March 30, 1927

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Since there is a possibility that the debate on the Imperial conference may not conclude this afternoon, and since Your Honour leaves the chair to-morrow and Friday without the question being put, with the consent of the House I would move that rule 17 (c) be suspended for the sittings of March 31 and April 1, 1927, in order to enable the debate to proceed in the regular way.

Motion agreed to on division.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


R. S. ROBERTSON, K.C.

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was Mr. R. S. Robertson, Iv.C., appointed to act for the government in a certain municipal inquiry into Toronto harbour, and when?

2. What sum has been paid, and, what is yet owed him?

3. Who requested his appointment: (a) what persons; and (b) what Liberal association?

4. What other sums from 1921 to 1927 has Mr. Robertson received from the government, and for what purpose?

5. Will the government also hold similar inquiries into purely federal harbours: (a) of Montreal; (b) of Vancouver; (c) of Quebec?

6. Will said inquiries be instituted as in the case of Toronto without any charges?

Questions

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Mr. R. S. Robertson, K.C., was retained to act for the government in an inquiry into matters pertaining to the business of the Toronto harbour commissioners under the provisions of the Inquiries Act.

2. No pajunents have been made to him; his account is for $5,775.81.

3. Mr. Robertson was retained on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice.

4. None.

5. No similar requests for inquiries have been received in the case of (a) Montreal

(b) Vancouver, (c) Quebec.

6. Answered by No. 5.

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RELIEF FOR WAR VETERANS

CON

Mr. PRICE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Will legislation be introduced at this session of parliament providing relief for disabled and partially disabled war veterans at present excluded from pension benefits owing to existing regulations?

2. When will the bill be introduced for the said purpose?

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?

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay):

1. Present pension legislation provides pensions for all disabilities " attributable to or incurred during military service " and for " disabilities resulting from injury or disease or the aggravation thereof incurred during military service No ex-soldier who is so disabled is denied pension. But responsibility cannot be accepted for those whose disabilities are not related to war service.

2. The government does not intend to extend the present provisions of the Pensions Act by further amendments this year.

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SCHOONER EDDIE JAMES

PRO

Mr. LOVIE:

Progressive

1. Was the schooner Eddie James seized by the Department of Customs and Excise at Summerside during the year 1925?

2. If so, what quantity of liquor was in the cargo?

3. How was said liquor disposed of, showing quantity, brands of each kind, to whom sold, and at what price?

4. Was the duty paid on the liquor by the purchaser at the time of purchase or when it was taken out of bond?

5. If when taken out of bond, what were the dates of release, quantity, duty paid at each time and to whom it was released?

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Subtopic:   SCHOONER EDDIE JAMES
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 1,055 cases.

3. After release by decision sold by owners to Prince Edward Island Commission for Enforcement of Prohibition Act. No information as to sale price.

Kind of Liquor-Brand Quantity

Cases

Champagne-Old Monopole 63

Champagne-Pommerry 17

Champagne-Cordon Rouge (1913).. .. 8

Champagne-Cordon Rouge (1911).. .. 8

Wine-Sherries 29

Wine-Port 12

Gin-Burke's Irish 27

Brandy-Martini 1

Kummel-(Liqueur) 9

Vermouth 21

Whisky-Rob Roy 133

Whisky-Lawson's 104

Whisky-Burke's Irish 20

Whisky-Gold Thimble 16

Whisky-Old Smuggler 39

Whisky-Aberlour Glenlivit 73

Whisky-Golden Eagle 20

Whisky-Ambassador 455

1,055

4. Duty was paid by purchasers on delivery out of bond on order of owners.

Duty and Sales

5. Cases Tax PaidMay 25

33 $ 306 52June 2 245 3,629 39June 28 100 1,837 56Aug. 4 100 1,837 56Sept. 9

50 918 78Sept. 27

60 1,012 93Oct. 28 121 2,226 521927 Jan. 12

50 918 78Mar. 1 105 1,857 60864 $14,545 64

Balance 191 cases still in bond.

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Subtopic:   SCHOONER EDDIE JAMES
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IMMIGRATION DURING 1926

UFA

Mr. SPENCER:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. How many immigrants came into Canada during the year ending December 31, 1926?

2. Of what nationality were these comprised?

3. To what occpations did they go?

4. What religious denominations did they claim ?

5. Has the government any way of cheeking how many people leave for the United States?

6. If so, how many left during the above year?

7. How much was spent by the Immigration department during 1926?

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Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION DURING 1926
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LIB-PRO

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

Liberal Progressive

1. 135,984.

2. Albanian, 11; Arabian, 8; Armenian, 66; Austrian, 223; Belgian, 1,842; Bohemian, 24. British-English, 24,541; Irish, 9,049; Scotch, 13,861; Welsh, 1,368. Bulgarian, 87; Chinese, 2; Croatian, 1,135; Czech, 770; Dutch, 1,643; East Indian, 68; Esthonian, 77; Finnish, 4,721;

Questions

French, 521; German, 10,720; Greek, 274; Herzegovinian, 3; Italian, 2,539; Japanese, 443; Jewish, 4,441; Jugo-Slav, 2,191; Korean, 1; Lettish, 54; Lithuanian, 779; Magyar, 5,182; Maltese, 34; Mexican, 1; Montenegrin, 1; Moravian, 22; Negro, 50; Persian, 4; Polish, 5,359; Portuguese, 15; Roumanian, 317; Russian, 1,074; Ruthenian, 9,468;. Scandinavian- Danish, 1,467; Icelandic, 31; Norwegian, 2,607; Swedish, 2,324; Serbian, 852; Slovak, 4,010; Spanish, 27; Spanish American, 5; Swiss, 503; Syrian, 221; Turkish, 4; From U.S.A. 20,944 (border ports).

3. Farming class, 76,141; Labouring class, 8,341; Mechanics, 9,481; Trading class, 5,267; Mining class, 1,324; Female domestics, 13,043; Other classes, 22,387.

4. Statistics as to religious denominations are not compiled. [DOT]

5. No.

6. Answered by No. 5.

7. $2,541,430.01; these figures include all expenditures by the department for the fiscal year and cover the cost of work on the international boundary and at Canadian ocean ports, in the British Isles, continental service, United States service, publicity and general administration.

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Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION DURING 1926
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SUPERANNUATION ACT-1924

UFA

Mr. SPENCER:

United Farmers of Alberta

1. Has the Superintendent of Insurance completed his report with regard to the Superannuation Act of 1924?

2. Has this report been received by the Finance department?

3. How many widows of civil servants are there who do not come under the above Act?

4. Does the government intend to bring down legislation this session to give relief to the said widows under this act?

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Subtopic:   SUPERANNUATION ACT-1924
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UFA

POST OFFICE AT WELLSDALE, ALBERTA

CON

Mr. HOCKEN:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the name of the post office at Wells-dale, Alberta, been changed?

2. If so, what is the new name?

3. Did the residents petition for the change?

4. If so, how many petitioned for it, and how many against it?

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Subtopic:   POST OFFICE AT WELLSDALE, ALBERTA
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March 30, 1927