July 29, 1942

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

PRIVATE BILLS


Fifth report of standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.-Mr. Donnelly.


RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING

LIB

John Power Howden

Liberal

Mr. J. P. HOWDEN (St. Boniface) moved:

That the third report of the standing committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government, presented to the house on June 2, be now concurred in.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION-EDWIN ELI SPENCER, K.C.

LIB

Mr. SOPER:

Liberal

1. Is Edwin Eli Spencer, K.C., an examining officer in the civil service commission?

2. If so, when was he appointed, on whose recommendation, and what is his salary?

3. What was his occupation prior to the civil service appointment, and how long did he serve in such capacity?

4. What was his previous civilian occupation?

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LIB

Mr. McLARTY: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. He was appointed on January 26, 1942, at a salary of $3,120 per annum. When it became

necessary to secure an examiner having certain qualifications, such as legal training and! experience in connection with current and! post-war problems of rehabilitation, the Department of National Defence was approached! by the commission with a view to securing the services of Captain Spencer, a veteran of the great war, who was a staff officer with the Canadian army overseas.

3. He served as staff captain, auxiliary services, M.D. No. 10, Winnipeg, December 5, 1939 to June 7, 1940, whence he proceeded overseas with a similar appointment at headquarters, 2nd Canadian Division, arriving in England June 21, 1940, and was attached to headquarters, 1st Canadian Division, to July 5, 1940. He was posted to the same duties with headquarters Canadian forces in Iceland arriving there July 12, 1940, and served on that command' to October 31, 1940. From September 23 to' October 31, 1940, he served as Staff Captain, Q., under Major-General L. F. Page, D.S.O., in Iceland. His duties as Staff Captain, Auxiliary Services, headquarters 2nd Canadian Division, were resumed November 3, 1940, where he continued until his recall from overseas by National Defence Headquarters to the appointment he now holds.

4. Barrister and solicitor.

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DIRECTOR OF RATIONING, PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

LIB

Mr. GINGUES:

Liberal

1. Has Mr. Jean Peloquin, director of rationing for the province of Quebec, resigned from his position?

2. If so, for what reasons?

3. What was the previous position of Mr. S. D. Millen in this office and what is his present position?4. What was the previous position of Mr. O. W. Rodomar, assistant to Mr. Millen in the rationing department?5. Is Mr. Antonio Girard director of rationing at Sherbrooke, Quebec?6. If so, are his services satisfactory?

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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Mr. Jean Peloquin, director of rationing for the province of Quebec, is being relieved' of his duties on July 31, 1942.

2. General incapacity to perform the duties required in that position.

3. Mr. S. Boyd Millen is supervisor of the ration section. Prior to his appointment to the wartime prices and trade board Mr. Millen was managing director of John Millen and' Son, Limited, Montreal. Mr. Millen is serving the board without any remuneration.

4. Mr. O. W. Rodomar, deputy supervisor of the ration section, has, for the last fourteen years, been an employee of the Chrysler

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Corporation in the province of Quebec, occupying the position of assistant regional manager for eastern Canada. Mr. Rodomar is on loan to the government from the Chrysler Corporation.

5. Yes, as a temporary appointment.

6. Yes.

interest rates

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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Will the government consider holding a conference with the Canadian Bankers' Association and chartered banks of Canada, with a view of asking them to reduce their interest rates during the remainder of the war, (a) on call loans, (b) on loans on current accounts, (c) on loans of customers who borrow to help pay part of their income tax?

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

This question relates to matters of policy, and it is not the practice of the government to disclose policy in giving answers to questions. The question may be regarded as being answered, and that is the answer.

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CHARGES AGAINST COLONEL DREW-PAYMENTS TO D. L. MCCARTHY, K.C.

NAT

George James Tustin

National Government

Mr. TUSTIN:

What is the total amount paid to D. L. McCarthy, Esquire, K.C., for his services as special prosecutor in the action against Colonel George A. Drew?

Mr. ST. LAURENT: No account has yet been received from Mr. McCarthy.

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INCOME TAX RETURNS-MANITOBA

NAT

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

National Government

1. How many people in Manitoba filed income tax returns or paid income tax for 1941?

2. How many people in rural Manitoba filed income tax returns or paid income tax in 1941?

3. How many farmers in Manitoba filed income tax returns or paid income tax in 1941?

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July 29, 1942