May 26, 1919

REPORT PRESENTED.


Report of the Department of Labour for fiscal year ended March 31, 1918.-Sir Thomas White.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by asterisks.)


STEAMER PRINCESS.

L LIB

Mr. FAFARD:

Laurier Liberal

1. What steamer has replaced the Princess?

2. Who has been appointed captain of the said steamer, on what date was he appointed, and by whom recommended?

3. How many years' experience has the person appointed had as captain?

4. What are the names of the applicants for this position and how many years' experience has each of said applicants had as captain?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   STEAMER PRINCESS.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. BALLANTYNE: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Unionist

1. C.G.S. Loos.

2. Wm. Tremblay, May 5, 1919, appointed by Civil Service Commission.

3. His captain's certificate is dated April 8, 1915.

4. No information in Naval Service Department. The advertising for this position was carried out by the Civil Service Commission.

Dr. O. B. KEDDY.

Mr. d'ANJOU:

1. Was O. B. Keddy of Windsor, county of Hants, physician, in any way in the employ of the Militia Department of Canada, or in connection with the British Expeditionary Forces stationed at Windsor, Hants county, during- the war?

2. If so, in what capacity was he so engag-ed, what work was required of him, how much time was he required to devote to it and what was the rate per day and the total amount of money received by him?

Major-General MEWBURN:

1 and 2. Yes; he was employed as medical officer examining recruits for the Imperial army and railway construction troops. He was paid as follows: Under 50 men, $1 per

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head; 50 to 100 men, $2 per day; 100 to 150 men, $3 a day; 150 and over, $4 a day. Dr. Keddy was paid a total amount of $1,436.44; $607 of this was incurred in examining recruits for the Imperial army, and is being recovered from the Imperial Government.

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Subtopic:   STEAMER PRINCESS.
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RUMANIAN RELIEF-MARINE INSURANCE.

UNION

Sir SAM HUGHES:

Unionist

1. What Arm is doing the Marine Insurance on cargoes from Canada under the relief arrangements for Rumania, Greece, Belgium, etc.?

2. Are other firms aslced, or allowed to complete?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RUMANIAN RELIEF-MARINE INSURANCE.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. In connection with the credit to the Kingdom of Rumania for the purchase of goods in Canada, the Canadian Trade Commission, acting as agents for the Rumanian Government, have placed marine insurance through the firm of Messrs. Jones & Proctor Bros. Ltd., Toronto.

2. The commission is of opinion that the Rumanian Government would be better . served by handling the insurance through a single firm than by calling for tenders. They state that the method adopted is the best way from a competitive standpoint of handling marine insurance. It is stated that the firm selected was instructed by the commission to place the business with companies registered in Canada, provided rates were satisfactory.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RUMANIAN RELIEF-MARINE INSURANCE.
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OVERSEAS MILITARY EXPENDITURES.

L LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish and Guys-borough) :

Laurier Liberal

1. Were the Overseas Military expenditures audited?

2. If so, who was in charge of the audit and by whom was he appointed?

3. Is it the intention of the Government to submit these expenditures to a further examination by the Auditor General's Department?

Major-General MEWBURN:

1. Yes.

2. Colonel L. A. Dowie is general auditor, Overseas Military Forces of Canada; appointed by the Canadian Government.

3. Yes. -

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   OVERSEAS MILITARY EXPENDITURES.
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VICTORY LOAN ADVERTISING, 1918.

L LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Laurier Liberal

1. What amount was paid for advertising in 1918 for the Victory Loan?

2. What amount was paid the same year for printing, in connection with the said loan?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   VICTORY LOAN ADVERTISING, 1918.
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UNION

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Unionist

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

Assuming that question means what was paid for advertising and printing for the

[Major-General Mnwburn.]

fiscal year ended March 31, 1918, for the Victory Loan floated in November last, the answer is as follows:

1. $275,596.88.

2. $219,257.23.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   VICTORY LOAN ADVERTISING, 1918.
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS.


Mr. D'ANJOU: 1. Is Hadley B. Tremaine, M.P. for Hants, - in the employ of the Government of Canada or in any way connected with the Military Forces of Canada ? 2. If so, when was he first appointed? 3. In what capacity is he so. engaged and what salary does he) receive? 4. How much pay has he received from the outbreak of the war up to and including the 12th day of May, 1919? 5. Is the wife of the said Hadley B. Tremaine in receipt of separation allowance? If so, how much 'has she received to date? 6. If the said Hadley B. Tremaine was and is in receipt of pay from the Military Forces of Canada, was he and is he in receipt of his indemnity as a member of the Parliament of Canada?


INCOME TAX OFFICE, EMPLOYEES.


On the Orders of the Day: Hon, RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (Maison-neuve): I as'k the Minister of Finance if the men employed at the income tax office in Montreal and elsewhere are appointed by -the Civil Service Commission. If not, under whose authority are their appointments made?


UNION

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Unionist

Sir THOMAS WHITE (Minister of Finance):

The appointments are made by the Government upon the recommendation, in the first instance, of the Commissioner of Taxation, who is responsible for the administration of the office.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS.
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX OFFICE, EMPLOYEES.
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May 26, 1919