February 28, 1938

SC

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Social Credit

1. How much money has been loaned to each of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan for relief purposes?

2. How much money was loaned to each of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan for agricultural relief, including transportation of feed and live stock, and purchase of feed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN RELIEF LOANS
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Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. The amounts outstanding as of February 25, 1938, of loans made under various relief acts to the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan are as follows:

Alberta Saskatchewan

Loans specifically for agricultural relief including seed grain. .$ 3,152,748 Loans specifically to meet maturing obligations and interest. 8,577,000 Loans for provincial purposes generally including drought area relief, public works and direct relief 14,156,450

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Note: The above total of loans outstanding is, in the case of Saskatchewan, inclusive of $17,682,158 written down to non-active assets as of March 31, 1937, pursuant to Vote 393 of the further supplementary estimates for 1936-37. The third main classification cannot be further broken down to show the exact amount used by the provinces for agricultural relief.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   ALBERTA AND SASKATCHEWAN RELIEF LOANS
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SUSSEX, N.B., CUSTOMS OFFICE

CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

What was the amount of: (a) yearly revenue collected; (b) yearly expenses, of Sussex, New Brunswick, customs office for the past ten years?

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Subtopic:   SUSSEX, N.B., CUSTOMS OFFICE
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

(a) 1927-28 .. ..$22,508 52

1928-29 .... 25.899 81

1929-30 .... 28,179 98

1930-31 .... 21,487 08

1931-32 .... 17,690 97

1932-33 .... 17,941 53

1933-34 .... 14.467 81

1934-35 .... 20,798 30

1935-36 .. 22.227 67

1936-37 .... 27,056 27

(b) 1927-28 .... 1,838 28

1928-29 .... 2.159 30

1929-30 .... 1,956 99

1930-31 .... 2.020 29

1931-32 .... 1,947 22

1932-33 .... 1,690 17

1933-34 .... 1.721 86

1934-35 .... 1.660 10

1935-36 .... 1.754 92

1936-37 .... 1,788 64

CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION-

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Subtopic:   SUSSEX, N.B., CUSTOMS OFFICE
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DIRECTORS

CON

Mr. MASSEY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who are the directors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation?

2. What are their several occupations?

3. When were they appointed, and for how long?

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Subtopic:   DIRECTORS
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Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Order in council. P.C. 2369, of September 10, 1936, authorized the appointment of

Messrs. Leonard W. Brockington, of the city of Winnipeg, barrister at law; Rene Morin, of Montreal, general manager; and Mrs. Nellie McClung, of Victoria, as members of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for a term of three years from the date of the coming into force of the Canadian Broadcasting Act, November 2, 1936.

Mr. J. Wilfrid Godfrey of the city of Halifax, barrister at law, Captain (Reverend)

Alexander Vachon, of Quebec, director of chemical research; and Colonel Wilfrid Bovey, of Montreal, barrister at law and educationalist, were appointed for the two-year -term; and Nathan Louis Nathanson, of Toronto, president of Famous Players Canadian Corporation, Limited; Alan Butterworth Plaunt, of Ottawa, journalist; and Brigadier-General Victor W. Odium, of Vancouver, were appointed for the one-year term.

By order in council, P.C. 1157, of May 29, 1937, the resignation of Colonel Wilfrid Bovey was accepted and Reverend Eastland Fuller, of Campbellton, New Brunswick, a canon of the Church of England, was appointed for the unexpired portion of the two-year term for which Colonel Bovey had been appointed.

On the expiration of the one-year term for which Nathan L. Nathanson, Alan Butter-worth Plaunt, and Brigadier-General Odium were appointed, these three gentlemen were, by order in council, P.C. 2641, of October 27, 1937, re-appointed for the term of three years from the 2nd day of November, 1937.

foreign INVESTMENTS IN CANADA-EXCHANGE OPERATIONS-FOREIGN INDEBTEDNESS

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Subtopic:   DIRECTORS
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SC

Mr. ELLIOTT (Kindersley):

Social Credit

1. What are the total foreign investments in Canada?

2. What are Canada's total payments to

foreign investors in: (a) interest; (b) dividends?

3. What portion of Canada's balance of trade went to pay foreign credits?

4. Is there any control over foreign investments in Canada for: (a) purposes of restriction, and (b) control of exchange operations?

