February 9, 1932

LIB-PRO

Arthur-Lucien Beaubien

Liberal Progressive

Mr. A. L. BEAUBIEN (Provencher):

Would the Minister of Railways (Mr. Manion) kindly inform the house whether we may expect shortly the report of the engineers with respect to the Mafeking cut-off?

Topic:   MAFEKING CUT-OFF
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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Minister of Railways) :

Mr. Speaker, frankly I cannot give an answer at the moment. I will look into the question and deal with it to-morrow.

Topic:   MAFEKING CUT-OFF
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

SUGGESTED PROCEDURE ON THE DEBATE ON THE ADDRESS

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Leader of the Opposition):

It has been customary, I think, Mr. Speaker, to have the debate on the address take precedence over any other business. I presume the reason the ordinary motion was not put last week was to enable the Minister of Justice (Mr. Guthrie) to make the motion which he did yesterday. But might it not be well now to follow the customary procedure and to have such a motion put, and the debate on the address given precedence over other business?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED PROCEDURE ON THE DEBATE ON THE ADDRESS
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):

It is not intended, Mr. Speaker, to make any such motion. It is proposed to follow the practice in the Imperial house.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED PROCEDURE ON THE DEBATE ON THE ADDRESS
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

NATIONAL SERVICE LOAN

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. For what specific purpose was the national service loan floated?

2. How much of the national service loan has been earmarked or set aside for unemployment and farm relief and direct relief?

3. What is the total amount allocated or set aside by the dominion for unemployment and farm relief throughout Canada?

4. What is the amount allocated, set aside

or guaranteed to the province of British

Columbia for unemployed relief works?

5. What is the amount allocated, set aside

or guaranteed to the province of British

Columbia for direct relief?

6. What were the total amounts of provincial projects submitted by the province of British Columbia for the relief of the unemployed and for direct relief?

7. What was the total amount sanctioned or agreed upon by the dominion for the relief of the unemployed, 50 per cent of which was payable by the dominion and 50 per cent by the province of British Columbia?

7a. What was the total amount of money for municipal projects or undertakings submitted by the province of British Columbia for the relief of the unemployed?

8. What was the total amount sanctioned or agreed upon by the dominion for municipal projects or undertakings for the relief of the unemployed, as submitted by the province of British Columbia, 50 per cent of which was payable by the dominion, 25 per cent by the province of British Columbia and 25 per cent by the various municipalities?

9. When were the projects submitted to Ottawa for approval?

10. When were these projects finally sanctioned and agreed to by the dominion?

11. What person on behalf of the province of British Columbia submitted the schedule or program of works, both provincial and municipal, in connection with the relief of the unemployed ?

12. What is the total amount of money that has been given or sent to the province of British Columbia in connection with unemployed relief work and for direct relief?

13. When were these amounts sent by the Dominion government to the province of British Columbia?

14. Has the Dominion government earmarked any of the moneys sent to the province of British Columbia for the various municipalities?

15. What is the total amount of money given or allocated to the province of British Columbia by way of a loan?

16. Has any money been granted or allocated by the Dominion government to the province of British Columbia by way of a loan to the various municipalities to help finance them in carrying out works for the relief of the unemployed ?

17. If so, what was the total amount so granted or allocated by the Dominion government for this specific purpose?

Unemployment Relief

18. What is the total amount of the vouchers for moneys spent by the various municipalities for unemployed relief works that has been submitted by the province of British Columbia up to the present time, giving the names of the municipalities whose vouchers have been submitted with the various amounts?

19. What was the total amount proposed to be spent for the relief of the unemployed by the city of New Westminster, as at first submitted by the province of British Columbia, under the Unemployed and Farm Relief Act of 1931?

20. What was the total amount finally sanctioned by the Dominion government to be spent for the relief of the unemployed by the city of New Westminster?

Topic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   NATIONAL SERVICE LOAN
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

This will stand as a notice of motion for return.

Topic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   NATIONAL SERVICE LOAN
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

J. B. CARTER REPORT

LIB

Peter John Veniot

Liberal

Mr. VENIOT:

For a copy 'of the report of J. B. Carter, representing the federal Department of Labour, on the investigation made by him into complaints relating to the expenditure of unemployment relief work on roads and bridges in the county of Gloucester, as well as a copy of any evidence on which such report was made.

Topic:   UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   J. B. CARTER REPORT
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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF

CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING RELIEF EXPENDITURE IN NEW WESTMINSTER, BURNABY AND RICHMOND

LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster) moved:

For a copy of all telegrams, letters, correspondence, and other documents, passing between the Department of Labour, any cabinet minister or any official and the government of British Columbia, and any minister or official of that government, regarding all or any matters affecting or touching upon unemployment, direct relief or unemployment relief in the city of New Westminster and the municipalities of New Westminster, of Burnaby and Richmond.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING RELIEF EXPENDITURE IN NEW WESTMINSTER, BURNABY AND RICHMOND
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CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Labour; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. W. A. GORDON (Minister of Labour):

With reference to this motion, Mr. Speaker, and to the five notices following it, with respect to the production of documents in connection with unemployment relief, the Unemployment and Farm Relief Act passed last session provides that a complete return shall be made to the house within the time limit set by section 7 of the act. Since the production of the papers requested in these notices of motion will mean quite a burden and a great duplication of work I should like these notices to stand. If, in the interval, there is any particular matter in connection with which hon. members would like to be informed I will be very glad to give them the information required.

[Mr. Reid.l

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING RELIEF EXPENDITURE IN NEW WESTMINSTER, BURNABY AND RICHMOND
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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

I should be very glad to receive the information in that way if I can obtain it very shortly, because conditions are such as to make this information necessary. Statements have been made by the provincial government and contradicted by the dominion authorities, and for this reason these motions have been placed on the order paper.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING RELIEF EXPENDITURE IN NEW WESTMINSTER, BURNABY AND RICHMOND
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I take it that the remarks of the minister apply to the first six notices of motion. He suggests that as, under the statute, the information sought will be brought down within a few days, the resolutions might stand in the meantime, and I understand that the hon. member for New Westminster consents to that arrangement. Therefore this resolution, and the following five notices of motion will stand.

Motion stands.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   CORRESPONDENCE RESPECTING RELIEF EXPENDITURE IN NEW WESTMINSTER, BURNABY AND RICHMOND
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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

February 9, 1932