April 4, 1918

UNI L

Hon. Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist (Liberal)

1. 15.

2. 2.

3. The Harris Abattoir Company., Ltd., and the Swift Canadian Co., Ltd., both of Toronto.

4. The Department of Agriculture has no information.

5. The licenses are not limited, the only conditions being eomformity to the law on the part of those holding them.

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Subtopic:   OLEOMARGARINE LICENSES.
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OTTAWA POSTMASTER.

L LIB

Mr. PROULX:

Laurier Liberal

1. What commission, if any, did Mr. A. G. Acres, Postmaster at the City of Ottawa, receive from the Government, for the purchase by him for the Government, of the land situate

on the North side of Wellington Street and on the West side of Bank Street?

2. Did Mr. Acres, or the real estate company with which he was connected before being appointed Postmaster of Ottawa, ever act for the Government in connection with the purchase of any other property?

3. Did Mr. Acres hold any position in the Militia of Canada, or in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces overseas?

4. If so, what was the position, and1 what was the salary attached thereto?

5. How much did he receive for allowance, living and travelling expenses?

8. How long was he overseas?

7. Did he go to Prance? If so, how long was he there?

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Subtopic:   OTTAWA POSTMASTER.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. SIFTON: (Minister of Customs)

Unionist

1. $22,260.42.

2 No information.

3. Yes.

4. Hon. captain and paymaster, 77th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, with pay as follows: Regimental pay, $3 per diem.

5. Field1 allowance, subsistence allowance and travelling expenses $867; separation allowance from 1st' August, 1915, to 31st December, 1916, at $40 per month $680.

6. On strength overseas, three months and eleven days.

7. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   OTTAWA POSTMASTER.
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DISTRIBUTION OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES.

L LIB

Mr. GAUTHIER:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the Government appointed' an agent of Transportation to control a regular distribution of fruits and vegetables?

2. If so, when was such appointment made?

3. Who has been appointed to this 'position, and what is his salary and duty?

4. Under the direction of which Department of the Government is he acting?

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Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES.
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UNI L

Hon. Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist (Liberal)

1. Yes.

2. On the 26th September, 1917, for a period of four months.

3. H. H. Schaefer; $200 per month; to assist in the movement of the apple and potato crops.

4. He is no longer in the employ of the Canada Food Board, his duty ceasing on the 26th January last.

CUSTOMS INQUIRY; NORFOLK COUNTY.

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Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES.
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L LIB

Mr. CAHILL:

Laurier Liberal

1. Did the Customs Department, or any other Department of the Government, hold- an inquiry at Simcoe, or elsewhere in the County of Norfolk, at any time since January 1st last? If so, where, and on what dates?

2. Was such inquiry the result of charges or of complaints made to the Government or to any Department thereof? If so, by whom were such charges or complaints made?

3. Were the Dominion Canners involved in such inquiry or investigation? If so, were their books gone into ?

4. Did such inquiry relate to Government contracts or drawbacks? If not, to what did it relate?

5. What was the result of such inquiry?

6. Was a report made? If so, to whom, and will the papers be brought down?

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Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. SIFTON: (Minister of Customs)

Unionist

1. Officers of customs held an inquiry at Simcoe on February 5th, 1918, and subsequent days.

2. Confidential information received by the customs led to this inquiry.

3. Yes. Their books were examined.

4. The inquiry related to drawback claims of the Dominion Canners.

5. The result of the inquiry was that some errors were found in the claims, and these were rectified.

6. A report was made to the Department of Customs. The papers will be brought down as usual when ordered.

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Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF FRUIT AND VEGETABLES.
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PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL DEBENTURES.

L LIB

Mr. TRAHAN:

Laurier Liberal

1. Was the subject relating to the issue, sale and negotiation of provincial, municipal and other debentures, as set forth in the Order in Council dated 22nd December, 1917, considered by the Provincial Premiers of Canada and the Federal Government, at (.he Conference held at Ottawa, in February, 1918?

2. If so, what was the deoision arrived at?

3. If not, why was the subject not considered?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL DEBENTURES.
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UNION

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

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

It is my impression that the report containing the conclusions of the conference has been laid on . the table of the House. The report contains all tlfe information available.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL DEBENTURES.
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CONFERENCE OF PROVINCIAL PREMIERS AT OTTAWA.

L LIB

Mr. TRAHAN:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is it the intention of the Government to produce before this House copies of the proceedings of the Conference -held' at Ottawa, in February, 1918, between the Provincial Premiers of Canada and the Government; also, copies of the resolutions adopted and the remarks made in relation thereto?

2. If not, why?

3. If so, when will the said copies be produced?

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Subtopic:   CONFERENCE OF PROVINCIAL PREMIERS AT OTTAWA.
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UNION

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

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

The report has been laid on the Table, about two weeks ago, I think.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CONFERENCE OF PROVINCIAL PREMIERS AT OTTAWA.
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ARRESTS UNDER THE MILITARY SERVICE ACT.

L LIB

Mr. TRAHAN:

Laurier Liberal

1. Out of the 3,89-5 men arrested by the poHce in virtue of the Military Service Act, 1917, how many were arrested in each of the provinces and the Yukon Territory?

2. Out of the 7,946 men enlisted in the United States, under the operation of the said Act, how many were from each of the provinces, and the Yukon Territory?

Major-General MEWBURN:

1. Following are the figures of men apprehended under the Military Service Act, divided into military districts:

Military District No. 1

295" " " 2

471" " " 3

507" " " 4

710" " " 5,

108" " " 6

292" " " 7

105" " " 10

447" " " 11.

378" " ' " 12

405" " " 13

177Total 3,895

Information is not available in this department as to how many were apprehended in the different provinces, except in so far as they are oo-terminous with the territorial limits of the districts.

2. No men have been enlisted in the United States under the operation of the Military Service Act.

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Subtopic:   ARRESTS UNDER THE MILITARY SERVICE ACT.
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS.

LIB

Mr. POWER:

Liberal

1. Who are the commissioned officers employed at Quebec by the Military authorities in connection with Recruiting Branch, Army Service Corps, The Royal Canadian Engineers, The Royal Canadian Garrison Artillery and The Royal Canadian Artillery?

2. How long have they been connected with each branch?

3. What service is each of them performing?

4. What' salary is each one of them receiving?

5. Who are those among them who have performed service overseas and how long have they been actually at the front?

6. How long were they in the trenches?

7. To which battalion did' they belong when overseas ?

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L LIB

Mr. W. H. WHITE:

Laurier Liberal

1. How many local tribunals were established throughout Canada under the Military Service Act?

2. What remuneration per diem was allowed each member of such tribunal?

3. What was remuneration per day for Secretary of tribunal and1 also for constables or caretaker of the Tribunal Sessional Chamber?

4. What has been the total expenditure to date on account of tribunals under the Military Service Act?

5. Are there any outstanding claims unpaid?

[Mr, Trahan. 1

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April 4, 1918