February 16, 1927

OFFICIAL REPORT OF DEBATES


Messieurs


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk). Bouchard, Church, Coote, Elliott, Fraser, Hocken, Macdougall, McIntosh, Millar, Preston, Prevost, R infret, Young (Saskatoon).-13. And that the quorum of the said committee do consist of five members.


SENATE REFORM

PRO

Mr. EVANS:

Progressive

1. What is the form or wording of the pledge, if any, taken from those who have been appointed senators during the last two years with a view to Senate reform?

2. How many have been thus pledged?

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No. 13 ON THE LIBRARY


(Members to act on the part of the Commons) Mr. Speaker and Messieurs Bird, Bourassa, Carmichael, Chevrier, Cotnam, Edwards (Ottawa), Forke, Garland (Carleton), Geary, Guthrie, King (Kootenay East), McIntosh, Marcil, Neill, Pouliot, Prevost, Quinn, Rinfret, Stirling, Thompson, Young (Toronto Northeast).-21 Mr. KING (Kootenay) moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


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John Warwick King

Mr. KING (Kootenay) moved:

That the lists of members composing the select standing committees of the House under rule 10 be printed in Hansard.

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Motion agreed to. 32649-23J


LIB

Right Hon. Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. An assurance of support of such measure of Senate reform, in conformity with the requirements of the constitution, as may be introduced by the Liberal administration.

2. This assurance has been given by all who have accepted appointment to the Senate within the time mentioned.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA FISHERIES COMMISSION

IND

Mr. NEILL:

Independent

1. Was a royal commission appointed to investigate British Columbia fisheries in the year 1922?

2. Did it make a report containing some twenty-eight recommendations?

3. Was recommendation No. 11 recommending that the regulations be amended so as to prohibit the use of both drag and purse seines in Departure bay?

4. Was this recommendation carried out?

5. Was an order in council published recently allowing purse seines at Departure bay from January 26th to February 5th? If so, what was the date of such order in council and in what issue of the "Gazette," if any, did it appear ?

6. On whose recommendation was this done.'

Questions

7. Was any public notice given of the intention to make this change and was any attempt made to advise those who would be prejudicially affected, and was any opportunity given them or their representatives to be heard in the matter?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. Yes.

5. Yes. Date of order in. council is January 27th, 1927. It is appearing in this week's Gazette.

6. Minister of Marine and Fisheries.

7. As is usual in such cases, notice of intention to make the change was not given. The time involved would make the desired change useless. The Nanaimo board of trade which originally favoured closing the bay to seining wired that there was a serious shortage in the catch of fish, that gill-netters were not availing themselves of their opportunities, that the main body of fish was in the bay, and recommending strongly that seining be allowed in the bay for the few days of the balance of this season. Only three gill-netters operated there this season. The change was favoured by the provincial Department of Fisheries, as well as the federal chief inspector.

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ENFORCEMENT OF VOLSTEAD ACT

LIB

Mr. POWER:

Liberal

1. Have the attorneys representing the government of Canada in the Customs inquiry Commission received any instructions which would enable them to obtain' information of considerable value to the government of United States of America in its enforcement of the Volstead Act?

2. If so, will His Majesty's Canadian government instruct the Hon. Vincent Massey, the Canadian Ambassador at Washington, to make such representations to the government of the United States of America through the proper diplomatic channels as will induce the said government of the United States of America to reimburse His Majesty's Canadian government a proportion of the funds expended by its attorneys in the above mentioned enquiry?

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LIB

Right Hon. Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. No instructions to the end mentioned have been given to the attorneys representing the government of Canada in the customs inquiry.

2. Answered by answer to No. 1.

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DUTY ON USED PLANOS ENTERING CANADA

LIB-PRO

Mr. MILLAR:

Liberal Progressive

1. Is a duty being levied under the antidumping act on used pianos entering Canada?

2. If so, under what section of the act is such duty levied?

3. Since there can be no uniform value of imported used pianos, how is the selling price in the country of origin determined?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. EULER: (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Second-hand or used articles of all kinds are appraised on the basis of the replacement value when new with an allowance for depreciation in accordance with the actual condition of the imported article.

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February 16, 1927