March 30, 1915

LIB

William F. Carroll

Liberal

Mr. CARROLL:

In the town of Glace Bay there is a public building, the first floor of which is occupied by the post office and the second floor by the customs. There is a large basement which is used as a bonded warehouse in . connection with the Customs Department. I am speaking about last summer; I do not know about the last two or three months.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

May I correct my answer? The Customs Department has bonded warehouses also.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

Yes, all goods generally subject to a duty.

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LIB

William F. Carroll

Liberal

Mr. CARROLL:

It is a fact that you

cannot go into the post office without getting the smell of intoxicating liquors to an intolerable extent. I do not know whether the matter has been remedied or not. The whole county, including that town, is under a local prohibition law; yet the Government are establishing bonded warehouses. I am not objecting to having a bonded warehouse in the town; but I do object, on behalf of the public, to having it in the basement of a public building into which every one of the public goes daily for mail.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

That case is for the

Minister of Customs.

Excise-travelling expenses, rent, fuel, stationery, etc., $130,000.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

On account of the increase of business.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

I have here a comparative statement of receipts for the months of August, September, October, November and December, in the years 1913-14 and 1914-15. For the five months in 1914-15 the receipts were $1,363,859, against $1,074,000 for the five months in 1913-14, or an increase of $289,859. Although during a certain period in the present year, the revenue was not what it was expected to be, yet by the first of February we had collected as much in ten months as we collected in the whole of 1914.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

On all excise. There. fore the balance of two months will show a net increase.

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LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

It is advertised in the

newspapers that the Government maintains inspectors in distilleries, and that certain liquors are sold under government inspection. Does that mean that the Government guarantees the quality of the liquor put into the bottles? More inferior liquor is sold in this country than in any other country of w'hich I know/ except the United States.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

My attention has not been called to that matter before.

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March 30, 1915