February 17, 1937

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Is E. H. Scammell, secretary of the Pensions and National Health department, also administrator of the Hamilton Gault Fund?

2. If so: (a) what is that fund; (b) what does it amount to; (c) to whom does-it belong, and (d) what is the purpose of it?

3. Is Scammell the only administrator of that fund?

4. If so, when and by whom was he appointed, and, if not, who are the other administrators?

5. In the calendar years 1935 and 1936, were there: (a) any returned soldiers, and (b) any civilians who received money in any shape, way, or form, from that fund?

6. If so, how many, (a) returned soldiers; (b) civilians; who were the civilians, and for what purpose did each one receive any money?

7. Did a Lieutenant-Colonel Walker, of Ottawa, receive any money at different intervals from that fund, and if so, when and how much each time?

8. Does he receive a pension? If so, how much?

9. How many returned soldiers' requests for borrowing money from that fund were turned down in calendar years, (a) 1934; (b) 1935, and (c) 1936?

10. Does the administrator or do the administrators receive anything for administrating that fund, and, if so, how much?

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAMILTON GAULT FUND
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LIB

Mr. POWER: (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

1. No.

2. No information.

3. and 4. Answered by No. 1.

5, 6 and 7. No information.

8. Information not available without further means of identification.

9. and 10. No information.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAMILTON GAULT FUND
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RETIREMENT OP RADIO COMMISSIONERS

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Upon what date were Mr. Hector Charles-worth, Lieutenant-Colonel Steel and Mr. Chauveau retired as radio commissioners?

2. In addition to receiving their regular salaries to the above date, were they each granted a bonus, an extension of salary payments, or any kind of gratuity?

3. If so, how much in each case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RETIREMENT OP RADIO COMMISSIONERS
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. November 2, 1936.

2. (a) Mr. Charlesworth was granted a retiring allowance of one year's salary ($10,000) payable in instalments over a period of two years.

(b) Lieutenant-Colonel Steel-No.

(c) Colonel Chauveau-No.

3. Answered by No. 2.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RETIREMENT OP RADIO COMMISSIONERS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-RETIREMENT OP TRUSTEES

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Upon what date were ex-Judge Fullerton and his two colleagues retired as trustees of the Canadian National Railways?

2. In addition to their regular salaries to the above date, did each one receive a bonus, an extension of salary payments, or any kind of gratuity?

3. If so, what is the amount of the bonus, salary extension or indemnity paid or to be paid by the Canadian National Railways or by the government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-RETIREMENT OP TRUSTEES
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

I. September 30, 1936.

2 and 3. Honourable C. P. Fullerton, K.C., was given a remunerative payment of $30,000.

J. E. Labelle, K.C., was given a remunerative payment of $1,500.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-RETIREMENT OP TRUSTEES
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CANADIAN RADIO BROADCASTING COMMISSION

CON

Mr. BENNETT: (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have the services of Mr. Hector Charles-worth, Colonel C. A. Chauveau, K.C., and Lieutenant-Colonel W. Arthur Steel, M.C., members of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, been dispensed with?

2. If so, when, how, and on what terms and conditions?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN RADIO BROADCASTING COMMISSION
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. (a) November 2nd, 1936.

(b) Positions automatically expired on the promulgation of the Canadian Broadcasting Act, 1936, under P.C. 2362, September 10th, 1936.

(c) Mr. Charlesworth was granted a retiring allowance of one year's salary ($10,000), payable in instalments over a period of two years.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN RADIO BROADCASTING COMMISSION
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CANADA SHIPPING ACT

LIB

Mr. TUCKER:

Liberal

1. When was the Canada Shipping Act proclaimed?

2. What has been the effect of this act on freight rates, particularly on grain being exported from western Canada?

Topic:   CANADA SHIPPING ACT
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LIB

BANK OF CANADA-ANNUAL REPORT

LIB

Mr. TUCKER:

Liberal

1. When will the second annual report of the Bank of Canada be available for distribution to members of parliament?

2. Will such report be referred to the committee on banking and commerce?

Topic:   BANK OF CANADA-ANNUAL REPORT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. A certified copy of the auditors' statement of the accounts of the Bank of Canada for the year ended December 31, 1936, was tabled on January 25, 1937. If by annual report is meant the address by the governor of the Bank of Canada to the shareholders, it should be noted that the annual meeting will not be held until February 23rd, and arrangements have been made to make copies available shortly thereafter.

2. Under consideration.

Topic:   BANK OF CANADA-ANNUAL REPORT
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BRITISH TREASURY BILLS

LIB

Mr. TUCKER:

Liberal

1. How much did the British government pay in interest on its treasury bills against which fifty millions of dominion notes were issued in 1917?

2. In what manner and when was this issue of dominion notes redeemed?

Topic:   BRITISH TREASURY BILLS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No interest was paid by the British government on its treasury bills against which notes were issued. They were held as collateral only. Interest at varying rates up to 5i per cent was paid on the credit opened in favour of the British government for the purchase of munitions and' other supplies financed by this issue of dominion notes.

Motions jor Papers

2. Dominion notes were redeemed in cash during the following years:

1922- 23 $10,000,0001923- 24

8,600,0001924- 25

16,965,0001925- 26

14,435,000

Topic:   BRITISH TREASURY BILLS
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February 17, 1937