March 25, 1935

JAPANESE IMMIGRATION

IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

For a return showing the number of immigrants of Japanese nationality admitted into Canada during each of the fiscal years between March 31, 1930, and March 31, 1934, and showing in each of the above years how many were: (a) adult males; (b) adult females; and (c) children; also the number of people admitted into Canada during each of the above years of Japanese birth, but of British nationality, showing: (a) adult males; (b) adult females; and (c) children; and giving their names and the date and place where each were naturalized as British subjects.

He said: Mr. Speaker, with the permission of the house and the consent of the minister perhaps I may be permitted to insert the words "and occupation" after the word "names" in the last line.

Motion as amended agreed to.

Privilege-Mr. Mackenzie

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ST-PASCAL, QUE., RURAL MAIL CARRIER

LIB

Joseph Georges Bouchard

Liberal

Mr. BOUCHARD:

For a copy of all papers, correspondence, letters, telegrams, reports of inspections and inquiries, and other documents in the possession of the Post Office Department, regarding the dismissal of Hector Hudon as rural mail carrier at St-Pascal (Kamouraska) and the appointment of his successor.

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SQUAMISH INDIAN ACCOUNT NO. 54

LIB

Albert Edward Munn

Liberal

Mr. MUNN:

For a return showing,-

1. The receipts and expenditures of the Squamish Indian Account No. 54, from the 1st of January, 1933, to the end of December, 1934.

2. Particulars, with names of the individuals who have received relief or other benefits, to whom such benefits were paid, and what amounts were paid to each.

3. Full details in regard to receipts received, from whom and for what.

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WATERLOO, QUE., POST OFFICE BUILDING

CON

J.-Eugène Tétreault

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TETREAULT:

For a copy of the report of the royal commissioner on the royal commission investigation held in the town of Waterloo, the 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29 December, 1934, by order of the governor in council, under the terms of the Inquiries Act, respecting the construction of a post office building.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

I beg to inform the house that this document was tabled on the 20th instant and that the hon. member has consented to the motion being dropped.

Motion dropped.

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PUBLIC WORKS CONSTRUCTION ACT

LIB

Charles Gavan Power

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

For a return showing,-

1. The services carried out by the Department of Marine up to date under the authority of the Public Works Construction Act.

2. A list of all works which the said department is authorized to undertake under the same act.

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ILLNESS OF PRIME MINISTER


On the orders of the day:


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Right Hon. S@

The house will be interested to know that yesterday I had quite a long talk with the Prime Minister and his condition is daily improving. My own impression is that when the period of rest which has been prescribed for him has expired, which will be in the course of another ten days or so, he will be all right again. The doctor has given me a further report, dated to-day, which is

couched in careful language, as it is quite proper that a medical man's statement should be:

The Prime Minister's condition shows further improvement and his progress during the past week has been satisfactory and uneventful. While some further rest in bed is necessary, his recovery is as rapid as can be expected.

R. S. Stevens.

PRIVILEGE-Mr. MACKENZIE

On the orders of the day:

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

I am sure the house will welcome

the declaration just made by the acting leader of the government. I wish to raise a question of privilege with respect to the question 1 asked the government dealing with the amount of gold taken over by the Bank of Canada, and to request that the question be answered. I will deal with the first three subsections :

1. When did the Bank of Canada open for

business ?

2. How much gold was taken over from the chartered banks of Canada?

3 At what valuation?

There are certain other subsections which are not material to the present point. The answer reads :

1. On March 11, 1935.

2-9. Section 28 of the Bank of Canada Act requires that every chartered bank shall transfer to the Bank of Canada all gold coin and bullion owned and held by it in Canada. The transfer is made at the present standard value fixed by the Currency Act. The Bank of Canada Act provides that any profit resulting from tlie sale of gold transferred to the bank, or resulting from any change in the monetary standard, shall be paid into the consolidated revenue fund. It is provided, however, that if the governor in council is satisfied that the gold at the time of transfer was held against liabilities elsewhere in Canada, the profit shall belong to the chartered bank. The governor in ecuncil has not yet taken action under this provision.

My point is that the government has not answered my question as to what was the total amount of chartered bank gold transferred to the Bank of Canada. The second question of privilege is this. I asked whether the Bank of Canada had appointed any particular firm of solicitors and, if so, what firm; and, further, what were the terms in regard to salary and so forth. The answer is that the government has no information.

I submit that I should have a reply to that question.

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

I shall be very pleased to look at the first question. As a matter of fact the quantity

Eastern Potato Growers

of gold transferred will be disclosed by examination of the respective statements of the banks. With respect to the second question, may I say to my hon. friend that the answer is in strict conformity with the facts.

FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT On the orders of the day:

Mr. A. E. MaeLEAN (Prince): I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Finance with respect to the following press dispatch from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island:

At a meeting yesterday of the provincial board of review in connection with the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act, the board declared that in the case where mortgagees have actually paid cash in giving loans to the farmers, neither the principal nor the interest will be disturbed.

Is this in keeping with the terms of the act?

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

I have not seen the statement and I shall have to look into it before giving an answer. The policy pursued by individual boards of review will be entirely within their own competence.

PRICE SPREADS REPORT On the orders of the day:

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LIB

Joseph Georges Bouchard

Liberal

Mr. GEORGES BOUCHARD (Kamouraska):

Can the Secretary of State say

whether the French translation of the report of the commission on price spreads and mass buying is being proceeded with as expeditiously as we were led by the government last year to hope?

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. C. H. CAHAN (Secretary of State):

With the printing and publication of the price spreads report, as Secretary of State I have nothing to do; it is entirely within the purview of the commission.

EASTERN POTATO GROWERS On the orders of the day:

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LIB

Peter John Veniot

Liberal

Hon. P. J. VENIOT (Gloucester):

Has the Minister of Agriculture information to the effect that the province of Quebec will join the eastern potato marketing board?

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March 25, 1935