May 4, 1938

BEEP CATTLE STATISTICS

LIB

Mr. LEADER:

Liberal

1. How many pure bred herds of beef cattle are accredited for T.B. or are now being accredited in each of the provinces?

2. What are the number of breeds (Shorthorns, Herefords and Aberdeen-Angus) ?

3. How many herds are under federal supervision as per above?

4. How many provinces have tuberculosis free areas?

5. What are the names of such provinces, and what area is under test in each of them?

6. How many areas in Canada have complied with the regulations and are awaiting federal government action in regard to the initial tuberculosis test?

7. What are the number of cattle under test in each province, classifying as to breeds, both dairy and beef, including accredited herds?

8. What is the total number of cattle in Canada?

9. How many bulls have been purchased by the federal government during the last ten years and loaned to farmers under the bull loaning policy?

10. What are the number by breeds (beef style) ?

11. What type of beef animal is in demand in the British market?

12. Has any preference been expressed for any particular breed?

13. How many Canadian cattle were exported to Britain in 1937?

14. Has the government any information in regard to the type of feeder cattle exported by Ireland to the British market?

15. How many Irish cattle were exported to Great Britain in 1937?

Questions

Topic:   BEEP CATTLE STATISTICS
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LIB

NANAIMO, B.C., GOVERNMENT WHARVES AND WHARFINGERS

IND

Mr. TAYLOR (Nanaimo):

Independent

1. How many government wharves are in existence at the present time in the federal electoral district of Nanaimo?

2. Where are these wharves situated?

3. Which of these wharves are in charge of a wharfinger?

4. What are the names of the wharfingers in each case, and what are the dates of their respective appointments ?

5. What are the specific duties of each wharfinger, and how is he paid for his services?

Topic:   NANAIMO, B.C., GOVERNMENT WHARVES AND WHARFINGERS
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. 42.

2. Beaver Point, Brentwood (floating landing) , Burgoyne Bay, Chemainus (floating landing), Cliffside (floating landing), Cowichan Bay, Cowichan Lake, Deep Bay (floating landing) , Degnan'sBay (floating landing),Fernwood (floating landing), Fulford Harbour, Gabriola Island (centre), Ganges, Hope Bay, Kuper Island, Ladysmith, Lyall Harbour, Maples, Maple Bay (floating landing), Mayne Island, Musgraves, Nanaimo Assembly wharf, Nanaimo, Patricia Bay (floating landing), Port Renfrew, Port Washington, Retreat Cove, Roberts Bay (floating landing), Saanichton, Shawnigan Lake (floating landing), Sidney, Sooke, South Pender, Sturdies Bay, Thetis Island, Valdes Island (floating landing), Vesuvius Bay (floating landing), William Head quarantine station: Main wharf, Coaling

wharf, Bentinck Island (floating landing): Under administration Department of Pensions and National Health; Cole Island-under administration Department of National Defence, Piers Island-under administration of Department of Justice.

Questions

3 and 4. Nanaimo assembly wharf, Frederick J. Lodge, wharfinger appointed March 24, 1938.

5. The specific duties are the supervision and control of the wharf and the collection of the tolls and dues to be paid in respect thereof. The only provision for the remuneration of a wharfinger under the statute is from the tolls and dues collected for the use of the wharf.

Topic:   NANAIMO, B.C., GOVERNMENT WHARVES AND WHARFINGERS
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BELLS CROSSING, LEEDS COUNTY, ONT, POST OFFICE

CON

Mr. STEWART:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the compensation of the postmaster at Bells Crossing, Leeds county, fixed and paid on the same basis as the compensation of the former postmaster at Rockspring?

2. Has there been any increase or decrease in the compensation formerly paid for the carriage of mails from the Canadian Pacific railway to the post office?

3. If so, what is the amount of such increase or decrease?

4. Has there been any increase or decrease in the compensation of rural mail carriers owing to the removal of the post office from Rockspring to Bells Crossing?

5. If so, what is the amount of such increase or decrease ?

Topic:   BELLS CROSSING, LEEDS COUNTY, ONT, POST OFFICE
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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. No. Cost of service to post offices in each case included in the cost of rural mail delivery service.

