July 11, 1917

PRIVATE BILLS.

FIRST READING OF SENATE BILL.


Bill No'. 109, for the relief of John. Newton Salter.-Mr. Northrup.


UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR PAPERS.

LIB

George William Kyte

Liberal

Mr. KYTE:

For a copy of all correspondence and other documents relating to the granting to beam trawlers registered in the United States the privilege of using ports in the province of Nova Scotia for the purchasing of supplies, the shipping of men, etc., without license therefor as required under the modus vivendi.

Topic:   UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR PAPERS.
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SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN COAL FIELDS STRIKE.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. J. G. TURRIFF (Assiniboia):

Has

the Minister of Labour any information to give the House in regard to the report of a strike in the coal fields near Estevan in southern Saskatchewan? I understand the men are striking in order to secure the same terms as have been given to the coal miners in Alberta.

Topic:   SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN COAL FIELDS STRIKE.
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CON

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. T. W. CROTHERS:

I have had no direct information, but I heard indirectly from Winnipeg, as I was asked whether the jurisdiction of Mr. Armstrong, recently appointed director of coal operations in District 18, extended to that region in Saskatchewan. I replied, of course, that it did not. I was told that some prominent gentlemen in Winnipeg were endeavouring to adjust the difficulties.

Topic:   SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN COAL FIELDS STRIKE.
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LIB

John Gillanders Turriff

Liberal

Mr. TURRIFF:

Can the minister give any reason why the coal mines in Saskatchewan should not be under the jurisdiction of Mr. Armstrong, or whoever may be appointed by the Government, as well as the others?

Topic:   SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN COAL FIELDS STRIKE.
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CON

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROTHERS:

At the time when the director was appointed a few days ago, there was no intimation of any difficulty elsewhere than at District 18. If necessary, we may extend his jurisdiction to take in these other mines, but thus far that matter has not been considered.

Topic:   SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN COAL FIELDS STRIKE.
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MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.

CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.


House in committee on Bill No. 75, respecting Military Service.-Sir Robert Borden (resumed from Tuesday, July 10). Mr. Rainville in the Chair. On section 13-general provisions: 13. (1) The Militia Act, the Army Act and the King's Regulations and Orders for the Army shall so far as applicable and not inconsistent therewith apply to and form part of this Act. (2) -Section twelve and subsection two of section forty and the proviso to section forty-five of the Militia Act shall not apply to men liable to be called out under this Act. (3) The Minister of Militia and Defence may transfer to the Naval Service any man who has reported for duty under the provisions of this Act. (4) ! Unless fur|ther authorized by Parliament the reinforcements provided under this Act shall not exceed one hundred thousand men.


LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

Do I understand that any transfers to the Naval Service of men enlisted under the provisions of this Bill would come within the number to be conscripted under this measure, that is, the 100,000?

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Yes.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.
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LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

Is a conscript transferred of his own accord, or may he be sent without his consent?

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Such transfer would be of the same nature as transfers to the artillery service or to the air service; that is to say, the man could not finally determine whether he went or whether he would not. His wishes, however, would be considered to the utmost extent possible.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.
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LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

He might be sent against his will.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Solicitor General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

He might finally.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL IN COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.
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July 11, 1917