March 10, 1937

CON

Mr. GREEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What rate of pay is paid by the National Harbours Board to carloaders and shedmen at the Ballantyne and Lapointe piers in Vancouver harbour?

2. Is an eight-hour day observed on the work of these carloaders and shedmen?

3. If not, are they paid overtime, and at what rate, and for what days of the wreek?

4. What were the former rates of pay for this work, and wdien was a change made?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD-WAGES AT VANCOUVER, B.C.
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The National Harbours Board has supplied the following answers:

1. Shedmen: Lapointe pier-Regularly employed, 54 cents per hour; Ballantyne pier- Regularly employed, 50 cents per hour.

In each case, minimum of 3 hours paid when called to work between 5 pm. and 8 a.m.; also on Sundays and statutory holidays.

Carloaders: Lapointe and Ballantyne piers- Under normal conditions, carloading work is

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performed by shedmen as above. Carloaders casually employed, 50 cents per hour all the time, except Sundays and statutory holidays when 75 cents per hour.

2. Whenever possible. If more than 8 hours worked on any day, then a lesser number worked on other days to maintain average of 8 hours per day.

3. Answered by No. 1.

4. Shedmen: Lapointe pier-There has been no change in rates paid to shedmen since pier was taken over from previous operator in 1931;

Ballantyne pier-Prior to May, 1936, shedmen were employed as casual workers and were paid 50 cents per hour straight time; and 75 cents per hour overtime.

Carloaders: Lapointe pier-Prior to June, 1935, casually employed and paid 60 cents per hour straight time; and 90 cents per hour overtime;

Ballantyne pier-Prior to May, 1936, casually employed and paid 60 cents per hour straight time; and 90 cents per hour overtime.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL HARBOURS BOARD-WAGES AT VANCOUVER, B.C.
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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUE., BRIDGE

LIB

Mr. LACOMBE:

Liberal

1. Is the federal government contributing towards the cost of construction of the new bridge at Boulevard Pie IX, St-Vincent de Paul?

2. If so, what proportion of the cost is the government contributing?

3. What is or will be the cost of said bridge?

4. At the request of which government is said bridge being constructed?

5. Who is or are the contractor or contractors for said work?

6. How many workmen and day-labourers are actually employed on the construction of this bridge?

7_. Where do these workmen or day labourers reside?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUE., BRIDGE
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LIB

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 50 per cent.

3. The total estimated cost of the bridge referred to is $600,000.

4. Government of the province of Quebec.

5. Dufresne Construction Company of Montreal.

6. The latest information available is for the week ending January 30, 1937, during which period there were 339 men employed.

7. The provincial authorities advise that the labour employed on the project in question is being recruited from Montreal, L'Abord-a-plouffe, Montreal North, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Michel and St. Laurent.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, QUE., BRIDGE
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PUBLIC WORKS IN QUEBEC PROVINCE

CON

Henry Alfred Mullins

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MULLINS:

How many public works have been carried out jointly by the federal government and the

government of the province of Quebec, since January 1, 1936, to date: (a) in the counties of Richmond-Wolfe; (b) in the other counties of the province of Quebec?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS IN QUEBEC PROVINCE
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

Order in Council P.C. 359 dated February 22, 1937, which was tabled in the House of Commons on February 24, 1937, sets forth the works being carried out by the province of Quebec with financial assistance from the dominion under the provisions of the Unemployment Relief and Assistance Act, 1936.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUBLIC WORKS IN QUEBEC PROVINCE
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BANK OP CANADA-REGULATION OF CURRENCY AND CREDIT

SC

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Social Credit

1. Has parliament entrusted the Bank of Canada with the function of regulating currency and credit in the public interest?

2. If the Bank of Canada exercises the function of regulating currency and credit in the public interest, what means does it employ?

3. What are the credit control powers that parliament has conferred upon the Bank of Canada that it may use to check wild speculation in commodities, stocks, etc., if such action becomes desirable in the public interest?

4. Who will decide the time when and the extent to which the powers mentioned in question 3 are to be applied?

Mr. DUNNING; *

1. Yes-see preamble to Bank of Canada Act.

2. Primarily open market purchases or sales of securities designed directly to expand or contract the cash reserves of the chartered banks, and regulation of the discount rate designed to effect indirectly the same purposes.

3. See section 21 and subsection 4 of section 13 of Bank of Canada Act. The central bank has no statutory powers to determine the specific purposes for which credit is used and effective control of the distribution of credit as between various categories of use depends on the active cooperation of chartered banks and other private lending institutions, the stock exchanges, stock brokers, and the public generally.

4. See sections 7 and 13 of the Bank of Canada Act and section 4 of the Bank of Canada Act Amendment Act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BANK OP CANADA-REGULATION OF CURRENCY AND CREDIT
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

LIFE INSURANCE IN CANADA

LIB

Mr. TUCKER:

Liberal

1. How much life insurance was in force in respect of residents of Canada in each of the years 1927 to 1936, inclusive?

2. What was the total of premiums paid by such residents of Canada in each of the years 1927 to 1936, inclusive, in respect of such life insurance ?

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3. What was the total amount of such life

insurance which: (a) lapsed during each of said rears on account of non-payment of premiums; (b) was surrendered by such policyholders in jaeh of said years? _

4. What was the total amount paid in respect

jf such insurance in each of said years: (a)

;o beneficiaries on the death of the insured; (b) to policyholders other than by way of loans on policies; (c) in loans to policyholders?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LIFE INSURANCE IN CANADA
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DOMINION VETERINARIES IN ALBERTA

SC

Mr. QUELCH:

Social Credit

1. What is the number of dominion veter-inaries operating in the province of Alberta?

2. What territory is covered by each?

3. What is the scope of work of the dominion

veterinaries in the province of Alberta, and the cost of this service to the dominion government? .

4. How is this work eo-related to the provincial veterinary service, if at all?

4. How many departments of the government of Canada are housed in the post office building at Cornwall, and what arrangements have these various departments made with the Post Office Department as to leasing, taxes, heat, light, etc.?

5. When did the Department of National Revenue (then Customs) open an office in the post office building in Cornwall, and, in that year, what was the total customs revenue collected at the port of Cornwall?

6. What was the total customs revenue collected at the port of Cornwall in 1936?

7. In what year did a detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police open an office at Cornwall in the post office building, and, in such year, how many cases were handled by that detachment?

8. How many were handled in 1936?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DOMINION VETERINARIES IN ALBERTA
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

JONES AVENUE, TORONTO, GRADE SEPARATION RELIEF WORK PROJECTS

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   JONES AVENUE, TORONTO, GRADE SEPARATION RELIEF WORK PROJECTS
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LIB

Mr. BLANCHETTE:

Liberal

1. What sums of money have been allotted by the federal government in 1936 on relief work projects in conjunction with the various provincial governments?

2. What sum has been allotted by the federal government to each separate province for such projects?

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   JONES AVENUE, TORONTO, GRADE SEPARATION RELIEF WORK PROJECTS
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TORONTO POST OFFICE

March 10, 1937