March 29, 1926

DUTY ON RAW SUGAR

CON

Mr. ARMSTRONG (Lambton) :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the duty per pound at present on raw sugar similar in quality to the raw sugar taken from sugar beets coming into Canada from the West Indies and Australia, separately, and what will the duty be on said raw sugar when the treaty between Canada and the West Indies now before parliament is consummated ?

Questions

2. What was the duty on same grade of raw sugar previous to the reduction of duty on this product in 1923?

3. How many vessels of the Canadian merchant marine operate between Canada and the West Indies?

4. What was the amount lost in operating these vessels each year since they have been placed in that service?

5. What subsidies, if any, were paid in years 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, separately, to vessel owners operating between Canada and the West Indies?

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Subtopic:   DUTY ON RAW SUGAR
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LIB

Hon. Mr. ROBB: (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. The present customs duty on 96 degree raw sugar entering Canada is $1.28712 per hundred pounds under the general tariff and 45 cents per hundred' pounds under the British preferential tariff. Raw sugar from the British West Indies and Australia enters Canada under the British preferential rate. The proposed Canada-British West Indies agreement does not require any change in the general tariff but stipulates that the British preferential tariff be $1 less than the general tariff rate.

2. Prior to the reduction of the general tariff rate in 1923, the duty on 96 degree raw sugar entering Canada was $1.68712 per hundred pounds under the general tariff and 85 cents per hundred pounds under the British preferential tariff. Australian raw sugar has enjoyed the British preferential tariff rate since 1906.

3. Five steamers.

4. Western Group of Islands:

Subsidy received Operating from West Indies Deficit Islands

1921 $310,988 54 $59,090 001922

255,320 96 59,250 001923

153,064 10 43,458 831924

119,228 34 39,146 521925

98,756 60 *34,228 98

The above figures represent voyage operating results and do not include charges for interest, depreciation, annual overhaul and overhead expenses.

5.

Year Subsidies

1921

$340,666 561922

340,666 561923

318,810 601924

318,051 201925

322,051 20

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Subtopic:   DUTY ON RAW SUGAR
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SANDY BAY WHARF

CON

Mr. DOUCET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the amount voted for the construction of a wharf or breakwater at Sandy Bay, county of Matane?

2. What was the amount expended?

3. Were the moneys expended by day labour?

4. If so, who was the foreman in charge?

5. Did this foreman have the necessary experience?

6. How was the location of the wharf arrived at?

7. What was the foreman's salary per day?

8. Were specifications issued for the construction of such wharf?

9. By whom was the work inspected when completed?

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Subtopic:   SANDY BAY WHARF
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay):

Progressive

1. $3,000.00 (1925-26).

2. $3,002.02.

3. Yes.

4. Ulric Verreault.

5. Work was satisfactorily completed by the foreman.

6. Wharf located whefe wanted by the parties interested in shipping and navigation after consultation with the district engineer.

7. $4 per working day.

8. Yes, specification of timber required issued to the foreman in charge of the work.

9. Senior Assistant Engineer L. G. Trudeau.

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Subtopic:   SANDY BAY WHARF
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MARY E. FULLER

CON

Mr. COTNAM:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the said Mary E. Fuller, appearing in estimates of the fiscal year 1927, under vote No. 76, the wife of Mr. T. W. Fuller, Assistant Chief Architect, Department of Public Works?

2. If so, under what regulation is this pension paid from year to year?

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Subtopic:   MARY E. FULLER
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PRO

MR. MAURICE CASEY

LIB

Mr. GOULET:

Liberal

1. What is Mr. Maurice Casey's position in the Patent Office, Department of Trade and Commerce?

2. How is Mr. Casey classified and what salary is he receiving ?

3. How old is he?

4. What is the nature of his work?

5. How long has he been in the service?

6. How long has he been absent in the last two years?

7. Has he applied for superannuation?

8. Who takes charge when he is not in his office?

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Subtopic:   MR. MAURICE CASEY
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LIB

Hon. Mr. ROBB: (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Editor of the Patent Record.

2. Head Clerk, $2,640.

3. 66.

4. Editing, indexing, etc., the Patent Record, a technical publication issued every Tuesday. Directing and supervising the work and the clerks in connection therewith.

5. 44 years.

6. Three months sick leave in the fiscal year 1924-25. No statutory leave. 6^ days sick leave in the fiscal year 1925-26. Eighteen days statutory leave.

7. No.

8. The officer next in rank in the office.

Unopposed Motion jor Papers

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Subtopic:   MR. MAURICE CASEY
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

CON

Mr. GRIMMER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was the Canadian Government Merchant Marine ship Canadian Navigator burned at Barbadoes in or about the month cf January, 1925?

2. If so, what insurance was carried on the said ship?

3. Was any inquiry held in Canada respecting the loss of the said ship and if not, why not?

4. What cargo was the Canadian Navigator carrying at the time of her destruction?

5. If the cargo was of an inflammable character are the Canadian Government Merchant Marine still carrying cargoes of inflammable goods, and if so, are such ships insured?

