May 23, 1938

QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Will the government lay on the table of the house copies of the varies orders in council under the Public Enquiries Act appointing the commission presided over by the Honourable Justice Rowell, known as the Rowell commission, and now holding sessions throughout Canada?

2. Also a copy of any instructions as to their duties, and the scope of their authority as a fact finding commission?

3. Has any limit been placed on the completion of the report?

4. Was power given the said commission to investigate: (a) tariff; (b) municipal institutions; (c) taxation; (d) other extraneous matters?

5. Have any objections been received by the government as to the unnecessary breadth and scope of the inquiry, or are any restrictions being imposed?

6. Has the attention of the government been called to the dicta and opinions expressed on many matters by the commissioners during the hearings throughout Canada, and on controversial questions?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Return tabled.

Unemployed Men in Vancouver

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

SC

Otto Buchanan Elliott

Social Credit

Mr. ELLIOTT (Kindersley):

For a copy of all papers, letters, telegrams, and other documents, dated from January 1, 1937, to date, relating to the agreement between the Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railways for the joint operation of the uew Canadian National Railways hotel in Vancouver.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HOTEL AT VANCOUVER
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POTASSIUM BROMATE

CCF

Charles Grant MacNeil

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

Mr. MacNEIL:

For a copy of all correspondence, memoranda, telegrams, instructions, laboratory tests and other documents, dated during the past year, relating to the use of potassium bromate as an improver or adulterant in flour or bleached flour or in compounds employed by bakers.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POTASSIUM BROMATE
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MONT LAURIER-SENNETERRE HIGHWAY

LIB

Wallace Reginald McDonald

Liberal

Mr. McDONALD (Pontiac):

For a copy of all correspondence exchanged between the government of the province of Quebec and any provincial officials, and the dominion Department of Labour and any officials thereof, dated from February 1, 1937, to date, respecting the federal contribution to the Mont Laurier-Senneterre highway.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MONT LAURIER-SENNETERRE HIGHWAY
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WATERLOO, QUE., MAH, SERVICE

LIB

Joseph-Hermas Leclerc

Liberal

Mr. LECLERC:

For a copy of all papers, letters, telegrams and other documents, dated from September 1, 1933, to March 1, 1934, exchanged between the Post Office Department or any officer thereof, and any other person in connection with the carrying of mail between the post office at Waterloo, Quebec, and the railway stations.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WATERLOO, QUE., MAH, SERVICE
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RACINE-FOSTER STATION, QUE., MAIL SERVICE

LIB

Joseph-Hermas Leclerc

Liberal

Mr. LECLERC:

For a copy of all papers, letters, telegrams and other documents, dated from November 1, 1932, to March 1, 1933, exchanged between the Post Office Department or any officer thereof, and any other persons in connection with the carrying of mail between the post office at Racine, Quebec, and Foster station.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RACINE-FOSTER STATION, QUE., MAIL SERVICE
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HARRINGTON EAST, QUE., POSTMASTERSHIP

IND

Georges-Henri Héon

Independent Conservative

Mr. HEON:

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams, petitions, reports and other documents, in the possession of the Post Office Department, concerning the dismissal of Mrs. J. McRae as postmistress at Harrington Bast, county of Argenteuil, and the appointment of Mr. Roderick McTavish as her successor.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HARRINGTON EAST, QUE., POSTMASTERSHIP
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THE BUDGET


On the orders of the day:


CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. A. STEWART (Leeds):

Can the Minister of Finance (Mr. Dunning) inform

the house when the budget will be likely to be brought down and whether we may expect it before the Saskatchewan election?

Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance): The Saskatchewan election, of course, has nothing to do with the budget, but negotiations which have been proceeding for some time in Washington, looking to the conclusion of a trade treaty, have everything to do with it. The government has thought it would be desirable, if possible, to include the results of those negotiations in the budget, and while it is as yet uncertain whether that can be accomplished, the government does desire to give as much time as possible to permit it to be done. I shall certainly endeavour to give sufficient advance information as to the date of the budget.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO PROBABLE DATE OF PRESENTATION
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UNEMPLOYMENT


On the orders of the day: Mr. T. J. O'NEILL (Kamloops): In this morning's newspaper I find that aldermen of the city of Vancouver have paid $500 to a group of unemployed men who had taken possession, practically speaking, of the hotel Georgia in Vancouver. The hotel Georgia is the second largest hotel in Vancouver, and I think that everyone will appreciate just what this action on the part of the men will mean to the business of that establishment. Everything was conducted in very orderly fashion. These men were in the hotel for practically twenty-seven hours and there was neither riot nor disturbance, but I should like to know what is being done to prevent a recurrence of this incident, because it might very well result in riot and bloodshed. Hon. NORMAN McL. ROGERS (Minister of Labour): In answer to the question just put by the hon. member for Kamloops, I may say that it is within the knowledge of the house that during the past few days some 1,500 single, unemployed men have been demonstrating in the city of Vancouver. The occupation of the hotel Georgia and of the post office and the art gallery was apparently a part of that planned demonstration. We are informed this morning that the hotel Georgia has been vacated by the men in an orderly manner, as stated by the hon. member for Kamloops (Mr. O'Neill). I understand that the post office and the art gallery are still being occupied by these single unemployed men.


May 23, 1938