September 17, 1917

FURTHER SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES FOR 1917-18.


A message from His Excellency the Governor General presenting further supplementary estimates for the year ending March 31, 1918, was presented by the Hon. J. D. Reid (Minister of Customs) read by Mr. Speaker to the House, and referred to the Committee of Supply.


MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.

ORDERS IN COUNCIL APPOINTING REGISTRARS FOR THE DIFFERENT PROVINCES.


Rt. Hon. Sir ROBERT BORDEN (Prime Minister) laid on the table of the House Orders in Council appointing registrars under the provisions, and for the purposes, of the Military Service Act, 1917, for the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Quebec, New Brunswick, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island and Alberta.


LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

May I suggest that they be printed forthwith?

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL APPOINTING REGISTRARS FOR THE DIFFERENT PROVINCES.
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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:

They only give the names. I shall read them:

Ontario-Glyn Osier, Esq., Barrister at Law, Toronto.

Manitoba-E. R. Chapman, Esq., Director of National Service for the province of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

Saskatchewan-A. L. Haining, Esq., Director of National Service for the province of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon.

Quebec-Eugene Godin, Esq.. K.C., Montreal.

New Brunswick-William A. Ewing, Esq., K.C., St. John.

British Columbia-Robert S. Lennie, K.C., Vancouver.

Prince Edward Island-William W. Stanley, Esq., merchant, Charlottetown.

Alberta-John M. Carson, Esq., Barrister at Law, Calgary.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL APPOINTING REGISTRARS FOR THE DIFFERENT PROVINCES.
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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

Is Nova Scotia mentioned in that list?

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL APPOINTING REGISTRARS FOR THE DIFFERENT PROVINCES.
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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:

No registrar has yet been appointed for Nova Scotia. I think some inquiry has been made of a gentleman in that province as to whether he would be willing to undertake the duties. I presume no reply has yet been received and for that reason no appointment has yet been made.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT, 1917.
Subtopic:   ORDERS IN COUNCIL APPOINTING REGISTRARS FOR THE DIFFERENT PROVINCES.
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PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT.

CON

John Allister Currie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. A. CURRIE moved:

That the recommendations contained in the third, fourth, and fifth reports of the Joint Committee of both Houses on the Printing of Parliament be concurred in,

Topic:   PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT.
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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:

I would like my hon. friend (Mr. Currie) to allow that motion to stand until we have had an opportunity of examining the reports.

Topic:   PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT.
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CON

John Allister Currie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CURRIE:

The fourth report is the only one that deals with the question of public printing. The third and fifth reports might go through.

Topic:   PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT.
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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:

I do not know what they are.

Topic:   PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT.
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CON

John Allister Currie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CURRIE:

They simply deal with the documents that should not be printed.

Topic:   PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT.
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I would recommend that the motion should stand. I am not so sure that it does not embrace a portion of a report which the Printing Committee made and which is ultra vires. I suggest that the motion stand until to-morrow and in the meantime I will inquire into the report.

That on and after Saturday the seventh of July, proximo, and on Saturdays until the end of the present session, the House shall meet at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, and the Order of Precedence on Saturdays shall be the same as on Fridays.

did not make rule 17C, which provides that

On Friday when the Order of the Day is called for the House to go into Committee of Supply or of Ways and Means Mr. Speaker shall leave the Chair without putting any question.

also apply to Saturday. I find, on examination of the Journals, that the practice of the House has not been uniform since the adoption of the new rule, though under similar conditions in sessions previous to the present one there are only two instances when a motion has been made to go into Supply on a Saturday. I do not consider, however, that the rule has been long enough in existence to support the view that the House has adopted any particular practice upon the question, especially as the point has not heretofore been raised. The wording of the Order of the

House of the 22nd of June merely relates to the Orders of Precedence, which is regulated by rule 25, and 1 do not think that its terms are wide enough to include rule 17C, which is a rule of procedure specifically confined to two named days. In my opinion, therefore, the point of order taken by the hon. member for St. John was well taken.

Topic:   PRINTING OF PARLIAMENT.
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CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE.

CASUALTIES REPORTED FROM AUGUST 16 TO 31, 1917, INCLUSIVE.

LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

The other day the hon. the Minister of Militia and Defence (Sir Edward Kemp) gave us some information with regard to the casualties in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and he promised to bring down a detailed statement.

Topic:   CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE.
Subtopic:   CASUALTIES REPORTED FROM AUGUST 16 TO 31, 1917, INCLUSIVE.
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CON

Albert Edward Kemp (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir EDWARD KEMP:

In answer to my right hon. friend the leader of the Opposition (Sir Wilfrid Laurier), I beg to present the following statement:

Motion allowed to stand.

Topic:   CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE.
Subtopic:   CASUALTIES REPORTED FROM AUGUST 16 TO 31, 1917, INCLUSIVE.
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September 17, 1917