October 29, 1919

IMMIGRATION ACT AMENDMENT.

IMMIGRATION OFFICERS TO GET FREE TRANSPORTATION ON TRAINS.


Hon. J. A. CALDER (Minister of Immigration and Colonization) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 38, to amend the Immigration Act. '


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION ACT AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION OFFICERS TO GET FREE TRANSPORTATION ON TRAINS.
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UNION

James Alexander Calder (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Unionist

Mr. CALDER:

The Bill is a very short one. It contains only one section,. providing that transportation companies shall furnish free to immigration officers such transportation as is necessary to enable them to carry on their duties. It will be remembered that last session a provision was inserted in the Railway 'Act doing away with passes. Now we have along the border from the Atlantic to the Pacific a large number of immigration officers whose duties require them to travel upon trains practically every day, and unless we make the necessary provision the Government will have to pay fox their transportation.

A sijnilar provision td the one now proposed is contained in the Customs Act with respect to customs officials.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION ACT AMENDMENT.
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION OFFICERS TO GET FREE TRANSPORTATION ON TRAINS.
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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time. [DOT]


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


THE REPATRIATION COMMITTEE.

L LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Laurier Liberal

1. What are the names and addresses of the members of the Repatriation Committee?

2. Is the said committee still in existence, and if so. what work is it doing?

3. Has any money been paid to any member of the said committee? If so. to whom, how much, and for what work or service?

4. How much has the said committee cost the country to date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE REPATRIATION COMMITTEE.
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UNION

James Alexander Calder (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. CALDER:

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1. The President of the Privy Council, and the Ministers of the Interior, Labour, Soldiers' Civil Re-Establishment, and Immigration and Colonization Departments.

2. Yes. Maintains an Advisory Committee of the Great War Veterans' Association and a field secretary for each province. This Advisory Committee assists in the adjustment of the difficulties of individual soldiers, in co-operation with the various departments of the Government. '

3 No.

4. $194,309.08.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE REPATRIATION COMMITTEE.
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THE WAR BONUS.

L LIB

Mr. PARENT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Have the employees of the Dominion

Arsenal, Quebec city, been paid the war bonus? If not, why? *

2. Have the employees of the Marine Department, Quebec city, received the war bonus? If not. why?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WAR BONUS.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. GUTHRIE: (Solicitor General of Canada)

Unionist

1. The employees of the Dominion Arsenal who are entitled to the Cost of Living bonus for 1919-20 have been paid.

2. Yes, the staff at Agency have been paid their bonus monthly. 'The mechanics and labourers have been paid in part and balance will be paid in due course.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE WAR BONUS.
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THRIFT STAMP SALES.

L LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Laurier Liberal

1. What amount has been derived from the sale of Thrift Stamps since the system was inaugurated ?

2. What amounts have been paid for printing, advertising, salaries, and other expenses, respectively?

3. What is the total surplus derived from the sale of said Thrift Stamps?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THRIFT STAMP SALES.
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UNION

Alexander Kenneth Maclean (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. MACLEAN:

The figures taken from the books of the Department of Finance up to October 23, 1919, are:

1. Amount received from the sale of War Saving and Thrift Stamps by the National War Savings Committee, $2,792,558.74; less redemption of War Savings and Thrift Stamps, $287,717.14; balance outstanding. October 23, 1919, $2,504,841.60.

2. Amount expended by the National War Savings 'Committee, $459,422.71.

3. To October 23, 1919, $2,045,418.89.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THRIFT STAMP SALES.
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TREASURY RESTRICTIONS IN ENGLAND.

L LIB

Mr. DEMERS:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is it true that the treasury restrictions in England are such that it is impossible to invest British capital in Canada, but that such investments can be made in United States?

2. If so, did the Canadian Government make representations to the Imperial Government, and with what results?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TREASURY RESTRICTIONS IN ENGLAND.
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UNION

Alexander Kenneth Maclean (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. MACLEAN:

No information

that such treasury restrictions exist.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TREASURY RESTRICTIONS IN ENGLAND.
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October 29, 1919