April 22, 1925

CON

Hon. Mr. TOLMIE:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many years has the Pelagic Sealing Treaty, signed at Washington July 7, 1911, yet to run?

2. Under what conditions can it be terminated?

3. What territory does the treaty cover?

4. Has there been any marked increase in the seal herds since the treaty went into effect?

5. If so, what are the figures?

6. How much revenue has been derived from this source by the government of Canada since the treaty was signed ?

7. For what purpose has this revenue been used?

8. Is it the intention of the government to ask for the termination of this treaty?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PELAGIC SEALING TREATY
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LIB

Hon. Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. Term is indefinite.

2. By twelve months' written notice given by one or more of the parties thereto to all of the others at any time after December 15, 1925.

3. The portion of the North Pacific Ocean north of the 30th parallel of north latitude, Behring sea, Kamchatka sea, Okhotsk sea and Japan sea.

4. Yes.

5. On the United States Seal islands-the Pribilof islands-the seal census of 1912 showed that there were 215,738 seals there. In 1924 the number was 697,158. Similar data is not available for the Russian and Japanese islands.

6. $694,548.16.

7. $60,663.75 thereof was used to pay amounts awarded to claimants found to be damnified by the treaty. The balance went into consolidated revenue.

8. The matter has for some time been engaging the attention of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PELAGIC SEALING TREATY
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CUSTOMS REVENUE FOR 1925

LIB

Mr. McCREA:

Liberal

1. What was the total revenue of Canada for the j'ear ending March 31, 1925, from all sources under the control of the Customs department?

2. Does this include every source of cash contributions ?

3. If not, what are the other sources of cash contributions ?

4. How much of this revenue is contributed by each of the nine provinces, giving each source of revenue separately?

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Subtopic:   CUSTOMS REVENUE FOR 1925
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LIB

Hon. Mr. CARDIN (for the Minister of Customs): (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

1. $305,945,251.35.

2. Yes.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4.

Questions

Province Import Duty Excise Taxes Excise Duties Sundry Collections Income War Tax Business Profits War Tax Total$ cts. $ cts. $ cts. $ cts S cts. S cts. $ cts.Nova Scotia.... 2,646,110 74 1,425,189 13 34,350 02 29,790 09 \ 847,525 14 28,334 55 5,271,047 70P. E. Island 136,526 17 83,297 51 39,158 93 765 42 New' Brunswick. 4,349,091 95 1,259,616 44 220,357 69 27,743 87 754,373 89 24,516 71 6,635,700 55Quebec 32,760,989 41 30,207,311 32 28,147,605 27 288,996 18 19,445,059 74 690,377 07 111,540,338 99Ontario 56,168,585 99 41,107,142 42 8,398,022 07 277,240 00 25,765,482 06 1,513,661 31 133,230,133 85Manitoba 6,854,637 41 4,126,180 53 869,537 43 41,183 25 3,477,069 32 153.817 53 15,522,425 47Saskatchewan... 1,239,606 05 913,898 99 49,702 1-1 16,908 34 872,028 03 51,239 03 3,143,382 58Alberta 2,594,436 37 1,949,513 25 591,438 26 10,690 38 1,163,911 16 48,368 00 6,358,355 42British Colum- bia 13,387,030 58 5,179,585 07 632,607 77 60,800 31 3,855,447 21 192,969 48 23,308,440 4294,557 74 24,421 83 2,311 65 66,596 36 187,887 58Preventive Ser- 422,553 01 422,553 013,741 93 3,741 93Department of Customs and 311,357 45 1,184 15 312,541 60British P.O. Par- 6,798 38 1,903 87 8,702 25

Total 120,238,370 79 86,589,417 81 38,982,779 58 1,183,908 58 56,247,492 91 2,703,281 68 305,945,251 35

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CUSTOMS REVENUE FOR 1925
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ASSINIBOIA-TELEGRAPH OFFICE

PRO

Edward Nicholas Hopkins

Progressive

Mr. HOPKINS:

L Does this government operate a telegraph office in the town of Assiniboia in the province of Saskatchewan?

