April 3, 1924

QUEBEC HARBOUR COMMISSION

CON

Mr. HANSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Referring to question No. 11, answered March 27, 1924, with respect to advances to the Quebec Harbour Commission, what loans or advances have been made to said commission by the government prior to 1912?

2. Have any moneys been borrowed by or advanced to said commission by any person, corporation or bank, by way of overdraft or otherwise, under the guarantee or promise of the guarantee of the government of Canada or any department thereof?

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

CON

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Does the lumber of medical doctors stated to be eighteen in reply to a question on March 26, 1924, as to how many medical doctors in Ottawa are in the employ of the Department of Soldiers' Civil Reestablishment, include those employed by the Board of

Pension Commissioners and the Federal Appeal Board?

2. If not, how many medical doctors are employed in those branches of the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishement, including the commissioners and members of the Appeal Board?

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

Liberal

1. No.

2. The Board of Pension Commissioners and the Federal Appeal Board are not branches of the Department of Soldiers' Civil Reestablishment, nor are they subject to control by the department. The information asked for is as follows:-

(a) The Board of Pension Commissioners is composed of three commissioners of whom two are medical doctors. The board has nine medical advisers in its employ.

(b) The Federal Appeal Board is composed of five commissioners of whom two are medical doctors. This board has two medical advisers.

COLD EXPORTS AND IMPORTS Hon. Mr. MANION:

1. What was the value of gold exports from Canada during each of past- ten years?

2. To what countries were such exports made?

3. What was the value of gold imports into Canada in past ten years?

4. From what countries was this gold imported?

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Jacques Bureau (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. BUREAU:

1 and 2.

Exports, Fiscal Years 1914 to 1923

Item and Country 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918jold Coin:- 8 $ 8 8 8United Kingdom 45 3,700 Bermuda Hong Kong 40 1,057 109,996 43,800 Newfoundland

Alaska 24,330 285,841 108 209,118 42,183China 4,000 40.89C 6,270 17,778United States 22,177,197 27,939,047 102,310,473 46,186,011 345,000 1,257,138Total 22,221,147 28,234,973 102,318,281 46,381,754 1,877,4871919 1920 1921 1922 1923United Kingdom $ * $ $ 8Bermuda Newfoundland 34,485 14,600 300,568 102,422 Alaska

China ' British India 500 United States

Trinidad 23,444 137,298 24,576,683 9,336,003 5,027,.313 25,6oi,170Total 210,087 24,937,309 9,438,425 5,027,813 25,001,170

Questions

Exports, Fiscal Years 1914 to 1923-Concluded

Item and Country

Gold bearing quartz, dust, nuggets and bullion directly derived from mining or smelting operations:-

United Kingdom

Hong Kong

Newfoundland

Alaska

China

France

Germany

United States

Total.

United Kingdom.

Hong Kong

Newfoundland....

Alaska

China

France

Germany

United States__

Total.

3,381

1915

105,324

13,372,634

13,376,735

50

6,831

15,296,864

15,409,019

8,200

23,989,909

23,989,909

1917

195,434

19,475,592

3,785

13,684,514

19,671,026

195

7,367

582,478

9,201,983 5,377,603

9,202,033

5,975,648

2,500

3'036'084

3,038,779

2,534,429

2,534,755

13,688,700

5,449,469

5,449,466

Item and Country 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923*Gold Bullion, n.o.p.:- United States

Venezuela $ 148,752,755 $ 206,062,376 250,000 S' 39,841,697 S 23,856,862 S 24,290,846 $ 18,082,533 S 1,761,415Total 148,752,755 206,312,376 39,841,697 23,856,862 24,290,846 18,082,533 1,761,415

Included in gold bearing quartz, etc., up to 1917. 3 and 4.

Imports, Fiscal Years 1914 to 1923

Item and Country 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918Coins, British, Canadian and foreign gold coin:- United Kingdom $ 267 S 2,612 S 2,606,025 2,360,333 465 $ 20,348 $ 500350

794 590

500 828

Newfoundland 2,360 1,169 973,333

8,700

390

, . United States 13,649,197 117,050,052 26,195,399 8,632,425 9,914,911Total 13,659,492 117,055,024 32,137,908 8,653,363| 9,915,761

Questions

Imports, Fiscal Years 1914 to 1923-Concluded

Item and Country *1919 1920 1921 1922 2923Coins, British, Canadian and foreign gold $ $ S $coin-Concluded. 8,222 1,119 3,643 7,389Australia 1,662118 British West Indies 205 Hong Kong 2,000New Zealand 14,878 160 9,280 300

Hawaii

15,228

3,400 6,084,636 215 3,858,593

4,335,447 25,541,141

4,343,874 6,104,193 3,872,149 25,567,420

No records for 1919. Records for other war years incomplete owing to war conditions.

