March 3, 1937

LIB

Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier):

Liberal

1. How many ounces of gold are now held by the Canadian government, (a) on behalf of 31111-914

the treasury; (b) on behalf of the Bank of Canada; (c) on behalf of foreign governments;

(d) in the dominion mint; (e) is there any gold still being held by the chartered banks of Canada either in bullion or in currency?

2. How many ounces of gold did the dominion government purchase during the twelve months ending on January 31, 1937?

3. What was the average weekly purchase by the Canadian government of mined gold during the three months ending January 31, 1937?

4. How many ounces of gold were exported by the Canadian government to. (a) the United States of America; (b) the United Kingdom;

(c) all other foreign countries?

5. What is the amount of gold being held by the United States of America and the United Kingdom and foreign countries to the credit of the Canadian government?

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Subtopic:   GOLD IN THE TREASURY, PURCHASED, AND EXPORTED
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. (a) January 31. 1937-105.458 ounces, of which 103,432 ounces were held as reserve against Post Office Savings Bank deposits; (b) nil; (c) nil; (d) January 31. 1937-176,218 ounces; (e) yes. $41,094 held in Canada and $955,459 held elsewhere as at December 31, 1936.

2. 3,637.143 ounces.

3. 74,566 ounces.

4. 12 months ended January 31, 1937: (a) 1,776,385 ounces; (b) 225,522 ounces; (c) nil.

In addition, gold sold by the government in the twelve months ended January 31, 1937, and held by the Bank of Canada for clients abroad, amounted to 1,466,249 ounces.

5. Nil.

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Subtopic:   GOLD IN THE TREASURY, PURCHASED, AND EXPORTED
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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY-SUBSIDIES

LIB

Mr. TUCKER:

Liberal

1. What subsidies or other assistance by way of land grants, cash grants, exemptions from taxation and otherwise have been given by the federal government of Canada to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company since its incorporation?

2. What is the estimated total value of such subsidies and assistance in cash to date?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY-SUBSIDIES
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1.

Dominion cash aid, including subsidies to main project and to acquired lines and leased

lines $ 53,417,889 00

Book value of lines constructed by government and transferred to C.P.R 37,791,435 00

Cas'h consideration for lands given up by Canadian Pacific '

Railway 10,189,521 00

Total $101,398,845 00

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Assistance Under Unemployment Relief Acts

(a) 1930-33 Act of 1930, interest

on construction $ 863,550 00(b) 1931-32 Act of 1931, rail relaying (labour)

209,196 98(c) 1932-33 Act of 1931, shopwork

1,447,222 71(d) 1933-34 Act of 1932, shopwork

1,000,000 00

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY-SUBSIDIES
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S.P.W.C.A., 1935


(e) 1935-36 Repairs to equipment 1,270,000 00 (f) 1935-37 Purchase of equip- . ment 5,662,103 60 (g> 1936-37 Supplementary estimates provide grant to C.P.R. for employment of extra labour to maximum of 5,000 men 1,323,426 17(h) For C.PR. costs in connection with above, as loan.. .. 554,700 00Total paid $ 12,330,199 46 2. Total cash subsidies and financial assistance 8113,629,044 46 Of the unemployment assistance, items (a), (b) and (g) are grants while the other items are subject to repayment as follows: (c) Repayable on demand (without interest) as soon as more than 5 per cent paid in dividends. (d) Repayable on demand (without interest) before any more dividends are paid on common stock. (e) Repayable 8100,000 per annum commencing 1938, with interest semi-annually at 4 per cent. (f) Repayable after two years in 13 instalments. No interest for two years. Then 3 per cent on balances outstanding. (h) Loans repayable in five annual instalments to 1942, with interest at 2| per cent. Dominion land grants, Canadian Pacific Railway-all lines, 26.108,988 acres. The Canadian Pacific Railway Act (44 Vic., Cap. 1, 1881) and the contract of October 21, 1881, for the construction of the railway provided for the admission, duty free, of materials entering into construction, for certain restrictions as to competing lines for a limited period, for certain exceptions from taxation of the property of the railway, and for the taking of materials from public lands for construction purposes. Particulars of these provisions will be found set out in sections 10, 15, 16 and 19 of the contract, which is of parliamentary record.


*BROADCASTING OF HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATES

LIB

Mr. TUCKER:

Liberal

1. What would be the annual cost of broadcasting the debates of the House of Commons from the short wave station situated in Ottawa?

2. Has the government given consideration to the desirability of broadcasting such debates in this way or otherwise?

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Subtopic:   *BROADCASTING OF HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATES
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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 might say that the government does not think it would be advisable to broadcast the debates of the house.

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Subtopic:   *BROADCASTING OF HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATES
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CORONATION OATH

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What changes, if any, have been made in the coronation oath to be taken on May 12 next?

