May 21, 1917

CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

Domestic. Foreign.

1. Tons. Tons.

1910- 11

326,132 101911- 12

784,864 1251912- 13

394,208 1341913- 14

191,515 751914- 15

131,875 721915- 16

255,407 521916- 17

198,914 1,741

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

Eugène Paquet

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PAQUET:

How many dozens of eggs did Canada import from the United States during the months of November and December, 1916, and January, February, and March, 1917?

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:

Dozen.

November, 1916 158,283

December, 1916 320,672

January, 1917 254,249

February, 1917 340,025

March, 1917 1,497,720

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF FOOD PRODUCTS.
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WAR VETERANS' ASSOCIATION.

LIB

Mr. LANCTOT:

Liberal

1. Has the attention of the Government or the Minister of Militia been called to an article in the Ottawa Citizen and Journal-Press of the 15th of May, concerning officers who go overseas, and containing a report of the convention of the Ontario Branch of the Great War Veterans' Association, held on the 14th of May, in which a resolution on the subject of Commissioned Officers, their duties and responsibilities, etc., was adopted, and which the said Journals commented on at length?

2. If so, is it the intention of the Government or of the Militia Department to give effect to the resolution referred to?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WAR VETERANS' ASSOCIATION.
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CON

Sir EDWARD KEMP: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WAR VETERANS' ASSOCIATION.
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DENTAL OFFICERS OVERSEAS.

LIB

William F. Carroll

Liberal

Mr. CARROLL:

How many Dental Officers have been sent overseas since October 27, 1916?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DENTAL OFFICERS OVERSEAS.
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CON

Albert Edward Kemp (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir EDWARD KEMP:

Ninety-four officers.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DENTAL OFFICERS OVERSEAS.
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CUSTOMS DUTIES ON SILKS.

LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX:

Liberal

1. Is the Minister of Customs aware as to whether or not, since the middle of January, 1917, the Customs Collector of Montreal while not levying any war tax on silk velvets and silk cloths, officially and arbitrarily adds 15 per cent to the value of the invoice?

2. If so, by what authority does he inflate by

15 per cent the stated value? .

3. Have any representations protesting against such inflation, if any, been made to the Honourable Minister of Customs?

4. If so. what decision has been given by the Minister in this matter?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS DUTIES ON SILKS.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

1, 2, 3, 4. Silk velvets and silk cloths are subject to customs duties on importation into Canada. The additions to the invoice values thereof by the collector of customs or appraisers vary in amount;-but are made for the protection of the revenue under the provisions of Section 43, Customs Act, which require the collector, or appraiser, as the case may be, to estimate and appraise the true and fair market value

(any invoice or affidavit thereto to the contrary notwithstanding) of the goods at the time of their exportation to Canada.

The first appraisements are open to appeal, and are usually adjusted by reappraisement or production of other invoices so that if excess duties have been collected they are refunded.

Claims for refunds of duties on silk velvets and silk cloths have been received from Montreal, and each case is now being investigated in the usual course.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS DUTIES ON SILKS.
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VANCOUVER HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS.

LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald

Liberal

Air. MACDONALD:

1- What was the amount of debenture bonds issued by the Vancouver Harbour Commissioners during the last fiscal year?

9. What is the total amount of the bonds issued by the Vancouver Harbour Commissioners to date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS.
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Mr. HAZEN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 600 debentures for $500 each, $300,000.

2. The total amount of bonds issued was as stated in answer to No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS.
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INTOXICATING LIQUORS.

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. Have any prosecutions been brought by the Department of Justice under Section 7 of Chapter 19 of the Acts of 1916, entitled An Act in aid of Provincial Legislation prohibiting or restricting the sale or use of intoxicating liquors?

2. If so, how many?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTOXICATING LIQUORS.
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Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No. By the British North America Act, the administration of justice is committed to the provinces, therefore the enforcement of the Act, save as provided by section 7 thereof, is a matter for the several provincial governments. The attention of the Minister of Justice has not been drawn to any offences of the kind mentioned in said section 7, as prescribed by said section as the condition of action by him.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTOXICATING LIQUORS.
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QUEBEC AND SAGUENAY RAILWAY.

LIB

Air. OLIVER:

Liberal

1. What is the total length, in miles, of the Quebec and Saguenay Railway, from Ste. Anne-de Beauprfi eastward?

2. How many miles of rails are now laid east of Ste. Anne de Beauprfi?

3. When is it intended to lay rails on the remainder of the line?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC AND SAGUENAY RAILWAY.
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May 21, 1917