July 9, 1917

SALARIES OF CIVIL SERVANTS.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Charles Arthur Gauvreau

Liberal

Mr. C. A. GAUVREAU (Temiscouata):

Last week the Minister of Finance stated that the Outside Service would be dealt with, as far as the salaries were concerned, in the Supplementary Estimates. I wish to ask the Minister of Marine and Fisheries if he has received any petitions from the lighthouse keepers, and if it is his intention to have the increase asked for dealt with in the Supplementary Estimates when they are brought down?

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

A number of petitions have been received, covering a period of some months past, from the lighthouse keepers in different parts of the country asking for an increase in their salaries. At the present time lighthouse keepers are divided into different classes, with fixed salaries for each class, starting at the minimum, and advancing by certain gradations up to the

maximum. The request from these different classes is that the minimum be increased. The petitions have received consideration, but I cannot at the. present time give any assurance to my hon. friend such as he asks for.

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CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION FORMS IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux

Liberal

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX:

In justice to my hon. friend the Minister of the Interior, I call the attention of the House to the remarks I made on Saturday, with reference to blank forms to be given to travellers between Canada and the United States. I made an application to the minister that these forms be furnished travellers, as requested by them. I stated that some time ago I had applied to my hon. friend to provide these forms to travellers, and I find, from a letter which I received from the head of the Immigration Branch, that the statement of the hon. minister is confirmed, and, therefore, I am glad to say that my hon. friend acquiesced in the request at the time I made it.

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PRIVATE BILLS.

CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE-THIRD READINGS.


Bill No. 93, to incorporate The Kenora and English River Railway Company.-Mr. Carrick. Bill No. 101, respecting The 'Canada Preferred Insurance Company.-Mr. Stevens. Bill No. 102, respecting The Western Canada Accident and Guarantee Insurance Company.-Mr. Bradbury.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by 'asterisks).


HOME DEFENCE RECRUITING OFFICERS.

LIB

Mr. EDWARDS:

Liberal

1. What officer or officers are in charge of Home Defence recruiting at Kingston?

2. When was said officer or officers appointed, at what rate of pay, and how many recruits have been obtained?

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CON

Albert Edward Kemp (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir EDWARD KEMP:

Lieut. Col. W. Y. Mills, 29tih March, 1917, pay of rank. Oapts. F. K. Mahood, W. E. Swaine, and Lieut. Campian, 9th April, 1917, pay of rank. Major Knight and Lieut. J. E. Taylor, 14th May, 1917, pay of rank. Lieuts. J. C. Newlands, G. K. Mills, W. J. Barrett, 28th April, 1917, pay of rank.

The officers represent the headquarters of the battalion, also the officers of one double company.

It was intended that their services should be utilized in connection with recruiting not only for home defence but also for Canadian Expeditionary Force. It was deemed inadvisable to release them just now. Their services are being utilized in the meantime ' in connection with recruiting for Canadian Expeditionary Force through the British Mission in the United States.

This battalion will likely be utilized as a depot for overseas reinforcements.

The total recruits received for Canadian Expeditionary Force is not available, but for Canadian Defence Force, they were fifteen in number.

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EXPEDITIONARY FORCES, ENLISTMENTS.

LIB

*Mr. LEMIEUX:

Liberal

1. What is the number of recruits enlisted in the Expeditionary Forces up to date: (a) Rural recruits; (b) Urban recruits, (c) Unmarried men; and (d) Married men?

2. Will the minister give the statement of these figures by provinces?

Sir EDWARD KEMP;

lx The records have not been compiled in such a manner as to set forth the information asked.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   EXPEDITIONARY FORCES, ENLISTMENTS.
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN.

CON

Mr. ARTHURS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What number of men enlisted in, or transferred to each of the following Canadian Expeditionary Force Battalions, 22nd, 41st, 57th, 69th, 150th, 163rd, 167th, 178th, lS9th, 206th, 230th. 233rd, and 258th?

2. What is the total number of non-commissioned officers and men sent overseas with or from the above battalions?

3. How many non-commissioned officers and men remain in Canada belonging to the above battalions?

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UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS.

July 9, 1917