May 28, 1923

ME. FRED T. CONGDON

CON

Mr. HANSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has Fred T. Congdon been appointed by the present government a royal commissioner to inquire into and report on the question of gratuities voted by former directors of Grand Trunk Railway to themselves and others shortly before the road was taken over by the government.

2. Was the said Fred T. Congdon formerly a member of parliament for Yukon territory?

3. Was the said Fred T. Congdon public administrator for Yukon territory and for what period?

4. Were charges of mismanagement and improper conduct in the administration of the Wiley estate in Yukon made against the said Fred T. Congdon as public administrator?

5. Was the late Augustus Power, K.C., legal officer of the Department of Justice, appointed a commis^ sioner to inquire into and report on said charges?

6. Did the said commissioner report that said Mrs. Wiley and her infant daughter suffered loss, injustice and hardship due to manner of the administration of said estate by said F. T. Congdon?

7. Did the government of Canada subsequently recommend to parliament the grant of a sum of money to said widow and her infant daughter or either of them on compassionate grounds?

8. Was a grant of money made by parliament to the said widow and her infant daughter or to either of them?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. Yes, appointed but resigned owing to ill-health.

2. Yes.

3. Yes, from the 13th March to 30th September, 1901, and from 20th May, 1905, to 2nd April, 1907.

4. Yes.

5. Yes.

6. The report of the commissioner is included among the papers of which a return has been ordered by the House of Commons. The report speaks for itself.

7. Yes.

8. Grant of $10,000 made by Vote 574 of the Supplementary Estimates 1912-13 to Charlotte Wiley, in full satisfaction of claim for loss of mining claims, the property of her father on the date of his decease.

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GOVERNMENT PRINTING OUTSIDE BUREAU

LIB

Mr. JACOBS:

Liberal

1. What was the total sum paid by the government for printing, outside the printing bureau each year for the past five years?

2. What was the cost to the government of printing the Labour Gazette outside the printing bureau each year for the past five years?

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. MURDOCK:

Answer of the Department of Labour:

1. Nil.

2. Answered by answer of King's Printer, dated May 3, to same question.

Answer in so far as respects the Department of Public Printing and Stationery:

1.

Printing Halftones,

Binding Lithographing

Fiscal Year etc. etc. Total1918- 1919 $270,780 51 $ 82,559 43 $353,339 941919- 1920

215,859 81 88,316 14 304,175 951920- 1921

157,026 74 127,636 22 284,662 961921- 1922

144,768 99 126,792 46 271,561 451922- 1923

126,083 00 141,088 18 267,171 18

2.

Fiscal Year- Total

1918- 1919

$19,372 961919- 1920

26,416 621920- 1921

31,972 541921- 1922

32,721 101922- 1923

26,710 71

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PORT ARTHUR ELEVATOR

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total amount of No. 1 standard screenings at the government elevator at Port Arthur for the years ending August 30th, 1920-21-22?

2. What was the total amount of revenue received in each of the above years from all screenings?

3. Were the said No. 1 standard screenings recleaned in the said elevator?

4. If so, what was the total revenue for each year:- (a) from the rtcleaned screenings, (b) from the refuse screenings?

5. During the said years, to whom, at what price and what amount did the government sell, (a) No. 1 standard screenings, (b) recleaned screenings, (c) refuse screenings?

6. Were the said screenings at any time offered to public tender?

Questions

7. Did the government officials mix the grain extracted from the said screenings with other grain in the elevator?

8. In accounting to the shipper for screenings, as provided by law, was said accounting and payment for the No. 1 standard screenings before being recleaned or only at the rate allowed for refuse screenings?

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LIB

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

Liberal

The elevator has no control whatever over any disposition which the shipper may wish to make of such warehouse receipt. The Canadian government elevators do not make any cash returns for screenings.

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RETURNED SOLDIERS-DEATHS FROM TUBERCULOSIS

CON

Mr. LADNER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the number of deaths from tuberculosis in each of the provinces of men who served in the Great War, during each year since the war up to this date, and what number of such men had their domicile in such province before enlistment?

2. What is the number of new cases of tuberculosis reported each year since the war according to provinces, showing also the number of such men who had their domicile in such provinces before enlistment?

3. What is the total number of men who served in the Great War now under treatment by the government for tuberculosis according to the last available records?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. BELAND: (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

1. Statistics, showing the number of deaths by disabilities, by provinces, and the prewar domicile, of pensioners, and patients, are not maintained by the department. The total, by years, of men suffering from tuberculosis who died while on the treatment strength of the deparmtent, or while in receipt of pension for that disability is:

Year Number

1916 12

1917 41

1918 141

1919 391

1920 459

1921 404

1922 343

1923 (1st quarter).. .. 70

Total 1,866

2. Statistics in respect to number of primary and re-admissions to treatment for tuberculosis show:

_ Men Cases

Total Primary Admissions

to Dec. 31, 1920 9,157

Total Re-Admissions to

Dec. 31, 1920 449

Total Primary Admissions

during 1921 598

Total Re-Admissions during 1921 752

Total Primary Admissions

during 1922 485

Total Re-Admissions during 1922 1,122

Total Primary Admissions 1-1-23, to 31-3-23... . 115

Men Cases

Total Re-Admissions, 1-123, to 31-3-23 289

*Total Primary Admissions

to date, 31-3-23 10,355

Total Re-Admissions to

date, 31-3-23 2,612

*Shows the number of men, who on admission for treatment, were suspected to be suffering from tuberculosis, as well as those in whom the existence of the disease was established. In many of the former class, who are admitted primarily for observation, the existence of tuberculosis is not established and the diagnosis is changed accordingly. The number in whom the diagnosis of tuberculosis was subsequently confirmed is therefore less than the total admissions indicate.

