May 18, 1939

FREE CITY OF DANZIG-STATEMENT IN BRITISH HOUSE OF COMMONS

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government taken cognizance of the remarks of the Right Honourable Neville Chamberlain and the Secretary of State for War there, as to the free city of Danzig made in the British House of Commons, and calling on the British people to sleep on their haversacks, and calling up for duty large sections of the army, navy and air force at once?

United Kingdom

Africa, British East Statistics

Africa, British South not

Southern Rhodesia separately

Argentina recorded

United States

Total

2. Will any papers on this be tabled?

3. What was Canada's reply, and what is being done about Canada's security?

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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. The government are aware of the published statements to which it is understood this question refers.

2 and 3. No communications or papers have been received regarding the statement in question made by the United Kingdom Secretary of State for War, which obviously related directly to instructions being issued to the people of the United Kingdom. The house has been informed of the measures being taken and proposed for the security of Canada during the course of the discussions of the estimates of the Department of National Defence.

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ALEXANDER GOW

CON

Mr. GREEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has a certain Alexander Gow been in the employ of any department of the government at the sea plane base at Jericho, in the city of Vancouver?

2. If so, (a) during what period, and (b) at what rates of remuneration?

3. In what capacity, or capacities, has the said Alexander Gow been employed, and what were his duties?

4. Is the said Alexander Gow a duly qualified and registered engineer?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes-Department of National Defence.

2. (a) From November 1, 1936 to March 31, 1939. (b) $205 per month.

3. Assistant Engineer-Inspecting Engineer for the supervision of bulkheads and slipways.

4. Is a qualified and experienced engineer, but not a member of the professional associations or institutes.

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CORN IMPORTATIONS

CON

Mr. HOMUTH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total quantity of corn imported into Canada under tariff item 54-A during each of the last five years?

2. From what countries was such corn imported, and how much was imported from each such country?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

Fiscal years ended March 31

1936 1937 1938 (bushels) 1939

215,727 25,228

21,955 282,706

1,361,384 302,3S1 1,296,990

6,404

1.280,932 1,926.281 783,882 2.000252,860 430,592 429,939 5,421,2262,917,131 3,157,687 2,542,443 5,423,226

Questions

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WAR MUNITIONS AND MATERIALS-SHIPMENTS TO AGGRESSOR NATIONS

CCF

Mr. MacNEIL:

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

1. Has the Vancouver embargo council forwarded a petition to the government relating to the subject of shipment of war materials to aggressor nations?

2. If so, what is the number of signatures on said petition?

3. Will said petition be tabled in the House of Commons?

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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. No. The petition was forwarded "to the Honourable the House of Commons, the Speaker, Ottawa". The individual petition forms are addressed to the Secretary of State for External Affairs.

2. The secretary of the Vancouver Embargo Council has stated that the petition was signed by some 41,098 Canadian citizens.

3. The petition is tabled herewith.

Canada's trade with Germany

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LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. What was the total trade of Canada with Germany during the fiscal years from 1935-36 to 1938-39?

2. What were: (a) the value of exports, and (b) the value of imports as between both countries during the same years?

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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1.

Fiscal years

1935- 36

$14,467,2791936- 37

19,512,0531937- 38

23,651,8961938- 39

27,912,9002. DomesticFiscal years Imports exports1935- 36

$ 9,907,685 S 4,559,5941936- 37

11,683,528 7,828,5251937- 38

11,397,491 12,254,4051938- 39

10,117,161 17,795,739

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ROYAL VISIT

ANNOUNCEMENT WITH RESPECT TO OFFICIAL PROGRAM


On the orders of the day: Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance): Yesterday the hon, member for Kootenay East (Mr. Stevens) asked a question in respect of the program of their majesties' visit to Ottawa. I am advised by the interdepartmental committee that full publication will be made in this afternoon's paper.


CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Officially?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Yes, giving full details. If there is any further information it may be given later.

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GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS-PREFERENCE TO CERTAIN OFFICIALS IN VIEWING PROCESSION

May 18, 1939