April 6, 1925

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


MR. F. R. ANDERSON

CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Did the Solicitor General of Canada, or any other person representing the Dominion government, retain the services of F. R. Anderson, lawyer, Vancouver, British Columbia, to prosecute the Standard Junk Company in regard to sales tax claim for the sale of empty beer bottles?

2. On whose recommendation was the said F. R. Anderson retained ?

3. Is the government aware that the said F. R. Anderson is under indictment in the United States for violation of the 18th United States Amendment in connection with the notorious Quadra rum running

case?

4. Is the government aware that the said F. R. Anderson w'as released on a bail of $10,000, which bail was officially and formally forfeited in the United States courts, San Francisco, on March 10th?

5. Was the engagement of the said F. R. Anderson entered into by the government as an evidence of good faith with the United States government under the recent treaty with that country for the suppression of rum running?

6. In the opinion of the government, is it conducive to respect for law, order and good government in Canada, for the government to retain as prosecuting attorney of minor offences, one who is charged with a serious offence in a friendly neighbouring country, and who has forfeited his bail of $10,000?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

1 and 2. The firm of Russell Hancox and Anderson was retained in this matter upon the recommendation of the Minister of Justice.

3. Information has been received from His Majesty's Ambassador at Washington that F. R. Anderson was indicted in the United States on the charge of having committed a felony, namely a conspiracy to violate the prohibition and tariff laws of the United States in connection with the seizure of the Quadra.

4. The ambassador also reported that Mr. Anderson was released on a bail of $10,000 and that owing to his departure for Vancouver such bail had been ordered by the court to be forfeited.

5 and 6. Answered by 1 and 2.

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BLACKFOOT INDIAN RESERVE-WHEAT

PRO

Mr. GARLAND (Bow River):

Progressive

1. What quantity of each grade of wheat made up the total of 136,114 bushels marketed by the Black-foot Indian Reserve in 1923?

2. What quantity of each grade of wheat made up the total of 60,756 bushels marketed by the Black-foot Indian Reserve in 1924?

Questions

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. 1923-

Grade No. 1

71,217Grade No. 2

12,918Grade No. 3

20,890Grade No. 4

3,875Held for seed or sold by Indians on permit, no record of grades kept

27,2142. 1924-Grade No. 1

15,154Grade No. 2

15,773Grade No. 3

12,900Grade No. 4

3,055Held for seed or sold by Indians on permit, no record of grades kept

13,874

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THOMAS R. MAYBERRY

CON

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the date of the appointment of Thomas R. Mayberry, of Ingersoll, Ontario, as a commissioner to investigate charges of alleged political partisanship against employees in the civil service or other government employees?

2. What investigations have been made by said commissioner since his appointment and what has been the result in each case investigated ?

3. Is he still acting in the capacity of a commissioner as above?

4. What amount has been paid or is to be paid to the said commissioner in connection with each charge investigated ?

5. What are Mr. Mayberry's qualifications for the discharge of the duties as commissioner aforesaid?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Mr. Mayberry was appointed a commissioner to investigate charges of alleged political partisanship against government employees in the province of Ontario by O.C., P.C. No. 128 dated January 26, 1923.

2. Dept, of Railways & Canals-

(a) Jas. F. Shields, Dickinson's Landing, Cornwall Canal, pleaded not guilty, evidence insufficient to establish charges.

(b) Augustus Blackburn, Dickinson's Landing, Cornwall Canal, admitted charges; services dispensed with.

(c) John Waldroff, Dickinson's Landing, Cornwall Canal, pleaded not guilty; evidence insufficient to establish charges.

Post Office Dept.-

'Charges of political partisanship preferred against (a) W. L. Trotter, postmaster at Sheguindah, (b) S. Brickman, postmaster at Sebringville, (c) Wm. Boyd, Postmaster at Kagawong. Postmasters found guilty.

3. Yes.

4. Railways & Canals department.

The amount paid above commissioner in connection with the investigation referred to was 8188.75. ..

[Mr. E. J. Garland!

Post Office Dept.

Amount paid in connection with each charge investigated-(a) S141.70 (b) $68.95, (c)

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S225.50.


5. No information.


DR. M. A. McAULAY-DR. O. G. DONOVAN

CON

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is Dr. M. A. McAulay employed at Camp Hill hospital as a full-time physician?

2. If so, what is his salary?

3. Is Dr. O. G. Donovan employed at Camp Hill hospital as a full-time physician?

4. If so, what is his salary?

5. Is the department aware that Dr. Donovan also holds another public position in Halifax?

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Hon. Mr. BELAND: (Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment; Minister presiding over the Department of Health)

Liberal

1. Yes: in charge of medical services in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

2. $4,800 per annum. [DOT]

3. Yes: as Medical Superintendent.

4. $3,600 per annum.

5. Yes. His work at the provincial health clinic is performed after regular office- hours and does not interfere with his duties at the Camp Hill hospital to which he gives fulltime service.

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BANK NOTE CIRCULATION

PRO

Mr. SPENCER:

Progressive

1. What was the average amount of bank notes in circulation in January, 1925?

2. What was the average amount of gold held by the banks for redemption of such notes during January, 1925?

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. ROBB:

Average for January, 1925

1. $153,962397.

2. Gold and subsidiary coin held

by banks $58,791,322

Gold in central gold reserves. 9,276.727

In addition, there were in the central gold reserves, and in the hands of banks, $205,405,-3S1 of Dominion notes.

It cannot be said that gold in hand, any more than other cash resources, is held for redemption of notes in circulation.

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PUBLIC DEBT

April 6, 1925