February 11, 1937

LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Mrs. Sadie Grier.

2. 23rd Ocober, 1936, on the inauguration of post office.

3. No, not necessary.

4. $100 a year.

5. Simon Lehne.

6. October 23rd, 1936.

7 and 8. No. A reasonable rate being available, temporary arrangements were made in order to permit prompt opening of post office. It is the intention to invite public tenders for a permanent contract at an early date.

9. $260 per annum.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANDLE LAKE, SASK., POSTMASTER
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POST OFFICE-LETTER CARRIER DELIVERIES

LIB

Mr. MAYBANK:

Liberal

1. Did the government recently change the hours of service of postal employees so as to make deliveries of mail more frequent?

2. If so, what changes were made?

3. Was any estimate made as to the number of additional persons who would be employed as a result of such changes?

4. What was the number so estimated?

5. What was the number so estimated for each of the provinces of Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE-LETTER CARRIER DELIVERIES
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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex):

1 and 2. Continuous service is now given six days a week. This involves letter carrier delivery on Saturday afternoons and statutory holidays.

3. Yes.

4. 478.

5. Nova Scotia, 13; New Brunswick, 15; Prince Edward Island, 2; Quebec, 118; Ontario, 193; Manitoba,, 33; Saskatchewan, 24; Alberta, 31; Britis'" Columbia, 49.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE-LETTER CARRIER DELIVERIES
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POSTAL EMPLOYEES TRADE UNION

LIB

Mr. MAYBANK:

Liberal

1. Are the employees of the Post Office Department organized into a trade union?

2. If so, what is the name of said trade union ?

3. Does the Post Office Department deal with the accredited representatives of said trade union from time to time, recognizing them as the proper representatives of the men employed in the post office?

4. Did the Post Office Department discuss with said accredited representatives changes in postal service making for greater frequency of delivery before said changes were effected?

5. Does the Post Office Department recognize the principle of collective bargaining with the employees of the Post Office Department?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POSTAL EMPLOYEES TRADE UNION
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LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT (Middlesex): (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. There are several unions or organizations amongst postal employees.

2. The names of the organizations are Federated Association of Letter Carriers; Canadian Postal Employees; Amalgamated Civil Servants of Canada; Railway Mail Clerks' Federation.

3. Questions affecting working conditions and the welfare of staffs are discussed with the representatives of the various organizations.

4. Yes.

5. This is a matter of government policy.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POSTAL EMPLOYEES TRADE UNION
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MARKET GARDEN IMPORTATIONS FROM THE UNITED STATES

CON

Mr. LENNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the approximate value of the market garden products imported into Canada from the United States during the year 1936?

2. What was the approximate value of market garden products exported to the United States during the same period?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MARKET GARDEN IMPORTATIONS FROM THE UNITED STATES
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LIB

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Imports of fresh vegetables into Canada from United States in 1936 amounted to $3,7S5,505.

2. Exports of fresh vegetables from Canada to United States in 1936 amounted to $1,970,794.

1,0 WER BURLINGTON, N.S., GOVERNMENT WHARF

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MARKET GARDEN IMPORTATIONS FROM THE UNITED STATES
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CON

Mr. BROOKS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount was authorized for expenditure on the government wharf at Lower Burlington, Hants county, Nova Scotia, in the year 1936?

2. What amount was expended on said wharf, to whom paid, and what amount as: (a) salaries; (b) wages; (c) material; (d) other expenditures?

3. Who was in charge of the work, and who was the foreman?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MARKET GARDEN IMPORTATIONS FROM THE UNITED STATES
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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. $2,800.

2. (a) and (b) Clifford Sanford, $285.74; Percy Tucker, $178.80; Gesner Tucker, $132.00;

Ernest Lycett, $76.80; George Wilson, $133.20; Chas. Salter, S60.00; Thomas Benedict, $13590; John Walker, $24.00; Orland Card, $66.30; Alvin Burgess, $56.40; Clarence Card, $95.15; Lorimer Bryden, $57.60; Edgar Card, $165.00; Merton Burgess, $15.40; Alfred Marsters, $51.60; Lewis Marsters, $28.80; Clyde Bryden, $15.40; Eric Lycett, $7.20; Con. Mosher, $37.40; C. Sanford, S5.85; Palmer Burgess, $24.00; H. Benedict, $10.20; II. Chudleigh, $13.20; Prescott Sanford, S12.00; Seymour Sanford, $4.50; total (a) and (b), $1,692.44.

