April 2, 1930

QUEBEC BRIDGE VEHICULAR ROAD

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. What was the total cost of the vehicular road on the Quebec bridge as to: (a) material;

(b) labour?

2. What is the monthly cost of the upkeep?

3. Who provides for it?

4. How many keepers are employed on the vehicular road of the Quebec bridge?

5. By whom are they paid?

6. Does the total cost of said vehicular road, approaches and all improvements, exceed $400,000?

7. Is the said road lighted?

8. If so: (a) in what way; (b) what is the total cost of the lighting fixtures on the vehicular road, and how many are there?

9. What is the approximate monthly cost of the electric current used for lighting purposes: (a) in June; (b) in December?

10. What is the approximate yearly cost of the upkeep?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE VEHICULAR ROAD
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LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Was the vehicular road on the Quebec bridge, from one end to the other, constructed by the Department of Public Works of the government of Quebec?

2. Who has cliarge of its upkeep?

3. When was the vehicular road on the Quebec bridge opened to the public?

4. Since that date, how many: (a) vehicles; (b) pedestrians, and (c) animals have passed over it?

5. During this period, what was the total amount paid in tolls: (a) on vehicles and their passengers; (b) by pedestrians; (c) on animals?

6. Is there a special walk for pedestrians on the Quebec bridge?

7. Are there persons who have the privilege of free crossing with their vehicles on the Quebec bridge?

8. If so. how many?

9. Are those who enjoy that privilege farmers of the neighbouring parishes?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE VEHICULAR ROAD
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QUEBEC BRIDGE SCALE OF TOLLS

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. What is the complete scale of tolls approved by an order in council of the Quebec government on August 8, 1929: (a) on vehicles; (b) for pedestrians; (c) for animals, passing on said road?

2. What animals are included in said scale of tolls?

3. What are the nearest points: (a) to the

east; (b) to the west, where vehicles may cross the St. Lawrence river at all seasons of the year? .

4. What distance is each of said crossings from the Quebec bridge?

5. Will the government base its estimates on the tolls in force over the nearest crossings or only on the cost of the vehicular road and the expected returns, in considering the scale of tolls which were submitted to it by the Quebec government ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   QUEBEC BRIDGE SCALE OF TOLLS
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ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

LIB

Mr. BOULANGER:

Liberal

1. Wliat is the total strength of enlisted men at No. 1 depot, Royal Canadian Air Force, the rank of each man. nativity, and the rate of pay per month and allowance given each individual rank, together with a statement showing holidays, statutory and regular?

2. What is the total strength of civilians employed at above depot, the position or grade of each man, his nativity, rate of pay, day and month, how many are on monthly rate, as compared with hourly rate, and what holidays are allowed each man?

3. How many civilians are being trained to

replace air force officers loaned to the civil government ? .

4. How many inspectors are employed in the inspection or intelligence branch, at No. 1 depot, and what is the nativity of each inspector?

5. How are promotions made, are they made by recommendation of the officer in charge of depot ?

6. If examinations are set, who passes on merits of candidates, and what are the names and nativity of examiners?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
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MUTTON AND LAMB IMPORTS

CON

Grote Stirling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STIRLING:

What were the importations, in pounds and value, into Canada, of mutton and lamb, month by month, in the years 1925 to 1929 inclusive, giving the countries of origin and the ports of entry?

Topic:   MUTTON AND LAMB IMPORTS
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CANADIAN ARMY PAY CORPS

CON

Mr. CLARK:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. On what date was Canadian army pay corps organized?

2. Why was it organized?

3. What are the duties of said corps?

4. What was the strength of said corps on July 1, 1914?

5. What is the strength of said corps to-day?

6. When was the name of said corps changed to Royal Canadian army pay corps?

7. Why was the word "royal" added?

8. How many of the present personnel served in a theatre of war between 1914 and 1918?

9. Is it the intention of the government to disband said corps?

10. Has an investigation relating to said corps been held?

11. Was said investigation conducted by soldiers or civilians?

12. Is it the intention of the government to replace the Royal *Canadian army pay corps by a civilian organization?

13. If so, what is the name and nature of the organization?

Unemployment-Mr. Heenan

14. What disposition will be made of the present members of the Royal Canadian army pay corps as to: (a) employment; (b) pay, and

(c) pension?

15. Is the accounts branch of the Department of National Defence now manned by civilians?

16. Will said accounts branch take over the duties now performed by the Royal Canadian army pay corps?

17. What is the present number of employees in said accounts branch?

18. What was the number of employees in said accounts branch on July 1, 1914?

19. How many of the present staff of the accounts branch served in a theatre of war between 1914 and 1918?

20. What provision has been made to carry out the pay services in ease of mobilization?

21. Did General Sir Arthur Currie make recommendations regarding the employment of civilians in the Department of National Defence when he was inspector general? If so, what were they?

22. Did Major General J. H. MacBrien make recommendations regarding the employment of civilians in the Department of National Defence when he was chief of the general staff? If so, what were they?

Topic:   CANADIAN ARMY PAY CORPS
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AIR MAIL SERVICE


On the orders of the day:


CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. H. A. STEWART (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to inquire of the Postmaster General (Mr. Veniot) when I may expect the return covering the tenders, correspondence, et cetera, in connection with the air mail contracts which was ordered on March 17, 1930. The house will soon be taking up the estimates of that department and I would like to have this information before me at that time.

Topic:   AIR MAIL SERVICE
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LIB

Peter John Veniot (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. VENIOT:

I was informed yesterday

that this information would not be ready until Monday.

Topic:   AIR MAIL SERVICE
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CIVIL SERVICE SUPERANNUATION


On the orders of the day:


CON

Horatio Clarence Hocken

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. H. C. HOCKEN (Toronto West Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to inquire of the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) whether a committee has been appointed to consider the question of superannuation. If my memory serves me aright, a committee was appointed last session but no report has been made.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE SUPERANNUATION
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I may be mistaken, but I have no recollection of any such committee having been appointed.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE SUPERANNUATION
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CON

Horatio Clarence Hocken

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HOCKEN:

I understood that a committee of officials had been appointed to consider this question.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE SUPERANNUATION
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April 2, 1930