May 6, 1918

UNION

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. CROTHERS:

We have no information touching the subject matter of this question except as set forth in the question itself. If the hon. member will put his question in a more definite form, giving us reasonable particulars, we will try to get the information he desires.

Question stands.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT AT VICTORIA, B.C.
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CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY-MOUNT ROYAL CITY.

L LIB

William Frederic Kay

Laurier Liberal

Mr. KAY:

What steps, if any, have been taken to secure for the public, the Canadian Northern assets involved in the real estate enterprise known as Mount Royal City, at the western portal. of the Canadian Northern Railway tunnel through the mountain at Montreal?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY-MOUNT ROYAL CITY.
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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. J. D. REID:

All interests of the Canadian Northern Railway Company are the property of the company and the stock of the company has been taken over by the Government under Cap. 24 Statutes of Canada, 1917.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY-MOUNT ROYAL CITY.
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SOUTHAM PRESS, LIMITED.

L LIB

Charles Murphy

Laurier Liberal

*Mr. MURPHY:

Referring to the item "Southam Press, Limited, $44,207.98" in the Return brought down on April 30, 1918, as showing the publicity costs of the Victory Loan-

1. What services were rendered by Southam Press, Limited, in return for the payments to them of the said sum of $44,207.98?

2. Where were the said services rendered?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SOUTHAM PRESS, LIMITED.
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UNION

Alexander Kenneth Maclean (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

Hon. A. K. MACLEAN:

1 and 2. All work performed by the Southam Press, Limited, 19 Duncan Street, Toronto. Particular as follows:

To 20,000 labels for mailing

To 1,550 gummed address labels

"Please Rush"

To printing 2,172,450 copies "Questions and answers," 6 pages, 118,850 being in French and shipping same to various points throughout

Canada

To printing and sending out postcards To 7,000 envelopes and time engaged in inserting 525,000 Victory Loan

buttons in envelopes

To checking and arranging lists supplied by Mr. Stephenson and time engaged in placing same in envelopes supplied by the Government, also twine, wrapping paper and pulp board and time mailing

circulars

To printing 2,193,750 circulars, "All

about it," 6 pages $10,567.46

To supplying 1,980',100 envelopes together with printing on same "A letter to you from the Minister of Finance"414,055 being in French. 12,234.08 To printing 1,980,100 copies letter

of "Minister of Finance," 414,055

being in French 6,322.92

To printing 26,600 application forms

for loan 47.00

To printing 1,085,400 postcards "Baby Poster," 3 colours one side, black

reverse 2,170.80

To printing 1,647,000 telegraph blanks for the different telegraph companies "Victory is the only road to Peace and Safety" "Buy Victory

Bonds" 1,261.17

To express charges paid by company on shipments of printed

matter to various points 531.07

To 4,000 letter heads for Publicity

Committee 22.60

To 4,000 No. 10 envelopes with

printing in corner 43.40

To 250 printed folders for vouchers 8.20

To printing 6 cards 26J x 22 6.50

To printing 2,000 cards 85 x 11 12.75

To printing 400 bulletins of instructions, 85 x 17 18.65

To printing various circulars

1,700 copies circular No. 11,900 " " " 21,800 " " " 32.000 " " " 42.000 " " " 5 227.402,080 " " " 62.000 " " " 72,070 " " " 81,550 " " " 9Total

$44,207.98

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SOUTHAM PRESS, LIMITED.
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REGISTRATION, EAST PETERBOROUGH.

UNION

Mr. SEXSMITH:

Unionist

1. Who is appointed Registrar under the Act for man-power registration in East Peterborough?

2. Who recommended the appointee?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   REGISTRATION, EAST PETERBOROUGH.
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UNION

Mr. F. B. McCURDY: (Parliamentary Secretary of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment)

Unionist

1. Mr. R. B. Rogers, Peterborough, Ont.

2. The Superintendent of Registration for the district.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   REGISTRATION, EAST PETERBOROUGH.
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DONALD HUNT.

L LIB

*Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is a person named Donald Hunt in the office of the President of the Privy Council?

2. If not, is the name Donald Hunt used as a pen name by a person actually employed in the said office when signing communications to the public press eulogizing the President of the Privy Council?

3. If the said name is so used, what are the duties and the salary of the person using it?

4. Was the article published in the Toronto Globe, of April 26, 1918, under the heading of "Record of Important Deeds by Canada's War Committee," and stated to be contributed by Donald Hunt, actually written and sent to the Toronto Globe by Mr. Main Johnson, the Private Secretary of the President of the Privy Council?

$ 40.50

9.50

6,952.48

52.00

219.50

3,450.00

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DONALD HUNT.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. No. _

2, 3 and 4. The Government has no knowledge of the matter.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DONALD HUNT.
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MRS. HAMILTON.

L LIB

*Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is there a Mrs. Hamilton employed in the Post Office Department?

2. If so, what are her duties and salary?

3. Would the performance of her duties call her to Halifax at any time within the past twelve months?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MRS. HAMILTON.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MRS. HAMILTON.
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POST OPRICK SITE AT GRAND' MERE.


Mr. D'ANJOU: 1. Did the Government purchase, in or about 1912, a property for the purpose of erecting a post office building at Grand' DVTSre? 2. If so, what was the purchase price, and why was the building not constructed? 3. For what purpose has said property been utilized by the Government since 1912? 4. Has any rent or other revenue been derived from the property by the Government? 0. Did the Government pay the municipal and school taxes in 1912, 1913, 1914 and 1915? 6. If so, how much has been paid by the Government each year for (a) municipal taxes, (b) school taxes?


UNION

Hon. T. D. REID: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. (a) $15,000, (b) part of the property was under lease when purchased and the lease did not expire until April 1, 1915. After that date, in view of conditions since the outbreak of the war, the erection of such buildings was indefinitely postponed.

3. Was under lease to different parties.

4. Yes.

5. Taxes were paid for the years 1913 and 1914. '

6. (a) 1913, $60; 1914, $110, interest $5.84 and water $48.42, total, $224.26; (b) nil.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POST OPRICK SITE AT GRAND' MERE.
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THE AUDITOR GENERAL.

May 6, 1918