March 8, 1923

LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald

Liberal

Mr. E. M. MACDONALD (Pictou) moved:

That the report of the special committee to whom was referred Bill No. 15, an act to readjust the representation of the House of Commons, which report was presented to this House on Tuesday, 6th March, be concurred in.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION BILL
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I do not recall any report save one, a report asking leave to report from time to time and to sit during the sittings of the House. If that is the report, I am quite willing that it be concurred in.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION BILL
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

That is the one.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION BILL
Subtopic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
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Motion agreed to.


SALE AND INSPECTION OF ROOT VEGETABLES


Mr. T. W. CALDWELL (Victoria and Carle-ton) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 52, to amend the Act to Regulate the Sale and Inspection of Root Vegetables. He said: This amendment is not designed to change the act in any way; it is simply to add to it the following clause as section 14A: An inspection certificate signed by an official inspector, appointed under this act, shall be prima facia evidence of the grade and condition of the root vegetables or packages to which the said certificate may refer. In the bill that was passed last year-and it was on the whole a very good bill-this clause did not appear, that is, a provision making an inspector's certificate evidence of the grade. I have conferred with the minister and the officials who have charge of the enforcement of the act, and they agree that this provision should be made. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


SUBSIDIZED STEAMSHIP LINES

PRO

John Evans

Progressive

Mr. EVANS:

What steamship lines are subsidized by the Cana-dtan government updating between Canada-and European ports, and between Canada and the British West Indies?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SUBSIDIZED STEAMSHIP LINES
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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company is paid a subsidy for a steam service between Canada and the West Indies.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SUBSIDIZED STEAMSHIP LINES
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ASSIGNMENTS IN BANKRUPTCY

PRO

George Gibson Coote

Progressive

Mr. COOTE:

How many persons, firms or corporations made assignments under The Bankruptcy Act, in Canada, during the years 1916 to 1922 inclusive?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ASSIGNMENTS IN BANKRUPTCY
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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

The following are the bankruptcy records for 1916-22 inclusive, according to the Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Dun's, and Bradstreet's:

Questions

Dominion Bureau of Statistics Dun's Bradstreet's1916.. .. 1,677 1,7721917.. .. .... 14 " 1,088 1,1091918.. .. .... 44 " 873 8141919.. .. " " 751 6251920.. .. " " 1,034 9661921.. .. .. .. 2.364 2.379 2.3581922.. .. .. .. 3,922 3,630 3,185

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ASSIGNMENTS IN BANKRUPTCY
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BUREAU OF STATISTICS

CON

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many temporary employees are there at present in the Bureau of Statistics, and how many were there at this time last year?

2. Are these officials selected entirely or nearly from the Ottawa district ?

3. If so, why are none drawn from other parts of Canada?

4. Of the male temporaries, what percentage are returned soldiers?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BUREAU OF STATISTICS
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LIB

Hon. Mr. ROBB: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. There are at present in the Bureau of Statistics 312 temporary employees. At this time last year there were 416.

2. So far as the Bureau is aware, 210 members of the temporary staff have homes in Ottawa; 61 in Ontario, other than Ottawa; 39 in Quebec; 1 in New Brunswick; 1 in Alberta.

3. All employees of the Bureau except census commissioners and enumerators are appointed through the Civil Service Commission.

4. Fifty-one per cent.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BUREAU OF STATISTICS
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SALES TAX COLLECTIONS

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

What are the amounts collected on each of the different commodities as classified by the Department of Customs for customs records and reports up t,o the end of last accounting period under the sales taxes enacted by the legislation of last session?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SALES TAX COLLECTIONS
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LIB

Jacques Bureau (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. BUREAU:

The sales tax returns are not compiled for customs records according to the different commodities, and it would be very difficult to give the information asked for. If, however, having regard to the way our books are kept, I can give the hon. gentleman information respecting any particular item, I shall be glad to do so.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SALES TAX COLLECTIONS
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March 8, 1923