March 9, 1921

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 18 (from the Senate) to Amend the Criminal Code so as to provide for the revision of excessive or inadequate punishments.-Mr. Tweedie.


QUESTIONS


(Questjons answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN GOVERNMENT STEAMSHIPS

L LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Laurier Liberal

1. What are the names of the steamers^ of

the Canadian Government Merchant Marine which entered at the port of Montreal since May 1918 ? [DOT]

2. What are the names of the steamers of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine on which work was performed by the Hall Engineering Co., of Montreal?

3. What is the total amount paid to the Hall Engineering Company for work on said steamers?

4. Was said work performed after tenders were asked for and contracts granted or was said firm allowed to charge their own rates?

5. What other engineering firms if any, made repairs and performed work on said steamers of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine and what amounts were paid each such firm?

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. From Customs reports, the following Canadian Government Merchant Marine

steamers entered at Montreal since May 1918: Canadian Adventurer, Canadian

Aviator, Canadian Beaver, Canadian Carrier, Canadian Conqueror, Canadian Farmer, Canadian Gunner, -Canadian Miller, Canadian Miner, Canadian Navigator, Canadian Observer, Canadian Otter, Canadian Pioneer, Canadian Planter, Canadian Raider, Canadian Rancher, Canadian Ranger, Canadian Recruit, Canadian Rover, Canadian Runner, Canadian Sailor, Canadian Sealer, Canadian Seigneur, Canadian Settler, Canadian Signaller, Canadian Sower, Canadian Spinner, Canadian Squatter, Canadian Trader, Canadian Trapper, Canadian Trooper, Canadian Victor, Canadian Volunteer, Canadian Voyageur, Canadian Warrior, Thos. J. Drummond, J. A. McKee.

2. Information in so far as work performed on Government steamers, no reports are filed at Ottawa as these are matters in connection with operation and under the Board of Management of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine who are responsible for all matters in connection with operation.

3. See answer to No. 2.

4. See answer to No. 2.

5. See answer to No. 2.

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EXPENDITURE FOR OIL DISCOVERT

UNION

Herbert John Mackie

Unionist

Mr. MACKIE (Edmonton) :

What amount of money has been expended by the Dominion Government in discovery of oil: (a) In the Northwest Territories, (b) In the Province of Alberta.

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UNION

Arthur Meighen (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister):

As far as the Department of the Interior is concerned, nil.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-ST. AUGUSTIN STATION

L LIB

Mr. PARENT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is the Government aware that no agent is in charge of the so-called Transcontinental station in the Parish of St. Augustin, in the County of Portneuf, and that the Government Railways are consequently losing an annual income of at least ?15,000?

2. If so, why is not an agent appointed?

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. The Canadian National Railways are operated by a Board of Management who appoint agents at stations approved of by Board of Railway Commissioners. No information as to any such loss of income.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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CENSUS COMMISSIONERS AND ENUMERATORS

L LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Laurier Liberal

1. Did the Government authorize the Dominion Statistician to consult members of the House of Commons as to the mapping out of enumeration districts for census taking in their respective districts?

2i Does the Government propose to follow this action, if such action was authorized, by consulting members as to the persons to be appointed as commissioners and enumerators for the taking of the census in their respective districts?

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Right Hon. Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

1. Yes.

2. The Government will consider recommendations from members as to the officers in question.

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L LIB

Mr. PREVOST:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the Government appointed a census commissioner for the Province of Quebec in connection with the census to be held in the current year?

2. If so, who is he and what is his salary?

3. Has a census director been selected and appointed for every County in the Province of Quebec?

4. When is the actual census work to begin?

5. What salaries will be paid to enumerators and their chief in each County?

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Right Hon. Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Appointments have been made in nearly all the electoral disivisions.

4. The enumeration will begin on June 1, 1921.

5. No salaries will be paid; census work will be performed on a piece basis.

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CANADIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS- LOCOMOTIVES

March 9, 1921