April 12, 1916

SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES FOR 1915-16.


A message from His Royal Highness the Governor General, transmitting Supplementary Estimates for the year ended March £l, 1916, was presented by Sir Thomas White (Minister of Finance), read by Mr. Speaker to the House, and referred to the Committee of Supply.


REPORTS AND PAPERS.


List of those in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces who received decorations and medals and mentions in despatches, to March 17, 1916.-Mr. Kemp.


QUESTIONS.


[Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.]


BRITISH COLUMBIA COPPER REFINERIES AND ZINC SMELTER.

LIB

*Mr. BUCHANAN:

Liberal

1. Have representations been made to the Federal Government by the British Columbia Government, or any member thereof, asking for assistance for the establishment of copper refineries and a zinc smelter in British Columbia?.

2. What was the form of assistance proposed by the British Columbia Government?

3. In connection with this matter, has the Dominion Government given any encouragement to the British Columbia Government? If so, in what respect?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA COPPER REFINERIES AND ZINC SMELTER.
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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:

This subject has been discussed with a member of the [DOT] British Columbia Government. Any announcement with regard to the matter will be made in due course.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA COPPER REFINERIES AND ZINC SMELTER.
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SESSIONAL CLERKS.

LIB

Mr. TURRIFF:

Liberal

1. How many sessional clerks have been appointed for service during the present session?

2. How many of these clerks .are unmarried men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SESSIONAL CLERKS.
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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 number of sessional and temporary clerks on duty in the House of Commons during the present session is thirty-seven.

2. The number unmarried, and between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, is eight.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SESSIONAL CLERKS.
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EXPORT OF NICKEL.


Mr.'BOYER: 1. What are the names of the American and Canadian companies that export nickel from this country? 2. What are the names of the presidents of such companies, and of those who reside in this country?


CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLONDIN:

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXPORT OF NICKEL.
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BRITISH REMOUNT COMMISSION.

LIB

Mr. KAY:

Liberal

1. Is the British Government Remount Commission buying horses in Canada at the present time ?

2. If so, is it buying direct from the farmers or through dealers?

3. If through dealers, what are their names, and what commission do they receive?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BRITISH REMOUNT COMMISSION.
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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:

A copy of the above question was submitted to the officer commanding the British Remount Commission, whose office is in Montreal. The following reply has been received from that officer :>

1. The British Remount Commission is buying horses in Canada under instructions from the War Office.

2. At present the British Remount Commission is buying horses from Mr. Jacobs, a dealer in Montreal.

3. Purchases by the British Remount Commission are not made on a commission basis. Horses are collected by the dealer, examined by the purchasing officer, passed for soundness by the veterinary surgeon, and paid for at once.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BRITISH REMOUNT COMMISSION.
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CONSTRUCTION OF ORDNANCE IN CANADA.

LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald

Liberal

*Mr. MACDONALD:

Why was the proposal to construct Ordnance in Canada, in regard to which a conference was held by the Prime Minister last year on his return from Great Britain, not carried into effect?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION OF ORDNANCE IN CANADA.
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April 12, 1916