February 27, 1925

CON

Joseph Henry Harris

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HARRIS:

Mr. Speaker, I desire to ask-

Topic:   SOLDIERS' PENSIONS
Subtopic:   FORTHCOMING LEGISLATION ON CANTEEN FUND AND CIVIL RE-ESTABLISHMENT
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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I would remind hon. members that on the orders of the day the leaders on both sides are usually allowed to put a question or two, but hon. members generally must confine themselves to at most one question, otherwise the sittings of the House will be unduly prolonged. I hope the hon. member will be very brief in any further remarks he makes on the orders of the day.

Topic:   SOLDIERS' PENSIONS
Subtopic:   FORTHCOMING LEGISLATION ON CANTEEN FUND AND CIVIL RE-ESTABLISHMENT
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CON

Joseph Henry Harris

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HARRIS:

I would just like to read in this connection, Mr. Speaker, a telegram I hold in my hand:

Our contention is that canteen money should not be used for any organization that does not represent the returned soldiers.

I would like to ask the minister if any of this money is being distributed by any organization that does not represent the returned soldiers?

Topic:   SOLDIERS' PENSIONS
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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 have just stated that no canteen fund money has been distributed to anybody so far by this government. I share the view expressed in that telegram that the money should not be apportioned to any one particular organization.

Topic:   SOLDIERS' PENSIONS
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CON

John Arthur Clark

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARK:

Yesterday I asked the minister when it was contemplated that legislation in regard to pensions would be introduced in the House, and he said that notice would probably be given next week. I understood him to say to-day that that question would be answered on a later day.

Topic:   SOLDIERS' PENSIONS
Subtopic:   FORTHCOMING LEGISLATION ON CANTEEN FUND AND CIVIL RE-ESTABLISHMENT
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. BELAND:

My hon. friend is mistaken in that. The question asked by the hon. member for Humboldt (Mr. Stewart) was whether the bill which is to be introduced will be the same bill as that of last year, and that is the question which appears on the order paper in the name of the hon. member for Parry Sound (Mr. Arthurs).

Topic:   SOLDIERS' PENSIONS
Subtopic:   FORTHCOMING LEGISLATION ON CANTEEN FUND AND CIVIL RE-ESTABLISHMENT
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OLD AGE PENSIONS


On the Orders of the Day:


LAB

William Irvine

Labour

Mr. WILLIAM IRVINE (East Calgary):

I would like to ask the government if any action has been taken on the report of the Old Age Pensions committee of last session? If so, what action has been taken? And will

legislation be introduced this year looking to the establishment of a system of old age pensions?

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. JAMES MURDOCK (Minister of Labour):

That question is on the order paper and will be answered as soon as possible.

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TRADE AND COMMERCE


The House in committee of Supply, Mr. Gordon in the chair. Trade and Commerce-bounty on crude petroleum, administration of, 51,500.


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

We have had

the question of petroleum bounties up now for two separate years, and we have had information as to the amounts of production and the amounts paid. Will the minister tell us exactly how the production stands at present and what bounties have been paid?

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LIB

Thomas Andrew Low (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. T. A. LOW (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

This vote is $1,500 less than

the vote of last year. It is to take care of the administration of the bounty. As the committee is no doubt aware, the bounty will be discontinued on the 30th of June of this year. The following are the values of the production for the years 1919 to 1924 inclusive, on which the bounty has been based:

Y ear Amount

1919 $856,038

1920 919,935

1921 641,533

1922 611,176

1923 542,555

1924 475,985

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Would the minister give the number of barrels?

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LIB

Thomas Andrew Low (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. LOW:

The following are the number

of barrels of 35 gallons each:

Year Barrels

1919 240,446

1920 196,251

1921 187.541

1922 179,068

1923 171,902

1924 160,830

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

What was the

production in barrels for the last six months?

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LIB

Thomas Andrew Low (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. LOW:

I have not the figures for the

last six months only, but I can obtain them if my hon. friend wishes.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

The figures given last year, which were concurred in, as I believe, by the department and accepted without the slightest dispute from anybody, showed a total production of petroleum of 160,000 barrels. They were for the year that had been finished; we are now a year later. They cannot be the same. What my hon. friend

Supply-Trade and Commerce

has been giving is the production as of the previous year, so that the figures are a year out. I also point out to him that the other factor which was a matter of importance was that the production down to date-which would be for the then last year-in Lambton, which is the place particularly affected, was 145,238 barrels. What I would like to find out, if the department themselves know what they have been doing and what bounties they have been paying, is, what the corresponding figures are at the present time.

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LIB

Thomas Andrew Low (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. LOW:

The figures I have given to the House are for the calendar year-160,830 barrels for the twelve months ended December 31, 1924.

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February 27, 1925