March 3, 1927

MONTREAL, OTTAWA AND GEORGIAN BAY CANAL COMPANY

LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

My hon. friend the hon. member

for Argenteuil (Sir George Perley) the other day asked for the tabling of a certain letter sent by the Deputy Minister of Justice to the Deputy Minister of Public Works on January 17, 1925. I now lay it on the table.

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WAR CHARITIES ACT


Hon. FERNAND RINFRET (Secretary of State) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 114, to repeal the War Charities Act, 1917.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

In 1917 an act was passed to regulate appeals for donations or subscriptions for the relief of persons suffering as a result of the war, and particularly returned soldiers. That act required that all such organizations should obtain a certificate from the Department of State, and make reports twice a year. A large number of organizations registered under the act, but they have gradu-

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ally diminished' in number and are now practically limited to the Daughters of the Empire and the Great War Veterans' Association. We find that this legislation has become obsolete because these organizations do not require such control, and therefore we propose to repeal it.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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NATURALIZATION ACTS AMENDMENT


Hon. FERNAND RINFRET (Secretary of State) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 115, to amend the Naturalization Acts, 1914 and 1920. He said: This bill proposes to do away with sections 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 of the Naturalization Act. These sections require the applicant to make his application before a judge or a court of justice. We propose to do away with that obligation, and return to section 2 of the act of 1914 directing the application to be made to the Secretary of State, under the conditions contained in the 1914 act. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


MIRAMICHI RIVER PILOT COMMISSIONERS

CON

Mr. HANSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What persons compose the board of pilot commissioners for the district of the Miramichi river, New Brunswick, when were they appointed and what is their remuneration?

2. Was J. W. Brankley, Esquire, of Chatham, New Brunswick, a member of the said board of pilot commissioners, and if so, when was he appointed, and when did he cease to be a member of the board?

3. Was Mr. Brankley dismissed as a member of the board; if so, when and for what reasons?

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Subtopic:   MIRAMICHI RIVER PILOT COMMISSIONERS
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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. CARDIN:

Names of Commissioners-Address- When Appointed.

1. David Ritchie, Newcastle, N.B., order in council 20th November, 1922, Leonard O'Brien, Nelson, N.B., order in council 8th March, 1924. J. Kerr Logie, Chatham, N.B., order in council 24th March, 1925, R. A. Snowball, Chatham, N.B., order in council 17th May, 1926, G. P. Burehill, Nelson, N.B., order in council 21st December, 1926. Remuneration-None.

2. J. W. Brankley, of Chatham, was appointed a member of the Miramichi board of pilot commissioners by order in council of 23rd September, 1926, and ceased to be a member on 21st December, 1926.

3. The order in council appointing Mr. J. W. Brankley a pilot commissioner was cancelled by P.C. 65/2118, dated 21st December, 1926, on the ground that the former was passed on the day previous to the resignation of the then government and after said government had sustained defeat at the polls.

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Subtopic:   MIRAMICHI RIVER PILOT COMMISSIONERS
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BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY RATES

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

In view of an appeal to the Governor General in Council by the municipalities or others from the recent judgment for an increase in tolls and rates by the Bell Telephone Company of Canada, effective from March 1st next, will the government under the general Raihvay Act postpone the coming into effect on March 1st next of the new schedule of rates pending the hearing and determination of such appeal?

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Subtopic:   BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY RATES
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. LAPOINTE:

There has been no appeal to the Governor General in Council as suggested by the question.

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Subtopic:   BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY RATES
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COAL ROYALTIES

PRO

Mr. EVANS:

Progressive

1. What revenues from royalties on coal have been received by the dominion since 1905?

2. What has been the expenditure, by years, of the dominion, for past 20 years, on so-called national parks within Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta?

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Subtopic:   COAL ROYALTIES
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENDITURE ON NATIONAL PARKS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. $2,973,364.51.

2.

Year Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta 1906-07 Nil Nil $ 21,112 081907-08 Nil Nil 179,577 691908-09 Nil Nil 209,222 361909-10 Nil Nil 128,496 071910-11 Nil Nil 103,288 671911-12 Nil $5,500 00 137,805 461912-13 Nil 3,005 95 192,408 761913-14 Nil 491 21 524,267 181914-15 Nil 441 67 580,051 761915-16 Nil 600 00 265.308 521916-17 Nil 600 00 274,889 231917-18 [DOT] Nil 19 60 221,970 611918-19 Nil Nil 259.691 561919-20 Nil Nil 464,056 811920-21 Nil Nil 580,754 521921-22 Nil 50 00 622,572 381922-23 Nil 1,719 08 618,068 721923-24 $1,046 43 1,889 94 1,024,649 041924-25 1,019 69 2,033 58 830,196 421925-26 405 02 669 75 793,613 22Total. . $2,471 14 $17,020 78 $8,153,017 03

Note:-Prior to the year 1924-1925 there were certain expenses at head office which had

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not been allocated to the different provinces. For the last two years these expenditures have been charged against the services in these provinces.

POSTMASTER AT GIBBON .

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COAL ROYALTIES
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENDITURE ON NATIONAL PARKS
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CON

Mr. JONES:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was Edgar Finniss, postmaster of Gibbon, dismissed by the present government?

2. If so, who recommended dismissal, and why ?

3. Were there any charges against the said Finniss?

4. If so, by whom were they made?

5. What was the salary of the said postmaster ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COAL ROYALTIES
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENDITURE ON NATIONAL PARKS
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March 3, 1927