June 12, 1922

CON

Mr. BLACK (Yukon) :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the total amount of expenditure in connection with the House of Commons as shown on page sixteen of the main estimates, without taking into account any amounts that may be supplementary estimates, $1,703,390, and the expenditure for the Senate as shown on the same page the sum of $561,205?

2. Why is the Chief Accountant of the Senate, as shown on page seventeen of the main estimates, paid $4,020, and the Chief Accountant of the House of Commons paid only $3,450 as shown on page nineteen of the estimates?

3. How are these officers classified to make this difference in salary?

4. Does the Chief Accountant of the Senate hlave to furnish bonds in connection with his office?

5. Does the Chief Accountant of the House of Commons have to furnish bonds in connection with his office?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes, in so far as the House of Commons is concerned.

2. The Chief Accountant of the House of Commons was classified in 1908 as Accountant and Chief of Miscellaneous Branch with a salary range of $2,800-$4,000, annual increases of $100 per annum. The annual increase of present incumbent starts 1st October in each year, therefore $3,450 is voted in the estimates to complete the year ending 31st March, 1923.

3. The position of Accountant of the House of Commons has been classified by the Civil Service Commission with a salary range of $2,100-$2,700, increasing at the rate of $120 yearly.

4. No information.

5. Yes.

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IMPERIAL CONFERENCE

LIB

Mr. DESLAURIERS:

Liberal

1. Is it the intention of the Government to take part, during the present year, in an Imperial Conference in which amendments to the British North America Act will be discussed?

2. If so, will Parliament have an opportunity of discussing this question before the departure of the Canadian representatives?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The Government has not received any intimation of an. Imperial Conference being held this year.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Questions

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL. PENITENTIARY

LIB

Mr. DESLAURIERS:

Liberal

1. How many men are employed at the S-t.

Vincent de Paul Penitentiary?

2. What are their names and nationality?

3. How many convicts are actually in said

penitentiary?

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Subtopic:   ST. VINCENT DE PAUL. PENITENTIARY
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Hon. Sir LOMER GOUIN:

1. 120.

2.

Nominal roll of permanent officers employed at St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary as on June 8th, 1922.

Name- Nationality

Girouard, Col. de la B British

Ahier, E. H 44

Allen, E 44

Aube, Z "

Aube, W "

Barbeau, E 44

Belanger, W "

Berube, J 44

Bolduc, M 44

Briere, A "

Byrne, J "

Cardinal, J. A 44

Caron, C.R. L'Abbe 44

Cheesman, A. W "

Clark, D "

Cliche, L. P "

Champagne, P. E

"Charbonneau, A

"Chateauvert, A. P

44Clermont, F

44Connelly, A

[DOT][DOT]Cormier, A

"C.ousineau, H

44Crandall, A. H

44Daly, J. L

44Delorme, A

44Deschambault, W. A

"Desrochers, J

44Donnelly, H

44Doran, S

44Dube, W

44Dufresne, A

"Dupuis, D

"Filiatrault, A

"Filiatrauilt, N

"Fitzgibbon, J. D

44Forest, G

44Galarneau, 1

44Garceau, E

44Gau-thier, A

44Girard, R

44Godard, H. Revd

44Godin, F. X

44Go-din, L. P

44Godin, H

44Grece, W

44Hamil, N

44Henaul-t, R

44Hugg, J. J

44Jette, U

44Jobin, E

44Johnson, C

44Jubinville, A

44Kellett, G

44Labrecque, J. E

44Lambert, E

44Lamer, E

44Lapierre, R

44

TMr. Mackenzie King.]

Name- Nationality

Lapointe, J. A British

Leacock, G

Lefebvre, A

Lenden, A

Leontieff, E

Leroux, O

Lesage, R

Michaud, A

Miron, A

Montbriand, E

Morrot, P

Murphy, J M. R

Nadeau, J. N

Pare, A

Payne, P. F

Pepin, J. E

Pigeon, R

Pilotte, G

Poirier, D

Poirier, I.A

Prefontaine, A

Proulx, M

Riendeau, J.B

Robert, L

Roy, D

Sibbald, W

Sigouin, A

Sproston, E

St. Aubin, E

Steben, G

Thibaudean, R

Timlin, C

Trudeau, A

Vibert, S. J

White, J. J

Nominal roll of temporary officers

Boisvert, A. E

Bottinig, J

Bouthiliette, J

Brault, G

Broui-llete, E

Caron, P. E

Chartre, E

Conway, G. J

DesLlets, A

Duhamel, P

Farrow, J

Gauthier, C

Gendron, W

Gibson, A. K

Haile, J. F. X

JoHicceur, H

Juteau, F

Nadeau, A. E

O'Hara, R. H

Rheaume, J. E

Robichand, F

Robillard, T. J

Sabourin, J. A

Sisson, G. E

St. Germain, A

Vervrogen, F

Vezina, J. R

3. 686.

