May 11, 1922

COMMITTEE ON RAILWAY TRANSPORTATION


Hon. A. K. MACLEAN (Halifax) presented the first report of the Special Committee appointed to consider railway transportation, recommending that the committee be empowered to sit while the House is in session, and that such evidence as it may take be printed from day to day, and that rule 74 relating thereto be suspended.


OTTAWA GAS COMPANY


Mr. H. B. McGIVERIN (Ottawa) moved that Bill No. 8 respecting the Ottawa Gas Company be withdrawn, and that the fee and Charges paid thereon be refunded, less the cost of printing and translation, in accordance with the recommendation Contained in the third report of the Select Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills.


LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

This motion can only

be entertained by unanimous consent. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


BUSINESS WAR PROFITS TAX

IND

Mr. GOOD:

Independent Progressive

1. What is the total number of returns made by tax payers under the Business War Profits Tax, from the date when this Act was made effective until the present time?

2. How many such returns have been made each year during this period?

3. How many tax payers have made returns but against whom no assessment of tax has yet been made?

4. How many returns in each year have not yet been assessed?

5. How many have made returns, been assessed, but have not yet paid their taxes?

6. How much interest, if any, has been lost by the non-assessment of the taxes on the returns furnished?

7. How many returns, if any, will it be impossible to collect owing to the failure or liquidation of firms or corporations?

8. Have there been any cases of incorporated companies in which a further allowance for capital than that provided by the act (namely the value of the capital stock, unimpaired reserve, rest or accumulated profits) was made and the capital for the purpose of this acl allowed to be increased?

9. If so, on what principle and under wha' authority ?

Questions

10. In cases of profits derived from mines, how much, if any, has been allowed to be deducted from the profits for the exhaustion of mines?

11. In cases of profits derived from mines, have there been any cases in which, in addition to the allowance made for exhaustion of mines, there has been at the same time added as a reserve, an allowance for the value of the mine?

12. If so, how many cases, what was the total amount so added and what difference has this made in the taxes assessed?

13. Have any similar allowances been made for the exhaustion and for the value of pulp or timber lands?

14. If so, under what authority? [DOT]

15. Have any other methods of accommodation to tax payers been adopted other than acceptance of notes in payment for assessments levied? If so, what methods?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. FIELDING:

The Minister of Finance is advised that the supplying of all the information asked for would require quite a long time and a large expenditure for clerical work, which he thinks the honourable member would not desire to have incurred. The minister suggests that if it would be convenient to the honourable member he might call on the Commissioner of Taxation, Mr. R. W. Breadner, at the Finance Department, and discuss the matter with him, with a view to reducing the scope of the inquiry into such limits as might enable the Department to supply such information as the honourable member deems most important.

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POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT-MARRIED WOMEN AS EMPLOYEES

LIB

Mr. FONTAINE:

Liberal

1. How many married women work with their husbands in the Post Office Department?

2. What salary and bonus do these women receive?

3. Is the Civil Service Commission aware that husband and wife are in some cases employed in the same branch of the said Department?

4. If so, what salary and bonus are received by husband and wife respectively?

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

Liberal

1. One.

2. Salary, $1,000. Bonus, $166.50 for year 1921-22; no bonus paid this year.

3. No. The Civil Service Commission has on several occasions recommended to the Government the desirability of framing regulations which would remove from the Service married women whose husbands are able to support them; to require female employees to retire upon their marriage; and to prohibit the appointment of married women, save under certain exceptional and specified conditions. As a result an Order in Council was passed on the 18th June, 1920 (P.C. 1393), approving the following regulations:

Hereafter no married woman, whose husband is living, shall be eligible for appointment in the public service.

Provided that, when the commission reports that the supply of experienced help for any particular kind of work is not sufficient to meet the demands of the public service, a married woman may be certified for temporary employment.

Provided further, that where it can be established by a married woman that her husband is unable, through illness or other cause, to contribute to her support, such married woman may be certified for permanent or temporary employment.

Provided further, that where, in the opinion of the commission, it would be desirable or necessary, and in the best interests of the public service to employ a married woman or to employ husband and wife together, such married woman may be certified to by the commission for permanent or temporary employment.

A further Order in Council of the 12th March, 1921 (P.C. 517), provided that:

Any female employee in the public service shall, upon the occasion of her marriage, be required to resign her position.

4. Husband, salary $1,260, bonus $297; wife, salary $1,000, bonus $166.50.

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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD- SHERBROOKE

LIB

Mr. TOBIN:

Liberal

1. How many persons are employed by the Government at. and in connection with the office of the Soldier Settlement Board at Sherbrooke, Quebec?

2. What are their names?

3. How many can speak and write French?

4. What salary do they receive?

5. When were they appointed?

6. Where did they reside prior to appointment?

7. By whom was their appointment recommended?

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Hon. Mr. BELAND: (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

1. Seventeen.

2. Buckland, A.J., DeLeseluc, C., Dunn, Miss M., Farnsworth, T. O., Honeyman, H. R., Hawker, Miss S. L., Kees, Miss V., Kerr, W., MacPherson, W. E. G., Matthews,

G. D., McCallum, J. A., Palmer, Miss M. G., Porter, H. G., Stewart, Miss E. P., Smillie, Miss C. L., Standish, C. G., Wymbs, A. D.

3. Four speak and write French. Of the remaining thirteen, four have a speaking and reading knowledge of French.

4. Yearly salaries as follows: Buckland, A. J., $1,920; DeLeseluc, C., $1,320; Dunn, Miss M., $960; Farnsworth, T. O., $1,800; Honeyman, H. R., $1,800; Hawker, Miss S.

