May 21, 1928

REPORT OF COMMITTEE


First and final report of the select standing committee on marine and fisheries-Mr. Duff.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


INMATES OP PENITENTIARIES

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many inmates are there in each federal penal institution of the following ages: (a) 16 years or under, (b) 17, (e) 18?

2. What has been done to remedy the conditions?

3. What became of announced proposed conference with the provinces on the policy, and what action was taken?

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Penitentiary U >

00 5St. Vincent de Paul... 10 38 45Dorchester 4 13 8Manitoba 2 1 1British Columbia.. .. - 1 7Saskatchewan - 3 3Total .. 16 57 692. The matter is receiving consideration.

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GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONS

CON

Mr. MAYBEE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What county and high court judges have acted on government commissions during 1922, 1923. 1924, 1925, 1926 and 1927, and on what inquiries?

2. What sums were paid them?

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. RINFRET:

Department of Finance

1 and 2. Living allowances and travelling expenses paid: Maritime claims commission,

Hon. W. B. Wallace, $2,100; Home Bank commission, Hon. H. A. McKeoiwn, $2,558.60; Customs inquiry commission, Hon. J. T. Brown, 110,036; E. Roy, $8,992.62; W. H. Wright, $8,498.73; Sir Francois Lemieux, including expenses of secretary, $1,032.13.

Department of Justice

1 and 2. Athabasca election inquiry, 1922-23, nil; 1923-24, nil; 1924-25, nil; 1925-26, nil; 192627, Justice A. H. Clarke, travelling expenses, $829.36. 1927-28, Justice Trueman, commission re Judge Maulson, expenses, $76.

Privy Council

1. Maritime rights commission, His 'Honour W. B. Wallace, judge of the county court, district No. 1 province of Nova Scotia. Date of appointment, 7 April, 1926.

2. No information.

Department of Immigration and Colonization

1. His Honour Judge Stubbs of the northern division of the eastern judicial district of Manitoba who conducted an inquiry in 1927 in the case of A. M. Graham, dismissed from the office of the soldier settlement board at Winnipeg.

2. No payments made.

Department of the Secretary of State

1. List of county and high court judges who have acted on government commissions from 1922 to 1927 inclusive.

Questions

N ame-Office-Date

Beck, Hon. Nicholas Dominic; Athabasca election; March 27, 1926.

Brown, Hon. James Thomas; Customs enquiries; January 14, 1927.

Clarke, Hon. Alfred; Athabasca election; July 10, 1926.

Denton, His Honour James Herbert; Operations of Toronto harbour commissioners; June 15, 1926.

Duncan, Sir Andrew (Rae) Wallace. His Honour William Bernard MacMillan, Professor Cyrus; Maritime claims; April 7, 1926.

Lemieux, Hon. Sir Francois Xavier; Brown, Hon. James Thomas; Wright, Hon. William Henry; Customs enquiry; September 28, 1926.

Lemieux, Hon. Sir Francois Xavier; Customs enquiry; July 20, 1926.

Maclean, Hon. Alexander Kenneth; contract with P. Lyall & Sons in re-construction work on Welland canal; May 21, 1927.

Maclean, Hon. Alexander Kenneth; Maritime fisheries; October 7, 1927.

Martin, Hon. William Melville; claims of British Columbia in respect of land conveyed to the Dominion under the terms of the union; March 8, 1927.

McKeown, Hon. Harrison Andrew; Home Bank; February 27, 1924.

Roy, Hon. Ernest; Customs enquiry; November 11, 1926.

Stubbs, Lewis St. George; dismissal of A. M. Graham from Soldier Settlement Board; January 31, 1927.

Trueman, Hon. Walter Harley; charges against Judge Maulson; October 7, 1927.

Turgeon, Hon. William Ferdinand Alphonse; Grain enquiry; May 1, 1923.

2. No information.

Department of Trade and Commerce

1. The Hon. W. F. A. Turgeon, puisne judge of appeal court, Regina, on grain enquiry commission during 1923, 1924 and 1925.

2.

Allowance for Travel and living expenses sundries

1923- 24 $ 3,156 58 $1,646 461924- 25

2,566 50 722 301925- 26

9,851 92 238 48$15,575 00 $2,607 24

Department of National Revenue-Customs and Excise Division

1. By order in council P.C. 1161, dated 20th July, 1926, the Hon. Sir Francois Xavier Lemieux, Chief Justice of the Superior Court for the province of Quebec, was appointed a

commissioner to continue and complete the investigation of the administration of the Department of Customs and Excise which had been commenced by the special committee of the House of Commons.

By order in council P.C. 1467, dated 28th September, 1926, a judicial commission was appointed to complete the investigation of the administration of the Department of Customs and Excise; and also to enquire into and report on the operation of the treaty made between the Dominion of Canada and the United States of America dated June 6, 1924, for the suppression of smuggling along the international boundary between the Dominion of Canada and the United States of America.

