January 20, 1916

CON

Auguste-Charles-Philippe-Robert Landry (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I understand that the hon gentleman is speaking to a question of privilege.

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Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I just wish to accept the explanation-

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LIB
CON

Auguste-Charles-Philippe-Robert Landry (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The Solicitor General (Mr. Meighen) says he wishes to make a personal explanation.

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LIB
CON

Auguste-Charles-Philippe-Robert Landry (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I think it according to the rules and practice of the House that an Ron. member is entitled to make a personal explanation before the Orders of the Day are called.

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Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

I accept the explanation of the hon. gentleman that he had not read the evidence. I assumed, of course, that before he complained of the evidence and based an attack on the integrity of a judge upon it, he would have read it. I now quite accept his explanation, and understand better than ever why he made that attack.

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William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

I wish to make a personal explanation in answer to my hon. friend. Let me say that while I had not read the evidence in official form, I did read it in the press as it came out, and the newspapers contained very full reports of w.hat occurred from day to day.

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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

No, but newspapers published in Victoria, where the examination took place. And let me say that an examination of such of the evidence as the hon .gentleman has read confirms me in

that opinion and justifies the remark 1 made.

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WRECK OF THE PILOT.


✓ On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Charles Arthur Gauvreau

Liberal

Mr. C. A. GAUVREAU (Temiscouta):

I desire to read to the House telegrams received this morning concerning the total wreck of the steamer Pilot on Red Island. In reading the first of these telegrams, I wish it to be a correction of the telegram read yesterday by the Postmaster General (Mr. Oasgrain) from Mr. Thom. Mr. Thom says in this telegram:

Forced to hire Mahone as they did nothing and she was dismantled.

I wired down to Dr. Parrot, president of the Trans-St. Laurent Navigation Co., and here is the telegram received from him this morning. In justice to the company, I think I should be allowed to read it:

Riviere du Roup Station, Que.,

January 21.

C. A. Gauvreau, M.P.,

Ottawa.

Mahone ready twenty-four hours after accident. Arrangements made with Thompson for the rescue of passengers now safe on Red Island. An attempt to reach them failed yesterday on account of the strong wind. Will try again to-day with calm seas. Lots ot ice. Mahone will live up to her reputation and will save the passengers.

This was received early this morning, and coming into this House at three O'clock to-day I was handed a telegram from Dr. Parrot, which I translate as follows:

Passengers and crew of pilot have been all saved this morning by the Mahone.

I hope the Postmaster General will be pleased to hear that news. And, if permitted, now that the Pilot is a total wreck,

I would ask the Postmaster General if he is going to give back to the Mahone-

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order:

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Auguste-Charles-Philippe-Robert Landry (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

These last remarks of

the hon. gentleman are certainly out of order.

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LIB

Charles Arthur Gauvreau

Liberal

Mr. GAUVREAU:

It is only a question I wish to put, and I think that at this stage of the proceedings I have the right to ask a question.

Mr.'SPEAKER: Order.

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LIB
CON

Auguste-Charles-Philippe-Robert Landry (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member is

not denied the right to ask a question; that is his right and is conceded.

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LIB

Charles Arthur Gauvreau

Liberal

Mr. GAUVREAU:

I beg you to allow me to ask a question of the Postmaster General.

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Auguste-Charles-Philippe-Robert Landry (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I understand that the

hon. member has already put his question to the Postmaster General, and the case is closed. '

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January 20, 1916