Questions

L., $900; Kees, Miss V., $900; Kerr, W., $2,700; MacPherson, W. E. G., $2,100; Matthews, G. D., $1,800; McCallum, J. A., $1,920; Palmer, Miss M. G., $960; Porter,

H. G., $1,800; Stewart, Miss E. P., $840; Smillie, Miss C. L., $900; Standish, C, G., $2,100; Wymbs, A. D., $1,500.

5. Dates of appointment to the staff of

the Soldiers' Settlement Board: Buckland, A. J., May 31, 1920; DeLeseluc, C., April 14, 1919; Dunn, Miss M., September 1, 1921; Farnsworth, T. O., April 21, 1919; Honeyman, H. R., November 3, 1919; Hawker, Miss S. L., December 17, 1919; Kees, Miss V., September 22, 1919; Kerr, W., January 31, 1919; MacPherson, W. E. G., January 16, 1920; Matthews, G. D., November 15, 1921; McCallum, J. A.,

September 15, 1919; Palmer, Miss M. G., October 1, 1921; Porter, H. G., September 17, 1919; Stewart, Miss E. P., October 1, 1921; Smillie, Miss C. L., August 25, 1919; Standish, C. G., June 24, 1919; Wymbs, A. D., September 8, 1919.

6. Buckland, A. J., St. Anne de Bellevue Que.; DeLeseluc, C., Montreal, Que.; Dunn, Miss M., Sherbrooke, Que.; Farnsworth, T.

O., Bulwer, Que.; Honeyman, H. R., Sherbrooke, Que.; Hawker, Miss S. L., Sherbrooke, Que.; Kees, Miss V., Sherbrooke, Que.; Kerr, W., St. John, N.B.; MacPherson, W. E. G., Toronto, Ont.; Matthews, G. D., Quebec, Que.; McCallum, J. A., Quebec, Que.; Palmer, Miss M. G., Sherbrooke, Que.; Porter, H. G., Sherbrooke, Que.; Stewart, Miss E. P., Sherbrooke, Que.; Smillie, Miss C. L., Sherbrooke, Que.; Standish, C. G., Quebec, Que.; Wymbs, A. D.. Ottawa, Ont.

7. Buckland, A. J., H. Barton, professor of Animal Husbandry, MacDonald College; Arthur Jones, of Jones-Grant-Lunham, Montreal; Dr. W. L. Shurtleff, K.C., Coati-cook, Que.

DeLeseluc, C., Bruce Campbell, then District Superintendent, Montreal; and W. R. Stevens, then Director of Agricultural Training, Montreal.

Dunn, Miss M., Capt. F. G. Forster, then District Superintendent, Sherbrooke, Que.

Farnsworth, T. O., E. A. Bailey, Provincial Manager (Que.) the Canadian Bank of Commerce; V. E. Moerith, of the Sherbrooke Daily Record, and F. R. Cromwell, of Cookshire, Que.

Honeyman, H. R., B. B. Morrill, then District Superintendent.

Hawker, Miss S. L., B. B. Morrill, then District Superintendent.

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Kees, Miss S., B. B. Morrill, then District Superintendent.

Kerr, W., formerly District Superintendent, St. John, N.B.; J. F. Tweedale, Minister of Agriculture, New Brunswick, and

J. G. Robertson, then Maritime Supervisor,

S. S. Board.

MacPherson, W. E. G., Assigned by Civil Service Commission.

Matthews, G. D., J. G. Carl Fraser, B.

S. A., Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa; R. Summerly, Professor of Cereal Husbandry, MacDonald College, Que., and N. D. MacKenzie, Superintendent, Dominion Experimental Farm, Indian Head, Sask.

McCallum, J. A., Major J. H. Roy, then District Superintendent, Quebec, P.Q.

Palmer, Miss G., P. Stewart, then District Superintendent.

Porter, H. G., B. B. Morrill, then District ...Superintendent.

Stewart, Miss E. P., P. Stewart, then District Superintendent.

Smillie, Miss C. L., B. B. Morrill, then District Superintendent.

Standish, C. G., C. M. Armstrong, 205 Beaver Hall Hill, Montreal, and Major J.

H. Roy, then District Superintendent Quebec, P.Q.

Wymbs, A. D., assigned by Civil Service Commission.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL, RAILWAY-TIES

LIB

Mr. TOBIN:

Liberal

1. What quantity of railway ties have been purchased by the Canadian National Railway in Quebec, since January 30, 1921?

2. What are the names of the parties from whom said ties were purchased and the quantity in each case?

3. What was the price paid?

4. On what date was the contract given?

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LIB

William Costello Kennedy (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Name Date Quan- tity Price No. 1 Ties No. 2 Ties No. 3 TiesTies c. c. c.Viellet Bros Nov.26/21 75,000 55 45 25C. E. Fleming Tie & Lumber Co Nov. 26/21 125,000 70 60 35International Land & Lumber Co. Ltd... Nov.26/21 75,000 60 50 30Clifford Supply Co.. Nov.26/21 75,000 55 45 25C. Desrochers Nov.26/21 10,000 55 45 25J. A. Boulay Nov.26/21 10,000 70 60 35J. A. Turcotte Nov.26/21 140,006 55 45 25L. N. Huart .Dec. 10/21 25,000 70 60 35L. Nault Dec. 23/21 10,000 70 60 35J. L. Mercier Jan. 16/22 1,000 60 50 30J. A. Pelletier Dec. 21/21 2,000 60 50 30C. Lavoie Dec. 2/21 1,000 60 50 30Philippe Pitre Dec. 2/21 400 60 50 30Alph. C. Roy Nov. 25/21 300 60 50 30Total 549,700

Questions

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May 11, 1922