February 1, 1937

COST OF FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any requests been received by the government or any members thereof, suggesting the appointment of a royal commission to investigate the huge cost to the people of Canada of federal and provincial governments?

2. If so, will the government take any steps in the matter?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COST OF FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

The answer to the first part of the question is, yes. Representations were received from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce on December 5, 1935, for submission to the dominion provincial conference meeting December 9, 1935. The other part of the question relates to a matter of policy and it is not usual for the government to make statements on matters of policy in giving replies to questions.

Ontario's position in confederation-burden OF TAXATION

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COST OF FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT
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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

Will the government consider the appointment of a royal commission to make a survey and investigate Ontario's position in confederation, with a view to giving agriculture, industry,

municipal authority and real estate in the province some relief from heavy burden of taxation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COST OF FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

What I have just said with respect to the government not replying to questions which relate to matters of policy is applicable to this question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COST OF FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TIES PURCHASED IN QUEBEC

LIB

Mr. LACROIX (Quebec-Montmorency):

Liberal

1. What quantity of ties was purchased in the province of Quebec, in 1936, for the Canadian National Railways?

2. To what persons or companies were contracts for the sale and delivery of such ties awarded?

3. What quantity was awarded to each?

4. What price was paid to each?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TIES PURCHASED IN QUEBEC
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

This is the type of question that deals with the management of the railways which the Canadian National Railways have consistently refused to answer.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TIES PURCHASED IN QUEBEC
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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TIES PURCHASED IN QUEBEC
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

STAFF AT PORT CHURCHILL

CON

Mr. PERLEY (Qu'Appelle):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many men were employed between the 1st day of June and the 31st day of December, 1935, on the seasonal or temporary staff at the port of Churchill?

2. What were their names and home addresses and on whose recommendation were they appointed?

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Subtopic:   STAFF AT PORT CHURCHILL
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Return tabled herewith.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   STAFF AT PORT CHURCHILL
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FEDERAL DISTRICT COMMISSION

LIB

Mr. PINARD:

Liberal

1. During the calendar year 1936, how many men, permanent and temporary, were employed by the federal district commission?

2. What are the names of the permanent employees?

3. What were the names of the temporary employees?

4. Where were these employees, permanent or temporary, born?

5. What are their respective nationalities?

6. What salaries were paid to the permanent employees ?

7. What wages were paid to each of the temporary workmen: (a) per diem rate; (b) how many days employed; (c) nature of the work upon which they were engaged?

8. If any of these employees are not Canadian born, what were the dates of their entry into Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL DISTRICT COMMISSION
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CIVIL SERVANTS IN MONTREAL

LIB

Mr. FERLAND:

Liberal

1. What are the names, occupations and salaries of all officers or civil servants of the

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federal government, permanent or temporary, in Montreal, in all departments other than the post office?

2. What are the names of such employees who are bilingual?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVANTS IN MONTREAL
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FARM IMPLEMENTS COMMITTEE

CON

Mr. WILTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the government provide counsel during the last session of parliament for the agriculture committee inquiring into the price of farm implements in Canada?

2. If so, what was the name and address of counsel so appointed?

3. Upon what basis was the said counsel

engaged: (a) salary per day; (b) expenses

per day?

4. Has the said counsel been in the continuous employ of the government in connection with the said investigation since he was first appointed?

5. What was the total amount paid to said counsel, and what amount, if any, remains to be paid?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   FARM IMPLEMENTS COMMITTEE
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CON

Mr. WILTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the government provide an auditor during the last session of parliament for the Agriculture Committee inquiring into the price of farm implements in Canada?

2. If so, what was the name and address of the auditor so appointed?

3. Upon what basis was the said auditor

engaged: (a) salary per day; (b) expenses

per day?

4. Has the said auditor been in the continuous employ of the government in connection with the said investigation since he was first appointed?

5. What was the total amount paid to said auditor, and what amount, if any, remains to be paid?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   FARM IMPLEMENTS COMMITTEE
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February 1, 1937