March 30, 1927

LIB

Hon. Mr. VENIOT: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Clandonald.

3 and 4. No petitions received. The change was recommended by Archbishop O'Leary of Edmonton and by the district superintendent of postal service, Saskatoon, who stated that the new townsite on the C.P.R. where the post office was located had been named Clandonald. Objections were received from Bishop Gray, of Edmonton, and from Geo. J. Stock-well and T. J. Souder of Wellsdale.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE AT WELLSDALE, ALBERTA
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TRAVELLING EXPENSES OF RETURNING OFFICER. COUNTY OF MONTMAGNY

CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

What amount -was paid as travelling expenses (mileage) to the returning officer in the county of Montmagny at the general elections of 1921 and 1925, respectively?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRAVELLING EXPENSES OF RETURNING OFFICER. COUNTY OF MONTMAGNY
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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. RINFRET:

The following amounts were paid as travelling expenses (mileage) to the returning officer in the county of Montmagny:-

Election of 1921-Thos. Tremblay, $67.10.

Election of 1925-Jos. C. Lislois, $231.50.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRAVELLING EXPENSES OF RETURNING OFFICER. COUNTY OF MONTMAGNY
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INVESTIGATION UNDER COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT

CON

Mr. SPENCE (Parkdale):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Having reference to the investigation into the wholesale fruit and vegetable business under the Combines Investigation Act in the province of Ontario, what time elapsed between the filing of the original application and the presentation of the report of Major Lewis Duncan?

2. What was the total cost of the said investigation?

3. What amount was paid in salary and fees to the said Major Lewis Duncan for this investigation?

4. What amount was paid as expenses?

5. What is the total amount paid to date for this and other investigations to the said Major Lewis Duncan, (a) as fees, and (b) as expenses?

6. Is the said Major Lewis Duncan still retained or employed as a commissioner under the Combines Investigation Act?

Topic:   INVESTIGATION UNDER COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Fifteen months.

2. $14,111.09.

3. $5,581.

4. 991.85.

5. (a) $26,855; (b) $5,58384.

6. No.

Topic:   INVESTIGATION UNDER COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
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EMPIRE SETTLEMENT SCHEME

LIB

Joseph Oscar Lefebre Boulanger

Liberal

Mr. BOULANGER:

What amounts have been paid up to date by the Government in pursuance of what is known as the Empire Settlement scheme or other similar schemes, for transportation, assistance, loans, etc., (a) to immigrants themselves; (b) to the Salvation Army; (c) to Canadian or foreign colonization societies and agencies?

Topic:   EMPIRE SETTLEMENT SCHEME
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LIB-PRO

Robert Forke (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal Progressive

Hon. Mr. FORKE:

Including expenses from the inception of the Empire Settlement scheme to January 31, 1927, the following amounts have been paid:-

Passage loans $ 474,939 09

Passage grants 667,081 41

Other expenses not recoverable 4,867 09

1698 COMMONS

Questions as Orders for Returns

(a) Nothing as far as the Department of Immigration and Colonization is concerned.

(b) Transportation loans, $18,912.03; transportation grants, $61,489.77.

(c) Transportation grants, $167,244.79; assistance, $25,481,87.

The figures in (b) and (c) are included in the total of $1,146,887.59.

Topic:   EMPIRE SETTLEMENT SCHEME
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS EOR RETURNS

IMPORTATION OP COAL

CON

Mr. SMITH (Cumberland):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What quantity of coal of all grades, including coke and lignite-specifying the grades in quantities and showing the country of origin and the value in grades-was imported into Canada for the year ending January, 1927?

2. What quantity of coal of all grades, including coke and lignite-specifying the grades in quantities, showing the provinces of origin in Canada, the country of destination, and the value in grades-was exported from Canada for the year ending January, 1927?

3. What quantity of coal of all grades, including eoke and lignite-specifying the grades in quantities, showing the country of origin and the value in grades-was imported into Canada for the year ending January, 1927, for metallurgical or any other purposes, on which there was a drawback of 99 per cent of the duty, stating places in Canada where said coal was consumed and supplying names of companies or others taking advantage of the drawback?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS EOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   IMPORTATION OP COAL
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AREAS OF CANADA

CON

Mr. LADNER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the approximate area by square miles of each of the four provinces, Ontario Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, when they united in confederation in 1867?

2. What was the estimated area or public domain of, (a) British North America; (b) the Dominion of Canada (both exclusive of the said four provinces) in 1867 immediately after confederation ?

3. What portion in square miles of the said area or public domain referred to in question 2. has been placed under the jurisdiction of or granted to, (a) each of the said four provinces: (b) each of the remaining five provinces, all subsequent to their joining confederation?

4. By what authority or act of parliament?

5. What is approximately, (1) the gross revenue; (2) the net revenue derived yearly by each province from such area or public domain referred to in question 3, with respect to each of the following: (a) forest products; (b) mineral resources; (c) agricultural lands;

(d) water-power; (e) fisheries?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS EOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   AREAS OF CANADA
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REVENUES OP CANADA

CON

Mr. LADNER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What are the total annual revenue and expenditure respectively (in ten-year periods down to 1907 and yearly thereafter) of the government of Canada since confederation or since each province joined confederation, as the case may be, with respect to: (a) lands,

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mineral, forest, water-power and other natural resources in each province over which the government of Canada has jurisdiction; (b) from fisheries in or contiguous to each province ?

2. What are the total annual revenues and expenditures respectively (in ten-year periods down to 1907 and yearly thereafter) of the government of Canada since confederation or since each province joined confederation, with respect to all sources other than those referred to in question 1 ?

3. What was the population of each province during said periods and years down to the end of 1926?

4. What were the total number of employees of the government of Canada in each province during said periods and years down to the end of 1926?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS EOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   REVENUES OP CANADA
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DUTY COLLECTED ON CERTAIN IMPORTS

CON

Mr. EDWARDS (Frontenac):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What are the quantities, values and amounts of duty collected on the imports of each of the following commodities imported into Canada during the calendar year 1926: fresh pork, cured pork, lard, mutton and lamb, butter, eggs, cattle hides, calf skins, sheep skins, raw wool, worsted tops and noils of wool, manufactures of wool, manufactures of leather?

2. What is the rate of duty on each of the articles mentioned?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS EOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DUTY COLLECTED ON CERTAIN IMPORTS
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

March 30, 1927