February 24, 1937

TRADE AGREEMENTS


CANAnA-GEBMANY AND CAN ADA-RXTSSIA-DOCUMENTS TABLED


LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, the right hon. leader of the opposition (Mr. Bennett) asked yesterday if the trade agreements between Canada and Germany and between Canada and Russia would be laid on the table before the debate on the budget to-morrow. I should like to say that the government feels it is desirable if hon,. gentlemen opposite are agreeable, to defer discussion of the agreement with Germany until the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Euler), who negotiated it, is in the house. The Minister of Finance (Mr. Dunning) desires me to say that the delay should not present any practical difficulties since the agreement does not involve changes in any tariff items requiring consideration of the committee of ways and means. The arrangements with the Soviet union require no further action, and I am therefore tabling now an exchange of telegrams made public in a statement to the press on September 12, 1936; a statement issued by the "Tass" official

Questions

Russian news agency and made public on September 14, 1936; together with order in council P.C. 2354, of September 10, 1936, removing the embargo on certain Russian products.

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

May I ask whether the Russian documents are voluminous?

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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:

Oh, no.

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

Could they be published in the votes and proceedings?

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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:

There is no objection to that. They have already appeared in the press.

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

It is very difficult to keep copies of what appears in the press.

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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:

I shall ask that they appear in the votes and proceedings to-morrow.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


* WATER CONSERVATION COMMISSION

CCF

Mr. DOUGLAS:

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

1. What was the personnel of the water conservation commission?

2. What amounts were paid to each: (a) as salaries; (b) as living and travelling expenses?

3. What was the total amount of money spent on, for, or by this commission since its appointment?

4. What was the date of its appointment?

5. Has this commission filed a report with the government?

G. Is such a report obtainable, and, if so, where ?

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

I am informed that there exists no commission bearing that name.

coronation day

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CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is Wednesday, May 12, coronation day, to be a public holiday in addition to May 24?

2. Will banks and financial institutions, places of business, industry and stores, and government offices be closed, and will a proclamation be issued to this effect?

3. Is the government putting on a special coronation celebration? If so, where, and what is it to consist of?

4. Will auy coronation medals be awarded in Canada, and to whom?

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

This information will be given to the house from time to time.

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LETITE, N 3., LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER

CON

Mr. BROOKS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did a vacancy occur in the position of lighthouse keeper at Letite lighthouse, Charlotte county, New Brunswick, in the year 1936?

2. If so, was a competition held under th* Civil Service Act to fill the position?

3. How many candidates took the examination, showing those who were successful and the order in which they were placed by the Civil Service Commission?

4. Were any of the successful candidates returned men, and, if so, did a returned man receive the permanent appointment?

5. If not, why?

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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Five-Prescott H. Dines, Thomas M. French, Russell B. Matthews, Frank K. Spinney, John M. Tucker.

Two candidates were successful. Mr. Prescott H. Dines secured a rating of 92-4 and Mr. Russell B. Matthews a rating of 81-4.

4. Permanent appointment not yet made. Dines, the highest rated candidate, volunteered for active service but was rejected, as he was under military age. He has served for twenty years as assistant lightkeeper and is, therefore, qualified by training and experience to succeed to the vacancy in 'accordance with the recognized principle of promotion. In such cases absolute adherence to the returned soldier preference may not accord with the best interests of public service. The matter is still under consideration.

5. Answered by No. 4.

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February 24, 1937