August 8, 1917

OF THE DEBATES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA SEVENTH SESSION-TWELFTH PARLIAMENT 7-8 GEORGE V, 1917 IN SIX VOLUMES


Vol. I-Pages . . 1-1124 Vol. IV-Pages . . 3187-4242II " . . 1125-2138 V " . . 4243-5270III " . . 2139-3186 VI " . [DOT] 5271-6094


VOLUME CXXX

COMPRISING THE PERIOD FROM THE EIGHTEENTH DAT OF JANUARY TO THE TWENTIETH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1917, INCLUSIVE.


J. de LABROQUERIE TACHE


PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY CANADA


House ol Commons ©ebates



Wednesday, August 8, 1917. The House 'met at Three o'clock, the Speaker in the Chair.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated hy .asterisks.)


MILITARY HOSPITALS COMMISSION.

LIB

Mr. KYTE:

Liberal

1. Who are the members of the Hospitals Commission?

2. When were they appointed?

3. What salary or remuneration do they receive?

4. How much has each been paid to date, (a) for salary, (b) for travelling and other allowances?

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Subtopic:   MILITARY HOSPITALS COMMISSION.
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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

1 'and 2. The following are the present members of the Military Hospitals Commission, with the dates of their appointments: The Hon. Sir James A. Louglheed, P.C., K.C.M.G., President, June 30, 1915; the Hon. Thomas W. Crothers, P.C., K.C., October 14, 1915; W. M. Dobell, Esq., October 14, 1915; Hon. Colonel Sir Rodoiphe Forget, M.P., June 30, 1915; W. K. George, Esq., October 14, 1915; Robert Gill, Esq., May 18, 1916; Lloyd Harris, Esq., October 14,. 1915; J. S. H. Matson, Esq., June 30, 1915; D. Lome McGibbon, Esq., October 14, 1915; the Hon. J. S. McLennan, June 30, 1915; Brig.-General Sir H. M. Pellatt, C.V.O., June 30, 1915; F. W. Peters, Esq., April 4, 1916; Lieut.JColonel C. W. Rowley, June 30, 1915; F. J. Sheipherd, Esq., M.D., April 4, 1916; Lieut.-Colonel Clarence F. Smith, June 30, 1915; Lieut .-Colonel Thomas

Walker, M.D., June 30, 1915; Smeaton White, Esq., June 30, 1915; the Director General of Medical Service, Ottawa, June 30, 1915; W. F. Nickle, Esq., M.P., December 14, 1916; Hector Mclnnes, Esq., K.C., March 16, 1917.

3. The members of the Commission receive no salary or remuneration.

4. (a) None. (b) The following is a statement of amounts paid to members of

the Commission for expenses: The Hon. Sir James Lougiheed, from June 30, 1915, to May 27, 1917, $3,052.50, (this amount covers travelling expenses for the period from June 30, 1915, to the 27th May, 1917 the work having fallen upon the president to travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific several times in Connection with the establishment of convalescent homes and hospitals) ; Lieut.-Colonel C. F. Smith, from June 30,

1915, to February 24, 1916, $128.40; Hon. J.

S. McLennan, from June 30, 1915, to March 26, 1917, $685.10; F. W. Avery, Esq. (deceased), from June 30, 1915, to February 19, 1916, $114.70; Brig.-General Sir H. M. Pellatt, from June 30, 1915, to April 8,

1916, $110; Smeaton White, Esq., from June 30, 1915, to April 8, 1916, $150; Lieut.-Colonel

