March 24, 1941

LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

No. 1 answered; Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5 stand.

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Subtopic:   *ARMY CANTEENS
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MAGDALEN ISLANDS FISHERMEN

IND

Mr. ROY:

Independent Conservative

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?

2. If so, what are the details of such reports?

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Subtopic:   MAGDALEN ISLANDS FISHERMEN
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LIB

Mr. MICHAUD: (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Contents of reports by employees of departments of government are privileged and cannot be disclosed.

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Subtopic:   MAGDALEN ISLANDS FISHERMEN
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MARKETING OF LOBSTERS-W. G. AKINS

NAT

Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

National Government

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?

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Subtopic:   MARKETING OF LOBSTERS-W. G. AKINS
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LIB

Mr. MICHAUD: (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

1. (a) Mr. W. G. Akins volunteered his gratuitous services to help market canned lobster purchased by the lobster controller, and such services were accepted.

(b) Several years experience in commercial advertising and market promotion.

2. Mr. W. G. Akins is an advertising agency executive.

3. Mr. W. G. Akins acted without salary as assistant to the lobster controller for the marketing of canned lobster in the fiscal year 1940-41.

(a) Nil.

(b) To Mr. W. G. Akins $1,463.63 for expenses only in connection with marketing of canned lobster.

(c) Nil.

(d) To January 31-$44,294.30.

(e) To January 31-$12,756.46.

(f) To January 31-4,41 Of cases, $18.38- $81,079.20.

Note.-Figures subject to correction as value unsold goods are estimated and will vary on account sales tax, discounts and freight.

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Subtopic:   MARKETING OF LOBSTERS-W. G. AKINS
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INCOME TAX-CORPORATIONS

NAT

Mr. PERLEY:

National Government

1. How many corporations filed income tax returns for their latest business year, of which the national revenue department has record?

2. How many of these corporations are shown by their returns to be inactive?

3. How many of these corporations have made a return showing no taxable income?

4. How many of these corporations have made a return showing a taxable income?

5. How many of the corporations showing a taxable income are more than six months in arrears in payment of their taxes?

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Subtopic:   INCOME TAX-CORPORATIONS
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LIB

Mr. GIBSON: (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

1. 31,748. 1939 taxation year as at 31st

January, 1941.

2. Inactive corporations are not called upon to file returns of income.

3. 18,179.

4. 13,569.

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.

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Subtopic:   INCOME TAX-CORPORATIONS
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PUBLIC SERVICE-EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS NOT DOMICILED IN CANADA

SC

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Social Credit

1. How many persons has the dominion government employed since the outbreak of war who were not domiciled in the Dominion of Canada at least six months before September 1, 1939? .

2. What is the position of each?

3. What special qualification in each case

justified his employment in preference to a Canadian? ,

4. What income is given each, whether as salary, living allowance, expenses or other form of payment?

5. What are the names of all persons on the government payroll who receive in excess of $6,500 per annum?

6. What is the amount each receives, the duties he performs, the qualifications he possesses and the length of service he has rendered?

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Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE-EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS NOT DOMICILED IN CANADA
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LIB

Pierre-François Casgrain (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

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.

Question stands.

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Subtopic:   PUBLIC SERVICE-EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS NOT DOMICILED IN CANADA
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL-IMPORTS OF MOTOR VEHICLES

?

Mr. CASSELMAN:

1. Has any change been made since the passing of the War Exchange Conservation Act in the conditions under which motor vehicles may be imported into Canada?

2. If so, what is the nature of such change and for what purpose was it made?

3. Has any ruling been made limiting an American motor vehicle manufacturer who might desire to establish a factory in Canada to a specified quota?

4. If so, how was that quota determined?

5. What was the purpose of such ruling?

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Subtopic:   FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL-IMPORTS OF MOTOR VEHICLES
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. Yes.

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

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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.

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Subtopic:   FOREIGN EXCHANGE CONTROL-IMPORTS OF MOTOR VEHICLES
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WAR EXPENDITURE, 1914-18

LIB

Donat Raymond

Liberal

Mr. RAYMOND:

How much did Canada expend for war purposes from, (a) August 1, 1914, to March 31, 1915; (b) for each successive fiscal year thereafter to the end of the war?

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Subtopic:   WAR EXPENDITURE, 1914-18
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

War and Demobilization Expenditure

Fiscal Year ended March 31

1915 $ 60,750,476.01

1916 166,197,755.47

1917 306,488,814.63

1918 343,836,801.98

1919 446,519,439.48

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Subtopic:   WAR EXPENDITURE, 1914-18
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

March 24, 1941