May 14, 1923

PRO

Mr. SPENCER:

Progressive

1. Have any steps been taken or orders issued in the past by the Department of Agriculture looking towards the discontinuance of the system of condemnation insurance in Canada?

2. If so, upon whose request was this done?

3. Was it carried into effect?

4. If such an order was issued and not carried into effect, what was the reason for the failure to do so?

5. Upon whose request or demand was this failure brought about?

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Subtopic:   CONDEMNATION INSURANCE
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LIB

Hon. Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Many requests had been received from different sources but action was taken specifically upon resolution from the Western Canada Live Stock Union.

3. No.

4. The order was first issued early in 1920 based upon a ruling by the Justice department pointing out that the charges referred to *would appear to require legislative sanction unless justified by well-established usage. Subsequently, however, in the "same year, it was agreed with the various live stock interests, producers and packers both being included, that it would be inadvisable to put the order of discontinuance into effect unless and until a constructive policy could be developed, providing comprehensively for the elimination of tuberculosis in commercial cattle. This agreement led to fhe organization of the Animal Contagious Diseases Eradication Board, for the purpose of working out such a policy. This board met on several occasions and agreed upon a progressive programme which was submitted to the government. This programme the government felt could not be financed by itself alone and that the producers would be expected to assist by taxing themselves in connection with the sale of commercial cattle. This question was referred to the Western Canada Live Stock Union in December, 1920, but in view of the fact that it was found impossible to reach an agreement as between the government and producers' interests respecting the financing of the policy, the programme which had been drafted was, by force of circumstances, allowed to drop. This being the case the order was not put into effect and the matter has not been since presented to the government.

5. Answered by No. 4.

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Subtopic:   CONDEMNATION INSURANCE
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RAISINS IMPORTED

LIB

Mr. PARENT:

Liberal

1. What quantity of raisins were imported into Canada each year during the last five years?

2. What quantity of said raisins were imported into each province during each of the said years?

3. From what countries were the said raisins imported?

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Subtopic:   RAISINS IMPORTED
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Total imports or raisins entered for consumption in Canada during the fiscal years ended March 31, 1919 to 1923:

Fiscal year,1919 Fiscal year, 1920 Fiscal year, 1921 Fiscal year, 1922 Fiscal year, 1923Total Lbs. 34,337,814 Lbs. 37,619,365 Lbs. 24,979,194 Lbs. 27,666,692 Lbs. 32,044,480

Questions

2. Imports of raisins entered for consumption in each province during the fiscal years ended March 31, 1919 to 1923:

Province Fiscal year, 1919 Fiscal year, 1920 Fiscal year, 1921 Fiscal year, 1922 Fiscal year, 1923Nova Scotia

New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Ontario

Manitoba

Saskatchewan

Alberta

British Columbia

Yukon

Totals Lbs. 2,064,367 1,563,508 354,975 4,166,425 17,017,553 3,094,971 1,610,234 1,695,931 2,760,432 9,418 Lbs. 1,855,309 1,485,512 249,120 5,523,063 14,298,074 4,827,584 2,577,319 3,239,408 3,558,060 5,916 Lbs. 1,341,931 681,067 194,179 4,145,056 11,534,881 2,810,914 1,214,880 1,381,305 1,662,259 12,722 Lbs. 1,389,220 893,843 129,745 4,393,656 11,455,974 3,218,996 1,741,258 2,041,674 2,401,330 996 Lbs. 1,832,458 1,492,149 242,971 4,703,529 13,537,329 3,517,176 1,810,895 2,191,335 2,706,089 10,54934,337,814 37,619,365 24,979,194 27,666,692 32,044,4803. Countries from which raisins were imported during the fiscal years ended March 31, 1919 to 1923:Country Fiscal year, 1919 Fiscal year, 1920 Fiscal year, 1921 Fiscal year, 1922 Fiscal year, 1923Lbs. Lbs. 9,262 Lbs. 83,838 154,000 420 Lbs. 99,109 Lbs. 105,496 280 2,050 36,70011,200

98,750

18 7 475

50 144

7,787 474,661 1,178,678

12,757 383,836 338,381 2,417,724 127,956 930,598 150 194,191 30,646,915

115,723

348,551 36,864,941 1,594,161 20,390,188 1,629,784 24,177,923

34,210,841

34,337,814 37,619,365 24,979,194 27,666,692 32,044,480

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Subtopic:   RAISINS IMPORTED
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RUSH-BAGOT AGREEMENT

CON

Hon. Mr. BAXTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What progress, if any, has been made toward the negotiations of the new treaty which the government has proposed to effect with the United States to take the place of the present Rush-Bagot Treaty?

2. Does the government intend to continue these negotiations ?

3. If so, what does the government expect to achieve thereby which will be of real advantage to Canada?

4. Is it the intention of the government that the present British Ambassador to the United States shall be permitted to sign Such treaty along with the representative of Canada when same is complete?

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Subtopic:   RUSH-BAGOT AGREEMENT
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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. Negotiations looking to the conclusion of a treaty to take the place of the Rush-Bagot agreement of the 29th April, 1817, are still in progress.

2. Yes.

3. The removal of possibility of friction in matters connected with naval armament on the Great Lakes between this country and the United States.

4. This matter will be determined at such time as final action is taken.

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Subtopic:   RUSH-BAGOT AGREEMENT
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LAKE OF THE WOODS LEVELS

CON

Right Hon. Mr. MEIGHEN: (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the present condition of the negotiations with the United States regarding the Lake of the Woods levels and the problems incident thereto?

2. Has any progresis been made within the last year? If so, what?

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Subtopic:   LAKE OF THE WOODS LEVELS
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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. Negotiations are proceeding between the governments concerned, and satisfactory progress is being made.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   LAKE OF THE WOODS LEVELS
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

CON

Richard Burpee Hanson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON:

For a copy of all papers,, letters, telegrams and other documents, relating to the Margaree river Salmon Fisheries Association during the year 1922 and the present year, including in particular, all papers, letters, telegrams and other documents relating to the membership or ownership of such association, and the distribution of moneys payable by the Department of Marine and Fisheries to the association or the members thereof.

The Budget-Sir Henry Drayton

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Subtopic:   UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   MARGAREE RIVER
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EQUIPMENT ORDERS

CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. Mr. MEIGHEN:

For a return showing all orders for equipment placed by the Canadian National Railways since October 4th, 1922, including orders for cars of different kinds, separately stated; for engines of different kinds, separately stated, with prices in each case or basis of prices, and comparison of such prices with last prices at which similar goods were ordered. The said return to contain also names of firms and location of factories, with whom such orders have been placed, and where same are to be filled. Also showing all correspondence and requisitions between officers of the companies and any member of the government referring to the necessity for such orders.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EQUIPMENT ORDERS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-NEW POSITIONS

CON

Edmond Baird Ryckman

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RYCKMAN:

For return showing all new positions created and filled as offices of the Canadian National Railways since October 4th, 1922, together with salaries attaching to such positions and the name of the appointee to each. Showing also all salaries raised and all salaries, if any, diminished, of the officers of the Canadian National Railways or Canadian Mercantile Marine, since October 4th, 1922, with particulars as to previous and present salary in each case.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-NEW POSITIONS
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

I have no objection to the motion on the understanding that it shall also include information in regard to positions abolished.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-NEW POSITIONS
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ITALIAN TREATY

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Would my

right hon. friend, the leader of the Opposition, have any objection to the third reading of the bill respecting the Italian Convention to-day?

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Subtopic:   ITALIAN TREATY
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May 14, 1923