Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)
Mr. STEWART (Argenteuil):
I think I gave the committee when the matter was under discussion before the names of those connected with the organization. Lest I forget, before leaving the matter of publicity, there is one very important feature that I must mention. We have an arrangement both in Canada and in Great Britain under which the transportation companies and the government have formed a publicity committee. This committee is for the purpose of preventing overlapping and getting full value for the expenditure on publicity, and to this end various fields of advertising are allocated to particular parties. This committee will co-ordinate our whole publicity campaign. In Canada the committee is headed by Mr. Stead, who is our chief publicity officer, and in Great Britain by Mr. Obed Smith, our superintendent of immigration for Canada in London.
. I think I covered most of the field the other day in connection with the Canada Colonization Association. One of the features my hon. friend objected to was the commissions that were to be taken by the association. I may say that 5 per cent goes to the local agent in the United States, who is'paid no other salary ; and 2J per cent goes to the local agent in Canada who secures the listing and the necessary information surrounding it. So that in all only 2| per cent of this commission will go to the association. I told the committee that Mr. Everett, the manager of the organization, will confine the association's efforts almost entirely to the United States. I am advised that they have collected in all from their subscribers $160,000. They assure me that their subscriptions will still continue. They have a budget of some $15,000 per month, which includes the following salaries: vice-president, $500; secretary-treasurer, $500; general manager, $1,000; secretary to the general manager, $175; office manager, $250; sales manager, $416; manager of listing bureau, $291; four stenographers, $371; office boy, $60; office rent, $311; attorney's fees, $200; stationery and printing, $1,000; office supplies, $83; descriptive literature, $416; general advertising, $500; one field man, $275, his travelling expenses, $833; filing clerk, $100; postage and express, $416. Those expenses are for the
Winnipeg office. For the St. Paul office the expenses per month are: superintendent of agencies, $500; office manager, $416; two stenographers, $225; one book-keeper, $125; office boy, $60; rentals, $100; office supplies and blank forms, $250; newspapers and magazines, $500; descriptive Canadian literature, $833;, salaries of five field men, $1,375; travelling expenses, $1,458; railway fares and concessions, $1,200; postage and express, $250.
Subtopic: IMMIGRATION AND COLONIZATION