2. Was Canada consulted, and what reply was given?

3. Did the government ask for any changes? If so, what are they?

4. Will any correspondence with His Majesty's government of Great Britain and Canada on the subject be laid on the table of the house.

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Subtopic:   CORONATION OATH
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. The coronation oath taken by His Majesty King George V on June 22, 1911, was as follows:

"Archbishop. Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the people of this United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the dominions thereto belonging, according to the statutes in parliament agreed on, and the respective laws and customs of the same?

King. I solemnly promise so to do.

Archbishop. Will you to your power cause law and justice, in mercy, to be executed in all your judgments?

King. I will.

Archbishop. Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of God, the true profession of the gospel, and the Protestant reformed religion established by law? And will you maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England, and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England? And will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of England, and to the churches there committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges, as by law do or shall appertain to them, or any of them?

King. All this I promise to do."

The coronation oath to be taken by His Majesty King George VI on May 12, 1937, is as follows:

Q. Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the peoples of Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Union of South Africa, of your possessions and the other territories to any of them

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belonging or pertaining, and of your empire of India, according to their respective laws and customs?

A. I solemnly promise so to do.

Q. Will you to your power cause law and justice, in mercy, to be; executed in all your judgments?

A. I will.

Q. Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the laws of God and the true profession of the gospel? Will you to the utmost of your power maintain in the United Kingdom the Protestant reformed religion established by law? And will you maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England, and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England? And will you preserve unto the bishops and clergy of England, and to the churches there committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges as by law do or shall appertain to them, or any of them?

A. All this I promise to do.

In view of press reports, it may be added that the King's Title, which was settled by proclamation issued under the Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act of 1927, does not appear in the form of coronation service, and has not been changed in any way.

2. The Canadian government was consulted and concurred in the changes applicable to Canada.

3. The Canadian government did not initiate the question but expressed the view that the phrasing of the first section of the oath as formerly administered was not in accordance with the existing constitutional relations, and that it would be appropriate that each of the members of the commonwealth should be enumerated.

4. It would not be in accordance with established practice to table the correspondence, which indicates the views of other governments.

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Subtopic:   CORONATION OATH
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CALGARY BARRACKS-SAND AND GRAVEL

SC

Mr. LANDERYOU:

Social Credit

1. How many cubic yards of unwashed pit run gravel have been used on the roadways of the government barracks at Calgary, Alberta, and what is the price per cubic yard for same?

2. How many cubic yards of washed sand and gravel have been used in surfacing the roadways at the government barracks at Calgary, Alberta, in concrete work, and what is the price per cubic yard for same?

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Subtopic:   CALGARY BARRACKS-SAND AND GRAVEL
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver): (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. 1,165 cubic yards at 90 cents per cubic yard.

2. 1,227 cubic yards of washed sand at $2.50 per cubic yard. 3,057i cubic yards of washed gravel at $1.50 per cubic yard.

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Subtopic:   CALGARY BARRACKS-SAND AND GRAVEL
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S0CKEYE SALMON TREATY

IND

Mr. NEILL:

Independent

1. Has the Fraser river treaty been ratified by the United States government? If so, on what date?

2. If ratified, was it subject to any reservations, and, if so, what?

3. Will the suggested reservations, if any, be submitted for consideration by this house?

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Subtopic:   S0CKEYE SALMON TREATY
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. No. On June 16th, 1936, the Senate of the United States gave its advice and consent to the ratification by the United States of the convention between Canada and the United States for the protection, preservation and extension of the sockeye salmon fisheries in the Fraser river system, signed at Washington, May 26th, 1930.

2. This resolution of the United States Senate was passed subject to the following understandings to be made a part of such ratification:

"(1) That the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission shall have no power to authorize any type of fishing gear contrary to the laws of the State of Washington or the Dominion of Canada;

"(2) That the commission shall not promulgate or enforce regulations until the scientific investigations provided for in the convention have been made, covering two cycles of sock-eye salmon runs, or eight years; and

"(3) That the commission shall set up an advisory committee composed of five persons from each country who shall be representatives of the various branches of the industry (purse seine, gill net, troll, sport fishing, and one other), which advisory committee shall be invited to all non-executive meetings of the commission and shall be given full opportunity to examine and to be heard on all proposed orders, regulations, or recommendations."

3. These understandings, which under existing practice and precedents constitute clarifications or interpretations upon administrative aspects, appear to be not inconsistent with the principles and purpose of the convention; accordingly the question of their submission to parliament, which confirmed the convention in 1930, does not arise.

Questions

COMMON!

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Subtopic:   S0CKEYE SALMON TREATY
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HON. C. P. FULLERTON

March 3, 1937