February 1, 1937

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

_ 1 and 2. No imperial conference was held in London in 1936. The Imperial Shipping Committee, acting under their general terms of reference as amended by the Imperial conference of 1930, have conducted an investigation of a fact-finding nature into certain matters specially referred to them in June, 1936, by the governments of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, concerning the possibilities of a passenger and cargo service between Western Canada and Australia-New Zealand. The High Commissioner for Canada in London is a member of the committee on behalf of the government of Canada and acted accordingly in this special investigation.

3, 4 and 5. The report of the Imperial Shipping Committee, as submitted by the chairman on behalf of the committee to each of the above mentioned governments, was published on December 7, 1936?# It sets forth the committee's findings of fact and views as to alternative possibilities regarding the matters specially referred to them.

6. A copy of the report is being laid on the table.

7. During the past year the government have been in communication with the government of the United Kingdom regarding the questions involved, but no conclusions as to policy have been reached.

The answer contains a clause stating that copies of the report will be tabled. With the permission of the house I should like to lay on the table a copy of the thirty-fifth report of the Imperial Shipping Committee.

st. axn's, ont.-postmaster Mr. LOCKHART:

1. Was Ernest L. Snyder postmaster of St Ann's, Ontario, during 1936?

2. If so, was he dismissed, and for what cause?

3. Was any charge laid against him, and, if so, what was the nature of said charge; by whom was it laid, and before whpm heard?

4. Has a postmaster been appointed in his stead, and, if so. by whom recommended?

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex)

1. Yes.

2. Yes-for active political partisanship.

3. Yes, affidavits containing charges of active political partisanship were received from Joseph Lenard, Joseph Danko, Wray Taylor, Jesse Rogers, John Burch. Charges were investigated by Commissioner J. J. Bench.

4. Yes-on recommendation of A. E. Coombs of St. Catharines.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMPERIAL SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE

CON

Mr. GREEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has there been a youth employment com-nlittee appointed under the provisions of the .National Employment Commission Act, 1936?

2. If so, who are the members of this committee, and what are their respective addresses and occupations?

3. Lqion what dates were the different members of such committee appointed?

4. What sums have been paid to each of the different members of this committee as travelling expenses?

5. What sums have been paid to each of the different members as living allowances?

6. What living allowance is now being paid to each of the different members per day, week or month or otherwise?

7. How many reports upon measures and means m respect to the employment of youth have been made by this committee?

8. When were such reports made?

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Subtopic:   YOUTH EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE
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LIB

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Alan Chambers, Victoria, B.C.-merchant; J. McCuIley, Newmarket, Ont.-headmaster; R. F. Thompson, Toronto, Ont.- clergyman; A. Montpetit, Montreal, Que.- lawyer; W. C. Nickerson, Halifax, N.S.- merchant.

3. Alan Chambers-July 4th, 1936; J. McCuIley August 11th, 1936; R. F. Thompson___

August 11th, 1936; A. Montpetit-September 1st, 1936; W. C. Nickerson-September 21st, 1936.

4. Alan Chambers-$570.10; J. IMcCulley_

$421.35; R. F. Thompson-$384.39; A. Montpetit-$77.40; W. C. Nickerson-$55.64.

5. Alan Chambers*-$2,985.00; J. McCuIley- $1,290.00; R. F. Thompson-$1,507.50; A. Montpetit-$585.00; W. C. Nickerson-$225.00.

6. $15.00 per day.

7. Five reports have been made to the National Employment Commission.

8. August 6th, August 25th, October 9th, 1936, January 6th, 1936 (two).

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Subtopic:   YOUTH EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE
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MINOR WATERS OF CANADA

CON

Mr. GREEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any waters on the Pacific coast of Canada been specified as "minor waters of Canada" since June 23, 1936?

2. If so, what waters have been so specified?

3. Have any persons been granted temporary master's certificates authorizing them to take charge of steamships plying on these waters?

4. If so, what applicants?

* Approximately 23% of Mr. Chambers' expenses have been incurred on work for the National Employment Commission other than the Youth Employment Committee.

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Questions

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Subtopic:   MINOR WATERS OF CANADA
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes. u

2. (a) Alberni canal and the eastern channel of Barclay Sound as far west as Bamfield creek, (b) The whole of False creek, east of Burrard bridge, (c) The whole of Prince Rupert harbour as far south as Charles point, (d) The whole of Quatsino Sound as far west as Koprino harbour.

3. Yes.

4. Finnie Baker and Richard Cook.

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Subtopic:   MINOR WATERS OF CANADA
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EASTERN CANADA AIR LINES, LIMITED

LIB
LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Canadian Airways, Limited, operate an air mail service between Moncton and Charlottetown under contract with the Post Office Department.

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Subtopic:   EASTERN CANADA AIR LINES, LIMITED
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EMPLOYMENT-BRITISH COLUMBIA

CCF

Charles Grant MacNeil

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

Mr. MacNEIL:

1 How many men were employed as at December 31, 1936, under the agreement of November 16, 1936, with the government of British Columbia to provide supplementary work for single unemployed men?

2. Has the number so engaged increased or decreased since December 31, 1936?

3. What is the hourly rate of pay to men employed on the projects specified?

4. What is the maximum period of employment to each man? .

5 What is the length of the period during which his earnings on these projects are expected to provide maintenance?

6. Has the Department of Labour issued any instructions concerning the right of the men to organize in their own interests?

7. On what basis were the men selected for

employment on these projects? .

8. Does the Department of Labour exercise supervision over working conditions?

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Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT-BRITISH COLUMBIA
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LIB

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. 602.

2. Increased.

3, 4, 5, 7 and 8. The administration of the projects covered by the agreement including supervision is in accordance with the terms of the agreement the responsibility of the provincial authorities.

6. No.

[M'\ Green.]

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Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT-BRITISH COLUMBIA
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TORONTO POST OFFICE-NIGHT WORK

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Are any changes in the working conditions and hours of the night shift at the Toronto post office under consideration at the present time?

2. If so, what are they?

3. Have any requests been received therefor?

If so. from whom?

4. How many hours' work per each employee is performed by the night shift?

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Subtopic:   TORONTO POST OFFICE-NIGHT WORK
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LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. No.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. Yes. Employees have made representations in favour of returning to a 7 hour tour of duty when on night shift.

4. Employees on night shift are required to work the regular week of 44 hours.

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Subtopic:   TORONTO POST OFFICE-NIGHT WORK
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TORONTO BOARD OF EDUCATION-FEDERAL AID

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any applications been received by the government, or any member thereof, from the Toronto Board of Education or others, for federal aid towards the cost of erecting a new annex to the Central Technical School, for teaching of aircraft work and training students for work in civil and military aviation.

2. If so, what action, if any, has been taken!

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TORONTO BOARD OF EDUCATION-FEDERAL AID
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes; by the Department of Transport.

2. No action taken, for reasons set forth in the correspondence.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TORONTO BOARD OF EDUCATION-FEDERAL AID
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ROYAL COMMISSION ON INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

February 1, 1937