February 16, 1938

CANADIAN PAVILION AT PARIS EXPOSITION

LIB

Mr. LECLERC:

Liberal

1. What are the names and nationalities of salaried employees who constituted the personnel of the Canadian pavilion at the Paris exposition last year?

2. Did the government make an exhibition of Canadian folk-lore?

3. If so, of what did it consist?

4. What are the names of the individuals who were in charge of this exhibit in the Canadian pavilion and outside?

5. Were these exhibits good advertising for Canada ?

6. Did the government receive any complaints from Canadian visitors to the exposition, and, if so, from whom, and of what nature?

7. Is the same exhibit to be shown at the Glasgow exposition this year, and will it be in charge of the same representatives?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN PAVILION AT PARIS EXPOSITION
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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Oscar Belanger, M.P., commissioner, French Canadian; J. O. Turcotte, exhibition commissioner, French Canadian; J. U. Bayard, building superintendent, French Canadian; Miss Musso, stenographer, French; J. Barada, attendant, Canadian; Miss Gendrau, in charge of information bureau, French Canadian.

2. In the proper meaning of the word, no, but there was an exhibit of the traditional arts and handicrafts of Canada.

3. Semi-precious stones, silver and gold, clay pottery, sculpture, book binding, wood carving, rugs, quilts and Indian work.

4. Madame Juliette Gaultier, French Canadian.

5. Yes.

6. Only two complaints were received by the department from visitors, as follows:-

(1) From W. C. Rean, Toronto, to the effect that the Canadian pavilion was closed at 7 p.m.; (2) from Thomas Dickson, the Hampton Manufacturing Company, Limited, Montreal, who claims to have visited the exhibition one. morning and found no one in charge of the building or the exhibits.

As regards the first complaint, it might be explained that out of 40 countries participating, only four kept their exhibits open during the

Questions as Orders for Returns

evening, due to the requirements under the French law of employing a double staff. As regards the second, it is inconceivable that the Canadian building would be without staff at any time.

7. No, as this is an industrial exhibition.

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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION-EMPLOYEES

LIB

Gordon Timlin Purdy

Liberal

Mr. PURDY:

What are the names, positions and respective salaries of the full time employees of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION-EMPLOYEES
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

On Monday last I thought it necessary to advise the house of the parallel between the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Canadian National Railways, and to say that, in the matter of each, the government must decline to divulge to the house matters having entirely to do with the internal affairs of the corporation. 1 stated at that time and I repeat that if any hon. member wishes a committee of the house to call the officers of the broadcasting corporation before it and to ask them to bring any documents that may be required, I shall be glad to recommend to the government that this be done.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION-EMPLOYEES
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LANDS VACATED BY SOLDIER SETTLERS

CCF

Mr. COLDWELL:

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

1. How many parcels of land have been vacated by soldier settlers?

2. What was the total indebtedness against these parcels at time of vacation?

3. How many of these parcels were resold to others, and what was their total sales value?

4. How many of these parcels were disposed of to municipalities free of cost or as gifts?

5. How many of these parcels were disposed of otherwise, giving particulars?

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

Withdrawn.

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Subtopic:   LANDS VACATED BY SOLDIER SETTLERS
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

RETURNED SOLDIER INSURANCE

?

Mr. LANDER YOU:

1. What are the total number of policies issued by the commissioners of the returned soldiers insurance to persons who have seen service in: (a) France; (b) other war areas in the great war?

2. How many of these policies were cancelled by death of the insured?

3. How many of the above policy holders have surrendered their policies for a cash surrender value?

4. What are the total number of policies that have been issued to persons who never

saw service beyond the shores of Canada during the great war, the number of these policies cancelled by the death of the insured, and the number of policies that have been surrendered for a cash surrender value?

5. What are the total number of policies issued to disability beneficiaries, the number of these policies that have been cancelled by the death of the insured?

6. What are the total number of policies issued to persons who never saw service beyond the British Isles during the great war, giving the number of policies that have been cancelled by the death of the insured and the number of policies that have been cancelled by cash surrender value?

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ELIMINATION OF RAILWAY CROSSINGS

CON

Mr. MULLINS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many railway crossings were eliminated each year since 1931, inclusive?

2. Where were they located?

3. What was the cost of the elimination of each of these crossings?

4. Who paid for same, and in what proportion in each case?

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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

WHEAT STATISTICS

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George Halsey Perley

Mr. PERLEY:

For a return showing, (a) complete details of that portion of the 1935-1936 wheat crop disposed of by the Canadian wheat board between July 31, 1936, and December 31, 1937; (b) complete details of the disposal by the Canadian wheat board of wheat acquired from the Canadian Cooperative Wheat Producers Limited, from July 31, 1936, to December 31, 1937.

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Subtopic:   WHEAT STATISTICS
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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. W. D. EULER (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

I am sure that the hon. member for Qu'Appelle (Mr. Perley) will believe me when I say that there is not the slightest intention of withholding from him or from other members of the house any information which can be obtained with a reasonable degree of expenditure of time. I communicated with the chief commissioner of the wheat board with regard to the question, and I have a telegram from him stating that the securing of this information-

... involves complete details of sales of approximately 84 million bushels comprising innumerable entries. Tabulation and typing this information is vast undertaking. Our staff working under pressure and will be for next two months preparing for distributing seed and feed grain and if details as requested require be furnished shall have to employ additional staff under supervision heads of departments who are at present busy other work. Cannot estimate how quickly information could be made available. Assure you board have no deside evade responsibility this matter but imperative present full staff must be employed seed and feed work as time before seedine limited.

Motions for Papers

I read that to indicate that it is a tremendous task to secure this information, and under the circumstances I suggest to my hon. friend that he might drop the question.

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Subtopic:   WHEAT STATISTICS
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

No.

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Subtopic:   WHEAT STATISTICS
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George Halsey Perley

Mr. PERLEY:

I cannot see that there is too much detail involved in preparing an answer to this question. A report of the operations of the board in respect to the 1935 crop was issued by the chairman of the board on July 31, 1936. As I remember it, there were some three million and several thousand bushels remaining of the 1935 crop. As the minister has stated, the balance, making up eighty-five or eighty-six million bushels, was taken over from the old wheat board. What I should like to know, and what I think it is quite easy to procure, is the number of bushels, indicating the different grades, and the price at which it was disposed of, in order to find out what would be the balance -a report similar to that which was issued, as the minister knows, on July 31, 1936, to show the final disposition of the balance of the wheat. I do not believe that a report such as was issued on that date would entail very much difficulty. It is not a detailed statement with respect to every man or every firm that bought a bushel of wheat; it is with respect to the number of bushels, the price at which they were sold, and the amount received for the balance.

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Subtopic:   WHEAT STATISTICS
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February 16, 1938