March 13, 1916

T. M. RICHARDS.

LIB

Mr. MICHAUD:

Liberal

1. Was T. M. Richards, of Edmundston, N.B., appointed a recruiting officer in the county of Madawaska during the year 1915?

2. If so, how many days did he work?

3. How much did he receive for his services?

Topic:   ISIS QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   T. M. RICHARDS.
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CON

Mr. KEMP: (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Mr. T. M. Richards, of Edmundston, supervised recruiting in Madawaska county, N.B.

2. He carried on this work for seventeen days, from August 20, 1915, to September 6, 1915.

3. Mr. Richards carried on the work of recruiting without remuneration.

Topic:   ISIS QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   T. M. RICHARDS.
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COMMERCIAL, AGENTS IN SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA.

LIB

Mr. DELISLE:

Liberal

1. How many commercial agents represent Canada in South and Central America?

2. What are their names and addresses, and the name of the country for which each of them has respectively been appointed?

3. Is it the intention of the Government to increase the number of the South and Central America countries covered by its commercial agents?

4. Is it the intention of the Government, in view of the new commercial situation created

by the war, of which several nations are 4 p.m. already preparing to take advantage, to appoint commercial agents for the following countries: Argentine, Brazil, Nicaragua, Peru, Chili and Venezuela?

5. Are the Canadian commercial agents in South and Central America regularly reporting to the Government, and is it the intention of the Government to publish their reports for the information of the prospective Canadian importers and exporters?

Topic:   ISIS QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COMMERCIAL, AGENTS IN SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA.
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CON

Sir GEORGE FOSTER: (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. One Canadian trade commissioner. No commercial agents. Arrangements have been effected by which British commercial and consular officials act for Canada, receive and answer inquiries from Canadian business men, and report to the department on special subjects when so requested. The names and addresses of such consular and commercial officers are as follows:

Brazil: D. R. O'Sullivan-Beare, H.B.M. Consul General, Rio de Janeiro; Edward M. de Garston, H.B.M. Consul, Bahia.

Chile: Allan Maclean, H.B.M. Consul

General, Valparaiso.

Colombia: Percy C. Wyndham, H.B.M.

Consul General, Bogota.

Ecuador: Lucien J. Jerome, H.B.M., Consul General, Quito.

Panama: Percival Helyar, H.B.M. ViceConsul, Panama; Harry O. Chalkley, H.B. M. Consul, Colon.

Peru: Henry Francis Hammond, H.B.M. Vice-Consul, 'Lima.

Uruguay: Harry C. Ricardo, H.B.M.

Vice-Consul, Monte Video.

Venezuela: Thomas I. Rees, H.B.M.

Vice-Consul, Caracas.

2. H. R. Poussette, Canadian Trade Commissioner, Recon quista No. 46, Buenos Aires, Argentine Rupublic.

3. Yes, as circumstances and conditions render it advisable to do so.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. Yes. The reports have always been published in the Weekly Bulletin issued by the department.

Topic:   ISIS QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COMMERCIAL, AGENTS IN SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA.
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POSTMASTERS AND MUNICIPAL


ELECTIONS. . .


LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

Is there a rule in the Post Office Department forbidding- postmasters from taking pa t in municipal elections as candidates, and from sitting as councillors and mayors?

Topic:   ISIS QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POSTMASTERS AND MUNICIPAL
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LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

An Order in Council was passed in 1893, prohibiting postmasters of incorporated towns from accepting appointment to representative positions as mayor, aldermen, or trustee of public or separate schools. It may be stated, however, that this Order in Council has only been strictly enforced as regards the larger cities. As regards the smaller incorporated towns and villages the department has not pressed the point, except where it was considered that the municipal duties might conflict or interfere with the duties of the postmaster.

Topic:   ISIS QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POSTMASTERS AND MUNICIPAL
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NEW RICHMOND POST OFFICE.

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Is the post office at New Richmond West, Quebec, said to have been lately closed, to remain so closed, or is it to he re-opened?

2. Are rural mail boxes looked or do they remain open?

Topic:   ISIS QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW RICHMOND POST OFFICE.
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LIB

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Liberal

1. The post office of New Richmond West, Quebec, was lately closed, following the

inauguration of rural mail delivery in that locality. Bequests have been received that the closing of the post office be reconsidered, and the same are now under investigation.

2. Not locked, as it might impede the efficiency of the service, especially in winter. However, to insure the safety of mail matter deposited therein, a penalty is provided by law for depredations on rural mail boxes or their contents, and the department undertakes to protect the boxes as much as possible and to inquire minutely in all cases of such depredation reported to them.

Topic:   ISIS QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW RICHMOND POST OFFICE.
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JVIURCHIES CHANNEL, PIERS.

LIB

Mr. MABCIL:

Liberal

1. Has a pet'tion been received from the smelt fishermen of Pcinte a. la Garde, Quebec, asking for the erection of piers in Murchies channel, of the Restlgouche river, for the safety of the fishermen and the protection of property?

2. If so, was anything done in the matter, and what was done?

Topic:   ISIS QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   JVIURCHIES CHANNEL, PIERS.
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Mr. ROGEBS:

1. Yes.

2. The district engineer reports that it would require six piers, costing $3,000, to hold the ice, but as the work is not in the interests of navigation, no action has been taken.

Topic:   ISIS QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   JVIURCHIES CHANNEL, PIERS.
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ST. ALPHONSE DE CAPLAN MAIL SERVICE.

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Has the Postmaster Gen ral rece v cl any request to improve the mail service at. St. Alphonse de Caplan, Quebec?

2. If so, has any action been taken, and what is it? If not, why not?

Topic:   ISIS QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. ALPHONSE DE CAPLAN MAIL SERVICE.
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?

Mr. CASGEAIN:

1. Application was made to change the base of supply from Caplan Biver to St. Charles de Caplan.

2. The post office inspector having reported that the change would make no difference in the efficiency of the service, and would, moreover, involve a considerable increase in the cost, it was not possible for the department to grant the request of the applicant.

Topic:   ISIS QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. ALPHONSE DE CAPLAN MAIL SERVICE.
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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOB PAPERS.

March 13, 1916