January 25, 1909

CON

Mr. LENNOX asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What quantity of raw wool was imported into Canada in the fiscal year ending March 31, 1907?

2. What duty was it subject to?

3. Was this duty collected, and to what did it amount?

4. What quantity of raw wool, similar to wool produced in Canada, was imported into Canada during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1907?

5. What duty was it subject to?

6. Was this duty collected, and to what did it amount?

7. Was the duty to which raw wool imported into Canada is subject under the Act bona fide, imposed and collected in the fiscal year 1907?

8. The same information as above is asked *as to the fiscal year 1908?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   $699,235 52 RAW WOOL IMPORTED.
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Hon. WM. PATERSON (Minister of Customs) : (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

1. The raw wool imported in the fiscal years ending March 31, 1907 and 1908, is as follows:

Combing or lustre wools, dutiable-

9 months 12 months ending 1907. 1908.

Value None. None.

Duty collected. . None. None.

Wool n.o.p., free of duty-

Quantity

3,928,271 lbs. 6,129,216 lbs.Value

$853,152 $1,407,2742, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. According to the classification of imports by customs officers at ports of entry, there was no raw wool imported subject to customs duty for the fiscal periods ending March 31, 1907, and March 31, 1908. .The raw wool which is subject to customs duty is described in the tariff as follows: .

Wool, viz.: Leicester, Cotswold, Lincolnshire, Southdown combing wools known as lustre wools and other like combing wools, such as are grown in Canada, per pound :

British preferential tariff 2 cents.

Intermediate tariff 2J ^

General tariff 3

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Subtopic:   $699,235 52 RAW WOOL IMPORTED.
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THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY.

CON

Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX asked:

1 How many woollen mills were there in Canada at the end of the fiscal year ending in 1896, and at the end of each subsequent year, and what was the annual output?

2. What quantity of Canadian wool was used by Canadian woollen mills in each of those years, and what was its value?

3. What quantities of foreign wool, similar to Canadian-grown wool, and what quantities of other foreign wool, tops, noils, waste, rags, and other raw material were imported into Canada for manufacturing purposes in each of these years, and their values?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY.
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William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PATERSON (Minister of Customs).

With reference to the first question, the government have not got that information. The nearest I can give it to the hon. gentleman is what the Census Department have furnished me with from the census of 1901.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY.
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Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

Does the hon. gentleman mean that that information is probably correct; I understand it is not.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY.
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William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. PATERSON.

I can only give what the official documents show. The hon. gentleman asks for each year, and of course that is not within our knowledge. The

nearest I can give is the census of 1901. and then there was an intermediate census of the manufacturing industries of 1906. This is the information I have:

Census 1901. Census 1906.

1. 218 227

$11,307,440 $12,676,642

With reference to the third question

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY.
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Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNOX.

What about the second question as to the quantity of Canadian

wool used by Canadian woollen mills in each of these years and its value?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY.
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William Paterson (Minister of Customs)

Liberal

Mr. PATERSON.

We have no means of ascertaining that. We could not tell that unless we had a return which would have to be voluntary on the part of the mill owners themselves and all we have to go by is the census. The answer to the third question is as follows: .

- Wool, combing or lustre wool, such as are grown in Canada, and worsted tops from such wool.

1896

1897 Pounds. 2,571 Value. 3461898

1890 201 6 19 01900 1901 1902 1903 1904 '431905 09 1906 1907 (9 mos.) .... 1908 ' 405!Wool, not further prepared than washed, hi.O.P. Noils and worsted tops, N.O.P. Rags, all kinds, and waste except mineral. Pounds. Value. Value. Cwt. V alue.8,992,241 1,215,584 31,945 370,224 241,822:5,704,194 878,339 30,790 105,741 191,69711,785,899 1,885,489 103,216 504,988 335,9269,413,739 1,335,096 148,191 404,976 298,5618,054,699 1,574,834 151,510 1,551,557 300,8438,574,605 1,292,895 89,847 390,028 225,92410,300,738 1,374,054 204,995 367,373 167,9027,994,712 1,239,998 187,835 241,286 295,1207,339,309 1,319,735 206,914 254,484 333,8157,617,211 -1,553,431 302,219 1,116,215 324,7476,311,837 1,489,268 291,127 1,697,801 361,7223,928,791 853,152 331,199 156,102 314,6906,129,216 1,407,274 496,859 323,453 760,797

The Customs Returns do not indicate whether these imports are all used for manufacturing purposes or

not.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY.
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THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY.

CON

Mr. LENNOX asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the number of farmers in Canada ?

2. What is the estimated number of persons who are dependent upon farming operation for their support?

3. What is the amount invested in agriculture in Canada?

4. What is the annual value of farm products?

5. What is the annual value of the exports of farm products ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY.
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Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (for the Minister of Agriculture): (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Census 1901, 471,833; estimate, 1908,

675.000.

2. Census 1901, 3,349,516; estimate 1908,

3.788.000.

3. Census 1901, $1,761,486,180; estimate, 1908, $2,440,000,000.

4. (Field crop) census 1901, $208,417,821; estimate, 1908, $432,534,000.

5. Values of exports of field crops, animals and animal products in calendar

years:

1901 $ 84,719,292

1902 108,788,748

1903 112,085,222

1904 95,611,109

1905 109,684,506

1906 117,727,860

1907 113,157,793

1908 128,903,794

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY.
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MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES.

CON

Mr. LENNOX asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the number of manufacturers and manufacturing firms and companies in Canada?

2. What is the number they employ, (a>

males, (b) females?

3. What i9 the amount invested, exclusive of working capital?

4. What is the amount of working capital?

5. What is the value of the raw material consumed in manufacturing?

6. What is the annual value of the output?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES.
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Rodolphe Lemieux (Minister of Labour; Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (for the Minister of Agriculture):

Census 1901. Census 1906.

1

14,650 15,7962. m

262,943 319,578f

76,230 72,9523 $209,378,638 $467,274,9054

237,537,849 379,310,1185

266,527,858 ..6

481,053,375 718,352,603

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES.
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JUDGE CASSELS' COMMISSION.

CON

Mr. LENNOX asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government instituted oriminal proceedings against the persons shown by the Oassels commission to have defrauded the government? If not, why not?

2. Does the government propose to prosecute these persons? If so, when?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   JUDGE CASSELS' COMMISSION.
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Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

The government has not instituted criminal proceedings. The matter could not be looked into by the government until the report of Mr. Justice Cassels had been received.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   JUDGE CASSELS' COMMISSION.
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DREDGING CONTRACT-ST. JOHN, N.B.

January 25, 1909