January 18, 1917

OF THE DEBATES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA SEVENTH SESSION-TWELFTH PARLIAMENT 7-8 GEORGE V, 1917 IN SIX VOLUMES


Vol. I-Pages . . 1-1124 Vol. IV-Pages . . 3187-4242II " . . 1125-2138 V " [DOT] [DOT] 4243-5270III " . . 2139-3186 VI " . . 5271-6094


VOLUME OXXVI

COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM THE EIGHTEENTH DAY OF JANUARY TO THE TWENTIETH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1917, INCLUSIVE.


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MEMBERS OP THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE SIR ROBERT LAIRD BORDEN

F.C., GLC.M.GK, K.C., LL.D, AT THE OPENING OF THE SEVENTH SESSION OF THE TWELFTH PARLIAMENT THE CABINET


President of the Privy Council and Secretary of State _ _ _ „ _ ,, . , for External Affairs (Prime Minister) Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Laird Borden, P.C.,G.C.M.(t.,


K.C., LL.D.


Minister of Trade and Commerce Rt. Hon. Sir George Eulas Foster,P.C.,K.C.M.G.,


B.A., D.C.L., LL.D.


Minister of Overseas Forces of Canada Hon. Sir George Halsey Perley, K.C.M.G., B.A. Minister of the Interior and Superintendent General TT of Indian Affairs Hon. William James Roche, M.D., LL.D. "Minister of Public Works Hon. Robert Rogers. Minister of Railways and Canals Hon. Francis Cochrane. Minister of Finance Hon. Sir William Thomas White, K.C.M.G., B.A. Postmaster General Hon. Pierre Edouard Blondin. Minister of Marine and Fisheries and Minister of the ™ ^ t Naval Service Hon. John Douglas Hazen, K.C., B.A., B.O.L. Minister of Justice Hon. Charles Joseph Doherty, K.C.,D.C.L.,LL.D. Minister of Militia and Defence Hon. Sir Albert Edward Kemp, K.C.M.G. Secretary of State and Minister of Mines Hon. Esioff Leon Patenaude, B.A. Minister of Labour Hon. Thomas Wilson Crothers, K.C., B.A. Minister of Inland Revenue Hon. Albert Sevigny, K.C., B.A. Minister of Customs Hon. John Dowsley Reid, M.D. Without Portfolio Hon. Sir James Alexander Lougheed, IC.0.1VI.G., K.C., Senator. Minister of Agriculture Hon. Martin Burrell. XWithout Portfolio (Solicitor General) Hon. Arthur Meighen, K.C., B.A not of the cabinet Parliamentary Secretary of the Department of Militia and Defence F. B. McCurdy, Esq. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs Hugh Clark, Esq. "Resigned 15th August. fResigned 12th June. . ,. JBecam© Secretary of State and Minister of Mines 25th August,


THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.


Speaker Hon. Edgar N. Rhodes, B A., LL.B. Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees... J. H. Rainville, LL.B. Clerk of the House Sergeant-at-Arms A.D.C.Editor of Debates Associate Editor of Debates .. A. C. Campbell. Official Reporters of Debates :- English : George Sirnpson, Robert C. Dunbar, C. S. Blue, F. W. S. Galbraith, Earl C. Young, H. E. Oliver. French: J. O. Marceau, Alphonse Desjardins. SELECT COMMITTEE ON OFFICIAL REPORT OF DEBATES : Messieurs : Ames (Sir Herbert), Burnham, Descarries, Devlin, Foster (Sir George), Hanna, L. A. Lapointe, Lemieux, Marcil, Perley (Sir George), Rainville, Schaffner and Taylor. Chairman : Jas. D. Taylor. Deceased 20th September.


ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS


Seventh Session, Twelfth Parliament. Aohim, Honore-Labelle. Alguihe, Duncan Orestes-Stormont. Ames, Sir Herbert Brown, K.B.-Montreal, St. Antoine. Armstrong, J. A. Macdonald-York, Ont., N. Riding. Armstrong, Joseph E. - Lambton, E. Riding. Arthurs, James-Parry Sound. Ball, R. J.-Grey, S. Riding. Barnard, George Henry-Victoria, B.C. Barrette, Joseph Arthur-Bertbier. Beland, Hon. Henri S4v4rin-Beauce. Bellkmare, A.-Maskinonge. Bennett, Richard Bedford-Calgary. Bennett, William H.-Simcoe, E. Riding. Best, John A.-Dufferin. Bickerdike, Robert-Montreal, St. Lawrence. Blain, Richard-Peel. Blondin, Hon. Pierre Edouard-Champlain. Boivin, George Henry Shefford. Borden, Right Hon. Sir Robert Laird, P.C., G.C.M.G.-Halifax. Boulay, Hermenegii.de-Rimouski. Bourassa, J. Boutin-Levis. Bowman, Jambs-Huron, E. Riding. Boyce, Arthur Cyril-Algoma West. Boyer, Gustave-Vaudreuil. Boys, William 4j,ves-Simcoe, S. Riding. Brabazon, Gerald H.-Pontiac. Bradbury, George Henry-Selkirk. Bristol, Edmund-Toronto Centre. Broder, Hon. Andrew-Dundas. Brouillard, Ovide-Drummond and Arthabaska. Buchanan, William Ashbury-Medicine Hat. Bureau, Jacques-Three Rivers and St. Maurice. Burnham, John H.-Peterborough, W. Riding, Burrell, Hon. Martin-Yale-Cariboo^ Cardin, Pierre Joseph Arthur-Richelieu. Carrick, John J ames-Thunder Bay and Rainy Riv. Carroll, W. E.-Cape Breton, South. Carvell, Frank Broadstreet -Carleton, N. B. Cash, Edward L.-Mackenzie. . Chabot, .John Leo-Ottawa. Champagne, Albert-Battleford. Charlton, William Andrew-Norfolk. Chisholm, Alexander W.-Inverness. Clark, Hugh-Bruce, N. Riding. Clark, Michael-Red Deer. Clarke, Alfred Henry-Essex, S. Riding. Clarke, W. A.-Wellington, N. Riding. Clements, Herbert Sylvester-Comox-Atlin. Cochrane, Hon. Francis-Nipissing. Cockshutt, William Foster-Brantford. Copp, Arthur Bliss-Westmorland. Cromwell, Frederick Robert-Compton. Crothers, Hon. Thomas Wilson-Elgin, W. Riding. Cruise, Robert-Dauphin. Currie, John Allister-Simcoe, N. Riding. Davidson, Avard L.-Annapolis. Delisle, Michel Simison-Portneuf. Demers, Marie Joseph-St. John and Iberville. Descaeries, Joseph A.-Jacques Cartier. Devlin, Emmanuel B.-Wright. Doherty, Hon. Charles Joseph-Montreal, St. Anne. Donaldson, Samuel J.-Prince Albert. Douglas, James M.-Strathcona. Edwards, John Wesley-Frontenao. Elliott, George A.-Middlesex, N. Riding. Ethier, Joseph Arthur Calixte-Two Mountains. Fisher, John Henry-Brant. Forget, Sir Rodolphe, Kt.-Charlevoix and Mont morency. Fortier, Edmond-Lotbini^re. Foster, Right Hon. Sir George Eulas, P.C., K.C.M.G.-Toronto North. Fowler, George William-Kings and Albert. Fripp, Alfred Ernest-Ottawa.


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