May 22, 1930

EGG GRADING REGULATIONS

CON

William Earl Rowe

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROWE:

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1. Have any charges been laid against one Wesley Hamilton of Chesterville, Ontario, for infractions of the regulations respecting the grading of eggs?

2. Did the said charges come to trial?

3. If not, on whose instructions were the said charges withdrawn?

4. Why were the said charges withdrawn?

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LIB

Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Yes, one-the purchasing of eggs at a fiat rate in lots of fifteen dozen.

2. No.

3. Deputy minister.

4. The regulations provide that clause 10 (1), the return of the graded payment, shall not apply when producers market their eggs in less than fifteen dozen in any one day.

The charge was withdrawn because it was not deemed advisable to press the charge on a technicality (that is the buying of one egg more at a time, without grading, than the law actually permits), Mr. Hamilton advising that he misunderstood the regulations in the belief that the purchase of an even fifteen dozen was within the law.

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PATROL BOAT PHALAROPE

CON

Mr. GRIMMER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Were any repairs made to fishing patrol boat, Phalarope, in the year 1929?

2. If so, who made the repairs, and what was the total cost?

3. What was the nature of the said repairs:

(a) to the hull; (b) to the machinery?

4. Was a new engine or other machinery installed?

5. If so, what was the cost of installation?

6. Were tenders called for the new engine?

7. If not, why were tenders not called for?

Questions

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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes. New engine installed.

2. Installation of engine by Saint John Dry Dock and Ship Building Company, Saint John, N3. Cost $2,195. Engine purchased from Canadian Fairbanks Morse Company, Saint John, N.B. Cost $5,265. Total cost, $7,460.

3. Answered by No. 1.

4. Answered by No. 1.

5. Answered by No. 2.

6. Yes.

7. Answered by No. 6.

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GRANDE ANSE-ARICHAT MAIL CONTRACT

CON

Mr. MACDONALD (Richmond-West Cape Breton):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many tenders were received by the Post Office Department regarding mail contract, Grand A use to Arichat?

2. What are the names of the respective tenderers?

3. What was the amount of each tender?

4. What are the securities of the successful tenderer ?

5. Why was the old contractor, Nicholas Poirier, not given a chance to renew his contract?

6. Were the tenders closed on January 17th, and the contracts not awarded until March 20th?

7. If so, what was the reason of the delay?

8. Will the government table all correspondence, letters, telegrams, etc., in reference to the

above contract?

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LIB

Mr. VENIOT: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. 8.

2 and 3.

Charles Linden $ 1,270

Jeffrey H. Poirier 1,270

Nicholas T. Poirier 1,325

George Landry 1,400

Alex. Marchand 1,500

Amedee Emile Poan 1,790

Arthur Hureau 1,900

W. J. Doiron (late) 1,565

4. Allen Morrison and Alfred Linden

5. Department decided to invite tenders.

6 and 7. Tenders closed on 17th January

and contract awarded on 11th March, 1930.

8. Yes. These documents will be laid on the table as soon as they can be prepared.

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WAYS AND MEANS

CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT


The house in committee of w'ays and means, Mr. Johnston in the chair. Customs tariff-388d. Iron or steel angles, beams, channels, columns, girders, joists, piling, tees, zees, and other shapes or sections, punched, drilled or further manufactured than hot rolled or cast, n.o.p.: British preferential tariff, 10 per cent; intermediate tariff, 30 per cent; general tariff, 35 per cent.


LIB

John Frederick Johnston (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

When the committee

rose last night, we w4 5 * 7 8ere considering item 388(d).

Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance): I would like the Minister of

Railways to move for me an amendment that the British preference rate be 15 per cent instead of 10 per cent. This is the wide n.o.p. item of finished construction steel and it includes a very extensive range of articles.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Was this change recommended by the Tariff Advisory Board?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Yes.

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CON

James Dew Chaplin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHAPLIN:

What are the importations?

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Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

The importations were

$165,000, of which $60,000 came from the United States.

Item as amended agreed to.

Customs tariff-389. Provided: That upon any article or commodity enumerated in tariff items 377, 377a, 378a, 378b, 378c, 388a, 388b and 388c of this schedule, not being of greater value than Gi cents per pound, there shall be levied, collected and paid, under regulations prescribed by the minister, in addition to the rates of customs duties enumerated in such said tariff items, an ad valorem surtax of five per centum when any such said article or commodity contains:

(a) Vanadium, 0.15 per centum or more, by weight.

(b) Molybdenum, 0.15 per centum or more, by weight.

(c) Nickel, 0.4 per centum or more, by

weight.

(d) Chromium, 0.4 per centum or more, by weight.

(e) Tungsten, 0.4 per centum or more, by weight.

(f) Cobalt, 0.4 per centum or more, by

weight.

(g) Manganese, 1.0 per centum or more, by weight.

(h) Silicon, 1.0 per centum or more, by

weight.

(i) Any other element, not being iron or carbon, in excess of .5 per centum by weight.

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CON

James Dew Chaplin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHAPLIN:

What are the importations under this item?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

This is a provision to

enable us to take into account the various alloy contents of the different kinds of steel. We are providing for a surtax based on the alloy content. The values of these alloys vary considerably, and some means was required to differentiate between them. This item is a development of the former item 385, chrome steel, which carried rates of 10, 12J and 15 per cent. As a result of the improvements effected in the manufacture of iron and steel, chromium steel is not now much used. A

Ways and Means-Customs Tariff

great many other alloys are now being used. The old tariff did not cover the modern developments which have brought other steel alloys into use. In order to deal with the different varieties of alloys, it is proposed to impose this surtax based upon the percentage by weight of the various alloys-vanadium, molybdenum, nickel, chromium, tungsten, cobalt, manganese, and silicon. The steel industry in general and all those interested are in agreement with the proposal.

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CON

James Dew Chaplin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHAPLIN:

If chromium, tungsten and manganese are used in one alloy, will the same duty apply, or are there different duties?

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May 22, 1930