3. See answer to No. 2.

4. A decrease due to the invitation of public tenders and the completion of new contracts.

5. $249.88 per annum.

Topic:   BELLS CROSSING, LEEDS COUNTY, ONT, POST OFFICE
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YOUTH EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE

CON

Mr. GREEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the youth employment committee, appointed under the provisions of National Employment Act 1936, been abolished, and have the members thereof been released from the government service?

2. If so, on w'hat date or dates, were the different members thereof released?

3. What sums were paid to each of the different members of this committee for the period from February 1, 1937, to date or to the date or dates of release, as travelling expenses?

4. What sums were paid to each of such members for such period as living allowance?

5. Were there any other sums paid to any of the members .of such committee for such period? If so, what were the respective amounts, and what was the nature of such payments?

6. If any such members have not been released, what sum is now being paid to her, him or them, whether by way of living allowance or otherwise ?

Topic:   YOUTH EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE
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LIB

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. P.C. 2242 of September 2, 1936, appointing members of committee was rescinded by P.C. 245 of February 1, 1938.

2. Answered by No. 1

3. Travelling expenses from February 1, 1937, to date of release: Allan Chambers, [DOT]S508.60; A. Montpetit, $71.35; J. McCulley, 8263.82; W. C. Nickerson, nil; R. F. Thompson, $93.30.

4. Living allowance from February 1, 1937, to date of release: Allan Chambers, $3,480. (Mr. Chambers was chairman of this committee and served continuously until June, 1937); A. Montpetit, $322.50; J. McCulley, $607.50; W. C. Nickerson, nil; R. F. Thompson, $157.50.

5. No payments other than those shown above.

6. Mr. R. F. Thompson had resigned from the committee in May, 1937, having been appointed by P.C. 1331 of June 5, 1937, as supervisor of youth training in the department of Labour, at a salary of $312.50 per month. All other members of the committee were released as from February 1, 1938.

Topic:   YOUTH EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE
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CANADA AND GULF TERMINAL RAILWAY MAIL SUBSIDY

LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE (Matapedia-Matane):

Liberal

1. What amount is paid to the Canada and Gulf Terminal Railway Company for carrying mail between Mont-Joli and Matane?

2. Can the contract be cancelled at any time?

3. Is such contract renewed each year or every four years?

Topic:   CANADA AND GULF TERMINAL RAILWAY MAIL SUBSIDY
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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. The Canada and Gulf Terminal Railway is subsidized by the government under the Subsidy Act.

Under this act, when the mail earnings are less than 3 per cent of the government subsidy, payment for the carriage of mails is made to the receiver general. When the mail earnings are over 3 per cent of the government subsidy, the amount in excess of 3 per cent would be paid by the Post Office Department to the railway.

The mail earnings of this railway being less than 3 per cent of the government subsidy, payment for the carriage of mails is made by the Post Office Department to the receiver general in accordance with the provisions of the act.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   CANADA AND GULF TERMINAL RAILWAY MAIL SUBSIDY
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* CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SALARIES OF OFFICIALS

LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE (Matapedia-Matane):

Liberal

1. What are the names of the Canadian National Railways officials who receive a salary of $4,000 a year and over?

2. What is the salary and address of each of such officials ?

Questions

Topic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SALARIES OF OFFICIALS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

This is a question having to do with the internal management of the Canadian National Railways and is of a type that all governments have consistently declined to answer. I ask that it be dropped.

Question dropped.

Topic:   * CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-SALARIES OF OFFICIALS
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MONTREAL AND TORONTO POST OFFICES-SUNDAY EMPLOYMENT

LIB

Mr. DESLAURIERS:

Liberal

1. How many employees work on Sunday at the Montreal post office?

2. How many hours are they on duty, and what rate of pay do they receive for each working hour?

3. How many employees work on Sunday at the Toronto post office?

4. How many hours are they on duty, and what rate of pay do they receive for each working hour?

Topic:   MONTREAL AND TORONTO POST OFFICES-SUNDAY EMPLOYMENT
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May 4, 1938