April 11, 1927

LIB

Hon. Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The statement made in the House on 24th February referred to an apportionment of the moneys on hand from the Dawes payments and not to any changes in the report.

3. Report has been delivered upon seven of the remaining 13 claims.

4. No.

5. Correspondence on files of reparation commissioner and of Department Secretary of State discloses that some of the claimants are in impoverished circumstances.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GERMAN REPARATIONS-INTERIM AND FINAL REPORTS
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ERNFOLD POSTMASTERSHIP

CON

Mr. SPENCE (Parkdale):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has any change been made in the postmastership at Ernfold, Saskatchewan?

2. If so, for what reasons?

3. Have any charges been laid against the said postmaster?

4. If so, of what nature and by whom?

5. Will the said postmaster be granted an investigation into any charge made against him?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ERNFOLD POSTMASTERSHIP
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LIB

Hon. Mr. VENIOT: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Active political partisanship.

3. Yes.

4. Member for constituency stated that he had personal knowledge of the postmaster's political activities and also submitted declarations from S E.. Lowrie, W. P. Cornell and Jas. Manning of Ernfold preferring charges of active political partisanship.

5. Not the practice in cases in which a member is prepared to state that of his own knowledge an offence contravening the provisions of the Civil Service Act, respecting political partisanship, has been committed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ERNFOLD POSTMASTERSHIP
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T. B. RICHARDS

CON

Mr. MAYBEE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was T. B. Richards discharged as overseer of Murray canal?

2. If so, by whom was the charge laid against him?

3. Was there an investigation?

4. If not, why?

5. Is it the policy of the government to dismiss civil servants without investigation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   T. B. RICHARDS
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LIB

Hon. Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. R. H. McCrudden.

3. Yes.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. Investigation is customary unless charge is made by the sitting member of his own knowledge.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   T. B. RICHARDS
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MONTMAGNY RETURNING OFFICER-TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES

LIB

Leo Kemner Laflamme

Liberal

Mr. LAFLAMME:

What transportation expenses (mileage) were paid to the returing officer for the county of Montmagny in the general elections of 1926?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MONTMAGNY RETURNING OFFICER-TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES
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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. RINFRET:

Mr. Telesphore Coulombe, the returning officer for the county of Montmagny in the general election of 1926, was paid $79.70 as transportation expenses.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MONTMAGNY RETURNING OFFICER-TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES
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CROWN LANDS SETTLERS-FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

PRO

Mr. BIRD:

Progressive

1. Is it the intention of the government to reintroduce tile measure of last session dealing with financial assistance to settlers on crown lands?

2. If not, wdiy?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CROWN LANDS SETTLERS-FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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LIB-PRO

Hon. Mr. FORKE: (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal Progressive

1. This bill will not be introduced this session.

2. The bill as introduced last session might be of some benefit to settlers on crown lands. It is probable, however, that legislation will be introduced next session that will meet the situation in a more satisfactory manner.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CROWN LANDS SETTLERS-FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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CANADLAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-CAPITAL EXPENDITURES 1927

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon Mr. BENNETT:

What sum does the Canadian National Railways require during 1927 for, (a.) construction of branch lines; (b) additions and improvement of railway; (c) equipment; (d) other capital expenditures?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADLAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-CAPITAL EXPENDITURES 1927
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. DUNNING:

(a) On former branch lines (to complete), 11,660,000; on new branch line program, $7,336,000; the latter is to make possible 337.8 miles of grading, 94.3 miles of track and 56.3 miles of ballast.

(b) $17,834,418.32.

(c) Government loan (estimates of 192627 passed February 10, 1927), $5,000,000; equipment trust issue for fifteen millions will provide balance of requirement.

(d) No capital expenditures other than those enumerated.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADLAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-CAPITAL EXPENDITURES 1927
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RODNEY POSTMASTERSHIP

CON

Mr. GOTT:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has a vacancy recently occurred in the post office service at Rodney, Ontario?

2. Has an appointment to fill the vacancy been made? If so, is it temporary or permanent?

3. Who is the appointee?

4. What part does the Civil Service Commission play in rural post office appointments?

5. Will returned soldiers be shown any preference when filling the position permanently?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RODNEY POSTMASTERSHIP
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LIB

Hon. Mr. VENIOT: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. A temporary appointment has been authorized pending the Civil Service Commission's selection.

3. William Tolmie.

4. Civil Service Commission makes selection of permanent incumbents in cases where salary exceeds $200 a year.

5. Appointment will be made according to provisions of Civil Service Act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RODNEY POSTMASTERSHIP
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CAMPBELLFORD POSTMASTERSHIP

April 11, 1927