T. Walker, from June 30, 1915, to September 6, 1916, $377.65; Lieut.-Colonel C. W. Rowley, from June 30, 1915, to November 10, 1916, $390.45; W. K. George, Esq., from October 14, 1915, to August 10, 1916, $152.70; the Hon. T. W. Crotlhers, from October 14, 1915, to December 30, 1916, $40; W. M. Dobell, Esq., from October 14, 1915, to September 20, 1916, $1,150.41, (itlhis amount covers the period from October 14, 1915, to September 20, 1916, and includes a voyage overseas to investigate similar work in France and England); R. Gill, Esq., from May 18, 1916, to November 15, 1916, $56.35; Dr. F. J. Shepherd, from April 4, 1916, to June 30, 1917, $412.80; F. W. Peters, Esq., from April 4, 1916, to April 20, 1917, $163.50;

J. S. H. Matson, Esq., from June 30, 1915, to April 30, 1917, $410.

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Subtopic:   MILITARY HOSPITALS COMMISSION.
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MR. GEO. F. HENDERSON, K.C.

LIB

Mr. McCOIG:

Liberal

1. Is Mr. Geo. F. Henderson, K.C., chairman of the commission appointed by the Government to review the report of Mr. W. F. O'Connor,

K. C., High Cost of Living Commissioner, on the operations of cold storage corporations in Canada, the same person who appeared as counsel for certain food supplying corporations alleged by the City of Ottawa to he charging extortionate prices, at the Government investigation of cost of living conditions held at the City Hall, Ottawa, in January last, at the request of the municipality on behalf of its citizen consumers?

2. Was this investigation conducted at the request of the citizens through their city council by Mr. W. P. O'Connor, K.C., acting for the Labour Department on the question of the high cost of living?

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Mr. CROTHERS: (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Mr. Henderson represented the Ottawa Dairy 'Company, Ltd., as their counsel, at an investigation into the cost and price of milk, held in January, 1917, 'before W. F. O'Corunor, K.C., as an examiner under the Order in Council No. 2777, of November 10,

1917.

2. Yes.

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Subtopic:   MR. GEO. F. HENDERSON, K.C.
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ASSISTANTS TO POOD CONTROLLER.

LIB

Mr. ROSS:

Liberal

1. Has H. P. MoCue been appointed to act in any capacity with the food controller, or in connection with the Government?

2. If so, in what capacity? What are his qualifications for such position and what is his salary?

3. Who are Messrs. Willison, Todd & French, appointed to assist the food controller, and what are their qualifications for this work?

4. Are such appointments, if made, in harmony with the national thrift and economy advocated by the Government and the food controller?

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Subtopic:   ASSISTANTS TO POOD CONTROLLER.
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Mr. HUGH CLARK: (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Not with food controller.

2. Answered by answer to No. 1.

3. W. A. Willison: Active in newspaper and educational work, connected with the News Advertiser of Vancouver, B.C. for some time, connected with the Toronto Daily News for several years as staff correspondent and associate editor, an accredited correspondent of the Toronto Daily News in London, England, for two and a half years during which time he was closely associated with the Canadian troops at the front, and made a special study of the educational and publicity work in connection with the food problem in Great Britain.

5. E. Todd, B.S.A.: Practical farmer,

graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College, district representative of the Department of Agriculture for a number of years, farm director of the public institutions of the province of Ontario for over five years, being in charge of the farms at the twelve provincial institutions. His work included purchase of large quantities of provisions, being in special charge of the meat supply and the public institutions abattoir, and the growing, storing, canning and preserving of fruits and vegetables and otherwise provisioning a population of upwards of eight thousand.

F. W. French: Employed in the Department of the Provincial Secretary, Ontario, for a number of years, studying and in-

stalling office systems within the department, business manager of the Hospital for Insane at Whitby through a large part of the construction period, assistant direc-or of Industries, Ontario Reformatory, Guelph, having charge of the reorganization of the various industries and the installation of modem cost-accounting systems throughout. Resigned his position with the Ontario Government to take up like work with Robert Simpson Company, Limited, at better pay, and was temporarily released by them to take up the present work, at as nearly as may be the same remuneration to him as was paid by the Robert Simpson Company.

4. Yes.

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SONORA PREVENTIVE OFFICER.

August 8, 1917