April 27, 1921

L LIB

Mr. VERVILLE:

Laurier Liberal

1. What is the amount claimed by or pai*d to the different cities in virtue of Order in Council number 139, known as the Emergency Appropriation for the Unemployed?

2. What are the names of the cities which have made such claims or to which such moneys have been paid?

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Total amount expended to Saturday,

April 23, 1921:

Municipality of Amherst, N.S.$ 830.54

Municipality of the city ofMontreal, Que , 3,811.03Municipality of the city ofWinnipeg, Man

51,003.49Municipality of the city ofMoose jaw, Sask

7,505.10Municipality of the city ofSaskatoon, Sask

1,320.37Municipality of the city ofRegina, Sask

10,540.24Municipality of the city ofNew Westminister, B.C

112.30Municipality of the city ofVancouver, B.C

49,457.00

Municipality of St. James,

Man 847.47

Municipality of West Kildonan, B.C 316.43

Municipality of Burnaby, B.C. 140.00 Municipality of Nelson, B.C... 105.51

Municipality of Prince Rupert, B.C 1,558.45

Municipality of the District of

S. Vancouver, B.C 5,519.28

Municipality of Cumberland,

B.C 26.21

Total $133,093.42

2. Answered by No. 1.

CIVIL SERVICE REORGANIZATION Mr. MCDONALD:

1. Were any members of the firm of Griffen-hagen Associates formerly employees of the Arthur Young Company?

2. If so, how many, and what are their names?

3. Have the Griffenhagen Associates furnished the Government with any progress reports or recommendations on their work so far?

4. If so, have these reports been made available to the House and to the service? If not, why?

5. At what monthly rate were the Griffen-hagen Associates paid under their contract with the Government for reorganization work?

6. What has been the total cost of their services up to the time w'hen the cancellation of their contract became effective?

7. When did, or does the cancellation of their contract become effective?

8. Is it the intention to retain any individuals of this firm or of their employees, either by taking them into the Canadian Civil Service or otherwise? If so, what remuneration will they receive and will the position be opened for competition?

9. Have any representations been made by any Civil Service organization as to the reorganization of the service by the service itself?

10. If so, what consideration has been given these representations, and by whom?

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Right Hon. Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

1. Yes.

2. Nine, as follows: W. G. Bailey, F. 0. Everett, R. E. Goodell, W. A. Grove, C. Gusler, G. E. Jaquet, P. J. Nelson, H. J. Reber, C. M. Tipton.

3. Yes. These reports have been made to the Sub-committee of Council and to the Council, and have been aated upon by .both.

4. When and as approved, they are made known to the heads of the departments and the Civil Service Commission who co-operate in effecting the organization thereby sanctioned.

5. $10,000 per month.

6. $114,008.15.

7. April 3, 1921.

8. Yes. The Sub-committee have secured the services of certain of these employees on temporary, basis for such time as may be necessary to effectuate the reorganization already begun in the Departments of Post-Office, Customs' and Inland Revenue. The remuneration is based on the payments made under the former contract.

9. Yes.

10. Full consideration has been given to these representations by the Sub-committee and by Council itself.

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INCOME TAX-INSTRUCTIONS PRINTED IN FRENCH

L LIB

Mr. SEGUIN:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is the Government aware of the fact that the public is unable to secure French copies of booklets of instruction, such as are issued in the English language, on the manner in which income tax returns are to be prepared?

2. If so, is it the intention of the Government to remedy this state of affairs without delay and to supply French booklets to persons asking for same?

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Right Hon. S@

Instructions to have 100,000 pamphlets "Income Tax Information and Instructions" printed in French were given on February 15, 1921, and these pamphlets are now being supplied to the various Districts.

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PIERREVILLE POSTMASTER

L LIB

Mr. SEGUIN:

Laurier Liberal

1. Who was postmaster at Pierreville, in the county of Yamaslra, until recently?

2. Is it true that he has been discharged?

3. If so, at whose request?

4. For what reason?

5. By whom has he been replaced, and upon what recommendation?

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Sophie G. Boucher.

2. Yes.

3. On a charge made by citizens of Pierreville that she had allowed outsiders to handle mail contrary to regulations. The postmistress admitted the charge.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. Temporarily by J. Simeon Letendre. The permanent appointment will be made by the Civil Service Commission in the usual way.

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L LIB

Hon. Mr. LEMIEUX:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is the Government aware that Mrs. Boucher, mother of Mr. Amie Boucher, N.P., Liberal candidate in the County of Yamaska, Quebec, has just been dimissed as postmistress of Pierreville after twenty-five years of service?

2. If so, has aay investigation been held?

3. Who recommended the dismissal of said postmistress?

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Yes. .

2. Yes an investigation has been held. The postmistress admitted the charge.

3. The Postmaster General, for cause.

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LIB

Mr. RINFRET:

Liberal

1. Is it a fact that the Government has dismissed from the service Madame Boucher, postmistress at Pierreville, county of Yamaska, Quebec?

2. How long has Madame Boucher occupied this position?

3. What was the reason for such dismissal and upon whose request was it made?

4. Is the Government aware of the fact that Madame Boucher is the mother of Notary A. Boucher, liberal candidate in the county of Yamaska?

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UNION

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

Unionist

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GEORGIAN BAY CANAL

L LIB

*Mr. LEMIEUX:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has any promise, written or- oral, been made by any member of the Government that the construction of the Georgian Bay Canal would begin before the next general elections?

2. If so, was it agreed that the work would start in the province -of Quebec?

3. What is the estimated cost of that construction?

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. No.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

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GRAIN INQUIRY

L LIB

John Patrick Molloy

Laurier Liberal

Mr. MOLLOY:

Relative to the general grain inquiry shortly to be undertaken by Judge Hyndman and Messrs. Staples, Haslam and Goldie:

1. Has R. A. Bonnar, K.C., of Winnipeg, been engaged as counsel for the commission? If so, what is his remuneration?

2. What remuneration will be paid each of

the commissioners? .

3. Has a secretary of the commission been appointed? If so, who is the appointee and what remuneration will he receive?

4. Has the Government made any estimate of what this commission will cost the country? If so, what is the estimate?

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. The Government has no information.

2. No remuneration has been fixed. _

3. The Government has no information.

4. No estimate has been made.

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

April 27, 1921