June 5, 1929

PRO

Miss MACPHAIL:

Progressive

1. How many prisoners in Canadian penitentiaries were paddled in 1928?

2. On whose authority was the paddling done in each case and by whom?

3. How many prisoners in Canadian penitentiaries were shackled to the bar in 1928?

4. On whose authority was the shackling done, and by whom?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARIES-PADDLING AND SHACKLING
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LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. 41.

2. On the authority of the warden by a penitentiary officer under the supervision of the warden and surgeon.

3. 249.

Questions

4. On the authority of the warden by a penitentiary officer under the supervision of the deputy warden or chief keeper.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARIES-PADDLING AND SHACKLING
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HARBOUR COMMISSION, ST. JOHN, N.B.

CON

Mr. JONES:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many members comprise the board of harbour commissioners of the port of St. John, New Brunswick, and what are the names and addresses of the said commissioners?

2. What is the term of their office?

3. What is the yearly salary paid to each commissioner ?

4. How much was paid to each commissioner for the past year as expenses, exclusive of salary?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HARBOUR COMMISSION, ST. JOHN, N.B.
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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Three. President, William E. Scully, Saint John, N.B.; commissioner, Robert T. Hayes, Saint John, N.B.; commissioner, Alexander McMillan, Saint John, N.B.

2. During pleasure.

3. William E. Scully, $4,000 per annum; Robert T. Hayes, $3,000 per annum; Alexander McMillan, $3,000 per annum.

4. Hon. W. E. Foster (former president), $44157; William E. Scully, $423.80; Alexander McMillan, $85.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HARBOUR COMMISSION, ST. JOHN, N.B.
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PENSION DEPARTMENT, REGINA-HEART AND LUNG EXPERT

UFA

Mr. IRVINE:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. Who is the heart and lung expert attached to the Department of Pensions at Regina?

2. When was he appointed?

3. On whose recommendation was he appointed?

4. What salary does he receive?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PENSION DEPARTMENT, REGINA-HEART AND LUNG EXPERT
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Dr. John B. Ritchie.

2. Dr. Ritchie was first appointed as medical officer of the Frank sanitorium, under the military hospitals commission, a predecessor of the Department of Pensions and National Health, on the 11th December, 1916. He was subsequently promoted to be medical superintendent of that institution and continued until December, 1918, when he was transferred as medical superintendent of the Bishop Pink-ham hospital, Calgary, under the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment. He resigned that office in October, 1919. He was appointed chest specialist, with headquarters at the office of the department in Regina, in November, 1919.

3. Dr. D. A. Stewart, medical superintendent of Ninette sanitorium, Manitoba, and Dr. B. H. Olson, medical superintendent of the Frank sanitorium, Alberta.

4. $250 per month.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PENSION DEPARTMENT, REGINA-HEART AND LUNG EXPERT
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-TRANSFERS

UFA

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

United Farmers of Alberta

1. How many members of the Northwest Mounted Police or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were transferred from localities west of Port Arthur, Ontario, to localities east of Port Arthur, since 1914?

2. What functions are the members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police performing in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta?

3. What functions is it proposed or purposed that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police shall in future perform in these provinces?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-TRANSFERS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

1.1914-1919 Nil

1920 272

1924 18

1922 14

1923 31

1924 24

1925 22

1926 32

1927 35

1928 18

1929 16

Total 482

2. In the province of Manitoba-Enforcing federal laws and assisting in the enforcement of provincial laws in the northern part of the province around Hudson bay.

In the province of Saskatchewan-Enforcing federal laws and all provincial statutes in the province.

In the province of Alberta-Enforcing federal laws and assisting in the enforcement of the game laws in the northern part of the province, such as at Fort Chipewyan.

3. There is no information at present which would indicate that there will be any change in the near future in the duties of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in these provinces, as above outlined.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE-TRANSFERS
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SYDNEY AND LOUISBURG RAILWAY

CON

Mr. BELL (Hamilton):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the Sydney and Louisburg Railway operating under a dominion charter?

2. Who is the owner of the Sydney and Louisburg Railway?

3. Are the rates of the Sydney and Louisburg Railway subject to the control of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada, or to what control are they subject?

4. Does the Sydney and Louisburg Railway benefit by the payments made by the federal government under the Maritime Freight Rates Act, 1927?

5. What total amount has been paid to the Sydney and Louisburg Railway each year since the Maritime Freight Rates Act was instituted?

