John Douglas HAZEN

HAZEN, The Hon. Sir John Douglas, P.C., K.C., LL.D.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
City and County of St. John (New Brunswick)
Birth Date
June 5, 1860
Deceased Date
December 27, 1937
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Douglas_Hazen
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=15b270da-620f-48bb-be53-9255fee3838d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

March 5, 1891 - April 24, 1896
CON
  City and County of St. John (New Brunswick)
October 27, 1911 - October 6, 1917
CON
  City and County of St. John (New Brunswick)
  • Minister of the Naval Service (October 10, 1911 - October 11, 1917)
  • Minister of Marine and Fisheries (October 10, 1911 - October 11, 1917)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 930)


September 15, 1917

Mr. HAZEN:

The Bill was explained to the House by the Acting Minister of Pub'ic Works when it was introduced and received its first reading, a few days ago. I am sorry my hon. friend from St. John (Mr. Pugsley) is not in his place, as I believe he has made a special study of the measure. He stated on that occasion that he thought it was a measure which was entirely in the public interest. The changes contemplated by this Bill are not very numerous. The principal changes are made for the purpose of making financing

easier for those gentlemen who are willing to engage in the construction of dry docks. It is claimed toy many who have looked into the matter and who are willing to erect dly docks in different parts of the country where they are needed, that under existing circumstances it is impossible for them to make the necessary financial arrangements to carry out the work. The interest allowed at the present time by way of subsidy upon the money which is put into those dry docks is four per cent ' per year for -a period of thirty-five years. It is proposed to make the interest four and one-half per cent a year for the same period, and further, that that interest may be paid half-yearly instead of yearly, as is now the case. The section would read:

(a) if of the first class, a sum not exceeding four and one-half per cent of the cost of the work as fixed and determined under subsection two of this section, half yearly during a period not exceeding thirty-five years from the time the Governor in Council has determined under this Act that the work has been completed.

Then there is a new paragraph added, which provides that no securities can be issued against title subsidy until it has been established to the satisfaction of the minister that not less than $1,000,000 has been spent on the work, and the material upon or for such dock. Under the original statute,! when $1,000,000 worth of work and material had been provided, the minister might allow the issue of securities up to seventy-five per cent of the work actually done and material delivered on the site shown to he free from actual incumbrance. It also provides that the payment of the subsidy may begin when the work done and the materials provided , arpount to $1,000,000. At present the payment of the subsidy cannot be made until the dock is actually completed. In other words, they do not commence to get any aid under the present Subsidy Act until the dock is actually completed and ready for operation.

Topic:   THE DRY DOCK SUBSIDIES ACT, 1910, AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   SECOND READING OF BIRD.
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September 15, 1917

Mr. HAZEN:

They thought maybe, that one tribunal would be sufficient for the two parishes of St. Martin's and Simond's. 1 would be disposed to believe that the parish of St. Martin's being the more distant there should be a further tribunal for that parish. It might suit the convenience of the people of Simond's to come into the city because they all come in to do their business. However, I think the matter ought to be looked into.

Topic:   TRIBUNALS UNDER MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
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September 15, 1917

Mr. HAZEN:

At the present time practically all the vessels coming into the*harbour are propelled by steam or gasolene. There is not a fishing boat that comes up from the island or along the shore that has not a gasolene engine in it, and there is consequently little trouble in running the mile or two extra to get around the island. In addition to that, the schooner trade is not as important as it was in .years gone by. The necessity for this work had been recognized, I think, for very many years past. It has been recognized by those interested in the business of the port, and the construction of the work has been urged from time to time by the Board of

Trade and other public bodies. In 1914, some time before the outbreak of the war, tenders were invited for the construction of the extension to this breakwater. The tenders were received soon after the outbreak of the war. It was stated in the House the other day that the work was not proceeded with because the Government thought the tenders too high, but that was not the case. It was not because of the price at all, if I recollect the circumstances, for the officers of the department considered the price fair and reasonable; but the work whs not gone on with, because the war having broken, out, it was thought desirable to retard construction of all public works as much as possible. Conditions to-day, however, are such that I think it is imperatively necessary that the work should be proceeded with.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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September 15, 1917

Mr. HAZEN:

I have a statement from the Board of Pension Commissioners showing the amount that will be required for the year. The total amount required is $8,000,000, made us as follows:

1. Pensions already granted-

Amount paid for pensions in Canada and England for months of

April, May and June, 1917 $1,253,470

Estimate of pensions to be paid from July 1, 1917, to March 31, jgig , 3,021,637

2. New Pensions-

New pensions estimated at $1,800 per month from July 1, 1917, to March 31, 1918, at average of $400 per pension per month $2,700,000

The average of $400 per pension per month Is based on past business; 1,000 pensions for

April, 1917, working out at $450 per annum, and at the same number for May, 1917, working out at $380 (per annum.

3. Gratuities (for disability-Class 6)- Gratuities paid April, May

and June, 1917 $ 29,400

Estimates from July 1,

1917, to March 31, 1918, average $300 per month for 9 months, at $50 per

gratuity 135,000

$ 164,400

4. Estimated expenses of administering pensions-

Salaries, rentals, etc $ 470,000

The total has been put, in round figures, at $8,000,000. The amount of $2,000,000 is further required, in addition to the amount provided in the main estimates, in order to meet expenses up to March 31 next.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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September 15, 1917

Mr. HAZEN:

According to the report made to the House last year, and made effective by Order in Council under the War Measures Act, in the event of total disability a private gets $480.'

Topic:   SUPPLY.
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