May 3, 1922

M. J. HANEY-CONTRACTS

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What contracts, if any, had M. J. Haney,

of Toronto, or the Company of which he was President, with the Government of Canada, during the years 1898 and 1899, or about that time, for the construction of the Crow's Nest Pass ? i

2. Were tenders called for this work?

3. What was he paid for such contracts?

4. What amount, if any, was he paid on account of extras from these contracts?

5. What other contract work, if any, did he do for the Government of Canada during the years from 1896 to 1911, and what was the tetal sum received during these years by the said Haney?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. None.

2, 3 and 4. Answered by No. 1.

5. Railways and Canals Department-In 1900, Michael J. Haney had a contract for the construction of the Hillsborough bridge at Charlottetown, P.E.I., for which he was paid the sum of $1,231,125.29. A number of other contracts were undertaken during the period in question by the firm with which Mr. Haney was connected. It is, however, impossible to say what was received by Mr. Haney himself in connection with said contracts.

Public Works Department-Port Stanley, Ont., harbour, $207,650; Port Burwell, Ont., harbour, $8,880.55; Depot Harbour, Ont., wharf, $219,303.17.

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OLD AGE PENSIONS

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Government received a copy of a resolution adopted by the Legislature of British Columbia on December 1, 1921, (which sets out that at a conference between the federal Government and the Government of British [DOT]Columbia, the federal Government accepted responsibility for the initiation and administration of legislation relating to Mother's Pensions, Old age Pensions and other problems relating to the Improvement of Social Conditions?

2. If so, what were the terms of such agreement as aforesaid?

3. Will legislation be introduced this session to give effect to it and to establish Old Age Pensions in Canada?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. A copy of a resolution of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, passed on December 2 last, was received by the federal government on December 12. This resolution refers to a conference which was alleged to have been held between representatives of the Dominion government and provincial governments at Ottawa in 1919. It is stated that consideration was given on this occasion to the responsibilities of the Dominion and provincial administrations with regard to the initiation and administration of legislation relative to mothers' pensions, old age pensions, and other problems relating to the improvement of social conditions, and that it was the understanding of the representatives of British Columbia at this meeting that the Dominion government accepted full responsibility for the enactment of legislation dealing with old age pensions. The resolution of the Legislative Assembly endorsed the principle of old age pensions and directed the attention of the federal authorities to the desirabiltiy of legislation being enacted.

A resolution was adopted unanimously at the National Industrial Conference, which was held in 1919, of Dominion and provincial representatives with representative employers and labour men in favour of the appointment of a board or boards to inquire into the subjects of state insurance against unemployment, sickness, invalidity and old age. The text of this resolution appears in the published report of the National Industrial Conference. The published report, however, contains no reference to any separate conference between the Dominion and provincial ministers on the subjects referred to in the resolution of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and there is nothing on record in the Privy Council office on the subject. Presumably, therefore, any discussions which may have occurred between the federal and provincial ministers on these matters were of an informal nature.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

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ALUMINUM COMPANY OF AMERICA

LIB

Mr. DESLAURIERS:

Liberal

1. Does the Aluminum Company of America, Massena Springs, New York, pay a licence for the electric power which it takes from Cedar Rapids, Quebec?

2. If so, what is the date and amount of said licence?

3. If not, why is said company exempted from Federal Law 6-7 Edward VII, Chapter 16?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. ROBB: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Only companies exporting power from Canada come under the provisions of the act.

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RATES ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

PRO

George Gibson Coote

Progressive

Mr. COOTE:

How much did railways, owned by the Government of Canada, pay in connection with the press advertising campaign on rates, conducted by the Canadian Railway Association, during the last two years?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Militia and Defence; Minister of the Naval Service)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

Questions

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STENOGRAPHERS AND MESSENGERS

LIB

Hon. Mr. MARCIL (Bonaventure) :

Liberal

1. Is it true that the stenographers and messengers of the House of Commons are receiving the same rate of pay?

2. Is it the intention of the Government to adjust salaries in proportion to the importance of the duties performed?

3. If so, when?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Some newly appointed stenographers who are single receive the same salary as old messengers who are married and have long been in the service.

2. and 3. Under consideration.

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FIRST CANADIAN CONTINGENT

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many men composed the first Canadian Contingent that went overseas in the Great War?

2. Approximately, how many had previous training in the Militia of Canada, and how many had not?

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Hon. Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Militia and Defence; Minister of the Naval Service)

Liberal

1. 30,808. (This does not include the Newfoundland regiment, the Lincoln regiment, nor the Royal Canadian regiment, which went to Bermuda.)

2. Approximately ninety-two per cent of the first contingent received previous military training. The exact number is not available until the Hollerith system is completed.

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CANADIAN EXPORTS AND IMPORTS

LIB

Mr. RINFRET:

Liberal

1. What was the total amount of Canadian trade for the fiscal year 1876-77, and the total amount of exports and imports during the same

period?

2. What was the total amount of Canadian trade for the fiscal year 1921-22, and the total amount of exports and imports during the same year.

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May 3, 1922