June 6, 1905

LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

It was published last week.

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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

Has the Minister of Militia any information to give about the selection of a site in Montreal for a military school ? We hear a great many stories

on the street, but I would like to have something authoritative from the minister ?

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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

I am very glad to hear the statement made by the Minister of Militia, and I trust the deputation from the city of Montreal -will wait on him as soon as possible, because I strongly favour the idea of having a military school and a permanent corps established in Montreal so

that the regiments in that city anti its vicinity may be afforded facilities of instruction. Would my hon. friend say what is the school he intends to have in Montreal when the question of site is decided ? How many men will be there, and what is going to be done there altogether ?

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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

There will be a company of infantry to begin with. I think there will also be a company of garrison artillery, but of that I cannot speak positively at present. There will be a certain number of engineers, of course.

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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

How many men altogether 1

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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

Between 200 or 300 of a permanent force.

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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

And the different officers of the battalions in that district will go there to train ?

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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

Yes, whenever they require to do so.

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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

So that there will be altogether probably 300 or 400 men ?

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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

I would think so.

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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

What will become of the infantry school in St. John ? I understand that' it will be devoted entirely to cavalry ?

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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

Yes. At St. John there will be stationed permanent-1;, a squadron of cavalry-120 men and horses.

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CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

Under this item I would like the minister to provide me with some information in regard to the new rifle range which is being built at Sussex. For instance, who is the inspector of the rifle range, what are his qualifications for the post, what will his pay be, and how much time is he supposed to devote per day to the inspection? When the armoury was built at Sussex, the inspector of that work was a person who had no qualification whatever for the position. He was not a builder or contractor in either stone work or wood work, but a merchant tailor. I trust that the minister has taken the precaution in this particular ease to procure a man for the position who has some qualification for it, and therefore I would like him to say who is appointed?

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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

I cannot remember the name, but it seems to me that the gentleman appointed is a lawyer, a prominent member of the militia, a very good rifle shot, and one who has devoted a good deal of time to that branch of the work. I may be wrong, but I will bring the information which my hon. friend wants.

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CON

Joseph Gédéon Horace Bergeron

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BERGERON.

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CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

The ipinister may be right as to the profession, but he is wrong as to the qualifications. He has evidently been misinformed. I would like him to say who recommended the gentleman. Was it the person who has the patronage of the county?

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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

The officer of the department is supposed to have satisfied himself as to the fitness of the man before recommending him. However. I will look into this case and give my hon. friend all the information I can.

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CON

George William Fowler

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOWLER.

I would like also' to be informed as to the length of time the contract is supposed to occupy. The minister will remember that the building of the armoury took about four times as long as the contract provided for. The contract price was $4,000 and there was something like $1,900 paid for inspection.

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LIB

Frederick William Borden (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal

Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.

That must have been done in the Public Works Department.

Mr. FOWLER, It was. I do not assume that the minister did that, but I want to warn him.

For manufacture of reserve ammunition at Dominion arsenal, $75,000.

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June 6, 1905