April 6, 1922

PENSIONS' COMMITTEE


Mr. HERBERT MARLER (St. Law-rence-St. George) presented the first report of the special committee appointed by the House to consider questions relating to pensions, insurance and re-establishment of returned soldiers and any amendments to the existing laws in relation thereto which may be proposed. He said: This report recommends that the quorum of the committee be reduced from 15 to 9 members, and your committee recommend that leave be granted them to sit while the House is in session. By special permission of the House, I would move that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


AGRICULTURE AND COLONIZATION

CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Notice was given yesterday of a motion to concur in the second and third reports of the Committee on Agriculture. If action is to be taken on this matter-and some action should 'be taken, yea or nay-there should certainly 'be no delay.

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William Frederic Kay

Liberal

Mr. KAY:

If the right hon. gentleman will look at the Votes and Proceedings of to-day he will see that notice of this motion has been given for to-morrow.

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Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

If it is the unanimous wish of the House, the motion which has been fixed for to-morrow can be debated to-day.

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Jacques Bureau (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

Who blocked it yesterday? I understand this resolution was blocked yesterday by the right hon. leader of the official Opposition (Mr. Meighen).

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Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

That is quite correct. The motion for concurrence came up yesterday, and it could only be adopted by consent. We had not known that there was to be a motion to concur. I certainly wanted to con-

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slder it. For me, twenty-four hours is sufficient for consideration. I am prepared to wait twenty-four hours more if it is desired by any bon. member of this House but I think it my duty to say that the sooner we dispose of this matter the better, because very much hangs on our disposition of it.

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LIB

Jacques Bureau (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

I understand the right hon. gentleman insisted on the rule being followed, and' it is beihg followed. Now he wants to break the rule, or make an exception by unanimous consent.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

It could only be proceeded with to-day by unanimous consent. So, it will stand.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


CIVIL SERVICE LIST

CON

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is it the intention of the Government to request the [DOT]Civil Service Commission to resume the publication of the Civil Service List?

2. If so, when?

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

Liberal

1. The last edition of the Civil Service List was published in the fall of 1918, bringing the data contained therein up to 1st April preceding. Early in the fall of 1918 the classification of the personnel of the Service was commenced, and has been in progress since. As soon as the classification is completed, and this is anticipated in the near future, the Commission will submit to the Government a proposal that a new edition of the Civil Service List be prepared and published, and the matter will then be considered.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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EGG INSPECTORS

CON

Mr. SPENCE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many egg inspectors have been employed by the Government since the regulations came into effect in 1918, each year up to the end of 1921?

2. How much has been paid in salaries to the said inspectors during the years 1918, 1919, 1920 and 1921?

3. How much has been paid for travelling and other expenses of the said inspectors during each of the above mentioned years?

4. What has been the total amount of salaries and other, expenses during each of the said years, of the officials and employees at Ottawa, who supervise the work of the egg inspectors?

5. What number of cars have been inspected in each province during the years 1918, 1919, 1920 and 1921?

6. What number of cars were inspected for export during each of the said years?

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Hon. Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. In 1918, nine; 1919, twelve, seven of whom worked the full year; three appointed in September, 1919, and two in October, 1919; 1920, eleven, nine of whom worked the full year, one resigned on March 31, and one resigned on July 31; 1921, thirteen, nine of whom worked the full year and four were appointed in May, 1921.

2. In 1918, $8,365.18; 1919, $12,326.21; 1920, $15,110.06; 1921, $18,305.82. These inspectors are engaged in work other than egg inspection for a large percentage of the time. The amount chargeable to egg inspection is as follows:

1918 .. 45% which amounts to $3,764 331919 .. 35% " " " 4,314 171920 .. 40% " " " 6.044 021921 .. 30% " " " 5,491 743. In 1918, $7,364.18; 1919, $11,442.15; 1920, $13,823.74; 1921, $13,337.27. These inspectors are engaged in work other than egg inspection for a large percentage of the time. The amount chargeable to egg inspection is as follows:1918 .. 45% which amounts to $3,313 881919 .. 35% " " " 4,004 751920 .. 40% " " " 5,529 491921 .. 30% " " " 4,001 184. In 1918, $3,336.51; 1919, $3,845.00; 1920, $3,007.20; 1921, $3,171.30.5. 1918 1919 1920 1921Ontario 96 416 522 386Quebec

Prince Edward 6 68 93 58Island 29 28 74 69Nova Scotia.. .. 1 2 1Manitoba 89 112 123 86Saskatchewan. . . 47 167 112 105Alberta 20 21 19 8British Columbia. 1 2 10 6288 815 955 7196. In 1918, 41 ; 1919, 415; 1920, 469;1921, 312; total, 1237.

MATERIALS FOR OLEOMARGARINE Mr. SUTHERLAND:

1. What quantity of the following commodities was imported into Canada and used in the adulteration of butter, to produce what is called oleomargarine, during each of the years ending March 31st, 1920, 1921 and 1922 2-Lard compound; oleo oil; cotton oil; cocoanut oil; peanut oil; 'butter oil; and salt?

2. What amount of duty was collected on the above 'mentioned imports?

3. What amount, if any, of drawback on duty paid has been refunded to the manufacturers of oleomargarine during each of the years 1920, 1921 and 1922 on the said commodities?

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Hon. Mr. BUREAU: (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

1.

Commodity Period June 6, 1919 to March 31, 1920 Period April 1, 1920 to March 31, 1921 Period April 1, 1921 to March 31, 1922 TotalsLard Compound. lbs. 105,687 605,736 527,058 154,589 49,203 lbs. 27,647 1,714,562 89,208 701,995 22,646 9,234 154,730 25,300 5,970 103,258 25,800 lbs. 335,161 1,731,005 348,583 219,132 125,889 lbs. 468,495 4,051,303 964,849 1,075,716 197,738 9,234 978,288 25,300 5,970 382,892 82,356Cotton Seed Oil.. Cocoanut Oil Corn Oil Butter Oil 823,558 Nucoline Stearine Salt 279,634 Beef Fats 56,556

1,498,829 2,880,350 3,862,962 8,242,141

2. Duty collected, period June 6, 1919, to March 31, 1920, $69,730.55; period April 1, 1920, to March 31, 1921, $139,765; period April 1, 1921 to March 31, 1922, $182,772.66; totals, $392,345.53.

3. Drawback refunded, period June 6, 1919, to March 31, 1920, $69,033.25; period April 1, 1920, to March 31, 1921, $138,367.34; period April 1, 1921, to March 31, 1922, $180,944.94; totals, $388,345.53.

I asked the hon. gentleman to amend his question the other day, and I have answered it as if he had amended it. I can give him no further information. Answered for the time being.

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ALUMINUM ELECTRIC COMPANY

April 6, 1922