April 26, 1917

CON

Mr. PAQUET:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many immigrants have been deported during the last fiscal year?

2. How many were refused at the International boundary line?

3. How many were refused' at seaports?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPORTATION AND REJECTION OF IMMIGRANTS.
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LIB

QUEBEC AND SAGUENAY RAILWAY BONDS

LIB

George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

Is the Canadian Bank of Commerce a holder of bonds of the Quebec and Saguenay Railway?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC AND SAGUENAY RAILWAY BONDS
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CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

The Government has no information.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC AND SAGUENAY RAILWAY BONDS
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RELEASE OF PRISONERS.

LIB

Mr. GRAHAM:

Liberal

1. As a result of his western trip, has the Solicitor General recommended the release of prisoners to assist in farm operations in the Prairie Provinces?

2. If so, how many are to be sent, respectively, into the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RELEASE OF PRISONERS.
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CON

Mr. MEIGHEN: (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The trip in question was an inspection trip of western penitentiaries made with a view to acquiring personal knowledge of, and information concerning, applicants for parole, and particularly those seeking parole for the purpose of enlisting for overseas service. Prisoners have been released before and since for reasons, among others, that they expressed desire to assist in farm work, and were known to be capable of so doing. It has not been the practice to compel service of such men in any special province.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RELEASE OF PRISONERS.
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ALLEGED STONING OF TROOPS.


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

John Best

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. A. BEST (Dufferin):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to draw the attention of the Government to an article that appeared in the Ottawa Journal of Tuesday the 24th inst., part of which reads as follows:

Warned that the 204th had been stoned at Riviere

but did no damage.

The second section of our train was delayed at Chaudifire, earlier in the day, and the men went for a route march. When the train Pulled out again some of the crowd that had gathered started throwing things, and a brick went through a window of the officers car. By good fortune no one was hit.

But I certainly never before appreciated how strongly treasonous is the feeling in some Parts of Quebec. You have the feeling there of going through enemy country-excepting that.in enemy country the populace would be kept better in hand, and confined to their homes after dark.

I think it is the duty of the Government to see whether this report is true or not, and if so, to see that the offenders are punished. If the hon. members of the Government, and also the hon. members of the Opposition were half as anxious to see that our soldiers were protected passing through Quebec, as at least one hon-member of the Government and two hon. members of the Opposition are in advising the Imperial Government on Home Rule-

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ALLEGED STONING OF TROOPS.
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Is the hon. gentleman reading an extract from a newspaper?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ALLEGED STONING OF TROOPS.
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CON

John Best

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BEST:

Yes, I was reading part of this.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ALLEGED STONING OF TROOPS.
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

It is not in order-

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ALLEGED STONING OF TROOPS.
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CON

John Best

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BEST:

I have read this from an article that appeared in the Ottawa Journal of Tuesday, the 24th, down to "I think it is the duty of the Government to see whether this report is true or not." I think that is quite satisfactory to the House.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ALLEGED STONING OF TROOPS.
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

According to the custom which has prevailed in this House for- sometime, it is in order at this stage to ask questions upon important topics of the day, but not to enter into any extended remarks. My object in rising was to ascertain clearly whether the hon. gentleman was making extended remarks or quoting an extract from a newspaper. I understand he has now concluded his question to the Government.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ALLEGED STONING OF TROOPS.
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CON

John Best

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BEST:

I wish to obey the rules of the Chair, but I think this is a serious affair; the troops passing through to defend the public-

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ALLEGED STONING OF TROOPS.
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ALLEGED STONING OF TROOPS.
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CON

John Best

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BEST:

I would like to know what

the Government is going to do in the matter.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ALLEGED STONING OF TROOPS.
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LIB

Charles Arthur Gauvreau

Liberal

Mr. GAUVREAU:

I am ready to answer the hon. gentleman.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ALLEGED STONING OF TROOPS.
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April 26, 1917