February 26, 1925

PRO

Thomas Wakem Caldwell

Progressive

Mr. T. W. CALDWELL (Victoria and' Car-leton):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the government if a return has been tabled giving the number of superannuations under the Superannuation Act of last year, the amount paid, and the amount contributed during the year by those who were superannuated. I find that section 14 of the act provides that this return shall be laid' on the Table withir fifteen days after the opening of parliament A esterday when the estimates were before tin House we wanted this information, but it wat: not available. If this return were brought down the information would be made available to hon. members.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

If it is related to the Department of Insurance I will have the question directed to the Superintendent of Insurance and try to get an answer for my hon. friend.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

The routine in the matter is that the recommendation or suggestion is made by the department; then it must be approved by the Civil Service Commission; then it goes to the Treasury board and is finally approved by council. In the discussion of a day or two ago it was pointed' out that the Civil Service Commission was now preparing a list of all superannuations as well as of retirements under the Calder Act.

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PRO

Thomas Wakem Caldwell

Progressive

Mr. CALDWELL:

May I read section 14 of the act? I think it will clarify the situation:

The minister shall lay before parliament within fifteen days after the commencement of each session thereof~

(a) a statement of all superannuation and retiring and withdrawal allowances granted during the last fiscal year under the terms of this act, giving the name and rank of each person superannuated or retired, his salary, age and length of service, the allowance granted to him on retirement, the cause of his superannuation and whether the vacancy has been subsequently filled, and if so, whether by promotion or by new appointment, and the salary of the new incumbent;

(b) a statement of all allowances granted to widows, children or other dependents of civil servants under this act during the said year, showing the name, age and sex of each person to whom any such allowance has been granted; and the name, age at death, salary

Soldiers' Pensions

and length of service of the civil servant to whose widow, children or other dependents such allowance or allowances have been granted;

(c) a statement showing the amount received as contributions and the amount paid as allowances during the said year under this act together with such further information as may be .prescribed by the Governor in Council by regulation made under this act.

The question has already been asked two or three times during the discussion of estimates. If this return were tabled it would obviate the necessity of repeating the question when the estimates for each department come up.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

What is the interpretation of the word "Minister?" Is that the Minister of Finance or the minister of each department?

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Mr CALDWELL:

The act defines "Minister" as the Minister of Finance.

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LIB

Henri Sévérin Béland (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

Mr. BELAND:

I may point out to my

hon. friend that the act came into force after the last session of parliament, and the report which is mentioned in section 14 applies to the fiscal year. The fiscal year during which the act came into force has not yet come to an end. It terminates only on the 31st day of March next.

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PRO

Thomas Wakem Caldwell

Progressive

Mr. CALDWELL:

This will not become

effective, then, until next session?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

A return along the line which my hon. friend has requested is now being prepared and will be brought down as soon as completed.

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UNEMPLOYMENT IN CALGARY


On the Orders of the Day:


LAB

William Irvine

Labour

Mr. WILLIAM IRVINE (East Calgary):

I rise to ask the government if it has taken any action on the telegram received from Mayor Webster of Calgary, in which he stated that many of the unemployed there who were in a destitute condition were immigrants who had not been long enough in the community to come within the scope of the relief policy adopted by the city?

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. JAMES MURDOCK (Minister of Labour):

That telegram was replied to, and

reference of the matter mentioned has been made to the Immigration department. It is expected that we will have additional information for Mr. Webster shortly.

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SOLDIERS' PENSIONS


On the Orders of the Day:


IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. W. F. MACLEAN (South York):

I

would like to ask the Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment what he has to say

with regard to the following suggestion which has been made to me in the form of a telegram:

Please strenuously oppose grant of $100,000 from veterans' canteen funds to Veterans' Alliance.

Is it the intention of the minister to dispose of the fund in that way?

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Subtopic:   SOLDIERS' PENSIONS
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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

Who sent the telegram?

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Subtopic:   SOLDIERS' PENSIONS
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IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. MACLEAN (York):

Mr. Davidson,

president of the Riverdale Great War Veterans' Association, of my constituency.

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Subtopic:   SOLDIERS' PENSIONS
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LIB

Henri Sévérin Béland (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

Hon. H. S. BELAND (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment):

I understand the

question to be whether the government intends to introduce legislation to apportion $100,000 of the canteen fund to the Veterans' Alliance?

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Subtopic:   SOLDIERS' PENSIONS
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IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. MACLEAN (York):

Yes.

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Subtopic:   SOLDIERS' PENSIONS
Sub-subtopic:   FORTHCOMING LEGISLATION ON CANTEEN FUND AND CIVIL RE-ESTABLISHMENT
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February 26, 1925