May 29, 1940

THE ROYAL ASSENT

LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

: I have the honour to inform the house that I have received the following communication:

29th May, 1940.

Sir,-I have the honour to inform you that the Honourable Mr. Justice 0. S. Crocket, acting as Deputy of His Excellency the Administrator, will proceed to the Senate chamber to-day at 5.30 p.m., for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain bills.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient servant,

F. L. C. Pereira,

Acting Secretary to the Administrator.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


DIRECTOR OF AIRCRAFT SUPPLY-FLEET AIRCRAFT COMPANY

PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT-T. WATERS

NAT

Mr. PERLEY:

National Government

1. Who was the officer employed under the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act referred to under travelling expense accounts Vote 480, in the Auditor General's Report for the year ending March 31, 1939, page 232?

2. Why was he discharged, and when?

3. Was he reemployed, and when?

4. What is his present position?

5. What was his salary at the time of his

discharge? _

6. What were his travelling and other expenses for the year previous to his discharge?

7. What is his present salary and other expense allowances?

8. WTas an investigation carried on as suggested by the Auditor General?

9. If so, what were the findings, and, if not, why was such investigation not held?

Topic:   DIRECTOR OF AIRCRAFT SUPPLY-FLEET AIRCRAFT COMPANY
Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT-T. WATERS
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Mr. T. Waters.

2. He was removed from the service on March 12th, 1939, because of reported irregularities in expense accounts.

3. He was replaced in the service for the period August 1, 1939, to November 8, 1939, to complete the special work on which he had been engaged.

Questions

4. He is not at present employed by the Department of Agriculture.

5. $125 pet month.

6. $2,385.17 for the fiscal year 1938-39.

7. See No. 4 above.

8. An investigation was carried on covering some of Mr. Waters' expense accounts.

9. Irregularities to the amount of $79.63 were found. This amount was subsequently recovered from Mr. Waters.

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Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT-T. WATERS
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ALIENS BROUGHT IN BT BATA SHOE COMPANY AT FRANKFORD, ONTARIO

CON

Mr. HARRIS (Danforth):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many Europeans from the age of 12 to 21 were brought into Canada by the Bata Shoe Company, Frankford, Ontario, in 1938, 1939, 1940?

2. How many Europeans from the age of 21 to 60 were brought into Canada by the Bata Shoe Company, Frankford, Ontario, in 1938, 1939, 1940?

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Subtopic:   ALIENS BROUGHT IN BT BATA SHOE COMPANY AT FRANKFORD, ONTARIO
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LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. 1938-none.

1939- 8.

1940- none.

2. 1938-2.

1939- 123.

1940- 1.

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Subtopic:   ALIENS BROUGHT IN BT BATA SHOE COMPANY AT FRANKFORD, ONTARIO
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MILK PRICES-MONTREAL

IND

Liguori Lacombe

Independent Liberal

Mr. LACOMBE:

What was the average price of milk in Montreal during each of the years 1938, 1939, and 1940?

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

Wholesale Milk, fresh price Retail

paid to producer Milk, fresh

per 100 lbs. deliv- per quart

ered at railway at Mont-

station, Montreal treal

$ $

1938 2-076 [DOT]1161939 2-023 [DOT]1091940, January to April .. 2-150 [DOT]115

*1 gallon of milk equals 10-3 pounds.

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SECRET SOCIETIES

SC

Mr. JAQUES:

Social Credit

1. Is the government considering the advisability of making secret societies and the membership in them illegal?

2. Will a return be made to the house of the names and members of the government who are members of secret societies, and also of the presidents and general managers of banks who are similarly affiliated?

[Mr. Card:ncr. 1

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LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East): (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. This question relates to a matter of 'policy and it is not customary to make a statement in reply to same.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   SECRET SOCIETIES
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DISTRIBUTION OF COPIES OF BILLS TO MEMBERS

SC

Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. HANSELL:

Will the government consider having a copy of all bills of the House of Commons placed in the post office boxes of members on the day on which they are filed in the chamber?

Topic:   DIRECTOR OF AIRCRAFT SUPPLY-FLEET AIRCRAFT COMPANY
Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF COPIES OF BILLS TO MEMBERS
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

This is a question about which I should like to have a word with Your Honour before it is answered.

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Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF COPIES OF BILLS TO MEMBERS
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May 29, 1940