May 11, 1928


On the orders of the day:


LAB

Herbert Bealey Adshead

Labour

Mr. H. B. ADSHEAD (East Calgary):

As

the Prime Minister is not in his place today, I would like to ask the Minister of Justice a question, based upon a press report this morning which states that the government of Great Britain is awaiting the assent of the dominions to signing the treaty which Mr. Kellogg, the United States Secretary of State, proposed some time ago. I would like to ask the Minister of Justice if he has received such a request from the British government, and if so, if he could give the house information as to the answer?

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL PEACE TREATY
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

I am sorry the Prime

Minister could not be present this afternoon. I can only say to my hon. friend that communications are being exchanged between the British government and this government, with regard to the matter he has mentioned. All I am at liberty to say is that any move towards the establishment of peace cannot but be considered favourably by this government.

Supply-Public Works

Topic:   INTERNATIONAL PEACE TREATY
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

SHERBROOKE-PORTLAND BRANCH LINE


On the orders of the day:


CON

George Taylor MacNutt

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. G. T. MacNUTT (Colchester):

I

would like to direct the attention of the hon. the Minister of Railways and Canals (Mr. Dunning) to a press despatch from Portland, Me., published in the Saint John Telegraph-Journal, which reads as follows:

This city is buzzing with excitement over the present development of plans of the Canadian Pacific Railway to make Portland its winter port by taking over from the Canadian National its subsidiary from Sherbrooke, Que. to the city and the local terminal and docks.

Those interested in the great project for Portland openly declare that plans have been and are being made by the Canadian Pacific Railway to bring a fleet of its ships to Portland as a terminal, at least during the months when the St. Lawrence is frozen, the ports of Montreal and Quebec are closed to shipping and the only other Canadian ports open are Halifax and St. John.

Would the Minister of Railways state if any applications, or representations, have been made by the Canadian Pacific Railway, or others, for the granting of running rights over this foreign system?

Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways and Canals): I answered a question on May 9th, bearing upon the matter, and which indicates that there is nothing in the report in question, so far as the Canadian National is concerned. I will look up the answer to the question and let my hon. friend have it.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   SHERBROOKE-PORTLAND BRANCH LINE
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OUTBREAK OF RABIES IN ONTARIO


On the orders of the day:


CON

John Wesley Edwards

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. J. W. EDWARDS (Frontenac-Adding-ton):

I would like to ask the Minister of

Health if representations have been made to his department by the Department of Health of the province of Ontario, suggesting the advisability of a strict quarantine against dogs coming into Canada from the United States, and if the federal Department of Health has taken or intends to take any steps along the line of strict quarantine against American dogs?

Hon. JAMES H. KING (Minister of Health): I have no knowledge of any representation having been made. If it is quarantine against animals, I would think the representations would be made to the Department of Agriculture.

Topic:   OUTBREAK OF RABIES IN ONTARIO
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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS


The house in committee of supply, Mr. Johnston in the chair. Public works chargeable to income-Ottawa public buildings and grounds - Dominion Observatory and Geodetic Survey building-* repairs, improvements, maintenance of grounds, etc., $4,000.


UFA
LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. J. C. ELLIOTT (Minister of Public Works):

S3,999.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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Item agreed to. Departments generally-char service including $100 to E. Snowden for firing the noon gun, $385,000.


UFA

Henry Elvins Spencer

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. SPENCER:

The item of S100 for firing the noon gun is a small one, but now that we have the clock in the tower which gives the time regularly, I was wondering whether there was any necessity for continuing to fire the gun.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT:

There are many people

who are able to hear the gun when they cannot see the clock in the tower.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

I should like to see the

charwomen get an increase in pay from $1.25 a day. Many of them are widows with young children dependent upon them and they should have a little better pay.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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Item agreed to. Repairs, improvements, additions and maintenance, $650,000.


CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Is there anything included under this item for improvements at Rideau Hall?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
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May 11, 1928