April 7, 1924

PRO

Mr. ELLIOTT (Waterloo):

Progressive

1. Is George H. Alexander of Galt, Ontario, recognized as an immigration agent by the government?

2. What is his relation to the Department of Immigration in the matter of Armenian immigration?

3. Is the Department of Immigration aware of the activities of George H. Alexander in this matter?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2. None.

3. Yes, to some extent.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN-MARKING OF IMPORTS Mr. McKILLOP:

1. Is the government aware that a shipment of 50,000 pairs of children's shoes have been received in Montreal from Germany, not marked with the name of the country of origin?

2. Does not the government insist upon the application of the act regarding the stamping of the country of origin upon imported goods, to lead pencils ?

3. If so, on what grounds does the government extend the provisions of the act regarding the stamping the name of the country of origin on imported goods to lead pencils and not to shoes?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. There is nothing that requires shoes to be marked with the name of the country of origin.

2. Yes.

3. By virtue of an order in council, which speaks for itself, and in which shoes are not included.

IMPORTS-BOOTS AND SHOES Mr. RINFRET:

1. What was the amount of the total imports to Canada, of boots and shoes, from Great Britain, during the last ten months, from May 1, 1923 to March 1, 1924?

2. What was the amount of the total imports of boots and shoes from the said country during the ten corresponding months of the previous year?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. ROBB (for the Minister of Trade and Commerce): (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

1. The amount of boots and shoes imported into Canada (entered for consumption) from the United Kingdom from May 1, 1923 to March 1, 1924, was as follows:

69i

Footwear of leather- Pairs Dollars

Boots and shoes, pegged or wire fastened, with unstitched soles, close edged 2,245 3,982

Boots, shoes and slippers with leather uppers, n.o.p., men's (sizes 5i

and up) 132,408 419,890

Boots, shoes and slippers with leather uppers, n.o.p., women's (sizes

2\ and up) 54,862 109,715

Boots, shoes and slippers with leather uppers, n.o.p, children's (all other

sizes)

24,835 19,802Footwear of rubber-[DOT] Boots and shoes, rubber.. Footwear other than rubber 76,389 42,928and leather- Boots and shoes with canvas uppers 7,861 10,185Boots, shoes and slippers with felt uppers

Boots, shoes and slippers of 124,710 82,350all kinds, except canvas, felt, rubber and leather.. 39,070Total footwear.. .. 727,922

2. The amount of boots and shoes imported into Canada (entered for consumption) from the United Kingdom from May 1, 1922 to March, 1, 1923, was as follows:

Footwear of leather- Pairs Dollars

Boots and shoes, pegged or wire fastened, with unstitched soles, close edged. 2,018 3,451Boots, shoes and slippers, with leather uppers,n.o.p., men's (sizes 5|and up)

58,862 226,278Boots, shoes and slippers, with leather uppers,

n.o.p., women's (sizes 2J

and up)

17,541 64,168Boots, shoes and slippers, with leather uppers,

n.o.p., children's (all

other sizes) 15,003 16,623

Footwear of rubber-

Boots and shoes, rubber.. 1,457 697

Footwear other than rubber and leather-

Boots and shoes with

canvas uppers 3,355 3,769

Boots, shoes and slippers

with felt uppers 56,211 36,618

Boots, shoes and slippers of all kinds, except canvas, felt, rubber and leather. 27,209

Total footwear.. .. 378,813

Questions

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR-EMPLOYEES

CON

Mr. ARTHURS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total number of employees in the Department of Labour at Ottawa during the fiscal years 1920, 1921 ^ 1922 and 1923: (a) permanent, (b) temporary?

2. What were the total wages or salaries of such employees for above years, including bonus: (a) permanent, (b) temporary?

Hon. Mr. MURDOCK

1. March 31 (a) (b) Total1919-20 . . 51 123 1741920-21 . . 59 89 1481921-22 . . 105 37 142*1922-23 . . 115 7 1221923-24 . . 90 5 952.1919-20 . .$ 84,878.65 $161,936.33 $246,814.98 1920-21 . . 109,612.40 123,396.18 233,008.581921-22 . . 186,996.78 49,838.30 236,835.081922-23 . . 205,624.38 13,064.64 218,689.021923-24 . . 173,761.69 7,611.80 181,373.49^Including Annuities branch, twelve employees trans-

ferred from the Post Office department to the Labour department in May 1922, with annual salaries of $21,680.

ARMENIAN IMMIGRANTS Mr. ELLIOTT (Waterloo):

1. Is there any special regulation or examination governing Armenian immigrants, that do not apply to those of other nationality?

2. How many Armenians came to Canada during the years 1921, 1922, 1923 respectively?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes, the regulation requiring an Asiatic to be in possession of $250 at the time of landing. This, however, is not applicable to the wife or child under 18 years of age of any person legally in Canada.

2. 1921, 44; 1922, 43; 1923, 404.

