Some hon. MEMBERS:
Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Minister of National Defence) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 14, to amend the Canadian Red Cross Society Act.
Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):
This is a minor amendment to the Canadian Red Cross Society Act asked for unanimously by the council of the society. The effect of one amendment will be to reduce the council from sixty to forty members. The other amendments are purely consequential.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.
(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).
1. Was an agreement made during the month of December, 1935, by the present wheat board with the members of the Winnipeg Gra;" Ex-
change as to the delivering of wheat by the board to the members of the grain exchange or exporters to fill overnight sales of wheat?
2. If so, was the agreement made with the knowledge and on the advice of the wheat committee of the cabinet?
3. If such agreement was made, how long did it remain in force, and if cancelled, when and why, and was it cancelled with the knowledge and advice of the wheat committee of the cabinet?
The subject to which this question relates, namely, the marketing of Canadian grains abroad, is now being investigated by the royal grain inquiry commission, which has not yet reported to the government.
1. What are the dimensions of the national war memorial to be erected in Ottawa, as follows: (a) height from ground level; (b) length along ground level; (c) depth at greatest part?
2. What will be the depth of the foundations below ground level?
3. Before finally proceeding with the erection of the memorial will the government cause to be constructed a rough wooden model of space and height, so that the government, members of parliament and all others interested may judge as to the suitability of the site?
1. Did officers of the Department of National Revenue since January, 1936, seize or confiscate radios illegally imported into Canada?
2. If so, what number in each ease?
3. Did the customs commissioner order the confiscation of a radio purchased in good faith by D. Christin in the county of L'Assomption?
4. Did Mr. Christin offer to pay the customs duty after the seizure but before the confiscation of his radio?
5. Upon what date did the commissioner order the confiscation of Mr. Christin's radio?
6. Was such radio sold or destroyed?
7. If sold, (a) to whom; (b) by whom; (c) when; (d) at what price?
2. Seized, 94; confiscated, 65.
3. The assistant commissioner of customs under the authority given him by the minister under the provisions of section 174 of the Customs Act rendered decision in this case forfeiting the radio. This is the regular procedure established for dealing with such cases.
5. Decision was rendered on January 21,1937.
6 and 7. By statute the owner is allowed
thirty days within which he may give notice of non-acceptance of such decision. If notice is not given decision then becomes final. The radio will not be sold as it has been condemned
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by an electrical inspector operating under the provincial laws of Quebec.
1. Has a contract been made with one Greenlees for a supply of hay for use at the Royal Military College, Kingston?
2. If so, were tenders invited before such contract was made?
3. What is the duration of such contract?
4. What are the quantities and dates of delivery?
0. Wihat grade of hay is stipulated in the contract?
6. What is the price per ton on delivery?
3. Contract awarded October 7, 1936 for the period ending March 31, 1937.
4. Approximately 40 tons. Deliveries to be made as required.
5. Number 2 Timothy.
6. Twenty dollars per ton which includes delivery into the Royal Military College forage loft or other building as directed.
1. How many regiments are there in the Canadian militia?
2. In such regiments, (a) how many colonels are there; (b) how many honorary colonels are there?
Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):
1. Arm of Active ActiveService Militia Militia TotalCavalry
2 20 22Infantry , 3 89 92Total 114
2. (a) Regiments comprising two active battalions have a colonel provided for in their establishment. At present, the total number of colonels so appointed is two (2).
(b) Each regiment may, under the regulations, have appointed thereto one honorary colonel. The total number at present appointed is forty-eight.