March 17, 1921

TRADE AGENTS IN UNITED STATES

UNION

Mr. BUCHANAN:

Unionist

1. Has it been recommended to the Government that trade agents should be appointed in different sections of the United States in order to develop an export trade with that country?

2. If so, does the Government intend to act favourably on the proposal.

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Right Hon. S@

1 and 2. Previous to the outbreak of the war, a more general extension of Canadian trade agencies had been under consideration but was then postponed owing to the general disorganization due to the war. The matter has since been taken up and is now under advisement by the Department. When a decision has been finally reached, the intention of the Government will be made known.

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DOMINION NOTE CIRCULATION

L LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish and Guys-borough):

Laurier Liberal

1. What was the Dominion note circulation on the 31st of March, 1914?

2. What is it now?

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CON

Sir HENRY DRAYTON: (Secretary of State of Canada; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. $117,795,718.53.

2. February 28,1921, $290,194,519.92. Of this total $137,115,075 is against approved securities under the provisions of the Finance Act.

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CREDIT TO BELGIUM

L LIB

Mr. PACAUD:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is the credit of 125,000,000 that was granted to Belgium on the 21st of March, 1919, still in force?

2. If not, at whose request and for what reason was it cancelled?

3. Is the Government aware that the Belgian Government would like to avail itself of such a credit to purchase In Canada our Canadian wheat?

4. If so, does the Canadian Government intend to renew such a credit?

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CON

Sir HENRY DRAYTON: (Secretary of State of Canada; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. Under the agreement of March 21st, 1919, purchases were to be made before the thirty-first day of December, 1919, the unemployed portion of the credit at that date to be cancelled.

3. No.

4. Answered by No. 3.

Mr. W. N. TILLEY, K.C.

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L LIB

Joseph Ovide Brouillard

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BROUILLARD:

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1. Up-on wh-ose recommendation was W. N. Tilley, K.C., appointed Counsel for the Government of Canada on the arbitration proceedings between the Dominion of Canada and the Grand Trunk Railway Company?

2. What is his remuneration in such services?

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UNION

Right Hon. Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

1. Mr. Tilly was retained upon the responsibility of the Government.

2. Retainer, $10,000; $400 per day for days engaged out of Toronto; $100 per day for days in Toronto.

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Subtopic:   CREDIT TO BELGIUM
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MR. E. F. NEWCOMBE, BARRISTER

L LIB

Mr. BROTJILLARD:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is E. F. Newcom'be, barrister, Ottawa, employed by the Government with the arbitration proceedings between the Dominion of Canada and the Grand Trunk Railway Company?

2. If so, what is his position and upon whose recommendation was he appointed?

3. What is his remuneration?

4. Is he a son of the Deputy Minister of Justice?

5. Is the Government aware that he was only admitted to practice law within the past two years?

6. What are his special qualifications for this work?

7. Has he received any other work from the Department of Justice?

8. If so, upon whose recommendation, and what was the kind of work given him and how much has he earned to date for services other than connected with the Grand Trunk Railway arbitration?

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UNION

Right Hon. Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. He was retained by Mr. W. N. Tilley, K.C., leading counsel for the Dominion, who, when he was retained, stipulated the right to select junior counsel.

3. $30 per day for each day upon which he is exclusively engaged upon the work of the arbitration.

4. Yes.

5. No. He was admitted in 1916.

6. The Government is advised that his qualifications are excellent.

7. Yes.

8. Upon the responsibility of the department; litigated matters; earnings according to departmental record $570.

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

L LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish and Guys-borough):

Laurier Liberal

1. Was suction dredge Tornado employed in dredging in Courtney Bay or St. John Harbour, N.B., during the year 1920?

2. If so, who is the owner?

3. Whre was the dredge built?

4. At what date did she arrive at St. John?

5. From what port did she sail?

6. What was the total expenditure to December 31st, 1920, in connection with the work done by this dredge?

7. Were certain pontoons lost at the time that said dredge was brought to St. John?

8. If so, were the same recovered?

9. Where is the dredge Tornado now?

[Mir. Btrouillhrd.]

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LIB

Mr. EDWARDS:

Liberal

1. What were the amounts appropriated for the National Gallery of Canada from April 1, 19116, to April 1, 1921?

2. How were these appropriations expended?

3. Who is in charge of the National Gallery, when was he appointed, at what salary and what is his present salary?

4. How many officials are on the staff at the Gallery, what are their names, dates of appointment and respective salaries?

5. What officials on the Gallery staff have been drawing their salaries while the Gallery has been closed and at what work were they employed?

6. When was the National Gallery closed, why, and when will it be re-opened?

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EASTER ADJOURNMENT


Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister) moved. That when this House adjourns on Wednesday, the 23rd instant, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, the 29th instant. Motion agreed to. WEDNESDAY EVENING SITTINGS Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN moved: That on Wednesday, the 30th instant, and on all subsequent Wednesdays to the end of the session, the House shall meet at Three o'clock, p.m., and that the sitting on such days shall, in every respect, be under the same rules provided for other days.


LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

May I ask my right hon. friend if the motion proposes to do away with the Wednesday evening adjournments?

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March 17, 1921