May 30, 1939

LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Approximately 9,600 I am informed, out of an original number of about 25,000.

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Item agreed to.



Soldier Settlement. 647. To provide for the payment to the government of the United Kingdom on account of losses under the 3 000 British family agreement of August 20, 1924, and the New Brunswick 500 British family agreements of August 4, 1927, and August 27, 1935-further amount required, $30,000.


CON

Grote Stirling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STIRLING:

This is an annual obligation, is it not?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Yes. This is the adjustment under the arrangements made with the British government on the 3,000 British family settlement scheme.

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Item agreed to. Soldier Settlement. 456. To provide for soldier land settlement and British family settlement net advances, $183,000.


LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

This is the item in the main estimates having to do with provision for soldier land settlement and British family settlement, net advances, for taxes, and some other items.

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Item agreed to.


DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT


Marine service. 657. Life saving service, including rewards for saving life-further amount required, $5,500.


CCF
LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Transport):

These are two items the necessity for which arose late in the year. One is for improvements to the launching slip at the Bamfield life saving station which became unusable. The cost is SI,500. The other is for a road giving access to the life saving equipment on the west coast of Vancouver island, which was washed out this summer.

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Item agreed to. Railway service. 659. Additional amount, in excess of the sum of $350,000 already appropriated under vote No. 444, to provide for radio broadcasting expenses in connection with the visit to Canada of their majesties the king and queen, $50,000.


CCF

Abraham Albert Heaps

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

Mr. HEAPS:

This relates to the visit

of their majesties. Could the royal train be put on exhibition instead of being put out of commission as soon as the king and queen leave? A good many people would like to see the royal train, as was apparent when crowds tried to catch a glimpse of it as it passed through the various centres. Would it be possible to put it on exhibition in different railway centres? Perhaps it would not be

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amiss to charge a small fee, the proceeds of which could be used for some national charitable purpose.

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LIB
CCF

Abraham Albert Heaps

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

Mr. HEAPS:

The hon. member may be right, but I have more confidence in the people than that.

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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

They nearly stole the engine of the Royal Scot when it was here; it was necessary to hide it.

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CCF

Abraham Albert Heaps

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

Mr. HEAPS:

The department might be able to provide some extra guards.

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

There is no new equipment on the royal train. It is all standard equipment supplied in part by both railways. The locomotives have been refurbished for the trip but they are part of the standard equipment of the two railways. The train is their joint property and its disposition after the trip will be a matter for them to determine. However, I shall be glad to pass on the suggestion that it be put on exhibition and that a small fee be charged, to be devoted to a charitable purpose.

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CON

Denton Massey

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MASSEY:

Has application been made to the minister, or does he know whether application has been made, for the train to be put on exhibition as part of the Canadian National exhibit in Toronto late in August or in early September?

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May 30, 1939