April 29, 1918

UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

Ottawa 'Citizen, October 3,055 lines, November 1,990 lines, December 100 lines. 'Ottawa Journal, October 2,215 lines, November 28,648 lines, December 100 lines.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   VICTORY LOAN ADVERTISING.
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L LIB

Charles Murphy

Laurier Liberal

Mr. MURPHY:

Referring to the item "News Editorial and Feature Service, $5,762.38," contained in the Return of amounts paid! for Victory .Loan advertising,

To whom was the said amount paid, and what services were rendered therefor?

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Subtopic:   VICTORY LOAN ADVERTISING.
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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

Paid to Canadian Press Association Incorporated for news editorial

.and feature service as follows:

'Salaries $ 829.00

Special articles, cartoons,

etc 1,693.25

Printing 778.00

Stereos, .mats, account British & Cblonial Press,

Limited 530.97

Outside stenographic work " Might Directories * . * 251.72

Rent of office-Dominion Bank Bldg., Oct. 10 to

Dec. 1, 1917 101.40

Winnipeg Newspaper Union

List 260.00

Dominion Press Clipping

Agency 200.00

Office supplies 57.05

Miscellaneous 131.44

Travelling expenses of Advisory Board of Publishers 929.55

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Charles Murphy

Laurier Liberal

*Mr. MURPHY:

Referring to. the item "Service Fees of the following Advertising Agencies, A. BVEcKim, Gibbons, MoConnelll and Ferguson, Norris and Patterson and Desbarats, $16,452.01," contained in the Return of amounts paid' for Victory Loan advertising,.-*

1. What portion of the said amount was paid to each of the agencies mentioned?

2. On what basis was the amount so paid in each ease calculated?

3. Why was the work in question not done, as formerly, by the staff of the King's Printer,

at the Printing Bureau?

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Subtopic:   VICTORY LOAN ADVERTISING.
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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

(1)

A. McKim, Limited $3,222.51

J. J. Gibbons, Limited .. 3,423.90 M'OConnell & Ferguson.... 3,399.58 Morris & Patterson, Ltd... 3,588.49 Desbarats Advertising Agency 2,817.53

Total $16,452.01

(2) 10 per cent on advertising.

(3) Victory Loan Organization handled all advertising.

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WAR-TAX-FARM IMPLEMENTS.

UNION

Mr. MACNUTT:

Unionist

1. What total revenue has the Government derived yearly from the imposition of the Ti per cent. War Tax to date?

[DOT]2. How much from the importation of farm implements?

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Subtopic:   WAR-TAX-FARM IMPLEMENTS.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. SIFTON: (Minister of Customs)

Unionist

1. Total " War Tax."

5 p.c. "i p.c. Total.

1915. $ 402,182.87 $ 2,236,290.16 $ 2,638,413.03

1916. 3,442,072.70 21,814,715.19 25,256,787.891917. 4,733,3-68.23 33,097,059.16- 37,830,427.391918. 4,024,896.14 40,993,666.13 45,01S,562.27

2'. War Tax on " Farm Implements and

Machines."

5' p.c. 7J p.c. Total.1915. .. . . $157.35 $ 17,554.57 $ 17,711.921916. .. . . 773.55 246,3-92.70 247,166.251917. .. , .. 910.45 546,063.9-0 546,974.351918. .. . . 32-5.55 939,845.77 9 4*0,171.32Farm Implements and Machines included

above are:-

Cultivators and weeders and parts of; drills, seed; farm, road or field rollers ; forks, pronged ; harrows, and- parts ; hay loaders; hay tedders; hoes; -horse rakes; knives, hay or straw; knives, edging; manure spreaders ; ploughs an-d parts of; post hole diggers; potato diggers; rakes, n.o.p.; scythes; sickles or reaping hooks; snaths; spades and shovels of iron or steel, n.o.p.

Parts of agricultural implements, n.o.-p. paying 12>J p.c., 17 J p.c. -and 20 p.c. All other agricultural implements, n-.o.p:

Fanning mills ; grain crushers ; hay presses; fodder or feed cutters ; horse powers, for farm purposes; portable engine with boilers in combination, and' traction engines for farm purposes ; threshing machine separators; threshing

[Mr .Murphy.]

machine separators, parts of; including- wind stackers, baggers, weighers and self-feeders therefore and finished parts thereof for repairs, when imported separately.

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Subtopic:   WAR-TAX-FARM IMPLEMENTS.
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN.

UNION

Mr. ARTHURS:

Unionist

1. Has the King's Printer a special department to contract for any supervise newspaper advertising for different departments connected with or controlled by the Government?

