May 1, 1939

CON

Harry Gladstone Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE (Rosedale):

For a copy of the reports made by the auditors of the Canadian National Railways to the Minister of Railways and Canals or the Minister of Transport, in the years 1935 and 1936.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-REPORTS OF AUDITORS
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ST. JOSEPH DU MOINE, N.S., PUBLIC WORKS

CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

For a copy of all payrolls, statements and other documents showing moneys expended by the Public Works department at St. Joseph du Moine, Inverness county, Nova Scotia, during the calendar year 1938; and, showing also from whom materials were purchased, and the respective amounts paid to each.

friar's HEAD, N.S., PUBLIC WORKS

Topic:   ST. JOSEPH DU MOINE, N.S., PUBLIC WORKS
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CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

tv'or ia C0Py of all payrolls, statements and other documents showing moneys expended by the I ubhc Works department at Friar's Head Inverness county, Nova Scotia, during the calendar years 1937 and 1938; and showing also from whom materials were purchased, and the respective amounts paid to each.

Topic:   ST. JOSEPH DU MOINE, N.S., PUBLIC WORKS
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CENTRAL MORTGAGE BANK

PROVISION FOR INCORPORATION, PURCHASE OF SHARES, GUARANTEE OF DEBENTURES, ETC.


Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: That it is expedient to introduce a measure to incorporate a central mortgage bank, to provide for the appointment and salaries of the officers and staff of the bank and the appointment and fees of the directors, to authorize the payment out of the consolidated revenue fund of not exceeding ten million dollars for the purchase of shares of the bank, to authorize payment of any losses suffered by the bank out of the consolidated revenue fund, to 'authorize the governor in council to guarantee the principal of and interest on the debentures to. be issued by the bank, and to make provisions with respect to the functions and powers of the bank. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

MORNING SITTINGS-POSSIBILITY OF PROROGATION BEFORE ARRIVAL OF THEIR MAJESTIES


On the orders of the day:


SC

Archibald Hugh Mitchell

Social Credit

Mr. A. H. MITCHELL (Medicine Hat):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the government if it still thinks it is possible for parliament to conclude its work by the twelfth of this month, so that his majesty may prorogue parliament? If so, when, in the government's opinion, ought we to begin morning sittings?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MORNING SITTINGS-POSSIBILITY OF PROROGATION BEFORE ARRIVAL OF THEIR MAJESTIES
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, with the legislative program practically all on the order paper I believe it might be possible, with cooperation, to enact it and conclude the business prior to the arrival of their majesties. Of course a protracted debate on the budget might be an insuperable obstacle. If it would meet the wishes of the house the government would be ready to move either morning sittings or extended hours of sitting in the afternoons or in the evenings. I suggest that the whips consult among themselves with regard to the matter. If on the other hand it becomes apparent that it is impossible to conclude the business before May 12, the government will give notice of motion that when the house adjourns on May 12 it stand adjourned until a day in the following week when his majesty will give assent to the bills that will be ready, and that it stand adjourned from that day until June 19.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   MORNING SITTINGS-POSSIBILITY OF PROROGATION BEFORE ARRIVAL OF THEIR MAJESTIES
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UNEMPLOYMENT

DISMISSAL OF HEADS OF FAMILIES IN HULL, QUE., EMPLOYED ON FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL PROJECTS


On the orders of the day: Hon. NORMAN McL. ROGERS (Minister of Labour): Mr. Speaker, on Friday the hon. member for Peace River (Mr. Pelletier) directed a certain question to me regarding the administration of relief in the city of Hull. May I say in reply that I received from the city clerk of Hull a resolution which was passed on April 4, in anticipation of the situation which has since developed. In reply to that resolution I pointed out that the dominion government was prepared to pay dollar for dollar with the provincial governments for material aid up to a maximum federal contribution of forty per cent. I also stated the dominion government was prepared to offer its cooperation to provincial governments which wished to enable certain of their municipalities to enlarge their normal programs of civic improvements as an alternative to direct relief, by contributing fifty per cent of the direct labour cost of projects approved by provincial and dominion governments. I might say that these proposals were made to the Quebec government more than two months ago. No conclusive reply has yet been received from the Quebec government.


LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Would it apply to any municipality in the province of Quebec?

3388 COMMONS

The Budget-Mr. Douglas (Weyburn)

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF HEADS OF FAMILIES IN HULL, QUE., EMPLOYED ON FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL PROJECTS
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

I dealt with that matter when the question was under debate. The federal contribution will apply to projects which have been approved by both the provincial and the federal government, and will be based upon the actual extent of unemployment in the municipality concerned.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF HEADS OF FAMILIES IN HULL, QUE., EMPLOYED ON FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL PROJECTS
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SC

René-Antoine Pelletier

Social Credit

Mr. PELLETIER:

Has the government received any communications from these people who have been threatened that they will be taken off relief?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF HEADS OF FAMILIES IN HULL, QUE., EMPLOYED ON FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL PROJECTS
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

I have no recollection of any communication having been received directly from these people. I assume that the communication from the city clerk was made on behalf of these unemployed people who are to be cut off relief.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF HEADS OF FAMILIES IN HULL, QUE., EMPLOYED ON FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL PROJECTS
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CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

Has the minister information at hand as to how many provinces are meeting the dominion government in making a contribution of forty per cent, the dominion making a similar contribution and the municipalities the remaining twenty per cent?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
Subtopic:   DISMISSAL OF HEADS OF FAMILIES IN HULL, QUE., EMPLOYED ON FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL PROJECTS
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May 1, 1939