March 20, 1935

LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

Liberal

1. What premises are being used by the Bank of Canada: (a) at headquarters; (b) in the various provinces?

2. Are such premises federal property, or have they been rented?

3. If the latter, from whom, for what period, and on what terms in each case?

Topic:   BANK OP CANADA-PREMISES
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

I would like this question to stand as an order for return, but I want to make the observation that the return can only be responded to so far as the knowledge is in the possession of the government.

Topic:   BANK OP CANADA-PREMISES
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DEPARTMENT OF PENSIONS EMPLOYEES, MONTREAL

LIB

Mr. BOULANGER:

Liberal

1. What is the number of employees of the Department of Pensions and National Health at Montreal?

2. What are their names?

3. At what date was each one appointed?

4. What are their respective salaries?

5. Was every one appointed by the civil service commission after competitive examination?

6. Are they bilingual?

7. What are the names of those who served during the last war?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF PENSIONS EMPLOYEES, MONTREAL
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RETURNS FROM TAXATION

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

What were, from 1931 to date, the total returns of each of the following changes of the 1931 budget to taxation and tariff:

1. Sales tax increase to 4 per cent, from 1 per cent;

2. Postage, one cent more on all letters;

3. Half cent increase per pound postage on newspapers and periodicals;

4. Two cent tax stamp on all cheques irrespective of the amount;

5. Two per cent increase of income tax on corporations;

6. Special excise tax of one per cent imposed on all goods imported into Canada;

7. One per cent tax on the net premiums received by insurance companies in Canada;

8. Fifteen per cent tax on Canadian property owners who have insured their property with British or foreign companies which are not licensed in Canada;

9. Increased duties on a number of agricultural and fruit products including live hogs, fresh meats, bacon and hams, shell eggs, cheese, hops, hay, seeds, canned fruits, vegetables, and oranges;

10. Increased duties on automobiles priced at more than $1,200?

What were, from 1931 to date, the total returns of each of the following changes of the 1931 budget to taxation and tariff:

1. Increases on certain manufactured steel products:

2. Specific duty of 15 per cent per pound on magazines and periodicals;

3. Increased duty on wood products, including furniture, veneers, golf clubs, tennis racquets, etc.;

4. Increases on linen and pure silk fabrics, leather, watches and clocks, tea and other goods;

5. Imposition of excise duties upon the products of a manufacturer who used the customs tariff rates to increase prices to the consumer;

li. For the forfeiture of goods imported from a country not a signatory to the treaty of V ersailles ?

What were, from 1932 to date, the total returns of each of the following changes of the 1932 budget to taxation:

1. Sales tax increase from 4 per cent to 6 per cent;

2. Increase by 2 per cent of excise tax on all goods imported into Canada;

3. Reduction of personal income tax exemption for those with dependents, from $3,900 to $2,400 and those without dependents, from $1,500 to $1,200;

4. Discontinuation of 20 per cent reduction until then allowed from tax payable under established schedule of rates;

5. Five per cent surcharge on the amount of tax payable, imposed on all taxpayers, personal and corporate, with net incomes in excess of $5,000;

6. Increase of corporation rate to 11 per cent?

Motions for Papers

What were, from 1932 to date, the total returns of each of the following changes of the 1932 budget to taxation:

1. The tax of one per cent on premiums received by insurance companies;

2. The tax of 15 per cent on gross premiums;

3. The tax increase from 2 cents to 3 cents on cheques, money orders, and on promissory notes, bills of exchange, etc., on amounts up to ? 100 and 6 cents over $100;

4. The 5 cent tax placed on telegrams, cables and radio messages and long distance telephone calls;

0. The 10 per cent tax on railway sleeping car berths, with a minimum of 25 cents and 10 cents on chair ear tickets?

(aj What were, from 1933 to 1934, the total returns of the special excise tax of 2 cents per pound on sugar?

(b) What were, from July 1, 1934, to date, the total returns of the special excise tax of one cent per pound on sugar?

What were, from 1933 to date, the total returns of each of the following changes of the 1933 budget to taxation:

1. A special excise tax of 10 per cent on cosmetics and toilet preparations;

2. Special excise tax of five per cent on automobile tires and tubes;

3. Special excise tax of 2 cents per 100 leaves of cigarette papers;

4. Special excise tax of 5 cents per 50 tubes of cigarette tubes;

5. Special excise tax of 25 cents per gallon of unfermented wort;

6. Special excise tax of 50 cents per pound on malt syrup or powder, extract of malt or other malt products for the brewing of beer?

What were, from 1933 to date, the total returns of each of the following changes of the 1933 budget to taxation:

1. (a) Increase to 12i per cent on incomes of

corporations; (b) removal of $2,000 exemption; (c) 13J per cent tax on corporations filing

consolidated returns;

2. Reduction of personal income tax exemption: (a) from $2,400 to $2,000; (b) from $1,200 to $1,000, and (c) in the case of dependent children, from $500 to $400;

3. The new schedule of rates of taxation on personal incomes, commencing at 3 per cent on the first $1,000 to taxable income?

What were, from 1933 to date, the total returns of each of the following changes of the 1933 budget to taxation:

1. Five per cent tax on non-residents;

2. Five per cent tax on interest or dividends cashed at a premium?

What were, from 1933 to date, the total returns of each of the following changes of the 1933 budget:

1. Removal of 3 cent stamp tax exemption on cheques of $5 or under;

2. Increase of tax on postal notes from one cent to three cents;

3. Increase to $2.50 per proof gallon of excise duty on distilled spirits used in the manufacture of proprietary medicine, extracts, essences, perfumed spirits and pharmaceutical preparations;

4. Excise duty of $1 per proof gallon on sp;rits used in the fortifying of native wines?

Topic:   RETURNS FROM TAXATION
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

BISHOPTON, QUE., RELIEF CAMP

CON

Joseph-François Laflèche

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LAFLECHE:

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams and other documents, in the possession of the Department of National Defence, regarding the relief camp for unemployed at Bishopton, Wolfe county, Quebec, since the opening of said camp to date.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   BISHOPTON, QUE., RELIEF CAMP
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CON

Joseph-François Laflèche

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LAFLECHE:

Dropped.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   BISHOPTON, QUE., RELIEF CAMP
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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Dropped.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   BISHOPTON, QUE., RELIEF CAMP
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JOLIETTE, QTJE.-PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION

LIB

Charles-Édouard Ferland

Liberal

Mr. FERLAND:

For a copy of all documents, contracts, tenders, correspondence, paylists, and accounts with respect to certain works done in the city of Joliette pursuant to the Public Works Construction Act, 1934.

Topic:   JOLIETTE, QTJE.-PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION
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BANK OF CANADA


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):

I should like to ask the Minister of Finance (Mr. Rhodes) if any applications for loans have been made to the Bank of Canada by any of the provinces and, if so, what provinces have made such applications?

Topic:   BANK OF CANADA
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. E. N. RHODES (Minister of Finance) :

Obviously, Mr. Speaker, I would not

be in a position to answer that question even if such applications had been made, but so far as I am aware there have been no applications.

Topic:   BANK OF CANADA
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PACIFIC COAST SHIPPING


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):

I should like to direct a complaint to the leader of the government. I introduced a resolution urging that consideration be given to the employment of white Canadian seamen on subsidized ships. That resolution was adapted by this house on January 28; it is now March 20, but so far no action has been taken in regard to it. I would urge upon the leader of the government that something be done to have this matter considered in committee and disposed of.

Topic:   PACIFIC COAST SHIPPING
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March 20, 1935