April 21, 1939


Sir EUGENE FISET (Rimouski) presented the second report of the standing committee on railways and shipping, owned, operated and controlled by the government, as follows: The standing committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government begs leave to present the following as a second report. On April 4, 1939, the house ordered,- "That the annual budget of the Canadian National Railways and Canadian National Steamships, tabled herewith, and the annual reports laid on the table of the house on St. Hubert Airport March 30, 1939, be referred to the standing committee on railways and shipping, together with the following votes: 442. Maritime Freight Rates Act, Canadian National Railways Eastern Lines, $2,000,000. 443. Maritime Freight Rates Act, railways other than Canadian National Railways, $800,000. 454. Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, capital advance, $20,000. from main estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1940, as tabled on January 27, 1939; also 588. Canadian National Railway Company, $43,750,000. 589. Prince Edward Island Car Ferry and Terminals, $327,000. 590. Trans-Canada Air Lines, $488,941. from the special supplementary estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1940, tabled March 31, 1939." The reports laid on the table of the house on March 30, 1939, referred to above were: 1. Annual report of the Canadian National Railways System for the year ended December 31, 1938. 2. Annual report of the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited for the year ended December 31, 1938. 3. Annual report of the Directors of the Trans-Canada Air Lines for the year ended December 31, 1938. 4. Annual report of the Canadian National Railways Securities Trust for the year ended December 31, 1938. 5. Report of the firm of George A. Touche and Company, auditors of the accounts of the Canadian National Railways System for the year ended December 31, 1938. Your committee has considered the above budget, reports and estimates, and approves of them.


REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY


Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance) moved: That votes numbers 442, 443, 454, 588, 589 and 590 approved and reported upon by the standing committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government, be now referred to the committee of supply. He said: This committee has reported, but of course, the house will not approve the report automatically; the committee of supply must still pass upon the items contained therein. Motion agreed to.


BANKING AND COMMERCE-SECOND AND THIRD REPORTS


Mr. W. H. MOORE (Ontario) presented the second and third reports of the standing committee on banking and commerce, and moved that the third report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


DEFENCE DEPARTMENT CONTRACTS

LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Minister of National Defence):

Pursuant to a verbal

request made by the leader of the opposition (Mr. Manion), I beg to table certain contracts pertaining to the Department of National Defence.

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   DEFENCE DEPARTMENT CONTRACTS
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PRIVATE BILLS


Bill No. 98, for the relief of Helen Kerr Hogg Molson.-Mr. White. Bill No. 99, for the relief of Adele Adfeldt Grunau.-Mr. Bercovitch. Bill No. 100, for the relief of Jeanne Beauregard Desnoyers.-Mr. Bercovitch.


NATIONAL REVENUE


On the orders of the day:


IND

James Samuel Taylor

Independent

Mr. J. S. TAYLOR (Nanaimo):

Before

the orders of the day are called I should like to ask three questions of the Minister of National Revenue (Mr. Usley).

1. Will the minister please explain why George Morris, customs officer at Crofton, Vancouver island, in the Nanaimo federal constituency, has been given notice of dismissal without apparent just cause?

2. Why have applications for the position been called for without George Morris having been permitted to answer any accusations?

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF CROFTON, B.C., CUSTOMS OFFICER
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF CROFTON, B.C., CUSTOMS OFFICER
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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I think these questions

should be placed on the order paper and not asked on the orders of the day.

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF CROFTON, B.C., CUSTOMS OFFICER
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IND

James Samuel Taylor

Independent

Mr. TAYLOR (Nanaimo):

I have received a wire from Duncan, Vancouver island; the merchants there are very much disturbed about the situation that has developed and have directed me to ask these questions.

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF CROFTON, B.C., CUSTOMS OFFICER
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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I cannot see the urgency

of the questions. If the hon. member will place them on the order paper they will be answered in due course.

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Sub-subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF CROFTON, B.C., CUSTOMS OFFICER
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THE ST. HUBERT AIRPORT CIVIL SERVICE COMPETITION FOR THE POSITION OF AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICER


On the orders of the day: Mr. CHARLES E. FERLAND (Joliette-L'Assomption-Montcalm) (Translation): Mr. Speaker, last week I drew the attention of the Minister of Transport (Mr. Howe) to the fact that the Civil Service Commission is at present advertising, under number 28797, a 3044 COMMONS Unemployment and Agricultural Distress competitive examination for the position of airport traffic control officer at St. Hubert, in the province of Quebec, and that the notice of this examination does not require that the candidates be bilingual-


LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER (Translation):

Order! This question is similar to the one respecting which I rendered a decision a moment ago. The rules require that such questions be placed on the order paper and not asked on the orders of the day.

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   THE ST. HUBERT AIRPORT CIVIL SERVICE COMPETITION FOR THE POSITION OF AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICER
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LIB

Charles-Édouard Ferland

Liberal

Mr. FERLAND (Translation) :

I had notified the minister of my intention to ask this question to-day.

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   THE ST. HUBERT AIRPORT CIVIL SERVICE COMPETITION FOR THE POSITION OF AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICER
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April 21, 1939