2. If so, what is the yearly expenditure, and what are the yearly receipts?

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Subtopic:   ASSINIBOIA-TELEGRAPH OFFICE
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PRO

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay):

Progressive

1. Yes.

2. Fiscal year 1923-1924: (a) $1,644; (b) $41.58.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ASSINIBOIA-TELEGRAPH OFFICE
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YUKQN BUFFALO HERD

CON

Mr. BLACK (Yukon):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is it a fact that the government, on the request and recommendation of Mr. Robert Lowe of Yukon, is about to transport to Yukon and establish there a herd of buffalo or bison; and when will such action be taken?

2. If so, how many of such animals are to be sent to Yukon?

3. In what part of the territory will such herd be established?

4. Are they to be kept in corrals or allowed to roam

at large ?

5. Will keepers be employed to take care of them, if so, how many?

0. Has this undertaking the approval of the gentleman said by the government to be now engaged in framing policy for administration along lines that will protect natives and conserve wild life?

7. What is the object of such proposed undertaking?

8. What is the estimated approximate cost of such undertaking?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   YUKQN BUFFALO HERD
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. No.

2 to 8. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   YUKQN BUFFALO HERD
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MR. L. M. FORTIER

CON

Mr. BLACK (Halifax):

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was Mr. L. M. Fortier representing the government when taking over Fort Anne park as per terms of minutes?

2. Was he authorized by the government to close the road around the ramparts, built by the citizens for one-way vehicular traffic?

3. If so, on what date was this ruling made, and what is the ruling?

4. Was any investigation promised by Mr. Harkin?

5. If so, on what date was it held and who were present?

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Subtopic:   MR. L. M. FORTIER
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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Mr. Fortier was appointed Honorary Superintendent of the park in April, 1917 The park was established by order in council, dated the 24th January, 1917. Mr. Fortier was not acting as a representative of the Department of the Interior at the time of the establishment of the park.

2. The road around the ramparts has not been closed to one-way horse drawn vehicles. It has not been thrown open under the park? regulations for motor traffic. The parks regulations in regard to the use of motor vehicles provide as follows:

A motor vehicle shall be permitted to enter any park only via such roads and to be driven on such roads and streets throughout a park as the minister shall have designated or shall from time to time designate.

Mr. Fortier, as departmental representative, is responsible for seeing that the parks regulations are enforced in the park. No specific instructions were issued in connection with prohibiting the use of this road by motor vehicles.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. When a protest was received against not allowing this road to be used by motor vehicles, the informant- was advised that the matter was being thoroughly looked into by the department.

5. The department has been gathering information and if it is considered necessary to have an official of head office investigate on

Questions as Orders for Returns

the ground, such investigation will be ordered.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MR. L. M. FORTIER
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

COST OF PUBLIC PRINTING

CON

Mr. SUTHERLAND:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What is the total amount spent by the present government since coming into office for public printing, aside from that done by the Printing Bureau?

2. What are the names of the firms or individuals awarded this printing, what amount of work was done by each, and at what price each year since the coming into power of the present government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   COST OF PUBLIC PRINTING
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GOVERNMENT WHARF AT LOCKEPORT

CON

George Burpee Jones

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. JONES:

L Did the government acquire by purchase or otherwise since 1921, a wharf property at Lockeport, Nova Scotia ?

2. When was it acquired and from whom?

3. What was the price of the property?

4. Have any repairs or additions been made to the property since it was acquired ?

5. If so, when were the same made, and what was the cost thereof?

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PRO

John Warwick King

Progressive

Hon. Mr. KING (Kootenay):

I notice that under "Notices of Motion for Production of Papers" this same information is being asked for in the form of an order for return. I would ask that the question be dropped:

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April 22, 1925