January 12, 1916

OF THE DEBATES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA SIXTH SESSION-TWELFTH PARLIAMENT 6-7 GEORGE V, 1916 VOL. CXXII COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM THE TWELFTH DAY OF JANUARY TO THE EIGHTEENTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1916, INCLUSIVE.


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MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR ROBERT LAIRD BORDEN


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AT THE OPENING OF THE SIXTH SESSION OF THE TWELFTH PARLIAMENT


President of the Privy Council and Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs (Prime Minister)... Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Laird Bouden, G.C.M.G.,


P.C., K.C., LL.D.


Minister of Trade and Commerce Rt. Hon. Sir George Eulas Poster, B.A., D.C.L.,


LL.D., K.C.M.G.


Without Portfolio Hon. Sir George Halsey Perley, B.A., K.C.M.G. Minister of the Interior and Superintendent General of Indian Affairs Hon. William James Roche, M.D., LL.D. Minister of Public Works Hon. Robert Rogers. Minister of Railways and Canals Hon. Francis Cochrane. Minister of Finance Hon. Sir William Thomas White, B.A., K.C.M.G. Postmaster General Hon. Th. Chase Casgrain, LL.D., K.C. Minister of Marine and Fisheries and Minister of the « Naval Service Hon. John Douglas Hazkn, B.A., B C.L., K.C. Minister of Justice Hon. Charles Joseph Doherty, K.C.,D.C.L.,LL.D. Minister of Militia and Defence Major General Sir Sam Hughes. Secretary of State and Minister of Mines__________Hon. Pierre Edouard Blondin. Minister of Labour Hon. Thomas Wilson Crothers, B.A., K.C. Minister of Inland Revenue Hon. E. L. Patenacde. Minister of Customs Hon. John Dowsley Reid, M.D. Without Portfolio Hon. Albert Edward Kemp. Without Portfolio Hon. Sir James Alexander Lougheed, K.C., Senator. Minister of Agriculture Hon. Martin Bcrrell. Solicitor General Hon. Arthur Meighen, B.A., K.C.


THE HOUSE OF COMMONS


Speaker Hon. Albert Sevigny Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees... Edgar N. Rhodes. Clerk of the House Thos. B. Flint, M.A., LL.B., D.C.L. Sergeant-at-Arms Lieut.-Col. Henry R. Smith, C.M.G., I.S.O.,



Editor of Debates Albert Horton. Associate Editor of Debates Thos. P. Owens. Official Reporters of Debates :- English : A. C. Campbell, George Simpson, Robert C. Dunbar, C. S. Blue, F. W. S. Galbraith, Earl G. Young, H. E. Oliver. French : J. 0. Marceau, Alphonse Desjardins. [DOT] Select Committee on Official Report of Debates. Messieurs Burnham, Descarries, Devlin, Sir George E. Foster, Gray, Hanna, L. A. Lapointe, Lavallee, Lemieux, Marcil, Sir George Perley, Rainville, Schaffner, and Taylor. Chairman : Jas. D. Taylor.


ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS


Sixth Session, Twelfth Parliament. - Achim, Honor£-Labelle. Alguire, Duncan Ohestes-Stormont. Ames, Herbert Brown-Montreal, St. Antoine. Armstrong, J. A. Macdonald-York, Ont., N. Riding. Armstrong, Joseph E. -Lambton, E. Riding. Arthurs, James-Parry Sound. Baker, George Harold-Brome. Ball, R. J.-Grey, S. Riding. Barnard, George Henry-Victoria, B.C. Barrette, Joseph Arthur-Bertbier. Boland, Hon. Henri S£verin-Beauee. Bellemare, A.-Maskinonge. Bennett, Richard Bedford-Calgary. Bennett, William H.-Simcoe, E. Riding. Best, John A.- Dufferin. Bickerdike, Robert-Montreal, St. Lawrence. Blain, Richard-Peel. Blondin, Hon. Pierre Edopard-Champlain. Boivin, George Henry Shefiord. Borden, Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Laird-Halifax. BoULAY, HERMENiGILDE-Rimouski. Bourassa, J. Boutin-Levis. Bowman, James-Huron, E. Riding. Boyce, Arthur Cyril-Algoma West. Boyer, Gustave-Vaudreuil. Boys, W. A.-South Simcoe. Brabazon, Gerald H.-Pontiac. Bradbury, George Henry-Selkirk. Bristol, Edmund-Toronto Centre. Broder, Hon. Andrew-Dundas. Brouillard, Ovide-Drummond and Arthabaska. Buchanan, William Ashbury-Medicine Hat. Bureau, Jacques-Three Rivers and St. Maurice. Burnham, John H.-Peterborough, W. Riding. Burrell, Hon. Martin-Yale-Cariboo. Cardin, Pierre Joseph Arthur-Richelieu. Carrick, John James-Thunder Bay and Rainy Riv. Carroll, W. F.-Cape Breton, South. Carvell, Frank Broadstreet -Carleton, N.B. Casgrain, Hon. Thomas Chase-Quebec County. Cash, Edward L.-Mackenzie. Chabot, .John Leo-Ottawa. Champagne, Albert-Battleford. Charlton, William Andrew-Norfolk. Chisholm, Alexander W.-Inverness. Chisholm, William-Antigonish. Clark, Hugh-Bruce, N. Riding. Clark, Michael-Red Deer. Clarke, Alfred Henry-Essex, S. Riding. Clarke, W. A.-Wellington, N. Riding.' Clements, Herbert Sylvester-Comox-Atlin. Cochrane, Hon. Francis-Nipissing. Cockshutt, William Foster-Brantford. Copp, Arthur Bliss-Westmorland. Cromwell, Frederick Robert-Compton. Crothers, Hon. Thomas Wilson-Elgin, W Riding. Cruise, Robert-Dauphin. Currie, John Allister-Simcoe, N. Riding. Davidson, Avard L.-Annapolis. Delisle, Michel Simeon-Portneuf. Demers, Marie Joseph-St. John and Iberville. Descarries, Joseph A.-Jacques Cartier. Devlin, Emmanuel B.-Wright. Doherty, Hon. Charles Joseph-Montreal, St. Anne. Donaldson, Samuel J.-Prince Albert. Douglas, James M.-Stratheona. Edwards, John Wesley-Frontenac. Elliott, George A.-Middlesex, N. Riding. Ethier, Joseph Arthur Calixte-Two Mountains. Fisher, John Henry-Brant. Forget, Sir Rodolphe-Charlevoix & Montmorency. Fortier, Edmond-Lotbini^re. Foster, Hon. Sir George Eulas-Toronto North. Fowler, George William-Kings and Albert. Fripp, Alfred Ernest-Ottawa.


LIST OP MEMBERS OP THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.


