March 26, 1924

PORT NELSON WORKS

PRO

Mr. BIRD:

Progressive

1. What is the amount, in cubic yards, of the dredging that will be required before ships can dock at Port Nelson?

2. W'hat work remains to be done in order to complete the artificial island at Port Nelson, and what is the estimated cost of this work?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

I and 2. Statement of Estimated Cost of Harbour Work at Port Nelson, to accommodate ten 7,000 ton ships:

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Entrance channel end island to opposite Alette 20' below low water, earth & boulders, 1,570,000 yds.

at $1.50 $ 2,355,000

Along dock face on island 4,400 ft. to 30' below low water O.S.T. earth and boulders 2,700,000 yds.

at $1.00 2,700,000

5,400 ft. to 15' below low

water O.S.T. earth and boulders 1,200,000 yds. at $1.00 1,200,000

4,000 ft. dock walls at 77 yds. 308,000 at $12.00 3,696,000

Sinking and preparing crib seats 308,000 at $4.00 .. 1,232,000

3,000 ft. rear crib at 25 yds. 75,000 at $12.00 900,000

4,000 ft. anchorage crib 12 yds., 48,000 at $12.00 576,000

Anchorage bolts 4,000 ft. at No. 200 800,000 at 14c 112,000

Filling of Island above 600,000

elev.-7 1,200,000 at 50c 600,000

4,000,000 bushel elevator at $1.15 per bushel.. 4,600,000 7,116,000

Railway yard and terminal buildings.. 400,000

Lighthouse crib at entrance of harbour 300,000 5.000. 000 3.000. 000

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

1 and 2. (a) Special investigator in regard [DOT]to matters concerning the grain freight rates on the Great Lakes, from October 14, 1922 to January 19, 1923. (b) Secretary to the

Royal Grain Inquiry Commission on lake grain freight rates, from January 17, 1923 to May 23, 1923. (c) Appointed to investigate alleged discrimination in freight rates covering Canadian shipments from Atlantic seaports, and also regarding the alleged combines in connection with such shipments in marine insurance, from February 28, 1924 to date.

3. Remuneration Expenses Total

(a)

$1,365.00 $926.58 $2,291.58(b)

3,810.00 1,500.41 5,310.41(c)

Nothing to date.4, Yes.5. He is engaged in the investigation of alleged discrimination in freight rates covering Canadian shipments from Atlantic seaports, and also regarding the alleged combines in connection with such shipments in marine insurance.

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PHYSICIANS, D.S.C.R.-OTTAWA

CON

George Black

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

How many medical doctors in Ottawa are in the employ of the Department of Soldiers' Civil Reestablishment?

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Henri Sévérin Béland (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. BELAND:

Full Part

Time Time Total

(a) At Head Office, Ottawa 7 - 7(b) At Headquarters of Eastern Ontario Unit, Ottawa *5 **6 1112 6 18

Includes 2 pension medical examiners.

[DOT][DOT]Represents number of specialists retained on a parttime salary basis for treatment of patients who also render services in connection with pension examinations.

18,671,000

Add 10 per cent for

Engineering Management 1,867,000

Total $ 20,538,000

MR. W. T. R. PRESTON Mr. MAYBEE:

1. What positions have been held by Mr. W. T. R. Preston since the present government came into power?

2. For how long has he held each position?

3. How much in remuneration and expenses has he drawn in each position?

4. Is he still in the employ of the government?

5. If so, just what is he doing and what does he

receive ? .

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ST. MARGARET'S BAY ROAD

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 the cost of production? If not, what per cent?

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

Liberal

1. $136,091.49.

2. Total outlay $459,789.09; Federal subsidy restricted to 40 per cent of $340,228.72, as recommneded by the Chief Engineer of the Highways branch as being reasonable and

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necessary cost in accordance with the requirements of the Canada Highways Act.

3. 17-5 miles.

4. Answered by No. 1.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-THE BOARD

CON

*Mr. SENN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government of Canada appointed a

representative of agriculture on the Board of Directors of the Canadian National Railways?

2. If not, is the subject being considered?

3. If so, to whom was the appointment given?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

The members of the Canadian National Railways Board have not been appointed with reference to their calling or any particular class, but rather with reference to the district in which they reside.

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CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT FUND -INCOME TAX

CON

Mr. HANSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Which department of the government controls and manages (a) The Retirement Fund of the Civil Service; (b) The Dominion of Canada Income Tax?

2. Is not the retirement fund made by retaining approximately 5 per cent per annum, or some other percentage, from the salary of each civil servant employee in the service of the government of Canada?

