June 12, 1935

LIB

Joseph-Fernand Fafard

Liberal

Mr. FAFARD:

Does the government intend to have a French translation made of bulletin No. 72: [DOT]'Birds of Canada," by P. A. Taverner, also memoranda numbers 126: "Botanical Exploration of the North Shore of the St. Lawrence," by H. St. John; 146: "Retreat of the Last Ice-Sheet in Eastern Canada," by Ernest Antevs; 154: "Geology of Anticosti Island," by Twenhofel; 162: "Peat Bogs in Southeastern Canada," by Vaino Auer?

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CON

Charles Hazlitt Cahan (Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CAHAN:

With respect to this question, the translations of the various bulletins issued by various government departments is a matter entirely within the control of the officers of those departments. I have made inquiries and I learn that no instructions have been given to the bureau for translations to make translations of these documents. Therefore, so far they have not been translated, published or laid upon the table of the house. However, it is a matter entirely within the discretion of the department which issues the bulletins, and if there are any special bulletins which it is desired should be translated into French and published I have no doubt the head of the department in question will upon request see that such translations are made.

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REBATES UNDER TARIFF ITEM NO. 1035


Mr. 'STEVENS: 1. What is the total amount of rebates granted under tariff item 1035, schedule "B" of the customs tariff during the period' June, 1934, to April, 1935, inclusive? 2. What is the total amount of duty originally collected on the imports represented by the rebates granted as per the last preceding paragraph? 3. What was the total amount of rebates claimed in the original applications? 4. Were any rebates granted during the period indicated in paragraph (1) on goods imported prior to the month of June, 1934; if so, ' _ (a) What portion of these rebates applies to such prior period? and (b) What portion applies to the period of June, 1934, to April, 1935? 5. In each case, was the rebate authorized by a minute of treasury board? 6. In each case was such minute of treasury board, if any, confirmed by order in council? 7. Will the government state under what statute the Department of National Revenue is authorized to refuse parliament information regarding rebates made by that department under tariff item 1035, schedule "B" of the customs tariff? 8. Is the authority under which rebates are paid out of the consolidated revenue fund based upon section 12 of the Customs Tariff Act? [Mr. Casgrain.3 9. Is there any other statutory authority authorizing the governor in council to pay rebates out of the consolidated revenue fund; if so, what statute?


CON

Mr. MATTHEWS: (Minister of National Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. $162,660.44.

2. $271,100.73.

3. $204,450.50.

4. Yes. (a) All; (b) None. Four claims for refund totaling $9,182.95 were paid, however, on the basis of item 1035 covering machinery imported during the period June, 1934, to April, 1935, under orders in council passed under authority of the Revenue and Audit Act.

5. No. The department honours claims for drawback qualifying under the provisions of schedule "B" of the customs tariff when presented to customs within three years of the date of importation.

6. Yes, in cases where orders in council wer obtained.

7. There is no statutory authority. I't has always 'been the practice not to give information that would divulge the business of an individual importer. The question has been raised on many occasions under different administrations.

8. Drawback claims on materials set forth in schedule "B" of the customs tariff are paid under the authority of section 12 of the customs tariff. Drawback of customs duty in respect of goods exported is paid under regulations governing customs drawback established by orders in council under the provisions of the customs act.

9. Yes. Section 33 of the Consolidated Revenue and Audit Act, chapter 27, George V, 1931.

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Subtopic:   REBATES UNDER TARIFF ITEM NO. 1035
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STE. FAMILLE, ISLAND OF ORLEANS, MAIL CONTRACT

LIB

Mr. BOUCHER:

Liberal

1. Who is the present contractor for carrying the mail at Ste-Famille, Island of Orleans, on the northern side of the island, and since what, date?

2. What remuneration does he receive in connection with such services?

3. Does such contractor carry the mail himself?

4. If not, did he let a sub-contract?

5. If so, who is the sub-contractor and what sum does he receive from the contractor?

6. What sum was paid to the former contractor?

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CON

Mr. SAUVE: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Eudoire Piohette, by transfer on April 7, 1928.

