June 22, 1922

CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Before disposing, by sale or otherwise, or the laying up of the twenty-seven smaller Canadian Merchant Marine ships, will the Government look into the utilization of those suitable for the formation of a Government Merchant Lake Marine, to act as a feeder to the Canadian National Railways, and to act as a regulator of lake rates?

2. If not, why?

3. Will the Government before making any disposition of these ships by tender or otherwise, afford an equal right to tender to the Hydro Radials Commission of Ontario, and to any Harbour Commission on the lakes that may desire to purchase any of said ships for lake and marine purposes?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE
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PRO

Donald MacBeth Kennedy

Progressive

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

1 and 2. The Government has not considered the establishment of a lake marine.

3. Yes.

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DEATH OP PENITENTIARY INMATES

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Will the Government order an inquiry into the death of two inmates of Kingston Penitentiary who were killed through drinking shellac which contained wood alcohol?

2. Will the Government make inquiry into the overcrowding of this institution, the proper classification of inmates, and the need of additional accomodation?

3. Will any commission or other form of inquiry be instituted during the recess of Parliament to make a thorough inquiry into the whole problem of prison reform in Canada and report their findings at the next session of this Parliament?

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Subtopic:   DEATH OP PENITENTIARY INMATES
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Hon. Sir LOMER GOUIN:

1. An inquiry will be made into this matter.

2. The population at Kingston Penitentiary is being taken care of and there is still cell accomodation for additional inmates. The erection of another building is under consideration.

3. The creation of such a commission has not been considered.

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Subtopic:   DEATH OP PENITENTIARY INMATES
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INCOME TAXPAYERS

PRO

Mr. SPENCER:

Progressive

1. What is the total number of income taxpayers in the Dominion?

2. What is the total number of income taxpayers for each separate gradation of the act?

3. What is the aggregate of incomes represented by the amount collected under the Income Tax Act?

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Subtopic:   INCOME TAXPAYERS
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. FIELDING:

Fiscal year 1920-1921

1. 194,257.

Questions

2. Incomes.

. - Corpor- ations Indivi- duals TotalExceeding $ 6,000 1,590 665 171,230 11,534 5,339 1,240 776 172,8206,000 10,000 20,000 30.000 50.000 75.000 100,000 200,000 400.000 600.000 son nnn a 10,000 12,199 5,868it it 20'000 529 if it it 30.000

50.000 236 226 1,476 1,002u It 75'000 101 238 339It ll 100,000 85 98 183it 200'000 130 85 17 215it it 400,000 74 91it li 600'000 22 2 24it it 800,000. 11 11it it 1,000'000 8 8" i non nnn it 19 2 21' ' 3,696 190,561 194,257

ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACT Mr. LEADER:

1. What amounts were expended during the fiscal year 1921-22 in connection with the administration of the Animal Contagious Diseases Act, (a) on the administration of the act, (b) in compensation for animals slaughtered under authority of the act?

3. What amount of compensation was paid for (a) horses, (b) cattle, (c) hogs, and (d) sheep?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. (a) The cost of administering the Animal Contagious Diseases Act, as far as the inspection and condemning of animals is concerned, was, approximately $360,000. The exact figures could not be arrived at without analyzing each account, as while nearly all inspectors do more or less work in this connection only a small proportion devote their whole time to the work. It must be remembered of course that this amount includes the cost of inspecting horses, cattle, sheep and swine, both healthy and unhealthy. It is worthy of note also that in the case of the cattle subjected to the tuberculin test by the inspectors only about 8 per cent or less on the average react, hence about 12 or 13 cattle are tested for each one for which compensation is paid, (b) $661,725.71.

2. (a) $2,519.98, (b) $652,840.87, (c)

$6,364.86, (d) Nil.

J. CLOVIS SAVOY Hon. Mr. BAXTER:

1. Was J. Clovis Larivy appointed a fishery guardian for Gloucester county, N.B., last year?

2. Was he appointed on the recommendation of the Civil Service Commission?

3. Who has been appointed this year to discharge the same duties?

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When the tax payable under the Special War Revenue Act or the Business Profits War Tax Act exceeded the tax payable under the Income War Tax Act no assessment was levied under the latter Act.

Corporations are only taxable on profits in excess o $2,000.

3. $912,410,428.89.

