February 1, 1937

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

What is the exact text of the short findings of the federal royal commission on technical education, appointed by Sir Wilfrid Laurier s government, to the effect that technical education was exclusively a federal problem under the British North America Act?

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Subtopic:   ROYAL COMMISSION ON INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

The exact text of the findings of the royal commission on Industrial Training and Technical Education, 1913, under the chairmanship of Dr. J. W. Robertson, C.M.G., is set out in sessional paper No. 191d of the Journals of the House of Commons, 1913, but is not to the effect that technical education was _ exclusively a federal problem under the British North America Act. The commission's opinion as to control and regulation is expressed in the following extract, from page 21 of the said sessional paper:- _ _

"The commission is of the opinion that, industrial training and technical education in order to be of greatest benefit to individuals, to industrial development, to localities, to the several provinces and to the dominion as

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a whole, should be organized and maintained in accordance with the following principles:-

"1. It should be under provincial control and regulation.

"2. It should receive financial support from individuals, from local authorities, from provincial governments and from the dominion."

The commission's opinion as to federal participation in technical education is to be found in the following extract from page 26 of the same sessional paper:-

"5. The very considerable increase in the population of Canada by immigration is throwing additional burdens for elementary education upon the communities and the provinces. The enhanced public revenues due to growth by immigration goes in a large measure into the dominion exchequer. The increase of the volume of trade brings in larger amounts through the customs oifices. This would indicate that the new financial responsibility and burdens for industrial training and technical education, on a scale large enough and generous enough to be available to all the people between the ages of 14 and 18, should be sustained in large measure by funds from the Dominion government."

The commission's recommendation in regard to the extent of the financial assistance which should be rendered by the federal government to the provinces is set out on page 268 of the said sessional paper, as follows:-

" The commission recommends that the sum of 83,000,000 be provided annually for a period of ten years by the parliament of Canada and paid annually into a dominion development fund."

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Subtopic:   ROYAL COMMISSION ON INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HEAD OFFICE

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

I* In what year were the head offices of the Canadian National Railways moved from loronto to Montreal and on whose recommendations and on what grounds?

2. Has the attention of the government been called to the announcement in the press of January 22 and January 25. of Sir Edward Beatty, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway, that the general manager and vicepresident's headquarters of eastern lines is to be moved to Toronto?

3. Will the government give consideration to the re-transfer of the Canadian National Railways head offices back to Toronto?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HEAD OFFICE
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Montreal was made the headquarters of the Canadian National Railways on the establishment of the Canadian National system in 1923, on the recommendation of the late Sir Henry Thornton. Toronto never was the headquarters of the Canadian National Railways as now constituted, the Grand Trunk

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Railway always having been managed and operated from Montreal.

2. Yes.

3. The government does not act in such matters except on the advice and recommendation of the Board of Directors of the Canadian National Railways.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HEAD OFFICE
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BRITISH COLUMBIA-FISHERY ACT LOANS

IND

Mr. NEILL:

Independent

1. How many applications have been received from British Columbia for loans under the Canada Fishery Loan Act?

2. How many have been granted?

3. What is the aggregate of the loans so granted?

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Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA-FISHERY ACT LOANS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Twenty-one.

2 and 3. Three applications for $1,500, of which two amounting to $1,100 dropped by applicants subsequent to approval.

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Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA-FISHERY ACT LOANS
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CROWN LAND AND SEIGNIORY DIVIDING LINES

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

What are the division lines between the property of the dominion government and (1) the seigniory of Terrebois; (2) the seigniory of Riviere-du-loup; (3) the seigniory of Leparc; (4) the seigniory Villeray; (5) the seigniory of l'lsle-Verte; (6) the seigniory of Trois-Pistoles, along the St. Lawrence river.

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Subtopic:   CROWN LAND AND SEIGNIORY DIVIDING LINES
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Under the British North America Act, all crown lands are vested in the right of the province except the beds of such harbours as were public harbours at the time of Confederation the line between which and the ripa is the high water line.

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Subtopic:   CROWN LAND AND SEIGNIORY DIVIDING LINES
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INDIANS ON RELIEF

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

,0^Vhart if* the number, (1) of Indians, and oi their dependents who have received relief each year since 1929?

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Subtopic:   INDIANS ON RELIEF
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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

1 2

1930-31

6,937 9,0881931'32

8,011 11,1931932- 33

11,119 16,3641933- 34

14,314 22,4071934- 35

14,016 23,4061935- 36*

13,633 23,034

* Up to October, 1936.

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Subtopic:   INDIANS ON RELIEF
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EXCISE ACT-SEIZURE OF AUTOMOBILE

LIB

Mr. FERLAND:

Liberal

1. Hid officers by virtue of the Excise Act seize an automobile in the possession of a man named Martin, of St. Alexis de Montcalm, and was the latter prosecuted in the court at St. Jerome?

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2. If so, (a) has judgment been given by the magistrate; (b) on what date; (c) has said automobile been declared confiscated?

3. Was said automobile sold after seizure, but before the said judgment?

4. If so, (a) by whom; (b) to whom; (c) at what price; (d) upon what date?

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Subtopic:   EXCISE ACT-SEIZURE OF AUTOMOBILE
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Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. (a) Yes; (b) 17th September, 1934; (c) Yes.

3. No.

4. Answered by No. 3.

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Subtopic:   EXCISE ACT-SEIZURE OF AUTOMOBILE
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IMMIGRANTS ON S.S. MONTCALM

LIB

Mr. CLARK (Rosedale):

Liberal

1. How many emigrants embarked on the

steamship "Montcalm" at Cherbourg on September 23, 1936? .

2. What were their nationalities?

3. Were they all taken through Montreal?

4. What, if any, restrictions were placed against the disembarkation of passengers at Quebec?

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Subtopic:   IMMIGRANTS ON S.S. MONTCALM
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LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. Twenty-five immigrants arrived at the port of Quebec on the steamship "Montcalm" on the 30th September, 1936. There were no other emigrants on that ship destined to Canada.

2. Hungarian 11; Italian 2; Roumanian 5; Yugoslavian 5; Czechoslovakian 2.

3. Yes.

4. None.

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Subtopic:   IMMIGRANTS ON S.S. MONTCALM
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February 1, 1937