February 17, 1932

CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

1 and 2. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEW BRUNSWICK DEBT GUARANTEE
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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, NEW BRUNSWICK

LIB

Mr. VENIOT:

Liberal

1. When were projects to aid unemployment in New Brunswick for the year 1931 submitted to the federal government for approval, and what projects were so approved?

2. What amount was allocated to the province of New Brunswick for unemployment relief works up to March 31, 1931, and how much for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1932?

3. What projects were approved for year ending March 31, 1932, and what were the dates of approval?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, NEW BRUNSWICK
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CON
UFA

Mr. SPENCER:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What were the names and addresses of the lawyers in the various provinces of Canada who were employed professionally by the Canadian Farm Loan Board during June, 1930?

2. Have any changes been made since that date, if so, in what way?

3. If so, what was the reason for the change in each case?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, NEW BRUNSWICK
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

With respect to question

No. 9 on the order paper I find that under the terms and regulations of the act the Farm Loan Board has full control of the appointment and dismissal of its employees. They take the ground which has been sustained I believe since the commencement of the act. that the answer to the question of my hon. friend is not one which ought property to be submitted to parliament. I am advised, however, by the director of the board that there is no objection to furnishing information to any hon. member who may desire it. I would suggest therefore that the question be dropped and that the hon. member who has asked it would communicate with the Farm Loan Board and I am sure in that case he will receive the information he seeks.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, NEW BRUNSWICK
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Question dropped.

'purchase of labrador

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, NEW BRUNSWICK
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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:

Before we proceed with

the next order of business may I say that the hon. member for Laurier-Outremont (Mr. Mercier) allowed his question to stand the other day upon my giving a verbal answer and promising I would produce copies of letters which passed between the government of Newfoundland and the government of Canada with respect to Labrador. I now produce those letters.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, NEW BRUNSWICK
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

BELLA COOLA POST OFFICE

LIB

Mr. HANSON (Slceena):

Liberal

1. What was the revenue of the post office at Bella Coola, British Columbia, for the years 1929-30-31?

2. How much rental is paid per month for this office?

3. How much rental is paid per month for the telegraph booth at Bella Coola?

4. To whom is the rent paid in each instance?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   BELLA COOLA POST OFFICE
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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF ACT EXPENDITURES- SHELBURNE-YARMOUTH

LIB

Mr. RALSTON:

Liberal

1. What federal public works in Shelburne-Yarmouth were constructed or undertaken by the government to be paid for out of the money voted last session under the moneys authorized to be expended under the Unemployment Relief Act of the last session?

2. What amounts were authorized in respect of each work?

3. What are the names of the foremen employed in respect of each work?

4. On whose recommendation was the selection made of men to be given employment in connection with each of these respective works?

5. What was the approximate expenditure actually incurred in respect of each of such works ?

6. Are any such works as yet unfinished, if so, which of such works?

7. On whose recommendation did the government decide on the authorization of each of the works referred to?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF ACT EXPENDITURES- SHELBURNE-YARMOUTH
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MOTION FOR PAPERS

UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, NOVA SCOTIA

LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

For a copy of the correspondence, documents, accounts and vouchers respecting the expenditure authorized in the province of Nova Scotia for federal public works to be paid for under the authority of the Unemployment Relief Act of last session, showing: (a) the amount authorized; (b) the amount expended.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, NOVA SCOTIA
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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, the Unemployment and Farm Relief Act provides that within fifteen days after the first of March a return must be tabled containing the information for which my hon. friend asks. I suggest he allow the matter to remain.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

While the Unemployment Relief Act provides for a return I do not think it provides for the details asked for in my motion. I suggest to my hon. friend the Minister of Public Works that matters would be expedited if the information asked could be furnished. I do not think what I have requested would be very voluminous.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, NOVA SCOTIA
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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:

Yes, it is voluminous,

and it would take a long time to prepare it.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, NOVA SCOTIA
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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

If my hon.

friend would allow me to amplify my statement I might say that in undertaking the work in the province of Nova Scotia as in other provinces, an effort was made to adopt a program which would relieve unemployment to the greatest possible extent. In that province we have before us 150 undertakings. To comply with my hon. friend's request would involve the copying of practically 150 files. I speak with regard to this and succeeding motions. Those motions would involve copying probably 500 pay lists. If there is any particular work my hon. friend has in mind or upon which he desires information I suggest he limit his motion to those works. The work involved in his motions would materially increase the staff of the department and involve a great deal of work.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF, NOVA SCOTIA
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February 17, 1932