February 23, 1916

REPORT.


Report of the Secretary of State for External Affairs for the year ended March 31, 1915.-Sir Robert Borden.


CRIMINAL CODE AMENDMENT.


Mr. PUGSLEY (for Mr. W. M. Martin) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 38, to amend the Criminal Code. Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS.


[Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.]


APPOINTMENTS.

LIB

Mr. MACDONALD:

Liberal

1. How many men have been taken from other railways and placed in positions, with $900 a year and over, on the Intercolonial railway between April 1, 1913, and December 31, 1915?

2. What are the names of the men so employed ?

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Subtopic:   APPOINTMENTS.
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CON

Mr. REID: (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. There are eighteen such men now' in the employ of the Intercolonial Railway.

2. Engineering department: C B. Brown, A. T. McDonald, F. S. Wilkins, G. C. LSght-ner, L. H. Robinson, A. D. W. Cuthbert, James Pullar, II. T. Rhul, L. Broussean, T. L. Landers, G. C. Perkins, A. H. Jones, J. E. Long.

Operating department: J. K. McNeillie, A. C. Barker, William Charles Roberts.

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Traffic department: C. A. Hayes.

Mechanical department: George E. Smart.

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Subtopic:   APPOINTMENTS.
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HORSES FOR FRENCH GOVERNMENT.

L-C

Mr. HUGHES: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

1. Where is the French Government purchasing: horses in Canada?

2. What are the names and addresses of the parties representing the French Government in the matter?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HORSES FOR FRENCH GOVERNMENT.
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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. The Government has no official information-on the subject, but understands from advertisements appearing in the daily (press, that purchases are being made in various parts of Canada.

2. The Government has no official information on the subject, except that the Hudson's Bay Company is the official purchasing agent for the French Government in Canada. No information is available as to whether their duties comprise the purchase of horses. Information can doubtless be obtained from the French remount officers, who, according to advertisement, are to be in Ottawa during the whole of the present week.

102ND BATTALION.

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Subtopic:   HORSES FOR FRENCH GOVERNMENT.
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LIB

Mr. CARVELL:

Liberal

1. Why is the 102nd Battalion, the men for which are mostly being recruited in the upper county or the mainland of British Columbia, to be mobilized at Comox?

2. What is the additional cost to the country of transporting these men to Comox?

3. How long will they be trained there?

4. What is the total precipitation per annum at Comox, as given by the Meteorological Department?

5. How is it divided throughout the year?

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Subtopic:   HORSES FOR FRENCH GOVERNMENT.
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Sir SAM HUGHES: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

1. On the recommendation of the District Officer Commanding Military District-No. 11.

2. Cannot be estimated. In most cases, men were en route to the front.

3. Until they are moved into concentration camp or overseas.

4 and 5. This information is given in reports.

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SOULANGES CANAL-STONE FOR PIER.

LIB

*Mr. BOYER:

Liberal

1. How many tons of stone did the Gover-ment purchase for the construction of the pier at the head of the Soulanges canal?

2. What price per ton was paid?

3. How many tons were purchased from Philias Dore, of Valleyfield?

4. What price per ton did he receive?

5. By what method of transportation was such stone conveyed to the works?

6. How many boats, scows and men were employed in such transportation?

7. How many days were required for the transportation of such stone?

8. What was the daily cost of such work?

9. What amount has Philias Viau received so far?

10. What amount is still due him?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SOULANGES CANAL-STONE FOR PIER.
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CON

Mr. REID: (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 5,775 tons.

2. $1.20 per ton on scow at Valleyfield.

3. 5,775 tons.

4. $1.20 per ton.

5. By Government-owned scows and tug -the Carillon.

6. Two scows, one tug, six men.

7. Transportation at the rate of one trip per day for 52 days. Each trip consumed about two hours.

8. $2.35 for fuel and oil. No charge made tor crew and tug which did the hauling, while the dredge she was attending was loading her own scows and otherwise would have been idle.

9. Nothing has been paid Philias Viau.

10. Nothing. '

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Subtopic:   SOULANGES CANAL-STONE FOR PIER.
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GUARDING AN INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE.

LIB

Mr. MICHAUD:

Liberal

1. What arrangement has been made -with the United States of America for supplying sentries for days and nights in watching the International railway bridge between Van Buren, Maine, and St. Leonard, N.B.?

2. Is the Government aware that these sentries are being accommodated in American cars? If so, who has ordered said cars for our Canadian soldiers?

3. Are the United States of America paying Part or the whole expenses to watch the said bridge?

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Subtopic:   GUARDING AN INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE.
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Samuel Hughes (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Liberal-Conservative

Sir SAM HUGHES:

No arrangements have been made with the United States of America, but, on request of the president of the Bangor and Aroostook Railway Company, a guard,was furnished by the Militia Department, the company agreeing to furnish the housing accommodation of this guard, and no complaint was ever received.

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Subtopic:   GUARDING AN INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE.
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February 23, 1916