May 28, 1924

SELECT STANDING COMMITTEES INDUSTRIAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


Mr. W. F. CARROLL (Cape Breton South and Richmond), presented the first report of the select standing committee on Industrial and International Relations recommending that the committee be given leave to have their proceedings printed from day to day for use of members when deemed advisable. On motion of Mr. Carroll the report was concurred in.


PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS


On the motion of the Right Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King (Prime Minister) the names of Messrs. Hanson and Stewart (Leeds) were substituted for those of Messrs. Baxter and Black (Yukon) on the select standing committee on Privileges and Elections.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


EMPLOYMENT OF CHINESE ON STEAMSHIPS

PRO

Alan Webster Neill

Progressive

Mr. NEILL:

The House having been informed on April 28th, 1924, that the Department of Immigration and Colonization had been asked and had given consent to the request of the British Empire Steel Corporation to be allowed to bring one hundred and five Chinese from England to be employed on certain boats of the company plying between the ports of Sydney, Louisburg, Halifax, St. John and Montreal, and that a bond had been deposited

Questions

by the company "which would be retained until the department is satisfied that all the Chinese covered by same have been checked out of Canada."

1. If this consent was granted under the provisions of the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923, under what section is the authority to be found?

2. If not under said act, under what other act and section can said authority be found?

3. Prior to granting such consent had the attention of the department been directed to the provision of- (a) section 52 of the Immigration Act of 1910, being chapter 27 as re-enacted by subsection 3 of section 24 of the Immigration Act 1919, (b) section 1 of the Alien Labour Act, being chapter 97 of the Revised Statutes of 1906?

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Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF CHINESE ON STEAMSHIPS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. There is nothing in the Immigration Act and regulations or the Chinese Immigration Act of 1023. which strictly applies in a case of this kind. There are, however, precedents for the action taken by the Department of Immigration and Colonization. The practice of allowing Chinese to be brought forward for temporary employment on steamships during the summer months has been followed for a number of years past. In August, 1912, a Chinese crew of twenty-three was allowed to come forward for employment on the steamship Lingan. In August, 1914, a Chinese crew of thirty-three was brought out for the steamship Lingan. In December, 1915, four Chinese came forward for the same vessel. Again in August, 1916, thirty-three came out for the Lingan and thirty-two for the Hochelaga. Also in August, 1916, a Chinese crew of thirty-four was allowed to come forward for work on the steamship Rosecastle. In June, 1917, the Dominion Steel Corporation wrote the department that it was practically impossible to maintain native crews on their steamers, and one hundred and eight Chinese were brought from England for work on six of the company's coastal steamers. Also in June, 1917, twenty-seven Chinese were brought forward for the steamship Maskinonge. Again in February, 1923, seven Chinese came forward from England for employment on the steamship Kamaraska. In June, 1923, twenty were brought from England to man the steamship Rosecastle. In all of these cases a bond was furnished as a guarantee that the Chinese would be returned from Canada, at the conclusion of their employment, and the conditions of the bond were complied with. It must be remembered that in none of the cases referred to were these Chinese admitted to Canada within the meaning of the Immigration Act, but were simply allowed to come to Canada temporarily.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. No.

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ENFORCEMENT OF ALIEN LABOUR ACT

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who is in charge of the enforcement of the Alien Labour Act?

2. How many American citizens have been admitted into Canada during the past two years and crossed the border to take positions with the Canadian National Railways and the Canadian Pacific Railway?

3. Are returned men and other Canadian citizens being discharged by the dining car department of the Canadian National Railways and the Canadian Pacific Railway and their places in Canada taken by coloured American citizens at cut wages?

4. Is it a fact the Canadian National Railways dining car department are constantly employing help from Chicago to work on trains in Canada while returned men are to be seen walking the streets begging for employment and while returned men in this department are being let out?

5. Do the Canadian National Railway Company's reports for income tax returns show that a large percentage of former Grand Trunk employees are American citizens?

6. What percentage of employees are Americans in this department?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. The Alien Labour Act, chapter 97 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, does not provide that it shall be administered by any department of the government. Section 5 of the act provides that, with the consent of the Attorney-General of the province in which the prosecution is had or of a judge of a superior county count, fines provided by the act may be recovered on a summary convic-

' tion, and such proceedings may be taken by any person desiring the enforcement of the act.

2. The manner of tabulating statistics does not disclose the information desired.

3. No; so far as question applies to Canadian National Railways.

4. No.

5. No.

6. As to Canadian National Railways- could be determined only by taking a census of all employees.

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HOTEL SCRIBE

CON

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What are the names and addresses of the persons, firms or corporations receiving, and how much did each receive of the 5733,693 paid in respect of the Hotel Scribe for taxes, imposts, removal of tenants, etc., and for which such purposes was each payment made?

