Some hon. MEMBERS:
Subtopic: JUDGES NOT TO ACT AS COMMISSIONERS OR ARBITRATORS-TO BE BOUND BT DECISION OF COURT OF FINAL APPEAL
Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 144, to amend the Judges Act.
This bill contains two
sections. The first refers to judges serving bn royal commissions, while the other provides that a judge of any court referred to in the act shall be bound, when rendering decisions, by the last decision of the court of final appeal in respect to the application of the same question of law.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.
(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)
What amounts have been contributed, by years, since 1930, by the federal government towards the construction of the trans-Canada highway: (a) in Ontario; (b) to section White River west to Manitoba boundary; (c) to section between White River and North Bay; (d) to section between North Bay and Quebec boundary?
Statements of expenditure submitted by the province do not classify disbursements by the districts mentioned. The statement attached, however, sets forth payments made to the province of Ontario with respect to trans-Canada highway construction under each of the relief acts from 1930 to date on those divisions made by the province in submitting statements of expenditure, namely (a) Hawkesbury to Pembroke section, (b) Pembroke to North Bay section, (c) North Bay to Schreiber section, (d) Schreiber to English River section, (e) English River to Manitoba boundary section.
Province of Ontario-Trans-Canada Highway
Net payments made by Dominion on claims rendered by the Province of Ontario for Trans-Canada Highway work under Relief Legislation
Section The Unemployment Relief Act, 1930 The Unemployment and Farm Relief Act, 1931 The Relief Act, 1932 The Relief Act, 1933 The Relief Act, 1934 The Relief Act, 1935 The Unemployment Relief and Assistance Act, 1936 The Unemployment and Agricultural Assistance Act, 1937 Total$ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts.163,922 50 294,230 95 89,845 90 547,999 3576,542 79 262,500 00 97,293 78 40,500 CO 476,836 5717 500 00 2,027,688 58 612,693 03 46,590 86 2,704,472 4737,500 00 300,000 00 857,493 03 84,500 00 8,412 86 1,287,905 895. English River to Manitoba Bound- 87,500 00 330,056 58 1,402,676 73 312,044 24 2,132,277 552, 4 and 5. Pembroke to North Bay, 3 119! 850 51 3,112,850 512 to 5. Pembroke to Manitoba Bound- 2,066,472 95 2,066,472 95142,500 00 3,112,850 51 76,542 79 163,922 50 892,556 58 6,745,856 02 1,139,583 17 55,003 72 12,328,815 29
In addition to the above the Dominion paid $1,317,319.43 under Relief Legislation toward the cost of "Board Camps" established by the Province for Highway Work, but the portion thereof pertaining to Trans-Canada Highway cannot be determined from accounts rendered.
Mr. FOURNIER (Maisonneuve - Rose-mount) :
1. Is the dominion government participating in the expenditures of provincial employment agencies in the province of Quebec? If so, in what amount, and to how many of such agencies ?
2. Has the transfer of such agencies to the exclusive jurisdiction of the dominion government been considered?
1. Yes. During the fiscal year. 1937-38, under the terms of agreement between the federal and Quebec governments pursuant to the Employment Offices Co-ordination Act, 1918, the province of Quebec was reimbursed from federal funds to the amount of $34,659.66. The province maintains 19 employment offices in 11 different centres, and the above named amount was supplied in respect of the total expenditures incurred by the province during the period in the maintenance and operation of all these offices.
2. The subject of employment offices was mentioned in the recent correspondence between the Prime Minister and the premiers of the provinces regarding unemployment insurance, but no proposal was made for the transfer of these offices to the exclusive jurisdiction of the dominion government.
1. Is work being done for the Canadian National Railways at the present time at the Spadina wheel shop in Toronto?
2. Has any such work been transferred from the Spadina wheel shop to shops in Loudon, Ontario, or elsewhere ?
3. If not, is it the intention to have such work, or any part thereof, so transferred, and to what shop or shops?
4. What number of employees of the Spadina wheel shop would be affected by such transfer?
I received information this morning from an authoritative source which answers this question completely, and, with the consent of the house, I would ask that it be dropped.
1. What are the locations of the various customs and excise ports and outports in each of the provinces of Canada?
[Mr. Rogers. 1
2. What were the revenues of each of such ports and outports during the last fiscal year?
To compile the information requested would require considerable time, but the information is already available in detail for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1937, in the report of the Department of National Revenue containing the accounts of revenue, and the report of the department containing similar detailed information for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1938, will be published in the near future.