May 1, 1916

REPORT.


Annual report of the Topographical Surveys Branch for the year ended March 31, wi5.-Mr. Roche.


FIRST READING OF SENATE BILE.


Bill No. 96, for the relief of David Whim-sfer Rhodes.-Mr. Boys.


MOUNT ROYAL TUNNEL AND TERMINAL COMPANY.


Hon. J. D. REID (Minister of Railways and Canals) moved the first reading of Bill No 96, respecting rentals payable to the Mount Royal Tunnel and Terminal Company, Limited.


LIB

George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

This is a Government

Bill; will some one on the Government side explain?

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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:

As I understand it, this is really a declaratory Bill to make perfectly plain the provisions of an Act passed about two years ago, and as to which some legal point has been taken.

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Motion agreed to, and Bill read the first time.


PRIVATE SOLDIERS.


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I am informed by the Deputy Minister of Militia and Defence that Private Wallace, whose case was brought to the attention of the House by the hon. member for Carleton (Mr. Carvell) has received his discharge, being under age. With regard to another matter which was mentioned, the case of Private Dougall Curry, there has been received a further telegram dated 26th April, and addressed to the Adjutant General from the General Officer Commanding the Military District. The telegram reads as follows:

Reference headquarter telegram of 24th O-apt. Calder states delay in seeing Dougall Curry caused by not getting word from hospital until noon following day. Impossible to say what person or persons are exactly responsible for this delay. Formerly one of hospital staff always notified him when military patient was admitted. In this case nurses say they did not know whom to notify. Captain Munro states he was unab'e to get St. Joseph Hospital by telephone till li a.m. following day owing to the line being out of order.

With regard to the case mentioned by the hon. member for Moosejaw (Mr. Knowles), I am informed by the Deputy Minister of Militia that a telegram has been sent to the commanding officer requesting an immediate investigation and report by wire. I am also informed, with regard to the case mentioned by the hon. member for Guysborough (Mr. Sinclair), that an investigation has been ordered and is now in progress.

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LIB

William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES:

I presume the officer

to whom the telegram was sent i'n the matter to which I referred was an officer at Winnipeg?

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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 really could

not say at the moment.

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LIB

William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES:

Surely not the officer

who was implicated, in case the rumour is correct?

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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:

The report that came .to me was that an investigation in the ordinary course had been ordered. I shall ascertain as to the character of the investigation and the person by whom it is to be made.

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LIB

William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES:

The Prime Minister

said that a wire had been sent to the officer asking for a report. I presume it goes without saying that the report will not be made by the officer upon whom I have made my observations.

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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:

If I remember the memorandum I had before me, it spoke not only of a report but of an investigation.

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EMPLOYEES OF SOULANGES CANAL-CHARGE OF PARTISANSHIP.


On the Orders of the Day:


May 1, 1916