March 23, 1927

LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. DUNNING:

The question of

capital expenditure on the Prince Edward Island railway was dealt with by the Duncan report, which recommended that a survey be made of the situation with a view to provision for necessary improvements. The entire situation in that regard is under investigation at the present time by the Canadian National railway management.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
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SHEDLAC ISLAND POST OFFICE

CON

Mr. PRICE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has Francois Fougere, postmaster of Shediae island, Westmorland county, New Brunswick, been dismissed?

2. If so, what was the charge and by whom laid?

3. Was an investigation held, witnesses called, and who acted as commissioner for taking the evidence?

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Subtopic:   SHEDLAC ISLAND POST OFFICE
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LIB

Hon. Mr. VENIOT: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Frangois Fougere was never postmaster at Shediae island. A Mrs. Frank A. Fougere

[Mr. Harris.1

was in temporary charge of Shediae island post office from the 8th October, 1925, to the 30th June, 1926, the date on which a regularly appointed postmaster was placed in charge.

2 and 3. See 1.

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Subtopic:   SHEDLAC ISLAND POST OFFICE
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AIR SERVICE

CON

Mr. BARBER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many air force stations have we in Canada ?

2. "Where are they located?

3. How many seaplane stations have we in Canada ?

4. At what seaplane stations is all year flying possible?

5. What was the personnel of the Jericho, British Columbia, station in 1925?

6. AVhat is the personnel of the Jericho station at present?

7. How many machines were in service at Jericho in 1925?

8. How many at present time?

9. Have any machines been replaced since 1925?

10. Are these machines of modern or old type?

11. Is it the intention of the government to improve and extend the service at Jericho?

12. What is the program for training at Jericho this year?

13. Does the government propose to reestablish a civil air board in order to give desired impetus to civilian flying?

14. If not, what provision is being made to encourage civilian flying?

15. Does the government propose to establish an air mail service?

16. Will this service extend to western as well as eastern Canada? If not, why not?

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Subtopic:   AIR SERVICE
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Nine.

2. Camp Borden, Ont.; Vancouver, B.C.; High River, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba (with sub-stations at Norway House, Lac du Bonnet, and Cormorant lake); Ottawa, Ont.; Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

3. Seven.

4. Vancouver, B.C., and Dartmouth, N.S.

5. At March 15, 1925-6 officers and 34 other ranks.

6. At March 15, 1927-15 officers and 13 other ranks.

7. Three.

8. Three.

9. Two.

10. Standard training aircraft.

11. As conditions warrant.

12. In addition to the normal training of the personnel of the station, flying instruction on seaplanes is being given to nine officers and five airmen. Other courses will be organized as needed.

13 and 14. The powers, duties, and functions formerly vested in the air board were by the National Defence Act, 1922, transferred to

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the Minister of National Defence and are now exercised by him.

15. Yes.

16. Yes, as conditions warrant.

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Subtopic:   AIR SERVICE
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LABOUR STATISTICS

LIB

Mr. MERCIER (St. Henri):

Liberal

1. How many persons have been employed in the manufacturing industries during 1925 (approximately) ?

2. How many members have the labour unions, according to the last statistics?

3. How many industrial disputes have been investigated under The Industrial Disputes Investigation Act, 1907, up to its amendment of 1925?

4. How many, under the said act as amended by chapter fourteen of the statutes of 1925?

5. How many provinces have adopted legislation substantially identical to the Dominion statute?

6. What are the names and membership of the nine trade unions now in existence under the act respecting trade unions?

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Subtopic:   LABOUR STATISTICS
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Number of salaried employees and wage earners, 537,345; number of outside pieceworkers, 3,703.

(The above figures are subject to revision).

2. 274,604.

3. 450 disputes were dealt with by boards of conciliation and investigation under the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act, 1907, up to its amendment of 1925.

4. 10 disputes were dealt with by boards of conciliation and investigation under the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act, 1907, as amended by chapter fourteen of the statutes ' of 1925.

5. Five provinces, namely, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, have adopted legislation by which disputes which are within the exclusive legislative jurisdiction of the provinces are made subject to the provisions of the Federal Industrial Disputes Investigation Act. One province, that of Alberta, has adopted legislation resembling generally the Dominion statute.

6. Canadian Brotherhood of Railroad Employees; Brotherhood of Canadian Pacific Express Employees; L'Union Nationale des Ouvriers de la Rive Sud; Syndicat National Catholique des Employes des Magasins; Musicians' Protective Association of Montreal; Canadian Association of Railway Enginemen; Vancouver and District Waterfront W orkers' Association; Canadian National Plasterers' Union of Montreal, Local No. 3; Mine Workers' Union of Canada.

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Subtopic:   LABOUR STATISTICS
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STOCKYARDS

PRO

Mr. MILNE:

Progressive

1. How many stockyards come under the Live Stock and Live Stock Products Act of Canada?

2. Where are they located?

3. Who are the owners?

4. Have any of the live stock exchanges on any occasion refused to adopt by-laws submitted by the Department of Agriculture?

