April 18, 1921

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.) WAR EXPENDITURE- ADJUSTMENTS Mr. PARINEAU: On June 5, 1919, the then Minister of Finance, Sir Thomas White, in his budget speech made the following statement :*-* "As the aggregate of our war issues exceeds our net war expenditures it is to be pointed out that during the war we were enabled to make advances to Great Britain for her purchases in Canada to a greater extent than we availed ourselves of advances from the Imperial Government to meet our war expenditure in England and on the continent. The result is, that there is owing to us by the Imperial Government a balance, after making the necessary set-offs, of about two hundred and thirty million dollars. This is subject to reduction by the unascertained amount which we shall pay in respect of increased charges for ammunition at the front since September 1, 1917. An inquiry is now being made for the purpose of adjusting this charge." 1. Is this inquiry completed? 2. If so, what is the decision arrived at? 3. Who conducted the said inquiry? 4. Who represented Canada at the said inquiry?


'MONTREAL DRY DOCKS AND SHIP REPAIRING, LTD.

L LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Laurier Liberal

1. Was a concrete tug sold to the Department of Marine and Fisheries during the last three years by the Montreal Dry Docks and Ship Repairing, Limited, or by interests associated with the said Company?

2. If so, what was the tonnage and price paid for the said tug, and when was she built?

3. Has the Montreal Dry Docks and Ship Repairing, Limited, done all the repairs of Government vessels at Montreal since 1917? If not, what other Company had the repairing of the said vessels during the said period?

4. How much has been paid the Montreal Dry Docks and Ship Repairing, Limited, since 1917, for repairs, and all other work done to Government vessels?

5. Is Mr. Thomas Hall, President and General Manager of the Montreal Dry Docks and Ship Repairing, Limited?

6. If so, what relationship does Mr. Hall bear to the Minister of Marine and Fisheries?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. BALLANTYNE: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Unionist

1. One concrete vessel was purchased from the Montreal Shipbuilders, Limited, in 1918.

2. Tonnage 320 tons gross, 176 tons net. Built 1917. Price paid above firm was $76,269.63, being actual cost of construction as determined by Messrs. A. K. Fiske Skelton Co., chartered accountants, without any allowance for interest during construction or profit.

3. In so far as the Department of Marine

and Fisheries is concerned the following firms have made repairs to its vessels at Montreal since 1917: 1917 Marconi Wireless Telegraph Co., $117; 1917 Canadian Vickers, Ltd., $4,857.50; 1917 Canadian

Vickers, Ltd., $18,881; 1919 Montreal Dry-dock and S.R. Co., $18,279; 1920 Hall Engineering Works, $162.87.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. No. Mr. John Lumsden of Ottawa is president and Mr. Hall js managing director.

6. The late Mrs. Thomas Hall, who died nine years ago, was a sister of the present Minister of Marine and Fisheries.

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HALIFAX FISHERY AWARD

L LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR (Guysborough) :

Laurier Liberal

1. What is the date of the Halifax Fishery Award ?

2. W'hat is the amount of the award?

3. On what date was the money paid over to the Receiver General?

4. Under what authority is the Ashing bounty so-called, paid to Canadian fishermen?

5. When was the legislation authorizing the payment of this bounty passed and when did it become operative?

6. Who got the benefit of the interest on the Award between the date when the money was paid to the Receiver General and the date when the payment of the bounty commenced?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. BALLANTYNE: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Unionist

1. Nov. 23, 1877.

2. $5,500,000, of which Canada's share was $4,500,000.

3. On Jan. 31, 1879, Canada received from the Imperial Government on account of the Halifax Award $4,490,882.64. Ex-

penses against the award then outstanding amounted to $133,351.56, leaving a balance of $4,357,531.08, which amount was credited to the Receiver General of Canada on the above date.

4. The Deep Sea Fisheries Act, Chap. 46 of the Revised Statutes of 1906.

5. May 17, 1882. It became operative that year.

6. The Canadian Exchequer.

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CHARTERED BANKS-TAXES PAID

L LIB

Alexander William Chisholm

Laurier Liberal

Mr. CHISHOLM:

What was the total amount' paid by the chartered banks of Canada into the Government Treasury for taxes during the year 1920?

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Right Hon. S@

Tax on circulation under Special War Revenue Act collections in fiscal year ended March 31, 1921, $1,235,271.24. Assessments under Income War Tax and Business Profits War Tax Acts on business of calendar year 1919 have not yet been adjusted.

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PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS FURNITURE

L LIB

Mr. PAPINEAU: (Whip of the Liberal Party)

Laurier Liberal

1. From whom was the furniture in the new Parliament buildings purchased?

2. Is the whole of said furniture Canadian made? If not, why?

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NAT L

Hon. Mr. McCURDY: (Minister of Public Works)

Nationalist Liberal

1. The furniture in the new Parliament Buildings was purchased from the following manufacturers: Valley City Seating Company, Dundas, Ont.; J. C. Scott & Company, Toronto, Ont.; Bromsgrove Guild (Canada) Limited, Montreal, Que.; Castle & Son, Montreal, Que.; Henry Morgan & Company, Montreal, Que.; George Roberts, Montreal, Que.; R. A. Sproule & Company, Ottawa, Ont.; Kent, McClain & Company, Toronto, Ont.; Globe Furniture Company, Waterloo, Ont.; Knechtel Furniture Company, Hanover, Ont.; Office Specialty Manufacturing Company, Newmarket, Ont.; Owen Sound Chair Company, Owen Sound, Ont.; Canada Furniture Manufacturers, Woodstock, Ont.

2. Presumably the furniture is Canadian made with the exception of the screen in the Commons Chamber at the Speaker's Chair which was made of English Oak by Messrs. H. Hems & Son, Exeter, England, the same firm who are making the Speaker's chair which is being presented by the United Kingdom Branch of the Empire Parliamentary Association.

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UNION SERVICE FUND

LIB

Lawrence Geoffrey Power

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

With reference to the following statement by Sir Arthur Williamson, Parliamentary and Fin-

ancial Secretary to the War Office, which appears on page 2129 of the Parliamentary Debates of the British House of Commons, Volume 136 for December 23, 1920:

"Under the scheme of establishment of the Union Service Fund as sanctioned by the Government last year, working capital for the future conduct of the institutes of the navy and army and the air force is to be provided from the funds accumulated during the war"-

1. Were any of the funds above-mentioned derived from Canadian soldiers?

2. If so, is it the intention of the Government to protest against any decision which would have for effect to provide the British forces with funds for their canteens at the expense of soldiers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force?

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UNION

Hugh Guthrie (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Militia and Defence)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. GUTHRIE:

1 and 2. Certain amounts derived from sales to Canadian soldiers are included in the profits of the Navy and Army Canteen Board. Action has already been taken to protest against any portion thereof being used as suggested. .

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DREDGE INTERNATIONALE

L LIB

Mr. BOURASSA:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the Government rented the dredge Internationale to the Chicoutimi Port Commission, a trust company in the "Ha Ha Bay Sulphite Co."?

2i. If so, what amount has been paid to the Government for rent?

3. If not, did the Government lend the dredge Internationale to the said commission?

4. If so, what is the amount of expenses incurred by the Government since said dredge has been sent to Port Alfred, Chicoutimi, including towing, wintering, coal, salaries and table board of employees, maintenance and repairs?

5. Has the Government been refunded for such expenses?

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Hon. Mr. McCURDY: (Minister of Public Works)

Nationalist Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by answer to question number 1.

3. No.

4. $104,644.05.

5. No.

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April 18, 1921