February 10, 1916

L-C

Samuel Hughes (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

Sir SAM HUGHES:

They were not appointed by us.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHELL INSPECTORS-STELLARTON.
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LIB
L-C

Samuel Hughes (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

Sir SAM HUGHES:

Nobody.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHELL INSPECTORS-STELLARTON.
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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD:

There were no inspectors?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHELL INSPECTORS-STELLARTON.
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L-C

Samuel Hughes (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

Sir SAM HUGHES:

None whatever.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHELL INSPECTORS-STELLARTON.
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LIB
L-C

Samuel Hughes (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

Sir SAM HUGHES:

No inspectors appointed; we had no more to do with it than the hon. member for Pictou (Mr. Mac-domald) had.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHELL INSPECTORS-STELLARTON.
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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD:

My question is a

simple question-who were appointed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHELL INSPECTORS-STELLARTON.
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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The question has been answered.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHELL INSPECTORS-STELLARTON.
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BALLOTS FOR OVERSEAS FORCES.

LIB

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

Liberal

1. Were ba'lots for the voting of Canadian overseas forces sent from Canada in 1915 to England?

2. If so, on what date, in what quantities, and in whose custody are they at present?

3. Was application made to the Officer Commanding the British Forces in Europe for leave to conduct the polling of votes among the Canadian Overseas Forces, in the event of an election in Canada? If so, was the application granted, and by whom and when?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BALLOTS FOR OVERSEAS FORCES.
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CON

Mr. MEIGHEN: (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. In compliance with the provisions of section 2 of chapter 11, Statutes of Canada, 1915, 70,000 ballots were sent by the Clerk

of the Crown in Chancery to the Secretary of the High Commissioner for Canada in London on the 20th April, 1915, and they are still in his custody.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. By section 4 of the statute, sections 2 and 3 were not to come into force until His Majesty in Council proclaimed them to be in force and such proclamation was published in the Canada Gazette. This proclamation was made on the 6th of May, 1915, and was published in the Canada Gazette of May 15, 1915.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BALLOTS FOR OVERSEAS FORCES.
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PURCHASE OF HORSES-MR. FALLIS.

LIB

Mr. McCRANEY:

Liberal

1. Has the attention of the Minister of Finance heen called to the following extract from a news item in the Ottawa Citizen of February 3, 1916:

"Mr. Fallis stated that desiring to conform to public opinion, he had decided to devote his profits of the horse sales, amounting to $1,880, to patriotic purposes and had forwarded a cheque for that amount to the commander of the Peel county Overseas Battalion to be used as he saw fit."

2. If so, is It the intention of the minister to request payment of the above amount to the Dominion Government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF HORSES-MR. FALLIS.
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CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

The Government is not aware that it has any claim upon the sum of money referred to.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF HORSES-MR. FALLIS.
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SHELL INSPECTORS-NEW GLASGOW.

LIB

Mr. MACDONALD:

Liberal

1. Have any inspectors of shells been dismissed from their work as inspectors of the shells produced by Cummings & Sons, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, since January 1, 1916?

2. If so, what are their names and for what cause?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHELL INSPECTORS-NEW GLASGOW.
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Samuel Hughes (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

Sir SAM HUGHES:

The Government has no information of inspectors of shells having been dismissed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHELL INSPECTORS-NEW GLASGOW.
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THE PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS FIRE-ALLEGED WARNING.

LIB

*Mr. LEMIEUX:

Liberal

1. Is the Government aware that the fol-i lowing despatch was published in the press of the United States and Canada on the 4th February last:

" Warning given three weeks ago of plot to

blow up Government Buildings in Canada.

Special to the New York Times.

" Providence, R. I., February 3.-The Providence Journal will preface its story of the Ottawa Parliament Buildings fire to-morrow morning with the following statement:

"The Providence Journal three weeks ago notified the Department of Justice that it had received information directly through employees of the German Embassy that the Parliament Houses of Ottawa, Rideau Hall, the home of the Governor General in Ottawa, and large munitions plants in Ontario were to be

the next objects of German attack on this continent, in the order named.

" The Journal, furthermore, notified the Department of Justice at the same time that the German Embassy had given instructions, that the work of destruction in American munitions plants should be temporarily suspended, and that the next move to be made would * give the people of Canada a few things to think about.'

" The statement was also made by embassy officials that the arrest of Paul Koenig and the prevention of the destruction of the Welland Canal, would only stimulate these activities in, Canada.

" This information, given by the Journal to the Government, was conveyed to the Journal through a channel which Government officers at once declared, when notified of the source, had to their knowledge been in constant touch with members of the German Embassy for many months past."

2. If so, did the Department of Justice receive any such information as above referred to?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS FIRE-ALLEGED WARNING.
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February 10, 1916