April 28, 1924

PRO

Mr. SPENCER:

Progressive

1. In what capacity and for how long has Mr. T. L. Cory been an employee of the Interior Department?

2. What is his remuneration and out of what appropriation is it paid?

3. Was he appointed under open competition by the Civil Service Commission?

4. If not, why?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MR. T. L, CORY-INTERIOR DEPARTMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. From February 8, 1922, to June 11, 1923, ind from September 22, 1923 to January 11, 1924, retained by the Department of Justice 'or special legal work in connection with

revision of the North West Territories Act and orders-in-council, ordinances, regulations and rulings made thereunder. From January 12 employed as temporary departmental solicitor upon special legal work in the Dominion Water Power branch.

2. Salary of departmental solicitor, Dominion Water Power branch, $3,120 per annum, paid from water power appropriation.

3 and 4. Important legal actions pending in United States courts vitally affecting certain international waterway problems made it necessary for department to have the services of a qualified barrister in constant co-operation with engineering division. In view of urgent necessity for immediate action commission authorized department to engage barrister locally pending advertising of position for public competition. Mr. Cory selected on account previous departmental experience.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MR. T. L, CORY-INTERIOR DEPARTMENT
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MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSION INVESTIGATION

PRO

Mr. SPENCER:

Progressive

1. Has an investigation been held recently into the affairs of the Montreal Board of Harbour Commissioners?

2. If so, by whom was such investigation held?

3. If a report was made by investigators, is it the intention of the government to place such report before parliament for the information of the members?

4. If not, why?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSION INVESTIGATION
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2, 3, and 4. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MONTREAL HARBOUR COMMISSION INVESTIGATION
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ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE HEADQUARTERS

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

*1. In what building were the headquarters offices of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police located, who was the owner of the property, and what was the rental, in the year 1921?

2. In what building are these offices located at present, who is the owner of the property, and what is the rental?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE HEADQUARTERS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Duford Building, 113 Rideau street, owner, J. B. Duford, annual rental $7,225.

2. Larocque Building, northeast corner Rideau and Dalhousie t-Btreets, owner J. A. Larocque, annual rental $12,832.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE HEADQUARTERS
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MR. ARONOVICI

CON

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was Mr. Aronovici's resignation voluntary or was it compulsory ?

2. Did Aronovici have a contract under which his services could only be terminated by notice of a certain length or on payment of 150,000 francs?

3. If there was no contract what justification was there for the payment of a bonus of 150,000 francs, or approximately $7,500?

Questions

4. If his resignation was compulsory, was such action taken because of the purchase of the Hotel Scribe made by or through him, and if so, of what derelictions of duty was he guilty?

5. Has the government ascertained what proportion of the total cost to the Canadian National Railways the actual former owners of the Hotel Scribe received?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MR. ARONOVICI
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Resignation requested in connection with reorganization of the traffic, colonization and development departments of the Canadian National Railways on the continent of Europe.

2. Management was advised by counsel that under French law and practice a reasonable settlement vrould require to be made under the circumstances, and the settlement as made was recommended by the railways' counsel in Paris.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. Answered by No. 1.

5. Proper notarial documents show the amounts as paid to the former owners.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MR. ARONOVICI
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COLLECTION OF DOMINION TAXES

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

What was the total amount collected in each of the fiscal years from 1920 to date, inclusive, under (a) the Income Tax Act, and (b) the Business Profits Tax Act, and what percentage does the total so collected bear to the total amount raised by taxation in each of the said years?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COLLECTION OF DOMINION TAXES
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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. ROBB:

Percentage of total of (a) and (b) of

(a) (b) Total

Business Taxation

Income tax profits tax revenue

1919 20.. ..$20,263,739 91 $44,145,184 48 21.94%

1920- 21.. .. 46,381,824 31 40,841,401 25 23.65%1921- 22.. .. 78,684.354 80 22,815.666 58 31.72%1922- 23.. .. 59,711.538 37 13,031,461 80 21.68%*1923-24.. .. 54,204,027 99 4,752,680 89 17.27%

* Not final figures for 1923-4.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COLLECTION OF DOMINION TAXES
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IMPORTATION OF BITUMINOUS COAL

PRO

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

Progressive

1. What was the total quantity of bituminous coal imported into Canada in each of the years, 1921, 1922 and* 1923?

2. What was the total duty collected on this coal in each year?

3. What was the total loss in each year to the revenue, because of the draw-back of 99 per cent on bituminous coal used for manufacturing purposes?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMPORTATION OF BITUMINOUS COAL
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LIB

Jacques Bureau (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. BUREAU:

1 and 2.

Imports Customs

entered for duties

consumption collected

Tons Value

1921.. .. 15,407,996 $7,245,565 93

1922.. .. 12,752,059 5,685,855 71

1923.. .. 11,166,937 4,987,916 87

$498,946 25

324,609 29

176,316 14

TSir Henry Drayton.]

Fiscal Year Fiscal Year Fiscal Year 3. 1920-21.

1921- 22.

1922- 23.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMPORTATION OF BITUMINOUS COAL
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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD

PRO

Edward Joseph Garland

Progressive

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

What price was paid by the Soldier Settlement Board for the former Hudson Bay land reservation, included in townships 33-R-18-W-4, 32-R-18-W-4. 3I-R-14-W-4, 31-R-15-W-4, 30-R-15-W-4, 28-R-18-W-4 and 28-R-16-W-4, and at what -price were these lands sold to the soldiers?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD
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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. ROBB:

(a) No price paid.

(b) $188,100.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT BOARD
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April 28, 1924