February 22, 1939

CON

John Allmond Marsh

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MARSH:

What "was the total amount spent by the federal government on all works in connection with Toronto harbour, between the years 1920 to 1938 inclusive?

Topic:   TORONTO HARBOUR WORKS
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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

$7,064,370.18 (April 1, 1920, to December 31, 1938).

Topic:   TORONTO HARBOUR WORKS
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HAMILTON HARBOUR WORKS AND BURLINGTON BEACH CANAL IMPROVEMENTS

CON

Mr. MARSH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What were the total moneys spent by the federal government on Hamilton harbour, including Burlington bay, between the years 1920 to 1938, inclusive?

2. What was the total cost of all improvements at Burlington beach canal, including all dredging, widening of canal, building and repairing piers, etc., between the years 1920 to 1938, inclusive?

Topic:   HAMILTON HARBOUR WORKS AND BURLINGTON BEACH CANAL IMPROVEMENTS
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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. $996,456.77 (April 1, 1920, to December 31, 1938).

2. $2,649,239.74 (April 1, 1920, to December 31, 1938).

Topic:   HAMILTON HARBOUR WORKS AND BURLINGTON BEACH CANAL IMPROVEMENTS
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-SEARCHES AT ST. ANSELME, QUE.

LIB

Mr. LACROIX (Beauce):

Liberal

1. Have the Royal Canadian Mounted Police made any searches or investigations on the property of Mr. C. Aug. Cadrin, or of Mr. J. B. Cadrin, merchants at St. Anselme, county of Dorchester, province of Quebec?

2. How many such visits were made to the said property?

3. Did the Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables proceed by virtue of search warrants or not?

4. If not, by what authorization?

5. Were any complaints made that intoxicating liquor was stored in warehouses or other property of the said C. Aug. Cadrin or of the said J. B. Cadrin?

6. If so, by whom?

7. What were the results of such investigation?

8. Is there a limit to the number of such searches that can be made on private property?

9. Can such investigations be conducted at any hour of the day or night?

10. Will steps be taken to prevent unfair and unwarranted annoyance and persecution of peaceful citizens from taking place?

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-SEARCHES AT ST. ANSELME, QUE.
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LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East): (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Two searches were made of property occupied by Mr. C. Auguste Cadrin in December 13th, 1938 and January 13th, 1939.

3. No.

4. Writ of assistance issued under the provisions of the Excise Act.

5. Yes.

6. This information cannot be disclosed.

7. No results.

8. The law' does not prescribe any limitation.

9. Public interest should govern.

10. Steps are taken at all times by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to check the reliability of information, as far as possible, before searches are carried out under the provisions of the Excise Act.

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-SEARCHES AT ST. ANSELME, QUE.
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SEED GRAIN LOANS GUARANTEE ACT-FEDERAL LIABILITY

LIB

Gordon Timlin Purdy

Liberal

Mr. PURDY:

What is the present liability, by provinces, of the federal government on its guarantees under the provisions of the Seed Grain Act of 1938?

Questions

Topic:   SEED GRAIN LOANS GUARANTEE ACT-FEDERAL LIABILITY
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Under the terms of The Seed Grain Loans Guarantee Act, 1938, the dominion government guarantees the principal and interest of loans made in Alberta and Saskatchewan by chartered banks for seed grain assistance to farmers during the spring of 1938. The loans in each province are primarily guaranteed by the provincial government. The province is not required to fulfil its guarantee until three years after the date of any loan and the dominion's liability is only to the amount that the province is unable to fulfil its guarantee. The principal amount of loans authorized to be guaranteed is: Alberta SI,900,000, Saskatchewan $14,500,000.

The principal amount guaranteed is not yet determined, but general guarantees have been executed for not exceeding the maximum amount authorized.

Topic:   SEED GRAIN LOANS GUARANTEE ACT-FEDERAL LIABILITY
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VEGETABLE OILS IMPORT-DOMESTIC PRODUCTION OF SHORTENING

SC

Mr. HAYHURST:

Social Credit

1. What quantity of vegetable oils in gallons was imported into Canada in 1938?

2. What quantity of shortening containing no

animal fat was produced in Canada in: (a)

1937; (b) 1938?

