May 3, 1922

LIB

Hon. Mr. BUREAU: (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

1. Fiscal year 1876-77-

Total imports entered for

consumption $94,126,394

Total exports, Canadian produce 68,030,546 Total exports, foreign produce 7,111,108

Total Canadian Trade.. ..$169,268,048 2. Fiscal year 1921-22-

Total imports entered for

consumption $ 747,762,984

Total exports, Canadian

produce 740,240,680

Total exports, foreign produce 13,686,329

Total Canadian Trade ..$1,501,689,993

Topic:   CANADIAN EXPORTS AND IMPORTS
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TRENT CANAL IMPROVEMENT

LIB

Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

Liberal

1. What sums of money were expended for the construction and improvement of the Trent canal, by the federal Government, since the beginning of its construction?

2. What sums of money were expended for the same purpose each year, from 1911 to 1922 respectively?

Topic:   TRENT CANAL IMPROVEMENT
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

1. $20,702,514.80, of which $18,849,361.11 was on construction account and $1,853,153.69 for improvements.

2. Year ending March 31st-

1911 $ 1,744,942 25

1912

1,820,590 321913

1,204,105 731914

1,177,596 671915

1,058,566 351916

1,027,519 031917

624,441 781918 '.. 613,980 851919

412,507 251920

1,077,251 361921

690,197 131922

673,261 15Total $12,124,959 87

Of the total, $10,889,863.51 was on construction account and $1,235,096.36 for improvements.

Topic:   TRENT CANAL IMPROVEMENT
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WELLAND CANAL CONSTRUCTION

LIB

Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

Liberal

1. What has been the total sum expended by the federal Government for the construction and Improvements of the Welland canal, since the beginning of said construction?

2. What sums of money were expended for the same purpose during the fiscal years ending March 31, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920 and 1921, respectively?

Topic:   WELLAND CANAL CONSTRUCTION
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

1.

Present Welland Canal_____$29,399,405 93

Welland Ship Canal (under

construction 30,787,977' 90

Total $60,187,383 83

2. Year ending March 31st-

1913 .. ..$ 305,571 341914 .... 1,071,733 681915 .... 4,147,533 841916 .. . . 4,978,030 641917 .. . . 3,532,546 211918 .. . . 1,262,136 941919 .. .. 1,868,239 011920 .. .. 3,631,289 811921 .. .. 5,192,629 411922 .. . . 5,593,580 97Total $31,583,291 85

Questions

Of this sum $203,005.60 was on construction account present Welland canal, and $719,509.50 on improvement account. The balance, $30,660,776.75 was on construction of Welland ship canal.

Topic:   WELLAND CANAL CONSTRUCTION
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POTLATCH INSTITUTION

CON

Mr. LADNER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the Indian Department asked for a report from the Anthropological Society on the Indian Institution, commonly known as the Potlatch ?

2. Were certain Indians of British Columbia referred by the Indian Department to the Anthropological Society to present their case in favour of the said Potlatch Institution?

3. Has the report from the said society been made.

4. If so, is it favourable to the Potlatch Institution, and does it favour or recommend any amendment to the Indian Act whereby the Indians might still carry on certain of their Potlatch practices?

5. Have there been over fifty convictions of Indians during the past six months, in British Columbia, for taking part in potlatches? If not, how many were there?

6. Are there at the present time twenty-three Indians serving jail terms for having taken part in potlatches?

7. Is there in the Indian Department a petition presented by certain British Columbia Indians, asking for a commission to investigate the Potlatch Institution?

Topic:   POTLATCH INSTITUTION
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LIB

Hon. Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil): (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. The Indian Department asked the An- 1 thropological Division of the Department of Mines for a report on the Potlatch.

2. No.

3. Yes, from the Anthropological Division.

4. The report makes no recommendation in the matter.

5. There have been fifty convictions.

6. No; four are serving sentence, the parole of three of whom is under consideration by the Department of Justice.

7. Yes

Topic:   POTLATCH INSTITUTION
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RAILWAY COMMISSION-'CHIEF TRAFFIC OFFICER

LIB

Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

Liberal

1. Who is the Chief Traffic Officer of the Railway Commission at Ottawa?

2. When was he appointed.

3. What is his salary?

Topic:   RAILWAY COMMISSION-'CHIEF TRAFFIC OFFICER
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

1. On account of the death of the board's chief traffic officer, Mr. James Hardwell, the position is at present vacant.

2 and 3. See answer to No. 1.

Topic:   RAILWAY COMMISSION-'CHIEF TRAFFIC OFFICER
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VICTORIA BRIDGE-TOLLS

LIB

Joseph Archambault

Liberal

Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

What revenue has been derived from the collection of tolls on the Victoria bridge between

Montreal and St. Lambert, during the year 1921, excepting the tolls paid by the Grand Trunk Railway?

Topic:   VICTORIA BRIDGE-TOLLS
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PRO

$117,446.65. ISLE PERROT BRIDGE

LIB

Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

Liberal

1. Is the bridge over the canal at Isle Perrot an interprovincial bridge? If not, why Is a vote of 550,000 included in the estimates of 1922-23 for such an enterprise?

2. Is the,above amount of $50,000 the only disbursement that the Dominion Government has undertaken to pay for the said bridge construction?

Topic:   $117,446.65. ISLE PERROT BRIDGE
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KENNEDY:

Progressive

1. The bridge in question is on the interprovincial highway in course of construction between Ontario and Quebec, and which crosses the canal lock at St. Ann's, which obliges the Department of Railways and Canals to bear a portion of the cost. The Quebec government has agreed to contribute $600,000, and the Department of Railways and Canals, $150,000; the latter on the following conditions:-

1. That the design and construction of the proposed bridge, and more particularly of the bascule span, be subject to the approval of the chief engineer.

2. That upon completion the operation and maintenance of the bascule span be assumed by the department.

3. That not less than one-quarter of the tolls collected shall be remitted to the department.

2. No; it is the first instalment towards the $150,000 agreed upon.

Topic:   $117,446.65. ISLE PERROT BRIDGE
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TRAFFIC IN NARCOTICS

May 3, 1922