February 15, 1923

MESDAMES KENNEDY AND LAFORTUNE

LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the House that I have received two letters, one from Mrs. W. C. Kennedy and the other from Madame D. A. Lafortune, thanking the House for its expression of sympathy in their great sorrow. In behalf of the House I acknowledge these communications.

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ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS


Mr. FERNAND RINFRET (St. James) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 17 respecting the Royal Academy of Arts. He said: The object of the bill is to grant a public charter to this academy and to bring it under one of the federal departments. It lias been in existence for some time but so far has had no official channel of communication with the department. The purpose is to bring it under the purview of one of the ministries. The Department of Public Works is mentioned in the bill, but that is a matter of detail that can be considered and decided upon when the bill is in committee. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


SALES TAXES


SIR HENRY DRAYTON: 1. What amount has been collected under the sales tax during the present fiscal year in each city with a population of one hundred thousand or over, down to the 31st of December, 1922? 2. (a) What amount of sales taxes were due and unpaid upon such date and (b) what is the number of taxpayers in arrears ond said date in each of said cities? 3. Have legal proceedings been taken against such taxpayers? If so, in what cities and what is the number of such proceedings in each city?


LIB

Hon. Mr. BUREAU: (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

1. Sales tax collections are recorded by customs and excise ports and not by cities. The collections at city ports, where population is in excess of one hundred thousand each, for the present fiscal year to 31 December, 1922, were as follows:

Montreal, $16,265,019.40; Ottawa, $1,046,81126; Toronto, $15,996,953.16; Hamilton ,$3,318,-522.63; Winnipeg, $3,511,598.66; Vancouver, $2,758,414.11.

2. (a) Information not available, (b) The number of taxpayers in arrears on 31 December, 1922 in each of the said cities: Montreal, 1,058; Ottawa, 38; Toronto, 276; Hamilton, 71; Winnipeg, 152, Vancouver, 221.

3. Yes: Montreal, 169; Ottawa, 12; Toronto, 83;Hamilton 9; Winnipeg, 13; Vancouver, 24.

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Subtopic:   SALES TAXES
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INCOME TAX

CON

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount of income taxes has been collected during the present fiscal year down to the 31st day of December, 1922?

2. What amount of income taxes was collected during the last passed fiscal year down to the 31st. day of December, 1921?

3. What amount of income taxes has been collected during the present fiscal year down to December 31, 1922, by each of the different offices?4. What amount of income taxes has been collected during the fiscal year last past down to December 31, 1921, by each of the different offices?

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Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
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Hon. Mr. FIELDING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. $55,517,222.02.

2. $72,517,814.77.

3: Halifax, $1,517,505.96; St. John, $922,425.89; Quebec, $1,953,853.75; Montreal, $18,195,749.82; Ottawa, $2,655,577.23; Kingston, $523,374.59; Toronto, $11,742,770.71; Hamilton, $3,693,159.12; London, $3,686,784.92; Belleville, $250,784.65; Fort William, $262,996.14; Winnipeg, $4,019,399.64; Regina,

$1,217,009.04; Prince Albert, $104,143.93; Calgary, $1,477,994.05; Vancouver, $3,255,525.40; Dawson, $38,167.18.-Total $55,517,222.02.

4. Halifax, $1,664,504.78; St. John, $1,338,395.70; Quebec, $3,227,560.37; Montreal, $19,149,250.82; Ottawa, $4,035,053.52; Kingston, $1,158,667.29; Toronto, $15,517,891.37; Hamilton, $5,648,794.90; London, $4,954,217.39;

Belleville, $377,371.17; Fort William, $597,594.98; Winnipeg, $5,754,174.24; Regina,

$1,890,685.33; Prince Albert, $208,855.61; Calgary, $2,253,263.35; Vancouver, $4,705,494.50; Dawson, $36,039.45.-Total, $72,517,814.77.

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Subtopic:   INCOME TAX
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DIRECT TAXATON RESULTS

CON

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What percentage of the receipts of the present fiscal year, down to December 31, 1922, has been raised by direct taxation?

2. What percentage of the receipts of the last passed fiscal year, down to December 31, 1921, was raised by direct taxation?

Questions

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Subtopic:   DIRECT TAXATON RESULTS
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LIB

Hon. Mr. FIELDING: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. 24 per cent.

2. 32 per cent.

STAMPS ON CHEQUES Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

1. Have any rulings been made for the direction of the public or the banks as to affixing stamps on cheques under the legislation of last session? If so, what ruling or rulings?

2. What are the penalties for failure to affix stamps, or sufficient stamps on the cheques?

3. Have any proceedings been taken in respect of such breaches ?

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Subtopic:   DIRECT TAXATON RESULTS
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LIB

Hon. Mr. BUREAU: (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

1. No, as far as the Department of Customs and Excise is concerned.

2. As provided by Special War Revenue Act, 1915, part 3, and amendments thereto.

3. Yes.

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Subtopic:   DIRECT TAXATON RESULTS
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NEW BRUNSWICK REPRESENTATION ON RAILWAY BOARD

CON

Murray MacLaren

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacLAREN:

Is it the intention of the government to add to the new Canadian National Railway Board a representative from New Brunswick?

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Subtopic:   NEW BRUNSWICK REPRESENTATION ON RAILWAY BOARD
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

After consultation with the president of the Canadian National Railways, it was decided to begin operations with a comparatively small board representative of districts rather than of provinces. Should experience indicate the necessity for further additions, within the limits of the act, the government will not hesitate to make these additions.

D.S.C.R. HOSPITALS Mr. ROSS (Kingston):

1. What was the cost per patient in different D.S.C.R. hospitals in Canada for year 1922?

2. What was the per capita maintenance for same institutions for 1921?

3. What was the strength of the staffs of these hospitals at the beginning of the year 1922, and also at the close of the year 1922?

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Subtopic:   NEW BRUNSWICK REPRESENTATION ON RAILWAY BOARD
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Hon. Mr. BELAND: (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

1. During the period from April 1, 1922 to December 31, 1922, the average cost per patient per day was $3.31.

2. From April 1, 1921 to March 31, 1922, the average cost per patient per day in the different D.S.C.R. hospitals was $3.29.

3. On January 1, 1922, staff employed in the D.S.C.R. hospitals numbered 1,751, and on January 1, 1923, 1,502.

RECEIPT STAMPS Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

1. What rulings have been made with reference to .he affixing of stamps on receipts as required by legislation of last session? What receipts are exempt from the tax?

2. Does the use of forms or printed letters enable the tax to be avoided?

3. Does the usual course of mailing receipts obviate the necessity of stamping them?

4. Has a complete list been compiled showing the different manners in which the affixing of stamps to receipts may be avoided?

5. Under what conditions must the stamp be affixed?

6. What is the penalty for the omission to affix the

stamp ?

7. Have any proceedings been taken to enforce such penalties?

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Subtopic:   NEW BRUNSWICK REPRESENTATION ON RAILWAY BOARD
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February 15, 1923