May 15, 1916

VACANCIES.

CON

Auguste-Charles-Philippe-Robert Landry (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the House that I have received a communication notifying me that a vacancy has occurred in the representation in the House of Commons by the death of Bowman Brown Law, Esq., member for the electoral district of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; and also that I have received the resignation of Joseph Octave Lavallee, Esq., member for the electoral district of Bellechasse, Quebec; and that I have issued my several warrants to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery to make out new writs of election for the said electoral districts.

Topic:   VACANCIES.
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PRIVATE BILL WITHDRAWN.


Bill No. 100 (C-2 of the Senate) to incorporate the Manitoba-Ontario Railway Company.-Mr. Blain.


QUESTIONS.


[Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.]


THE LAUNCH WALEONDO.

LIB

Mr. PARDEE:

Liberal

1. Has the launch Walrondo, formerly used by the superintendent of dredging at Victoria, B.C., been sold? If so, to whom, and at what price ?

2. What was the original cost?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE LAUNCH WALEONDO.
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CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. $12,000.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE LAUNCH WALEONDO.
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LUNENBURG COUNTY MAIL SERVICE.

LIB

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

Liberal

1. Who is the contractor for the mail service on the Church Lake, New Cornwall and Mahone Bay route, Lunenburg county, N.S.?

2. Were tenders asked for the said service? If so, what were the names of persons who tendered, and the amount of their respective tenders?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LUNENBURG COUNTY MAIL SERVICE.
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LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

The contract for this service has been awarded to the lowest tenderer. The names of the tenderers and the amounts will be furnished when the contract has been executed.

QUEBEC REFEREE ON BUTTER AND CHEESE. [DOT]

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LUNENBURG COUNTY MAIL SERVICE.
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LIB

Mr. BOIVIN:

Liberal

1. Did the Government receive a petition signed by about 300 factorymen of the province of Quebec asking for the appointment of Mr. John O'Dell, formerly of Montreal but now of Abercorn, Quebec, as referee on butter and cheese in that province?

2. If so, has (this petition been considered by the Government?

3. Has the said appointment been given to Mr. ODell? If not, who has been appointed?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LUNENBURG COUNTY MAIL SERVICE.
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CON

Mr. HAZEN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Such a petition was received signed by 15 produce dealers and 46 factorymen.

2. Yes. ,

3. No. It is not proposed to appoint any one to the position of official referee. Before the receipt of the petition J. E. D. GaTeau was appointed inspector of weighing of butter and cheese.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LUNENBURG COUNTY MAIL SERVICE.
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THE RAINBOW.


On the Orders of the Day: ,


LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

By your leave. Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct the attention

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of the hon. Minister of Naval Service to a despatch, published last Saturday, stating that the Rainbow had actually taken possession of a ship which, though Mexican in origin, as I understand, was chartered by a German company and was carrying a valuable cargo of sugar, copper and corn. May I ask if there is any truth in the information?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE RAINBOW.
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CON

John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. J. D. HAZEN (Minister of Marine):

On a former occasion I gave answer to the House that the department had been advised that the Rainbow had captured a power schooner called the Oregon, but that in the opinion of the department it was not advisable to publish at this time any details with regard to the matter.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE RAINBOW.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

I do not want to ask for more information on that point, but are we to understand from this that the Rainbow is patrolling the waters of the Pacific with a view to protecting our commerce?

Mr, HAZEN: Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE RAINBOW.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

May I ask if the two submarines which were purchased at the opening of the war are also so. engaged?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE RAINBOW.
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May 15, 1916