February 28, 1916

REPORT.


Report of the Secretary of State for year ended March 31, 1915 (English and French versions).-Mr. Blondin.


COMMANDEERING OF WHEAT.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

At the last

sitting of the House I inquired when we might expect the papers ordered by the House concerning the commandeering of wheat, and I was told that I would have an answer to-day.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I think the

Minister of Trade and Commerce is prepared to make a statement on the subject to-day.

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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

I am prepared

to make a statement on the subject when the House reaches the Orders of the Day, but it would not be debatable then, and perhaps my right hon. friend would rather have it deferred until an occasion when it might be discussed.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

If there is

any correspondence on the subject, is my right hon. friend prepared to place it on the table of the House?

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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

There is correspondence on the subject, the Order for which was passed by the House. But at the time of the passing of the Order I stated there would have to be some discre-

tion used as to what would be brought down. The papers are now being made up; but they are not yet ready.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

We had better wait until they are ready.

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STRIKE IN MAXIM-VICKERS WORKS.


On the Orders of the Day:


LAB

Alphonse Verville

Labour

Mr. VERVILLE:

Has the Minister of Labour any information respecting the strike in the Maxim-Vickers works, Montreal? _ ,

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CON

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROTHERS:

I have no further information, except that efforts are being made to adjust the matter. I would suggest to my hon. friend that he would speak to me in private about these matters, as it is not considered in the public interest that they should be made public. I shall be glad to give him in private any information I have touching the matter.

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POSITION OF J. K. SCAMMELL.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Frank Broadstreet Carvell

Liberal

Air. CARVELL:

I would call the attention of the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Rogers), and also of the Minister of Militia (Sir Sam Hughes) to a letter which appeared in the St. John Telegraph on Friday last, and which is signed by J. K. Scammell. I do not think it necessary to read the whole letter, but the substance of it is this: Mr. Scammell offered his services for overseas in August, 1914. He had been employed as an engineer in the Public Works Department, and he asked for leave of absence, which was granted, to go to Halifax to qualify as a lieutenant. He now finds that he has been practically retired from the position which he held. I would like to know what the policy of the Government is in regard to their positions in the Civil Service of men like Mr. Scammel, who volunteered for overseas service.

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CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Air. ROGERS:

I have not all the facts in my mind concerning Mr. Scammell's case, but, as I recall, Mr. Scammell had been making certain reports on public works, which were recently discovered by the department to be not at all correct. Some action has been taken but I do not remember at the moment just what, I will let my hon. friend know to-morrow.

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LIB

Frank Broadstreet Carvell

Liberal

Air. CARVELL:

Might we not have a declaration of the policy of the Government in regard to .such cases?

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

In what respect?

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February 28, 1916