July 29, 1942

NAT

James Arthur Ross

National Government

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

Since it is so late in the session I ask that this question be dropped.

Question dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX RETURNS-MANITOBA
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

SC

Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. HANSELL:

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1. What was the total amount of money in circulation in Canada at March 31, 1939, and at March 31, 1942, of (a) copper, (b) silver, (c) other coins?

2. What was the total amount of Bank of Canada notes in circulation as at March 31, 1939, and March 31, 1942?

3. What was the total amount of chartered bank notes in circulation in Canada on each of the above dates?

(Mr Ilsley.]

4. What was the total amount of monetary gold possessed by the government of Canada as at March 31, 1939 and 1942, (a) Bank of Canada, (b) chartered banks, (c) foreign exchange control board?

5. What was the total amount of bank deposits in Canadian banks as at each of the above-mentioned dates?

6. What was the total number of depositors having accounts in the chartered banks of Canada as at March 31, 1939 and 1942?

7. What was the total public debt of Canada on the above-mentioned dates, (a) municipal, (b) provincial, (c) dominion?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   CURRENCY-GOLD-BANK DEPOSITS-PUBLIC DEBT
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   CURRENCY-GOLD-BANK DEPOSITS-PUBLIC DEBT
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

For a return showing-1. The cost of operating, during the fiscal periods ending March 31, in each of the years, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, the following departments and branches of government: Agriculture, Auditor General's

office, Chief Electoral Officer's office, Civil Service Commission, External Affairs, Finance, Fisheries, Governor General and Lieutenant Governor, Insurance, Justice, Labour, Mines and Resources, National Defence, National Revenue, Pensions and National Health, Post Office, Prime Minister's office, Privy Council office, Public Archives, Public Printing and Stationery, Public Works, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Secretary of State, and Munitions and Supply, including salaries and wages paid to executives and clerical staffs.

2. The number of employees in each of the above departments, in the years 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942, and the total salaries paid.

3. The number of employees engaged by permanent commissions under the federal government, (a) civil-for the above years; (b) war -by years since established.

4. The total number of staff and employees of all departments and commissions in existence in 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941 and 1942.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE-DEPARTMENTAL COSTS-NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES, 1938-42
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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Mr. Speaker, I would ask that this motion be dropped, in accordance with the terms of the letter which the Minister of Finance (Mr. Ilsley) has written to me. Some of the details asked for here in part with respect to the departments appear in the estimates and appendix and in the auditor general's report, and improvements will be made for this fiscal year. The minister has also drafted for me a motion which appears on Tuesday's Votes and Proceedings asking for details, which he will table, of the cost of control boards and commissions for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1943. In view of this and the fact that the house will soon be adjourning, I ask that the motion be dropped.

Motion dropped.

Merchant Marine

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE-DEPARTMENTAL COSTS-NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES, 1938-42
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HONG KONG COMMISSION-LETTER FROM COLONEL DREW

NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

For a copy of a letter written by George A. Drew, K.C., to the Prime Minister, regarding the Hong Kong situation, and handed to a press agency for distribution to the Canadian daily and weekly press last week and then cancelled?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HONG KONG COMMISSION-LETTER FROM COLONEL DREW
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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Mr. Speaker, I would ask that this motion be dropped, because we have had a two-day debate on this subject in which I raised this very question; in my opinion the matter herein was given, and you gave your ruling. As a sportsman and an old member of the house I know that one should not argue with the referee or umpire, and I think Your Honour has always been very fair. I have found the House of Commons to be a place of much kindness all session.

Motion dropped.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HONG KONG COMMISSION-LETTER FROM COLONEL DREW
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TORONTO NAVAL HEADQUARTERS AND FORT YORK NAVAL BARRACKS

NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

For a return showing:-1. The names, rank, salaries and other emoluments of the officers, petty and minor officers, of the navy headquarters and the Fort York naval barracks at Toronto.

2. The number of civilians employed, their names, salaries and other emoluments, who appointed them and by what authority.

3. Names of officers who have served overseas or at sea during this war, and for what period.

4. Any changes made recently in the headquarters staff, the new positions created, for what purposes, and whether they will go to sea as officers.

5. The actual naval experience in this war of the above mentioned headquarters staff.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TORONTO NAVAL HEADQUARTERS AND FORT YORK NAVAL BARRACKS
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MERCHANT MARINE


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct some questions to the Minister of Munitions and Supply, either in his capacity as minister of supply or in his capacity as acting minister of transport.

First, by whom will the new Canadian merchant marine be operated? Second, what steps are being taken to see that these ships are manned by Canadian sailors under Canadian standards of wages and working conditions? Third, is it not a fact that there is available an ample supply of Canadian officers, engineers and men to man these ships? Is it not also a fact that certain organizations in Canada have supplied crews to ships of other

nations and are prepared to undertake the task of manning these new ships?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MERCHANT MARINE
Sub-subtopic:   OPERATION AND MANNING OF NEW SHIPS- STANDARDS OF WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport; Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Munitions and Supply):

Mr. Speaker, the ships now being built, the standard 10,000-ton merchant ships, are being placed under the control of a crown company which has as its directors a representative of each of the principal shipping lines in Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MERCHANT MARINE
Sub-subtopic:   OPERATION AND MANNING OF NEW SHIPS- STANDARDS OF WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

What are the names?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MERCHANT MARINE
Sub-subtopic:   OPERATION AND MANNING OF NEW SHIPS- STANDARDS OF WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS
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NAT

Douglas King Hazen

National Government

Mr. HAZEN:

What is the name of the company?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MERCHANT MARINE
Sub-subtopic:   OPERATION AND MANNING OF NEW SHIPS- STANDARDS OF WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport; Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The name of the company is the Park Steamship company. The ships are to be handled as ships are being handled in Britain and in very much the same way as ships are being handled by the maritime commission in the United States. The ships are being taken over by a shipping company for the operation of a single voyage at a nominal fee, all profits and expenses of the voyage being charged to the operation of the ship, and any profit being returned to the government. The shipping company that will handle a particular voyage depends upon the destination of the voyage, which in turn depends upon the particular requirements of the Canadian shipping board, which board controls the routing of all these ships.

The hon. member's next question was whether the ships are manned by Canadian crews.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MERCHANT MARINE
Sub-subtopic:   OPERATION AND MANNING OF NEW SHIPS- STANDARDS OF WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Under

Canadian standards.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MERCHANT MARINE
Sub-subtopic:   OPERATION AND MANNING OF NEW SHIPS- STANDARDS OF WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS
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July 29, 1942