June 10, 1943

PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT


First report of joint committee of both 'houses on the printing of parliament.-Mr. Ferland. .


NATIONAL REVENUE ACT


.AUTHORIZATION OF APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTY MINISTERS FOR TAXATION AND CUSTOMS AND EXCISE Hon, C. W. G. GIBSON (Minister of National Revenue) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 108, to amend the Department -of National Revenue Act.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

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LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. GIBSON:

Mr. Speaker, owing to the appointment of Mr. Hugh D. Scully as consul general in New York there is a vacancy in the office of commissioner of customs. This bill provides for the combining of the office of [DOT]commissioner of customs with that of commissioner of excise and raising the status of the commissioner to that of a deputy minister. It also provides for raising the status of the [DOT]commissioner of income tax and succession [DOT]duties to that of a deputy minister.

Section 2 of the bill is to authorize the Minister of National Revenue to administer certain sections of the Special War Revenue Act. Under the Department of National Revenue Act the . minister is responsible for administering sections 4 to 14 of the Special War Revenue Act. This bill places section 2 and sections 15, 16 and 17 of the Special War Revenue Act under the jurisdiction of the Minister of National Revenue.

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Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

Will the new deputy minister of customs and excise be the present commissioner of excise?

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LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. GIBSON:

That appointment has not been made. It will be made by order in council.

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LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. GIBSON:

Certainly not.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-MONT LAURIER OFFICE

LIB

Mr. LALONDE:

Liberal

1. Who is the representative of the wartime prices and trade board at Mont Laurier, Quebec ?

2. Have any complaints been received by the board with respect to the management of the office at Mont Laurier?

3. Have any investigations been made of such complaints?

4. If so, (a) on what date; (b) by whom?

5. What were the findings of such investigations with regard to, (a) the purchase by said representative of an automobile tube from a garage owner at Mont Laurier; (b) the resale of said tube to a third party?

6. Was said representative discharged or sued before the competent court?

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Mr. ABBOTT: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1. Mr. J. Alphonse Forget.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. (a) November, 1942; January, 1943; February, 1943; May, 1943. (b) Inspector for the controller of supplies in the province of Quebec. The Wartime Prices and Trade Board. Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

5. (a) (b) In the month of July, 1942, Mr. J. Alphonse1 Forget purchased from a garage owner in Mont Laurier one new 600 x 16 tube for the sum of S2.76 tax included and later sold this tube to a resident of Mont Laurier for the same amount. An investigator has filed a written statement of Mr. Forget to the effect that the above purchase and sale was made with a view to possible prosecution proceedings which however, for reasons outlined in the statement, were not instituted. In the absence of any evidence to the contrary, the explanation contained in this statement has been accepted.

6. No.

Questions

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MILITARY SERVICE-MEDICAL REVIEW BOARD

IND

Mr. BERTRAND (Terrebonne):

Independent Liberal

1. Has the Department of National Defence a medical review board in Montreal where recruits are called after having been already declared unfit for military duties by the Registrar of National War Services?

2. If so, where is it located?

3. How long has it been in operation?

4. Who is the doctor in charge? Is he a military or civilian doctor?

5. Who are the other doctors attached to such board, and are they military or civilian doctors?

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Mr. MACDONALD (Halifax): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. No. The Department of National Defence at the request of the Department of Labour has provided the personnel for a medical board in Montreal which is responsible to the Minister of Labour and which operates under national selective service regulations. Its function is to review the medical status of men who have been placed in categories "C", "D" and "E" by the family physician. The board works exclusively as a revision board' for national selective service and does not act as an army examining board.

2. 1121 St. James Street (formerly located in the Transportation building).

3. Since 7th January, 1943.

4. Major J. B. Trudelle, R.C.A.M.C. He is a military medical officer.

5. The following are attached to the board:

Military.-Captain J. A. Guy, Lieut. M.

Thiberge, Lieut. J. C. L. Goudreault, Lieut. J. F. Mutch, Lieut. J. C. Preece, Lieut. E. Peterson, Captain E. Bruneau (Reserve Army).

Civilian.-Dr. J. Lussier, Dr. J. Tetreault, Dr. G. A. Thiboutol.

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H. J. SYMINGTON, K. C.

IND

Frédéric Dorion

Independent

Mr. DORION:

What are the various executive positions held by Mr. Symington, a dollar-a-year man?

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June 10, 1943