2. What does the government cover under the term " etc." used in its answer with respect to the Scribe Hotel and given on May 14, 1924?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. GRAHAM:

Statement re purchase of Hotel Scribe as of date April 30th, 1924

francs

Purchase of property 28,000,000

Registration fee 3,360,000

Registration of mortgage 750,000

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Delay, holder of option 600,000

Grand cafe 3,710,000

Draft on Bankers' Trust 20,000

Legal fees 60,000

Taking up option on purchase .. 1,735,000

Payments to architects 192,626

Jockey Club, on account of dispossession 212,950

Cash in hand 1,720,000

40,360,576

Part of Sec. Tp. Rge. Mer.N.W. i and L.S's. 15 and 16 4 87 20 W.5L.S's. 9 and 16

5 87 20 W.5All

7 87 20 W.5All

8 87 20 W.5S.i

9 87 20 W.5

Those portions lying west of river of L.S. 4 and S i L.

S.5

28 86 20 W.5L.S's. 1, 2 and 7

27 85 20 W.5L.S's. 7 and 8

4 85 20 W.5

Those portions lying west of

DEVELOPMENT OF OIL OR CARBON-BLACK Mr. KENNEDY (Edmonton):

1. Has Mr. A. A. Rogers acquired land or lands near Peace river or elsewhere in the province of Alberta by lease or otherwise, on his own behalf or on behalf of others, or himself and others, for the development of oil or carbon-black?

2. If so, what land or lands, (a) in the vicinity of Peace river; (b) elsewhere in Alberta?

3. Has agreement been entered into between Mr. A. A. Rogers or others, or himself and others and the government, regarding the production of carbon-black as to (a) the extent of investment; (b) the time within which development must commence; (c) the rate at which it must proceed?

4. Has Mr. A. A. Rogers held oil lands by lease or

otherwise in the vicinity of Peace river or elsewhere in Alberta in partnership with Mr. H. L. Williams?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2- (a) Part of Sec. Tp. Rge. Mer. L.S. 11 and that portion lying East of Peace river of S.W.i of

and those portions lying east of Peace river of L

S. 1 and 8

Those portions lying east of river of L.S.'s. 12 and 13

and L.S. 9 of

L.S's. 7, 10 and 15

West half

East half __

l.s. i6 7. 7. 7. 7

N.W. i and L.S's. 15 and 16 L.S. 3 and W. | L.S. 6.. .. L.S.'s. 13 and 14..

L.S. 13 '

L.S's. 2 and 7.. .

L.S. 9 7

L.S's. 11, 13, 14 and 15.. .. L.S's. 9, 10 and 16

L.S. 12

N.E.i

W. I

N.W.i.. .

S.E. i ' '

S.W.i

28 84 21 W.514 87 20 W.515 87 20 W.516 86 20 W.517 86 20 W.521 84 21 W.515 86 21 W.516 86 21 W.521 86 20 W.512 86 21 W.532 85 21 W.534 84 20 W.533 85 21 W.52 86 21 W.532 85 21 W.534 85 20 W.534 84 20 W.535 84 20 W.523 85 20 W.51 85 20 W.525 85 20 W.535 85 20 W.536 85 20 W.5river of N.W.i

