May 21, 1924

BANKING AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE


Mr. THOMAS VIEN (Lotbiniere) presented the sixth report of the standing committee on Banking and Commerce as follows: Your committee recommend that the order of reference be enlarged so as to embrace the study and consideration of the purpose, organization and operation of some type of properly administered central or reserve bank. All of which is respectfully submitted. He said: I move, Mr. Speaker, that the report be now received and concurred in.


LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. ROBB (Acting Minister of Finance) :

Other duties prevented me from attending the Banking and Commerce committee this morning and as I have not had time to consider the departure that seems to be involved in the motion I would ask that the matter stand.

Motion stands.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


SALARY OF SPEAKER'S SECRETARY

LIB

Mr. SEGUIN:

Liberal

1. What was the salary of the Speaker's secretary previous to this office being abolished for reasons of economy ?

2. Among the stenographers and typewriters at the service of the Speaker and members, what are the names of those who are employed during the whole year, what remuneration do they receive, what is the nature of their work and for whose benefit are they so employed?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. $600 per year, plus $5 per day as

sessional clerk, and bonus, besides a stenographer, Miss Mansbridge, at $4 per day, and bonus: Total, $4,626.50.

2. The Speaker's secretarial work is now done by: Deiphine Barbes at $6 per day and Eva Guerin at $6.50 per day who both belong to the members' stenographers' staff. Minnie McEwen is assigned to the members' correspondence during the whole year and receives $5 per day during sessions and $4 in recess.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY EMPLOYEES-DISMISSALS

CON

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many Canadian National Railway employees were laid off from work in Halifax county during the months of October and November, 1923?

2. What are the names of those so laid off?

3. Were any of these men re-employed previous to December 5th, 1923?

4. If so, how many and what are their names?

5. Have any of these men been laid off since December 5th, 1923?

6. If so, when were they laid off and what are their names?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 34.

2. R. M. Barrett, George Canfield, George Lee, W. B. Smiley, I. Mezrouile, Joseph Estano, W. Marsden, H. W. Conrad, H. G. Conrad, Esson Leslie, A. T. Gaetz, A. Gates, W. Gates, R. Bambrick, A. Day, K. Dean, Walter Marriott, Wallace Marriott, King McNabb, James Mason, John Mason, Yemon Oicle, Ernest Boutilier, Alexander Langille, William Rayno, Charles Hurshman, Russell Snair, Harry Balsh, Tracey Coolen, Chester Coolen, Charles Miller, A. E Hupman, E. D. Ritchie, C. V. Embree.

3. Yes.

4. 19-R. M. Barrett, George Canfield,

George Lee, Joseph Estano, W. Marsden, H. W. Conrad, H. G. Conrad, Esson Leslie, A. T. Gaetz, A. Gates, W. Gates, R. Bambrick, A. Day, K. Dean, Walter Marriott, James

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Mason, Harry Balsh, Tracey Coolen, C. V. Embree.

5. Yes.

6. December 8th, R. M. Barrett, Geo. Canfield, Geo. Lee, Joseph Estano, W. Marsden, H. W. Conrad, H. G. Conrad, Esson Leslie, A. Gates, W. Gates, K. Dean, Walter Marriott, Wallace Marriott, Harry Balsh, Tracey Coolen. December 10, A. T. Gaetz, R. Bambrick, A. Day.

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RIGHT HON. C. J. DOHERTY

LIB

Mr. BENOIT:

Liberal

1. What amount was paid to the Hon. C. J. Doherty by the Dominion government in the year 1920, for pension, salary, travelling expenses, indemnity and other sums?

2. What amount was paid to the Hon. C. J. Doherty under the same headings during each of the years 1921, 1922 and 1923?

3. On leaving office was he entrusted with legal work by the Dominion government?

4. If so, did he receive a retainer for such work, and what was the amount?

5. Is he still in the employ of the government as solicitor?

6. If so, is he receiving a per diem fee, allowance or salary?

7. Is he likely to be for some time in the employ of the government as solicitor?

8. What is the total amount received by the said Hon. C. J. Doherty from the government for pension, indemnity, salary, allowances, travelling expenses, from the year 1908 until the end of March, 1924?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

Department of Finance:

1. For Pension, fiscal year ended March 31st, 1920, S5.444.32 (14 months).

2. For pension, fiscal year ended March 31st, 1921, $4,666.56 (12 months); 1922, $4,666.56 (12 months); 1923, $4,666.56 (12 months).

