August 20, 1917

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. What was the total amount on deposit in savings banks of all kinds in Canada on June 30 1917?

2. How much was on deposit in Government savings banks at said date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPOSITS IN SAVINGS BANKS.
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CON

Sir THOMAS WHITE: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Approximately $998,856,922.61.

2. Dominion Government savings banks, $13,167,436.64. Post office savings banks, $41,105,644.92.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPOSITS IN SAVINGS BANKS.
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CAPTAIN KENNETH C. MACPHERSON.

LIB

Edmond Proulx

Liberal

Mr. PROULX:

Referring further to the answers of the Honourable the Minister of Militia and Defence

as reported at page 4592 of unrevised "Hansard" of Monday, August 13, 1917, relative to Captain Kenneth C. Macpherson:

1. How long was Captain Macpherson in England during his eleven months' absence overseas ?

2. What portion of the said' eleven months did Captain Macpherson spend in France, and what portion in Flanders?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CAPTAIN KENNETH C. MACPHERSON.
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CON

Sir EDWARD KEMP: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Five months and one week.

. 2. Five months in Flanders, balance of three weeks at sea, travelling from Canada to England and return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CAPTAIN KENNETH C. MACPHERSON.
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WAR PROFITS TAX AND INCOME TAX-COST OF COLLECTION.

LIB

Mr. KAY:

Liberal

1. What has been the yearly cost to the country of the collection of the war profits tax?

2. What is the amount of the estimated yearly cost of the collection of the income tax?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WAR PROFITS TAX AND INCOME TAX-COST OF COLLECTION.
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CON

Sir THOMAS WHITE: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. For the portion of fiscal year ended March 31, 1917, during which the Act was under administration, the cost was $58,174.81. Estimated annual cost, $150,000

2. $600,000.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WAR PROFITS TAX AND INCOME TAX-COST OF COLLECTION.
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CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE,

LIB

Mr. LANCTOT:

Liberal

1. Is Sir Joseph W. Flavelle, Chairman of the Imperial Munitions Board, owner of shares in the Canadian Bank of Commerce?

2. Is Sir A. E. Kemp, Minister of Militia in Canada, owner of shares in the Canadian Bank of Commerce?

3. Is Sir William Mackenzie, President of the Canadian Northern Railway, and a director of the National Trust Company, a shareholder in the Canadian Bank of Commerce?

4. Was the Canadian Bank of Commerce a subscriber to the bonds issued for $45,000,000 under the guarantee of the Canadian Government given in 1914, and to what extent?

5. What was the premium or commission paid to said bank for negotiating or keeping said bonds, has the bank disposed of them all and what amount did the face value of said bonds represent?

6. Is the Canadian Bank of Commerce one of the pledgees referred to by the Minister of Finance in connection with the common shares of the Canadian Northern not actually in possession of the Canadian Government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE,
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CON

Sir THOMAS WHITE: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE,
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN.

LIB

Mr. FORTIER:

Liberal

1. Was Colonel Rev. Dr. A. E. Burke a chaplain in the Canadian Expeditionary Force?

2. If so, was he associated with one" Rev. Dr. Roche in the editorship of the Catholic Register at Toronto?

3. Were reports made to the Government as to Rev. Dr. Roche's associations with Austrian enemies and with one Max Pam, of Chicago?

4. If so, did the Government take any steps in the matter?

5. Is the Government aware as to whether or not the said Dr. Roche left Canada at the outbreak of the war?

6. Since his appointment as chaplain in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, did the said Burke visit Chicago? If so, was his business there of an official character?

7. Is the Government aware as to whether or not he met the said Roche at or near Chicago?

8. Has the said Burke at any time since his appointment as chaplain been under surveillance by Dominion officials?

9. If so, were reports made to the Government, and will these reports, if any, be laid on the Table of the House?

10. Is the Government aware as to whether or not the said Burke visited Canada about the end of 1916 and in conjunction with a representative of the British diplomatic or secret service, made certain representations to the Government?

11. Is the said Burke now in Ottawa? If

so, is the Government aware as to what he is doing?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN.
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MR. THOMAS J. PARKES.

LIB

Edmond Proulx

Liberal

Mr. EDMOND PROULX moved:

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams and other communications passed between the Government or any member thereof or the employees and officials of the Department of Militia and Defence or any other department, and one Thos. J. Parkes, insurance agent, of the city of Sherbrooke, province of Quebec, concerning the release or promotion of his two sons now on active service with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. THOMAS J. PARKES.
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CON

Albert Edward Kemp (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir EDWARD KEMP:

Would my hon. friend be good enough, before this motion passes, to supplement it with the Christian name of the person to whom he refers, the rank, the battalion number and the number of the soldier himself. It is almost impossible to find in the record the information asked for by my hon. friend unless he gives me the information for which I ask.

Motion stands.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. THOMAS J. PARKES.
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WHEAT REGULATIONS.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Edmonton):

On Saturday I asked a question in the House relating to the Department of Trade and Commerce, during the minister's absence. Perhaps he will be good enough to answer it to-day.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WHEAT REGULATIONS.
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CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

I can perhaps

best state the position by reading the orders that have been passed by the Board of

Grain Supervisors for Canada. The first is as follows:

It is hereby ordered by the Board of Grain Supervisors for Canada that until the 31st of August, 1917, inclusive, the price of wheat, basis No. 1 Northern in store at public terminal elevators at Fort William and Port Arthur, shall not exceed nor be less than two dollars and forty cents ($2.40) per bushel. This applies to all wheat, whether of the old or of the new crop, in store in public terminal elevators at Fort William and Port Arthur up to and including August 31, 1917. Holders of warehouse receipts, which hold any date prior to and including August 31, 1917, will be entitled to the above basis price of $2.40 per bushel, No. 1 northern wheat, only on condition that they have sold the wheat at Fort William and Port Arthur and delivered the receipts therefor not later than noon of August 31, 1917.

Under .the other order, trading in wheat for future delivery will cease on all grain exchanges in Canada on August 31.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WHEAT REGULATIONS.
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August 20, 1917