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McLEOD POST OFFICE

PRO

Mr. COOTE:

Progressive

1. What was the gross revenue of the post office at Macleod for the last two fiscal years?

2. Has the Government any idea of the unsuitability and the inadequacy oi the present

Canadian

British

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post office building at that point to serve the needs of the community?

3. Does the Government pay rental for the building now used as a post office?

4. If so, what amount, and to whom paid?

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Subtopic:   McLEOD POST OFFICE
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LIB

Hon. Mr. MURPHY: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Year ended 31 March, 1921, $11,027.75; year ended 31 March, 1922, $10,091.24.

2. The Public Works Department is endeavouring to obtain more adequate accomodation.

3. and 4. The postmaster provides his own building for which he receives the usual allowance based on the revenue, covering rent, etc. This allowance amounted to $750 for the last fiscal year.

Mr. DUNCAN McPHERSON

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Subtopic:   McLEOD POST OFFICE
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CON

Mr. BLACK (Yukon) :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was there in the Internment Operations Branch, Department of Justice, an official named Duncan McPherson?

2. Is he still employed by the Government?

3. Has he been offered superannuation under what is known as the Calder Act?

4. If so, has he accepted same?

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Subtopic:   McLEOD POST OFFICE
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Duncan MacPherson is employed in the Internment Branch of the Department of the Secretary of State.

2. Yes.

3. Mr. MacPherson has applied for superannuation under The Calder Act, and his application is now pending before the Treasury Board.

4. Answered by No. 3.

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Subtopic:   McLEOD POST OFFICE
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MAIL SERVICE-LACHENAIE, QUE.


Mr. GARLAND (Carleton) . 1. Was J. Z. Tisdale, of Lachenaie, County of l'Assomption, Quebec, awarded a contract on October 8th. 1919, for the carriage of mails? 2. If so, has this contract been cancelled and when will it be terminated? 3. What is the reason for the cancellation of the said contract? [DOT]


LIB

Hon. Mr. MURPHY: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The contract will be terminated on 4th August, 1922.

3. The reason for the action taken is contained in the following clause in the contract:-

"Le Ministre des Postes se reserve aussi le droit d'annuler le present contrat lorsqu'il sera d'opinion que Tinteret du public Tex-ige, en donnant trois mois d'avance avis par ecrit a ^entrepreneur."

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QUESTIONS TO BE REDRAFTED


On the questions being called:


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

What action does the Government intend to take to disallow am act and schedule agreement of the Province of Ontario for the alienation of 3,000 square miles of Ontario's Resources to an American citizen, E. W. Backus, without any tender whatsoever or adequate survey of this English River Limit and to see that the interests of the Dominion are safeguarded and protected and to protect the exploitation of the Public Domain without tender?

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CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Government of Canada agreed with the Government of Ontario to appoint a Joint Board consisting of four Members to regulate and control the outflow of the waters of the Lake of the Woods so as to maintain the levefl of the lake and also of the waters of Lac Seul and of the Winnipeg River?

2. Has the Government decided to introduce legislation this session to repeal an act of the Parliament of Canada " The Lake of the Woods Regulation Act, 1921, being Chapter 38 R.S.C. 1921," and at whose request?

3. Will the Government lay on the table all documents, letters, correspondence, and any other material dealing with this matter with the Government of Ontario, or any other person or persons?

4. Why has the Government agreed to a political settlement of this question which should be settled by engineers?

5. What International Treaty, if any, is there covering this question or will the Act introduced by the Government of the Province of Ontario not interfere with the consummation of such an International Treaty?

6. What Interprovincial and International Legislation is there in existence at present on this subject and why should the Dominion surrender its rights at the behest of the Province of Ontario?

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June 12, 1922