February 15, 1939

SC

Mr. LANDERYOU:

Social Credit

1. Will a plan be considered which, if pur* sued, would substantially reduce and eventually wipe off Canada's national debt? If so, in what manner will this plan differ from the policies pursued during the past thirty years.

2. Would the present financial policies now pursued by the present government, if continued for thirty, fifty or one hundred years, result in a complete retirement of Canada s national debt?

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Subtopic:   RETIREMENT OP NATIONAL DEBT
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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I think this question is not in order, because it raises a question of policy too large to be dealt with in the limits of an answer to a question. In Campion's "An Introduction to the Procedure of the House of Commons", at page 128, paragraph 4 gives among examples of questions that are out of order, those-

4. Raising questions of policy too large to be dealt with in the limits of an answer to a question.

I think the question should be dropped.

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MR. JUSTICE MITCHELL

SC

Mr. LANDERYOU:

Social Credit

1. Has Mr. Justice Mitchell, of the trial division of the Supreme Court of Alberta, sat on any trial since he was appointed Chief Justice?

2. If so, when?

3. Does Mr. Justice Mitchell hold a position of administrator under the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act?

4. If so, at what salary per diem?

5. Does Mr. Justice Mitchell also draw salary as Chief Justice of the trial division of the Supreme Court of Alberta?

6. If so, what salary does he receive?

7. How many judges have been employed on the trial division of the Supreme Court of Alberta during each of the past twenty years?

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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. No information.

2. No information.

3. No. He is chief commissioner of the Alberta board of review appointed under the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act.

4. No remuneration is payable the chief commissioner but he is granted an allowance of $25 per diem and transportation while engaged on the work of the board of review, except when the board is sitting in Edmonton.

5. Yes.

6. $10,000 per annum.

7. 1918-19-20-None. 1921 to date-Six including chief justice.

(Note: Trial division of supreme court of Alberta established in 1921.)

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Subtopic:   MR. JUSTICE MITCHELL
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THREE PER CENT EXCISE TAX-REVENUE FOR

CON

Mr. STEWART:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the total amount of revenue derived from the 3 per cent excise tax in each of the calendar years, 1936, 1937 and 1938?

2. What is the total amount of such excise tax in each of said years upon the articles mentioned in schedule one of the Canada-United States trade agreement, signed at Washington on November 17, 1938?

3. What is the total amount of revenue derived from said tax from all commodities free of duty in each of said years?

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Subtopic:   THREE PER CENT EXCISE TAX-REVENUE FOR
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. Calendar year 1936, $14,502,260.04;

Calendar year 1937, $18,854,202.49; Calendar year 1938, $16,055,880.75.

2 and 3. Statistics are not kept relative to the amount of taxes collected on goods entered under the various tariff items.

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Subtopic:   THREE PER CENT EXCISE TAX-REVENUE FOR
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PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT-PURCHASE OF FENCE POSTS

CCF

Mr. COLDWELL:

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

1. Were bluestone-treated poplar fence posts procured under the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act at the stations of Porcupine Plains, Shelan, Steen or Bjorkdale, Saskatchewan?

2. If so, were said posts supplied under contract ?

3. Who was the contractor or person who supplied them?

4. How many posts were supplied by this contractor or vendor?

5. How much did he receive for these posts at shipping points?

6. Was any material or equipment supplied or paid for by the government for the treatment of said posts?

7. Where were posts used?

8. What transportation costs, if any, were paid on these posts?

9. Were British Columbia cedar posts used in building a community pasture north of Gallivan, Saskatchewan?

10. What was the cost of said cedar posts at point of delivery for use at this pasture?

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Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT-PURCHASE OF FENCE POSTS
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Yes-Chelan.

2. Yes.

3. William Tomchuk.

4. 79,080 posts.

5. $7,626.60.

6. Yes.

7. Reserve community pasture, quarantine reserve grazing area, Govenlock, Sask. R. M. of Coalfields No. 4, community pasture, Bienfait, Sask. R. M. of Laurier No. 38, community pasture, Radville, Sask. L.ID.'s 17 and 47, community pasture, Val Marie, Sask. R. M. of Wreford No. 280, community

Questions

pasture, Nokomis, Sask. R. M. of Oakdale No. 320, community pasture, Coleville, Sask. Battle Creek diversion canal, Consul, Sask. Battle Creek west outlet canal, Consul, Sask. Davis Creek diversion canal, Robsart, Sask. East end of Cypress lake canal, Robsart, Sask. Downie & Gap Creek canal, Maple Creek, Sask., Caron canal, Riverhurst and Central Butte, Sask.

8. 810,698.98.

9. Yes.

10. 83,290.08.

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Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT-PURCHASE OF FENCE POSTS
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TESSIER, SASK., MAIL CONTRACT

?

Mr. COLD WELL:

1. Who carried the mail from Tessier post office, Saskatchewan, to station, up to November 1, 1938?

2. What was his remuneration?

3. Were there any complaints regarding this service ?

4. If so, by whom?

5. Who carries the mail now?

6. What is his remuneration?

7. Upon whose recommendation was this appointment made?

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LIB

Mr. McLARTY: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Mrs. L. J. Hamilton.

2. $249.60 per annum.

3. No.

4. See answer to No. 3.

5. George G. Saunders.

6. $195 per annum.

7. Mr. W. Richardson of Rosetown.

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DOMINION EXPERIMENTAL FARM DRIVEWAY

CON

Mr. HYNDMAN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total cost of constructing the new driveway through the dominion experimental farm?

2. What was the cost of the stone used in such construction, and from whom was it purchased?

3. What was the cost of the surfacing on this roadway?

4. Were tenders called for this construction?

5. If so, what are the names of those who tendered, and the amount of their respective tenders?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. $159,784.81.

2. $5,135.48-R. R. Foster and Sons; Fraser Duntile Co.; Laurentian Stone Co.; Wright Bros. Supply; T. S. Kirby and Co.

3. $25,500.48.

4. Yes, for surfacing material; the work of laying was done by commission's own forces.

5. O'Leary's Limited, $5.55 per ton; Standard Paving Company, $5.80 per ton; Dib-blee Construction Company, $5.80 per ton.

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OTTAWA DRIVEWAY -ST. PATRICK - HURDMAN BRIDGES SECTION

CON

Mr. HYNDMAN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the cost of the new driveway between St. Patrick and Hurdman bridges along the east side of the Rideau river?

2. From whom did the government obtain the land which makes up the parkway in the above location?

3. What price was paid for the property?

4. What was the total cost of such park and driveway?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. $33,742.95 (between St. Patrick and Cummings bridges).

2. Arthur Jolicoeur, Georges Roy, Rideau View Realty Company, and Town of East-view.

3. $30,101.00.

4. $58,742.95.

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February 15, 1939