April 14, 1920

RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF SOLDIERS.


SECOND REPORT OP SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PENSIONĀ®. Mr. HUME CRONYN (London) presented the second report of the Special Committee appointed to consider the question of pensions now being paid to pensioners, and to continue the inquiry relating to Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment. On motion of Mr. Cronyn the report was concurred in.


REPORTS AND PAPERS TABLED.


Third report of the Select Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce-Mr. Cockishutt. Copy of the English text of the Treaty between the Principal Allied and Associated Powers and Roumania signed at Paris December 9, 1919-Hon. Mr. Rowell. General order of Ithe Exchequer Court-Right Hon. Mr. Sifton.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AT SOREL.

L LIB

Mr. DECHENE:

Laurier Liberal

1. Have all the Government employees at Sorel received a bonus for last year?

2. If not, what branch of the service has not received it?

3. How many employees have not received said bonus, and for what reason?

4. Does the Government intend to treat all employees alike?

5. Does the Government intend to give the bonus to those who have not yet received it?

6. What is the intention of the Government as regards employees for the future?

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UNION

Arthur Lewis Sifton (Secretary of State of Canada)

Unionist

Rt. Hon. A. L. SIFTON:

Customs and Inland Revenue.

1. Yes.

2, 3, 4 and 5. (Answered by 1).

6. No information.

Marine and Fisheries.

1. No.

2. Mechanics and labourers in the Government shipyards have not received the bonus since April, 1919.

3. 386, reason-they are feoeiving prevailing rates of pay.

4. Yes-subject to regulation governing the payment of bonus.

5. Yes, if (they are entitled to it under the regulations.

6. The intention of the Government will be made known from time to time as occasion may require.

Public Works.

1. The only employee connected with this department at Sorel, Que., was paid the bonus.

2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. No information.

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FEDERAL EMERGENCY FUND.

L LIB

Mr. CHISHOLM:

Laurier Liberal

1. What was the total amount of the Federal Emergency Fund for the re-establishment of. the returned soldier expended up to March X,. 1920?

2. What was the total amount expended per

month for the months of November, December,. January and February? ,

3. The total amount expended in each province?

4. What amount of the $40,000,000 remains unexpended ?

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CON

Sir HENRY DRAYTON: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. $2,922,283.48. No report from Yukon

for February.

2. November Nil.

December and January.. $1,567,179.16

February 1,355,104.32

$2^922,283.48

S. Alberta $ 433,813.87

British Columbia 550,355.40

Manitoba 140,244.83

New Brunswick 26,336.8b

. Nova Scotia 72,771.75

Ontario 825,851.63

Prince Edward Island.. 8,441.44

Quebec 707,034.09

Saskatchewan 154,568.37

Yukon 2,885.25

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WELLAND CANAL.

L LIB
UNI L

Hon. Mr. REID:

Unionist (Liberal)

1. 8,300 cubic yards of lake gravel.

2. $1.50 per cubic yard, scow measurement, delivered in piles at each end of concrete road.

3. National Sand and Material Company, Limited, Welland, Ont.

4. Sufficient gravel to complete highway has not been purchased, and about 3,500 cubic yards more gravel will be required.

RENT OF DALY BUILDING, OTTAWA. Mr. KAY:

1. What rent is paid by the Government for the Daly building on Rideau street?

2. How long does the lease run?

3. What departments of the Government occupy this building?

4. Is it fully occupied?

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Subtopic:   WELLAND CANAL.
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UNI L

Hon. Mr. REID:

Unionist (Liberal)

1. $85,000 per annum, which equals 56-93 cents per square foot.

2. 1st July, 1924.

3. Basement by Militia and Defence, 1st floor by Militia and Defence, 2nd floor by Militia and Defence, 3rd floor by Income Tax Branch of Finance Department, 4th floor by Department of Health, 5th floor by Trade and Commerce, Census and Statistics Branch, 6th floor by Trade and Commerce, Census and Statistics Branch.

4. Yes. The basement, first and second floors have been fully occupied by the De-

partment of Militia and Defence since the building was leased. The third floor was occupied by a portion of the Census and Statistics until the Naval and Marine Departments were moved from the fifth and sixth floors to the Hunter Building, when the Census and Statistics were moved to the fifth and sixth floors occupying them fully. The Income Tax Branch occupied a large portion of the third floor as soon as vacated by the Census; the central portion of this floor being very dark was vacant for a period of about two weeks, but is now occupied by the stationery section of the Income Tax Branch for the storage and distribution of the tax forms. The Department of Health occupies the whole of the fourth floor.

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CANADIAN MOTOR CAR PLANTS.

UNION

Mr. CAMPBELL:

Unionist

1. How many motor car plants are there in Canada?

2. What is the total number of people employed in these plants?

3. What was the total amount of wages paid by these plants during last year?

4. What was the value of the total output from these plants during the last year?

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CON

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The number of motor car plants operating in Canada in 1918 was 9.

2. The total number of employees in 1918 was as follows: On salary, 627; on wages, 3,941; total, 4,568.

3. The total amount paid in wages during 1918 was $4,504,368, and in salaries, $1,121,564.

4. The total output for the year 191S was $59,858,444.

MR. DeWITT FOSTER.

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IND

Mr. HALBERT:

Independent

1. Was Mr. DeWitt Foster, now Superintendent Resources Canadian National Railways, with office at 2502 Marquette Building, Chicago, a member of the House of Commons representing a Nova Scotia constituency from 1911 to 1915?

2. Was the said DeWitt Foster read out of his party by the Prime Minister by reason of improper dealings in connection with horses purchased for the Government?

3. By whom was he appointed to his present position?

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April 14, 1920