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

4. Face value.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DISPOSITION OF IMPERFECTLY PRINTED POSTAGE STAMPS
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WAIN WRIGHT BUFFALO PARK EMPLOYEES

CON

Mr. LENNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What parties share in the cost of the elimination of level crossings throughout Canada?

2. In what proportion do they share this cost?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WAIN WRIGHT BUFFALO PARK EMPLOYEES
Sub-subtopic:   RAILWAY GRADE CROSSINGS
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. In most cases the cost is divided among the railway grade crossing fund, the railway company, and the province or municipality.

2. There is no set proportion for sharing the cost. In the majority of cases of payments coming under the railway grade crossing fund the cost is apportioned 40 per cent to the fund, 30 per cent to the railway company, and 30 per cent to the province or municipality. However, the division of cost among the railway company and the other parties may vary. Contributions up to 100 per cent of the cost of protective works may be authorized out of funds provided under votes 417 and 420, special supplementary estimates, 1936-37. In the majority of cases these funds have contributed 70 per cent and the remainder contributed by the province or municipality, or jointly by them and the railway company concerned.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WAIN WRIGHT BUFFALO PARK EMPLOYEES
Sub-subtopic:   RAILWAY GRADE CROSSINGS
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HAMILTON, ONT., CUSTOMS COLLECTOR

CON

Mr. LENNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was the office of chief customs inspector for the Hamilton, Ontario, district filled in order of seniority within that district?

2. If not, why?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAMILTON, ONT., CUSTOMS COLLECTOR
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

Apparently the hon. member for Wentworth refers to the position of collector of customs and excise for the port of Hamilton.

Following the established practice, the civil service commission invited applications from the permanent employees of the department located in inspection district No. 5, division "C," and from those attached to the inspection staff with headquarters at Ottawa who wished to be considered for the collectorship at Hamilton. The various applicants were rated by departmental officers on the basis of efficiency in their respective positions and their general fitness for advancement to this higher grade. The rating on seniority was fixed by the civil service commission, but seniority is only one factor in arriving at a decision. Mr. Adam Ballentine, of the inspection staff at Ottawa since 1934 but who was formerly attached to the Hamilton port for approximately twenty-eight years, being considered the best qualified candidate, was promoted to the collectorship by the civil service commission.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAMILTON, ONT., CUSTOMS COLLECTOR
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SC

Mr. FAIR:

Social Credit

1. Who is responsible for engaging and dismissing the help at the Wainwright buffalo park?

I* under the Civil Service Commission?

3. When was he appointed?

4. What is his salary?

5. Is he permitted to dismiss returned soldiers whose work has been satisfactory?

6. How many men have been dismissed since October 22, 1935?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAMILTON, ONT., CUSTOMS COLLECTOR
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LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. The civil service commission or the minister, depending on the nature of the employment.

2, 3, 4, 5. Answered by No. 1.

6. In addition to the permanent supervisory, clerical and warden staff there are a number of persons employed at Buffalo national park in positions which are exempt from the operation of the Civil Service Act. All such employment is considered temporary as the personnel changes from time to time according to the labour requirements for the park. These employees may be divided into two classes, as follows:-

(a) Those who occupy seasonal positions who are employed for varying periods each year.

The superintendent's November attendance statement shows -there were ten (10) of this class of employees in November last and these same ten (10) employees were shown on the attendance return for October, 1935, during which month there were fifteen (15) of such employees. The services of five (5) were dispensed with since October 22, 1935.

(b) Those who may be classed as casual labourers employed from time to -time as required for short periods.

Employees in this class were engaged and retired as and when it became necessary to do so.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAMILTON, ONT., CUSTOMS COLLECTOR
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DEMONSTRATION FARMS-ILLUSTRATION STATIONS

LIB

Mr. LAOOMBE:

Liberal

1. Does the federal Department of Agriculture establish demonstration farms?

2. If so, does the said department make a grant to the proprietor of the farm which is utilized for demonstration purposes?

3. What is the amount of the grant generally given ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEMONSTRATION FARMS-ILLUSTRATION STATIONS
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. The federal Department of Agriculture does not make grants to establish demonstration farms.

The federal Department of Agriculture does operate illustration stations which involve

Questions

only such areas of the farmers' property as may be required for plot work for the purpose of discovering the applicability of the results of experiments on experimental farms to other localities in that region.

2. In connection with illustration stations the federal Department of Agriculture does not make any grant to the operators.

3. For small areas ranging from 8 to 25 acres, for plot work, the rental is $5 per acre, per annum. For larger areas, for rotation and cultural trials, the rental is $1 per acre per annum.

The operator in return must conduct all operations under close supervision of the departmental supervisor, do the work accurately, maintain records, and give liberally of his time to visiting farmers. The area is used for field meetings, demonstrations and to otherwise serve the agricultural interests of the locality.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEMONSTRATION FARMS-ILLUSTRATION STATIONS
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MR. GALLACHER, MEMBER OF BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS

LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE (Matapedia-Matane):

Liberal

1. Did Mr. Gallaeher, member of the House of Commons in England, come to Canada during the last twelve months, and, if so, how long did he stay in our country?

2. What was the purpose of his visit?

3. Did the government receive any protests against his admission into Canada?

4. Is the government aware that he gave lectures or made addresses in favour of communism?

5. If so, did the government take any steps to prevent him?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MR. GALLACHER, MEMBER OF BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS
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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

.

1. Yes. The exact length of his visit is not known.

2. Was admitted as non-immigrant. The department has no information as to the purpose of Mr. Gallacher's visit otherwise than as a visitor. It has always been the Canadian custom to extend courtesies to members of the British House of Commons or other persons in a similar position, in the same way as similar courtesies are extended to the members of the Canadian House of Commons.

3. Yes-one.

4. No.

5. Answered by number 4.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MR. GALLACHER, MEMBER OF BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS
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REVENUE DERIVED BT PROVINCES FROM DOMINION AND BY DOMINION FROM PROVINCES

SC

Mr. JOHNSTON (Bow River):

Social Credit

1. How much revenue, directly and indirectly, was derived, in 1935 and 1936, by the dominion treasury from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia, respectively?

2. How mpch revenue, directly and indirectly, have Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia, respectively, derived from the dominion treasury in 1935 and 1936?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REVENUE DERIVED BT PROVINCES FROM DOMINION AND BY DOMINION FROM PROVINCES
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Mr. Speaker, this is a

question which it is impossible to answer. I have no means of securing this information accurately.

Question dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   REVENUE DERIVED BT PROVINCES FROM DOMINION AND BY DOMINION FROM PROVINCES
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WAIN WRIGHT BUFFALO PARK FARM SUPERVISOR

SC

Mr. FAIR:

Social Credit

1. Who is the present farm supervisor at Wainwright buffalo park?

2. What is his salary?

3. On whose recommendation was he appointed?

4. Had he any previous experience?

5. If so, how long?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WAIN WRIGHT BUFFALO PARK FARM SUPERVISOR
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January 25, 1937