May 2, 1917

LIB

Mr. PARDEE:

Liberal

1. What amount of money was paid to Lieutenant F. J. S. MacKenzie for services while recruiting for the Kitchener Platoon of the 131st Battalion, C.E.F.?

2. What amount, if any, was paid for expenses while at this work?

3. What amount, if any, was paid to his wife as separation allowance during same period?

4. What number of recruits were secured for this platoon in the 131st Battalion by his efforts during this period, who went overseas?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LIEUT. F. J. S. MACKENZIE.
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CON

Albert Edward Kemp (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir EDWARD KEMP:

1, 2, 3 and A. None.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LIEUT. F. J. S. MACKENZIE.
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LT. COL. J. D. TAYLOR, M.P.

LIB

Mr. PROULX:

Liberal

1. Has any sum of money been paid to, or accepted by, Lieut-Colonel James Davis Taylor of the 104th Regiment, Westminster Fusiliers of Canada, for military duty, and as a Member of the House of Commons since August, 1914?

2. If so, what amounts have been paid to him for military salary, military expenses, separation allowance to his wife and family and indemnity as Member of the House of Commons, respect ively ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LT. COL. J. D. TAYLOR, M.P.
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CON

Sir EDWARD KEMP: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes. (To 16th January, 1917, when he returned to Canada on leave.)

2. As Officer Commanding 104th Regiment Active Militia, Home Guard duty, Military District No. 11, from August, 1914, to February, 1915, $1,162.50; as Officer Commanding 131st Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, from January 1st, 1916, to January 16th, 1917, $2,733.30; total, $3,895.80. Expenses, $323.93; separation allowance, nil; indemnity as member of the House of Commons, $910..

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LT. COL. J. D. TAYLOR, M.P.
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INTERIOR STORAGE ELEVATORS.

LIB

Mr. BUCHANAN:

Liberal

1. Has the Grain Commission made any report recently on the establishment of new Interior Storage elevators in Western Canada?

2. If so, what were its recommendations and is it the intention of the Government to act upon these recommendations?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERIOR STORAGE ELEVATORS.
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CON

Mr. MEIGHEN: (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

TAXATION OF DOMINION & HUDSON BAY COMPANY'S LANDS.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERIOR STORAGE ELEVATORS.
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LIB

Mr. BUCHANAN:

Liberal

1. Has the Government received the following Resolutions from the Alberta Association of Local Improvement Districts and Rural Municipalities?

"No. 17. R. M. Dowling- Lake, No. 305. Whereas certain lands are being held in various Rural Municipalities of the Province of Alberta by the Dominion Government for the Hudson's Bay Company, and known as The Hudson's Bay Company's Reserves, and whereas, the municipalities are deprived of all revrnue from taxes on such lands.

"Be it resolved, that we petition the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada to force the Hudson's Bay Company to accept title to such lands, that they may be taxed; or in lieu thereof to have the said lands thrown open for homestead entry.

"No. 18. R. M. Dowling Lake, No. 305. Whereas certain persons have been making a practice of holding Crown lands either as homestead entries, preemption entries or purchased homestead entries, for a number of years without paying their taxes to the various municipalities, >and whereas, when such lands are cancelled and revert to the Crown the various municipalities are deprived of the accumulated taxes against the said lands.

"Be it resolved, that we petition the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada to amend the Dominion Lands Act so that the taxes accumulated on lands reverting to the Crown shall be the first charge against moneys paid in by the entrants on account of improvements or moneys to be refunded to the former entrants on account of purchased moneys paid by them."

2. Does the Government purpose taking action to meet the requests made in these resolutions?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERIOR STORAGE ELEVATORS.
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LIB

Mr. ROCHE:

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Complete information was sent the Association mentioned as to the action being taken in these matters.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INTERIOR STORAGE ELEVATORS.
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EMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES.

LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD:

What was the number of people who left the Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta for the United States between the first of August, 1916, and the first of February, 1917, during each of the calendar months?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES.
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LIB

William Roche

Liberal

Mr. ROCHE:

The Canadian Government does not collect data regarding persons leaving Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES.
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CAPT. RAMSAY RANKIN.

CON

John Best

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BEST:

T. Has the attention of the Government been called to an alleged interview published in the Stratford Herald with one Captain Dr. Ramsay Rankin to the following effect:

"Captain Ramsay Rankin, formerly Medical Officer of the 110th Battalion, arrived home last night from England. He is home on an extended leave and will not likely be called on to go back before the fall of the year. "I figured that I was not going to stick around England for two years,' said Dr. Rankin, speaking to the Herald this afternoon. 'There are medical men in England now who have been there for two years and have not got to France yet.' Dr. Rankin said that there was a surplus of medical officers with the Canadian Forces in England and at the present

time there are far more than will be needed

for some time to come."

2. Is Captain Rankin still a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force?

3. If so, in what capacity?

4. Is he drawing pay? M

5. Is Captain Rankin qualified professionally as a Medical Officer?

6. Did Captain Rankin come to Canada on leave?

7. If Captain Rankin is not on the Canadian Expeditionary Force, when were his services dispensed with, and why?

Sir EDWARD KEMP-

1. Yes.

2. No.

3. Answered by 2.

4. No.

5. Yes.

6. No.

7. April 22nd, 1917, Captain Rankin requested permission to resign his commission in the Canadian Army Medical Corps, C.E.F., and permission to do so has been granted.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CAPT. RAMSAY RANKIN.
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BRITISH EMBARGO ON CANADIAN CATTLE.

LIB

Mr. LEMIEUX:

Liberal

1. Have any representations been made by the Minister of Agriculture to the British Government with a view to raising the embargo on live Canadian cattle entering the Mother Country?

2. If so, has there been any answer received?

3. What is the nature of said answer?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BRITISH EMBARGO ON CANADIAN CATTLE.
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CON

Martin Burrell (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURRELL:

The Prime Minister is taking up this matter with the British authorities, but I am not aware that any answer has yet been received from him.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BRITISH EMBARGO ON CANADIAN CATTLE.
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THE LATE JOHN BRIGHT.

CON

Mr. BOULAY:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Was the late John Bright, Live Stock Commissioner, a graduate of any Canadian university?

2. If so, what degree, what university, and in what year did he graduate?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE LATE JOHN BRIGHT.
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May 2, 1917