Some hon. MEMBERS:
Angus McDonald, Esq., member for the electoral district of Timiskaming, introduced by Mr. J. W. Kennedy and Mr. G. W. Andrews.
Mr. H. A. MAOKIE (Edmonton) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 93, to amend the Marriage Act.
The Bill is to amend chapter 105 of the Statutes of 1906. That Act read: ,
A marriage is not invalid merely because the woman Is a sister of a deceased wife of the
man, or a daughter of a sister of a deceased wife of the man.
The amendment which I seek is merely to permit that a woman shall be at liberty to marry the brother of a deceased husband. Under the Act as it stands a man may marry the sister of his deceased wife.
Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.
Bill No. 85 (from the Senate), respecting the dissolution and the annulment of marriage.-Mr. Middlebro. Bill No. 86 (from the Senate), for the relief of Bichard Ernest Anderson.-Mr. Crony n.
(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)
1. Is the Government aware that Customs officers in Canada estimate the customs duties according to the nominal value of foreign moneys,
i.e., the sterling pound at $4.86, the franc at 19.3, and not in accordance with the current rates of exchange?
2. Is it the intention of the Government to modify this practice so that the rate, in future, will he charged in accordance with the current value of exchange?
1. What record do the canal statistics give as to the total number of barrels of Canadian flour shipped from Fort William in 1919?
2. What were the respective quantities passed through the Canadian and the United States canals at Sault Ste. Marie?
S. What distribution was made of flour thus shipped ?
4. What was the average monthly rate per bushel and per ton between Fort William and Georgian Bay ports on water-borne Canadian wheat, oats and barley during the year 1919?
1. Canadian flour shipped from Fort William and Port Arthur through the canals at Sault Ste. Marie during 1919 totalled 2,870,480 barrels.
2. Through Canadian canal 2,473,700 barrels; through United States canal 396,780 barrels.
3. To Georgian Bay ports, 9,537,975 barrels;
to other Canadian ports (principally Sarnia) 3,379,185 barrels. [DOT]
4. Average monthly rate on Canadian grain shipped from Fort William and Port Arthur to Georgian Bay ports through the canals at Sault Ste. Marie during 1919: Wheat, per bushel, 3.15; per ton, $1.05; oats and barley, not available.
1. Is the trade treaty between Canada and France to be repealed soon?
2. If so, does the Government intend to conclude a new treaty to replace the old one?
Rt. Hon. Sir GEORGE E. FOSTER:
1. Yes; Notice was given on the 19th March and the treaty will therefore cease to have effect on the 19th of June this year.
2. The Government has intonated to the French Government its willingness to confer on new trade relations.