June 6, 1923

PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 196 (from the Senate), for the relief of Cecilia Maria Taylor.-Mr. Guthrie. Bill No. 197 (from the Senate), for the relief of William August Kruger.-Mr. Garland (Carleton). Bill No. 198 (from the Senate), for the relief of Thomas Benjamin Brown.-Mr. Car-ruthers. Bill No. 199 (from the Senate), for the relief of Elva Burnside.-Mr. McKay. Bill No. 200 (from the Senate), for the relief of Alfred Thomas Candy.-Mr. Duff.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


ELEVATOR DOCKAGES

CON

Mr. SHEARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Do elevators receive pay for separating dockages of 3 per cent or over from grain?

2. Do these dockages of 3 per cent or over belong to the elevator?

3. Are they binned separately from the dockages of under 3 per cent, which are the property of the elevator?

4. When terminal elevators purchase these dockages do they not receive them in their entirety?

5. Do they deliver to other purchasers of dockage the quality which they themselves receive?

6. How and where is this quality determined?

7. Is it inspected and graded?

8. Is it (in case of dispute as to quality) subject to survey by the Survey Board?

9. Is it standardized by the Standards Board? If not, why not?

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Subtopic:   ELEVATOR DOCKAGES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. No.

3. No.

4. Yes.

5. Yes.

6. According to the tariff governing the operation of public terminal elevators, the holder of warehouse receipts or shut-outs covering the dockage is entitled to the same quality of screenings as taken from the car, as shown by the grain inspector's test.

7. Yes.

8. No.

9. No. No provision is made in the Canada Grain Act for the standardizing of dockage.

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Subtopic:   ELEVATOR DOCKAGES
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MEDICINE HAT CUSTOMS OFFICE

PRO

Mr. GARDINER:

Progressive

1. How many employees are there in the customs office at Medicine Hat?

2. What are the individual salaries of these employees ?

3. What were the total expenditures in the customs * office at Medicine Hat for the years 1921 and 1922?

4. What were the total revenues from this office in the years 1921 and 1922?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Eight, including one relieving officer.

2. 1 collector, $2,160; 2 senior customs excise clerks at $2,040 each; 1 cashier and computing clerk, $1,800; 3 customs exciseclerks, $1,600, $1,440, $1,380; 1 customs

excise examiner, $1,320.

3. 1921-22, $15,154.48; 1922-23, $14,890.98.

4. 1921-22, $90,592.47; 1922-23, $118,875.48.

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Subtopic:   MEDICINE HAT CUSTOMS OFFICE
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OLEOMARGARINE-IMPORTS OF MATERIALS

PRO

Mr. EVANS:

Progressive

1. What was the amount of importations last year of oils or fats used in the manufacturing of oleomargarine?

Questions

2. What was the amount of duty paid on such importations?

3. What was the amount of drawback paid on the finished article made from such importations?

4. What are the names of the companies who imported such oils or fats and who received the drawbacks ?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

1 and 2. Information not available as customs entries do not show purpose for which importations are made.

3. The total amount of drawback paid last year on materials used in the manufacture of oleomargarine, $19,269.82.

4. Swift Canadian Company; Harris Abattoir.

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Subtopic:   OLEOMARGARINE-IMPORTS OF MATERIALS
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TORONTO SOLDIERS' COMFORTS BRANCH

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government decided to close, in June next, the Soldiers' Comforts branch of the Department of Civil Re-establishment at Toronto? If so, why?

2. Have any protests against this action been received from the directors of the Canadian National Exhibition, various women's organizations, or other public bodies, and urging that this important soldier employment work be continued?

3. What economy or co-ordination, if any, will such a course of action effect?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The government has decided to coalesce the work of the Soldiers' Comforts branch with that of the permanent establishment of the department.

2. Representations were received from the directors of the Canadian National Exhibition and their request has been met. Other bodies have also made representations.

3. The Purchasing and Stores division of the department which must be maintained to supply the ordinary requirements of the hospitals-without increasing the overhead costs-is in a position to undertake the administrative work involved in the supply of soldiers' comforts, thus effecting economy to the extent of the present cost of operating and providing accommodation for a separate branch to furnish such supplies.

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CAMP HILL HOSPITAL, HALIFAX

PRO

Mr. CALDWELL:

Progressive

1. Has there been a contract entered into for the supplying of milk, cream, and ice cream, to the Camp Hill hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia?

2. If so, with whom?

3. What are the contract prices?

4. Were tenders called for before the contract was awarded ?

5. If so, how were same called for?

6. Were any tenders received from any person, firm or corporation other than the successful tenderer?

7. If so, at what prices?

8. Is the department aware that the executive head of Camp Hill hospital is heavily interested financially in the company to which the above contract was awarded?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes, for milk and cream.

2. Scotia Milk Company, Halifax.

3. Milk 32 cents a gallon; cream 37 cents a quart.

4. Yes.

5. Requests for quotations were issued to eight dairies.

6. Yes.

7. Milk per gallon: 33 cents, 33 cents, 34 cents; cream per quart: 37 cents, 45 cents, 40 cents.

8. No information.

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Subtopic:   CAMP HILL HOSPITAL, HALIFAX
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June 6, 1923