March 30, 1915

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Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

While the Prime Minister is away, possibly the Minister of Finance will tell us who is to be appointed to the High Commissioner's office?

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William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE:

I am afraid I shall have to leave that to be announced by the Prime Minister.

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CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE:

In his good time he announces nearly everything that is necessary.

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William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE:

Are we trying to get

through by Saturday night?

IMr. W, T. White.]

Civil Government-Department of Insurance -salaries, $28,025.

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William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE:

Mr. Fitzgerald having retired, Mr. Finlayson was appointed Superintendent of Insurance. There is no substantial change in the staff. There will be one or two promotions in order to meet the new situation.

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William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE:

Mr. Finlayson does some inspecting. Then there is Mr. 0'Rei'ly, Mr. Watson, Mr. MacTavish, Mr. Gilliland, and Mr. Warwick.

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William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE:

I think Mr. Finlayson himself.

Civil Government-Miscellaneous-grant to the National Battlefields Commission, $122,000.

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William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WHITE:

About six weeks ago the Prime M-'nister, the Minister of Public Works, myself and other ministers were invited down to the offices of the Commission to inspect the plans which had been prepared. They were no-t quite complete, but will be almost any day. The Chairman of the Commission told me that he hopes that the very full and comprehensive report which is being prepared will be ready for submission to the Government within a month or six weeks. I had hoped to lay it on the table of the House before the end of session, and to invite members down to see the plans. I have not' heard anything further about the matter, but I believe the work is almost completed. I shall be very glad to have any hon. gentlemen come down and see the plans when they arrive.

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Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

The Commission have feported to me that they have been in correspondence with the Department of Militia with the object of getting a grant from the Militia Department of a certain park down there which forms part of the military works. I do not know just what it is, but I understand that if the Commission were allowed to use that park they would be able to carry on certain works which otherwise they cannot do.

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Major General HUGHES:

There has been some correspondence on this subject with the department. If my right hon. friend will permit me, I will come around to him and explain the situation?

Excise-Salaries of officers and inspectors and to provide for increase depending on the result of Excise examinations, $570,825.

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. P. E. BLONDIN (Minister of Inland Revenue):

The increase of $5,546.45 is due to the increase in business, resulting in the demand for stamps, and to general expenditures in the department.

Mr. DEVLIN': I see by the reports of the department that the 'department is making examinations of patent medicines, and that in several instances spurious goods were found on the market. Is the minister taking any steps to put an end to the sale of these spurious goods?

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

I understand that the law provides that anybody can get a license for the sale of patent medicines upon making application to the department and paying a small fee. We intend to appoint a qualified man to take charge of that branch of the department and to investigate very carefully every case in which a man applies for a license.

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March 30, 1915