April 25, 1938

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 99, to incorporate The Maritime Provinces General Insurance Company.-Mr. Isnor. Bill No. 100, for the relief of Gerda Ellen Morrison.-Mr. MacLean (Prince). Bill No. 101, for the relief of Hilda Elsa Naeke Schneider.-Mr. Heaps. Bill No. 102, for the relief of Margaret Robinson Mathieson Megee.-Mr. Heaps. Bill No. 103, for the relief of Rachel Tencer Silberberg.-Mr. Lawson. Bill No. 104, for the relief of George Brunet. -Mr. Jacobs.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


MARCH, 1938, IMMIGRATION

CON

Mr. WALSH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many immigrants were admitted to Canada during the month of March?

2. At what port or ports of entry were these immigrants admitted?

3. From what country or countries did they emigrate?

4. What was the number admitted at each port or ports of entry?

5. What was the number admitted from each country?

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LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. Immigration to Canada during the month of March, 1938, 1,222.

2. See No. 4.

3. See No. 5.

4. Immigration to Canada, via port of entry for the month of March, 1938:

Halifax 577

North Sydney 20

St. John 12

Montreal 3

Quebec 12

Boston 1

New York 133

Vancouver 22

Victoria 2

Louisburg 8

Ocean port totals 797

Questions

Via border ports from the United

States ' 425

Total immigration

1,222

5. Immigration to Canada, by racial origins for the month of March, 1938:

Arabian 1

Belgian 42

British-

English 99

Irish 20

Scotch 41

Welsh 5

Bulgarian 4

Croatian 28

Czech 25

Dutch 26

East Indian 2

Finnish 4

French 9

German 40

Greek 11

Hebrew 24

Italian 41

Japanese 11

Jugo-Slav 14

Lettish 2

Lithuanian 2

Magyar 58

Negro 1

Polish 31

Roumanian 5

Russian 6

Ruthenian 158

Scandinavian-

Danish 3

Norwegian 6

Swedish 7

Serbian 1

Slovak 69

Swiss 1

Ocean port totals 797

Via border ports from the United States 425

Total immigration 1,222

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OLD AGE PENSIONS-BRITISH COLUMBIA

LIB

Mr. HANSON:

Liberal

1. What is the total number of persons in the province of British Columbia receiving the old age pension: (a) male; (b) female?

2. What is the total amount paid annually in each case?

3. How many persons are receiving: (a) $20 per month; (b) $15 per month; (c) less than $15 per month?

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

Liberal

1. As at December 31, 1937-11,560. It is not possible from the records on file with the [DOT]51952-140

dominion government to give the number by sex.

2. On account of adjustments between provinces, it is not possible to ascertain accurately from the records of the dominion government the total amount paid during any particular period to residents of the province of British Columbia.

The dominion's contribution to the province of British Columbia during the calendar year 1937 amounted to $1,928,122.96, which constituted approximately 75 per cent of the total amount paid out in old age pensions by the province of British Columbia.

3. As at December 31, 1937: (a) 9,677; (b) 212; (c) 547.

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Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS-BRITISH COLUMBIA
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ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE-HAY AND OATS

CON

Mr. LENNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has a contract been let for hay and oats to be used at the Royal Military College, Kingston?

2. Were tenders invited?

3. What are the names of those who tendered?

4. What was the amount of the tenders?

5. To whom was the contract awarded?

6. Was there any limit as to the persons or corporations who were given the privilege to tender ?

7. If so, who recommended the names of those who were privileged to tender?

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Subtopic:   ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE-HAY AND OATS
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Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver): (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Yes-for straw and oats.

2 to 6. The following were invited to tender: C. G. Clarke, Battersea, Ont.; Edward Courneyea, Tamworth, Ont.; Norman Greenlees, Joyceville, Ont.; M. Huffman & Sons, Moscow, Ont.; Geo. Joyce, Kingston, Ont.; Kingston Milling Co. Ltd., Kingston, Ont.; Nelson McAdoo, Kingston, Ont.; Tweed Milling Co., Kingston, Ont.; Estate of John B. Shibley, Harrowsmith, Ont.

The following tenders were received:

Straw-at per ton of

2,000 lbs. price per ton

Norman Greenlees.. $9 00 Kingston Milling

Co. Ltd 9 00

Tweed Milling

Co 8 00

Oats, No. 2 white local at per 34 lbs. 72 cents

70 cents

60 cents

Contract awarded to Tweed Milling Co.

7. Names were taken from a selected list.

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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

LIB

Joseph-Adéodat Blanchette

Liberal

Mr. BLANCHETTE:

For which government positions does the civil service commission find the greatest difficulty in obtaining qualified candidates?

Questions

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

There is no dearth of candidates in the competitions held by the civil service commission. Occasionally, for some of the higher professional or technical positions, some difficulty is experienced in securing properly qualified candidates.

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HULL, QUE. ARMOURY

CCF

Mr. MacNEIL:

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

1. Is it the intention of the government to erect an armoury at Hull, province of Quebec?

2. Is this authorized under any item in the estimates, and, if so, what item?

3. What is the estimated total cost of the construction of such armoury?

4. What is the estimated annual cost of maintenance of such armoury?

5. What military units will be given accommodation in such armoury, and what is the present actual strength of each unit?

6. What function will such armoury serve in plans for coastal defence?

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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. (a) Yes.

(b) Item 332 of special supplementary estimates of 1937-38.

3. $276,500.

4. $7,000 (caretaking, structural maintenance and grounds, fuel, light, etc.,).

5. Le Regiment de Hull. Strength as at 31st December, 1937; officers-26; other ranks -200.

6. It will provide the necessary accomodation for militia units which may be required for the defence of Canada and conceivably for service in the coastal area.

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April 25, 1938