June 4, 1914

REPORT PRESENTED.


Report of the Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada.-Hon. George E. Foster.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


INSURANCE COMPANY RIMOUSKI MUTUELLE.

LIB

Mr. BELAND:

Liberal

1. Was the Government made aware that the Insurance Company Rimouski Mutuelle had, before its winding up, as alleged, given up a certain proportion of its policies to the York Fire Insurance Company of Toronto and to the Midland Fire Insurance Company of Brandon, Manitoba?

2. Did the Government inspector report on these alleged facts?

3. Is the Government aware that the Company Rimouski Mutuelle is said to have received certain amounts paid by the above mentioned companies and intended to indemnify policyholders who had sustained losses through Are, and that these amounts have been retained by said company for two months at least previous to its being wound up?

4. Is not inspection by the Government intended to prevent such irregularities?

5. Is it the intention of the Government to appoint within a short time, a special inspector with instructions to investigate the management of the Companies Rimouski Mutuelle and Ontario Mutual?

This question was answered yesterday, but I should like to ask the Minister of Finance to look into this matter a little more carefully. Although he said that he was going to appoint a-special inspector, this is a special case and from the public point of view as well as from the point of view of those who sustained losses, I think that an inspector should be appointed. As the Postmaster General 303i

knows, this is a very serious matter from the public point of view in the province of Quebec.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INSURANCE COMPANY RIMOUSKI MUTUELLE.
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CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. W. T. WHITE:

At present I see no necessity for an investigation on the part of the Government. I understand that in respect of at least one of the companies tuere is a provision under the Winding Up Act for any investigation of irregularities. I shall be glad, however, to take what my hon. friend has said into consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INSURANCE COMPANY RIMOUSKI MUTUELLE.
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QUEBEC JUDGES.


On the Orders of the Day being called:


LIB

Charles Arthur Gauvreau

Liberal

Mr. GAUVREAU:

I desire to ask the

Minister of Justice, first, whether or not there is any truth in the report that Judge Cimon has sent in his resignation; second, if it is true that Judge Belleau will be transferred from the district of Kamou-raska to the district of Beauce; third, if when the minister appoints a new judge for the district of Kamouraska he will insist that the judge shall reside at Fraserville.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC JUDGES.
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CON

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

With regard to the first question, I have not as yet received the resignation of Mr. Justice Cimon. As to the second question, is Mr. Justice Belleau to be transferred, it is a good rule not to get on with the new love until you are off with the old, and Mr. Justice Cimon has not resigned.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC JUDGES.
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LIB

Charles Arthur Gauvreau

Liberal

Mr. GAUVREAU:

The newspaper says that Judge Cimon has resigned.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC JUDGES.
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CON

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

I have not yet received his resignation.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC JUDGES.
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LIB
CON

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

Most assuredly I have no resignation in blank. As regards the last question, I might point out that the residence of the judges is determined by the legislation of the provinces.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC JUDGES.
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LIB

Charles Arthur Gauvreau

Liberal

Mr. GAUVREAU:

The Minister of Justice in making the appointment will see that the law is strictly observed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC JUDGES.
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CON

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

I shall certainly do all the law says the Minister of Justice should do to see that the law is observed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC JUDGES.
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BRITISH NATIONALITY NATURALIZATION.


Consideration in Committee of Bill No. 173, respecting British Nationality naturalization and aliens, Mr. Doherty-resumed from May 30; Mr. Blondin in the Chair.



On new section 19-procedure and evidence in different provinces:


June 4, 1914