March 6, 1912

QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


ASSISTANT ELECTRICIAN CUILLERIER.

LIB

Mr. BOYER:

Liberal

1. Have any charges or complaints been made to the Department of Railways and Canals against assistant electrician Cuillerier P

2. If so, has any report as to such complaints or charges been made to the department by the chief electrician on the Sou-langes Canal P

3. If such charges or reports have been made, does the government intend to make an inquiry as to the truth of the same?

4. If such inquiry should be made by whom will it be considered, and when anil where will it be held?

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CON

Mr. COCHRANE: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. Answered by Number One.

3. Answered by Number One.

4. As no charges have been made, it has not been necessary to decide when and where and by whom an inquiry will be held.

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NAVAL DEFENCE OF PACIFIC COAST.


* Mr. MACDONALD: - 1. Is the government aware as to whether or not a resolution in the following terms has been adopted by the legislature of British Columbia: Whereas the government of Canada has decided that any scheme of naval defence to be effective, must be by co-operation with the mother country and the other parts of the Empire; therefore, he it resolved, that the Dominion government be urged that, in view of the great importance for the immediate and adequate protection of the Pacific coast of Canada, the question of naval defence be considered at the earliest possible date? 2. Has the attention of the government been called to any_such resolution? 3. If so, has the government been informed as to whether or not such a resolution was adopted on the motion of the Premier of British Columbia, Mr. McBride? 4. Has a copy of such resolution been received by this government from the government of British Columbia? 5. If so, does the government propose to move along the lines suggested in said resolution? If so, when? If not, why not?


CON

Mr. HAZEN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. The government has no information as to the mover of this resolution.

4. Yes.

5. When the government has formulated its naval policy, it will lay it before parliament.

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DISMISSALS.

LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX:

Liberal

1. Has M. J. Lepage, Esq., preventive officer in His Majesty's Customs at Rimouski, been dismissed? If so, at whose request, and for what cause?

2. Is the Minister of Customs aware that this officer is said to have denied under oath having taken any part in elections?

3. Has he been denied the right of an official investigation? If so, why?

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CON

Mr. REID (Grenville) : (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. M. J. Lepage, collector of customs, Rimouski, has been dismissed for active political partisanship, on the statement of the member for parliament for Rimouski.

2. No.

3. The usual course has been followed in this case, the charge having been made

I by a member of parliament.

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LIB
CON

Mr. REID (Grenville): (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes. . ' .

2. On the recommendation of the Minister of Customs for alleged violation of the Canada Temperance Act.

3. There was an information laid against Mr. Chubb before a commissioner of the parish of St. George civil court. Mr. Chubb states that the facts in this case were that his son, who was working in the store with him, sent to St. John for three bottles of whisky for some of hisi neighbours about Christmas time, and that he was not personally accountable for the ordering or the distribution of the liquor, but as he did not desire to figure in the courts, he sent his son to St. George before the trial and paid the fine of $50 and $7 expenses. Mr. Chubb's statement is confirmed by one of the neighbours, who describes himself as a Liberal.

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Mr. LEMIFTJX:

1. Has Louis Pouliot, of A.mqui, been dismissed? If so, what was the cause of his dismissal ? _

2. Has an investigation taken place? If not, why not?

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CON

Mr. PELLETIER: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. (a) Yes.

(b) Political partisanship.

2. (a) No. [DOT]

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THOMAS HALE, WESTVILLE.

L-C

Air. MACDONALD:

Liberal-Conservative

1. Who has been appointed to succeed Thomas Hale, of Westville in the county of Piotou, as correspondent of the ' Labour Gazette '?

2. If none has been appointed yet, will anyone be appointed?

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Mr. CROTHERS: (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Lawrence Howard McKenzie.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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MOTIONS AGREED TO WITHOUT DISCUSSION.


For a copy of the news sent up to date to Magdalen Island by the weekly correspondent appointed by the Postmaster General; also for a copy of the instructions given said correspondent ait 'the time of his appointment.-Mr. Lemieux. For a copy of all letters, oomplaints, charges, and other papers and documents in the possession of the Post Office Department relating to Tracadie road post office, Guys-borough county, Nova Scotia,-Mr. Sinclair.


March 6, 1912