May 6, 1931

MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSION

LIB

Mr. BOUCHARD:

Liberal

1. Is the Montreal harbour commission negotiating the purchase of the Vickers shops at Montreal?

2. If so, by whom were the negotiations authorized, and for what purpose?

includes Geographical Section G.S., Historical Section, Asst. Director of Signals and Cadets.

Also includes officers formerly employed under Master General of the Ordnance.

2. March 31, 1914, 3; March 31, 1931, 7.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSION
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ST. SULPICE ICEBREAKER

LIB

Mr. SEGUIN:

Liberal

1. What was the total amount paid for the erection of an icebreaker at St. Sulpice, Quebec, in 1930: (a) for materials; (b) labour; (c) total cost of construction?

2. What was the name of the foreman of said works?

3. What was the amount paid to him as salary?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. SULPICE ICEBREAKER
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CON

Mr. STEWART (Leeds): (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. (a) $1,516.73; (b) $2,481.50; (c) $3,99853.

2 and 3. Mederic Lacombe, August 18 to September 16, $75; J. E. Robitaille, September 16 to November 15, $175.

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Subtopic:   ST. SULPICE ICEBREAKER
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CON

Mr. DURANLEAU: (Minister of Marine)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. I am informed by the harbour commissioners of Montreal that the answer is in the negative.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. SULPICE ICEBREAKER
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NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

IND

Mr. NEILL:

Independent

1. What was the number of officers employed

at the National Defence headquarters, in Ottawa, on the following dates and under the following headings: (a) on March 31, 1914;

(b) on March 31, 1931; General staff, Adjutant General's staff, Quartermaster General's staff?

2. What was the number of officers regimentally employed at headquarters on these respective dates?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS
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CON

Mr. SUTHERLAND: (Minister of National Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1.

March 31, 1914:

General Staff 8

Adjutant General's Staff 18

Quartermaster General's Staff 6

Staff of the Master General of the

Ordnance 10

Inspector General's Staff 2

Military Secretary 1

Total

March 31, 1931:

General Staff 22*

Adjutant General's Staff 16

Quartermaster General's Staff

9Employed under Deputy Minister. .. 2Total

49

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Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS
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LIB

Mr. SEGUIN:

Liberal

1. What was the total amount paid for the erection of an icebreaker at St. Sulpice, Quebec, in 1929: (a) for materials; (b) labour; (e) total cost of construction?

2. What was the name of the foreman of said works?

3. What was the amount paid to him as salary?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS
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CON

Mr. STEWART (Leeds): (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. (a) $2,879.28; (b) $1,195:95; (c) $4,-

075.23.

2. Hector Grenier.

3. $235.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS
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BONAVENTURE POST OFFICE

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Has a vacancy been declared in the post office of Bonaventure, Quebec, and if so, for what reason?

2. Was an investigation held, and if so, by whom and for what reason?

3. If the postmaster has been dismissed, would the department refund the amount paid monthly by him for a guarantee policy while he was in office?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BONAVENTURE POST OFFICE
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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes. Postmaster found guilty of active political partisanship.

2. Yes, by Mr. Gerard Simard on account of charges of political partisanship having been made against postmaster.

3. The Department of Insurance advise that if the policy referred to is one of civil service insurance, the insured may:

(a) continue to pay the premiums and enjoy all the benefits under the policy; or,

(b) exchange the policy f'or a policy of paid-up insurance for a reduced amount, or,

(c) surrender the policy for its cash value.

Questions

IMMIGRATION, 1930-31 Mr. LUCHKOVICH:

1. How many immigrants were admitted to Canada January 1, 1930, to January 1, 1931?

2. From what countries were they admitted?

3. What was their racial origin? (Whether German, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, etc.)

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Subtopic:   BONAVENTURE POST OFFICE
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CON

George Gordon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

1, 2 and 3. See the statement attached. Statement of Immigration to Canada, by Racial Origins, from January 1, 1930, to December 31, 1930.

British Isles-

English 17,069

Irish 4,862

Scotch 8,903

Welsh 875

Total 31,709

Other Races-

Albanian 32

Arabian 5

Armenian 27

Austrian 201

Belgian 329

Bohemian 11

Bulgarian 353

Croatian 600

Czech 246

Danish 1,184

Dutch 1,110

East Indian 80

Esthonian 83

Finnish 2,749

French 424

German 10,401

Greek 530

Hebrew 3,702

Icelandic 25

Italian 1,104

Japanese 217

Jugo-Slav 491

Lettish 33

Lithuanian 612

Magyar 3,279

Maltese 16

Montenegrin 3

Moravian 5

Negro 136

Norwegian 1,049

Persian 1

Polish 4,968

Portuguese 5

Roumanian 245

Russian 1,017

Ruthenian 8,045

Serbian 191

Slovak 2,595

Spanish 6

Spanish American 1

Swedish 1,022

Swiss.. ..- 257

Syrian 67

Turkish 8

Total 47,465

From the United States.. .. 25,632

Grand Total.. .. 104,806

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Subtopic:   BONAVENTURE POST OFFICE
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ROSS RIFLE FACTORY . BUILDINGS

LIB

Charles Gavan Power

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

What are the details of the expenditure of a sum of $26,000 voted in the supplementary estimates of the session of 1931 under the heading of Removal, Ordnance Stores from Ross rifle factory buildings, Quebec-(Governor General's warrant of November 27, 1930), $26,000?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROSS RIFLE FACTORY . BUILDINGS
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CON

Donald Matheson Sutherland (Minister of National Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

Main Building Ross Rifle Factory:

Removing stores from main building and fitting up Mann store

and Citadel casemates to accommodate ordnance stores $6,250 75

Payment to firms and individuals for trucking 840 01

Freight on stores shipped to other ordnance depots 3,269 79

Immigration Building:

Alterations and fitting portions of building as ordnance stores 4,159 77

Connaught Barracks:

Alterations to provide accommodation for a portion of the ordnance stores. 1,488 68 Test Range:

Cost of materials purchased for construction of temporary test range at Little river necessitated by removal of buildings, etc. from test range at

Ross rifle factory site 2,100 00

Deakin Building:

Removal of machinery and vehicles from Deakin building to Valcartier-Amedee Demers-contract price 4,950 00

Motions jor Papers

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Subtopic:   ROSS RIFLE FACTORY . BUILDINGS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PASSES

LIB

Mr. VENIOT:

Liberal

1. Have railway passes been issued by the Department of Railways and Canals or the authorities of the Canadian National Railways, to Mr. H. G. Boulay, defeated candidate in the county of Rimouski?

2. If so, for what reason and on what account ?

3. Is Mr. H. G. Boulay being employed, either by the Canadian National Railways or the Department of Railways and Canals, or any other department, either as an investigator of the political activities of railway employees and other civil servants, or as a special agent or detective, or in any other capacity?

4. If so, what emolument or salary, including travelling expenses, has he received to date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PASSES
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May 6, 1931