(c) and (d)

R. M. Card, timber, $105.31; Harold Card, timber, $22.41; Mrs. Jean R. Young, timber, $80.28; S. E. Sanford, timber, etc., $36.30; H. K. Sanford, timber, $52.20; Windsor Traders, Ltd., hardware, $33.04; Wilcox Bros., Ltd., hardware, $150.90; Frank Salter, ballast poles, S54.00; Douglas Harvie, timber, $19.80; Lewis G. Sanford, timber, $98.66; Clyde Bryden, timber, $51.03; Fenton Mosher, ballast poles, $18.00; "SB. Rotundus" freight charges $0.35; Lucius Bancroft, timber, $9.90; Prestoi Marsters, timber, $25.11; Fulton Eller, plank $130.53; Lewis Sanford, timber, $76.68; Bernard Sanford, timber, $12.06; Mrs. Gracie A Sanford, timber, $46.80; total (c) and (d) $1,023.36; grand total, S2,715.80.

3. (a) Work done under supervision of district engineer, Halifax, N.S.

(b) Clifford Sanford.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MARKET GARDEN IMPORTATIONS FROM THE UNITED STATES
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LIFE SAVING STATIONS ON GREAT LAKES

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Are there any federal life saving stations on the great lakes or inland waters, and where are they located?

2. W'hat sum for life saving voted in 1936 was spent on the great lakes, and where?

3. Does the government contribute annually to the cost of the Toronto harbour life saving stations?

4. If not, what arrangement, if any, has the government for such service outside of Toronto harbour?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LIFE SAVING STATIONS ON GREAT LAKES
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes. Point Pelee, Southampton, and Port Stanley (caretaker).

2. $2,851.15-at Point Pelee, Southampton and Port Stanley.

3. No.

4. None.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LIFE SAVING STATIONS ON GREAT LAKES
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FOUNDERING OF THE "SAND MERCHANT"

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What steps are being taken by the government to carry out the recommendation of Mr. Justice Errol MacDougall in his report of the sinking of the Sand Merchant in December, 1936, on lake Erie, for a further investigation on certain lines?

Western Feed Conditions

2. How many lost their lives in this wreck?

3. Was there any barometer on the ship, wireless aids to navigation, modern or adequate life boats or drills of crews on life saving, and were the life boats in working order?

4. Will any steps be taken as recommended, to regulate hatches and their use on the lakes by such draft of ship?

5. Will any steps be taken to consider granting a pension to the dependents of those who lost their lives in this wreck?

6. Will the Minister of Transport take steps to prosecute, under the direct power given him in the criminal code, those owners who send, or those who take unseaworthy ships on the great lakes in the late fall, without adequate aids to navigation, as set out in the criminal code, sections 288 and 289?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FOUNDERING OF THE "SAND MERCHANT"
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. A special technical committee has been formed to conduct a thorough investigation into the design, construction and navigation of vessels of the type of the SS. "Sand Merchant."

2. 19.

3. Barometer on board inefficient.

No wireless equipment carried. Ships of this class exempt from carrying wireless.

Boat drill not carried out.

Vessel well found and equipped, including life boats.

4. For special committee to consider.

5. Question raised would be a matter of government policy.

6. Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FOUNDERING OF THE "SAND MERCHANT"
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SURRENDER OF RESERVES BY INDIAN BANDS

SC

Mr. NEEDHAM:

Social Credit

1. What number of Indian bands, if any, have surrendered their reserves on account of mineral leases being applied for on such reserves?

2. What benefit accrued to each such Indian band as a result of such surrender?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SURRENDER OF RESERVES BY INDIAN BANDS
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February 11, 1937