June 11, 1923

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


CANADIAN PRESS LIMITED

LIB

Mr. HEALY:

Liberal

1. How much money has been paid to the Canadian Press, Limited, since its organization, by the Dominion government?

2. How much of the amounts advanced have been used for (a) leased wires; (b) cable service; (c) other purposes ?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN PRESS LIMITED
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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. FIELDING:

$311,499.99 has been paid to Canadian Press, Limited, made up of $287,499.99 from the grant of $50,000 voted each year since 1917-18 to aid in paying leased wire rentals, and $24,000 on account of the annual grant of $8,000 for cable services, paid since 1920-21 to Canadian Press, Limited, and formerly to the Canadian Associated Press. Statements of disbursements which indicate that the government grants have been allocated to these purposes are submitted regularly.

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COST OF LIVING

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is it the intention of the government to hold an inquiry into the present high cost of living in Canada, especially into fuel, food, rents, clothing, bread, and

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other necessities of life, to include cigarettes, cigars and tobacco and restaurant prices?

2. If the government does not propose to hold such an inquiry, will they empower, this session by law, municipalities, or grand juries lawfully convened throughout Canada, to hold such inquiries so as to protect the public from extortion, and will such concurrent jurisdiction be given in such a local way to deal with the problems?

3. Will the government see that the consumer will get the benefit of any reductions in taxes set out in the budget, and what will be done to protect the consumer accordingly?

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Subtopic:   COST OF LIVING
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LIB

Right Hon. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. No.

2. No.

3. This question does not seem to be of a character that the government could be expected to answer.

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Subtopic:   COST OF LIVING
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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

In my judgment the third question is out of order.

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Subtopic:   COST OF LIVING
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MR. W. A. DRYDEN

CON

Mr. MAYBEE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount of money, if any, has been paid oy the present government to W. A. Dry den, of Ontario county, Ontario?

2. What was the money paid for?

3. What trips, if any, has Mr. Dryden made at the expense of the Dominion since the present government took office?

4. What benefits have the Dominion obtained from Mr. Dry den's trips at the public expense?

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Subtopic:   MR. W. A. DRYDEN
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LIB

LITTLE GEORGE


Mr. LAVIGUEUR 1. Was the sentence of deportation carried out against Little George? If so, when? If not, why? 2. Is the said Little George the same person who was tried for murder at Quebec, and whose three companions were hanged? 3. Who are the officers of the Immigration department who had charge of Little George w'hen he made his mysterious escape? 4. (a) What means were taken to capture this man, and (b) is it the intention of the department to continue the search ?


LIB

Hon. Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil): (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. No. Escaped.

2. Yes.

3. Guard Carbray.

4. (a) Information at once transmitted to local, permanent and federal police, (b) Yes.

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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

UFA

Mr. LUCAS:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. What amount of land is held by the Canadian Pacific Railway along its own lines?

2. What amount of land is held by the Canadian Pacific Railway along Canadian National lines?

3. What amount of land has Canadian Pacific Railway Company sold along its own lines in the past five years, and what was the average price per acre obtained ?

4. What amount of land has the Canadian Pacific Railway Company sold along Canadian National lines in the past five years and what was the average price per acre obtained?

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Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

IND

Mr. GOOD:

Independent Progressive

1. The requirements and procedure regarding liquor (spirits, wine and beer) exported from Canada (a) when drawback is allowed; (b) when liquor is duty paid.

2. A statement by years for the last ten years giving

(a) the quantity of liquor manufactured in Canada;

(b) the quantity of liquor imported into Canada; (c) the quantity of liquor exported from Canada (1) with

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drawback, (2) duty paid; (d) the quantity of liquor entered for consumption in Canada; (e) the gross revenue collected, customs and excise; (f) the gross amount rebated, customs and excise.

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Sub-subtopic:   LIQUOR RETURNS
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MR. W. A. DRYDEN-MR. DUNCAN MARSHALL

June 11, 1923