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Subtopic:   INCOME TAXPAYERS
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MR. THOMAS MULVET

CON

Mr. McKILLOP:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has any allowance, honorarium, or grant of money been made to Mr. Thomas Mulvey, Under Secretary of State, for his services as Deputy Custodian of Alien Enemy property?

2. If so, what is the amount of such money grant or allowance, and under what authority was it made?

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Subtopic:   MR. THOMAS MULVET
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The question of payment to Mr. Mulvey as Deputy Custodian of Enemy Property, was referred by the Right Honourable A. L. Sifton, then Secretary of State, to Messrs. O. M. Biggar and Christopher C. Robinson, the legal members of the Enemy Debts Committee. The following is an extract from their report, dated 17th September, 1920:

Mr. Mulvey's work has extended over a period of about four and a half years, and in our opinion an extra allowance at the rate of $1,500 a year, or a total of $6,750, would be a small recompense for the special services rendered.

Payment of $4,000 was made to Mr. MuL vey by direction of an Order in Council dated 17th December, 1921, P.C. 4631: The payment was made under the authority of the Treaty of Peace (Germany) Order in Council, 1920, and was paid out of the proceeds of enemy property as part of the cost of administration.

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Questions

4. Was the appointee of this year appointed upon the recommendation of the Civil Service Commission ?

5. If not, why?

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Subtopic:   MR. THOMAS MULVET
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LIB

Hon. Mr. LAPOINTE: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. No. J. Clovis Savoy was so employed.

2. No. He was appointed by the Inspector of Fisheries following advertising the position. The appointment was confirmed by the Commission.

3. Phillippe Landry.

4 and 5. No. Such appointments do not now come within the purview of the Com-nission.

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Subtopic:   MR. THOMAS MULVET
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HILET'S ARMY

CON

Mr. BOYS: (Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the Government or any minister thereof, offer free transportation, from Ottawa to Toronto by special train over the Canadian National, to the Veterans known as Riley's Army?

2. Did the members of Riley's Army refuse to accept transportation over the Canadian National?

3. If so, on what grounds?

4. Did they return to Toronto by Canadian Pacific Railway?

5. If so, why was such transportation provided instead of by Canadian National?

6. Were three cars supplied by the Canadian Pacific Railway for such transportation?

7. If not, how many?

8. What extra cost to the Canadian National system, if any, would have been incurred had a similar number of cars been added for such purpose to its train instead of the Canadian Pacific?

9. What amount was paid to or charged by the Canadian Pacific Railway for such transportation?

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Subtopic:   HILET'S ARMY
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LIB

Hon. Mr. MURDOCK: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. No.

2. No.

3. Answered by answer to No. 2.

4. Yes.

5. The hikers arrived in Union Station, Ottawa, about 3 a.m., June 6, and requested a special train to take them back to Toronto at once. They were told a special train could not be supplied, but that extra coaches would be placed on the Canadian National train leaving Ottawa at 1 p.m. same date. They claimed that leaving at 1 p.m. would land them in Toronto at night and insisted that they would not go; that the city of Ottawa would have to keep them, etc., unless they were sent forward earier than 1 p.m. About 5 a.m. it was decided as inadvisable to ask or expect these returned soldiers to lie around on the floors or the benches of the station until 1 p.m. and that it was consistent and advisable to send them forward to Toronto at 9.40 a.m., and arrangements were made accordingly.

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6. No.

7. Four. |

8. No accurate information available.

9. $1,422.72.

LETTER RATE; CANADA-GREAT BRITAIN

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CON

Mr. GARLAND (Carleton):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the one ounce letter rate from Canada to the British Isles?

2. What is the one ounce letter rate from Canada to the Republic of Mexico?

3. Is it the intention of the Government to put the Mother Country on a par with Mexico in the .matter of letter postage by reducing the rate to three cents?

4. If not, why?

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Subtopic:   HILET'S ARMY
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LIB

Hon. Mr. MURPHY: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Four cents-the rate from Canada to places within the Empire-established by the late government in October, 1921.

2. Three cents-the Canadian Domestic rate-extended to Mexico by the terms of a long-standing postal convention with that country.

3. and 4. Should it be decided to change the rates of postage from Canada to places within the Empire due announcement will be made.

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Subtopic:   HILET'S ARMY
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CIVIL SERVICE REMUNERATION

June 22, 1922