3. 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. No information.

Department of Justice:

1. In 1920-21-

Salary as Minister of Justice .. .. $ 9,250.00 Travel 34.98

2. In 1921-22-

Salary as Minister of Justice .. .. $ 8,055.53

Travel 123.91

Fee in Labrador boundary 5,000.00

In 1922-23, Nil.

In 1923-24, Nil.

3. By order in council dated 25th November, 1921, the Right Hon. C. J. Doherty was named as counsel in the reference to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council of the question as to the location of the LabrafMr Graham.]

dor boundary between Canada and Newfoundland.

4. A fee of $10,000 was authorized to compensate for his retainer and his services in the drafting and preparation of the case, and in addition a per diem allowance of $200 per diem while engaged upon the hearing. The sum of $5,000 has been paid him up to date,

5. He is still employed on the above mentioned case.

6. Answered by No. 4.

7. Presumably until the case is settled.

8.

Travel as judge $ 282.90

Salary as Minister of Justice .. .. 76,636.20 Travel as Minister of Justice .. .. 3,196.25

Advance on fee as counsel in Labrador boundary case 5,000.00

Department of External Affairs:

1. 1920: League of Nations-Travel: Hon.

C. J. Doherty, with secretary and messenger, Sir George Foster and secretary, Hon. N. W. Rowell, $14,645.40.

2. 1921: League of Nations-Expenses of Right Hon. C. J. Doherty and Sir George Perley, delegates to the second meeting of the League of Nations, including two secretaries and one stenographer, $9,403.40.

3. 4, 5, 6, 7. No information in this department.

8. 1919: Peace Conference-Expenses, Hon. C. J. Doherty (including a staff of three) $7.25356. 1920 and 1921: Answered by answers to Questions 1 and 2.

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ATLANTIC PORTS AND FISHERMEN

CON

Mr. LADNER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government by order in council or otherwise closed the Atlantic ports of Canada to the use of fishermen who come from or are citizens of the United States and carry on their business from that country and who are engaged in fishing in Canadian waters, or waters adjacent to Canada?

2. Is it the intention of the government to take similar action with respect to the Canadian ports on the Pacific coast?

3. If the government does not intend so to do what are the reasons for such a decision?

4. Are salmon trollers, who are citizens of or carry on business from the United States, allowed to use the ports of Canada on the Pacific coast?

5. If not, why are not halibut fishermen who are citizens of and carry on - business from the United States also refused the use of Canadian ports on the Pacific coast?

6. Does the government intend to take any action with respect to the use of Canadian ports by the said halibut fishermen?

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

Liberal

1. Under the Treaty of 1818 inhabitants of the United States are allowed to enter Canadian ports for wood, water, shelter, and repairs

Questions

only, except on a specified portion of the Atlantic coast where they have the liberty of fishing in common with British fishermen. Chapter 47 of the Revised Statutes of Canada provides that the Governor in Council may authorize the issuing of licenses to United States fishing vessels on the Atlantic coast conferring additional privileges on them; but as no such authority has been granted for the present year, United States fishermen are restricted to their privileges under the Treaty of ISIS.

2. Not at present.

3. The conditions existing on the Pacific coast are different from those on the Atlantic.

4. No.

5. The order in council authorizing the special privileges on the Pacific coast contemplates the issuing of the licenses to United States vessels and not to trolling boats. Such licenses would give the United States trolling boats on most portions of the coast an unfair advantage over Canadian trailers.

6. Matter under consideration.

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SOREL SHIPYARDS

CON

Mr. DOUCET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What were the disbursements for office staff of the Sorel shipyards during fiscal years 1921-22, 1922-23 and 1923-24?

2. What were the disbursements for wages of mechanics and labourers at Sorel shipyards during the same periods respectively?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1.

Office Cost of

Staff Salaries Living Bonus

1921- 22 $30,660 50 $5,967 22

1922- 23

32,535 05 5,815 061923- 24

35,284 36 6,409 022. Mechanics and Labourers.

Cost of

Wages Living Bonus

1921- 22 $242,683 56 $945 001922- 23

318,418 90 630 001923- 24

260,619 42 Nil

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May 21, 1924