March 3, 1937

LIEUT .-COLONEL W. ARTHUR STEEL

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Referring to the statement of the government at page 758 of Revised Hansard of March 4, 1936, that Lieutenant-Colonel W. Arthur Steel's pension would have been $1,975.38 per annum as of 1st April, 1936, if he were sent back to the Department of National Defence before being retired, or $3,520 per annum as of 1st April, 1936, if retired while still seconded by the Department of National Defence to the radio broadcasting commission, although there was no statutory provision for the superannuation of members of said commission,-

1. Was he retired as radio commissioner?

2. If so, when, and was he still seconded at that time?

3. If so, what total amount did he pay for his superannuation from the date of his appointment as radio commissioner, October 1, 1931, until his retirement?

4. How much does he receive per annum from the date of his superannuation?

5. Is he the same Lieutenant-Colonel Steel as the one of which the government has said at page 1052 of Unrevised Hansard of February 17 of this year, that he had not been granted a bonus, an extension of salary payment, or any kind of gratuity?

6. If so, what is his age?

7. If not, what service did each of both Lieutenant-Colonels Steel render to the Dominion of Canada, and in what capacity?

8. In case of the death of the former, how much will his family receive per annum?

Topic:   LIEUT .-COLONEL W. ARTHUR STEEL
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MAJOR GENERAL A. G. L. MCNAUGHTON

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Referring to the statement of the government at page 759 of revised Hansard of March

4. 1936, that Maior General A. G. L. Me-Naughton's, C B.. C.M.G., D.S.O., M.Sc.. LL.D.. pension as ex-chief of the general staff would have been $4,800 per annum, as of July 4. 1936. if he were sent back to the Department of National Defence before being retired, or $9,000 per annum, as of July 4, 1942, if retired while still seconded by the Department of National Defence to the National Research Council as president of such council, although there was no statutory provision for a pension to be paid to the president of the National Research Council,-

1. Is he still seconded by the Department of National Defence to the National Research Council?

2. If not, was he sent back to the Department of National Defence, and when, and in what capacity?

3. If so, why, and what is his present salary?

4. What total amount will he have to pay for his superannuation from the date of his appointment to the National Research Council, June 1, 1935, until the date of his superannuation, July 4, 1942?

5. What will be the total of his salary as president of the National Research Council during that period of seven years, one month and three days?

6. What is his age?

7. If he is not sent back to the Department of National Defence before July 4, 1942, what will be the total amount of his superannuation per annum?

8. In case of his death on or after that date, how much will his family receive per annum ?

Topic:   MAJOR GENERAL A. G. L. MCNAUGHTON
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PREMIUM ON CANADIAN DOLLAR IN RESPECT OF PAYMENTS IN UNITED STATES

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

What premiums were paid yearly to United States from 1930 to 1935 inclusive, when Canada's dollar was at a discount and her debts had to be met in gold in New York?

Topic:   PREMIUM ON CANADIAN DOLLAR IN RESPECT OF PAYMENTS IN UNITED STATES
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CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES

LIB

Mr. BERTRAND (Prescott):

Liberal

1. How many civil servants receive a salary of less than $1,000: (a) in the inside service; (b) in the outside service?

2. What number of civil servants receive a

salary of between $1,000 and $2,000: (a) in

the inside service; (b) in the outside service?

3. What number of civil servants receive a salary over $2,000, grouping them by grades of $1,000 until the maximum salary is reached: (a) in the inside service; (b) in the outside service?

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES
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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

I suggest that this question be passed as an order for return, with a reservation as to the possibility of supplying in its entirety the information asked for.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

BRITISH FAMILY SETTLEMENT SCHEME

LIB

John Angus MacMillan

Liberal

Mr. MacMILLAN:

For a copy of: (a) correspondence exchanged between the provincial government of Saskatchewan and the Prime Minister of Canada regarding a resolution passed by the Saskatchewan legislature on February 27, 1936, in favour of a resumption of British family settlement in Canada: (b) correspondence exchanged between the Premier of Saskatchewan, or the provincial government of Saskatchewan, and the Prime Minister of Canada regarding resolutions in favour of an early resumption of British family settlement in Saskatchewan, passed by the Saskatchewan immigration and settlement convention, held at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on September 23 and 24, 1936.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   BRITISH FAMILY SETTLEMENT SCHEME
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VETERANS' ASSISTANCE COMMISSION


On the orders of the day:


CON

Simon Fraser Tolmie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. S. F. TOLMIE (Victoria, B.C.):

I should like to inquire of the government when the report of the veterans' assistance commission will be laid on the table?

Topic:   VETERANS' ASSISTANCE COMMISSION
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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):

The minister is not in his seat at the moment, but I shall direct his attention to my hon. friend's question.

The Budget-Mr. Woodsworth

Topic:   VETERANS' ASSISTANCE COMMISSION
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THE BUDGET

CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE


The house resumed from Tuesday, March 2, consideration of the motion of Hon. Charles A. Dunning (Minister of Finance) that Mr. Speaker do now leave the chair for the house to go into committee of ways and means, and the proposed amendment thereto of Mr. Bennett.


CCF

James Shaver Woodsworth

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

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, the amendment moved by the leader of the opposition (Mr. Bennett) reads as follows:

This house regrets that the government has failed to take effective measures to deal with the problem of unemployment.

We in this corner of the chamber will support that resolution. In fact, had the leader of the opposition not moved his amendment, we would have moved one along those lines.

It would seem that the attitude of hon. members toward this great question of unemployment is to no small extent determined by the place in which they sit in this house. It was not so very long ago that the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Mackenzie) moved a similar amendment. In 1935 he moved the following amendment to the motion to go into supply:

This house regrets that, notwithstanding the specific promises made prior to the election of 1930, and many times since reiterated, and despite the fact that extraordinary powers to deal with unemployment have been repeatedly secured from parliament, the present administration, after nearly five years of office, has not yet submitted to parliament any definite or effective policy to deal with widespread actual unemployment or distress which continues to be Canada's most urgent national problem.

At that time we supported the amendment, and if the Minister of National Defence moved a similar amendment to-day we would give it similar support. But he has not moved it, and so far as we can learn, the government, of which he is a member, has taken no action to deal effectively with this great problem, which he then stated-with which statement I agree-was Canada's most urgent national problem.

Not only did the present Minister of National Defence take that position, but I find that the present Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) was also very anxious to have this problem dealt with promptly. On February 5, 1935, he moved:

That this house is of the opinion that when it is moved into committee of supply priority should be given consideration of the estimates

of the Department of Labour in order that opportunity may be afforded for an immediate discussion and consideration of conditions of unemployment and distress at present existing in all parts of Canada, and of the measures required to cope therewith.

The present government has been in office for well on to two years-

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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March 3, 1937