March 31, 1937

ROYAL ASSENT

LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received the following letter:

Ottawa, March 30, 1937.

Sir,-I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable Sir Lyman P. Duff, Chief Justice of Canada, acting as deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate Chamber on Wednesday, the 31st of March, at 5.45 p.m., for the purpose of giving the royal assent to certain bills.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient servant,

F. L. C. Pereira,

Assistant Secretary to the Governor General.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


BANK OP CANADA-INTEREST ON LOANS

SC

René-Antoine Pelletier

Social Credit

Mr. PELLETIER:

What amount is owing to or has been paid to the Bank of Canada for interest in respect of loans to the dominion government, the provinces and the municipalities, since the last day of February, 1935?

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Subtopic:   BANK OP CANADA-INTEREST ON LOANS
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Information as to the payment of interest to the Bank of Canada by the dominion government is being tabled to-day in a return to an order moved by the member for Rosthern (Mr. Tucker). No information in regard to the payment of interest by the provinces to the Bank of Canada is in the possession of the government. The Bank of Canada Act does not empower the bank to deal with municipalities.

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Subtopic:   BANK OP CANADA-INTEREST ON LOANS
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NATURALIZATION OP ORIENTALS

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. In what year and at what date did Canada decide not to grant certificate of naturalization to orientals or Japanese subjects otherwise qualified, unless Japan agreed to their expatriation?

2. How many Japanese subjects applied for naturalization as British subjects during the ten years preceding such date?

3. How many certificates of naturalization were granted during the ten said years?

4. How' many Japanese subjects applied for naturalization as British subjects following said date?

5. How many certificates of naturalization w'ere granted during the said ten years?

6. Since the regulations were changed, how many Japanese in this country has Japan agreed to expatriate and so allow them to become citizens of Canada?

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Subtopic:   NATURALIZATION OP ORIENTALS
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. 1931, June 17.

2. Records of naturalization are kept only in respect to the issue of certificates and not in respect to applications received.

3. 602, to Japanese.

4. Same as in reply to question 2.

5. 109 certificates were issued to Japanese from June 17, 1931, to December 31, 1936.

6. Statistics not available.

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Subtopic:   NATURALIZATION OP ORIENTALS
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INTEREST ON HOUSING LOANS

LIB

Mr. MUTCH:

Liberal

1. What was the rate of interest charged the province of Manitoba by the federal government of the day on housing loans in each of the following years: 1919, 1920 and 1921?

2. Has the federal government in any instance reduced interest rate to any of the provinces on any of these housing loans?

3. If so, what provinces and what percentage of interest reduction in each case?

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Subtopic:   INTEREST ON HOUSING LOANS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 5 per cent.

2. No.

3. Answered by No. 2.

Unemployment and Agricidtural Distress

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Subtopic:   INTEREST ON HOUSING LOANS
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

CON

Mr. LAWSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What contract or contracts, if any, were entered into by any department of the government of Canada with A. Stirling MacMillan, contractor, Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the years 1925 to 1936 inclusive, and what was the amount of each contract?

2. What contract or contracts, if any, were entered into by any department of the government of Canada with the MacMillan Construction and Lumber Company, Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the years 1925 to 1936 inclusive, and what was the amount of each contract?

3. What sums of money were paid to A. Stirling MacMillan, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in connection with each of the contracts mentioned in question No. 1?

4. What sums of money were paid to the MacMillan Construction and Lumber Company, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in connection with each of the contracts mentioned in question No. 2?

5. WThat contract or contracts were entered into by the Canadian National Railways with: (a) A. Stirling MacMillan, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and/or (b) the MacMillan Construction and Lumber Company, Halifax, Nova Scotia, between 1925 and 1936 inclusive, and what was the amount of each contract?

6. What sums of money were paid to: (a) A. Stirling MacMillan and/or (b) the MacMillan Construction and Lumber Company in connection with each of the contract or contracts mentioned in question No. 5?

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Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   CONTRACTS WITH A. STIRLING MACMILLAN AND MACMILLAN CONSTRUCTION AND LUMBER COMPANY
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MOTION FOR PAPERS

CCF

Charles Grant MacNeil

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

Mr. MacNEIL (for Mr. Coldwell):

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, correspondence and other documents in the possession of the Post Office Department, relative to the McDonald Hills-Dysart mail route, from October 14, 1935, to March 15, 1936?

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Subtopic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   MCDONALD HILLS-DYSART MAIL ROUTE
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UNEMPLOYMENT


Hon. NORMAN McL. ROGERS (Minister of Labour) moved the second reading of Bill No. 80, to assist in the alleviation of unemployment and agricultural distress. Motion agreed to, bill read the second time, and the house went into committee thereon, Mr. Sanderson in the chair. On section 1-Short title.


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview):

Is the minister in a position to reply to the question I asked the other night with regard to

the larger municipalities? These agreements are only with the provinces; the municipalities are receiving nothing. The province of Quebec got $2,750,000, some of which was spent on roads but ninety-five per cent of which was expended inside of the cities, towns and municipalities. I would like an answer to my question. Does the government propose to give some recognition to the appeal of the municipalities, cities and towns, who carry so heavy a burden through taxes on real estate? I think the Minister of Labour (Mr. Rogers) should give an answer as to what has been done with regard to the application of the city of Toronto for four million dollars, and similarly with other cities. We are entitled to the courtesy of a reply. I do not come here for fun; I come here to speak for the municipalities I represent, and I am not going to accept such an answer as "See No. I" which I got the other day from the Minister of Transport. It seems to me that in connection with this large vote the government should consider the point I raised the other evening on behalf of a city in which there is so much unemployment and such a heavy burden on the taxpayer for relief. There should be an amendment that agreements may be made with other large municipal units beside the provinces. Four of the provinces are in a state of bankruptcy; what is the use of municipalities going to them? The dominion has to pay the shot anyway. I ask, will the government extend the provisions of the act of last session so that the dominion can deal with large cities like London, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Halifax? I am entitled to a reply, and the bill will not pass until I get a reply.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
Sub-subtopic:   PROVISION FOR ALLEVIATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS
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March 31, 1937