Topic:   VEGETABLE OILS IMPORT-DOMESTIC PRODUCTION OF SHORTENING
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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

1- Imports for Consumption

Oils, vegetable, for food-

Coeoanut oil, n.o.p., edible

Cotton seed oil, refined, edible, for canning fish

Cotton seed oil, n.o.p., edible

Olive oil, n.o.p., edible

Peanut oil, n.o.p., edible

Soya bean oil, n.o.p., edible

Oils, vegetable, not food-

Castor oil

China wood oil

Coeoanut oil, not edible, for manufacture of soap . ..Coeoanut oil, not edible, for manufacture of refined coeoanut oil.. ..

Cotton seed and crude cotton seed oil for the manufacture of refined

cotton seed oil and meal

Essential oil. n.o.p., including bay oil and otto of limes

Eucalyptus oil

Flaxseed or linseed oil, raw or boiled

Foots, being the refuse of the cotton seed oi olives after the oil has

been pressed out

Olive oil for manufacturing soap or tobacco or for canning fish or foruse in the processing of textile fibres, including the finishing offabrics Oiticica oil

Palm and palm kernel oil, unbleached or bleached, not edible and shea . butter; palm and palm kernel, not edible, for the manufacture of

soap

Peanut oil, crude, for refining for edible purposes

Peanut oil for the manufacture of soap or for canning fish

Peppermint oil

Perilla oil, when for use in Canadian manufactures

Rape seed oil, crude or refined

Rape seed oil, blown, for manufacturing purposes

Rosin oil

Sesame seed oil

Soya bean oil for manufacturing soap

Vegetable oil, n.o.p., not edible

Calendar year

1938

Gal. 33.212

Gal. 128.500

Gal. 10.869

Gal. 346,099

Gal. 66,778

Gal. 96,877

Gal. 213,852

Cwt. 43,682

Gal. 2,388,047

Gal. 1,438,163

Cwt. 140,419

Lb. 601,614

Lb. 17,621

Cwt. 13,753

Cwt. 37,745

Gal. 54,764

Lb.

Cwt. 703,601

Cwt. 935.133

Gal. 941.278

Lb. 37.511

Lb. 5,685,104

Gal. 72.735

Gal.

Gal. 89.268

Gal. 2,916

Gal. 71.972

Gal. 203,290

2. 1937-Production in slaughtering and meat packing plants, 72,926,866 pounds; 1938-not available.

Topic:   VEGETABLE OILS IMPORT-DOMESTIC PRODUCTION OF SHORTENING
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DOCTOR V. S. HUDSON

SC

James Alexander Marshall

Social Credit

Mr. MARSHALL:

In the auditor general's report for the year ended March 31. 1938, appears the following item (Part A-38, Agriculture) : '"Contribution to expenses of Dr. P. S. Hudson from England to Peru, $973.33"-1. Is Dr. Hudson a member of the Canadian civil service?

2. What work was he engaged upon in England?

3. When did he go to England?

4. What are the circumstances surrouuding his transfer from England to Peru?

Topic:   DOCTOR V. S. HUDSON
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Dr. Hudson is an official of the imperial bureau of plant genetics, Cambridge, England.

3. No information.

4. It was the purpose of the imperial bureau of plant genetics, Cambridge, England, to send an expedition to Peru to secure supplies of new species of potatoes and Dr. Hudson was to be in charge of the expedition. As Canada was especially interested in this work and

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was to receive a supply of the potatoes obtained, a contribution was made towards the expenses of the expedition. Due to the illness of Dr. Hudson, the expedition was postponed and is now under way under new leadership.

Topic:   DOCTOR V. S. HUDSON
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IMPORTS OP VEGETABLES-SEASONAL RESTRICTIONS

IND

Mr. HEON:

Independent Conservative

1. How many orders in council were passed during the year 1938 with respect to vegetables, to prevent foreign products from invading the Canadian market between the months of April and July?

2. Will orders in council of similar nature be passed during the same period in 1939?

Topic:   IMPORTS OP VEGETABLES-SEASONAL RESTRICTIONS
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. None required as authority contained in previous orders in council.

2. No, unless further authority required.

Topic:   IMPORTS OP VEGETABLES-SEASONAL RESTRICTIONS
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February 22, 1939