April 8, 1918

LIB

Mr. POWER:

Liberal

1. Has the Militia Department or the Military Hospital Commission leased any properties in the City of Quebec since the first of January, 1917?

2. If so, from whom were these properties leased, at what rental, and on whose recommendation?

Major-General MEWBURN: 1. (a) Recruiting office in Quebec Railway Building, owned by Quebec Railway, Light and Power Company, (b) Upper floor, J. B. O'Brien, auto garage; (c) Cummings Building.

2. (a) Owned by Quebec Railway, Light and Power Company at $20 per month; (b) J. B. O'Brien Auto Company, $50 per month; (c) Mrs. Margaret M. Cummings, at $115 per month. All recommended by the General Officer Commanding Military District No. 5.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUEBEC PROPERTIES LEASED.
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FARM MACHINERY REPAIR PARTS.

UNI L

John Flaws Reid

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. J. F. REID:

What were the total receipts from the customs tariff during the fiscal period ending March, 1917, on threshing separators, threshing outfits, traction engines, self-binding reapers, ploughs, other farm machinery and repair parts, respectively?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FARM MACHINERY REPAIR PARTS.
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UNION

Arthur Lewis W. Sifton (Minister of Customs)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. SIFTON:

Threshing machine separators, $353,432.22; threshing machine separators, parts of, including wind stackers, 'baggers, weighers, and self feeders therefor, and finished parts thereof, for repairs, when imported separ-. ately, $124,463.62; portable engines with boilers in combination, and traction engines, for farm purposes, $896,356.05; harvesters, self-binding, $89,257.28; ploughs, and parts thereof, $373,504.03. Other farm machinery and parts thereof, viz:-Binding attachments, cultivators, weeders, drills, rollers, harrows, 'hay loaders, tedders, horse rakes, manure spreaders, mowers, potato diggers, reapers, fanning mills,

grain crashers, hay presses, fodder or feed cutters, horse powers for farm purposes, and parts of agricultural implements, n.o.p. $280,255.03.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FARM MACHINERY REPAIR PARTS.
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AMMUNITION INSPECTION.

L LIB

Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Who is In oharge of inspection, for the Government, of ammunition manufacture?

2. Who has charge of the inspection of the Canadian Explosives Company at Beloeil?

3. How many times since the 1st January, 1917, has the said company's establishment been inspected, and what are the dates of said inspections?

4. Is the Government aware that fires recently broke out in the said establishment and were extinguished only a few feet from storage containing T.N.T.?

Major-General MEWBURN :[DOT]

1. The Chief Inspector of Arms and Ammunition at Quebec.

2. No official of the Department of Militia and Defence is charged with the inspection of the Canadian Explosives' *premises at Beloeil.

An examiner (under the jurisdiction of the Chief Inspector of Arms and Ammunition) is stationed at Beloeil for the purpose of inspecting such supplies of ammunition and explosives as may foe ordered by this department from time to time.

3. The Government has no information.

4. No.

It may he added that the inspection of ammunition and explosives for the Imperial Government is carried out by representatives of the Imperial Ministry of Munitions of England, who are not under the jurisdiction of the Department of Militia and Defence.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   AMMUNITION INSPECTION.
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LAPRAIRIE-ST. LAMBERT DYKE.

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Mr. D@

Is it the intention of the Government to complete this season, the work already commenced of a dike along the St. Lawrence, Laprairle to St. Lambert?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LAPRAIRIE-ST. LAMBERT DYKE.
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UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Hon. Mr. CARVELL:

Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LAPRAIRIE-ST. LAMBERT DYKE.
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EXCHANGE BETWEEN CANADA AND UNITED STATES.

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*Mr. Du TREMBLAY:

1. Can the Prime Minister give the House and the country any reassuring information regarding the question of improving the rate of exchange on money as between the United States and Canada?

2. Was his recent mission to Washington in

connection with this matter, and was it successful ? -

3. Have any steps been taken to obtain from the British Government, concessions to Canada which will help the Canadian Government to improve the exchange situation as between Canada and the United States?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXCHANGE BETWEEN CANADA AND UNITED STATES.
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Right Hon. S@

The subject is, and lias been, under the consideration of 'the Government. There is no special announcement to be made at the [DOT]moment. Any necessary announcement will ibe made in due course.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXCHANGE BETWEEN CANADA AND UNITED STATES.
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STAFF OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL.

L LIB

Mr. DEVLIN:

Laurier Liberal

1. What are the number of officials and employees on the staff of the Privy Council who have been appointed since December, 1917?

2. What salary is paid to each, and what are their respective duties?

3. Have they passed the Civil Service Examination? .

4. Are any of military age?

5. What are the travelling, and living expenses of each one since coming to Ottawa?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   STAFF OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL.
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UNION

Newton Wesley Rowell (President of the Privy Council)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. ROWELL:

1 and 2. Assistant private secretary, $1,750; stenographer and typist, $800; typist, $700; messenger, $600.

3. Yes, or have complied with the law.

4. One, assistant private secretary. Was lieutenant in the C.E.F.; wounded at the battle of Zillefbeke and discharged from the army as unfit for further military service.

5. None.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   STAFF OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL.
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LEGAL ADVISER TO FOOD BOARD.

L LIB

Mr. E. LAPOINTE:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is there a legal adviser to the Canada Food Board ?

2. If so, what is his name, address and salary?

3. What is the total amount paid him to date?

4. Has he any assistants? If so, who are they, and what are their salaries?

\Hon. Mr. ORERAR:

1. Yes.

2. Francis Henry Keefer', K.C.; at present _[DOT] Ottawa, formerly, Port Arthur; no salary.

3. Nothing.

4. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LEGAL ADVISER TO FOOD BOARD.
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SOLDIERS CONVALESCENT HOME, PORT ARTHUR.

L LIB

Mr. PROULX:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the Government or any department thereof leased a residence or other building in Port Arthur, Ontario, for a Returned Soldiers' Convalescent Home, or for some like purpose?

2. If so, what is the name and occupation of the lessor, and what rental is paid for the building In question?

3. Is there a matron employed, or in charge of the said building so leased? If so, what is her name and salary?

4. How much has been paid to date to the lessor and to the matron?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SOLDIERS CONVALESCENT HOME, PORT ARTHUR.
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UNION

Mr. MCCURDY: (Parliamentary Secretary of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment)

Unionist

1. The Military Hospitals Commission was granted the free use of a private house

iat Port Arthur, Ontario, as a convalescent home for returned' soldiers.

2. The name of the donor is Frank H. Keefer, Esq., K.C., of Thorold, Ontario, no rental is paid for the building in question nor for the furniture which has also been loaned by the lessor.

3. The matron employed is Mrs. Hugh Keefer. Her services were rendered gratuitously for some two years until 1st May, 1917. She is now drawing a salary of $75 per month.

4. Nothing has been paid to the lessor. The 'amount paid to the matron to the 3let March, 1918, is $825.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SOLDIERS CONVALESCENT HOME, PORT ARTHUR.
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April 8, 1918