This commission was composed of the Hon. Sir Francois Xavier Lemieux, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for the province of Quebec, chairman; the Hon. James Thomas Brown, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, Saskatchewan and the Hon. William Henry Wright, a justice of the Supreme Court, of Ontario.

Subsequently the Hon. Sir Francois Lemieux was replaced by the Hon. Ernest Roy, a justice of the Superior Court for the Province of Quebec.

2. In connection with his appointment under the first order in council above mentioned, Sir Francois Lemieux was paid by this department a total sum of $1,032.13 for living and travelling expenses.

No amounts were paid by this department to any of the commissioners appointed under the second order in council above mentioned.

Income Tax Division 1 and 2. Nil.

Department of the Interior.

1. 1922, nil; 1923, nil; 1924, nil; 1925, nil; 1926, nil; 1927, Judge W. M. Martin, investigation under the Inquires Act into the claim of British Columbia for the reconveyance of certain lands conveyed by that province to the Dominion at the time of the union. (Vote 519, supplementary estimates, 19271928.)

2. Services, Judge W. M. Martin, $2,750; expenses, Judge W. M. Martin, $915.20. Department of Marine and Fisheries:

1. Judge H. F. McLatchy, county court judge, Campbellton, N.B., commissioned August 23, 1927, to investigate salmon net privileges at the east end of Eel river bar, Restigouche county, NB.

Hon. A. K. Maelean, Exchequer Court of Canada, appointed by order in council Sep-

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tember 24, 1927, as chairman of a commission to investigate the fisheries of the maritime provinces and Magdalen islands.

2. Judge McLatchy $60 for expenses; Mr. Justice Maclean $2,772.78 for expenses.

Marine Branch

1. Judge Auley Morrison, Vancouver, B.C., was appointed commissioner in June, 1926, to investigate the administration of Captain James F. Tait, former port warden of Vancouver.

2. No remuneration.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS- FLINT MICHIGAN STATION

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has a new large railway station been built at Flint, Michigan, by the Canadian National Railways?

2. If so, what was the cost, was parliament asked for funds first, was it built by contract?

3. What sums have been spent on the Canadian National railway station at Hamilton, Ontario. during the past two years, and when was the station built?

4. What is being done to give Hamilton a new Canadian National railway station, and when was the question of a new station there agreed to?

5. Will any concrete action be taken this year to secure a new station there?

6. What sums are proposed to be spent on betterments on the Central Vermont?

7. What amount of (a) cash and (b) credits or bonds of the old Grand Trunk was taken out of the old Grand Trunk Railway in Ontario and invested in the new Grand trunk Pacific for use by the Grand Trunk Pacific outside of Ontario?

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Mr. DUNNING: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

1. A new depot was built at South Flint, Michigan, in 1927 by the Grand Trunk Western Railway Company.

2. The cost was $20,656.57 and the building was constructed by contract. The expenditure was charged to the funds voted by parliament in the 1927 budget for works of this character.

3. $11,721. Station was built about 1875.

4. For several years past the railway has been purchasing property for a new station site. The question of station facilities and the closing of certain streets in connection therewith is now under discussion with the city officials.

5. An amount has been included in the budget for this year and if an agreement is effected with the city, and the approval of the Board of Railway Commissioners secured, excavation and other work preparatory to the construction of a new station will be started.

fMr. Rinfret.]

6. As this railway is under receivership appointed by United States court, we are not in a position to advise.

7. No amount was taken out of the old Grand Trunk in Ontario and invested in the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS-EQUIPMENT

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

What amount of equipment of the Canadian National Railways during the past five years was purchased, (a) in Canada, and (b) in the United States?

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Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Years 1923 to 1927, inclusive: (a) in Canada, $56,024,219.49; (to) in the United States (for United States lines), $11,366,810.02, (for Canadian lines),$94,192.89.*

*Four (4) self-propelling gasoline cars not obtainable in Canada.

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WINDSOR, ONT., POST OFFICE

CON

Mr. GOTT:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Does the government own the post office building in Windsor, Ontario?

2. When was same built?

3. What was the cost?

4. Has an offer for the present site been made to the government?

5. If so, when, by whom, and for how much?

6. Would the government consider a fair offer for same?

7. What is the value of the present property per running foot?

8. How many feet are there on Ouelette avenue?

9. Has any real estate firm or person in the city of Windsor an option of purchase of the property ?

10. If so, on what conditions?

11. Has it ever been offered for sale-or instructions given to anyone to sell it at a net price or on commission?

12. If so, when, and to whom?

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Mr. ELLIOTT: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. 1879.

3. $44,798.

4. No.

5. Answered by No. 4.

6. Yes.

7. No recent valuation has been made. In 1923 it was reported that the city assessor considered $2,500 per foot on a frontage of 200 feet on Ouelette street was a fair price.

8. Approximately 200 feet.

9. No.

10. Answered by No. 9.

11. No.

12. Answered by No. 11.

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May 21, 1928