1. Did the Department of Fisheries, during 1940, receive any reports from its officer in the Magdalen islands bearing on conditions in connection with the sale of fish, and the distress of the_ fishermen?
1. Has Mr. W. G. Akins been employed by the Department of Fisheries in connection with the advertising and marketing of fish or lobsters? If so, what was his previous experience?
2. What is his profession or business and is he connected with an advertising agency?
3. Did he or any advertising agent or agency enter into contracts or perform services in the marketing of lobsters in the years 1939 or 1940? If so, state, (a) the salary paid to each person or agency; (b) the expenses paid to each; (c) the commissions paid to each; (d) the total cost of the advertising campaign; (e) the total cost of the lobster marketing undertaking: (f) the number of cases marketed, the average price and total price received?
Subtopic: MARKETING OF LOBSTERS-W. G. AKINS
2. Inactive corporations are not called upon to file returns of income.
5. The tax is a liability of any company immediately after the close of the fiscal period. It may be paid any time within four months therefrom without interest; the balance thereafter (if any) may be paid by instalments with interest at 5 per cent over the next four months. Thereafter, the rate of interest is 8 per cent.
The daily variable number more than six months in arrears is not known.
Subtopic: INCOME TAX-CORPORATIONS
Mr. Speaker, a reply to this question would require a tremendous amount of work. It refers not only to civil servants, but also to others in the government service, and to persons in companies under the control of the government. I believe, too, that it refers to persons who might be taken on temporarily, to serve only for a short time, and then to be released. Would the hon. member give some further explanation as to what he desires before we attempt to answer the question? Meantime I would ask that it stand.
Subtopic: PUBLIC SERVICE-EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS NOT DOMICILED IN CANADA
2. Instead of refusal of all permits, permits are now granted for imports for three months based on a quota of 20 per cent of average imports for the comparable three monthly periods of the years 1938-1940.
3. In addition to such limitations as may be imposed from time to time by the controllers of steel and machine tools, the motor vehicle controller, on the instructions of the government, has refused any new manufacturer the right to produce or assemble in
Canada more cars than can be imported under the import quota. Firms not producing cars in Canada prior to December 2, 1940 will not be permitted to produce more cars than they could obtain under import quota.
4. This quota was made equal to the import quota the manufacturer would have received had the factory not been established in Canada.
5. The prohibition of imports, in addition to imposing hardships, probably greater on the whole in the automobile business than in other businesses affected by the War Exchange Conservation Act, has also had the effect of leading some companies to consider setting up manufacturing facilities in Canada under conditions which cannot permit of economical production and at a time when machine tools and skilled labour are extremely scarce and required for war work.
When control of the entire industry was decided upon, the government took the view that the most effective plan was to allow the importation under permit of a very limited number of passenger automobiles as a part of a general plan of control. The plan will result not only in conserving machine tools and skilled labour for war work but also will save more foreign exchange than would have been possible, had new factories for the purpose of assembling cars in Canada with a low Canadian content been allowed to be established.
Subtopic: FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL-IMPORTS OF MOTOR VEHICLES