1. Is Sir Joseph W. Flavelle, Chairman of the Imperial Munitions Board, owner of shares in the Canadian Bank of Commerce?
2. Is Sir A. E. Kemp, Minister of Militia in Canada, owner of shares in the Canadian Bank of Commerce?
3. Is Sir William Mackenzie, President of the Canadian Northern Railway, and a director of the National Trust Company, a shareholder in the Canadian Bank of Commerce?
4. Was the Canadian Bank of Commerce a subscriber to the bonds issued for $45,000,000 under the guarantee of the Canadian Government given in 1914, and to what extent?
5. What was the premium or commission paid to said bank for negotiating or keeping said bonds, has the bank disposed of them all and what amount did the face value of said bonds represent?
6. Is the Canadian Bank of Commerce one of the pledgees referred to by the Minister of Finance in connection with the common shares of the Canadian Northern not actually in possession of the Canadian Government?
Subtopic: CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE,
1. Was Colonel Rev. Dr. A. E. Burke a chaplain in the Canadian Expeditionary Force?
2. If so, was he associated with one" Rev. Dr. Roche in the editorship of the Catholic Register at Toronto?
3. Were reports made to the Government as to Rev. Dr. Roche's associations with Austrian enemies and with one Max Pam, of Chicago?
4. If so, did the Government take any steps in the matter?
5. Is the Government aware as to whether or not the said Dr. Roche left Canada at the outbreak of the war?
6. Since his appointment as chaplain in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, did the said Burke visit Chicago? If so, was his business there of an official character?
7. Is the Government aware as to whether or not he met the said Roche at or near Chicago?
8. Has the said Burke at any time since his appointment as chaplain been under surveillance by Dominion officials?
9. If so, were reports made to the Government, and will these reports, if any, be laid on the Table of the House?
10. Is the Government aware as to whether or not the said Burke visited Canada about the end of 1916 and in conjunction with a representative of the British diplomatic or secret service, made certain representations to the Government?
11. Is the said Burke now in Ottawa? If
so, is the Government aware as to what he is doing?
Subtopic: QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN.
For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams and other communications passed between the Government or any member thereof or the employees and officials of the Department of Militia and Defence or any other department, and one Thos. J. Parkes, insurance agent, of the city of Sherbrooke, province of Quebec, concerning the release or promotion of his two sons now on active service with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces.
Would my hon. friend be good enough, before this motion passes, to supplement it with the Christian name of the person to whom he refers, the rank, the battalion number and the number of the soldier himself. It is almost impossible to find in the record the information asked for by my hon. friend unless he gives me the information for which I ask.
best state the position by reading the orders that have been passed by the Board of
Grain Supervisors for Canada. The first is as follows:
It is hereby ordered by the Board of Grain Supervisors for Canada that until the 31st of August, 1917, inclusive, the price of wheat, basis No. 1 Northern in store at public terminal elevators at Fort William and Port Arthur, shall not exceed nor be less than two dollars and forty cents ($2.40) per bushel. This applies to all wheat, whether of the old or of the new crop, in store in public terminal elevators at Fort William and Port Arthur up to and including August 31, 1917. Holders of warehouse receipts, which hold any date prior to and including August 31, 1917, will be entitled to the above basis price of $2.40 per bushel, No. 1 northern wheat, only on condition that they have sold the wheat at Fort William and Port Arthur and delivered the receipts therefor not later than noon of August 31, 1917.
Under .the other order, trading in wheat for future delivery will cease on all grain exchanges in Canada on August 31.