March 15, 1939

LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

I should like to reply to this question orally.

1. The proposal for the registration of exservice men was entirely a voluntary cooperative proposal emanating from the organized ex-service organizations.

2. The approval of the government was not in any way required for this purpose, but the ex-service organizations courteously informed the government of their proposals and were informed that the information which would be made available would be welcome.

3. The information should be of general benefit, but it has not been decided to use it for any specific purpose.

4. That is entirely a matter of opinion.

5. As far as voluntary efforts are concerned, the government has no information; and as far as government policy is concerned, the government has never considered taking any such action.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CREAM SEPARATORS-IMPORTATIONS
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

MONTREAL HARBOUR-SAMUEL J. MAGUIRE

CON

Mr. WERMENLINGER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was one Samuel J. Maguire employed as millwright by the Montreal harbour in 1909 or 1910?

Questions

2. If so, is this Samuel J. Maguire the same man who was subsequently in charge of important mechanical equipment in grain elevators and shed freight hoists and acted as master mechanic for the Montreal harbour commission from May 1, 1930, to April 5, 1938?

3. Did the said Samuel J. Maguire invent different safety devices for the benefit of the harbour of Montreal, including an apparatus for guarding against overloading of garners, and dust seals to prevent grain dust from going into the air and causing explosions?

4. Is this the same man whose position was abolished in interest of efficiency, as stated on page 681 unrevised Hansard of February 3, 1939?

5. Is this man in receipt of a pension?

6. If not, what are the reasons?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MONTREAL HARBOUR-SAMUEL J. MAGUIRE
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FEDERAL BUILDINGS IN TORONTO

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What buildings are owned by the government in the city of Toronto?

2. What is the assessed value of each of such buildings ?

3. What is the assessed value of the land on which each such building is located?

4. What vacant sites, or parcels of land, are owned by the government in the city of Toronto ?

5. What is the assessed value of each such site, or parcel of land?

6. Will any subvention or bonus be given Toronto towards the cost of supplying government buildings, exempt from taxation by law as crown property, with such services as fire and police protection, water supply and other civic services?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL BUILDINGS IN TORONTO
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BERWICK, N.S. GOVERNMENT BUILDING

CON

Mr. BROOKS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the Department of Public Works recently complete the construction of a government building at Berwick, Kings county, Nova Scotia?

2. If so, is the department aware of alleged unsatisfactory condition of the building, and are the contractors being compelled to rectify the same?

3. Wbat were: (a) the name of the building inspector; (b) his qualifications; (c) wages paid?

4. What were: (a) the cost of land on which the building is constructed; (b) cost of building, exclusive of land?

5. What were the names of any other party or parties employed by the department in connection with the construction or completion of the building, and what respective amounts were paid to each?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   BERWICK, N.S. GOVERNMENT BUILDING
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COLONEL GEORGE MCLEOD

SC

Mr. KENNEDY:

Social Credit

1. Was Colonel George McLeod, of Edmonton, Alberta, in the employ of the federal government in the year 1936?

2. If so, what position, or positions, did he hold?

3. Wben was he appointed?

4. At what salary?

5. Was he allowed an expense account, and, if so, how much?

6. WTiat is the total amount he received for the above position, or positions: (a) in salary; (b) for expenses?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   COLONEL GEORGE MCLEOD
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YOUTH TRAINING AND FARM TRAINING PLANS

CON

Mr. WALSH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was the farm training plan devised with the intention of taking boys out of the cities and placing them on farms?

2. How many boys have been placed through this plan in the various provinces?

3. How many of these came from cities?

4. How many farmers' sons and farm hands have been paid for under this plan in the various provinces?

5. Are any steps now being taken to ensure that the youth training plan and the farm training plan shall take care of the unemployed youth in the cities?

6. Has the government investigated and audited the statements concerning w'ork done under the youth training and the farm training plan?

7. If so, with what results?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   YOUTH TRAINING AND FARM TRAINING PLANS
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TWEED, ONT., PUBLIC BUILDING

CON

Mr. WALSH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the government acquire a site for a public building at Tweed, Ontario?

2. If so, from whom was said site purchased?

3. What sum was paid for the same?

4. Was opposition to the location of said site expressed by the council and citizens of Tweed at a public meeting?

5. Did the municipal council of Tweed offer to exchange the property with the government in order that the site for said public building might be centrally located?

6. If so, was such exchange made?

7. Was the site first acquired exchanged for another site?

8. If so, what was the value of the site acquired by such exchange?

9. What was the assessed value of each of the sites above referred to?

10. From whom was the site taken in exchange acquired?

11. Is the site lastly acquired centrally located ?

12. Has the council of Tweed expressed objection to the location of the site lastly acquired?

13. What buildings are located on each of

said sites? ,

14. What amount has been voted by parliament for the purchase of a site and the construction of a public building at Tweed?

15. Have tenders for the construction of said

building been received, and what is the amount of each tender? ' * .

16. Has a contract for the construction of public building at Tweed been awarded?

17. If so, what is the name and address of such contractor, and the amount of such contract ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   TWEED, ONT., PUBLIC BUILDING
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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-ASSISTANCE TO UNEMPLOYABLES

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

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

1. Does the dominion government give material aid assistance to unemployable persons on relief in cities and municipalities on a fifty-fifty basis with the province?

2. Did the Department of Labour inform the provinces early in 1938 that it would not give material aid assistance to unemployable persons after a certain date, March 31, 1938, or some other date?

Unemployment and Agricultural Distress

3. Does the government give material aid assistance to unemployable persons in cities and municipalities in British Columbia on a fifty-fifty basis with the province?

4. If so, is any class of unemployable persons in any municipality in the said province excluded from receiving such material aid assistance?

5. If the dominion gives material aid assistance to unemployable persons, how many persons in each province received assistance under this head for the month of January, 1939, or the latest month for which information is available ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF-ASSISTANCE TO UNEMPLOYABLES
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

TWEED, ONT., PUBLIC BUILDING

CON

William Allen Walsh

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WALSH:

For a copy of all correspondence, reports, recommendations, resolutions of municipal council, valuations, title deeds, abstracts of title, protests as to the location or other documents or writings in any way relating to the purchase and exchange of a site or sites for a public building at Tweed, Ontario.

Also a copy of all estimates, tenders, contracts or other documents in any way relating to the construction of a public building at Tweed.

. NATIONAL DEFENCE

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   TWEED, ONT., PUBLIC BUILDING
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REPORTED REQUEST OF ADVISORY AIR COUNCIL FOR RESIGNATION OF MINISTER

March 15, 1939