June 6, 1923

SINGAPORE NAVAL BASE

IND
LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I would inform the hon. member for South York (Mr. Maclean) that this question should be preceded by an asterisk so as to obtain a verbal answer.

Question stands.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SINGAPORE NAVAL BASE
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

CON

Mr. BOYS: (Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. By what method or in accordance with what principle is the insurance business, arising out of the transactions of the Soldiers' Settlement Board at Edmonton, distributed?

2. To what persons, firms or companies, acting as agents for insurance companies and resident in Edmonton, was this insurance business given in-(a) year 1921, and (b) year 1922, and what were the premiums paid to each of such persons, firms or companies?

3. To what persons, firms or companies, acting as agents for insurance companies, and resident in Edmonton, was this insurance business glyen from January 1st, 1923, until the present time, and what were the premimus paid to each of such persons, firms or companies?

4. Are any of the persons above mentioned persons who have had no service overseas in the late war? If so, who?

Grand Trunk Pacific-Debenture Holders

5. Is it the policy or the intention of the government to give any of the insurance business, arising out of the transactions of the Soldiers' Settlement Board at Edmonton, to persons who did not serve overseas in the late war?

6. Is it the policy or the intention of the Government to distribute the business of insurance, arising out of the transactions of the Soldiers' Settlement Board at Edmonton, to a list of selected persons? If so, what are the names of these persons?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   SOLDIERS' SETTLEMENT BOARD-EDMONTON
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UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR PAPERS

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams, reports and other documents, relating to the closing of the Soldiers' Comforts branch at Toronto on June 20th next, of the Department of Soldiers' Civil Reestablishment.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   SOLDIERS' COMFORTS BRANCH, TORONTO
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INCOME WAR TAX ACT

CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART (Leeds):

For a return showing all cases where fines and costs have been in whole or part remitted after conviction for violation of the Income War Tax of 1917, since January 1st, 1922. Such return also showing at whose instance or at whose representation, verbal or otherwise, such remissions have been made, and also showing in each case when the law was or has since been complied with by the delinquent.

Topic:   INCOME WAR TAX ACT
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LAKE FREIGHT RATES


On the Orders of the Day:


PRO

Robert Forke

Progressive

Mr. ROBERT FORKE (Brandon):

The

Prime Minister yesterday, in reply to a question, stated that, arising out of the report of the royal commission that had been investigating the subject of grain rates on the lakes, a bill would be introduced to amend the Shipping Act so as to give power to the government by order in council to suspend the coasting laws. A great deal of evidence has been taken on this subject and the commission has submitted a report making several recommendations. What the Prime Minister promises is entirely inadequate in the light of that report. Does the government intend to bring down legislation that will fully meet the suggestions that have been offered by the commission?

Topic:   LAKE FREIGHT RATES
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

My hon. friend refers to

certain legislation that arises out of the report, and I think it would be well for the House to wait until that legislation is brought .down to see how far-reaching it is. There are features of the report that demand very careful and thoughtful consideration. The government has not thus far had an opportunity to give to the entire report the consideration which we think it merits. However, when the legislation which is based on the recommendations of the commission

is before the House it will be open to any hon. member to suggest additions or amendments.

Topic:   LAKE FREIGHT RATES
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PRO

Robert Forke

Progressive

Mr. FORKE:

When is that legislation

likely to be brought down? I gathered from (he statement made yesterday that what the Prime Minister outlined was the whole bill of fare that the government purposed submitting to the House. And, as no mention was made of many of the items recommended by the commission, I thought it well to call attention to the matter.

Topic:   LAKE FREIGHT RATES
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I hope it will be possible to present a copy of the proposed bill early next week.

Topic:   LAKE FREIGHT RATES
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GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY

REPRESENTATION TO THE GOVERNMENT FROM DEBENTURE HOLDERS


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Herbert Meredith Marler

Liberal

Mr. HERBERT MARLER (St. Lawrence-St. George):

Has the government any

announcement to make concerning the visit to Ottawa of Sir Francis Harrison Smith and Mr. D. F. Forsdike, who represent the Grand Trunk Pacific debenture holders? Further, have these gentlemen waited upon any member of the government, and, if so, what is the nature of the representations they have made?

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATION TO THE GOVERNMENT FROM DEBENTURE HOLDERS
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

The two gentlemen referred to by my hon. friend did wait this morning upon the Minister of Finance (Mr. Yielding), the Minister of Railways (Mr. Graham), the Minister of Justice (Sir Lomer Gouin), and myself, and presented certain representations on behalf of the debenture holders of the Grand Trunk Pacific. These representations are similar to those set forth in a memorial the government received some little time ago from the shareholders' committee, and I think I could best answer my hon. friend's question by undertaking to lay upon the Table of the House a copy of the memorial itself. I shall be pleased to do chat before the House rises to-day.

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY
Subtopic:   REPRESENTATION TO THE GOVERNMENT FROM DEBENTURE HOLDERS
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June 6, 1923