January 30, 1914

LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Recruiting is always easy when there is a will.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

I do not think that recruiting for the Royal Northwest Mounted Police has been easy in Canada during recent years.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

We always got a full supply in Canada. I am glad that so many of those who came from the British Islands were good men.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

Did not my right hon. friend obtain recruits in the British Islands?

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LIB
CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

I do not say yes, but that is my impression.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

It seems that we can get good officers, however, without going outside of Canada.

Civil Government - High Commissioner's Office, London, $45,955.

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LIB

George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

Many prognostications are being made in the newspapers as to who is to fill the office of High Commissioner, and we are unsettled as to who is to be the successor of the late High Commissioner. Can the right hon. Prime Minister give us any information?

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

Except in so far as my hon. friend can get relief from the newspapers, I am afraid he will have to remain unsettled at present.

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LIB
CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

The secretary.

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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

Is it the intention of the Government to permit the office to remain vacant for any considerable length of time?

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

Naturally the Government is disposed to fill an important office of this kind as soon as it can reasonably be done.

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LIB
CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

Up .to the present time, not one.

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LIB

Charles Murphy

Liberal

Mr. MURPHY:

Is there any intention on the part of the Government to change the location of the office in London? Has the Government given any attention to the purchase of -a site somewhere in the Strand, to the acquisition of which it is understood

that the late Lord Strathoona was very much opposed?

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

Does my hon. friend

refer to the Al-dwyeh site proposal?

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LIB
CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

The Government has not come to any conclusion in regard to securing a site in London beyond this: that for the time being at least we do not intend to take any steps in the matter without very careful consideration. Certain negotiations were had in regard to what is known as the Westminster Hospital site, but these negotiations have been discontinued, and no arrangements are pending with regard to any other site.

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LIB

George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

The ex-Governor General has taken quite an interest in one of the projects, and I am not prepared to say that I am not somewhat impressed with his arguments in reference thereto. Has the Government any correspondence in regard to the matter which might be fairly placed on the table?

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January 30, 1914