April 7, 1937

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

BANKING AND COMMERCE


Sixth report of standing committee on banking and commerce.-Mr. Moore.


MARINE AND FISHERIES


Mr. A. E. MacLEAN (Prince) moved concurrence in the third and final report of the standing committee on marine and fisheries, presented to the house on April 5. Motion agreed to.


IMMIGRATION ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. T. A. CRERAR (Minister of Mines and Resources) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 102, to amend the Immigration Act. He said: Mr. Speaker, more than two-thirds of the amendments provided by this bill relate to changes necessitated by the reorganization of the department into the Department of Mines and Resources. As hon. members are aware, formerly there was a department of immigration with its own officers such as deputy minister and assistant deputy minister. Under the reorganization these offices disappeared. Under the Immigration Act specific duties were imposed upon the officers I have mentioned, and it is necessary to have certain sections of the act amended in order to bring them in line with the reorganization. There are some other amendments which I believe could be explained more fully on second reading. As I recall, one relates to the matter of domicile. A Canadian who is absent from Canada for more than six years loses the right of domicile in Canada. That is a hardship, particularly as it applies to missionaries in foreign lands and agents of commercial companies in offices outside Canada. Indeed, in connection with our own Department of External Affairs there- may be secretaries or clerks resident in a minister's office in Japan, for example, and under the law if they remain there for more than six years they lose their right of Canadian domicile. There are further changes relating to the more rigid examination of immigrants entering Canada from Great Britain or European countries in respect of an ailment known as trachoma. There is a further provision for the refunding of deposits made by steamship companies when one of a steamship crew deserts at a port such as Vancouver or Montreal. There is no provision in the law at the present time for the return of the $300 deposit exacted from those companies. In many instances a deserter may drop off one ship and join another in a couple of weeks, but we have no power to return the deposit we compel the steamship company to leave with the department. There are one or two other minor amendments which I shall be pleased to explain more fully when the bill is in committee. I might say for the information of the house that there is not a single thing in this bill that enlarges in any way the matter of immigration into Canada. The amendments are all of the character I have described and are necessary for the efficient functioning of the act. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


FARM LOAN BOARD-LOANS TO CIVIL SERVANTS

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Are there full-time civil servants of the internal service who have been granted loans on farm property through the Canadian farm loan hoard?

2. If so, who are they, what is their occupation in the civil service, and what was the amount of each loan?

3. Are they civil servants or farmers?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

The following reply is furnished by the Canadian farm loan board:

1. Yes.

Questions

2. M. J. Scobie, supervisor of juvenile immigration, immigration branch, Department of Mines and Natural Resources, $3,500 on first mortgage, $500 on second mortgage.

3. Qualified as a farmer under the Canadian Farm Loan Act.

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VALUE OP DAIRY PRODUCTION

LIB

Mr. LACOMBE:

Liberal

1. What was the value of production of the dairy industry in Canada (a) in 1935; (b) in 1936?

2. What was the value of our exports of beef cattle to the United States, (a) in 1935; (b) in 1936?

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LIB

Mr. EULER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. (a) The value of production of the dairy industry in Canada in 1935 was $192,410,423.

(b) The complete data for 1936 are not yet available.

2. (a) The value of our exports of beef cattle to the United States in 1935 was $5,228,040;

(b) The value in 1936 was $8,116,095.

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PROSECUTIONS UNDER WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ACT

CON

Mr. LAWSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What number of prosecutions were conducted in each province by the weights and measures inspection service during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1937: (a) of independentretail grocery stores and meat markets forinfraction of section 63 and of section 64, of the Weights and Measures Act, giving number under each section separately; (b) of local chain grocery stores and meat markets forinfraction of section 63 and of section 64, of the Weights and Measures Act, giving number under each section separately; (c) of national chain grocery stores and meat markets for

infraction of section 63 and of section 64, of the Weights and Measures Act, giving number under each section separately?

