February 12, 1934

CON

Mr. CAHAN: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The translator of the Department of the

Secretary of State was engaged to translate into English correspondence and other documents in western European languages, namely; German, Dutch, Flemish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Icelandic, for all departments of government, and he translates a limited number of documents into French as required. In the past year from January 1, 1933, to January 1, 1934, this transi-lator for twenty-two offices of government has translated 1,516 foolscap sheets of tetters, certificates and technical documents, as follows : 82 from Danish language, 85 from

Dutch, 7 from Flemish, 10 from French, 574 from German, 7 from Icelandic, 478 from Italian, 1 from Latin, 64 from Norwegian, 8 from Portuguese, 133 from Spanish, 67 from Swedish. In addition this one translator has acted with the Civil Service Commission in valuing 327 examination papers in French, German, Italian and Spanish.

2. The translator was employed temporarily in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Post Office and Interior until 1921, when he was made permanent by the Civil Service Commission. I do not know what examinations he passed, but I do know that he is very competent to translate into English or French the languages mentioned in my first answer.

3. The correspondence is practically up to date, but certain technical book work to be translated into English is not yet completed.

No complaints have been received as to any alleged delay throughout the year.

4. No appropriation is made by parliament for the payment of any additional translators; and no additional translators are needed in the public service if the work of translation is properly distributed among and duly performed by the translators now employed in the public service.

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Subtopic:   SECRETARY OF STATE DEPARTMENT-TRANSLATOR
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SECRETARY, RAILWAY COMMISSION

CON

Eccles James Gott

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GOTT:

Who is the secretary of the Board of Railway Commissioners, what salary does he receive, and what is his age?

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Subtopic:   SECRETARY, RAILWAY COMMISSION
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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

A. D. Cartwright; salary 86,000 a year, less .ten per cent; age sixty-nine.

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Subtopic:   SECRETARY, RAILWAY COMMISSION
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PREMIUM PAYMENTS ON GOLD

LAB

Humphrey Mitchell

Labour

Mr. MITCHELL:

What was the amount of premiums pn gold paid by the Dominion of Canada during the last fiscal year?

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Subtopic:   PREMIUM PAYMENTS ON GOLD
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

During the fiscal year

1932-33 the amounts paid for gold, being the value received on sale abroad less all costs incidental to the refining and marketing of such gold, were $8,426,051.53 in excess of the standard value.

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Subtopic:   PREMIUM PAYMENTS ON GOLD
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RURAL MAIL ROUTES AND BOXES

LIB

Mr. VENIOT:

Liberal

1. How many rural mail boxes were purchased since the present government assumed power ?

2. How many rural mail delivery routes were established in the fiscal year ending March .31, 1933?

3. How many rural mail delivery boxes were on hand at the end of September, 1930?

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Subtopic:   RURAL MAIL ROUTES AND BOXES
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CON

Mr. DUPRE (for Mr. Sauve): (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 10,000.

2. 33.

3. 25,555.

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Subtopic:   RURAL MAIL ROUTES AND BOXES
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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD

LIB

Mr. McPHEE:

Liberal

1. What amount of interest has been collected each year since its inception by the Soldiers' Settlement Board ?

2. What amount of principal lias been collected each year by the Soldiers' Settlement Board ?

3. What is the cost of the Soldiers' Settlement Board and its entire staff, per annum?

4. How many settlers have been established on farms by the Soldiers' Settlement Board?

5. How many settlers have vacated their farms: (a) voluntarily; (b) by foreclosure?

6. What is the amount of the fund under the control of the Soldiers' Settlement Board?

466 COMMONS

Questions

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CON

George Gordon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GORDON:

1 and 2.

Fiscal Year Interest Principal Total1918-19 $ 139 35 $ 4,323 26 $ 4.462 611919-20 12,424 66 2,339,592 32 2,352,016 981920-21 677.938 12 5,140,054 16 5,817,992 281921-22 786,322 41 2,938,943 63 3,725,266 041922-23 1,310,889 94 2,032,539 43 3,343.429 371923-24 1,226,398 08 2.405,710 91 3,632,108 991924-25 1,206,668 19 2,614.464 14 3,821,132 331925-26 1,491,892 79 2,812,016 09 4,303,908 881926-27 1,889,763 12 2,547.082 92 4.436,846 041927-28 2,078,877 15 2,807,359 91 4.886,237 061928-29 1,982,911 63 2,851,768 09 4,834,679 721929-30 1,774.549 99 2,796,191 10 4.570,741 091930-31 720,844 56 1,659,001 14i 2,379.845 701931-32 709,342 78 1,056,320 91 1,765,663 691932-33 600,418 29' 738,307 55 1,338,725 8410 Months Fiscal Year to January 31/34 354,048 75 811,402 42 1,165,451 17$16,823,429 81 $35,855,077 98 $52,378,507 793. Administration Cost 1932-33:- QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR Soldier Land Settlement $587,325 27 RETURNS Colonization 213,000 00 ANIMALS BRANCH -WESTERN INSPECTORSinvestigations for other Departments 18,000 00 Mr. McICENZIE (Assiniboia):

4. 35,492.

5. (a) and (b)-

13,504.

(Records do not show number voluntarily vacated as compared to number vacated by foreclosure.)

6. No fund.

1. What are the names, ages and duties of all inspectors employed in western Canada, since 1930, by the Health of Animals branch, Department of Agriculture, showing the period each was employed?

2. How many of these are temporary employees, and how long have such temporary employees been employed?

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Subtopic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD
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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

Return tabled herewith.

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Subtopic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD
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CANADIAN AIRWAYS LIMITED

LIB

SCOTSBURN, PICTOU, R.R. NO. 1, MAIL CONTRACT

LIB

Mr. RALSTON:

Liberal

1. Has the contract for the rural mail delivery for Scotsburn No. 1 rural mail route, county of Pictou, been awarded?

2. If so, what were the names of the tenderers and the amount of each tender?

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CON

Mr. DUPRE (for Mr. Sauve): (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Robert Ross Sutherland, $749; Andrew

J. Campbell, $749; David Harbourne, $770; John E. Fraser, $790; Hugh R. Ross, $840; Jas. A. MacKenzie, $850; Peter W. Sutherland, $875; Geo. W. Sutherland, $900; James Cameron, $900; A. C. Sutherland, $900; R. A. McKay, $949; Martin P. Berry, $955; Martin P. Berry, $1,044.

'Mr. McPhee.]

1. Has the government or one of its departments a contract or contracts -with the Canadian Airways Limited or one of its branches?

2. If so, what is the nature, the duration and the consideration of such contract or contracts ?

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

Return tabled herewith.

Topic:   SCOTSBURN, PICTOU, R.R. NO. 1, MAIL CONTRACT
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February 12, 1934