May 18, 1921

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


STEAMSHIPS-GOVERNMENT

UNION

Mr. ARMSTRONG (Lambton) :

Unionist

1. What action, if any, has the Government taken towards accepting the recommendation's set forth in the final Report of the Royal Commission on the Natural Resources, Trade and Legislation of certain portions of His Majesty's Dominions and presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of His Majesty in March, 1917, showing that it is not desirable that the operations of the steamship companies carrying passengers and freight between the Dominion of Canada and the United Kingdom should remain longer without some measure of Government supervision ?

2. Does the Government intend to give effect to this legislation?

3. What action, if any, has the Government taken to assist the Imperial Government in bringing about Government control of ocean carriers doing business (or from time to time doing business) between ports in the United Kingdom and ports in the Dominion of Canada?

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Right Hon. S@

The recommendations referred to have been considered by the Government and the subject matter discussed with other Overseas Premiers and the Premier of Great Britain. An Imperial Shipping Committee was appointed by the British Government in June, 1920, to inquire into and report on all matters connected with ocean freights and facilities and on all matters connected with the development and improvement of sea communications between the different parts of the Empire. On this committee Canada and other Overseas Dominions are represented. This committee has been in session and a preliminary report has been made on ship-owners' liabilities under bills of lading and matters pertaining thereto. This will doubtless be followed by reports on other phases of the subject being investigated by the above-named committee. After this investigation is finished and the reports made, what action, if any, is to be taken by the Government will have to be

determined after the reception and consideration of these reports of the committee.

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RETURNED SOLDIER CIVIL SERVANTS

IND

Mr. MCDONALD:

Independent

1. Have any representations been received from any Civil Service organization on allowing to returned soldiers Civil Servants the statutory increases they would have received had they spent in the Civil Service the period they'were on active service overseas?

2. If so, have these representations been given consideration, and by whom?

3. Have any recommendations been made, and is any action to be taken in this matter?

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Hon. Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

1. No.

2 and 3. Do not arise.

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L. T. MARCIL

L LIB

Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure):

Laurier Liberal

1. Referring to question answered on April 25, 1921, concerning settlement made with L. T. Marcil. who was injured on the Canadian Pioneer, will the Canadian Governmet Merchant Marine, Limited, give the name of the Insurance Company and the nature of the settlement arrived at in that case?

2. What was the nature of the injury and was it of a nature to permanently incapacitate this man?

3. What was the amount paid?

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. The Dominion Gresham Guarantee and Casualty Co., 302 St. James Street, Montreal.

Mr. Marcil was referred to that company for any settlement he might be entitled to.

2. Louis Marcil, aged 63, employed as foreman longshoreman, was walking downstairs at No. 1 grain elevator, Montreal, when some one called him. He turned around to see what was wanted, and in doing so fell downstairs and is reported to have sustained internal injury. The department understands the medical evidence submitted in this case indicates the injury slight, but that Marcil has suffered from double hernia for the past forty years and also dyspepsia for the past seven years, which combination is considered to be the cause of his present incapacity.

3. The department is informed that the Dominion Gresham Company settled with Marcil for the sum of $60 in full satisfaction of all claims.

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BONUS TO CIVIL SERVANTS


On the Orders of the Day:


L LIB

William Daum Euler

Laurier Liberal

Mr. W. D. EULER (North Waterloo):

I would like to ask the Government if it

has arrived at any decision as to whether the bonus to civil servants will be continued in whole or not?

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UNION

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

Unionist

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Prime Minister) :

The decision of the Government in that regard was stated to Parliament many weeks ago; it has not been changed.

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L LIB

William Daum Euler

Laurier Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I thought a hearing vias

given to a deputation from the Civil Service on the matter, and that the Government was to announce its decision later on.

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UNION

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

Unionist

Mr. MEIGHEN:

We have heard a very great deal on the subject but the Government's decision is unchanged.

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OLEOMARGARINE RESOLUTION


On the Orders of the Day:


UNI L

William Stevens Fielding

Unionist (Liberal)

Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Shelburne and Queen's):

I would like to draw the attention of the Prime Minister to an item which has been standing on the Order Paper for two and a half months, notice of a resolution to continue the privilege of manufacturing and dealing in oleomargarine. I desire to know whether it is the intention of the Government to proceed with the measure?

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May 18, 1921