April 30, 1917

TREATMENT OF THOMAS KELLY IN PENITENTIARY.

LIB

Mr. MOLLOY:

Liberal

1. Has Thomas Kelly, who is confined In the penitentiary In Manitoba for offences committed1 in Winnipeg in connection with contracts with the former Provincial Government there, been given any special treatment different from the other prisoners?

2. If so, what are the concessions given him, and for what reason are they given?

3. Has any request been made for his discharge?

4. If so, what reasons are alleged why he should be discharged?

5. What action has the Minister of Justice taken in respect to the request?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TREATMENT OF THOMAS KELLY IN PENITENTIARY.
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CON

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

1 and 2. When Kelly was received at the penitentiary the cutting of his hair, his criminal identification and his wearing of prison clothing was postponed upon the erroneous understanding that judicial proceedings were still pending affecting the finality of his sentence.. It was represented that he had considerable .business pending which required his personal direction, and for that reason his solicitors and members of his family were permitted to converse with him at reasonable times in the presence of the warden. He was in a very critical state of health as certified by the prison surgeon and by a consulting physician who was on that account called in upon the advice of the prison surgeon. For that reason his wife was permitted to provide a chair for him, and his diet was regulated according to the recommendation of the prison surgeon. When it was ascertained that there were no longer judicial proceedings pending affecting his case directions were given for his identification, hair cutting and prison clothing, but the execution of these was postponed upon the recommendation of the prison surgeon, who certified his belief that in view of Kelly's condition, bordering upon a complete nervous breakdown, any change in his treatment with regard to accommodation, diet, exercise, etc., would precipitate this threatened breakdown, and strongly advising in consideration of Kelly's health, no changes of treatment for the present. Subject to the above Kelly received no special treatment different from other prisoners, nor did the treatment which he so received differ from that which would have been accorded to other prisoners in the like condition.

3. Yes.

4. His advanced age; very bad state of his health; large family; two of his sons at the front; his expressed willingness to make restitution of any m.oney which it may be legally ascertained he is liable for; and that though he was sentenced on the 18th November last he has been imprisoned in connection with the offence, continuously since 1st October, 1915.

5. Matter is awaiting receipt of further information, which steps have been taken to obtain, before it is submitted to Governor General.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   TREATMENT OF THOMAS KELLY IN PENITENTIARY.
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HARBOUR MASTER OP QUEBEC.

LIB

Mr. CARVELL:

Liberal

1. What is the salary of Captain Murray, Harbour Master of Quebec?

2. What was the salary of his predecessor?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HARBOUR MASTER OP QUEBEC.
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CON

Mr. REID: (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. $3,500 per annum. Captain Murray up to the time of his appointment was master of the Canadian Pacific Railway liner Empress of Britain. He was selected for the position by reason of the special qualifications he was known to possess, and was appointed at the time extensive works were authorized in connection with the new organization of the Harbour Commission.

2. $1,750 per annum.

CAPT. HOHLiOCODY.

* Mr. CARVELL:

1. When was Captain Hollocody appointed by the Quebec Harbour Commission?

2. What are his functions?

3. What is his salary?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HARBOUR MASTER OP QUEBEC.
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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

1, 2 and 3. The Quebec Harbour Commissioners, with whom the appointment of a harbour master for that port rests, have advised the Department of Marine and Fisheries that no such man as Captain Hollocody is in their employ, and there is no record of such man ever having been employed by that commission.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HARBOUR MASTER OP QUEBEC.
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POSTMASTER AT STEEUARTON, N.S.

LIB

Mr. MACDONALD:

Liberal

1. When was W. G. Miller made postmaster of Stellarton, N.S. ?

2. Is he a returned soldier?

3. Why was the change made in the postmastership from Alex. Inglis to W. G. Miller?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POSTMASTER AT STEEUARTON, N.S.
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CON

Mr. PATENAUDE: (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. 13th March. 1917.

2. No.

3. It became necessary to make a change in the postmastership owing to the conduct of the postmaster. The postmaster was guilty of .tampering with correspondence passing through his office. The post office inspector reported that it was not possible to receive any reply to communications sent from his office on official matters, and it was only by writing to the assistant postmaster that results could possibly be obtained. He was reported to the department as openly insubordinate both to the public and to the department. His failure to recognize the sacredness of correspondence passing through his office and his refusal to answer official correspondence in regard to matters pertaining to the department con-

stitutes an insubordination which it was impossible to gloss over and the postmaster was changed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POSTMASTER AT STEEUARTON, N.S.
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PASPEBIAC WHARF.

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Mr. MARC IL:

1. Has any work been done by the Department of Public Works on the wharf at Paspe-biac, Quebec, belonging to Robin, Jones and Whitman?

2. If so, what was the nature of the work, and the cost of same?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PASPEBIAC WHARF.
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CON

Mr. REID: (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. (a) Repairs, (b) In 1914 planks were renewed at a cost of $98.54, and $15.75 was paid for the transportation and installation of a pile driver.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PASPEBIAC WHARF.
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SHIGAWAKE POST OFFICE.

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. Is a new Post Office being opened in Shigawake, Township of Hope, Bonaventure County, or has one been lately opened there?

2. If so, at whose request, where is the office situated, and who is the postmaster?

3. What is the distance between the new office and existing offices?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHIGAWAKE POST OFFICE.
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CON

Mr. PATENAUDE: (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes, a new post office has been authorized under the name of " Shigawake East.'

2. (a) Mr. D. Champoux. Ob) On lot 356, Front Concession No. 1, township of Hope, (c) Mr. W. D. Sullivan.

3. (a) If miles east of Shigawake. Ob) 3 miles west of Port Daniel West.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHIGAWAKE POST OFFICE.
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NEW RICHMOND WEST POST OFFICE.

LIB

Mr. MARCIL:

Liberal

1. On what date was the New Richmond West Post Office re-opened?

2 How long had it been closed?

3. On whose report, or at whose request was

it re-opened? .

4. What is the nature of the service given

at that office?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW RICHMOND WEST POST OFFICE.
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CON

Esioff-Léon Patenaude (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PATENAUDE:

The New Richmond West post office was closed on the 14th February, 1916, and has not since 'been reopened.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW RICHMOND WEST POST OFFICE.
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ST. CHARLES DE CAPLAN WHARF.

April 30, 1917