March 26, 1925

CON

Mr. SIMPSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the government aware that on account of the lowering of the water in the St. Mary's river many Canadian boats are unable to dock on the Canadian side of said river?

2. Is the government aware that as a result the coal and other supplies formerly purchased on the Canadian side for use on these boats is now being purchased on the American side of the river?

3. Is the government aware that the captains of these boats refuse to accept freight for delivery at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, greatly to the inconvenience of merchants and others residing in that city ?

4. Have representations been made to the government or the Department of Public Works with the view of having these conditions improved? If so, by whom ?

5. Is it the intention of the government to undertake this work during the present year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. MARY'S RIVER
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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay):

1, 2 and 3. Representations to that effect have been made to the Department of Public Works, and the matter is being investigated.

4. Yes, by delegation, January 26, 1925.

5. The matter is under consideration.

Health oj Animals

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. MARY'S RIVER
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IMMIGRATION STATISTICS

LIB

Mr. FORRESTER:

Liberal

1. What was the total immigration into the Dominion of Canada from March 31 to December 31, 1924?

2. How many Canadians migrated to the United States during the year 1924?

3. How many Canadians returned to Canada from the United States during the said year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION STATISTICS
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LIB

Hon. Mr. ROBB: (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

1. 100,570 from March 31 to December 31, 1924.

2. No record is kept by the Department of Immigration and Colonization of outgoing Canadians.

3. A record of returning Canadians has been kept by the department since April 1, 1924. The number who returned to Canada, between April 1 and December 31, 1924, after an absence in the United States of six months or longer and with the intention of permanently remaining in Canada, was 37,317.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION STATISTICS
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MONCTON POST OFFICE SITE

CON

Mr. DOUCET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government purchased a site for the proposed new post office at Moncton, New Brunswick?

2. If so (a) What is the exact location of such site: (b) from whom was it purchased; (c) what is the purchase price; (d) what public bodies in Moncton recommended such site; (e) were representations made by any public bodies against such site, and, if so, what public bodies?

3. If no recommendations of public bodies were made in favour of such site, what person or persons recommended such site?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MONCTON POST OFFICE SITE
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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay):

1, 2 and 3. No site has been purchased.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MONCTON POST OFFICE SITE
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HEALTH OF ANIMALS REGULATIONS


On the Orders of the Day: Hon. II. H. STEVENS (Vancouver Centre): I desire to bring to the attention of the government and particularly of the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Motherwell) the very severe handicap under which importers are suffering in consequence of a certain regulation of the Department of Agriculture which provides that goods shall not be importd packed in hay or straw from areas in Great Britain and other countries infected with the foot and mouth disease. I wish the House would allow me to mention one circumstance and to base a question upon at. One shipment which has been ordered returned was packed and consigned in November last, but it missed its sailing and was held over until January. I understand that the final ruling of the department was not given until some time in January, fixing the fifteenth day of that month as the last on which such shipments [Mr. J. H. King.) would be received. The point I wish to bring to the attention of the government, and it .'s a serious one, is that innocent Canadian importers are suffering great handicaps, being in some eases threatened with losses, as a result of breaches of this regulation made before the final ruling of the department was known in the Old Country. Would the government not, consider it wise bo permit the unpacking of goods coming in the prohibited material, and the destruction of that material, so as to obviate any loss to the importer? This I think would completely safeguard the health of animals in 'this country and it would save the innocent Canadian importer very serious losses. It is a matter that affects more than the health of animals and I wish the government would take the point into consideration. Hon. W. R, MOTHERWELL (Minister of Agriculture): I quite appreciate the embarrassing Position which some of our importers have been in with regard to the matter raised by my hon. friend. Since he last brought the question up I have inquired into the whole situation in minute detail, discussing it with the Minister of Public Works (Mr. King, Kootenay) who also is familiar with the difficulties that are complained of. Last week again I took the matter up with my staff, especially with Dr. Hilton, whom I requested to prepare for me a statement regarding these shipments, which are coming not only to Vancouver but to every other open port in Canada as well. I wanted to see whether the shipments were diminishing at all under the present policy. I recognize that the fault is with the shipping 'companies, but how to remedy the evil I have not been able so far to find out. I have been making inquiries with regard to their culpability. I might point out that they are subject to prosecution; but so far I have had no opinion from the Department of Justice. In the meantime, however, we are obtaining a compilation of shipments from each port. At the port of St. John the difficulty has been almost eliminated, there are few shipments arriving there in the prohibited packing material; but at Halifax the situation is different, the shipments of prohibited form are increasing and there is no indication of improvement, I have not had any report so far from Vancouver, and do not know yet what the condition is there. However, in co-operation with my colleagues, particularly with the Minister of Public Works and others, I hope to devise some effective method of meeting the situation, although I do not know at this time The Budget-Mr. Robb just what it will be. We are working on a policy now, and should our information indicate that these shipments are not coming in in as large numbers as before, the natural conclusion will be that in a few more weeks the situation will dear itself up. I am rather disposed to think that the evidence is in the opposite direction so far as the Atlantic ports are concerned.


CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Would it not be possible, in the case of the particular shipment to which I have referred, to permit the landing of the goods and their unpacking, afterwards destroying the packing material? This I should think would compose the difference between the department and the importer.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HEALTH OF ANIMALS REGULATIONS
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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

If there is evidence that these goods were shipped before the announcement was made as to what the rule would be after January 15, there would be a good claim. But my information is that there is no evidence of that nature.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HEALTH OF ANIMALS REGULATIONS
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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

In this case the shipment

was actually consigned in November.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HEALTH OF ANIMALS REGULATIONS
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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

I shall be glad to

look into the merits of that case.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HEALTH OF ANIMALS REGULATIONS
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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I must remind the House that questions before the Orders of the Day are called should be brief and to the point. This also applies to answers.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   HEALTH OF ANIMALS REGULATIONS
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THE BUDGET


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. ROBB (Acting Minister of Einance):

On Tuesday last the right hon. the leader of the opposition (Mr. Meighen) requested some further information regarding the revenues we expected as a result of tariff changes. I submit the following statement: Memorandum of Estimated Net Increases, Revenue:

Customs $ 914,618

The Special War Revenue Act 47,500

Export of electricity 400,000

Net increase $1,362,118

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic:   FURTHER INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY THE MINISTER.
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Could the minister not give the details of what he expects from each customs subject affected, both by way of addition and deduction?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic:   FURTHER INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY THE MINISTER.
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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Immigration and Colonization)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

I shall be able to give my hon. friend that information when we are in committee! He understands, it is purely an estimate based on last year's business.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic:   FURTHER INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY THE MINISTER.
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March 26, 1925