March 15, 1916

INTRODUCTION OF PRIVATE BILL.


Bill No. 57, for the relief of Nora Louise Jackson.-Mr. Douglas.


QUESTIONS.


[Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.] COAL FROM HALIFAX TtO HUDSON BAY.


D. D. BENNETT.

LIB

Mr. W. M. MARTIN:

Liberal

1. Has the Government made any attempt to locate one D. D. Bennett, of Regina, who was said to have been' implicated in the hay and oats scandals in that city, and who, as alleged, left the city before the trial of one Mitchell on a charge of forgery, in connection with the purchase of hay and oats by the Militia Department?

2. If so, what success has attended the efforts of the Government?

3. Does the Government intend to prosecute the said D. D. Bennett?

4. Will the Government receive information, if offered, as to the whereabouts of the said Bennett?

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CON

Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes. .

2. The agent of the Department of Justice at Regina states that Bennett was taken into custody by the American authorities for the purpose of being deported to Canada as an undesirable and that he was to be handed, over at Pembina on the 4th March instant. His deportation has, however, been deferred by reason of habeas corpus .proceedings which will come on for hearing on the 15th March instant.

3. The agent of the Department of Justice at Regina has been instructed to institute prosecution proceedings against Bennett as soon as he is deported back to Canada, or, failing deportation, to take extradition proceedings.

4. Answered by No. 2.

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MR. AUREBE GELY.

LIB

Mr. BOURASSA:

Liberal

1. Is Mr. Aur&le Gely of LSvis, employed by the Government in the Excise office at Lfivis?

2. If so, (a) since when, (b) on whose recommendation, and (c) what is his salary?

3. Is the Government aware that the same AurSle Gely, while an employee in the excise office at L6vis, is said to have held the position of traveller for the Chinic Company, of Quebec?

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CON

Mr. PATENAUDE: (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. (a) Uth Sept., 1913; (b) nothing on record; (c) $1,000 per annum.

3. No.

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GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.

LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

i

1. Is there a rule in the Department of Inland Revenue preventing an inspector of Weights and Measures from taking part in municipal elections as a candidate, or acting as a councillor or mayor?

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Esioff-Léon Patenaude (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PATENAUDE:

There is no rule, but the practice is not encouraged.

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OTTAWA MILITARY CAMP DOCTORS.

CON

Mr. ALFRED THOMPSON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who are the medical doctors who have been in charge of the military camp at Ottawa since the commencement of the present war?

2. How many men are there in that camp?

3. How many deaths of enlisted men have occurred in that camp?

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Mr. KEMP: (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Records show the following medical officers have 'been employed in Ottawa with units as shown against their names, since August, 1914:

Capt. L. C. E. Bernard, 2nd Div. Engineers, C.E.F., from Nov. 14, 1914, to Jan. 13, 1915.

Lt.-Col. T. W. H. Young, 2nd Div. Engineers, C.E.F.', from Jan. 14, 1915, now overseas.

Major F. W. McKinnon, Engineers Training Depot, C.E.F., from June 28, 1915, still on duty in Ottawa.

Lt.-Col. J. W. Shillington, Engineers Training Depot, C.E.F., from Feb. 22, 1916, still on duty in Ottawa.

Capt. J. H. Munro, 38th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F., Jan., 1915, now in Bermuda.

Capt. A. R. Farrell, 7th Bgde., C.F.A., C.E.F., from March, 1915, now overseas.

Capt. J. H. Jones, 8th C.M.R., C.E.F., from Sept., 1915, now overseas.

Capt. J. H. Laidlaw, 77th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F., from Aug. 18, 1915, to Aug. 31, 1915.

Capt. N. M. Halkett, 77th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F., from' Sept., 1915, still on duty in Ottawa.

And in the base hospitals caring for these troops, the following medical officers have been employed:

St. Lukes-Major G. S. MacCarthy, Major F. W. McKinnon, Capt. A. F. McLaren.

