May 24, 1933 (17th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Mr. BUTCHER:

Liberal

1. Was a petition for an inquiry under The Combines Investigation Act alleging that an illegal combine consisting of: Canadian General Electric Company Limited, Canadian Marconi Company (limited liability), Canadian West-inghouse Company Limited, Northern Electric Company Limited, Western Electric Company Limited, Standard Radio Manufacturing Corporation (now the Rogers-Majestic Corporation), Canadian Radio Patents Limited, is operating and has operated since January 19, 1927, filed with the registrar under the Combines Investigation Act, during the year 1930?
2. Did the registrar make an investigation and report to the minister?
3. Was the report of the registrar of such a character as to induce the minister to transmit the complaint, the petition, copy of the evidence taken at the investigations and other necessary documents to the Attorney-General of Ontario for appropriate action under section 31 (a) and (b) of the Combines Investigation Act?
4. In view of the fact that the Attorney-General of Ontario did not institute proceedings against the alleged illegal combine, has the minister considered the advisability of applying any of the other remedies enumerated in
section 31 of the Combines Investigation Act, and what decision has he arrived at in connection therewith?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ELECTRIC COMPANIES-ALLEGED COMBINE
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