April 21, 1939

CCF

Abraham Albert Heaps

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

Mr. HEAPS:

Could the department not work along that line, getting together the provinces mainly affected to see whether something could not be done in that direction?

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CON

Frank Exton Lennard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNARD:

I assume this inspection applies mainly to boats of Canadian registry?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Yes.

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CON

Norman James Macdonald Lockhart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LOCKHART:

The minister was good jnough to suggest the other night when this item was up that he would get me some information with regard to boats plying between Toronto and Port Dalhousie. Would the minister also be good enough to get me the date on which the sister boat of the Northumberland was built, and some information as to its carrying capacity. Some peculiar statements have been made to me, and I should like to check their correctness.

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

We have written to the secretary of the Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Railway for the information, but it has not yet come to hand. Much to my surprise I find that my hon. friend is getting fairly close to my own bailiwick. I believe that this company is a subsidiary of the Canadian National Railways. I should be glad to send my hon. friend the information as soon as it comes to hand.

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CON

Norman James Macdonald Lockhart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LOCKHART:

I want the date of the construction of- the sister boat, the Dalhousie City. The other was built in 1891.

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Item agreed to. Marine service. 418. Marine service administration, $17,980.


CCF

Charles Grant MacNeil

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

Mr. MacNEIL:

On what item may we discuss wharfingers?

(Mr. HOWE: I believe that we are holding item 424 until my hon. friend is prepared to discuss that. We can take it now if he wishes. We shall come in a minute to item 424.

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Item agreed to. Marine service. 419. Administration of floating equipment, $26,885.


CON

Harry Gladstone Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE (Rosedale):

I notice that there is a decrease of $1,950 in the administration of floating equipment. Is that on account of a reduction in salaries, in the number of employees, or otherwise?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The decrease is as a result of the abolition of the position of chief clerk, which has been replaced with temporary assistance costing $1,080. One chief clerk was dropped out of the branch.

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Item agreed to. Marine service. 422. Construction, maintenance and supervision of aids to navigation, including salaries and allowances to lightkeepers, $1,948,665.


IND

James Samuel Taylor

Independent

Mr. TAYLOR (Nanaimo):

Under this

item I assume we can talk about beacons?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Yes.

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IND

James Samuel Taylor

Independent

Mr. TAYLOR (Nanaimo):

I understand

that the lighthouse board meets once a year. Am I correct?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Yes.

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IND

James Samuel Taylor

Independent

Mr. TAYLOR (Nanaimo):

I was informed that last year it met in January. When is it proposed that it shall meet this year?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The lighthouse board has

not been called1 together this year, but it will meet within two or three months. Two or three members have been laid up with quite serious illnesses, which delayed action, but they will meet in a month or two.

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CON

Gordon Graydon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GRAYDON:

May I ask when the

conical buoy at the entrance to Port Credit harbour is likely to be completed? As the minister knows, it was destroyed last fall.

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

It will be replaced as soon

as possible after the opening of navigation, probably a week or two from now.

Supply-Transport-Marine

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April 21, 1939