February 19, 1937

CON

Grote Stirling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STIRLING:

Is a charge made?

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Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

A charge is made for commercial messages.

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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

Is there censorship over the military branch of the radio department? Has anyone any right to exercise censorship in the northwest?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

I am informed that there is no censorship at all.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

What was the revenue from all these stations last year?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

The

following list gives the traffic, paid and franked during the last four years:

Net receipts

(paid traffic) (franked traffic)

1932- 33

$20,716 $11,9421933- 34

22,961 24,5821934- 35

28,284 32,2961935- 36

23,905 38,296

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

That is government traffic?

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Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

Yes.

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LIB

Donald Elmer Black

Liberal

Mrs. BLACK:

Under what department is the radio at White Horse operated? Does the Canadian government pay the operators or does the United States pay them? I understand that the station is particularly beneficial to United States aeroplanes.

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

The

station was not established at the expense of the Department of National Defence. Its personnel assists largely in connection with Meterological reports.

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

Has the radio commission anything to do with this branch of the radio service?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

No.

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Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

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

Mr. DOUGLAS:

Is the wireless system under the National Defence department?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

It is

operated by signallers who are expert technicians, probably as good as any in the world. In this regard I believe they are the most

1080 COMMONS

Sup-ply-Defence-Radio Services

expert in the world to-day, having had wonderful training in lonely places up north. They are rendering possibly the finest service in the department.

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Donald Elmer Black

Liberal

Mrs. BLACK:

I would add my tribute; we have had these men with us for a number of years.

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CON

Harry James Barber

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARBER:

What is the reason for the increase?

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Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

There is a decrease at headquarters, of $4,900 and at Borden, of $3,850; Cameron Bay, $6,450; Fort McMunray, $6,700; Ohipewyan, $7,600; Fort Rae, $5,150, and Goldfields, $12,S50. The increases are:

Dawson, $5,850.

Mayo, $2,100.

Edmonton, $20,650.

Fort Smith, $9,900.

Fort Resolution, $10,350.

Fort Simpson, $550.

Fort Norman, $3,050.

Aklavik and Hersehel, $1,000.

Outpost Island, $1,350.

North Battleford, $14,900.

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Harry James Barber

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARBER:

Why North Battleford?

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Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

Because that is in communication by radio with Goldfields.

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CON

Harry James Barber

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARBER:

Is that $20,000 at Edmonton for new equipment?

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February 19, 1937