June 20, 1917

PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT.

CON

John Allister Currie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. A. CURRIE moved:

That the recommendations contained in the first report of the Joint Committee of both Houses on the printing of Parliament, presented to the House on June 7, be concurred in.

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Motion agreed to.


FIRST READING OF SENATE BILL.


Bill No. 90, respecting The Security Life Insurance Company of Canada.-Mr. Mae-donell. QUESTIONS! (Questions answered orally are indicated by asterisks.)


NATIONAL SERVICE REGISTRATION CARDS.

CON

Mr. SMITH:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many registration cards were sent out by the National Service Board?

2. How many were answered in full?

3. How many were only partially answered?

4. What portion were not answered at all?

5. What is the number of cards received from single men of military age?

6. What is the estimated number of single men of military age now in Canada who are not in military service??

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CON

Sir ROBERT BORDEN: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No record was kept of the number of cards distributed. Distribution was made by the postmasters of Canada, and a sufficient number of cards was sent to each post office to meet the estimated requirements at that post office. In some cases additional quantities were requisitioned by postmasters; in other cases they were over supplied.

2. 1,342,755.

3. 97,640.

4. 108,965 cards were returned in envelopes without any of the questions being answered, but in most cases the names of the senders were obtained.

5. 252,034 single men, 18 to 45 years old, indicated that they were British subjects by birth or naturalization, and apparently fit for military service; that is to say, they had normal use of their eyes, ears, feet and arms, and did not suffer from illness for a period of more than one month during the twelve months preceding the filling in of the cards.

6. Answered by the papers laid on the Table by the Minister of Militia and Defence on June 13, 1917.

The Secretary of the National Service Board has submitted the following comment concerning the answers to questions 5 and 6:

"Our figure is 252,034 single men of military age and fitness. In our record we have, at the request of the militia authorities, discarded absolutely the following:

"(1) Those who are not British subjects.

"(2) Those who had more than three persons dependent upon them.

"(3) Those who suffered from obvious physical disabilities such as defective eyesight, hearing, or loss of limb.

"(4) Those who had lost over one month from any illness whatever during the preceding twelve months.

"(5) Those who on their own statement had been rejected for military service.

"From the best estimate we are able to make, we received returns, in connection with the man-power inventory, from approximately 80 per cent of the total males in Canada between 18 and 65. It must, however, be borne in mind that out of the 20 per cent who failed to send in cards, the

majority would likely be single men, apparently fit for military duty."

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SALE OF SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION.

LIB

John Howard Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Has the Government recovered the $15,000 said to have been deposited in a trust account in the Bank of Montreal, New York, arising out of the sale to the Admiralty of small arms ammunition made by one Colonel J. Wesley Allison?

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CON

Albert Edward Kemp (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir EDWARD KEMP:

No, in view of telegram from Mr. Bonar Law to the Governor General under date of 16th June, 1916, in which he states that "the special account opened with the Bank of Montreal at New York is not yet closed, there being a balance on deposit which will be accounted for to the Admiralty."

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CLARENCE WELLS.

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. Was Clarence Wells, of White Head, N.S., convicted for violation of the fishery regulations?

2. If so, when and what fine was imposed?

3. Was (the fins collected?

4. If not, why has the fine not been collected?

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

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1. A search of the records for two years

back shows that during that time Clarence Wells was not convicted for violation of the fisheries regulations. .

2, 3 and 4. Answered by No. 1.

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PURCHASE OF AUTOMOBILE.

LIB

*Mr. FORTIER:

Liberal

1. Did the Department of Public Works purchase, In 1914, an automobile from one Alex Morrison of Montreal?

2. If so, what was the price paid for such automobile?

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CON

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Customs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. REID:

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1. No. On 3rd October, 1916, an automobile was purchased from Alex. Morrison, of Montreal.

2. $400, and accessories, $214.

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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR , RETURN.

LIB

*Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. What are the names of the members of the military staff at North Vancouver?

2. What are their respective duties or occupations?

3. What is the rank and rate of pay of each?

4. What amount has been paid to each?

5. Upon what date or dates did the members of the said staff enlist, and how long have they been attached to the staff?

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THE RELEASE OF EDWARD LEVI BAUGH.

June 20, 1917