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MR. THOMAS MULVEY

CON

Mr. HOCKEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Does Thomas Mulvey, Under Secretary of State, draw any salary or remuneration from the government other than his salary as deputy minister?

2. If so, how much and upon what authority?

3. How much money has Mr. Mulvey been paid to date in the way of salary or special remuneration other than his salary as deputy minister since 1921?

4. How much has he drawn in expense account in the years 1921 to 1923 inclusive?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. COPP: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Mr. Mulvey draws no salary or other remuneration from the government other than his salary as deputy. Certain payments are, however, made to him by the Custodian of Enemy Property, under the following circumstances :

The question of payment to Mr. Mulvey as Deputy Custodian of Enemy Property, was referred by the Right Honourable A. L. Sifton, then Secretary of State, to Messrs. O. M. Biggar and Christopher C. Robinson, the

legal members of the Enemy Debts Committee. The following is an extract from their report, dated 17th September, 1920:

Mr. Mulvey's work has extended over a period of about four and a half years, and in our opinion an extra allowance at the rate of $1,500 a year, or a total of $6,750, would be a small recompense for the special services rendered.

Payment of $4,000 was made to Mr. Mulvey by direction of an order in council dated 17th December, 1921, P.C. 4,631. Subsequently the balance of the amount, at the rate aforesaid, was paid to Mr. Mulvey by the Custodian.

2. Payment has been made at the rate of $125 a month out of commissions earned by the Custodian's Office, upon the direction of the Custodian. The authority to make this payment was under consideration by the Department of Justice, and the following is taken from an opinion of that department, dated 30th January, 1924:

The expense of getting in, liquidating, and otherwise dealing with property, rights and interests, seeing that the government is only required to account for the "net proceeds" of such property, rights and interests, may be defrayed, on the order of the Custodian, out of any profits which may be earned in dealing with the same.

3. Mr. Mulvey has been paid the balance accruing up to the 1st January, 1922, $4,500 and $125 per month since that time, out of commissions earned by the Custodian's office.

4. Expense account 1921, including travelling expenses to London, Paris, Brussels and Berlin, and the reception of His Excellency the Governor General, amounted to $2,052.30, paid out of appropriation "Demobilization" and contingencies.

Expense account 1922, including travelling expenses to London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Paris, Metz, Strasbourg and Zurich, amounted to $3,249.38 paid out of appropriation "Adjustment of War Claims." Less $250 paid out of contingencies.

Expense account 1923, including travelling expenses to London, Paris, Brussels and Washington, amounted to $1,914, paid out of commissions earned by Custodian's office.

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INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

CON

Horatio Clarence Hocken

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HOCKEN:

Wliat is the policy of the government as to the maintenance of the Insurance department, having regard to the recent decision of the Privy Council that insurance is not subject to regulation by the Dominion parliament ?

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. ROBB:

In the opinion of the government neither the validity of the Insurance Act nor the necessity for the continuance of

Questions

the Department of Insurance is affected by the recent decision of the Privy Council.

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POSTAL SERVICE-SALARIES

LAB

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Labour

1. Has the government definitely instructed the subcommittee Of the cabinet and the Civil Service Commission that it is desirable that the postal service be given an immediate upward increase in their salaries as per salary schedule submitted by postal service organizations? [DOT]

2. If not, what alternative does the government propose taking to avoid a strike in the postal service?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. STEWART:

See statement of

the Prime Minister, page 836, Revised Hansard of March 31, 1924, and also copy of Order in Council P.C. 530, dated the 29th March, 1924, re civil service salary revision, tabled in the House on 1st April, 1924.

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RIVERPORT, N.S., DREDGING

CON

Mr. HANSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What amount, if any, was spent for dredging at Riverport, Nova Scotia, in the years 1922 and 1923?

2. How was the work done and by whom?

3. Were tenders asked for the said work, who tendered, and what was the amount of each tender?

4. Where was the material excavated by said dredging deposited?

5. Was it necessary to build a retaining wall to prevent the said material from going back into the La Have river?

6. Who built the said retaining wall and what was the amount of the contract price?

7. What material was used in the construction of this retaining wall?

8. Is said retaining wall useful for the above purpose?

Hon, Mr. KING (Kootenay):

1. 1922, $54,750.70.

1923, $40,105.80 approximately.

2. Work done by Dredge No. 5 (Northumberland) operated by Department of Public Works.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. In Parks Island Cove, between Parks island and the Mainland.

5. Yes.

6. It was built by the Department of Public Works by day's labour at an expenditure of $29,097.48.

7. Two rows of piles filled with brush between piles.

8. Yes.

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D.S.C.R.-EMPLOYEES

PRO

Mr. McBRIDE:

Progressive

1. What was the number of medical and nursing staff in the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment on (a) 31st December, 1921; and (b) the 31st March, 1924?

2. What was the number of other employees in the said department on (a) the 31st December, 1921; and

(b) on the 31st March, 1924?

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April 7, 1924