February 16, 1916

REPORT.


Report of the Board of Inquiry into the Cost of Living.-Mr. Reid.


QUESTIONS.


[Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.]


INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-GUYSBOR-


, OUG'H BRANCH.


LIB

John Howard Sinclair

Liberal

Mt. SINCLAIR:

Does the Government intend during the present year to commence construction of a branch line of the Intercolonial railway in Guysborough county?

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CON

Francis Cochrane (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCHRANE:

Owing to war conditions, it is not proposed to undertake this work at present.

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POWDER MILK FOR TROOPS.

L-C

Mr. HUGHES: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

1. Where is the milk obtained that is supplied to the troops at Charlottetown, P.E.I.?

2. Is it fluid or powder milk, and what price is paid for it?

3. How is powder milk made, and is there any cream in it?

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Samuel Hughes (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

Sir SAM HUGHES:

1. From J. Tobin & Co., Halifax, N.S.

2. (a) Powder milk, (b) 14* cents per pound.

3. (a) By a superheated process. (b) Powder milk which is the solids of milk with the water evaporated containing 23-8 per cent of fat which returns to its original element by the addition of water. Powder

milk is being used in all our mobilization camps, because it is much easier kept than milk, does not sour, and can be made quickly by the addition of water and in such quantities as are required. Can be used with tea, coffee and porridge. The liquid milk is not used for the reason that it would all have to be sterilized before use and the difficulty in keeping large quantities fresh and free from contamination.

106TH REGIMENT-SUPPLIES.

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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD:

Prom whom were tenders asked for supplies for provisions, meats, furnishings, stores and coal, respectively, in connection with the billet-ting of soldiers of the 106th Regiment at Pic-tou, Nova Scotia?

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L-C

Samuel Hughes (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

Sir SAM HUGHES:

Tenders for coal and wood were invited, by instructions from the War Purchasing Commission, from the following firms, except Noonan & Davis: Peter Brown & Son, D. W. English & Co., Chas. W. Ives, Geo. McKay, Noonan & Davis, Jas. Brennan, all of Pictou.

Tenders for jam were invited, by instructions from the War Purchasing Commission, from the following manufacturers of jam: T. Upton Co., Ltd., St. Catharines; E. D. Smith & Sons, Winona; Dominion Canners, Hamilton. Also by the General Officer Commanding, Halifax, from H. Neville, A. Simon.

Tenders for other supplies were all obtained by the General Officer Commanding 6th Division, Halifax, and forwarded to headquarters for approval. The following firms, all of Pictou, were invited to tender:

For meat: Pope Bros., Michael Maher,

John M. Murdock, T. Meagher.

For bread: Jas. D. McDonald, A. Simon.

For groceries: John Munro, J. R. McDonald, A. Simon, H. Neville.

For straw and forage: A. McG. Fraser,

Jas. Grant.

For chimney sweeping: Michael Mc-

Donald.

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CENSORS.

LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX:

Liberal

1. Who are the censors appointed at La Pointe au Pere, county of Rimouski?

2. What salaries do they receive?

3. Is the Government aware that one of these censors resides at RiviSre du Loup?

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L-C

Samuel Hughes (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

Sir SAM HUGHES:

No censors are now employed at La Pointe au Pere, the staff having been withdrawn on the closing of navigation.

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LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. What are the names of all parties employed as censors and decoders at Canso and Hazel Hill, N.S., and the respective amounts paid to each of said parties during the year 1915 ; also the home addresses and former employments of each of the said parties ?

2. Are any of said censors or decoders, while acting as such, permitted to engage in any other employment?

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Sir SAM HUGHES: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

1. Censor, H. A. Rice, $3,285, Canso, merchant.

Assistant censors-Major George W. Hart, $2,555, Canso, insurance agent; T. P. Hambling, $2,555, Canso, cable operator; George Self, $2,555, Canso, cable operator; E. P. Meagher, $2,555, Halifax, commercial traveller; Major G. W. Willis, $2,555, Halifax, insurance broker; J. McG. Rutherford; $2,555, Halifax, accountant.

Decoding clerks-Cecil Boyd, $1,228.50; Canso, cable operator; John Cousins, $1,228.50, Canso, clerk; Robert G. Fraser, $1,263.50, New Glasgow, journalist; E. Hadley, $1,228.50, Guysboro, N.S., clerk; F. H. Keating, $1,228.50, Mulgrave, foreman; A. H. MacDonald, $1,225.00, Sherbrooke, N.S., merchant; D. H. Sutherland, $1,228.50, River John, N.S., contractor.

2. The censorship staff work on an average of eight hours a day. The department has no evidence that these officers are engaged in any other duties than these.

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GENERAL JOHN CARSON.

LIB

Mr. PROULX:

Liberal

1. Does General John Carson, of Montreal, occupy an official position as representing the Government, or any member thereof, in England or elsewhere?

2. If so, what are his duties and salary?

3. What is the total amount that has been paid General Carson for salary and expenses to date?

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February 16, 1916