2. What part, if any, of newspaper advertising is handled through the Director of Public Information?

3. Is newspaper advertising ibeing placed by departments or Commissions independent of these two offices ?

4. If so, to what extent and under what circumstances ?

5. What outside firms or advertising agencies handle this, and on what terms?

6. What are the amounts paid to these agencies, and what proportion of these amounts was paid to the newpapers carrying the advertising?

UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOE PAPERS. Mr. CASGRAIN:

Copy of all Orders in Council and instructions given by the minister in charge in connection with the work of Mr. M. E. Nicholls, Director of Public Information for Canada; along with a copy of all telegrams1, letters, statements and articles sent out iby Mr. Nicholls since assuming the position of Director of Public Information; and 'also copy of the mailing list of the individuals or companies to whom this information was sent.

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L LIB

Henri-Edgar Lavigueur

Laurier Liberal

Mr. LAVIGUEUR:

Copy of all correspondence between the city of Quebec, the Quebec Board of Trade and the Government with regard to the claims of the city of Quebec for terminals of the National Transcontinental Railway and other matters.

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Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

Return showing, (a) whether the Canadian Government Railways Employees Magazine, published at Moncton, NjB., is owned by the Government; (b) if so, the names of the Editor, Business Manager, Advertising Solicitor, and of other persons engaged in connection with the magazine and the amounts of salary or other remuneration paid to them, respectively, since its establishment; (c) the positions,

if any, such persons also occupy in the Canadian 'Government Railways Servioe, and what salaries they receive in such servioe; (d) the revenue and expenditure in oonneotion with the publication of the magazine from its inception to December 31, 1917, showing separately the amounts received from advertising, subscriptions, and from other sources respectively; also separately the amounts disbursed for personal service, printing and' other expenses of publication; (e) the sums of money paid by the Government or by the Canadian Government Railways in connection with the publication of the magazines with dates and amounts showing for wihat purposes such .payments were made; (f) a copy of the correspondence between the Minister of Railways and Canals, and officials of that Department, particularly

the Purchasing Agent, .the General Manager and other officials of the Canadian Government Railways and any officials or employees of the Magazine and of alii correspondence from the minister or from any officials of the Department or from any officials of the Canadian Government Railways for the- purpose of inducing manufacturers and others to advertise in the magazine; and (g) whether the Post Office Department has admitted the Magazine to second-class postal privileges, and if so, on what date, and whether such privileges extended only to copies sent t6 bona fide subscribers or if they include copies supplied gratuitously to Canadian Government Railways officials and1 employees.

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THIRD READING.


Bill No. 21, to amend the Penitentiary Act.-Hon. Mr. Doherty.


INSURANCE ACT AMENDMENT.


On the motion of Sir George Foster, Bill Noi. 62, to amend the Insurance Act, 1917, was read the second time and the House went into Committee thereon. Sir GEORGE FOSTER; The other day there was confusion, in names attached to Bills, one being on the Order Paper over the name of the Minister of Finance which should have ibeen over the name of the Minister of Justice. I made the mistake of thinking that the present Bill was the Bill of the Minister of Justice, whereas it turns out that it is not. The present Bill is over the signature of the Minister of Finance and has to foe put through by Mm. However he ie not here, consequently I move that the .committee rise and report progress. Motion agreed to and progress reported.


INSPECTION AND SALE ACT AMENDMENT.


*On, the motion of Sir George Foster, Bill No. 19, to amend the Inspection and Sale Act (vegetables, eggs, food containers, firewood and cement) was read the second time and the House went into committee thereon, Mr. Boivin in the Chair. On Section 1-Vegetables may be sold by the pound.


CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

A careful inspection of the Inspection and Sale Act shows that there is nothing in that Act at the present time to prevent vegetables being sold by weight, so that this section is not necessary fo,r enactment, and I move that it be dropped.

Section dropped.

On Section 2-Weight of dozen eggs.

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Subtopic:   INSPECTION AND SALE ACT AMENDMENT.
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CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

It transpires that with reference to ithfe sale of eggs and the

regulations for their grades and size, in pursuance of an Act passed last year, I think, the Agriculture Department has made somewhat elaborate regulations for the grading and marking of eggs, fwhich regulations have passed council within a very short time, and seem to cover the situation to the extent that it is not necessary to enact this clause. I am not going into an explanation of what has been arranged for under those regulations by (the Department of Agriculture, but am simply stating the fact, and, on account of that, it is not necessary to pursue any further legislation with regard to (the weight or grading of eggs. I therefore move that the amended section shall read:

2. Section three hundred and thirty-nine of the said Act is hereby repealed.

The whole business of regulating the size and grading of eggs under the Inspection and Sales Act has gone through these regulations I have spoken of into the hands of the Department of Agriculture.

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Subtopic:   INSPECTION AND SALE ACT AMENDMENT.
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April 29, 1918