5. If so, what exchanges?

6. What was the content of the suggested by-laws that were refused by the exchanges?

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Subtopic:   STOCKYARDS
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LIB

Hon. Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Eight.

2. Edmonton, Alberta; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; St. Boniface, Manitoba; Toronto, Ontario; Montreal (2), Quebec; Calgary, Alberta.

3. Edmonton stockyards, owned by Edmonton Stockyards Limited, a private corporation; Calgary stockyards, owned by Alberta Stockyards Company, Limited, (C.P.R.); Moose Jaw stockyards, owned by Southern Saskatchewan Co-operative Stockyards, Limited; Prince Albert stockyards, owned by Northern Saskatchewan Co-operative Stockyards, Limited; St. Boniface stockyards, owned by Public Markets, Limited, (C.N.R. and C.P.R. jointly); Toronto stockyards, owned by Union Stockyards of Toronto, Limited; Montreal stockyards, owned by (a) East End stockyards owned by Eastern Abattoirs, (b) Point St. Charles stockyards owned by Montreal Stockyards Company, (C.N.R.).

4. On one occasion, a draft of regulations was submitted to the exchanges for their consideration and a date was suggested for the adoption of same. No formal demand, however, was issued either at the time or at a later date. The regulations in question referred to the putting into effect of a shipper trust account, and the manner in which the deposit of moneys into this account, and the disbursement of same, should be carried on. In connection with the replies received from the exchanges, it became clear that the regulations, as submitted, could not be made effective in accordance with the provisions of the act and, further, that, if regulations were drafted in accordance with the provisions of the act, these regulations would impose a serious hardship upon shippers and producers generally. Under these circumstances, the department, through its officers at the stockyards, advised the several exchanges, that they would not be required to adopt regulations re this matter until the department was satisfied that regulations could be drafted

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which would cover the case. The exchanges objecting to the adoption of the regulations as submitted were those located at Toronto, Winnipeg and Edmonton. This is the only occasion upon which the department submitted regulations which were not adopted by the exchanges.

5. See reply to No. 4.

6. See reply to No. 4.

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Subtopic:   STOCKYARDS
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CHINESE IMMIGRATION

IND

Mr. NEILL:

Independent

1. How many Chinese landed in Canada for the first time, according to Canadian government returns, during the calendar year 1926?

2. Of those entering how many came as: (a) members of the diplomatic service and their servants; (b) merchants; (c) students; (d) under section 9, chapter 38 of the Chinese Immigration Act, 1923 (permits) ?

3. What was the classification as to occupation of those admitted under said section 9, chapter 38?

4. What was the average period of residence in Canada allow'ed under such permits?

5. During the year were any existing permits renewed or extended for a further period, and if so, how many and for what further period?

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Subtopic:   CHINESE IMMIGRATION
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LIB-PRO

Hon. Mr. FORKE: (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal Progressive

1. No Chinese immigrants landed; 58 Chinese entered under permit (section 9, Chinese Immigration Act, i923); two entered under section 5 (a) of Chinese Immigration Act, 1923, being consular staff; two entered under section 5 (c) (2), being students.

2. (a) 2; (b) none; (c) 2; (d) 58.

3.

Actors and actresses 14

Amahs 6

Members of Consuls' families 3

Secretary to consul 1

Servants of consuls 3

Government representative .. 1

Housewife 1

Infants 4

Merchants 4

Members of merchants' families.. .. 2

Missionaries 2

Passenger agent 1

Restauranteur 1

Students 12

Teachers 3

Total 58,

of which number 32 have already passed out of Canada.

4. Periods vary according to circumstances. The average for 1926 was 7.a months per person.

o.

For three weeks 1

For one month 16

For two months 5

For three months 1

For four months 2

For six months 3

For twelve months 50

Twenty-seven Chinese whose permits were extended during 1926 have since left Canada.

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Subtopic:   CHINESE IMMIGRATION
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JAPANESE IMMIGRATION

IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

.

1. How many Japanese landed in Canada for the first time, according to Canadian government returns, during the calendar year 1926?

2. At what ports did they land?

3. How were they classified as to: (a)

occupation; (b) sex?

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Subtopic:   JAPANESE IMMIGRATION
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LIB-PRO

Hon. Mr. FORKE: (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal Progressive

1. 443.

2. Victoria and Vancouver.

3. (a)

Farmers and farm labourers.. 69 28 11

General or unskilled labourers.. 35 87 32

Skilled labourers

4 3Trading class, including merchants, clerks, etc

12 19 9Mining class

1 ..Female domestic servants

5 ..Other classes

3 72 53

(b) 119 males, 216 females and 108 children under eighteen.

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Subtopic:   JAPANESE IMMIGRATION
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VERMILION WHEAT

March 23, 1927