April 8, 1935

CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Question dropped.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-TIES
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TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH JAPAN

IND

Mr. NEILL:

Independent

1. Has the Japanese government approached the dominion government for an agreement or guarantee to increase the purchase of Japanese products?

2. If so, on what lines of Japanese produce was it suggested that there should be an agreement or guarantee by Canada to increase the purchase ?

3. What method of preference was proposed to be employed?

Topic:   TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH JAPAN
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CON

Sir GEORGE PERLEY: (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No. Some informal discussions regarding trade relations between Japan and Canada have taken place.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WITH JAPAN
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SEPT-ILES, QUE., WHARF

LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. Is the government aware that the public wharf at Sept-Iles was destroyed and carried away by a storm last autumn?

2. Does the government intend to undertake the building of a new wharf this year?

3. If so, what location has been selected' at Sept-Iles for the construction of such wharf?

4. Will the money required for such an undertaking be voted at the present session?

Topic:   SEPT-ILES, QUE., WHARF
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. It is reported that the wharf was badly damaged and part of the outer end carried away.

2. Matter under consideration.

3 and 4. Answered by No. 2.

Topic:   SEPT-ILES, QUE., WHARF
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

MONTREAL POST OFFICE BUILDING

LIB

Mr. JEAN:

Liberal

1. Do the specifications for the new post office building at Montreal call for any particular kind of stone?

2. What is the kind of stone specified and what is the clause of the specifications respecting stone?

3. To whom was the contract for the supply of stone originally awarded, and on what terms?

4. Who is at present supplying the stone, and what are the terms of the contract?

5. Is the stone being supplied at present and to be supplied in future, the one specified and from what quarry does it come?

6. If the contract for the supply of stone has been let to another party, why has such a change been made?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MONTREAL POST OFFICE BUILDING
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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART ('Leeds):

Return tabled

herewith.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   MONTREAL POST OFFICE BUILDING
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CURRENCY IN CIRCULATION, AND AUTHORIZED

CON

Mr. DORION:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total amount of paper currency chartered banks were authorized to have in circulation (a) at March 31, 1921;

(b) at March 31, 1930; (c) at March 31,

1935, the Bank of Canada being included in the figures at the last date indicated?

2. What was the total amount of coins of all denominations whose circulation was authorized (a) at March 31, 1921; (b) at March 31, 1930;

(c) at March 31, 1935?

3. What was the value of gold coin and bullion held by the different banks (a) at March 3,1, 1921J (b) at March 31, 1930; (c) f i March 31, 1935, the Bank of Canada being included in the figures at the last date indicated?

4. What was the value of gold coin and bullion held by the Department of Finance (a) at March 31, 1921; (b) at March 31, 1930; (c) at March 31, 1935?

Questions as Orders for Returns

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CURRENCY IN CIRCULATION, AND AUTHORIZED
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DU CHENE RIVER AT THE MILLE ILES, QUEBEC

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Referring to the statement made by the Hon. Minister of Public Works on April 3rd, with regard to the digging and filling at the outlet of the du Chene river at the place called Les Mille lies, in the county of Laval-Two Mountains,-

1. What was the depth of the du Chene river at that place (a) before and after such digging, and (b) before and after such filling?

2. On whose property was put the soil, sand, rock or stone coming from the boulder shoal area mentioned by the Hon. Minister of Public Works in the statement referred to?

3. Is the du Chene river navigable or not?

4. If so, was (a) such digging and (b) such filling approved by order in council and, if such was the case, on what date?

5. If not, did the bottom of the river in which and on which such digging and filling were made belong to the province of Quebec or to any private individual or individuals?

6. If such is the case, did the government secure the authorization of the province concerned or of the said individuals before undertaking (a) such digging, and (b) such filling?

7. On what precise date and from whom?

Referring to the statement made by the Hon.

Minister of Public Works on April 3rd, with regard to the digging and filling at the outlet of the du Chene river at the place called Les Mille lies, in the county of Laval-Two Mountains,

1. Who recommended (a) such digging, and (b) such filling to the Department of Public Works with dates of the day, month and year?

2. In what year were (a) such digging, and (b) such filling made, and how much time was spent: (a) for such digging, and' (b) for such filling?

3. Was that work done by contract or by day labour?

4. In the former case, were tenders asked for?

5. If so, what was the name of each tenderer and the amount of each tender: (a) for such digging, and (b) for such filling?

6. In the latter case, how many men were employed: (a) for such digging, and (b) for such filling?

7. What total amount was paid: (a) for

such digging, and (b) for such filling?

8. From what precise date to what precise date (indicating day, month and year) were (a) such digging, and (b) such filling completed?

9. On what length, width and depth was the said du Chene river (a) so dug, and (b) so filled?

10. From time immemorial, was there any other (a) such digging, and (b) such filling undertaken at that place by the government?

Topic:   DU CHENE RIVER AT THE MILLE ILES, QUEBEC
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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF STATISTICS

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

What was the total spent annually on unemployment relief and direct aid to the provinces and' municipalities therefor during the years (a) 1921 to 1930; (b) 1931 to end of 1934?

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF STATISTICS
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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

Return tabled herewith

Hon. Warren Delano Robbins

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF STATISTICS
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NOTRE-DAME DE L'lSLE-VERTE, QUE., PUBLIC WORKS

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Was any expenditure made by the Department of Public Works at Notre-Dame de l'lsle-Verte, Quebec, under Public Works Construction Act or otherwise, since 1930?

2. If so (a) what was the total expenditure each year; (b) what amount was paid each year to each man for material and for labour?

Topic:   NOTRE-DAME DE L'lSLE-VERTE, QUE., PUBLIC WORKS
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April 8, 1935