Protestant General-Lt.-Colonel D. A. Whitton, Major A. F. Argue.

Water Street-Major J. L. Chabot, Major R. Law, Lieut. R. H. Ells.

2. 2,019 ull ranks as on the 1st March, 1916.

3. Of the men treated in hospitals, the hospital records show three have died.

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STONE FOR SOULANGES CANAL. .

LIB

*Mr. BOYER:

Liberal

1. What was the amount of the tender submitted bv Messrs, J. A. Major, of Montreal, and Philias Dore, of Valleyfleld, for the supply of stone for the construction of the pier on the Soulanges canal?

2. Were the tenders called publicly?

3. If so, in what newspapers?

4. What are the daily salaries of the officers and crew of the tug Carillon, of Napoleon Ber-

trand, Napoleon Molleur, Alex. Menard, Joseph Beriault and of Rosanna Bertrand?

5. What salaries were received during the past season by AdSlard Royal, Edmond Royal, Benjamin Gauthier, Avila Gauthier, Joseph La-londe, Daniel Lalonde, Valmose Filiatrault, Wil-brod Legros, Jos. Lefebvre, Isidore Lecompte, Honors Miron, Xavier Dubois, ArsSne Beriault, Louis Gagnon and Isale Leroux?

6. What was the character of the work given them to do?

7. Under whose superintendence was such work done ?

8. From what date to what date did the carrying of the stone last?

9. What quantity in tons of stone did a scow contain?

10. How many scows were used in the transportation of the stone?

11. How many scows did the tug Carillon tow at each trip?

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John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

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1. Under date February 3, 1915, the

superintending engineer of the Quebec canals forwarded tenders for the stone to be furnished at the head of the Soulanges canal from J. A. Major & Co., of Montreal, Quebec, at $1.60 per cubic yard, and Phileas Dore, of Valleyfleld, Quebec, at $1.90 per cubic yard. Owing to these prices being high, and there being some difference as to the basis of the tenders so that a proper comparison was difficult, neither tender was accepted. Under date the 23rd of July, the department asked for tenders by circular letter from J. A. Major & Co., Montreal, Quebec, and Phileas Dore, Valley-field, Quebec, specifications being prepared calling for tenders on a per ton basis. The only tender received was that of Phileas Dore, Valleyfleld, Quebec, at $1.20 per ton of 2,000 lb., delivered on Government scows at point directed by the contractor, according to specification. This tender was recommended by the Chief Engineer of the department, and accordingly was accepted. It now appears that the letter addressed to J. A. Major & Co., of Montreal, Quebec, asking them to tender, was later returned to the department, marked "Opened by mistake, A. J. Major," after the tenders had been dealt with.

2. Tenders were invited by departmental circular letter.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. The salaries of the officers and the

crew of the tug Carillon are: Napoleon

Bertrand, $85 per month; Nap. Molleur, $85; Joseph Molleur, $60; Alex. Menard, $50; Joseph Beriault, $50; Rosanna Bertrand, $40. .

5. Salaries received during the past season as follows: Adelard Royal, $232.75; Edmond Royal, $84.20; Benjamin Gauthier, $105.80; Avila Gauthier, $101; Joseph

Lalonde, $128; Daniel Lalonde, $77; Wil-brod Legros, $98; Jos. Lefebre, $140.20; Isidore Lecompte, $27.80; Honore Miron, $12; Xavier Dubois, $1; Arsene Beriault, $42.20; Louis Gagnon, $4; Isai'e Leroux, $41.80; Valmose Filiatrault, $141.

6. Levelling top of bank, forming slope, unloading scows and placing stone on slope.

7. L. S. Pariseau, C.E., and J. T. Lemaire, C.E.

8. From the 25th August to 25th November, inclusive.

9. Average 113 tons.

10. Three.

11. One, except one trip with two scows.

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SOULANGES CANAL DREDGING.

March 15, 1916