March 27, 1918

MILL FEED, BRAN AND SHORTS.

L LIB

Mr. KAY:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has any order been passed by Mr. McGregor prohibiting or restricting the shipment of mill feed, bran or shorts from any place in Western Canada to the Eastern Provinces?

2. If so, (a) what is the order, (b) and how long will it remain in force?

Hon. Mr. C3RERAR:

1. An arrangement has been made with the mills west of and including Kenora that they will not ship bran or shorts east of Kenora without a written consent from ' Mr. McGregor.

2. (a) Answered 'by No. 1. (b) The arrangement is expected to continue as long as it will facilitate the distribution of feed at a minimum cost and tend to reduce transportation difficulties.

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L LIB

Mr. KAY:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has any effort been made .to enforce the regulations of the Food Controller, regulating the price of bran and shorts?

2. Have any actions been taken for contravention of this regulation against dealers in the Provinces of Quebec or Ontario?

3. If so, give names and penalties enforced?

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UNI L

Mr. ORERAR: (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist (Liberal)

1. It is the duty of the local officials charged with the administration of justice through the departments of the respective Provincial Attorneys General to deal with the breach of the laws, Orders in Council

. and regulations thereunder, (including *any relating to bran and shorts) in the . same manner that any other breach of the law is punished by the local judicial authorities. In addition it is the public duty of all citizens and local provincial and municipal police officials to lay complaint and have the laws obeyed. The Canada Food .Board, whenever any breach of the regulations relating to food is specifically .brought to its attention, will take and have taken the necessary and proper steps to prevent such infraction, even, if necessary, by the cancellation of license to do business.

2. Yes.

3. As the Canada Food Board does not, of itself, prosecute, it is not able to state what prosecutions have taken place in the different provinces, and. information *should be sought from the departments of the respective Provincial Attorneys General. But the Canada Food Board has been advised by the Crown Attorney for the county of Lambton in the province of Ontario, that be had prosecuted, upon the *information of Mr. H. A. Gilroy, President of the Lambton County Co-operative Association, a miller, iby the name of John Wheeler, of Alvinston, before the local' magistrate, for overcharge on bran and shorts, who pleaded guilty and was fined $10 and costs. As appears from the following letter from Mr. Gilroy, of Alvinston, the complainant therein, it is expected that this prosecution will cause the millers to obey the law, viz:

The Lambton County Co-Operative Asociation.

Alvinston, March 19th, 1918.

E. R. McDonald, Esq.,

Ottawa, Ont.

Dear Sir:

Replying to yours of 16th inst. I have no later receipts. None since March 11th, and thanks to your efforts I have every reason to believe that the mills are obeying the law, not only Wheeler but some of the larger concerns who were formerly quoting shorts $40 per ton car lots P. O. B. Toronto. I would respectfully

suggest that you take action to have papers stop carrying ads. for Dow Grade Flour and in fact all illegal products of milled wheat. They are quoted every day in daily papers. Now sir, as head of this (above) Association permit me to convey to you our thanks for your prompt efforts in this matter, also to have you convey same attitude to Mr. W. P. McDonald, Diet. Representative for Lambton County at Petrolla, Ont, who was of material benefit in bringing the issue to a successful conclusion.

Respectfully youirs,

H. A. Gilroy.

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L LIB

Mr. KAY:

Laurier Liberal

1. -Is the exportation of bran, shorts, and mill feed from Canada prohibited?

2. Is the exportation of said feeds allowed by license?

3. If so, how many licenses have been issued between August 1, 191T, and February 28, 1918?

4. To whom, and for what amounts were said licenses issued1?

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Hon. Mr. CKERAR: (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist (Liberal)

1. Yes.

2. Yes, in .special cases.

3 and 4. At their special request licenses were granted to the Governors of various West India Islands and Newfoundland, as fallows: Bermuda, 12,500 pounds; Trinidad, 17,000 pounds; British West Indies, 50 bags; Trinidad, 100 bags; Bermuda, 600 bags; Newfoundland, 700 bags; Turks Island, 100 bags; British West Indies, 5,000 pounds; Newfoundland, 500 bags; Bermuda, 600 bags.

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INTERNMENT OF SI.BFRIED H. MINDHEIM.

LIB

Mr. POWER:

Liberal

1. Is Sic-fried H. Mindheim at the present time interned at Fort Henry, Kingston, or elsewhere, as a war prisoner?

2. If so, since what date, and for what reason?

3. If not, when was he discharged?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

1. Yes, at Kapuskasing.

2. Since May 29, 1915, being a Prussian reservist, and from his actions, intelligence and education deemed to be a danger to the State.

3[DOT] Answered by No. 1.

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APPOINTMENT OF FRENCH CANADIAN MINISTERS.


'Mr. HOCKEN:. 1. Has the attention of the Government been called to a statement which appeared in the Globe, Toronto, of March 21, to the effect, that in regard to- the Quebec representation in the Cabinet, while no definite developments are expected in the near future, it is understood1 that tentative proposals have been made to several prominent French Canadians on both sides of politics, that these pourparlers are still in a tentative stage and that it is ex-



pected that if araragements cannot be carried out during the present session for the entry of two French Canadians into the Government and for securing seats for them, the matter will be arranged, at any rate, before the beginning of next session? 2. Have any negotiations been entered into by the Government to secure seats now held by members of the Opposition in the province of Quebec for supporters of the Government to enable that province to secure French representation in the Cabinet? 3. If not, is it the intention of the Government to enter into negotiations for that purpose?


UNION

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

The reply to the first and second questions is, No. In reply to the third question, I may say that the subject has not been under consideration.

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POSITION OF CHARGES HARMAN.

L LIB

*Mr. MURPHY:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the attention of the Government heen directed to the following letter published in the Toronto Globe on January 12, 1918 :-

"Porter, Butler & Payne, "Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries Public, Etc.'

"Belleville, Ont., December 22, 1917. "Chas. Harman: Esq.,

"Frankford, Ont.

"Dear Sir,-Notwithstanding I had you appointed to your present position upon the recommendation of your friends at Frankford, I am now informed by them that you have entirely forfeited their confidence and right to maintain the position which you now hold. You will therefore let me have your resignation at once, otherwise I shall have to take it up with the Department and have you dismissed.

"If I do not hear from you within the next week I shall take it up with the Department.

"Yours truly,

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"E. GU-SS PORTER"


2. Was Charles Harman employed by the Government as an axeman on the Trent Valley Canal? 3. If so, was he dismissed from such position? 4. What was the reason for his dismissal, and the date thereof? 5. Is the Government aware that Ross Harman, the son of the said Charles Harman, volunteered for service with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was killed at the front prior to the general election of December last?


UNION

Hon. Mr. REID: (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. No.

2. Yes.

3. No.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. The Government have no information.

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ADVANCES TO PROVINCES.

L LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE (Kamouraska):

Laurier Liberal

1. To which of the Provinces of Canada has the Government loaned or advanced sums of money as stated by the Acting Minister of

Finance in the House of Commons on the 2'5th of March, 1918?

2. What sums have -been so loaned or advanced to each province, respectively?

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March 27, 1918