May 16, 1921

FROM THE SENATE-SECOND READINGS


Bill No. 160, for the relief of Edward George Taylor.-Mr. Douglas (Strathcona). Bill No. 161, for the relief of Margaret Swanston Neville.-Mr. Copp. Bill No. 162, for the relief of Ernest Lillie Montgomery.-Mr. Fripp. Bill No. 163, for the relief of Ethel Gordon Wright Ball.-Mr. Fripp. Bill No. 164, for the relief of Ivan Ignatius Brazill.-Mr. Mowat.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CIVIL SERVICE MEETINGS IN GOVERN-' MENT BUILDINGS

IND

Mr. McDONALD:

Independent

1. Has any action 'been taken by the Government during the past year to forbid meetings of Civil Servants in Government offices after working hours?

2. If so, why was said action taken?

3. Has the ruling, if any, been applied impartially to all Civil Service organizations and groups?

4. Have any representations been made to the Government by any Civil Service organization that this privilege of meeting in Government offices be restored to the Service?

5. Is it the intention of the Government to restore this privilege? If not, why?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE MEETINGS IN GOVERN-' MENT BUILDINGS
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Meetings of organizations of a general character have never been authorized. The practice has, however, grown up in different departments of employees of the department remaining after office hours to discuss matters of interest mutually to such departmental employees. This practice has not been interfered with.

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Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE MEETINGS IN GOVERN-' MENT BUILDINGS
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REVISED EDITION. COMMONS


2. Answered by No. 1. 3. Yes. 4 and 5. There cannot be any question of restoring an alleged privilege which has never been authorized.


CANADIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS- VANCOUVER ISLAND

UNI L

Hon. Mr. REID (Mackenzie):

Unionist (Liberal)

1. How many miles of railway have the Government built in the Island of Vancouver, B_C, (as an extension of the Canadian National Railway), during the last three years?

2. How many miles of steel have been laid on the same railway in the last three years?

3. What is the total cost of the above extension? .

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS- VANCOUVER ISLAND
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UNI L

Hon. Mr. REID:

Unionist (Liberal)

1. No grading done during this period.

2. 72.2 miles.

3. Total cost of above extension during the three years in question was $1,735,748.86.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS- VANCOUVER ISLAND
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INCOME TAX

LIB

Mr. RINFRET:

Liberal

1. What is the amount of Income Tax collected for the year 1919?

2. What percentage of such amount has been applied to collection and administration expenses?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Collections under Income War Tax Act in fiscal year 1920-21 were $46,381,806.64; of this amount $9,597,211.13 were collections made on assessments based on income for the calendar years 1917 and 1918; $32,685,630.24 for the calendar year 1919, and $4,098,965.27 applying to calendar year 1920. Total collections to date as at May 14, 1921, based on 1919 income, $34,485,640.61.

2. The administration of the Business Profits and Income War Tax Acts is conducted by the Taxation Branch of the Finance Department. The appropriation is voted and spent without allocation to one or the other taxes, as the staff and outlay interlock.

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Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
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UNI L

John Flaws Reid

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. REID (Mackenzie):

What amount was collected through Income Tax on corporations in 1920-21?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
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Hon. S@

$13,481,809.99, in addition to the collections made under The Business Profits War Tax Act, 1916, and Part One of The Special War Revenue Act, 1915.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
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EX-MEMBERS OF CANADIAN NAVY

UNION

Mr. MacNUTT:

Unionist

1. Have ex-members of the Canadian Navy the same status as ex-members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force who served overseas?

2. Do they receive the same preference with regard to appointments to the Civil Service?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EX-MEMBERS OF CANADIAN NAVY
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Yes. A member of the Canadian Navy who has served in European or Asiatic waters during the war period has the same status as a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force who had served overseas.

2. Yes.

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Subtopic:   EX-MEMBERS OF CANADIAN NAVY
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May 16, 1921