April 8, 1918

STEAMERS MONTCALM AND LADY GREY.

L LIB

Mr. GERVAIS:

Laurier Liberal

1. Are the Government steamers Montcalm and Lady Grey at present engaged in breaking ice on the River St. Lawrence?

2. If so, at what point, according to latest information, are said steamers so engaged?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   STEAMERS MONTCALM AND LADY GREY.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. BALLANTYNE: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. 3 p.m., Thursday, April 4th, 1918. Steamers Montcalm and Lady Grey reported working 500 feet below "Red Gas Buoy 66 Q" Batture Simon-approximately one mile below Grondines (North Shore) or 32 miles below Three Rivers, and 46 miles above Quebec.

April 6th, 1918, 6 p.m. Steamers Montcalm and Lady Grey reported working above Black Can buoy 73-Q, approximately half a mile below Cap Charles (South Shore) about 29 miles beiow Three Rivers. Ice conditions better.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   STEAMERS MONTCALM AND LADY GREY.
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POST OFFICE BERTHJIERVILLE.

L LIB

Joseph-Charles-Théodore Gervais

Laurier Liberal

Mr. GERVAIS:

What was the total cost of repairs to the post office building at Berthierville, since 1912?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE BERTHJIERVILLE.
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UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Hon. Mr. CARVELL:

249 th BATTALION.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE BERTHJIERVILLE.
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LIB

Mr. POWER:

Liberal

1. Has an investigation been made into the financial affairs of the 2'49th Battalion?

2. If so, what has been the result?

3. Has there been any misappropriation of the funds?

, 4. If so, what officers are implicated?

Major-General MEWBURN:

1. Yes.

2. Audit inspection not yet completed.

3. No. .

4. Answered by No. 3.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE BERTHJIERVILLE.
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APPEAL REPRESENTATIVE AT ST.

L LIB

Joseph Edmond Marcile

Laurier Liberal

*Mr. MARCILE:

Who has been the representative of the Department of Militia, before the Court of

Appeal, under the Military Service Act, presided over by Honourable Judge Martineau at St. Hyacinthe since December, 1917, up to the present date?

Major-General MEWBURN: The appeal

representative acting before Judge Martineau at 8t. Hyacinthe up to the 4th February, was A. O. Rondeau. This department has no knowledge of who has acted since that date, as the conducting of appeals was taken over on that date by the registrars.

FARM TRACTORS; REPAIR PARTS.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   APPEAL REPRESENTATIVE AT ST.
Sub-subtopic:   H Y AOINTHE.
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L LIB

William Daum Euler

Laurier Liberal

Mr. EULER:

In view of the fact that the Government has removed the duty on farm tractors and has retained the duties on certain necessary imported component parts which enter into the manufacture of tractors in Canada, is it the purpose of the Government to remove at an early date, the discrimination thus existing against the Canadian manufacturer by removing the duties upon the raw materials which enter into the Canadian product?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   APPEAL REPRESENTATIVE AT ST.
Sub-subtopic:   H Y AOINTHE.
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UNION

Arthur Lewis W. Sifton (Minister of Customs)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. SIFTON:

There is no discrimination against the Canadian manufacturer in this case. Provision was made by Order in Council of March 26, 1918, for drawback of duty on materials entering into the manufacture of traotors costing not more than $1,400.

BERTH!HR PUBLIC WORKS.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   APPEAL REPRESENTATIVE AT ST.
Sub-subtopic:   H Y AOINTHE.
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L LIB

Joseph-Charles-Théodore Gervais

Laurier Liberal

Mr. GERVAIS:

What is the cost of the wharves and icebreakers constructed by the Government on the Chicot River at St. Cuthbert, in the County of Berthier?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   APPEAL REPRESENTATIVE AT ST.
Sub-subtopic:   H Y AOINTHE.
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UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Hon. Mr. CARVELL:

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   APPEAL REPRESENTATIVE AT ST.
Sub-subtopic:   H Y AOINTHE.
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L LIB

Mr. GERVAIS:

Laurier Liberal

1. What is the total cost of the wharf the Government constructed at Berthierville?

2. What has been the cost of repairs of said wharf since its construction?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   APPEAL REPRESENTATIVE AT ST.
Sub-subtopic:   H Y AOINTHE.
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UNI L

Hon. Mr. CARVELL: (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

1. $20,736.16.

2. $707.25.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   APPEAL REPRESENTATIVE AT ST.
Sub-subtopic:   H Y AOINTHE.
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MR. W. V. WEBSTER.

L LIB

Mr. DESAULNIERS:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is there an employee, named W. V. Webster in the Department of the Interior?

2. Is there an employee, in the Department of Militia and Defence, named Gertrude Webster?

3. If so, are they husband and wife, and is this not a violation of the spirit and letter of the Civil Service Act?

4. If the Government is not aware as to the above, will it make inquiries to ascertain the facts?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. W. V. WEBSTER.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. BURRELL: (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Unionist

1. Yea.

2. Yes.

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3. No information.

4. Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. W. V. WEBSTER.
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REWARD FOR ARREST OF DESERTERS.

L LIB

Mr. LESAGE:

Laurier Liberal

1. Does the Government pay a bonus in the case of a person of military age who is apprehended for not having complied with the provisions of the Military Service Act?

2. If so, to which local officer or agency is said bonus paid?

3. Is it the intention of the Government to continue the said bonus system?

4. Is the Government aware that said bonus system is detrimental to the successful carrying out of those provisions of the Military Service Act relating to the drafting of recruits, and that it hinders the effectiveness of the work which is expected from the Federal officers?

Major-General MEWBURN:

1 and 2. Under Order in Council of the 24th December, 1917, (P.C. 3452), a reward of ten dollars may be paid to any civil, police or peace officer for the apprehension and delivery into military custody of a deserter or absentee without leave from the Canadian Expeditionary Force, or from the active militia of Canada on active service, or of a man who is absent without leave from the military forces of Canada, on account of his failure to comply with the terms of a Proclamation or Order under the Military Service Act, 1917.

3. So far as the Department of Militia and Defence is aware, there is no intention to discontinue the payment of this reward.

4. The Department of Militia and Defence is not aware that the payment of such rewards is detrimental to the successful operation of the Military Service Act.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   REWARD FOR ARREST OF DESERTERS.
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April 8, 1918