April 12, 1921

CIVIL SERVICE-LIST OF RETIREMENTS

UNION

James Alexander Calder (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister presiding over the Department of Health; President of the Privy Council)

Unionist

Hon. J. A. CALDER (Minister of Immigration and Colonization):

Mr. Speaker,

I beg to lay on the table of the House the First Annual Report of the Civil Service Commission on its Operations under the Act respecting the Retirement of Certain Members of the Public Service, as required by section 7, chapter 67, 10-11 George V. In other words, it is a report of the retirements made during the calendar year 1920 under the Retirement Act passed at the last session.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE-LIST OF RETIREMENTS
Permalink

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

REFERENCE TO SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE


On the Order being called, "Motions:"


UNION

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

Unionist

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister) :

Mr. Speaker, I am ready to

move the motion for the appointment of the special railway committee of the House, authority for which was given in the form of a resolution passed on Friday, but owing to the absence of the leader of the Opposition I defer it for the present. Later in the afternoon I shall move that we revert to this Order.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE
Permalink

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 62 (from the Senate), for the relief of Frederick Harold Walton.-Mr. Fripp. Bill No. 63 (from the Senate), for the relief of Mary Elizabeth Leonard.-Mr. Ball. Bill No. 64 (from the Senate), for the relief for Alexander LaRue.-Mr. Douglas (Strathcona). Bill No. 65 (from the Seriate), for the relief of Maria Martin Morel.-Mr. Fripp.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


PECUNIARY CLAIMS CONVENTION

L LIB

Mr. DEMERS:

Laurier Liberal

1. Does the Board of Arbitration, established pursuant to a convention called "Pecuniary Claims Convention" to give award upon the claims of money existing between the British Empire and the United States, among which a.re included the claims of Canadian hay dealers for overpaid rates of duty, still exist?

2. If so, does the Government know when the reopening of the sittings of said Board, which have been suspended since 1914, will take place?

3. Does the Government intend to take steps toward the resumption of the hearings of said Board in a near future?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PECUNIARY CLAIMS CONVENTION
Permalink
UNION

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

Unionist

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN:

I

am informed that this question was answered on March 10 and that it appears on page 774 of Hansard. Perhaps it had better stay on the Order Paper, however, as the hon. member who put the question is not in his seat.

Question stands.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PECUNIARY CLAIMS CONVENTION
Permalink

DAYLIGHT SAVING

L LIB

Mr. ETHIER:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is the Government aware that in certain sections of the country daylight saving has been prescribed as from May 1 to October 1 next?

2. Is the Government aware that the change from solar time thus separately fixed, in various parts of the country, is such as to bring about great confusion and actual inconvenience, patricularly to the rural communities?

3. Is it the intentio,n of the Government to pass legislation in this connection, through the enactment of a uniform statute providing for the regulation of the time throughout the Dominion?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DAYLIGHT SAVING
Permalink
CON

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The Government is aware, through reports in newspapers and otherwise, that daylight saving has been prescribed, as from May 1 to October 1 and other dates, in certain sections of the country.

2. The Government is not prepared to go into any explanations nor to give any information with reference to that complex question.

3. It is not the intention of the Government to pass legislation, through the enactment of a uniform statute, providing for the regulation of the time throughout the Dominion.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DAYLIGHT SAVING
Permalink

BLOOD INDIAN RESERVE

L LIB

*Mr. MOLLOY:

Laurier Liberal

1. Did the Government of Canada in the year 1883 make and conclude a treaty with the Blood Indians in which it was provided that there should be reserved for the use of the said Blood Indians forever that tract of land in Southern Alberta known as the Blood Reserve ?

2. How many cattle belonging to the Blood Indians and to the Indian Department were on the Blood Reserve during the fiscal year 191718, according to the reports of the Indian Agent?

3. How many Blood Indian horses were on the reserve at that time, according to the same authority?

4. Were there in the said year approximately 10,000 head of white ranchers' cattle grazing

on the Blood Reserve with the consent of the Indians and under a formal grazing concession (or a renewal thereof) granted by the Indians themselves some fifteen years before, with the approval of the department and continuously utilized during that period?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BLOOD INDIAN RESERVE
Permalink
UNION

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

1. The treaty, being a public document, speaks for itself.

2. 3,300.

3. 3,462.

4. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BLOOD INDIAN RESERVE
Permalink

April 12, 1921