6. What reduction of wages, if any, have been made since 1922 with regard to, (a) officers, (b) engineers, (c) crews of ships in the Canadian Government Merchant Marine sailing from Atlantic ports?

7. What reduction, if any, in wages since 1922 has been made with respect to the same classes of ships sailing out of Pacific ports?

8. What reductions or increases have been made in the salaries of the general manager, the assistant General Manager, the general superintendent, the marine superintendent and the assistant marine superintendent during the same period?

9. What new offices have been. created during the same period in the Canadian Government Merchant Marine?

10. Is it true that two new assistants have been appointed to the general manager?

11. What reduction in the number of able seamen has been made on the 8,000-ton class of ships since 1922?

12. What is the system of promotion in vogue on board the Canadian Government Merchant Marine ships?

13. Is the promotion by seniority or pull with the management?

14. Was the ship Canadian Ranger stranded in the

St. Lawrence river in the summer of . 1924 ? *

15. If so, was any inquiry held into1 such stranding and when and where and by whom was such inquiry made?

16. Why was Captain Gowdy promoted to the position of marine superintendent over Captain Monk who had been in the service as assistant marine superintendent for several years?

17. What were Captain Gowdy's qualifications for promotion over the heads of many of his seniors in the service?

18. Was Captain Smeltzer of the ship Canadian Runner dismissed from the service in or about the month of July, 1923?

19. If so, what were the reasons for his dismissal?

20. If so, what the reasons for his reinstatement in or about the month of January, 1924?

21. What was the cost of (a) temporary, (b) permanent, repairs to the ship Canadian Ranger due to the stranding of the said ship in the St. Lawrence river in the summer of 1924?

22. Was this damage covered by insurance?

23. What is the average cost per annum of operation of ships of the 8,000-ton class in the Canadian Government Merchant Marine?

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Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN GOVERNMENT MERCHANT MARINE
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. MACLEAN (York) (for Mr. Foster):

For a copy of al'l correspondence, letters, telegrams, affidavits, reports, communications and documents of

all kinds between the Electric Machinery Manufacturing Company, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Honourable the Secretary of State or any officer of the Department of the Secretary of State or any other departments of the government or any officers of any other departments of the government between the 11th of November, 1919, and the present time, regarding the incorporation of the Electric Machinery Company, Limited, and the suggested change of name of that company to the H. G. Stewart Machinery Company, Limited.

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Subtopic:   UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   ELECTRIC MACHINERY COMPANY
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CON

Richard Smeaton White

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE (Mount Royal) (for Mr. Foster):

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams, affidavits, reports, communications and documents of all kinds passing between E. W. Bachus and Bachus-Brooks Company and the Honourable the Secretary of State or any officer of the Department of the Secretary of State or any other departments of the government or any officers of any other departments of the government between the 11th of November, 1919, and the present time, regarding a change of name from the Electric Machinery Company, Limited, to the H. G. Stewart Machinery Company, Limited.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   ELECTRIC MACHINERY COMPANY
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CON

Richard Smeaton White

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE (Mount Royal) (for Mr. Foster):

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams, affidavits, reports, communications and documents of all kinds passing between Canadian Minneapolis Electric Company, Limited (subsidiary of Electric Machinery Manufacturing Company, Minneapolis), and the Honourable the Secretary of State or any officer of the Department of the Secretary of State or any other departments of the government or any officers of any other departments of the government between the 11th of November, 1919, and the present time, regarding a change of name from the Electric Machinery Company, Limited, to the H. G. Stewart Machinery Company, Limited.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   ELECTRIC MACHINERY COMPANY
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CON

Richard Smeaton White

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE (Mount Royal) (for Mr. Foster):

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams affidavits, reports, communications and documents oi all kinds passing between the Canadian Minneapolis Electric Company, Limited, and the Honourable the Secretary of State or any officer of the Department of the Secretary of State or any other departments of the government or any officers of any other departments of the government between the 11th of November, 1919, and the present time, regarding a change of name from the Electric Machinery Company, Limited, to the H. G. Stewart Machinery Company, Limited. Also a return showing the names of all Directors of Canadian Minneapolis Electric Company, Limited.

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Subtopic:   UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   ELECTRIC MACHINERY COMPANY
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CON

Richard Smeaton White

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE (Mount Royal) (for Mr. Foster):

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams, affidavits, reports, communications and documents of all kinds passing between Henderson & Herridge, Ottawa, and the Honourable the Secretary of State or any officer of the Department of the Secretary of State or any other departments of the government or any officers of any other departments of the government between the llt'h November, 1919, and the present time, regarding the Electric Machinery Company, Limited, and a change of name from the Electric Machinery Company, Limited, to the H. G. Stewart Machinery Company, Limited.

Ocean Shipping Rates

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   ELECTRIC MACHINERY COMPANY
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March 29, 1926