February 25, 1925

LIB

LABOUR DEPARTMENT-CAPE BRETON REPRESENTATIVE

LAB

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Labour

1. Who is the representative of the Labour Department in Cape Breton?

2. Is he in the employ of the British Empire Steel Corporation, or of any of its subsiduaries?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. MURDOCK: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. The department has no representative in Cape Breton other than the correspondent to the Labour Gazette?

2. No information.

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COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT

CON

Mr. CHURCH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many prosecutions have been held under the Combines Investigation Act from the passing of this act to date?

2. What are the names of the trusts and combines proceeded against, and the action which resulted?

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Hon. Mr. MURDOCK: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. No prosecutions have under the Combines Investigation Act 1923 taken place. It is, however, understood that one action has been taken by the Attorney General of British Columbia on information resulting from inquiry under this act.

2. Investigation requested and inquiry instituted into alleged combine (a) Fruit Distribution; (b) Coal Dealers; (c) Marketing of Potato Crop.

Questions

Interim report on alleged Fruit Combine was laid on table of the House February 23. Further action not determined.

Report on alleged coal dealers' combine will, it is expected, be laid on the table of the House within a few days.

Inquiry into alleged combine in potato crop marketing not yet completed.

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CON

Hon. Mr. STEVENS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Haw many applications have been made to date under the Combines Investigation Act?

2. If any, by whom and when commenced?

3. Has a registrar been appointed? If so, who, and what is his salary?

4. Has the Department of Labour or any minister or officer of the crown made any request for investigation into any alleged combine during years 1922, 1923, 1924 and 1925? If so, what?

5. If any investigation has been held, what is the finding and what action has been taken in each case?

6. What is the total cost or expenditure to date under the Combines Investigation Act from date of its passage to date?

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Hon. Mr. MURDOCK: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Applications made in accordance with section 5 of act, three.

2. The three applications referred to in answer to No. 1 were made in accordance with the statute in each case by six persons. British subjects, resident in Canada, of the full age of twenty-one years. It is not in the public interest to publish the names of the applicants. For date commenced, see under No. 5.

3. Yes, Harry Hereford, who was appointed to the department by the Civil Service Commission in 1918 and who is classified as an industrial engineer, was on August 25, 1923, appointed under section 4 of the act to be registrar. From the date of his appointment to March 31, 1924, he received the salary attached to his classified position at the rate of $3,480 per annum; for the year ending March 31, 1925, he is being paid, in addition to the salary attached to his classified position, at the rate of $1,000 per annum, as provided in the estimates.

4. Not understood.

5. (a) Alleged combine in the distribution of fruit and vegetables in western Canada. Formal application was received June 13, 1924. The commissioner made an interim report on February 18, 1925, which was laid on the table of the House February 23, 1925.

(b) Alleged combine among the coal dealers at Winnipeg and other places. Formal application was received October 18, 1924, and commissioner aj pointed to investigate October 23, 1924. The commissioner has just rendered his report but the exhibits and transcript of evidence have not yet been received.

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(c) Alleged combine in connection with the marketing of the New Brunswick potato crop. Formal application received December 4, 1924, and investigation commenced December 14, 1924, and still proceeding; no report has yet been made.

In each of the above cases representations had been made prior to the formal application for investigation, and as a result the registrar had, in accordance with the act, instituted preliminary enquiries. These preliminary enquiries were commenced by the registrar as follows:-(a) February 22, 1924; (b) October 8, 1924; (c) November 14, 1924.

(d) Other investigations of a preliminary nature have been made as a result of informal complaints, but (a), (b) and (e) listed above are all the investigations that have been, or are being held as a result of applications made in accordance with section 5 of the act.

6. $20,987.03.

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DEPUTY MINISTERS

CON

Alexandre Joseph Doucet

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOUCET:

How many deputy ministers are there at present and what are their names and salaries?

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LIB

Arthur Bliss Copp (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. COPP:

Department of Agriculture, Dr. Grisdale, $7,500 and house; Department of Customs and Excise, R. R. Farrow, $8,000; Department of Finance, J. C. Saunders, $10,000; Department of the Interior, W. W. Cory, $8,000; Department of Justice, W. Stuart Edwards, $10,000; Department of Labour, H. H. Ward, $6,000; Department of Marine and Fisheries, A. Johnson, $8,000; Department of National Defence, G. J. Desbarats, $8,000; Department of Mines, Charles Camsell, $6,000; Department of Post Office, L. J. Gaboury, $8,000; Department of Privy Council, E. J. Lemaire, $6,000; Department of Public Works, J. B. Hunter, $8,000; Department of Railways and Canals, Graham A. Bell, $10,000; Department Secretary of State, Thomas Mulvey, $8,000; Department of Trade and Commerce, F. C. T. O'Hara, $8,000; Department of Immigration and Colonization, W. J. Egan, $8,000; Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment, N.

F. Parkinson, $6,000; Department of Health, Dr. J. A. Amyot, $6,000; Department of External Affairs, Sir Joseph Pope, $8,000; Department of Public Printing and Stationery,

F. A. Acland, $8,000; Department of Insurance,

G. D. Finlayson, $10,000; Department of Indian Affairs, Duncan C. Scott, $8,000.

Questions

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KENOGAMI POST OFFICE

LIB

Edmond Savard

Liberal

Mr. SAVARD:

What was the revenue of the post office at Kenogami, Quebec, during each of the years 1922, 1923 and 1924?

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Charles Murphy (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. Mr. MURPHY:

Year ended 31st March, 1922.. .. $4,730 64Year ended 31st March, 1923.. .. 5,537 32Year ended 31st March, 1924.. .. 6,715 02

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DAIRY INDUSTRY ACT CONVICTIONS

CON

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many convictions have been secured for infractions, under the Dairy Industry Act of 1914, in each of the years 1923 and 1924?

2. What are the names, occupations and place of business of the individuals or firms against whom convictions have been registered ?

3. What was the amount of the fine or fines imposed

in each case ?

4. What was the nature of the offence committed in each instance, and the nature of material used in adulteration and the percentage used?

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LIB

Hon. Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Calendar year 1923, 47; calendar year 1924, 89.

2, 3 and 4.

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CALENDAR YEAR 1923


Defendant's Name Occupation Place of Business Fine Imposed Nature of Offence Per cent water in excess of 16 or per cent foreign fat $ 10 10 tt w * it 10 16 it tt 10 6-29tt it 10 tt 103tt tt 10 It 20710 tt 20 10 tt It John O'Neill... 50 Offering for sale oleomargarine not in original package. tt 10 Short weight prints Butter manufacturer tt it 10 1010 it 0-9it tt 10 tt 1-9tt if 10 tt 2-52ft tt 10 tt IXit if 10 tt 11tt tt Short weight prints it tt 10 2-42tt It 10 2-510 tt 3-76tt If 10 tt tt 10 Excess water 1-6tt tt 10 u 3-76tt tt 10 tt 1-5tt tt 20 Short weight prints T Cyr tt It 10 3-38tt tt 10 it 8-20tt tt 10 tt 1-3ft tt 10 tt 1*4tt tt 10 Short weight prints tt It 10 Excess water 104tt tt 10 1-28tt tt 10 t* 1-9tt tt 10 tt 1-9tt tt 10 tt 3-4420 Inferior curd in centre of cheese E, Pomerleay Butter " .... Touffee de Pins, Que 10 Excess water 1-3 £ ft) Oi


February 25, 1925