February 4, 1937

FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE CONCURRED IN


Mr. C. E. BOTHWELL (Swift Current) presented the first report of the special committee on the elections and franchise acts, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

PRECEDENCE FOR GOVERNMENT BUSINESS ON AND AFTER MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8

LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved:

That on and after Monday, the 8th of February next, to the end of the session, government notices of motions and government orders shall have precedence on Mondays over all other business except introduction of bills, questions by members and notices of motions for the production of papers.

He said: I am informed by the government whip that he has communicated with the whips of the various parties and that this motion is agreeable.

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CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

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

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

I understand that there will be no move on the part of the government for some time yet to take away Wednesdays.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

No.

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Motion agreed to.


ANTHRACITE COAL COMMISSION


Hon. NORMAN McL. ROGERS (Minister of Labour): Mr. Speaker, I should like to table the report of the royal commission on anthracite coal.


CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

Will the report be printed and distributed?

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

I am informed that arrangements have already been made for the printing and distribution of the report.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


DUFFIELD BUILDING, HAMILTON, ONT.

CON

Mr. LENNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the building known as "The Duffield Building," at Hamilton, Ontario, still leased by the federal government?

2. If so, to what use is this building being put this winter?

3. What is the approximate monthly cost of maintenance for this building?

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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Vacant since December 1, 1936.

3. Winter months-$397 a month.

Summer months-$95 a month.

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RAILWAY MAINTENANCE WORK, 1936

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

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

1. How many men were employed on the deferred maintenance work during the summer of 1936: (a) on the Canadian National rail-

Questions

ways; (b) on the Canadian Pacific railway, under the agreement entered into between the Canadian government and the said railways?

2. Were all the men employed by the said railways, under the agreement -with the government taken from government relief camps?

3. What were the total amounts paid by the government under said agreement to: (a) Canadian National railways; (b) Canadian Pacific railway?

4. What were the total amounts by which the government reimbursed; (a) Canadian National railways; (b) Canadian Pacific railway, for (1) wages; (2) board and lodging; (3) bedding; (4) medical aid?

5. If the railways were reimbursed for medical aid, what medical aid services were rendered by the said companies?

6. What were the total amounts paid by the government to reimburse the railway companies in settlement of all claims mentioned in paragraph 5 of the said agreement?

7. What were the total amounts paid by the

government for transportation under paragraph 2 of the said agreement to: (a) Canadian

National railways; (b) Canadian Pacific railway?

8. What was the average number of days worked per man with: (a) Canadian National railways; (b) Canadian Pacific railway?

9. What was the average wage per man, for the season's work with: (a) Canadian National railways; (b) Canadian Pacific railway?

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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. (a) Canadian National railways.. 7,987 (b) Canadian Pacific railway.. .. 8,344

2. No.

3. (a) Canadian National railways, $1,300,000.00; (b) Canadian Pacific railway, $1,326,026.17.

4. C.N.R. C.P.R.(a) Wages.. .. (b) Board and $1,300,000.00 $1,310,237.93lodging .... Nil Nil(c) Bedding .. Nil Nil(d) Medical aid Nil Nil

5. The accounts of the companies for medical aid as presented to date are included with accounts for workmen's compensation and are presently under audit. No payments have yet been made to the companies covering these

accounts, which amount to:

Canadian National $9,727.03

Canadian Pacific 9,085.18

6. See answer No. 5.

7. Accounts received to date:

Canadian National $2,451.77

Canadian Pacific 3,430.27

8 and 9. As to average number of days worked and average wage per man. The days worked per man varied from two to three days to the full period of six months, and the wages earned ranged from $5 to $312, depending on the duration of employment. The maximum permitted1 to be employed by each company

under the agreements in question was 5,000 or 10,000 altogether, and to secure results a total of 16,331 had to be hired, including neighbourhood unemployed. The work gangs averaged 35 men, and there were two pay-rolls per month, or twelve pay-rolls altogether, covering maintenance projects from one end of Canada to the other. To work out the averages requested would entail examination and analysis of the days worked and amounts paid each of these employees on each and every pay-roll, and such information could only be secured at great expenditure of time and money. And, even if secured, the results would be inconclusive and misleading.

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February 4, 1937