STATEMENT 'BY THE MINISTER OP JUSTICE.
On the Orders of the Day:.
Hon. C. J. DOHERTY (Minister of Justice) r I desire to answer a question which was put on Friday last by the hon. member for Westmorland (Mr. Copp). I was nqt present in the House when the question was put, but on the Orders of the Day the hon. member for Westmorland read what purported to be a report of some testimony given by Mr. Arruand Lavergne at the coroner's inquest in Quebec, as follows:
They then asked him to go and address the crowd, and as he had previously received the offer to act as chief keeper of records of the M.S.A., in Ottawa, which he had refused.
The hon. gentleman's question was whether Colonel Lavergne ever offered to act as chief keeper of records of the Military Service Act in Ottawa. I say in answer that there is no such office as chief keeper of records of the Military Service Act in Ottawa. I am assured by Colonel Machin of the Military IService Branch 'that there never was any offer whatsoever made of this non-existing position to 'Colonel Lavergne, nor, so far as he or any of his officers know, did Colonel Machin ever offer to fill that non-existing position. If Mr. Lavergne's testimony is correctly reported, it would appear to be an instance of the over-activity of, a too vivid imaginaton.
EXCESS CIRCULATION ISSUE BY THE BANKS.
RESOLUTION TO APPROVE PROCLAMATION OF GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL.
Motion agreed to.
On the motion of Hon. J. D. Reid the House returned to the "Orders of the Day."
CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE-THIRD READINGS.
Bill No. 9, respecting Fraser Lumber Company, Limited, and Fraser Companies, Limited.-Mr. Elkin.
Bill No. 22, respecting The Canadian Society of Civil Engineers and to change its name to "The Engineering Institute of Canada."-Sir Herbert Ames.
Bill No. 8, respecting The Cosmos Cotton Company.-Mr. Spinney.
PATENT OF O.G.C.L.J. OVERBECK.
House in committee on Bill No. 29 respecting a patent of O.G.C.L.J. Over-beck.-Mr. Fripp. Mr. Boivin in the Chair.
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