I find in the Orders of the day a question standing in my name, No. 15, as follows:
1. What are the names, salaries and nationalities of those persons appointed since October 10, 1911, in the Department of Public Printing and Stationery, and the nature of the work assigned to each?
2. How many promotions have been made among those in the inside service of the said department since October 10, 1911, and what are the names of the persons so promoted?
In the Orders of the Day of yesterday the same question appeared, and three others, relating to the Printing Bureau: No. 43, in the name of the hon. member for Dauphin (Mr. Cruise); No. 44, in the name of the hon. member for Prescott (Mr. Proulx); and No. 46, in the name of the hon. member for Mackenzie (Mr. Cash). On inquiry, I find that the hon. member for Mackenzie was not in the city when the notice standing in his name was placed
upon the Order Paper. The other two gentlemen state that they knew nothing about the questions standing in their names. For my part, I never heard of this question, never was consulted about it, and never knew of it until I read it in the Order Paper yesterday. I cannot understand it, although I have looked into the matter. I am satisfied that a gross fraud has been practised on members on this side of the House by the placing of these questions on the Order Paper in our names. I have been informed by the Clerk of Records that the questions were simply typewritten, with our names in typewritten characters. I wish to repeat emphatically that I know nothing about this question and never was consulted about it. As I have said, some person is imposing on the privileges of this House. I wish that this question be" stricken from the Orders of the Day, and I think, Sir, it is your duty to investigate this matter and to serve out to the guilty party the punishment which he so richly deserves.
Subtopic: FRAUDULENT QUESTIONS.