March 20, 1924

AUDIT BOARD

LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

The right hon. leader of the opposition (Mr. Meighen) asked me yesterday if I would lay on the Table of the House a copy of the order in council giving some particulars with reference to the Audit Board. I have pleasure now in laying the order in question on the Table.

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GRATUITIES TO GRAND TRUNK EMPLOYEES


Hon. GEORGE P. GRAHAM (Minister of Railways and Canals): The other day I laid on the Table a report with the evidence taken by the commissioner appointed to investigate certain payments made to Grand Trunk officials and others. I wish now to lay on the Table copies of the exhibits that were taken with the evidence.


CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. ARTHUR MEIGHEN (Leader of the Opposition):

Can the minister suggest when he will be able to lay on the Table the results, and advise the House of what is being returned?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

I might say that up to the present time nothing has been done, but I will discuss the matter at greater length at some other time.

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LIB

Andrew Ross McMaster

Liberal

Mr. ANDREW McMASTER (Brome):

Not a word, Mr. Speaker, can be heard in this corner of the chamber.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

That adds to the other regrets that my hon. friend has in finding himself over there. I was saying that no money had been returned by certain persons to whom the Grank Trunk had paid gratuities and other sums, and that at some future date I would discuss the matter further.

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PENITENTIARIES ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 12, to amend the Penitentiaries Act. He said: The first section of the bill is for the purpose of removing any doubt as to the powers of the wardens and other officers of the penitentiaries in preventing the escape of convicts or in recapturing them. In the case of prisoners who were convicted of offences which were felonies the officers have more authority than when the offence was a misdemeanor, and this section is to remove all differences in that regard.



Questions The second section is a consequence of the amendments which were added to the Criminal Code last year by the Senate, and accepted by this House, to give to convicts the right of appeal against their sentence of conviction. It is for the purpose of keeping them in a provincial jail while the appeal is pending, instead of removing them to the penitentiary. The penitentiary, of course, is a place fo" punishment, it is not intended for the imprisonment of men who are still awaiting conviction. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


FRUIT ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. Mr. MOTHERWELL (Minister of Agriculture) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 13, to amend the Fruit Act. He said: The purpose of this bill is to make a slight correction in the French version of the Fruit Act of last session. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


REVENUE, 1921-2-3

CON

Robert King Anderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ANDERSON:

What was the revenue received up to the end of February of the fiscal years 1921-22-23, respectively, from the following sources: Sales Tax; Stamp Tax; Income Tax; interest on investments and cash balances; excise on alcoholic beverages and alcohol; from all other sources of revenue of excise taxation; also receipts from the postal sendee of the country, from the Customs tax and receipts from all other sources of revenue ?

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James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. ROBB:

Statement cf Revenue Received by Department of Finance

- Fiscal Year 1921/22 to Feb. 28, 1922 Fiscal Year 1922/23 to Feb. 28, 1923 Fiscal Year 1923/24 to Feb. 29, 1924$ cts. S cts. $ cts.94,056,176 27 107,092,994 36 110,620,052 2433,672,886 17 33,048,915 50 35,216,944 22Excise Taxes- 56.325,299 51 81,428,351 45 94,911,891 752,870,940 09 5,159,939 52 7,998.158 508,214,.544 54 7,319,247 78 10,498,577 2175,887,025 18 58,085,003 13 52,768.987 0820.696,676 18 11,898.978 31 4.460,704 7017,363.500 60 11,572,440 55 8,014,689 5222,168,485 59 25,043,367 12 25.912,158 4912,591,234 56 13,627,327 17 13,562,134 69

343,846,768 69 354,876,569 89 363,964,298 40

'Includes the following amounts of Excise Duties collected on spirits:-

S 5,756,363 22 $ 7,466,296 24 $ 8,755,924 73

TRUSTS, MERGERS AND COMBINES Mr. SUTHERLAND:

1. What prosecutions, if any, have been held under federal legislation against trusts, mergers, and combines in restraint of trade in Canada during each of the years 1922, 1923, and 1924?

2. What penalties were imposed during those years for the offences committed by any or all of said trusts, mergers and combines in restraint of trade?

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LIB

James Horace King (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Right Hon. Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

1. During the year 1922 and until August 25, 1923, when a registrar was appointed under the Combines Investigation Act, 1923 the only federal legislation in effect under which prosecutions could be held was the Criminal Code (Sections 496, 497, 498). No prosecutions were held under this Statute. Under the Combines Investigation Act, 1923 no prosecutions have taken place, though 32i

complaints informally laid have been investigated, with results which have avoided the necessity of prosecution.

2. Answered by above.

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AGRICULTURAL IMPORT DUTIES

March 20, 1924