May 21, 1941

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES


First report of joint committee of both houses on the printing of parliament.-Mr. Dupuis. Second report of standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.-Mr. Fournier (Hull). Second report of standing committee on banking and commerce.-Mr. Moore.


RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Mr. ERNEST BERTRAND (Laurier) presented the first report of the standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


BANKING AND COMMERCE-CONCURRENCE IN THIRD REPORT


Mr. W. H. MOORE (Ontario) presented the third report of the standing committee on banking and commerce, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY EXCHANGE OF NOTES PERMITTING ADDITIONAL DIVERSIONS OF WATER AT NIAGARA FALLS

LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, an exchange of notes took place with Washington on Tuesday of this week, permitting additional diversions of water at Niagara Falls for the purpose of developing hydro electric power, in order to meet urgent war needs. It was expected it would be possible to table the exchange of notes to-day. But in order to secure simultaneous tabling at Washington and Ottawa it will not be possible to table them until the end of the week.

I mention this more particularly, because I heard on the radio mention of the existence of these notes, and I thought my hon. friend opposite would probably question me as to why they had not been first tabled in the House of Commons. I want to assure him that the information that has come over the radio has not come from any government source, either in the United States or in Canada.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Hon. R. B. HANSON (Leader of the Opposition) :

I suppose I should have asked for it, but I will be frank with the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) and tell him I had not heard anything about it.

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NAT

John Ritchie MacNicol

National Government

Mr. J. R. MacNICOL (Davenport):

Is the Prime Minister in a position to say whether the government intends to consider the reports of the board of engineers between 1921 and 1926 on the whole subject of the controlling of water at Niagara Falls? The way it is now proposed to be done it looks like a piecemeal affair that will dry up the falls, whereas the adoption of the engineers' report would probably solve the whole problem.

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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:

I cannot recall at the moment what is contained in the report of 1926, but I am able to promise my hon. friend that it will be considered.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY MAGAZINE

SC

Mr. HANSELL:

Social Credit

1. Who is the editor of the Canadian National Magazine.

2. Is it the official organ of the Canadian National Railways?

3. What is the salary of the editor?

4. What is the circulation of this magazine?

5. What is the total cost per month of publishing this periodical?

6. Is this cost met by (a) popular subscription; (b) advertising; (c) other methods?

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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Transport; Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. R. H. Ayre.

2. The Canadian National Magazine is published monthly by the Canadian National System for employees and their families. It features railroad facts, messages from the management, staff changes and general activities on company's rail lines, air lines, steamships, hotels, express, telegraphs, etc. Forwarded to home address of employees at the following rates: one year, SI; three years, $2; five years, $3.

3. It is the policy of the management not to make public the salaries of its officers and employees.

4. 31,400 copies monthly.

5. Paper and printing, mailing including postage, illustrations and engravings, articles and miscellaneous expenses $2,736 per month (first quarter, 1941).

Questions

6. Net revenue from advertising-(other than Canadian National Railways' advertising)-and from subscriptions SI ,407 per month (first quarter, 1941); balance of cost is a C.N.R. publicity and advertising expense.

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CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. How many conscientious objectors are there in each of the military districts in Canada?

2. What is their country of origin?

3. How many have been assigned to war or other work since the outbreak of war?

4. In what capacity have they been used?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of National War Services; Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Mr. Speaker, I think the answer to this question is contained in an order for return which I tabled to-day.

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LUMBER CONTROL-EXPORT OF SAW-LOGS TO JAPAN

May 21, 1941