5 88 20 W.5and of

8 88 20 W.5and of

9 88 20 W.5N.E.i 12 87 21 W.5All

13 87 21 W.5All

24 87 21 W.55.1

25 87 21 W.5L.S's. 1, 7 and 8

26 87 21 W.5L.S's. 13 and 14

7 84 20 W.5W. i

18 84 20 W.5L.S. 8

7 84 20 W.5

S. i, N.W. i and L.S's. 10 and

15

19 87 20 W.55.1 and L.S. 11 and 12.. .. 20 87 20 W.5W. i

30 87 20 W.5W. i and N.E.i

31 87 20 W.5N.E.i

25 87 21 W.5L.S's. 12, 13 and 14

16 86 21 W.5N.i

19 86 21 W.5L.S's. 3, 4 and 6

30 86 21 W.5

N.E.i and L.S. 5, 12 13 and

14

6 86 21 W.5S.W.i and L.S.2

7 86 21 W.5N.E.i

3 86 21 W.5E. 1 and N.W. i

10 86 21 W.5L-S. 2

15 86 21 W.5N.W.i

8 86 21 W.5N.W.i

l 87 21 W.5AH

2 87 21 W.5N-i and S.E.i

3 87 21 W.5AH

10 87 21 W.5

N. i, S.W. i and L.S's. 1

and 2 31 85 21 W.5L.S's. 1, 2 and 3

6 86 21 W.5L.S's. 10 and 15

36 84 20 W.5L.S's. 13 and 14

7 86 20 W.5L.S's. 12 and 13

17 86 20 W.5S-W.i

30 86 20 W.5L.S's. 5 and 6

3 86 20 W.5E. i and L.S's. 13 and 14.. 16 84 20 W.5N-i and L.S's. 4 and 5.. 17 84 20 W.5L.S's. 9, 15 and 16

19 86 20 W.5N.W.i and L.S's. 5 and 6. 13 86 21 W.5E.i and S.W.i

14 86 21 W.5N.W.i and L.S's. 10 and 15. 9 87 20 W.5W.i and L.S's. 2 and 7.. 16 87 20 W.5All

17 87 20 W.5All

18 87 20 W.5LS. 8

3 85 20 W.5

Questions

Part of

L.S's. 5 and 6

N.i, S.W.i and L.S's. 2, 7

and 8 4

E.i, S.W.i and L.S's. 11, 12

and 14 5

W.i and L.S's. 2, 7, 10 and

15 25

N.i and L.S's. 7 and 8.. 34

N.i 35

W.i and L.S's. 2, 7, 10 and

15 36

S.W.i 3

32 25 27 4 9 10

5

Sec. Tp. Rge. Mer.

3 87 21 W. 5 87 21 W. 5

87 21 W. 5

87

E.i E.i..

L.S. 16

E.i

L.S's. 4, 5, 12, 13 and 14.

N.W.i

N.E.i and L.S's. 7 and 8..

N.W.i 15

N.E.i - - 16

L.S's. 1 and 8 21

L.S's. 9 and 10 14

E.i, N.W.i and L.S. 5.. 30

All 31

All 32

L.S's. 3 and 4 3

L.S. 1 4

L.S's. 12, 13 and 14 18

W.i 19

L.S's. 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15. 18

L.S. 14 21

18 8 13 9

L.S. 2.. L.S. 4.. W.i.. . L.S. 1.. L.S's. 6, L.S's. 1 L.S. 2

11 and and 8,

14..

and

S.E.i

20

87 20 88* 20 86 20

L.S.5 9

S.W.i of L.S. 2 and S.i L.S.

3 8

L.S's. 3 and 6 34L.S's. 11 and 12 34

and L.S's. 10 and

S.E.i..

N.W.i

15 5

All 6

E.i and S.W.i 1

L.S's. 1 and 8 12

N. i 35

Those portions lying to east

of river of 8

t and 9

L.S's. 2 and 7 16

Those portions lying to east

of river of S.E.i 5 88 20 W.5

Those portions lying to east

of river of N.E.i.. .. 5 88 20 W.5

84 86 86 86 86 86 86 86 86

86 86 86 87 87 85

86

85

85

86 86

86

85

86

87

87 86

88 88 88

20

20

20

20

20

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

20

21

21

20

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Part of Sec. Tp. Rge. Mer. L.S's. 11 and 14 20 86 20 W.5L.S's. 3 and 6.. 20 86 20 W.5L.S's. 2 and 7.. .. 15 85 21 W.5L.S. 15 15 85 21 W.5L.S's. 4 and 15.. . 23 85 21 W.5L.S. 10 15 85 21 W.5L.S. 13 23 85 21 W.5S.E.i and L.S's. 9 and 10 16 85 21 W.5L.S's. 5, 11 and 12. 34 84 21 W.5L.S. 13 8 85 20 W.5LS 16 8 85 20 W.5LS 1 8 85 21 W.5School Lands E.I 11 87 20 W.5All 11 87 21 W.5L.S. 16 29 85 21 W.5N.E.i 11 85 20 W.5LSI 29 85 21 W.5L.S. 6 29 85 21 W.5 (b) No information. 3. Yes, with Canadian Petroleums, Limited, (a) Yes. (b) Yes. (c) Yes. 4. No information.


DISMISSAL OF POSTMASTER AT LA TUQUE

CON

Mr. DOUCET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was Mr. Will'ie Juneau, postmaster at La Tuque, in the electoral division of Champlain, Quebec, dismissed ?

2. If so, was it for political partisanship?

3. Who laid the complaint and was an investigation held?

4. What evidence was given and by whom was such evidence given to support such finding?

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May 28, 1924