January 25, 1937

LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. D. H. Folkins.

2. $1,800 per annum.

3. Owing to the conditions existing at the park and among the animals it was considered advisable to secure the services of a technical agriculturist and the present incumbent was chosen because he possessed these qualifications.

4 and 5. Graduate of the Vermilion School of Agriculture, also Bachelor of Scientific Agriculture, from the University of Alberta.

For over six years has taken active part in management of 2,000 acre farm and 300 head of live stock at Chauvin.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WAIN WRIGHT BUFFALO PARK FARM SUPERVISOR
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HAMILTON, ONT., FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES

CON

Mr. LENNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What departmental offices of the federal government in Hamilton, Ontario, are not housed in the new Federal Building, or other buildings owned by the government?

2. Where are they located?

3. What rentals are being paid for the premises they occupy ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAMILTON, ONT., FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES
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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. (a) Post Office Department (handling of mails); (b) National Defence Department (R.C.N.V.R.); (c) National Defence Department (armoury).

2. (a) Canadian National railway station; (b) 41 Stuart street; (c) 242-246 James street North.

3. (a) $3,750 per annum; (b) $1,500 per annum; (c) $2,200 per annum (lease to be terminated January 31, 1937).

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAMILTON, ONT., FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES
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MARKET GARDENING PRODUCTS

CON

Mr. LENNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the approximate value of market gardening products produced in Canada during the year 1936?

2. What percentage of this was produced by Ontario growers?

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MARKET GARDENING PRODUCTS
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LIB

FRENCH VILLAGE, N.S., WHARF

CON

Mr. BROOKS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Were certain repairs made to the government ivharf at French Village in the county of Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the year 1936?

2. If so, what was the (a) cost* of material; (b) cost of labour?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FRENCH VILLAGE, N.S., WHARF
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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

Yes.

2. (a) $699.80; (b) $562.18.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FRENCH VILLAGE, N.S., WHARF
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CUBAN DUTY ON CANADIAN SEED POTATOES

CON

Mr. BROOKS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was a duty of $10 per barrel recently imposed by the Cuban government upon Canadian certified seed potatoes entering that country?

2. If so, on what date was this duty to take effect ?

3. Has the Canadian government or any department thereof made any representations to the Cuban government with the object of having the duty removed or lowered?

4. If representations were made, what was the nature of such and to what effect?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CUBAN DUTY ON CANADIAN SEED POTATOES
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

(1) The Cuban tariff provides that whole potatoes, of the varieties: Bliss Triumph,

Green Mountain, Irish Cobbler, Presidente (Never Rot), certified to be seed, and imported to be used exclusively for seed with formalities and guarantees established by the treasury department, are duty-free when imported from September 1 to January 31 inclusive of each year. Potatoes certified to be seed, cut in pieces, with eyes plainly visible, preserved in ashes or other substances, are duty-free all year. Potatoes from Canada which do not come within the aforementioned categories are dutiable at 810 per 100 kilogs. (220-4 pounds) gross weight, if imported between November 1 to June 30, and $8 if imported during the other months of the year. While there has been no recent change in the actual duty, a Cuban decree gazetted January 18, 1937, not to be enforced pending a further decree, proposed an alteration in the nature of the bond previously required as a guarantee that potatoes would be used for seed. The new decree called for a cash deposit or bank guarantee that the seed would be planted in Cuba within three months. The cash deposit or bank guarantee presumably contemplated the amount corresponding with the rate of duty leviable in the event of the regulations for free entry of seed potatoes not being met. A further decree gazetted January 21 removes any difficulties arising out of the decree of January 18.

(2) Answered by No. 1.

(3) Yes.

(4) A Cuban law of March 15, 1935, provides that countries which purchase from Cuba less than 25 per cent of their sales to Cuba shall be subject to the maximum tariff; if purchasing between 25 per cent and 50 per cent of their sales to Cuba, subject to the minimum tariff, increased by 25 per cent; if purchasing 50 per cent or more of their sales to Cuba, subject to the minimum tariff. In pursuance of this, Cuba as from March 10, 1936, applied her maximum tariff to Canada, except as regards some goods specially excluded from its scope, with the result that the maximum tariff rates quoted above apply to Canadian potatoes not admitted duty-free under the provision for certified seed potatoes. The maximum tariff is twice the minimum.

Representations have been made by the Canadian government to the Cuban government seeking removal of the maximum tariff on the ground that Cuban statistical returns do not give Canada credit for as large purchases of Cuban goods as are shown in Canadian statistics and also that Canada purchases Cuban goods in the United States. Negotiations are still proceeding for the conclusion of an arrangement which will remove Canadian products from liability to the Cuban maximum tariff.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CUBAN DUTY ON CANADIAN SEED POTATOES
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PERPETUAL BOND ISSUES

SC

Mr. ELLIOTT (Kindersley):

Social Credit

1. How many "perpetual bond" issues have Seen negotiated by the federal government, and for what amounts?

2. What were the rates of interest, and the commissions to brokers on each?

3. What are the annual brokers' commissions for bond flotations for the years 1926 to 1936 inclusive?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PERPETUAL BOND ISSUES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. One, $55,000,000.

2. 3 per cent interest rate; commission paid to banks, brokers and dealers-three-quarters of one per cent.

3. Commissions paid to banks, brokers and dealers, fiscal year ended March 31:

1926

$1,318,500 001927

730,650 001928 1929 1930 1931

1,604,000 001932

4,559.449 531933

796,485 001934

2.602,608 021935

2,018,268 961936

3,135,476 50

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PERPETUAL BOND ISSUES
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C. P. FULLERTON

LIB

Mr. LEADER:

Liberal

1. When was C. P. Fullerton appointed to the bench: (a) how long did he serve, and (b) what Tvas the amount of salary received?

2. When was C. P. Fullerton appointed as chief commissioner of the Board of Railway Commissioners of Canada: (a) how long did he serve, and (b) what was the total amount of his remuneration?

3. When was C. P. Fullerton appointed chairman of the board of trustees of the Canadian National Railways, and what was the amount of his salary?

4. Did C. P. Fullerton receive a gratuity in addition to his salary as chairman of the above board; if so, what was the amount of this gratuity?

5. Is provision being made for granting a pension to C. P. Fullerton; if so, what is the amount of his pension?

6. Will the receipt of this pension preclude Mr. Fullerton from practising his profession in Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C. P. FULLERTON
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. July 20, 1917; (a) until August 12, 1931; (b) $7,000 ,per year from date of appointment until July 1, 1921, when salary was increased to $9,000.

2. August 12, 1931; (a) until December 31, 1933; (b) salary as chief commissioner was $12,500 per annum; total remuneration received was $27,617.60.

3. January 1, 1934, at $30,000 per annum.

4. Following his retirement as chairman of the board of trustees, he received a remunerative payment of $30,000 from Canadian National Railways.

5. He is entitled to a pension of $6,000 per annum as a former judge.

6. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C. P. FULLERTON
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CANADIAN FARM LOAN BOARD

January 25, 1937