April 26, 1923

IMMIGRATION ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of the Interior) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 136, to amend the Immigration Act. He said: Mr. Speaker, the few amendments we are proposing to the act are merely to make it conform to changed conditions. Some sections with respect to alien enemies are being amended, and in the case of section 41 we are reverting to the old Section in substitution of the amended section of two years ago. We are also increasing the fines from $10 to $20 where shipmasters are negligent in reporting desertion.


LIB
LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):

We revert to old section 4 of two years ago.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


MONTREAL COLD STORAGE

CON

Mr. THOMPSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the Montreal Cold Storage a national institution?

2. To what extent is it financed by the government and at what rate of interest?

3. What are the net results (profit or loss) on the operating expenses of this storage for its first year's operations?

4. How will deficits be met, and in event of loss will harbour dues be increased to meet same?

5. Are the rates charged by the Montreal commission lower than other public cold storages charged previous to opening the Montreal commission's plant?

6. Is it the intention of the government to subsidize cold storages to be operated by co-operative associations in various parts of the country with the idea of having a chain of storages in the country to supply the Montreal Cold Storage and thus have all under government control?

7. Would there be any discrimination against private individuals or corporations who might desire a subsidy for a cold storage plant, or is it intended to assist only rural communities that are organized?

8. Has any provision been made for the continuance of a subsidized cold storage in case of disorganization of the co-operative societies?

9. In the event of public cold storages being closed as a result of competition is there likely to be any increase in the rates charged by the Montreal commission ?

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Subtopic:   MONTREAL COLD STORAGE
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The Harbour Commissioners of Montreal have at that port a cold storage plant in addition to other cold storage plants at Montreal.

2. The building of this plant was financed to the extent of $2,765,000 out of money loaned by the government under statutory authority and secured by debentures bearing interest at 5 per cent.

3. Operation and maintenance, 7 months, $113,789.62; interest on cost of construction, 7 months, $80,665.60; total reoeipts for 7 months, $55,416.45.

4. It is confidently expected that the plant will in future be self-sustaining, but any deficit that may occur will be met from general harbour revenues without increasing harbour dues.

Questions

5. The rates charged by the harbour commissioners' cold storage plant are the same as those charged by the other cold storage plants in Montreal, with the exception that in the case of the former no charge is made for insurance.

6. No.

7. The Cold Storage Act, as approved by the Committee on Agriculture and Colonization, provides that subsidies be paid only on account of municipal and co-operative cold storages.

8. No provision has been made for the continuance of a subsidized cold storage in case of disorganization of the co-operative societies, but the act will provide that the government shall hold a lien on the cold storage for the full amount of the subsidy.

9. There is no likelihood whatever of the rates in the harbour commissioners cold storage plant being increased if the other cold storages become closed as a result of competition, the intention of the harbour commission being to make the charges for this service as low as they possibly can, having regard to revenue requirements.

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CANADIAN VICKERS

LAB

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Labour

1. What investment, if any, has the government in the plant of Canadian Vickers?

2. What moneys, if any, are being paid Canadian Vickers, and for what services?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Not any.

2. An annual subsidy of $105,000 is paid by agreement under authority of the Dry Dock Subsidies Act, 9-10 Edward VII, chapter 17 (1910), amended by 2 George V., chapter 20 (1912).

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN VICKERS
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FEDERAL OFFICES, HAWKESBURY

LIB

Mr. BINETTE:

Liberal

1. What is the revenue of the Custom House, at

Hawkesbury, Ontario? *

2. What amount is paid in salaries to the Dominion government employees, at Hawkesbury?

3. What are the names, salaries and date of appointment of each government employee at Hawkesbury?

4. Why was Dr. R. P. Pattee superannuated?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

Department of . Customs and Excise

1. Revenue for the fiscal year 1922-23, $54,380.10.

2. Salaries as of 1st April, 1923, $3,180.00 per year.

3. Alex. Aiken, salary $1,080; employed January 22, 1917; permanently appointed October 1, 1917. W. T. Emonds, salary $1,140; employed February 18, 1913; permanently

appointed July 10, 1914. H. M. Mooney, salary $960; employed January 17, 1921.

4. Retired order in council of May 18, 1921, under the provisions of the Public Service Retirement Act on the recommendation of the chairman of the sub-committee of council on reorganization and efficiency approving of a report and recommendation of the chairman of the Civil Service Commission.

Post Office Department-

1. No information.

2. No information.

3. James G. Higginson, postmaster, salary $2,836.66, out of which the postmaster pays his assistants; appointed 1st June, 1869.

4. No information.

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PROTECTION OF TIMBER

CON

George Black

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

Referring to part K Auditor General's report for the year ending March 31st, 1921, at page 102, the item Interior-Protection of timber, $2,623.08:

1. How was this sum expended?

2. To whom was it paid?

3. What service or material was received for same?

4. Was same paid through any Yukon official?

5. If so, through whom?

6. If not, through what official of the government was same paid?

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Subtopic:   PROTECTION OF TIMBER
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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. This money was paid from Protection of Timber Appropriation and sent to F. G. Ber-ton, Mining Recorder, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, as follows, in payment of accounts rendered for fire-fighting:

August 17, Cheque No. 203 for $ 210 45 November 12, 1J )) 1027 " 2,344 03December 17, 13 )) 1604 " 3 601921 January 31, )) J> 1895 " 5 00March 9, * }) 2136 " 60 002. F. G. Berton, Mining $2,623 08 Recorder, White-

horse.

3. -

Travel-

Sept. 12, 1920, F. G. Berton, one-half expenses, Fire Inspection

trip $ 11 50

Fire fighters, etc.-

June pay list $ 210 45

July pay list 198 65

August pay list 1,339 35

Services, 1 man, 1 day.. 5 00 W.P. & Y.R. Transport. 16 45

Questions

Auto Hire-

July 30, 1920, F. E. Harbottle 30 00

July 29, 1920, R. H. Palmer 74 00

Hardware-

July 30, 1920, John Sewell 55 05

July 30, 1920, W. A.

Puckett 100 95

Provisions, etc.-

From July 30 to August 20, 1920, Arctic Trading Co

514 53From July 30 to August 20, 1920, White Pass & Yukon Rte. Freight. 7 15 Services, 75 hours, Aug- ' ust 1920, James Miller Services

60 00

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$ 104 00 I 156 00 S 581 68 82,623 08


4. Yes. 5. F. G. Berton, Mining Recorder, Whitehorse. 6. Answered by No. 5. 2. What was the address and occupation of each member of the commission previous to his appointment? 3. When were they appointed, and for how long? 4. What is the salary of each commissioner? 5. Are these salaries fixed by statute or are they voted annually?


April 26, 1923