June 12, 1940

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


ARMOURED PLATE PRODUCTION-DOMINION FOUNDRIES AND STEEL COMPANY

NAT

Mr. BRUCE:

National Government

1. Did the government request Mr. Sherman, of the Dominion Foundry and Steel Company, of Hamilton, to come to Ottawa for the purpose of consulting him in regard to the ability of his company to produce armoured plate?

2. If so, upon what date?

3. Did he submit samples of armoured plate?

4. If so, were these samples tested and approved by the government?

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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply; Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. On many occasions, the most recent being February 13, 1940.

3. Dominion Foundries & Steel Co., Ltd., of which Mr. C. W. Sherman is president, had previously submitted samples to the dominion arsenals for ballistic testing only.

4. The samples were tested. Approval of the government was not asked.

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TWEED, ONT.-DOMINION GOVERNMENT LANDS AND BUILDINGS

NAT

Mr. STOKES:

National Government

1. Are any lots of land owned by the dominion government in the village of Tweed, Ontario? If so, how many?

2. From whom were these lots purchased, on what date, and at what price?

3. Are any buildings owned by the dominion government in the village of Tweed, Ontario? If so, how many?

4. From whom w'ere these buildings purchased, on what date, and at what price?

5. Are all government owned lots now being used by the government? If not, by whom, and on what terms?

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Subtopic:   TWEED, ONT.-DOMINION GOVERNMENT LANDS AND BUILDINGS
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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

1 and 2. Part of lot 49 on the east side of Victoria street including the buildings thereon was purchased from Wm. J. Grier on April 23, 1937, for $2,500. This property was later transferred to Miss Mary Quinn in exchange for another property considered to be a more suitable site for the proposed public building. Subsequently, upon the decision not to proceed with the construction of the public building under present conditions, the Quinn property was, upon the request of Miss Quinn, transferred back to her for the Grier property.

3. Yes, a two-story brick building containing store and residence and a garage located on the Grier property.

4. Answered by Nos. 1 and 2.

5. The Grier property referred to in answer to queries Nos. 1 and 2 is not now being used by the government. The residence above store is occupied by squatter who has been notified to vacate. Garage used on authority of Miss Quinn by Mr. Frost who is vacating.

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PARTRIDGE ISLAND, N.B., PUBLIC WORK

CON

Mr. HARRIS (Danforth):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was a contract awarded the Saint John Drydock Company, or a subsidiary of this company, for work on Partridge island, Saint John, New Brunswick, this year?

2. If so, what was the contract price?

3. Was such contract awarded after public tenders had been called for?

4. If not, were any firms asked to tender, and, if so, what were the names of these firms, and what were their respective tenders?

5. If such a contract was awarded to the Saint John Drydock Company or a subsidiary of this company, did this company sub-let this contract, or any part of it? If so, what was

Questions

the name of the contractor, and, if only part of the contract was sub-let, how much of it was sub-let?

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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Contract awarded St. John Tug Boat Company, Ltd. of East St. John, N.B., for placing a new 4-inch bronze pipe water main between Fort Dufferin and Partridge Island at St. John Harbour, NJ3.

2. $19,675.

3. Yes.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. No information

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Subtopic:   PARTRIDGE ISLAND, N.B., PUBLIC WORK
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GASOLINE IMPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES

SC

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Social Credit

1. How much gasoline was imported from the United States into Canada during March, April, and May, 1940?

2. What was the cost of exchange on this fuel?

3. Why was the fuel not bought from the Alberta oil fields?

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Subtopic:   GASOLINE IMPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES
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LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Imports from the United States of gasoline entered for consumption in Canada during the months of March and April, 1940.

Item

Gasoline lighter than -8236 sp.g. at 60 degrees temperature

Gasoline, natural casinghead, compression or absorption gasoline, lighter than -6690 specific gravity at 60 degrees temperature, when imported by refiners of crude petroleum for blending with other gasolines wholly produced in Canada

March April

Gal. Value Gal. Value657,612 $65,839 2,839,621 S229,92i1,822,807 131,056 1,913,151 136,061

(Imports for the month of May, 1940, are not available.)

2. The official selling rate of the Foreign Exchange Control Board for United States funds in the months of March, April and May, 1940, was $1.11.

3. No information.

accident to lake steamer The Northumberland

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NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. What was the cause of the accident on lake Ontario between Toronto and Port Dalhousie on June 1 to a lake steamer, The Northumberland, with 700 passengers aboard?

2. Will an inquiry be held?

3. Will a copy of the said findings or report be tabled?

4. Is the government considering a better and more modern steamer for this heavy traffic?

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Subtopic:   GASOLINE IMPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply; Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Captain reports vessel touched bottom, without damage, in dense fog and rain.

2. Matter under consideration.

3. See answer No. 2.

4. No; S.S. Northumberland owned and operated by the Niagara, St. Catharines and Toronto Navigation Company, Limited.

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Subtopic:   GASOLINE IMPORTS FROM THE UNITED STATES
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SALMO, B.C., LANDING FIELD

NAT

Mr. ESLING:

National Government

1. What is the acreage of the Salmo landing field in British Columbia?

2. What price was paid for this?

3. What is the width and length of the runway?

4. In addition to the cost of the land, what expenditures, to date, have been made in the construction of the field?

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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply; Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Eighty-four (84) acres.

2. $1,644.

3. 600 feet by 3,000 feet.

4. $66,418.39 was expended on stumping, grading, smoothing, seeding, fencing and erection of boundary and airport markers.

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Subtopic:   SALMO, B.C., LANDING FIELD
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QUEBEC AGRICULTURAL FAIRS-DOMINION GRANTS

June 12, 1940