March 29, 1922

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE

LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Liberal

1. What is the total capital cost of all ships belonging to the Canadian Government Merchant Marine up to and including December 31, 1921?

2. How many ships are in commission?

3. What was the net loss on operation of said ships for the year 1921?

4. What amount is owing the Finance Department or Government of Canada for interest up to and including December 31, 1921?

5. What amount, if any, has been allowed for depreciation in value of said ships?

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PRO

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

1. $73,571,842.27.

2. 65.

3. $2,210,724.55, exclusive of depreciation and interest due Government.

4. 1920, $1,741,394.27; 1921, $3,357,-

833.39. Figures computed at 5J per cent on a total capital cost.

5. In statements prior to 1921, $815,841.32. For the year 1921, at 4 per cent, $2,342,932.19, a total of $3,158,775.51.

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PRO

Mr. JOHNSTON (Last Mountain):

Progressive

1. How many vessels of the Government's Mercantile Marine are now being operated?

2. What is the average cost per day to the Government of vessels when not operated?

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PRO

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

1. 48.

2. 2,800-ton type costs, $163.12; 3,4003,950-ton type, $226.38; 4,400-ton type, $274.23; 5,100-ton type, $296.08; 8,100-ton type, $422.72; 10,500-ton type, $572.87. All these figures include watchmen's wages, insurance, interest and depreciation. Twc passenger boats on West Indies trade, the Fisher and the Forester, cost $399.56.

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JUVENILE DELINQUENTS

LIB

Charles Arthur Gauvreau

Liberal

*Mr. GAUVREAU:

Is it the intention of the Government to amend the Criminal Law so as to permit judges of the various criminal courts of the Dominion to send juvenile delinquents to special farms or schools of agriculture or other such institutions instead of sending them to penitentiary?

Hon. Sir 'LOMER GOUIN: The intentions of the Government will be disclosed when legislation to amend the Criminal Code is introduced.

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MONUMENTS, HISTORIC SITES

CON

Hon. Mr. BAXTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have tenders been called for the placing of monuments upon historic sites? If so, by what department or body in connection with the Government?

2. Do the tenders call for monuments made of concrete?

3. Were tenders for these monuments advertised in any way in the province of New Brunswick? If so, how?

4. Have tenders been awarded? If so, tc whom and at what prices?

5. Has any consideration been given to the advisability of using granite instead of concrete?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. COPP: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. No tenders have been asked for by the Canadian National Parks Branch, Department of the Interior, for the placing of monuments on historic sites, but tenders have been called for the purpose of getting prices on a suggested monument.

2. Yes.

3. No. Tenders were called from firms in Central Canada for the approximate number of monuments required there, the results obtained to serve as a guide in the purchase of monuments for more remote points and in regard to the material to be used in such monuments.

4. No.

5. Yes.

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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT

PRO

Mr. FORKE:

Progressive

1. What is the total amount loaned by the Government to soldier settlers, through the Soldier Settlement Board?

Questions

2. What amount is at present outstanding in this connection?

3. What percentage of the payments due on 1921 accounts were paid by December 31 last, in each of the provinces, by soldier settlers who had received loans from the said Board?

4. What amount was due in each of the provinces on December 31, 1921?

5. What amount was actually paid in each of the provinces up to December 31, 1921?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil) : (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. $86,958,220 (To February 28, 1922)

2. Principal $77,389,170 22

Interest 2,575,849 66

Total $79,965,019 88*

* (To February 28, 1922)

3. British Columbia. .. 21.4 per cent

Alberta 12.3 "Saskatchewan 20.2 "Manitoba 15.0 "Ontario 43.7 "Quebec 15.5 "New Brunswick .. ..24.2 "Nova Scotia 34.6 "Prince Edward Is. ..42.1 "4. British Columbia. .. $ 794,152 83Alberta

1,712,794 44Saskatchewan

1,257,467 38Manitoba

921,233 87Ontario

357,744 69Quebec

137,301 83New Brunswick .. .. 113,718 87Nova Scotia

84,692 64

Prince Edward Island 51,146 64

Total $5,430,252 965. British Columbia.. .. $170,227 26Alberta

209,561 30Saskatchewan

253,748 53Manitoba

138,126 44Ontario

156,422 21Quebec

21,354 96New Brunswick .. .. 27,514 20Nova Scotia

29,336 27Prince Edward Island 21,515 44Total $1,027,806 61

CUSTOMS RECEIPTS Mr. CHURCH:

1. What where the total gross receipts from Customs for the years 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921 and 1922 up to date, for the following places: Toronto, Quebec, Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Hamilton?

2. Is it the intention of the Government to erect a Custom House in Toronto this year?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

1916-17 1917-18 1918-19 Toronto

$30,092,168 22 $28,577,316 16 $29,822,946 16Quebec

2,403,067 44 1,912,201 29 1,955,300 64Montreal

34,685,954 83 36,206,928 08 36,457,836 76Winnipeg

9,464,629 91 11,013,374 65 10,009,204 92Vancouver

6,261,450 40 7,509,268 35 8,645,196 86Hamilton

5,724,042 93 6,445,492 99 6,726,071 571919-20 1920-21 1921-22 (11 months) Toronto

$38,385,212 32 $35,183,243 02 $21,776,983 68Quebec

2,610,611 15 4,293,004 32 1,985,942 87Montreal

47,798,250 16 46,990,948 25 27,405,886 27Winnipeg

11,538,219 51 10,771,432 33 5,679,142 11Vancouver

9,140,617 38 9,484,496 45 8,977,750 12Hamilton

5,874,673 32 6,293,897 10 3,080,330 532. When expenditure on new works can be resumed, the matter will be considered.

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DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT

LIB

*Mr. MARCILE (Bagot):

Liberal

1. Is it the intention of the Government during this session to amend the Dominion Elections Act?

2. If so, will proposed amendments be presented to the House in time for due consideration?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. It is intended to amend the Dominion Elections Act, and no doubt amendments to the Act will be presented during the present session.

2. Yes.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

The answer to the first question was not such as to indicate whether the Government would introduce amendments or not.

Questions

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March 29, 1922