2. $595 per annum.

Questions

3. Occasionally, but most of the time service is performed by his two sons and contractor furnishes all equipment.

4. No.

5. See answer to No. 4.

6. $595 pen annum.

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MILITIA ORDERS

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Referring to sessional paper 335 of May 20, 1935, was militia order 116 of 1933 to the effect that "officers attending courses in England will in future address all correspondence pertaining to leave of absence, pay and allowances, etc., or any other matters which may require action by national defence headquarters to-The Secretary, Office of the High Commissioner for Canada, The Canadian building, Trafalgar Square, London, S.W. 1," approved by the war office, and the admiralty?

2. If so. was the abovementioned Secretary of the office of the High Commissioner for Canada thus acting on behalf and for the War Office and the admiralty?

3. If not, does it mean that Canadian Officers attending courses in England did not have to report either to the war office or to the admiralty?

4. Same question with regard to other ranks attending courses in England and mentioned in militia order 157 of 1933 contained in the abovementioned return.

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CON

Mr. STIRLING: (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of National Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. Answered by 1.

3. Canadian officers attending courses in England are not required to report either to the war office or to the admiralty, unless expressly instructed to do so by the department.

4. The same answers as for 1, 2 and 3.

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OFFICERS VISITING GREAT BRITAIN

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Was militia order No. 153 of 1932, respecting Canadian officers visiting Great Britain, republished in militia order No. 118 of 1935 at the request of the war office?

* 2. If so, was it on account of or because of the issuance of militia orders 116 and 157 of 1933?

3. At what date were the militia orders mentioned in the preceding paragraph brought to the attention of the war office?

4. Same questions for militia order No. 154 of 1932 republished in militia order 119 of 1935.

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CON

Mr. STIRLING: (Minister of Fisheries; Minister of National Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. Answered by 1.

3. Were not brought to the attention of the war office.

4. The same answers as for 1, 2 and 3.

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PUBLICITY AND ADVERTISING IN UNITED KINGDOM

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Was one or were several certificates of encumbrance issued for the expenditure of 8100,000 under the authority of the High Commissioner for Canada in England, being an appropriation for publicity and advertising in the United Kingdom and Europe, in the fiscal year 1933-1934?

2. If so, what was the date and amount of each certificate, to whom was it issued and in virtue of what authority?

3. Was the expenditure of the above mentioned sum of $100,000 for advertising a business involving questions of policy?

4. If so, was the High Commissioner for Canada communicated with through the Secretary of State for External Affairs?

5. If not, why was this not done?

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CON

Mr. BENNETT: (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Questions

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

What are the names and salaries of persons employed on the coastguard vessel, Preventor of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?

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CON

Hugh Guthrie (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

per day

Coffin, H. W., skipper-lieutenant $5 90Ascah, J. F., skipper

5 00Kenney, R. R., chief petty officer.... 3 20Murphy, J. M., chief engineer

5 40Strickland, J. V., warrant engineer.... 4 25Bowser, R. I., petty officer

2 50

Roach, C. E., chief engine room artificer,

2nd class 3 60

Harrigan, M. A. P., engine room artificer,

2nd class 2 75

Martin, E. C. J., leading telegraphist.. 2 25

Clarke, F. W., telegraphist

2 00Clattenbury, L. B., engineman

2 45Bozec, J. M., engineman

2 45Urquahart, A. H., engineman

2 30Rioux, J. C., engineman

2 25Bowser, L. A., A.B. seaman

1 95Cook, R. J., A.B. seaman

1 95Lund, G. A., A.B. seaman

1 95Clothier, J. W., A.B. seaman

1 95Blyth, G. G., A.B. seaman

1 95Terrio, N. J., ordinary seaman

1 25Derry, J. B., ordinary seaman

1 25Fleming, P. R., ordinary seaman

1 25Graham, C. H. S., cook-steward

2 70Standing, J. N., ship's cook

2 70

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ASCENSION DAY, POST OFFICE CLOSING

June 12, 1935