March 29, 1920

CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

This matter is at present under the consideration of the Gov-ernement.

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Subtopic:   PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION.
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INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE.


M. ARCHAMBAULT: 1. Who were the Canadian representatives at the International Labour Conference last fall? . 2. What was the amount expended in connection with this delegation? 3. Who were the Canadian representatives at the Labour Conference at Paris? 4. What was the amount expended in relation thereto?


UNION

Arthur Meighen (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Unionist

Mr. MEIGHEN:

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1. Government Delegates: The Honourable Gideon D. Robertson, Senator and Minister of Labour of Canada. The Hon. Newton W. Rowell, K.C., M.P., President of the Privy Council of Canada,, and Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs.

Advisers to Dominion Government delegates : Mr. F. Acland, Deputy Minister of Labour of Canada. Mr. Loring C. Christie,

Legal Adviser to the Department of External Affairs of Canada.

As named by the Provincial Governments: Nova Scotia-Mr. Daniel A. Cameron, of Sydney, Member of the Provincial Legislature of Nova Scotia. New Brunswick-The Honourable C. W. Robinson, of Moncton, Member without portfolio of the Government of the Province of New Brunswick. Prince Edward Island-The Honourable W. L. Mackenzie King, iC.M.G., M.P., of Ottawa. Manitoba-The Honourable Thos. H. Johnson, of Winnipeg,, Attorney General for the Province of Manitoba. Quebec-Mr. Louis Guyon, of Montreal, Deputy Minister of Labour for the Province of Quebec. Ontario-Dr. Walter A. Riddell, of Toronto, Deputy Minister of Labour for the Province of Ontario. Saskatchewan-Mr. T. M. Mol-loy,. of Regina, Secretary of the Bureau of Labour for the Province of Saskatchewan. Alberta-The Honourable C. R. Mitchell, of Edmonton, Provincial Treasurer of the Province of Alberta. British Columbia-Mr. J. D. McNiven, of Victoria, Deputy Minister of Labour for the Province of British Columbia.

Secretary of Canadian Delegation (and Adviser): Mr. Gerald H. Brown, Secretary of the Reconstruction and Development Committee of the Government of Canada.

Non-Government delegates, (recommendation as for employers received from the Canadian Manufacturers' Assn., and for *employees from the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada.)

Employers' Delegate: Mr. S. R. Par ons, President, British American Oil Co., Ltd., Toronto, Ont.

Advisers to same: Mr. J. T. Stirrett, General Secretary, Canadian Manufacturers' Assn., Toronto, Ont.; Mr. E. Blake Robertson, Secretary,, Canadian Manufacturers' Assn., Ottawa, Ont.; Mr. J. B. Hugg, Canadian Manufacturers' Assn., Winnipeg, Man.; Mr. J. G. Merrick, Secretary, Employers' Assn., Toronto, Ont.; Mr. Sam. Harris,, The Harris Lithographing Co., Ltd., Toronto, Ont.

Workers' Delegate: Mr. P. M. Draper, Secretary-Treasurer, Trades and Labour Congress of Canada, and President Ottawa Typographical Union, Ottawa.

Advisers to same: Mr. Tom Moore,, President Trades and Labour Congress of Canada; Mr. Arthur Martel, Vice-President, Trades and Labour Congress of Canada; Mr. Robert Baxter, Vice-President, Trades and Labour Congress of Canada; Mr. David

[Mr. Meighen.j

Rees, Vice-President,, Trades and Labour Congress of Canada; Mrs. Kathleen Derry, Member, Boot and Shoe Workers' Union.

2. $20,320.13.

3. Mr. F. A. Acland, Deputy Minister of Labour, was apointed by the Government as substitute for the Minister of Labour to attend a meeting of the Governing Body of the International Labour Office in Paris on January 26, 1920. Mr. Tom Moore, President of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada, was chosen by the labour interests as substitute for Mr. P. M. Draper, of Ottawa, to attend the meeting of the foregoing Body in Paris as one of the labour representatives.

4. Mr. Acland's account has not been presented. Mr. Moore's account will be paid by the International Labour Office.

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CANADIAN MILITARY POLICE.

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UNION

Hon. Mr. GUTHRIE: (Minister of Militia and Defence; Solicitor General of Canada)

Unionist

1. Yes, at the request of the Imperial Government, and all expenses connected with this force are paid by the Imperial Government,

2. Return of strength dated 23rd March, 1920, shows 255 all ranks.

3. Guarding coolies of the Chinese Labour Corps being returned to China via Canada, while they are in this country.

4. Yes.

5. Yes.

6. At present receiving $1,243.45 per annum, long service pension, based on 26 years' service, in accordance with the Militia Pension Act.

His present salary, though advanced by the Canadian Government, is recoverable from Imperial Government, and, therefore, is not paid out of Canadian funds.

7. No.

8. Answered by No. 7.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN MILITARY POLICE.
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JAPANESE IN CANADA.

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Mr. TOBIN:

Laurier Liberal

1. How many persons of Japanese origin were residing in Canada in 1911?

2. How many persons of Japanese origin are residing in Canada at present?

3. How many persons of Japanese origin and residing in Canada have been naturalized as Canadian citizens under the old Naturalization Act, Chapter 77, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1906, and the 1907-1908 and 1914 amendments thereto?

4. How many persons of Japanese origin residing in Canada at present have been naturalized as British subjects under the Naturalization Act of 1914, Chapter 44?

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Subtopic:   JAPANESE IN CANADA.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. SIFTON: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Unionist

1. 9,021.

2. No information.

3. 7,534.

4. 106.

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CHINESE IN CANADA.

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Mr. TOBIN:

Laurier Liberal

1. How many persons of Chinese origin

were residing in Canada in 1911?

2. How many persons of Chinese origin are residing in Canada at present?

3. How many persons of Chinese origin

and residing in Canada have been naturalized as Canadian citizens under the old Naturalization Act, Chapter 77, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1906, and the 1907-1908 and 1914 amendments thereto?

4. How many persons of Chinese origin residing in Canada at present have been naturalized as British subjects under the Naturalization, Act of 1914, Chapter 44?

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Subtopic:   CHINESE IN CANADA.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. SIFTON: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Unionist

1. 27,774.

2. No information.

3. 4,883.

4. 25.

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GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN BOOKS.

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Mr. CROWE:

Unionist (Liberal)

1. Is it a fact that certain books printed: in the German or Austrian languages are admitted free of duty into Canada while those printed in English or French are subject to duty?

2. If so, why?

3. Is it the intention of the Government to cancel this preference? If so, when. ?

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Subtopic:   GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN BOOKS.
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UNION

Horn Mr. BURRELL: (Minister of Customs and Inland Revenue)

Unionist

1. Tariff Item 172 provides for the free admission of "books printed in any language other than the English and French "languages or in any two languages not "being English or French or in any three "or more languages."

2. By authority of Parliament, Customs Tariff Act, April 12th, 1907.

3. The matter is under consideration.

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HIGHWAY GRANTS.

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Joseph-Charles-Théodore Gervais

Laurier Liberal

Mr. GERVAIS:

What sums of money were paid up to date to each of the provinces by virtue of the law, 9-10 George V, Chapter 54, entitled: An Act to encourage the Construction and Improvement of Highways?

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Subtopic:   HIGHWAY GRANTS.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. No payments have been made to date under the Act.

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Subtopic:   HIGHWAY GRANTS.
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HUDSON BAY RAILWAY.

March 29, 1920