February 14, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

We have power to require them to give the information under this Act. We have power under the Census Act to require the information when taking the census. If anybody refuses to give us in-Mr. FISHER.
formation he can be summoned before the court and ordered to give it, and if he then refuses he is subject to a penalty. I forget the exact penalty but it is a serious one. There is a fine and imprisonment in the final resort for a refusal to give information. In this Act I ask for power to get that information in the same way in any investigation undertaken by the office. This same power I now have in connection with information in census work.

Topic:   CENSUS AND STATISTICS.
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