May 21, 1917

CON

Mr. PATENAUDE: (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   P. A. ROBB.
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IMMIGRANTS AND MILITARY SERVICE.

LIB

George Ewan McCraney

Liberal

Mr. McCRANEY:

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1. Have any assurances of exemption from Military Service been given by the Government of Canada to immigrants?

2. If so, what are these assurances?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRANTS AND MILITARY SERVICE.
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LIB

William Roche

Liberal

Mr. ROCHE:

1 and 2. On account of representations made in the United States that immigrants to Canada were likely to be at once drafted for overseas military service, the Minister of the Interior, under date of January 8, 1916, addressed a general letter to the press of the United States, reading in part as follows :

"I, therefore, beg to advise you that all troops from Canada for the war have gone voluntarily; that while the Government has the power to enforce conscription, such action has not been considered, either advisable or necessary, and that even were conscription introduced it would apply to Canadian citizens only."

Those from the United States not British subjects nor alien enemies, entering Canada this year in response to the appeal for farm help in the Western Provinces, were furnished upon request with a certificate which stated that while they retained their present citizenship, they would not be called upon for military service. Since the United States entered the war the issue of this certificate has been discontinued, as has all advertising referring to the fact that there is no conscription in Canada. The members of any religious1 sect, such as the Society of Quakers, Mennonites, Tunkers or Doukhobors, who, on account of their

doctrines of religious belief, are averse to bearing arms, have been given assurance that upon coming to Canada they shall be exempt from military service, in accordance with the existing legislation in this respect.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRANTS AND MILITARY SERVICE.
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N.T.R.-FINANCIAL RESULTS OF ITS OPERATION.

LIB

George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

In the Quebec Chronicle, dated May 8, 1917, the following statement appears, in reference to the Transcontinental Railway, viz.:-

"The railway has been in operation from Moncton and Quebec to Winnipeg, for over a year, and the return of its first year's operation is lust appearing in the Government Blue Book, which shows that the gross earnings have amounted to the handsome sum of $5,798,516, and that a profit has been made in the very first year of $429,455."

1. Is this statement accurate?

2. If not, what is the accurate statement?

2. How many pounds of butter were imported into Canada during the same years?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   N.T.R.-FINANCIAL RESULTS OF ITS OPERATION.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

Domestic. Foreign.

1. * Lbs. Lbs.1910-11 3.142,682 58,9361911-12 8,844,402 72,6321912-13 828,323 150,7241913-14 1,228,753 124,1221914-15 2,724,913 45,4111915-16 3,441,183 108,4191916-17 7,990,435 437,6192. Lbs.1910-11 .. 1,227,3901911-12 .. 3,874,5871912-13 1913-14 1914-15 .. 6,822,5401915-16 .. 4,309,8311916-17 .. 997,335

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   N.T.R.-FINANCIAL RESULTS OF ITS OPERATION.
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CON

Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No. The figures quoted are taken from the Annual Report of Railway Statistics for the year ending June 30, 1916, at page 45. Page 99 of that report shows deductions, and the result for the twelve months is shown therein as a loss of $341,615.51. To this should be added the rental of leased line from Fort William to Superior Junction for twelve months, $600,000, making the total loss $941,615.51.

2. The railway was operating from Moncton through to Winnipeg as from May 1,

1915. Operating expenses, including rental of leased line from Fort William to Superior Junction for twelve months ending 30th April, 1916, were $4,960,434.11, and the net operating revenue $4,083,603.51, the result being a loss of $876,830.60.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   N.T.R.-FINANCIAL RESULTS OF ITS OPERATION.
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HEALS STATION RIFLE RANGE.

LIB

Mr. KYTE:

Liberal

1. Has any land been purchased for a rifle range at Heals Station, Saanich, B.C.?

2. If so, how many acres?

3. From whom was it purchased?

4. What was the price paid?

5. Who was the agent through whom the purchase was made?

6. What was the date of the purchase?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HEALS STATION RIFLE RANGE.
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CON

Albert Edward Kemp (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir EDWARD KEMP:

It is not clear what rifle range area is referred to. If the hon. member will more clearly designate the property referred to the required information will be furnished.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HEALS STATION RIFLE RANGE.
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IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF FOOD PRODUCTS.

CON

Mr. PAQUET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many pounds of butter did Canada export during the fiscal years 1910-11, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14, 1914-15, 1915-16, and 1916-17?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF FOOD PRODUCTS.
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CON

Mr. PAQUET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many dozen of eggs have been exported from Canada during the fiscal years 1910-11, 1911-12,' 1912-13, 1913-14, 1914-15,

1915-16, and 1916-17?

2. How many dozen eggs were imported into Canada during the same period?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF FOOD PRODUCTS.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

Domestic. Foreign.

1. Doz. Doz.1910-11

92,164 8,4231911-12

203,231 10,2401912-13

147,419 155,4101913-14

124,002 361,2001914-15

3,592,899 1,117,1301915-16

7,898,322 1,596,9801916-17

5,167,343 5,416,4752. Doz.1910-11 . 2,378,6401911- 12

7,552,2481912- 13

13,240,1111913- 14

11,274,0361914- 15

4,534,6111915- 16

3,783,9521916- 17

3,038,843

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF FOOD PRODUCTS.
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CON

Mr. PAQUET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many pounds of cheese have been exported from Canada during the fiscal years 1910-11, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14, 1914-15',

1915-16, and 1916-17?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF FOOD PRODUCTS.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

Domestic. Foreign.

1. Lbs. Lbs.1910-11

181,895,724 251,3481911-12

163,450,684 1,428,6901912-13

155,216,392 83,9871913-14

144,478,340 432,4401914-15

137,601,661 179,2231915-16

168,961,583 4,967,1771916-17

180,733,426 8,779,258

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF FOOD PRODUCTS.
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CON

Mr. PAQUET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many pounds of beef did Canada export during the fiscal years of 1910-11, 1915-16, and 1916-17?

2. How many pounds of pork did Canada export during the same period?

3. How many pounds of bacon did Canada export during the above period?

4. How many hundredweight of wheat, wheat flour, barley, oats and corn did Canada export during* the fiscal years 1910-11, 1915-16, and 1916-17?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF FOOD PRODUCTS.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

* Domestic. Foreign.1. Lbs. Lbs.1910-11 974,411 289,1471915-16 47,422,564 1,481,0011916-17 45,546,176 11,707,1922. Lbs. Lbs.1910-11 417,577 133,5711915-16 13,142,169 555,6921916-17 13,987,460 1,170,4823. Lbs. Lbs.1910-11 56,068,607 9131915-16 144,918,867 296,8261916-17 207,213,267 783,0514. Wheat- Bushels. Bushels.1910-11 45,802,115 3,972,5141915-16 157,745,469 10,944,9861916-17 189,643,846 944,290Wheat Flour- Barrels. Barrels.1910-11 3,049,046 61915-16 6,400,214 6001916-17 7,425,723 nil.Barley- Bushels. Bushels.1910-11 1,545,253 11915-16 5,928,373 nil.1916-17 9,681,327 111,202Oats- Bushels. Bushels.1910-11 5,431,662 93,6091915-16 26,816,322 101,7201916-17 66,368,832 589,894Indian Corn- Bushels. Bushels.1910-11 21,517 4,355,4121915-16 33,943 204,7981916-17 1,856,942 4,498,867

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF FOOD PRODUCTS.
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CON

Eugène Paquet

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PAQUET:

How many tons of hay did Canada export during the fiscal years of 1910-11, 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14, 1914-15, 1915-16 and 1916-17?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF FOOD PRODUCTS.
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May 21, 1917