April 10, 1918


Motion agreed to.


UNION

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

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN moved:

That the House do now proceed to Notices of Motion.

Topic:   LEGISLATION RESPECTING BANKRUPTCY.
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Motion agreed to.


THE WAR.

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PENSIONS.

UNION

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

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

Order No. 13 has been on the Order Paper- for some time, and embodies a proposal which I think it would be very well for the House to adopt. In the absence of the hon. member for Kingston (Mr. Niekle), I beg to move on his behalf that the motion be passed in the

following terms, leaving out some unnecessary words in order to make it effective:

That a Special Committee be appointed to consider and report upon the Pension Board, the Pension Regulations and the sufficiency or otherwise of the relief afforded thereunder, the Pension lists in force in Canada for disabled and other soldiers and the dependents of those killed while on active service, and any other matters relating thereto or connected therewith, with power to send for persons, papers and records, to examine witnesses under oath and to report from time to time.

Topic:   THE WAR.
Subtopic:   SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PENSIONS.
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Motion agreed to.


UNION

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

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN moved:

That the House do now return to Motions.

Topic:   THE WAR.
Subtopic:   SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON PENSIONS.
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Motion agreed to.


INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES INVESTIGATION ACT AMENDMENT.


Hon. T. W. CROTHERS (Minister of Labour) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 48, to amend the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act, 1907.


L LIB
UNION

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Unionist

Hon. T. W. CROTHERS:

The proposed amendment will not affect the principle of the Act at all, but it has been found, in administering the Act, that it might be made materially more useful if some amendment were made touching the procedure under it. There are quite a humber of such changes, and I do not suppose the House desires me at this stage to go into all the details.

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES INVESTIGATION ACT AMENDMENT.
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L LIB

Charles Murphy

Laurier Liberal

Mr. MURPHY:

Will they call for an increased staff?

Topic:   INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES INVESTIGATION ACT AMENDMENT.
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UNION

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Unionist

Mr. CROTHERS:

No.

Motion agreed to and Bill read the first time.

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QUESTIONS.

MILITARY SERVICE ACT.

ENROLMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS.

UNION

Mr. MacNUTT:

Unionist

1. What is the total number of "draftees" under the "Military Service Act," up to 1st February, 1918?

2. How many were exempted for farm work?

3. How many were declared "medically unfit?"

4. What disposition has been .made of the "medically unfit?"

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT.
Subtopic:   ENROLMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS.
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UNION

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. DOHERTY:

I would like to ask the hon. gentleman to define his question a little more clearly. It is difficult to determine what he contemplates by " draftees." Does he contemplate men eligible for service and ordered to report, or men who

have been actually enrolled? It makes a difference not only as to the first question, but as to what is apparently contemplated by the other questions. I would be glad if the hon. gentleman would let me know exactly what he wants.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT.
Subtopic:   ENROLMENTS AND EXEMPTIONS.
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April 10, 1918