March 23, 1938

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Mr. PERLEY:

1. Is Horace Halcrow of The Pas, Manitoba, employed by the Department of Indian Affairs?

2. If so, in what capacity, and at what salary ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INDLAN AFFAIRS-MR. HORACE HALCROW
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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

L Yes, by the Indian Affairs branch.

2. Mr. Halcrow was engaged- in a temporary capacity at a salary of $225 per month (1) to investigate the possibility of developing muskrat areas in northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba, (2) to secure information likely to be of assistance to the department in promoting the general welfare of hunting and trapping Indians.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INDLAN AFFAIRS-MR. HORACE HALCROW
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

GEOLOGICAL RESEARCH

LIB

Arthur-Joseph Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Matapedia-Matane):

What amount has the government allotted for geological researches in each province of the dominion during the last ten years?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   GEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   GEOLOGICAL RESEARCH
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CANADIAN INDUSTRIES-STATISTICS

LIB

Mr. ROBICHAUD:

Liberal

1. What was the total amount of capital invested in Canadian industries (both primary and secondary) on December 31, 1937?

2. What was: (a) the gross value; (b) the net value of industrial production during the year 1937?

3. What percentage and money value thereof was: (a) exported; (b) sold in the home market?

4. What percentage of the portion sold in the home market would have been dutiable if imported?

5. What estimated average rate of duty would have been charged on such portion if imported, having regard to the rates of duty now prevailing against the countries of origin of actually imported goods of similar nature?

6. What were: (1) The total amount of dividends and interest paid to: (a) common stockholders; (b) preferred stockholders; (c) debenture stockholders; (d) mortgagees; (e) all other capital creditors? (2) The total amount of reserve set aside for: (a) depreciation or

capital replacement; (b) possible future losses;

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(c) any and all other purposes? (3) The total amount set aside for: (a) sinking or amortizing fund; (b) any and all other debt reducing purposes?

7. What were: (1) The total number of: (a)

wage earners; (b) salaried employees? (2) The total amount paid: (a) in wages; (b) in

salaries; (e) in gratuities or any other form of remuneration ?

(If figures for 1937 not available, please give latest figures available.)

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN INDUSTRIES-STATISTICS
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LIB

Mr. ROBICHAUD:

Liberal

1. What was the total amount of capital invested in the Canadian manufacturing industry on December 31, 1937?

2. What was: (a) the gross value; (b) the net value, of its production during the year 1937?

3. What percentage and money value thereof

was: (a) exported; (b) sold in the home

market?

4. What percentage of the portion sold in the home market would have been dutiable if imported?

5. What estimated average rate of duty would have been charged on such portion if imported, having regard to the rates of duty now prevailing against the countries of origin of actually imported goods of similar nature?

6. What were: (1) The total amount of

dividends and interest paid to: (a) common

stockholders; (b) preferred stockholders; (c) debenture stockholders; (d) mortgagees; (e) all other capital creditors? (2) The total amount of reserve set aside for: (a) depreciation or

capital replacement; (b) possible future losses; (c) any and all other purposes? (3) The total amount set aside for: (a) sinking or amortization fund; (b) any and all other debt reducing purposes ?

7. What were: (1) The total number of:

(a) wage earners; (b) salaried employees?

(2) The total amounts paid: (a) in wages;

(b) in salaries; (c) in gratuities or any and all other forms of remuneration?

(If figures for 1937 not available, please give latest figures available.)

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN INDUSTRIES-STATISTICS
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LOANS TO PROVINCES

CON

Mr. BENNETT: (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government assigned, sold, disposed of or pledged any treasury bills or other securities received from any province as security for loans or advances made to such province?

2. Has the government by guarantee, agreement, or any other means whatsoever, undertaken or agreed, directly or indirectly, to pay or cause to be paid the whole or any part of the indebtedness of any province to a Canadian chartered bank?

3. If so: (a) when were such undertakings or agreements made or given; (b) for what amounts; (c) what sums, if any, have actually been paid by the government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LOANS TO PROVINCES
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SILVER PURCHASES AND EXPORTS

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. What is the total amount of silver purchased and held under the London agreement of 1933 up to the end of 1937, and (a) what was the purchase price paid in each of the years 1935, 1936, 1937?

2. Of the amounts purchased, what amounts were obtained or purchased as newly-mined silver in Canada, and (a) from what provinces were these amounts of silver procured?

3. What amounts of silver were exported to the United States during the years 1935, 1936, and 1937, and what price was paid for these amounts during the same years?

4. Have any representations been made by the government of the United States in connection with the continuance by Canada of the purchases of silver along the lines outlined in the London agreement of 1933, or on matters in connection with the future policy of the United States government in regard to silver?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   SILVER PURCHASES AND EXPORTS
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SEED GRAIN


Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: That it is expedient to introduce a measure to authorize the guarantee by the government of Canada of principal and interest of loans made by chartered banks and guaranteed by the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan, respectively, for the purchase of seed grain and for providing other assistance to farmers in connection with seeding operations during the spring of 1938; the liability of the government of Canada in respect of such guarantees not to exceed in the aggregate the sum of $1,900,000 in respect of Alberta and $14,500,000 in respect of Saskatchewan. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


CAMP HILL HOSPITAL

CASES OF SMALLPOX AND MEASURES TO PREVENT


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Robert Emmett Finn

Liberal

Mr. R. E. FINN (Halifax):

I desire to call the attention of the government, particularly of the Minister of Pensions and National Health (Mr. Power) to a serious situation

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which has arisen in Halifax in connection with the Camp Hill hospital. I regret to say that a warning I gave a year ago was disregarded-

Topic:   CAMP HILL HOSPITAL
Subtopic:   CASES OF SMALLPOX AND MEASURES TO PREVENT
Sub-subtopic:   SPREAD OF DISEASE-PROPOSED DEPARTMENTAL INQUIRY.
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   CAMP HILL HOSPITAL
Subtopic:   CASES OF SMALLPOX AND MEASURES TO PREVENT
Sub-subtopic:   SPREAD OF DISEASE-PROPOSED DEPARTMENTAL INQUIRY.
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March 23, 1938