Gauthier, Louis Joseph. St. Hyacinthe. Gaumier, Louis Philippe-Gaspe. Gauvreau. Charles Arthur-Temiseouata. German, William Manley-Welland. Girard, Joseph-Chicoutimi and Saguenay. Glass, S. Francis-Middlesex, E. Riding. Gordon, David Alexander-Kent, E. Riding. Graham, Hon. George P.-Renfrew, S. Riding. Gray, William-London. Green, R. F.-Kootenay. Gcilbault, Joseph Pierre Octave-Joliette. Guthrie, Hugh-Wellington, S. Riding. Hanna, A. E.-Lanark, S. Riding. Hartt, Thomas A. -Charlotte. Hazen, Hon. John Douglas-St. John City and County. Henderson, Hon. David-Halton. Hepburn, Bernard Rickart-Prince Edward. Hughes, James Joseph-Kings, P.E.I. Hughes, Hon. Sir Sam-Victoria, Ont. Jameson, Clarence-Digby. Kay, William Frederick-Missisquoi. Kemp, Hon. Albert Edward-Toronto East. Knowles, William Erskine-Moosejaw. Kyte, George W.-Richmond, N.S. Lachance, Arthur-Quebec Centre. Laeortune, David A.-Montcalm. Laloii, Francis Ramsay-Haldimand. Lamarche, Paul Emile-Nicolet. LanctOt, Roch-Laprairie-Napierville. Lapointe, Ernest-Kamouraska. Lapointe, Louis A.-Montreal, St. James. Laurier, Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid-Quebec East, Soulanges. Lavall^e, Joseph Octave-Bellechasse. Law, Bowman Brown-Yarmouth. Lemieux, Hon. Rodolphe-Rouville. Lesperance, David Ovide-Montmagny. Lewis, Edward Norman-Huron, W. Riding. Loggie, William Stewart-Northumberland, N.B. Lovell, Charles Henry-Stanstead. Macdonald, Edward Mortimer-Pictou. Macdonell, Angus Claude-Toronto South. Maclean, Alexander K.-Halifax. Macleaii, William Findlay-York, Ont., S. Riding-MacNutt, Thomas-Saltcoats. McCoig, Archibyld Blake-Kent, W. Riding. McCraney, George E.-Saskatoon. McCrea, Francis N. -Sherbrooke. McCurdy, Fleming Blanchard-Shelburne and Queens. McKenzie, Daniel D.-Cape Breton, N. McLean, Angus A.-Queens, P.E.I. McLean, Hugh Havelock-Sunbury and Queens. McLeod, Harry F.-York N.B. McMillan, John Angus-Glengarry. Marcil, Hon. Chari es-Bona venture. Marcile, Joseph Edmond-Bagot. Marshall, David-Elgin, E. Riding. Martin, M^deric-Montreal, St. Mary's. Martin, William Melville-Regina. Meighen, Hon, Arthur-Portage la Prairie. Merner, Jonathan Joseph-Huron, S. Riding. Michaud, Pius-Victoria, N.B. Middlebko, William Sora-Grey, N. Riding. Mollot, John Patrick-Provencher. Mondou, A. A.-Yamaska. Morphy, H. B.-Perth, N. Riding. Morris, James-Chftteauguay. Morrison, A.-Macdonald. Munson, Charles Arthur-Northumberland, Ont., W. Riding. Murphy, Hon. Charles-Russell. Neely, Davis Bradley-Humboldt. Nesbitt, Edward Walter-Oxford, N. Riding. Nicholson, Donald-Queens, P.E.I. Nickle, William Folger-Kingston. Northrup, William Barton-Hastings, E. Riding. Oliver, Hon. Frank-Edmonton. Osler, Sir Edmund Boyd-Toronto West. Paoaud, Lucien Turcotte-Megantic. Paptneau, Louis J.-Beauharnois. Paquet, Eugene-L'lslet. Pardee, Frederick Forsyth-Lambton.W. Riding. Patenaude, Hon. E. L., Hochelaga. Paul, William James-Lennox and Addington. Pelletier, Hon. Louis Philippe-Quebec County. Perley, Hon. Sir George Halsey-Argenteuil. Porter, Edward Guss-Hastings, W. Riding. Power, William-Quebec West. Pkoulx, Edmond-Prescott. Pugsley, Hon. William-St. John City. Rainvillb, Joseph Hormisdas-Ohambly and Ver-cheres. . Reid, James-Restigouche. Reid, Hon. John D.-Grenville. Rhodes, Edgar N.-Cumberland. Robb, James Alexander-Huntingdon. Robidoux, Ferdinand Joseph-Kent, N. B. Roche, Hon. William James-Marquette. Roohon, G£d£on-Terrebonne. Rogers, Hon. Robert-Winnipeg. Ross, Duncan Campbell-Middlesex, W. Riding. Sohaffner, Frederick Laurence-Souris. Scott, Frank Stewart-South Waterloo. Seguin, Paul Arthur-L'Assomption. Sevigny, Albert-Dorchester. Sexsmith, John A.-Peterborough, E. Riding. Sharpe, Samuf.l-Ontario, N. Riding. Shepherd, Francis Henry-Nanaimo. Sinclair, John H.-Guysborough. Smith,William-Ontario, S. Riding. Smyth, William Ross-Algoina, E. Riding. Stanfield, John-Colchester.


LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.


vii Steele, Michael-Perth, S. Riding. Stevens, Henry Herbert-Vancouver. Stewart, Dugald-Lunenburg. Stewart, Thomas Joseph-Hamilton West. Sutherland, Donald-Oxford, S. Riding. Taylor, James Davis-New Westminster. Thoburn, William-Lanark, N. Riding. Thompson, Alfred-Yukon Territory. Thomson, Levi-Qu'Appelle. Thornton, Charles Jonas-Durham. Tobin, Edmund William-Richmond and Wolfe. Tremain, Hadley B.-Hants. Truax, Reuben E.-Bruce, S. Riding. Tcrgeon, Onesiphore-Gloucester. Turriff, John Gillandkrs-Assiniboia. Verville, Alphonse-Maisonneuve. Walker, Henry Joseph-Northumberland, Ont., E. Riding. Wallace, Thomas George-Yotk, Out., Centre, Warnock, David-Macleod. Webster, John-Brockville. Weiohel, William George-Waterloo, N. Riding White, Gerald Vernkii-Renfrew, N. Riding. White, William Henry-Victoria, Alta. White, Hon. Sir W. T.-Leeds. Wilcox, Oliver J.-Essex, N. Riding. Wilson, Charles Avila-Laval. Wilson, Gordon Crooks-Wentworth. Wright, William-Muskoka.


January 12, 1916