March 23, 1938

RAILWAYS AND CANALS


Mr. THOMAS VIEN (Outremont) presented the second report of the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


SOREL SHIPYARD LAND PURCHASE

SC

Mr. PELLETIER:

Social Credit

1. Did the government ever own any land at Sorel, Quebec, or vicinity, for use of marine branch purposes?

2. If so, what is the acreage?

3. When was it originally purchased?

4. From whom, and at what price?

5. Has it now been sold?

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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes; at St. Joseph de Sorel-shipyard.

2. Shipyard-34-93 acres.

3 and 4. Sorel Shipyard:

24-10 acres-ordnance land.. 9-80 acres-McCarthy estate 1-03 acres-McCarthy estate

34-93 acres 5. Yes.

Transferred at Confederation

March 17, 1919 $ 83.807 74

September 24, 1929 6,250 00

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$ 90,057 74 HENRY DIRKS

CON

Mr. LENNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has Henry Dirks of 1221 Main street east, Hamilton, Ontario, been employed by the federal government during the years 1936 and 1937 and the first two months of 1938?

2. If so, in w-hat capacities?

3. What remuneration has he received? What moneys, if any, are still to be paid to him for services rendered?

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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes. Services engaged in January, 1938 (Department of National Defence).

2. Valuator, and obtaining options on land.

3. (a) None, (b) Not known at present.

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MONTREAL POSTAL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS

LIB

Mr. MALLETTE:

Liberal

1. How many persons entered for the examinations held in Montreal in June last for: (a) postal clerks; (b) mail porters; (c) letter carriers?

2. How many wrote at said examinations?

3. How many were successful?

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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. (a) 2,451, (b) 3,623, (c) 3,623.

2. (a) 1,767, (b) 2,593, (c) 2,593.

3. (a) 402, (b) 824, (c) 824.

It should be noted that one competition was held for the two classes, mail porter and letter carrier.

Questions

national employment commission

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MRS. A. J. CURRIE

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Leslie Gordon Bell

Mr. COLD WELL:

What salary, wages, travelling expenses or other emoluments were paid to Mrs. A. J. Currie, of Govan, Saskatchewan, for her work in connection with the unemployment commission ?

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

Mrs. A. J. Currie as a member of the women's employment committee received:

1936-37 1937-38 Total

Living allowance.. 802 50 1,027 50 1,830 00 Travelling expenses 173 50 171 82 345 32

976 00 1,199 32 2,175 32

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CANADIAN MERCHANT MARINE-SALE OF SHIPS

CON

Mr. BENNETT: (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the present government sold any ships of the Canadian merchant marine?

2. If so: (a) what were the names of such ships so sold; (b) what price was actually received for each of such ships; (c) who negotiated the sale of each of such ships; (d) to whom were each of such ships actually transferred on the register?

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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes,

2. (a) and (b).

Name Sale price

Canadian Cruiser $50,077

Canadian Constructor 50,077

Canadian Challenger 40,013

Canadian Highlander 40,013

Canadian Britisher 40,013

Canadian Leader 40,013

Canadian Scottish 40.013

Canadian Conqueror 39,823

Canadian Victor 39,823

Canadian Planter 40,061

Canadian Planter wrecked before transfer could be made.

(c) W. R. Eakin, president, McLean, Kennedy, Limited, Montreal, agents for The Ellerman & Bucknall Steamship Company, Limited; Robert W. Reford, president, The Robert Reford Company, Limited, agents of the Commonwealth & Dominion Line; Ernest W. Foulds, Montreal, joint manager, The New Zealand Shipping Company, Limited; Honourable C. P. Fullerton, K.C., chairman, board of directors, Canadian Government Merchant Marine, Limited, for the company; Honourable C. D. Howe, Minister of Transport, for

the government, in consultation with the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Trade and Commerce.

(d) The Montreal, Australia, New Zealand Line, Limited, assignees of the steamship companies negotiating the sale.

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INDLAN AFFAIRS-MR. HORACE HALCROW

March 23, 1938