February 15, 1938

CON
LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The north Atlantic ice patrol was set up in 1914. Thirteen different nations are parties to the agreement. The

patrol has been managed by the United States, and the cost is divided among the various nations in agreed proportions. Canada's share of the cost is three per cent per annum, and the cost varies slightly from year to year but Canada's share never exceeding $6,000.

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CON
LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The work is done by United States ships.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART:

What was expended last year under the corresponding vote?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

In 1936 the amount expended was $4,566, and in the previous year, $5,331.

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Item agreed to. Marine service administration, $18,040.


CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

Will the minister explain the increase over the previous year?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The increase is made up of statutory increases, $240, and restoration of salary deduction, $740.25.

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Item agreed to. Administration of floating equipment, $28,835.


CON
LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The equipment of the department, boats of all kinds, was administered in earlier years by several branches of the department, by the ship channel branch, the dominion steamers and the ice-breakers. All our boats are now administered by this branch. The moneys covered by this item were formerly in the ship channel vote, the vote for miscellaneous services relating to navigation, and the dominion steamers and ice-breakers vote. Now we have a branch which manages boats of all kinds belonging to the Department of Transport.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART:

I assume from the minister's statement that this vote does not include any floating equipment under the control and operation of the Department of Public Works. Those remain as they were?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Quite right. It relates only to those of the Department of Transport.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART:

I understood the minister to say it included all the floating equipment of the government.

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

No; the floating equipment of the Department of Transport.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Does this include the operation of dredges?

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LIB
CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

While you have sold during the year, have you not, a large number of these, you still have the same number of men and the same expenditure?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The men were there before but their duties have been reallocated. There has been a readjustment. We had no vote last year to correspond with this, but the men were in the department last year.

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February 15, 1938