May 4, 1938

LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. The number of employees required to work varies in accordance with the mails to be handled. On a normal Sunday approximately 224 men are on duty.

2. (a) Approximately 1,432. Determined by the volume of mail to be handled the number of hours of work per employee also varies. Sunday work forms part of the regular week's work and employees who work in excess of the 44 hour week are given corresponding time off in compensation therefor at some later date.

(b) Employees in post offices are paid at annual rates of salary ranging from $1,020 to $1,740 a year.

3. The number of employees required to work varies in accordance with the mails to be handled. On a normal Sunday approximately 226 men are on duty.

4. (a) Approximately 1,449. Determined by the volume of mail to be handled the number of hours of work per employee also varies. Sunday work forms part of the regular week's work and employees who work in excess of the 44 hour week are given corresponding time off in compensation therefor at some later date.

(b) Employees in post offices are paid at annual rates of salary ranging from $1,020 to $1,740 a year.

Topic:   MONTREAL AND TORONTO POST OFFICES-SUNDAY EMPLOYMENT
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MR. H. E. PELLETIER

LIB

Mr. DESLAURIERS:

Liberal

1. Is Mr. H. E. Pelletier of 3587 Ontario street east, Montreal, an employee of the Montreal post office?

2. If so, has he any other employment

3. How many days was he absent from duty during September and December, 1937, and January, 1938?

4. To the knowledge of the department, has Mr. Pelletier purchased any of the leave owing to other employees?

Topic:   MR. H. E. PELLETIER
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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Acts somewhat in the capacity of manager of a store owned by his father, aged 76 years, for which he receives approximately $25 a week on the understanding that he supports his two sisters and provides for them in every respect.

3. September, 1937, 4 days; December, 1937, 12 days; January, 1938, 15 days.

4. No.

Topic:   MR. H. E. PELLETIER
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES INSPECTION SERVICE

CON

Mr. LAWSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What number of prosecutions were conducted in each province by the weights and measures inspection service during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1938: (a) of independent retail grocery stores and meat markets for the infraction of section 63 and of section 64 of the Weights and Measures Act, giving number under each section separately; (b) of local chain grocery stores and meat markets for infraction of section 63 and of section 64, of the Weights and Measures Act, giving number under each section separately; (c) of national chain grocery stores and meat markets for infraction of section 63 and of section 64, of the Weights and Measures Act, giving number under each section separately?

2. What were the number of withdrawals and dismissals and the number of convictions secured in each of the above groups of cases?

3. What were the numbers in each province

of prepackaged goods inspected and the results of such inspections as to overweight, short-weight or correct weight, during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1938, by the -weights and measures inspection service in: (a) rental

independent grocery stores and meat markets; (b) local chain grocery stores and meat markets; (c) national chain grocery stores and meat markets ?

4. (a) What were the number of test purchases made by the weights and measures inspection service during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1938, in each province; (b) what were the number of items overweight, short-weight and correct weight in: (1) groceries,

(2) meats, showing the results separately, for purchases made in independent retail grocery stores and meat markets, local chain grocery stores and meat markets, and national chain grocery stores and meat markets?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES INSPECTION SERVICE
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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WEIGHTS AND MEASURES INSPECTION SERVICE
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SHIPWRECKS IN CANADLAN WATERS

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many wrecks in Canadian waters, during the last three years, were investigated by the wreck commissioner or other officers of the Department of Marine?

2. What were the names of the ships in each case, and the number drowned or injured?

3. What were the findings of the wreck commissioner succinctly in each case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   SHIPWRECKS IN CANADLAN WATERS
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Relief and Agricultural Distress 4. What were the complete findings in the Sand Merchant case? 5. Was the said ship sea-worthy, and had it wireless equipment? 6. Were the owners of the ship "Sand Merchant" prosecuted under the criminal code? 7. How many men of the department are engaged in life-saving work under federal authority, and at what cost? 8. What aid has been furnished by American life stations to distressed ships of Canadian register in recent years on the great lakes?


LIB

MAIL CONTRACTS AND SUBSIDIES

SC

Mr. FAIR:

Social Credit

1. What amount was paid to the Canadian National and the Canadian Pacific Railways respectively for the carrying of mails in Canada during the fiscal years 1930-31 to 1937-38 inclusive?

2. Has any subsidy been paid to shipping companies during the above years for carrying mails in addition to contract rates, and, if so, what were the companies and the amounts paid to each?

Topic:   MAIL CONTRACTS AND SUBSIDIES
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LIB

GRAIN AND GRAIN TRADE

INQUIRY AS TO TABLING OF REPORT OF GRAIN COMMISSION AND REVISION OF CANADA GRAIN ACT


On the orders of the day:


CON

Ernest Edward Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. E. E. PERLEY (Qu'Appelle):

Before the Easter recess 'the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Euler), assured the house that we might expect the report of the Tur-geon grain inquiry commission soon after the house reassembled. Can he now inform the house when we may expect that report? Also, I notice a report in the press that the government propose to have a general revision of the Canada Grain Act this session. Will the minister inform us whether we may expect to get that measure soon?

Topic:   GRAIN AND GRAIN TRADE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO TABLING OF REPORT OF GRAIN COMMISSION AND REVISION OF CANADA GRAIN ACT
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May 4, 1938