March 8, 1937

LIB

Wilfrid Lacroix

Liberal

Mr. LACROIX (Quebec-Montmorency):

Is the government taking steps at the present time to prevent the communist party in carrying on its propaganda work in Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COMMUNIST PARTY IN CANADA
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

The government is taking all steps within its jurisdiction to maintain peace and order in Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COMMUNIST PARTY IN CANADA
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TARIFF BOARD-ANIMAL OILS AND FATS

SC

Mr. HAYHURST:

Social Credit

1. Has the federal government or the Minister of Finance received the Teport from the tariff board on application No. 99, animal oil and fat producers of Canada?

2. If so, when was it received?

3. If not, when will it be received?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TARIFF BOARD-ANIMAL OILS AND FATS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. No information.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TARIFF BOARD-ANIMAL OILS AND FATS
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OTTAWA DISTRICT WEIGHTS AND MEASURES INSPECTORS

CON

Alonzo Bowen Hyndman

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HYNDMAN:

_ 1. Who is inspector of weights and measures for the district of Ottawa?

2. When was he appointed?

3. How many senior inspectors are there in the said district?

4. What is the nationality of each of them, and when were they severally appointed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OTTAWA DISTRICT WEIGHTS AND MEASURES INSPECTORS
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LIB

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Camille A. Dio-n, district inspector.

2. June 4, 1924.

3. One.

4. Canadian. Answered by No. 2.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OTTAWA DISTRICT WEIGHTS AND MEASURES INSPECTORS
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL INSURANCE COMMISSION

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. What is the total cost of the Employment and Social Insurance Commission since its inception to date?

2. Who were or are the commissioners?

3. When was each one appointed, and how long did he or she serve in such capacity?

4. How much did each one receive from the state during that period?

5. What did each one do in return, in such capacity during that period?

6. Was the said commission abolished?

7. If so, when and why?

8. If not, why?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL INSURANCE COMMISSION
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GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY SECURITIES

REC

Mr. STEVENS:

Reconstruction

1. Did the governor of the province of Canada in 1852 appoint nine directors of the Grand Trunk Railway Company in consideration of the guarantee of the province being afforded to the bonds of the company?

2. Was an agreement made in 1856 between the government of Canada and the said company for the issue of 20 year preferential bonds in London, England, and were the proceeds of the said bonds deposited with the agents of the province in London and released to the company for the purpose of building the Victoria bridge and other railway works specified by the government of Canada?

3. Did the province of Canada in 1861 default on her guarantee of the bonds of the said company?

4. Was a compromise settled in 1862 between the province, the bondholders and the company under which the imperial government provided a subsidy, the bondholders granted a ten years' moratorium and litigation avoided?

5. Did the preferential bondholders in 1873 accept in exchange for their bonds perpetual preference stocks so as to enable the company to finance the International Bridge Company incorporated by the laws of the state of New York and to construct the Niagara bridge?

6. Were the terms of the arrangement between the said preferential bondholders and the company made in England, and did they receive the authorization of this house as set out in the Grand Trunk Arrangements Act, 1873?

7. Did the government on January 19, 1923, declare these perpetual preference stocks to be the property of the Minister of Finance? If so, was this not a breach of the terms of the compromise of 1862 and the arrangement of 1873, and was there any payment of an equitable consideration?

8. Will the government consult the imperial government before surrendering the perpetual preference stocks to the Canadian National company?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY SECURITIES
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VALUE OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

What is: (a) the practical usefulness, and (b) the economic value in dollars and cents of each one of the scientific discoveries mentioned in sessional paper 183, tabled on February 25, 1937?

Topic:   VALUE OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

The second part of this

question does not admit of an answer in precise terms. I therefore ask that this part of the question be dropped, and, as to the first part, that it stand as an order for return.

Topic:   VALUE OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES
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PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT

CCF

Mr. DOUGLAS:

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

1. What committees have been set up under the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act?

2. How many persons employed on or by such committees received reimbursement from the government during the year 1936?

3. What was: (a) the rate of salary paid to each; (b) the amount of salary paid'to each; (e) the amount of travelling and living expenses paid to each, during the year 1936?

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

5. What was the date of its appointment?

6. Has any report been filed with the government regarding the work being done under this act?

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

Motions for Papers

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT
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DEFERRED MAINTENANCE WORK ON RAILWAYS

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

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

1. How many man-days were worked on the deferred maintenance work: (a) on the Canadian National railways; (b) on the Canadian Pacific railway, under the agreement between the Canadian government and the said railways?

2. What was the amount deducted from wages per man per day for board: (a) by the Canadian National railways; (b) by the Canadian Pacific railway?

3. What was the amount deducted from wages

per man per day or other period, week or month, for bedding: (a) by the Canadian

National railways; (b) by the Canadian Pacific railway?

4. What was the amount deducted from wages

per man per day or other period, week or month, for: (1) medical aid; (2) workmen's

compensation: (a) by the Canadian National

railways; (b) by the Canadian Pacific railway?

Topic:   DEFERRED MAINTENANCE WORK ON RAILWAYS
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March 8, 1937