January 31, 1912

LIB
LIB

John Yeo

Liberal

Has J. E.

Laforce, farmer, of the county of Rimoueki, been appointed immigration agent by the government? If not, does he hold any employment whatever in the service of the government, and what is his salary ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF J. E. LAFORCE.
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CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS.

As far as the Department, of the Interior is concerned, no.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF J. E. LAFORCE.
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DISMISSALS.

LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX:

Liberal

1. Is the Minister of Railways and Canals aware that Alfred Couture, of Cansapscal, one of the employees on the Intercolonial railway, has been dismissed without investigation?

2. Has an investigation been asked by said Alfred Couture. If so, has it been refused?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSALS.
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CON
LIB
CON

Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Truman Gass was first employed as cleaner at Truro, on the 20th October, 1910, but only as a temporary employee.

2. He was dropped on the 30tih November, 1911, ias he failed to pass the doctor's examination and could not become 'an employee .in accordance with the Provident Fund Act.

3. There was no charge preferred and no investigation held.

4. Answered by number three.

5. Eight cleaners have been taken into the employ at Truro between the 10th October, 1911 and the 25th January, 1912.

6. Roy Campbell, November 20, 1911 Edward Nichols, November 23, 1911; George Stewart, December 4, 1911; Chas. Chute, December 6, 1911; Oscar Macdonald, December 9, 1911; Foster Dart, December 11, 1911; Harry McLeod, January 3, 1912; Win. Scothern, January 11, 1912.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSALS.
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LIB

Mr. MACLEAN (Halifax) :

Liberal

1. Has the Postmaster General been requested to dismiss from office Mr. Charles McEachern, postmaster at West Tatama-gouche, Colchester county, N.S.?

2. If so, upon what grounds are such requests made, and has (Mr. McEachern been dismissed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSALS.
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Mr. PELLETIER: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. (>a) On the ground of active partisanship and inconvenient site of office.

(b) No. Matter under consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSALS.
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LIB

Mr. KYTE:

Liberal

1. Has W. W. Payson, postmaster at Deep Brook,' Annapolis, N.S., been dismissed?

2. If so, what are the charges upon which he was dismissed, and was any opportunity given the accused to disprove them?

3. Who asked to have the dismissal made?

. L Will the Postmaster General grant an inquiry into the truth of the charges?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSALS.
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CON

Louis-Philippe Pelletier (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PELLETIER:

1, 2, 3 and 4. Charges of active partisanship have been preferred against the postmaster and the matter is under inquiry.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DISMISSALS.
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THE PRINTING BHREAH.

LIB

Charles Murphy

Liberal

*Mt. MURPHY:

Have the weekly consultation meetings between the King's Printer and the heads of the several branches at the Printing Bureau been continued since October 10, 1911?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE PRINTING BHREAH.
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LIB

William Roche

Liberal

Mr. ROCHE:

No.

* Mr. MURPHY:

1. Have any changes been made in the duties of any of the employees of the Printing Bureau since October 10, 1911?

2. If so, what are the names of the employees affected by such changes?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE PRINTING BHREAH.
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LIB

INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-INQUIRY OF JEFFREY BOURQUE.

LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX:

Liberal

1. Is the government aware that Mr. Jeffrey Bourque, of Lac au Saumon. P.Q., a switchman in the employment of the Intercolonial railway, is said to have sustained serious injuries in the discharge of his duty at the Intercolonial railway stationyard at Camp-bellton, N.B., on the 17th November, 1911?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-INQUIRY OF JEFFREY BOURQUE.
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Mr. COCHRANE. (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

2. Has any claim for damages, or request for steady employment been made to the government by the said Jeffrey Bourque, or any other person on his behalf by reason of the said accident?

3. Has any report been made to the government or Railway Department by any of the Intercolonial railway officials in connection with above accident? If so, when, by whom,

ud what are the contents thereof?

4. Has the government or Railway Department paid any damages or offered any settlement, or any steady employment on the intercolonial railway, to the said Jeffery Bourque, or does it intend to do so? If so, when.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-INQUIRY OF JEFFREY BOURQUE.
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Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Yes. By bis father P. Bourque, in letters dated November 19th, 1911, December 1st, 1911, January 17th, 1912, also a letter addressed to the Honourable Minister from Mr. H. Boulay, M.P., recommend-: ing that something be done in the case of Mr. Bourque's son.

3. Yes. By telegraph message dated 17th November, 1911, the date of the accident, from the General Superintendent, addressed to the chairman of the Managing Board, stating that while yardman J. Bourque was assisting weighing car in Campbellton yard early this morning and holding on side ladder, struck switch approaching the scale and was thrown under wheels of car, cutting his right arm off.

4. No damages have been paid nor settlement offered. Bourque is not yet able to work; he has been paid weekly benefits from the date he was injured as follows:- Three dollars per week in addition to which the Insurance Association will pay hospital expenses and for surgical attendance at Campbellton. The payments will be continued until he is able to go to work, provided time does not exceed 26 weeks.

The Managing Board has under consideration the matter of providing Mr. Bourque with employment when he is able to return to work.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-INQUIRY OF JEFFREY BOURQUE.
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January 31, 1912