3. Is not this amount retained without the consent of the civil servant from whose salary it is deducted, and in some cases contrary to his expressed wish in that regard?

4. Are not the salaries of the civil servants of Canada paid from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada?

5. Are not the allowances paid on the retirement of a civil servant, paid from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada?

0. Do not the amounts retained by the government for such salaries for the purposes of the retirement fund remain a part of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada until they shall have been paid over after the retirement or death of the civil servant from whose salary they were retained?

7. Has the civil servant from whom said amount is deducted for said purpose while he remains in the service any control over or management of the money so retained?

8. As a matter of practice does the government recognize the right of a civil servant who dies while in the service to give effective testimentary disposition of the sum or any part thereof?

9. Does the government recognize the legal claim, enforcible at law, enabling the devisee, executor or administrator or any of them to collect this amount or any part thereof?

10. What orders in council have been passed and are now effective with regard to this fund and what are their provisions ?

11. What is the total amount of the fund at the present time?

12. What amount approximately was assessed against civil servants on account of this fund in the years 1922 and 1923 respectively and how many civil servants were affected by said assessment?

13. Does the Commissioner of Taxation assess as income any, and if so what portion, of the amounts so retained from civil servants and remaining in the Consolidated Revenue Fund?

14. Does the Commissioner of Taxation tax a civil servant on income on any portion of the retirement fund while it remains part of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada?

[Mi. Graham.]

15. In the event of the Commissioner of Taxation assessing and collecting income tax on the yearly amount retained from the nominal salary of a civil servant for the retirement fund, if the civil servant subsequently retires from the service, is the whole amount again assessed as the income of the recipient when paid over to him after he leaves the service?

16. If a civil servant dies while still in the service and the amount retained from his salary during his lifetime for the retirement fund is paid from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of Canada to some members of his family, is the recipient assessed on the amount as his or her income?

17. Does the government intend to repay to the civil servants or their dependents affected either at retirement or death the amount so assessed and collected from them?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. ROBB: (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

1. Finance.

2. Yes, from those to whom Part 11 of Chap. 17 R. S. applies.

3. Yes.

4. Yes.

5. Yes, with the exception of payments from Superannuation Fund No. 2.

6. They remain part of the Retirement Fund.

7. No.

8 and 9. Provision for payment on death is made by Sec. 30, Chap. 17, Revised Statutes.

10. None.

11. $12,139,995.56.

12. Amount reserved from salaries: 1922, $1,308,562.94; 1923, $1,662,751.88; number contributing at March 31, 1922, 20,172; 1923, 20,936.

13. Yes. The amount retained from the civil servant who is liable to taxation.

14. Yes, to the extent of interest placed to the credit of the civil servant who is liable to taxation.

15. No.

16. No.

17. Payments from the retirement fund are authorized by sections 29 and 30, Chap 17, Revised Statutes.

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ACCREDITED HERD TESTING

PRO

Mr. KELLNER:

Progressive

1. How many veterinary inspectors are engaged in accredited herd testing in each province?

2. How many cattle were tested in each province during the last fiscal year?

3. Of those that reacted after the first test and were not slaughtered, what percentage reacted when given the second test?

4. Of the cattle reacting and slaughtered, what percentage were reported afflicted with tuberculosis by the carcass inspector at the plant?

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Hon. Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. The number of veterinary inspectors available for accredited herd work, as required, on March 1st, 1924:

Prince Edward Island 3

Nova Scotia 1

New Brunswick 3

Quebec 19

Ontario 29

Manitoba 18

Saskatchewan 12

Alberta 14

British Columbia 7

Total 106

Veterinary Inspectors are not detailed to deal exclusively with accredited herd testing, but also handle such work as municipal testing, mange, hog cholera and glanders inspection, as required.

In some provinces the amount of accredited herd testing is but a fraction of the work performed.

2. Fiscal year ended March 31, 1923.

Prince Edward Island 900

Nova Scotia 515

New Brunswick 537

Quebec 14,306

Ontario 20,152

Manitoba 8,253

Saskatchewan 2,951

Alberta 3,298

British Columbia 1,636

Total 52,548

3. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 1923, and under the accredited herd plan, only one animal, which reacted after the first test and was not slaughtered, was retested. It did not react to the second test.

Of 5,586 animals slaughtered as reactors, 1,232, or 22 per cent, did not react to the first test but reacted to the second, or subsequent tests. .

4. 91.8 per cent of cattle reacting and slaughtered under the accredited herd plan in the year ending March 31, 1923, showed visible lesions of tuberculosis on post mortem examination by veterinary inspectors.

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NATIONAL DEFENCE EXPENDITURES

March 26, 1924