February 12, 1915

LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. Has the Government paid, or agreed to pay, any sum to the legal representatives of Walter Smith, who was killed, and to Charles Dorsch who was wounded by three militiamen, at or near Fort Erie, on the 28th of December last?

2. If so, what are the terms of the statement?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FORT ERIE SHOOTING CASE.
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CON

Sir ROBERT BORDEN: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. The Government have paid $10,000 to the mother of Walter Smith, and $5,000 to Charles Dorsch as an act of grace for the shooting which occurred at Fort Erie on the 28th December, 1914. The sum of $2,250 has been paid for legal and other expenses incurred by the parties.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FORT ERIE SHOOTING CASE.
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CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND.

LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. What are the names and addresses of the persons employed to administer and distribute the Canadian Patriotic Fund?

2. What salary is paid to each?

3. What was the total amount paid for salaries and expenses up to February X, 1915?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND.
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

The Government has no information on this subject; but it can easily be procured by application to the Association. The Association carries on its work under chapter 8 of the Statutes passed at the last session of Parliament, by which His Royal Highness the Governor General, the Lieutenant Governors of each of the provinces, the Prime Minister, and the leader of the Opposition of the Parliament of Canada, the Prime Ministers of the several provinces, and a number of other gentlemen were constituted into a body corporate under the name of

the Canadian Patriotic Fund. The objects of the corporation and the purposes for which it was formed have been fully set forth in the Act alluded to.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND.
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS.


Mr. Delisle: For a return showing how many persons of German nationality are employed in-the several departments of the Federal Government, in what official capacity they are employed and the salaries they receive respectively. Mr. McCraney: For a return showing how many applications for seed grain have been received from residents of the three Prairie provinces since June, 1914; how many bushels of grain were included in the applications; how many acres of land were to be seeded by the grain applied for; how many bushels of wheat, oats and barley, respectively, the Government has on hand with which to meet the applications ; if arrangements have been made under which the several provincial governments will assist in meeting the needs of the settlers for seed grain. On motion of Sir Robert Borden, the House adjourned at 6 p.m. Monday, February 15, 1915.


February 12, 1915