April 24, 1922

LIB

Hon. Mr. FIELDING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. No, as the first accounting period of the corporation ended on 31st December, 1921.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BRITISH EMPIRE STEEL CORPORATION
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POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT-EMPLOYEES

LIB

Joseph-√Čloi Fontaine

Liberal

Mr. FONTAINE:

How many employees (a) men (b) women and (c) returned soldiers, are there in the Post Office Department, either permanent or temporary, receiving a salary of $600 per year?

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Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT-EMPLOYEES
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LIB

Charles Murphy (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. MURPHY:

Permanent, (a) 1, (b) 3, (c) Nil; Temporary, (a) 8, (b) 25, (c) 27.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT-EMPLOYEES
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ELECTION DEPOSITS

LIB

*Mr. FOURNIER:

Liberal

1. Have all members of the House of Commons been refunded the deposit made by each of them to returning officers in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral law?

2. If not, how many, and what are the names of the members still expecting the refund of said deposit?

3. What are the reasons for delay in returning said deposits?

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Subtopic:   ELECTION DEPOSITS
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LIB

Hon. Mr. FIELDING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. No. All deposits received by the Auditor General under Section 40, subsection 9 of the Dominion Elections Act have been returned to the candidates, as provided by section 72, sub-section 5 of the Dominion Elections Act.

2. One member and one candidate are still expecting refunds of deposits made by them, these being Mr. George Parent, M.P., and Pierre Bertrand, defeated candidate, electoral district of Quebec West.

3. The delay is caused by the returning officer failing to forward the deposits to the Auditor General of Canada as provided by section 40, sub-section 9 of the Dominion Elections Act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ELECTION DEPOSITS
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

LIB

Mr. VIEN:

Liberal

1. Was an inventory taken of all war material furnished to the British Government by Canada, when the late war was declared?

2. What was the nature of such shipments, and on what date were they shipped?

3. Was this war material paid for in kind or was it paid for in money?

4. What were the dates of these payments and of what nature were they?

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LIB

Mr. VIEN:

Liberal

1. Has the Canadian Government received from the Imperial Government, shipments of munitions of war, arms or equipment, during the years 1921 and 1922?

2. If so, on what dates, and what were the nature and values of these shipments?

3. Under what agreement have these shipments been made?

4. Were they written agreements? If so, what is the name of the official who signed them for Canada and what are the dates of said agreements?

5. Does the Government expect other shipments of the same nature?

6. If so, of what nature and value?

7. Were arms, accoutrements and munitions received by the Canadian Government from the British Government, in the autumn of 1921?

8. If so, what was their value?

9. Were the said arms, accoutrements and munitions out of service or in bad condition, and will the Canadian Government be obliged to spend large amounts on repairs?

10. Will a great quantity of this munition be unfit for use after 1924, and thus have to be destroyed?

11. Where was this material disposed of?

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LIB

Mr. FOURNIER:

Liberal

1. What are the names, positions and salary of the employees of the Chief Architect's branch, Public Works Department, who worked on the three classifications which were posted in the branch?

2. Which of the three classifications was approved by the deputy minister and recommended to the commission.

3. On what date, month and year were reports or cards for classification from Chief Architect's branch received by the commission?

4. After such reports or cards for classification were received by the commission, were there any other special ones issued?

5. If so, on what date, month and year were they issued?

6. By whom were they requested?

7. What are the names, positions and salary of the persons to whom they were issued?

8. Were all the employees informed? If not, why?

9. What were the duties of those who received these cards?

10. For what position and salary were each of them requested to fill in these cards?

11. To what positions and salaries were they classified?

12. What was the position and salary of each when the first and second classifications were posted?

13. What is the amount of back pay each

received?

14. What was their position and salary, also the year they were appointed in the service?

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DRAWBACKS

PRO

John Evans

Progressive

Mr. JOHN EVANS (Saskatoon) moved:

For a return showing a list of the raw materials, with the quantity and value thereof, on which a refund of the duty under the Drawback Act was paid, together with a list of the firms to whom such money was returned. Also a list of the finished articles manufactured from such material and the countries to which they were exported.

Prime Ministers' Conference

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LIB
LIB

Jacques Bureau (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. BUREAU:

Before this motion is adopted, it would be well for the hon. gentleman to state from what time he wants this return made.

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PRO
PRO

Thomas Wakem Caldwell

Progressive

Mr. CALDWELL:

The period between 1920 and 1921 would be very brief unless it includes one year or the other.

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PRO

PRIME MINISTERS' CONFERENCE

CORRESPONDENCE WITH BRITISH GOVERNMENT

April 24, 1922