May 17, 1922

MOTION FOR ATTENDANCE OF SENATOR McOOIG

LIB

William Frederic Kay

Liberal

Mr. W. F. KAY (Missisquoi) moved:

That a message be sent to the Senate requesting that their Honours will give leave to the Hon. Archibald B. McCoig, one of their members, to attend and give evidence before the Seleot Standing Committee on Agriculture and Colonization.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Leader of the Opposition):

Is this motion based on

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any report of the committee? And if so, has that report been presented? Of course, if it has not been presented, I presume that no motion based on it can be moved.

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LIB

William Frederic Kay

Liberal

Mr. KAY:

This motion, Mr. Speaker, is

for the purpose of securing the attendance of the Hon. Mr. McCoig before the committee in order to examine him on the standardization of repair parts for agricultural implements, a matter not yet before the committee, but we wish to take it up at a later date.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I do not think it is

in order for a motion to be made on behalf of the Committee on Agriculture without a report from that committee being first presented.

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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. H. STEVENS:

(Centre Vancouver) : This matter was discussed in

the committee, and unquestionably it should be part of the report of the committee's proceedings. Why a report has not been presented to-day in the usual manner is, I think, a fit subject of inquiry. The rules of the House require that a report should be presented. None was presented when the appropriate order was called.

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PRO

Thomas Alexander Crerar

Progressive

Hon. T. A. CRERAR (Marquette) :

I

think in this case, Mr. Speaker, opposition to the motion should be withdrawn. I understand it is the intention of the committee to investigate the standardization of repair parts for farm implements. Senator McCoig has given the matter a lifelong study and probably is as well informed in regard to it as any man in this Parliament. I understand he is willing to attend and give evidence, and, if so, I see no reason why any technical objection should be raised by my hon. friend for Vancouver Centre (Mr. Stevens). I think the motion might very well be adopted and so expedite investigation of this very important matter.

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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

My hon. friend from

Marquette (Mr. Crerar) wholly misunderstands me. I wish to submit this to you, Mr. Speaker, as a point of order. The subject matter of this resolution was discussed in the committee to-day. In the ordinary course it should form part of the committee's report. I have absolutely no objection to the motion, except that I cannot understand why the ordinary procedure was departed from and no report presented to the House; at least, I have not been able to learn of any up to this moment. I submit, Sir, that this resolution cannot possibly

be moved until a report of the committee incorporating this resolution is submitted to the House.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The point of order is

well taken. A notice is required. The motion stands until the report is presented to the House.

Motion stands.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CHARTERED BANKS-NOTES, DEPOSITS, ETC

PRO

Mr. COOTE:

Progressive

1. What was the largest amount of notes, of Canadian chartered banks, in circulation in each of the years 1901, 1911 and 1921?

2. What was the largest amounts of deposits of these banks with the Minister of Finance for security of note circulation during each of these years?

3. What was the largest amount of deposits of these banks in central gold reserves during each of the said years?

4. What was the largest amount of railway and other bonds, debentures and stocks held by these banks in each of 6aid years?

5. What was the largest amount of call and short loans in Canada of said banks in each of these years?

6. What was the largest amount of call and short loans elsewhere than in Canada in each of said years?

7. What was the largest amount of real estate other than bank premises held by said banks in each of these years?

8. What was the largest amount of loans of said banks, to directors and firms of which they are partners, in each of these years, and does this amount include loans to incorporated companies, of which they are directors?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. FIELDING:

1901 1911 19211. $60,397,097 $111,943,580 $229,608,2132. 2,568,918 5,815,000 6,529,3103. - 95,302,5334. 33,061,712 64,889,452 46,605,6915. 39,324,335 72,640,526 113,818,3086. 50,963,477 104,009,030 193,001,119n 1 . 1,078,810 1,575,328 4,582,3288. 12,834,058 10,348,216 11,130,653The return specified by the Bank Act is

of the "aggregate amount of loans to directors, and firms of which they are partners."

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IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT APPOINTMENTS

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Government under contemplation the appointment of a representative of the Immigration Department in China?

2. Has the Government received an application from W. W. B. Mclnnes (former judge of

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the County Court of British Columbia, and candidate in the last election for the Liberal party), to be appointed immigration commissioner with headquarters at Canton?

3. Is the Government aware of any application being made by said W. W. B. Mclnnes, or any other person, to the Civil Service Commission for such appointment?

4. If such an appointment is made, what will be the powers and duties of persons so appointed?

5. In the opinion of the Government would such an appointment facilitate the emigration of Chinese to Canada?

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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. No.

2. No formal application received.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4 and 5. Answered by No. 1.

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COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT

CON
LIB

Hon. Mr. MURDOCK: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. As regai-ds prosecutions under federal legislation, no prosecutions were held against trusts and combines and combinations in restraint of trade in Canada from 1909 to 1922, but under the Combines Investigation Act, which received the Royal assent on May 4, 1910, a Board of Investigation was established in February, 1911, by the Minister of Labour to inquire into an alleged combine on the part of the United Shoe Machinery Company of Canada in the manufacture and sale of machinery used in the making of boots and shoes, and the report of the Board received by the Minister of Labour on October 21, 1912, declared the United Shoe Machinery Company to be a combine. No other investigations were ordered under the terms of the Combines Investigation Act and the Statute itself was repealed by clause 15 of the Combines and Fair Prices Act, July 7, 1919. The existing law for dealing with trusts, combines and mergers in restraint of trade is confined to the provisions of the Criminal Code. The Government has no information as regards prosecutions under provincial laws.

2. It is not deemed necessary to hold such an inquiry at present.

3. Answered by No. 2.

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May 17, 1922