3. On April 21, 1923, the number of men undergoing treatment for tuberculosis as patients of the department was: In Canada, 1,051; in United States, 103; in British Isles, 26; Total, 1,180.

CIVIL SERVICE LIST Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

1. At what date was the last Civil Service List published?

2. At what date will another list likely be published?

3. What is the reason for delay in publishing list?

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

Liberal

1. The last edition of the Civil Service List was submitted to parliament at the first session of 1919 and contained the records up to the 1st April, 1918. The provision which required the Civil Service Commission to issue the annual Civil Service List was deleted from the Civil Service Act of 1918. Consequently since that date there has been no statutory provision for the publication of an annual list.

The work of reclassification which has been in progress since the fall of 1918 has made it difficult if not impossible to compile a Civil Service List which could have been even approximately accurate by the time it was ready for distribution. The commission has not therefore considered it advisable to submit any recommendation to the government in this matter up to the present time.

2. Owing to the entire permanent service being now under the Civil Service Commission a complete list to-day would contain at least three times as many names as the 1918 edition and would be correspondingly expensive to produce. The commission would not be prepared to proceed with its preparation save under direct instructions from the government.

3. Answered by No. 1.

Questions

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CORNWALL CANAL-ALLEGED PARTISANSHIP

CON

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have charges of political partisanship been preferred against Augustus Blackburn, lock tender, James T. Shields, lockmaster, and John Waldrof, lock hand, employed on lock number twenty-one of the Cornwall canal ?

2. Has any investigation been held?

3. If so, who was the commissioner who conducted

the same? .

4. What was the result of such investigation in each

case?

5. Have any of the said employees been dismissed?

6. Is it the intention of the government to dismiss any of said parties?

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PRO

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay):

Progressive

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Thomas R. Mayberry.

4. Blackburn admitted the charges; Shields and Waldrof pleaded not guilty and in their cases the evidence was insufficient to establish the charges.

5. No.

6. As Blackburn admitted being chairman of the Conservative ward committee, acting as chairman of public meetings in the interests of the Conservative candidate, canvassing and drawing voters to the polls for the same candidate, his services will be dispensed with by the department.

MESSES. BOVILLE, FISET and COULTER

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PRO

Mr. KELLNER:

Progressive

1. What is the number of years of service in the public service of Mr. T. C. Boviile, ex-Deputy Minister of Finance, Dr. R. M. Coulter, ex-Deputy Minister of Post Office Department, and General Fiset, exDeputy Minister of Militia?

2. What was the annual salary of each of the above-mentioned, the date of their retirement, and what is the annual pension of each of them?

3. What leave of absence was allowed to each one of the said gentlemen at the date of his retirement and what salary was paid during that leave?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

Department of Finance T. C. Boviile:

1. 37 years.

2. Annual salary $6,000; date of retirement April 1st, 1920; retiring allowance, $3,733.33 per annum.

3. Three months' leave of absence was given from date retirement was authorized for which payment was made at the rate of $6,000 per annum. Mr. Boviile had, however, taken considerable sick leave prior to 1920.

Department of National Defence General Fiset;

1. Major General Sir Eugene Fiset is an officer of the Permanent Active Militia, who is seconded therefrom for duty with the Civil

Service; his retirement is not as a member of the Civil Service but as a member of the Permanent Active Militia, and has been based on a total service of 30 years and 220 days.

2. General Fiset's salary as Deputy Minister and Vice-President Defence Council is S10.500 per annum.

The date of General Fiset's retirement on pension, under the Militia Pension Act, will be April 1, 1924. The annual pension payable on his retirement will be $5,686.19 per annum, to be increased after 3 17/365 years by $88.81 when unpaid pension dues for service in South Africa will have been paid, and after 2 179/365 years by $525 when all unpaid pension dues will have been recovered.

3. Owing to the serious impairment of his health due to overwork during the late war, General Fleet's medical advisers insisted upon an absolute severance from his public duties. He was therefore granted one year's sick leave with pay from .November 1st, 1922, which leave owing to General Fiset's condition at the present time, has been extended to the 31st March, 1924.

Post Office Department

Dr. R. M. Coulter:

1. 25 years, 5 months.

2. Annual salary, $6,000; date of retirement, 1st January, 1923; retiring allowance, $4,200 per annum.

3. Nil.

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ST. MARGARET'S BAY ROAD, N.S.

CON

Mr. JONES:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How much, if any, federal money has been paid out of the good roads appropriation towards the St. Margaret's Bay road in Nova Scotia?

2. Does the amount paid represent forty per cent-of production? If not, what per cent does it represent?

3. How many miles have been constructed upon which the Dominion payment is applicable?

4. If nothing has been paid, is it intended that any Dominion money shall be contributed toward this road?

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May 28, 1923