5. Through what agencies is exchange operated (explaining the operations) ?

6. Are there any preferential exchange rates to certain importing countries, or is preference given solely by tariffs?

7. How do tariffs, quotas and restrictions effect and/or interfere with purely local trade?

8. Has Canada liquidated any of its foreign indebtedness during the last year or two? If so, how much? Has it increased, and, if so, how much?

9. What is the controlling factor, making necessary, the floating of foreign loans?

10. On -whose authority was the last London loan floated ?

11. Was it not possible to borrow this money in Canada for the purpose intended?

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Subtopic:   DIRECTORS
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Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

In asking that this question stand, I should like the hon member who asks it to review certain portions of it in order to avoid the compiling of what amounts to a textbook by way of an answer. The questions to which I particularly refer are no. 5, "Through what agencies is exchange operated (explaining the opera-

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tions) ?", and no. 7, "How do tariffs, quotas and restrictions effect and/or interfere with purely local trade?" I suggest that one might write volumes on these two subjects and that they are scarcely proper in their present form as questions on the order paper. Perhaps, if they are allowed to stand, the hon. member will reconsider them.

Question stands.

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Subtopic:   DIRECTORS
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SILVER CURRENCY AND POLICY RESPECTING PURCHASE OP SILVER

SC

Mr. ELLIOTT (Kindersley):

Social Credit

1. How much silver, in coins, has been returned to the Canadian Mint during the years 1930 to 1937 inclusive, from all sources?

2. What amount of silver coin has been issued in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50 and $1 pieces, to chartered banks or other agencies during these same years?

3. What are the various reasons for the return of coins to the mint?

4. What is the government's present policy with regard to the purchase of silver?

5. Is there a set price, and what is the set price?

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Subtopic:   SILVER CURRENCY AND POLICY RESPECTING PURCHASE OP SILVER
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LIB

Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Worn and mutilated silver coin returned to the Mint:

1930

$401,865 051931

377,380 601932

393,327 301933

331,544 201934

924,809 801935

896,492 151936

394,031 401937

376,416 50

2. Silver coin issued by the Mint:

1930 $1.00 50c 25e 10c 144,000 229,400 134,600 58.000 48.000 38,500 241,800 Totals 326.000 475,400 287.000 155.000 172,300 601,020 809,200 1,322,200

1931 212,000

1932

1933

1934

1935 A17, 6\J\J 134,400

1936

1937

975,120 204,900 1,800,400 1,167,700 4,148,120

There was no issue of silver five-cent pieces during these years.

3. Mutilation and excessive wear.

4. Other than silver contained in worn and mutilated coins redeemed by the Royal Canadian Mint, the only silver that the government is currently buying is the silver recovered from the refining of gold bullion deposited at the Mint.

5. There is no set price. Under the Mint regulations, the rate to be paid for silver in excess of 1 per eenit of the weight of the bullion deposited shall be one cent below the average for the week in which the deposit is made of the daily London quotation for standard silver from Monday to Friday, inclusive, converted into the equivalent for fine silver in Canadian funds at the average of the daily rate of exchange between Montreal and London calculated to the nearest one-eighth of a cent.

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Subtopic:   SILVER CURRENCY AND POLICY RESPECTING PURCHASE OP SILVER
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE-MEAT SUPPLIES

CON

Mr. LENNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who is supplying the meat for the Royal Military College at Kingston for the year 1937-38?

2. Was the contract for such supply awarded by tender?

3. If so, from whom were tenders received, and what are the particulars of the tender in each case ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE-MEAT SUPPLIES
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

ARMOURIES AND BARRACKS

CCF

Mr. MacNEIL:

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. What is the number of: (a) armouries; (b) barracks, under the control of the Department of National Defence?

2. Where are these armouries and barracks situated ?

Motions for Papers

3. What has been the total cost of such buildings with land (exclusive of maintenance and repairs) ?

4. What was the cost of maintenance of such buildings during the fiscal year 1936-37?

5. Are all such buildings now in constant use by units of the permanent and non-permanent militia?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   ARMOURIES AND BARRACKS
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NATIONAL DEFENCE-LAND PURCHASES,

February 28, 1938