February 16, 1939

STANDING COMMITTEES

CHANGES IN PERSONNEL

LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved:

That the name of Mr. McGeer be substituted for that of Mr. Streight on the standing committee on public accounts.

' That the name of Mr. McPhee be substituted for that of Mr. MacKinnon (Edmonton West) on the standing committee on public accounts.

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Motion agreed to.


CIVIL SERVICE ACT

APPOINTMENT OP SECRETARY TO CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION


Mr. ARTHUR-J. LAPOINTE (Matapedia-Matane) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 24, to amend the Civil Service Act. He said: (Translation) The purpose of this bill is to provide for the appointment of the secretary to the Civil Service Commission, in view of the importance of that office, by the governor in council in the same way as the commissioners are appointed. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


UNEMPLOYMENT IN RECOGNIZED TRADES

CON

Frank Exton Lennard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNARD:

Can the government give the number in each of the recognized trades that were out of work in 1938?

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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

No registration is made of all the unemployed in each of the recognized trades, hence it is not possible to give the exact number in these categories who were unemployed during 1938.

In the federal Department of Labour a register is made of all those unemployed receiving material aid and at present a classification is being made of these by crafts and a return will be made to the house in a fortnight or three weeks showing the result of this classification.

Returns are also received in the department which reveal, as of the last day of each

month, the percentage of unemployment among the recognized trades, who are members of trade unions. Approximately two-thirds of the total numbers of trade union members in Canada are covered in these reports and it is assumed that if returns were received from all trade union bodies the percentages of unemployed would not be materially changed. The following table shows the percentages of unemployment among trade union members in Canada by months during 1938 and the yearly average for the

same period:

Month

1938 Per cent

January 12-4

February 13-7

March 12-8

April 13-1

May 13-2

June 13-5

July 14-0

August 11'6

September 10-4

October 12-3

November 13-7

December 16-2

Average for the year 13-1

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IMMIGRATION SINCE 1930

LIB

Mr. LACROIX (Quebec-Montmorency):

Liberal

1. How many immigrants entered Canada under the Immigration Act since 1930?

2. (a) How many of such immigrants entered Canada since 1930 through orders in council and special permits, upon recommendation of members of the cabinet or members of the House of Commons; (b) from what country or countries did they emigrate; (c) what was their original nationality?

3. (a) How many immigrants, since the said year, entered Canada after being naturalized British subjects in other countries, viz: the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth of Australia. the Dominion of New Zealand, the Irish Free State, Newfoundland and British colonies; (b) what was their original nationality?

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LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. 1930, 104,806; 1931, 27,530; 1932, 20,591 ; 1933. 14,382; 1934, 12.476; 1935, 11,277; 1936, 11,643; 1937, 15,101; 1938, 17,244.

2. The departmental records do not enable the preparation of an answer to this question in its present form. Such immigrants are not admitted on the recommendation of members

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of parliament or members of the cabinet but by the Governor General in Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Mines and Resources. The attached statement shows the numbers of immigrants, by racial origin,

admitted by orders in' council during the period mentioned.

3. Statistics showing the manner in which immigrants obtained British nationality prior to their coming to Canada are not kept.

Statement showing the number and racial origin of immigrants to Canada, whose admission was authorized by naming them in orders-in-council

Race 1932

Austrian 7

Albanian 1

Armenian

Arabian [DOT].

Belgian 18

B. W. I

Bulgarian 5

Czechoslovak 34

Cingalese 1

Danish 22

Dutch 11

East Indian 1

Esthonian

English

French 49

Finnish 9

Greek 20

German 135

Hungarian 39

Hebrew 166

Icelandic 1

Irish

Italian 25

Jugo-Slav 13

Japanese

Latvian

Lithuanian 8

Maltese

Mexican

Norwegian 24

Polish 45

Portuguese 1

Russian 15

Roumanian 22

Swiss 18

Swedish 16

Spanish 9

Scotch 2

Syrian 29

Serbian

Ukrainian

Totals 746

1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 Totals 22 4 2 11 5 34 851 1 2 511 3 10 8 2 341 3 429 13 30 16 21 27 1542 22 3 5 5 2 2227 18 30 39 37 48 233118 7 8 5 7 13 8023 5 6 13 17 21 962 1 42 4 1 73 2 2 - 2 2 3 1434 35 37 79 81 70 3855 7 4 7 14 16 6238 23 25 16 23 15 160128 42 43 41 78 73 54054 24 25 27 27 44 240637 152 525 284 197 608 2,5694 1 1 1 82 1 367 43 60 43 50 50 33822 29 40 41 26 16 1871 12 2 1 2 714 7 15 12 5 3 645 57 1 821 5 9 8 8 4 7971 43 71 81 63 82 4561 . . 233 7 7 13 9 13 9713 10 17 12 6 19 9918 13 10 11 17 20 10717 7 11 5 12 5 735 5 6 3 3 31i 1 1 1 629 8 29 12 14 14 1352 1 1 . . 423 25 21 26 951,357 520 1,059 819 759 1,242 6,502

Questioyis

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ROYAL VISIT TO CANADA-COMMEMORATIVE COINAGE

CON

Mr. GRAYDON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Will the government have silver coins in dollar denominations struck to commemorate their majesty's visit to Canada this year?

2. If so, how many of such coins will be put into circulation?

3. When will the said issue be available?

4. What is the estimated net profit to the government from the said issue?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. It is the intention to issue as many of these coins as the public demand may require, in so far as the facilities of the Royal Canadian Mint will permit.

3. At the time of the visit of Their Majesties' to Canada.

4. The net profit to the government from

the said issue cannot be determined, as the number of coins which may be issued is not yet known. [DOT]

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-HOTELS

LIB

Mr. CLARK (York-Sunbury):

Liberal

1. What are the names and locations of the Canadian National hotels, and what was the cost of each, including furnishings?

2. What were the results of operation of each of the said hotels, giving net profit or loss for the last fiscal year?

Mr. HOWE-

1 and 2. Total cost

to Dec. 31,1938

Name of hotel

Location (inch furnishings)

Chateau Laurier-Ottawa, Ont $8,673,307 68

Prince Arthur-Port Arthur, Ont 1,186,065 52

Fort Garry-Winnipeg, Man 2,906,934 58

Prince Edward-Brandon, Man 525,623 10

Macdonald-Edmonton, Alta

2,271,967 36Bessborough-Saskatoon, Sask

3,567,459 62Nova Scotian-Halifax, N.S

2,448,464 30Canadian National-Charlottetown, PE.1

857,579 45Jasper Park Lodge-Jasper, Alta

2,660,425 32Minaki Lodge-Minaki, Ont

1,094,079 24Pictou Lodge-Pictou, N.S

199,456 21Net operating income Year 1938 Profit $168,293 51Profit 19,402 10Loss 18,413 50Loss 8,021 21Profit 26.338 25Loss 24,456 59Profit 14,549 59Loss 3,367 36Profit 49,467 21Profit 1,890 73Profit 331 02

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February 16, 1939