6. Does the amount ot the fund paid to the Sydney and Louisburg Railway cover the traffic represented by the transportation of coal from the mines of the Dominion Coal Company for consumption at the plant of its allied interest the Dominion Iron and Steel Company?

7. Would the refund payments also cover

traffic represented by the transportation of coal from the mines of the Dominion Coal Company to their own shipping piers for furtherance by water ? _

8. What amount has been to paid to the Dominion Coal Company by the Dominion Fuel Board covering bonus of one fifth of one cent (1/5 of lc.) per ton per mile on shipments of coal from Sydney transhipped by rail to Ontario points? Also on direct shipments by rail from Sydney to Quebec and Ontario points, both in accordance with order in council P.0. 539, dated March 30. 1928?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SYDNEY AND LOUISBURG RAILWAY
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. No.

2. The Dominion Coal Company.

3. Yes.

4. Yes.

5. Six months ending December 31, 1927,

$150,40.8; calendar year, 1928, $277,632.24;

calendar year, 1929, no payment yet made.

6. Yes.

7. Yes.

8. (a) Nil; (b) nil.

The payment of 1/5 of 1 cent per ton per mile authorized by order in council of March 30, 1928, (P.C. 539) is paid to the railway companies transporting the coal and not to the operators or coal distributors.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SYDNEY AND LOUISBURG RAILWAY
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STEAMSHIP SUBSIDIES

LIB

Mr. TOBIN:

Liberal

1. How much did the Dominion government

pay by way of steamship subsidies for services to British or foreign countries: (a) in the

fiscal year 1921-22; (b) in the fiscal year 192728?

2. To what countries are subsidized services now provided?

3. To what countries does the Canadian Government Merchant Marine maintain regular steamship services ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   STEAMSHIP SUBSIDIES
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. (a) $751,757.76; (b) $248,107.10.

2. South Africa, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentine Republic, New Zealand, Alaska and the British West Indies.

3.

From Atlantic

Regular sailings during tihe year:

To London, and Antwerp fortnightly in winter. ten-day service in summer.

West Indies:

From Montreal (summer). Halifax (winter)-Fortnightly passenger and freight service to Hamilton, Bermuda; Nassau, Bahamas; Kingston, Jamaica.

Questions

From Montreal (summer), Halifax (winter)-Fortnightly freight service to Kingston, Jamaica, direct; connecting steamer between Kingston, Jamaica, and Belize, British Honduras, operating on fortnightly schedule.

From Halifax and St. John (all year round) -Fortnightly passenger and freight service to Bermuda, St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Montserrat, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada, Trinidad and Demerara.

From Montreal (summer), from Halifax (sumimer and winter)-Fortnightly service to Bermuda, Porto Rico, St. Kitts, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad, and Demerara.

Australia:

From Montreal (summer), from Halifax (winter) -Three-weekly service.

New Zealand:

From Montreal (summer), from Halifax (winter)-Monthly service.

To Brazil, Uruguay and Argentine, South America: .

From Montreal (summer), from Halifax (winter)-Monthly service.

Interooastal: .

Service between eastern and western Canada-From Montreal (summer), from Halifax (winter)-Monthly service.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   STEAMSHIP SUBSIDIES
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HAHBOW EXPERIMENTAL FARM

CON

Mr. GOTT:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the cost of operating the Harrow, Ontario, experimental farm for the year 1928?

2. What returns did the farm make?

3. Who is the superintendent of the farm?

4. What salary is paid him?

5. Has the government given consideration to the placing of the farm in charge of a Canadian citizen?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAHBOW EXPERIMENTAL FARM
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LIB

Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. $21,801.23 (Fiscal year ending March 31,

1929). .

2. $8,676.50 plus the crop of Burley tobacco as yet unsold; which, however, has been processed and is in storage.

3. Herbert Franklin. Murwin, from May 1, 1929.

4. $2,220 plus house.

5. No employee of the government was considered to possess the necessary qualifications for promotion to this position, and consequently the position was advertised, throughout Canada, copies of the advertisement appearing in the Canadian papers being sent also to a number of Americans known to possess the qualifications required. The Civil Service Commission found that no Canadian citizen, possessing the necessary academic

Questions

qualifications, together with experience in experimental work and knowledge of tobacco, made application. The only applicant who was properly qualified was Mr, Murwin, who, although an American citizen, had formerly lived in Essex county and had some knowledge of Canadian conditions.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HAHBOW EXPERIMENTAL FARM
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June 5, 1929