April 3, 1939

RAINY LAKE WATER LEVELS

CANADA-UNITED STATES CONVENTION OF SEPTEMBER 15, 1938-EMERGENCY REGULATION BY INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 72, to carry into effect the provisions of the convention of 15th September, 1938, providing for emergency regulation of the level of Rainy lake and of the level of other boundary waters in the Rainy lake watershed. He said: Mr. Speaker, some little time ago the International Joint Commission recommended that an agreement should be entered into between Canada and the United States to regulate the water levels in the Rainy lake area in cases of emergency. The agreement was reached in September of last year. The bill is designed to give effect to the convention then signed. The convention itself is printed as an appendix to the bill. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 68, for the relief of Jean Winifred Hunter Urquhart.-Mr. Walsh. Bill No. 69, for the relief of Sarah Theresa Norman.-Mr. Ahearn. Bill No. 70, for the relief of Helen Kathleen Yuill,-Mr. Hyndman. Bill No. 71, for the relief of Zdenka Pauline Ottilie Josefine von Ehrenfeld-Pop Drummond, otherwise known as Yvonne Drummond.-Mr. Hill.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.) Questions


EMIGRATION OF BUILDING TRADE MECHANICS

CON

Joseph Henry Harris

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HARRIS:

How many building trade mechanics left Canada for the British Isles during the years 1936, 1937, and 1938?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EMIGRATION OF BUILDING TRADE MECHANICS
Permalink
LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

No information. Emigration statistics are not kept.

"prince" boats

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EMIGRATION OF BUILDING TRADE MECHANICS
Permalink
SC

Mr. HAYHURST:

Social Credit

1. Have any of the "Prince" boats been sold?

2. If so, what are their names?

3. When were they sold?

4. What price was received for each vessel?

5. What terms were granted to the purchaser in each case?

6. For what service are those remaining employed ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EMIGRATION OF BUILDING TRADE MECHANICS
Permalink
LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. (a) Prince William; (b) Prince Henry ("North Star").

3. (a) Prince William sold September 15th, 1937; (b) Prince Henry ("North Star") sold December 23, 1938.

4. (a) Prince William-$3,500; (b) Prince Henry ("North Star")-$500,000.

5. (a) Prince William terms-cash, railway to assume cost of drydocking; (b) Prince Henry ("North Star")-

The purchase price to be paid $150,000 on delivery of the ship, $50,000 on August 15,

1939, and $25,000 on August 15th and December 31st in each year beginning with the year

1940, the last instalment to be paid not later than December 31, 1945. The purchaser to have the right to pay up the full amount of $500,000 in larger instalments at any time. Any balance remaining unpaid from time to time is to bear interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum from date of the delivery of the ship; such interest to be payable on December 31st in each year beginning with the year 1940 but all interest to be paid up not later than December 31, 1945.

Consumable stores on board to be taken over by the purchaser at current market prices at Halifax.

The ship is to be transferred to the purchaser free from all encumbrances and on the delivery of the bill of sale to the purchaser, the purchaser is to give security to the vendor in the form of a mortgage in appropriate terms which will include the unconditional guarantee of the Clarke Steamship Company. On payment of the amount of $500,000 and interest, if any, in accordance with the above, or earlier, at the purchaser's option, the mortgage is to be discharged.

The purchaser to carry insurance on the ship payable to the vendor as its interests may appear.

Delivery to be made as soon as drydocking is completed.

The vendor to assume and be responsible for and to indemnify the purchaser against all claims for damages or compensation in connection with the operation and control of such ship, its crew and cargo, arising out of anything which may have occurred prior to the deliver}'- of such ship to the purchaser.

It is understood that the purchaser will operate such ship or cause same to be operated for approximately two months in each year, for the period of the next five years, in cruises a substantial part of which will include calls at Canadian ports and cruises in the river St. Lawrence, gulf of St. Lawrence and waters adjacent thereto; and that such operation of such cruises in each year during said period will not be discontinued without the consent of the vendor, which consent shall not be withheld if it is shown that such cruises are unprofitable.

6. Prince Robert now being conditioned for trip to San Francisco and return, after which it will go into the Alaska service for the summer.

Prince George now operating on the northern run between Vancouver and Stewart.

Prince Rupert now undergoing annual overhaul, after which will operate on the northern route Vancouver to Stewart.

Prince John assigned to Queen Charlotte islands service operating Vancouver, via Queen Charlotte islands to Prince Rupert and return.

Prince Charles stand-by boat used in summer for excursion business on the Queen Charlotte islands route.

Prince David tied up.

aeroplane manufacturing plant

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EMIGRATION OF BUILDING TRADE MECHANICS
Permalink
CON

Mr. LENNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the government, during the year 1938, consider entering into an agreement with certain private parties for the establishment of a plant to manufacture aeroplanes, said plant to be located in or in the vicinity of Arnprior, Ontario ?

2. If so, was this plan abandoned, and why?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EMIGRATION OF BUILDING TRADE MECHANICS
Permalink
LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver): (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EMIGRATION OF BUILDING TRADE MECHANICS
Permalink

BREN MACHINE GUN CONTRACT-COST OF INQUIRY

CON

Mr. HOMUTH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total cost of the royal commission on the Bren machine gun contract?

2. Who were the government counsel?

3. What was the total amount of fees and expenses paid to each?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BREN MACHINE GUN CONTRACT-COST OF INQUIRY
Permalink
LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver): (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. $20,292,29

to March 29, 1939, from

National Defence appropriation.

2. The Honourable J. L. Ralston, K.C. Mr. L. A. Forsyth, K.C. Mr. Jacques Dumoulin, K.C.

3. The Hon. J. L. Ralston: Fees, nil. Expenses, $2,756.93; Mr. L. A. Forsyth, nil; Mr. Jacques Dumoulin: Fees, including living expenses, $5,625. Travelling expenses, $90.10. Total $5,715.10.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BREN MACHINE GUN CONTRACT-COST OF INQUIRY
Permalink

GRAIN EXPORTS THROUGH PACIFIC PORTS

CCF

Mr. COLDWELL:

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

1. What quantities of grain were exported from the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, during each crop year from 1923-24 to 1937-38, inclusive?

2. What were the expenditures of the board of grain commissioners for providing that service during each of the above crop years?

3. What were the amounts of revenue that the board of grain commissioners received for rendering these services during the said crop years?

4. What quantities of grain were exported from Pacific ports during crop year 1937-38?

5. What was the expenditure of the board of grain commissioners for providing service at Pacific ports during the above crop year?

6. What was the amount of revenue received by the board for services performed at these ports during the said crop year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GRAIN EXPORTS THROUGH PACIFIC PORTS
Permalink

April 3, 1939