Item and Country 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918Gold bullion in bars, blocks, ingots, drops, sheets or plates, unmanufactured:- $ 203 $ 7 $ 98,409 S 14,646,131 $ 31 68,142 100Hong Kong Newfoundland New Zealand Alaska 4,000 3,549 22,053 85 1,617,772 622 3,686,432 834,756 14,424,816 1,306,287

838,959 14,428,372 1,738,319 18,333,185 1,374,560

*1919 1920 1921 1922 1923United Kingdom S 45,023,815 $ $ 3,884 ?6,155Hong Kong Newfoundland New Zealand 26,387 Alaska France 525 1,087,670 353 911,860 227 881,4291,095,805 Total 46,119,620 1,114,582 916,097 887,811

No records for 1919. Records for other war years incomplete owing to war conditions.

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MR. LEMELIN

CON

Mr. DOUCET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has Mr. Lemelin, lighthouse-keeper at St. Frangois He d'Orleans, been dismissed, and if so, when?

2. Why was he dismissed?

3. Was political partisanship given as the reason, and if so, who made the allegation, and was an investigation held to ascertain the truth?

4. If an investigation was held, who held it, when was it held, and what was the verdict?

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Hon. Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes. Order in council dated 22nd December, 1923.

2. On ground of political partisanship.

3. Yes. Mr. H. E. Lavigueur, M.P., stated from personal knowledge that Mr. Lemelin was engaged in political partisanship. No investigation was necessary. .

4. See answer to No. 3.

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T. GEORGE MACKENZIE, MEXICAN CAPTIVE

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

I. Is the government aware that a British subject, a Canadian domiciled in Canada, namely T. George MacKenzie, general manager of the Compania Company, has been taken prisoner by the provisional government of Mexico, and held, it is said, for ransom?

Questions

2. If so, will the government endeavour to secure his release by negotiations or otherwise, and what has, or is being, done?

3. Has the government communicated with His Majesty's government of Great Britain on the subject?

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

Liberal

1. The government is aware that Mr. T. G. Mackenzie has been taken prisoner by bandits in Mexico (Villistas) and held for ransom.

2. The government has caused the attention of H. M. Ambassador at Washington to be called to this matter, and His Majesty's Charge d'Affaires at Mexico was asked to take steps for Mr. Mackenzie's immediate release and protection. The Charge d'Affaires took the matter up with the government of Mexico and was assured that "no effort will be spared to recover Mr. Mackenzie". Reports have been received from time to time from the Charge d'Affaires at Mexico, but Mr. Mackenzie has not as yet been released, although he is said to be well and making himself popular with his captors.

3. His Majesty's government has been informed of the capture of Mr. Mackenzie through His Majesty's Ambassador at Washington

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CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION-BUILDINGS OCCUPIED

LIB

Mr. BOURASSA:

Liberal

1. What was the total floor space occupied by the Civil Service Commission in Trafalgar Building during years 1917, 1918, 1919 and 1920, inclusive?

2. How much rent was paid annually for each of those years ?

3. What was the total floor space occupied by the Civil Service Commission in Hunter Building during years 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923 and 1924, inclusive?

4. How much was the occupied space valued in annual rental for each year?

5. How much floor space was occupied by the Civil Service Commission in Bank Street Chambers?

6. For what purpose??

7. During what years?

8. What was the total floor space occupied each year and how much rent was paid for each year?

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay):

1 and 2.

Rental for

Trafalgar Building-Floor space, calendar year

Year 1917, 3,843 square feet $3,777 28

Year 1918, varied from 3,843square feet to 4,846 square feet. 4,169 43 Year 1919, 4,846 square feet,(vacated October 31/19)

3,634 00

(for 10 months)

Year 1920, None 3 and 4.

Estimated

Hunter Building-Floor space. rental Calendar year 1920, 13,849 square feet $14,195 65

Calendar year 1921, varied from 13,849 square feet to 21,655square feet

20,531 58Calendar year 1922, varied from 21,655 square feet to 20,011square feet

21,106 05Calendar year 1923, varied from 20,011 square feet to 22,193square feet

21,870 62Calendar year 1924, to March 31st 22,393 square feet

5,651 02

(3 mos.)

5. 3,423 square feet.

6. Space in Bank street Chambers was required owing to lack of accommodation in offices occupied by the commission.

7. From June 10th, 1920 to November 30th, 1921.

8.

1920, 3,423 square feet, rental _

June 10 to December, 31 $1,236 08

1921, 3,423 square feet, rental,

January 1st to November 30. 2,039 54

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$3,275 62 BANFF POWER PLANT

CON

Mr. McQUARRIE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What has been the cost to date of the installation of the electric power plant at Banff?

2. What is the estimated cost to complete this plant?

3. How much power is to be developed?

4. How much of this power is sold, and what is the revenue therefrom?

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

Liberal

1. Up to February 29 last, the cost of the installation- of the new electric generating plant at Banff was $184,619.01.

2. $21,000 from February 29 last.

3. The present installation provides for an initial development of 960 horse-power, and an eventual development of 1,440 horsepower.

4. Approximately two hundred horsepower is sold at the present time, with a monthly revenue averaging $2,600, and an estimated yearly revenue of $31,200.00.

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURN

April 3, 1924