May 3, 1928

CON

Mr. FRASER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has W. E. White, fire ranger, of Chase, British Columbia, been dismissed by the government ?

2. If so, on what date?

3. What is the reason of his dismissal?

4. How long had he been in the employ of the government?

5. Were his services as fire ranger satisfactory to the department officials?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MR. W. E. WHITE
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LIB

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton): (Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. June 30, 1927.

3. Active political partisanship.

4. During fire seasons since 1914.

5. No complaints about his service were received by officials of the department.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MR. W. E. WHITE
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BEDFORD BASIN POWDER MAGAZINE

CON

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who is the contractor erecting the powder magazine at Bedford basin, Halifax?

2. What is the contract price?

3. How many tenders were received?

4. What were the figures of each tender?

Years

1925- 26. .

1926- 27. .

1927- 28. .

Canal Revenue

Year

1925- 26

1926- 27

1927- 28

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BEDFORD BASIN POWDER MAGAZINE
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

The Department of National Defence is now preparing to call for tenders for a portion of the work of constructing -this magazine.

The last contract was awarded to Messrs. A. S. MacMillan and C. A. MacNearney, Halifax, N.S., for the sum of $107,900. Two tenders were received, viz:-Messrs. MacMillan and MacNearney, $107,900; Standard Construction Co., Ltd., $109,556.

3RIGDEN, ONT. POSTMASTERSHIP

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BEDFORD BASIN POWDER MAGAZINE
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CON

Mr. MANION:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Regarding the appointment of William MacDonald to the postmastership of Brigden, Ontario, why was the recommendation of the Civil Service Commission not favoured?

2. Who did the Civil Service Commission recommend for this position?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BEDFORD BASIN POWDER MAGAZINE
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LIB

Mr. VENIOT: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Because it was considered that the appointment of the applicant first selected by the Civil Service Commission would not be in the best interest of the public service.

2. First, John William Such; second, William Howard MacDonald.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BEDFORD BASIN POWDER MAGAZINE
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HOME BREW LICENSES

CON

Samuel Charters (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHARTERS:

How many home brew licenses were issued in the province of Ontario by the Dominion government for the calendar years 1925, 1926, 1927?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOME BREW LICENSES
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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

Licenses are not issued in the province of Ontario giving them the right to manufacture beer or liquor to be consumed at their homes. Under the provisions of Section 195 of the Excise Act nothing further is required than notification of possession of utensils for brewing and of-intention to brew.

To prepare a statement giving the number of such notices will require considerable time and correspondence and the inquiry should be made a return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOME BREW LICENSES
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FREIGHT RATES ON AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS

PRO

Mr. EVANS:

Progressive

1. What is the freight rate-per 100 pounds, carload lots on agricultural implements-(a) from Toronto to Saskatoon over the Canadian Pacific railway and Canadian National railways; (b) from Toronto to Winnipeg; (c) from Toronto to Montreal; (d) from Hamilton to Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Montreal?

2. Are the freight rates over Canadian Pacific railway and Canadian National railways the same in all cases between any two given points?

3. What is the freight rate-per 100 pounds -from Chicago to Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Montreal, respectively?

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FREIGHT RATES ON AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS
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LIB

Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. The freight rate per 100 pounds in carload lots of agricultural implements from Toronto to Saskatoon is 1394 cents, to Winnipeg 824 cents, and to Montreal 374 cents. From Hamilton to Saskatoon 1394 cents, to Winnipeg 824 cents and to Montreal 40 cents. These rates apply either via the Canadian Pacific railway or the Canadian National railways.

2. When both the Canadian Pacific railway and the Canadian National railways operate between two points the rates' are generally the same.

3. The rate on agricultural implements in carloads from Chicago to Winipeg is 814 cents per 100 pounds, to Saskatoon, 1354 cents per 100 pounds, and to Montreal, 564 cents.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FREIGHT RATES ON AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS
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HOUSE OF COMMONS-INTERIOR ALTERATIONS

LIB

Mr. KAY:

Liberal

1. What officer or committee is authorized to make changes or alterations in the construction of the interior of the House of Commons building?

2. Who authorized the conversion of the committee room on the fourth floor into offices for the Minister of Public Works?

3. Who authorized the reduction in the area of the cafeteria on the fifth floor, in order to make an office, and: (a) at whose request was this done; (b) was the restaurant committee consulted?

4. Are any other changes in offices or rooms contemplated at the present time, and if so, what are they?

5. Will the members of the House of Commons be consulted before any changes are made in future?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOUSE OF COMMONS-INTERIOR ALTERATIONS
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LIB

Mr. SPEAKER: (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

1. The Privy Council in consultation with the chief whip.

2. The Privy Council in consultation with the chief whip.

3. Answered by No. 2 (a) no special request was made, (b) yes.

4. No.

5. Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HOUSE OF COMMONS-INTERIOR ALTERATIONS
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FEDERAL DISTRICT COMMISSION-EXPROPRIATIONS

CON

Mr. GARLAND (Carleton):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What price was paid by the government for the property bounded on the north by Wellington street, east by the post office, west by Elgin street, and south by Sparks street, and from whom purchased?

2. What legal fees were paid in connection with the acquiring of this property?

3. What was the cost of the tearing down of buildings on the said property?

4. What commissions, if any, were paid in connection with the acquisition of this property, and to whom paid?

i

St. Lawrence Waterway

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL DISTRICT COMMISSION-EXPROPRIATIONS
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LIB

Mr. ELLIOTT: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. (a) Price to be fixed by Exchequer court, (b) Ottawa Electric Company Limited. W. J. Irvine, Estate of C. W. Bangs, Matthewman Estate.

2. $843.55.

3. The buildings were torn down by contract, the contractors paying $8,311 to the government for the buildings.

4. T. Foley, $3,250; C. W. Ross, $3,250: on account services as valuators of property.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL DISTRICT COMMISSION-EXPROPRIATIONS
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

May 3, 1928