March 15, 1920

THE ONE BIG UNION.

UNION

Mr. BUCHANAN:

Unionist

1. What attitude has the Government taken toward the One Big Union?

2. Is it considered to be a legal organization?

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Subtopic:   THE ONE BIG UNION.
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CON

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The Government has not given any recognition to the " One Big Union."

2. The question of the legality or other- 6. Yes. Ontario and Quebec each $10,000. wise of this organization has not been deter- New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, mined as yet by any court decision in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Colum-Canada. bia, each $5,000.

ILLEGAL LOBSTER FISHING PROSECU- The Government has no information.

TIONS. 8. No.

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Subtopic:   THE ONE BIG UNION.
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L LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish & Guysbor-ough):

Laurier Liberal

1. Have any prosecutions been brought during the calendar year 1919 for illegal lobster fishing?

2. If so, how many, and what is the gross amount of the fines collected?

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Subtopic:   THE ONE BIG UNION.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. 83 prosecutions; $2,350-also collected, $45 outstanding as time was given by the Justices for making payment.

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Subtopic:   THE ONE BIG UNION.
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STEAMER " 33."

L LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish & Guysbor-ough):

Laurier Liberal

1. How much was paid into the Consolidated Revenue as the proceeds of the fish caught by Government Steamer "33" under the direction of Mr. J. J. Cowie, referred to on pages 46, 47 and 48 of the Annual Fisheries Report, 1918?

2. What was the gross cost of the said fishing operations for the said season, including coal, fishing nets and gear, wages, salaries, repairs, supplies, and expenditures of every description connected therewith?

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Subtopic:   STEAMER " 33."
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. $1,780.57.

2. $10,384.94.

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Subtopic:   STEAMER " 33."
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IMPERIAL PRESS CONFERENCE.

L LIB

*Mr. TOBIN:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has it been decided to hold an Imperial Press Conference in Canada?

2. If so, when and at what place?

3. Who are to be the officers responsible for calling the Conference and carrying it through?

4. How much is Canada contributing towards the expense of the Conference?

5. Is the Government aware that the Executive Council of the National Union of Journalists has declined the invitation to send a delegate to the next Imperial Press Conference?

6. Have the Provincial Governments been asked to help in financing the Conference, and if so, have all or any of them agreed to do so, and to what extent in each case?

7. Can Publishers be included in the Conference along with Journalists?

8. Has the Conference been changed from a Conference of Journalists as was intended to a Conference of Publishers?

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Subtopic:   IMPERIAL PRESS CONFERENCE.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. ROWELL: (Minister presiding over the Department of Health; President of the Privy Council)

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. Ottawa, August 4 to 7, 1920.

3. Canadian Press Association.

4. Under consideration.

5. No.

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Subtopic:   IMPERIAL PRESS CONFERENCE.
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CANADIAN MISSION IN LONDON.

L LIB

Andrew Ross McMaster

Laurier Liberal

Mr. McMASTER:

,1. What was the total expense of the Canadian Mission in London from its inception to its close?

2. What are the names of those to whom salaries equivalent to one thousand dollars per annum, and over, were paid, and the aggregate amount paid to each?

3. What was the number of those who were engaged with the Mission whose salaries were less than one thousand dollars per annum, and the aggregate amount paid to all?

4. What were the expenses of the Mission: (a) for office rent; (b) for house rent; (c) for food and household expenses; (d) railway transportation; (e) motor transportation.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN MISSION IN LONDON.
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CON
UNION

Hon. Mr. ROWELL: (Minister presiding over the Department of Health; President of the Privy Council)

Unionist

1. Canada is included in the first-class under the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union and therefore contributes on this basis to the expenses of the Secretariat of the League of Nations as provided in Article 6 of the Covenant of the League.

2. No.

3. No.

4. The actual amount which Canada may be called upon to contribute will necessarily depend upon the number and classification of the States which ultimately become members of the League of Nations.

5. Expenses will be provided by means of an estimate submitted to the House.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN MISSION IN LONDON.
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GASCONS WHARF.

L LIB

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure) :

Laurier Liberal

1. Why was the Contract not awarded and the work proceeded with on the wharf at Gascons, Quebec, after said work had been auth-ized by Parliament, and after tenders had been called for by the Department of Public Works?

2. Does the Government intend proceeding with this work during the present season?

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Subtopic:   GASCONS WHARF.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. REID: (Minister of Public Works; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. and 2. Information will be given when Estimates are laid before Parliament.

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Subtopic:   GASCONS WHARF.
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BONAVENTURE PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEER.

L LIB

Charles Marcil

Laurier Liberal

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure):

Who is the engineer at present in charge of public works in Bonaventure County?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BONAVENTURE PUBLIC WORKS ENGINEER.
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March 15, 1920