I am advised by the officers of my department that the men and officers of ' C ' Battery have already been paid all they are entitled to under the Act of last session, by which the money was voted to the contingents serving iu South Africa.
SENDING OF MILITIA TO VALLEYFIELD. Mr. PUTTEE asked :
1. Who was responsible for the sending of militia from Montreal to Valleyfteld, Que., on October 25 last, the arrival of which precipitated a strike by the employees of the cotton mills?
2. Was the Militia Department consulted, or did it give consent to the despatch of further troops two days later?
3. In the riot that followed consequent upon the arrival of these troops, were any of the men seriously injured?
4. At whose expense were these military operations carried out, and have the accounts teen settled?