2. What were the number of withdrawals and the number of convictions secured in each of the above groups of cases?

3. What were the numbers in each province

of prepackaged goods inspected and the results of such inspections as to overweight, short-weight or correct weight, during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1937, by the weights and measures inspection service in: (a) retail

independent grocery stores and meat markets; fb) local chain grocery stores and meat markets; (c) national chain grocery stores and meat markets?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

1 and 2.

Department of Trade and Commerce Weights and Measures Inspection Service

Prosecutions

Total number of prosecutions authorized against grocery stores and meat

markets

Prosecutions for short weight, section 63 198

Prosecutions for unjust scales, section 64 139

Summary of Results

Indepen- Local National Under Section 63 dents chains chains TotalNumber of convictions

133 10 11 154Number of dismissals

6 6Number withdrawn i 12Number pending

22 1 3 26172 11 15 198Indepen- Local National Under Section 64 dents chains chains TotalNumber of convictions 1 111Number of dismissals 7Number withdrawn

12 . . 12Number pending 9138 1 0 139

For results by provinces see attached schedule.

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139

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Department of Trade and Commerce Weights and Measures Inspection Service

Number of prosecutions under section 63 and 64 of the Weights and Measures Act, by provinces showing results: by independents, local chain stores and national chain stores;

including meat markets:

Section 63

Convic- Pend- With-tions ing drawnOntario- Independent 55 12 3Local chain 2 National chain. .. 3 Quebec-[DOT] Independent 42 7 1Local chain 3 National chain. .. 2 i New Brunswick- Independent . . 2Local chain National chain. .. iNova Scotia- Independent 10 5Local chain 3 National chain. .. 5 [DOT][DOT]Prince Edward Island-Independent Local chain National chain. .. Manitoba- Independent 6 i . .Local chain i National chain. .. [DOT][DOT] l Saskatchewan- Independent 3 . .Local chain National chain. .. Alberta- Independent 11 Local chain 1 National chain. .. 1 British Columbia- Independent 6 2 Local chain 1 National chain. .. i Total- Independent 133 22 11Local chain 10 1 National chain. .. 11 O i- - -Grand total .. 154 26 12

Section 64

Dis- Convic- Pend- With- Dis- missed tions ing drawn missed Total3 23 4 100231 78 5 5 5 1441 , . 4[DOT][DOT] [DOT]* 32[DOT][DOT] i1 4 3 23. . 35[DOT] [DOT] 1 1 * ' 1 10. , 11[DOT][DOT] 1 43 3 1 18. . 1tt [DOT][DOT] 11 9, . . . ., , . 1[DOT][DOT] [DOT][DOT] 16 110 9 12 7 310. . 1 .. 12156 111 9 12 7 337

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2664

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3.

Department of Trade and Commerce Weights and Measures Inspection Service Short Weight Supervision Pre-packaged Goods

Summary, by provinces, of results of inspection of pre-packaged goods in grocery stores and meat markets, of independents and chain stores, showing number of packages found overweight, correct weight and short weight:

Number of Packages Found

Ontario- Checked Over- weight Correct weight Short weightIndependent

29,879 6,586 17,643 5 650Chain stores

11,818 4,328 6,714 776Quebec- Independent

36,395 2,615 26,914 6.866Chain stores

2,802 139 2,388 275New Brunswick- Independent

2,707 1,157 1,409 141Chain stores

605 213 388 4Nova Scotia- Independent

3,510 765 1.386 1,359Chain stores

513 250 214 49Prince Edward Island- Independent

995 28 967 Chain stores .... Manitoba- Independent

1,686 303 866 517Chain stores

1.500 496 734 270Saskatchewan- Independent

2,610 790 1,104 716Chain stores

2,387 1,193 943 251Alberta- Independent

6,861 2,239 3,240 1,382Chain stores

3,017 2,085 771 161British Columbia- . Independent

3,519 756 2,216 547Chain stores

11,864 4,749 6,432 683Total- Independent

88.162 15,239 55,745 17,178Chain stores

34.506 13,453 18,584 2,469Grand total

122,668 28,692 74,329 19,647

Information with reference to local chains cannot be given separately without going over the year's records.

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

COST OF ROYAL COMMISSIONS

April 7, 1937