April 15, 1918

UNION

Robert Lorne Richardson

Unionist

Mr. RICHARDSON:

The man who has applied for this legislation is a British sub ject, although he may have a German name. He has a patent on a process to dealcoholize beer, take away the kick and leave the flavour. There was no strenuous opposition in the Committee on Private Bills, but owing to the current of the war he seems to have lost his rights, and he merely asks to be reinstated. He wants to be able to furnish the world with beer without the kick, and the committee felt unanimously that he ought to have that privilege.,

Bill reported, read the third time and passed.

Topic:   PATENT OF O.G.C.L.J. OVERBECK.
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QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by asterisks.)


MILITARY SERVICE ACT-WRITS OF HABEAS CORPUS.

L LIB

Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

Laurier Liberal

1. How many writs of Habeas Corpus have been taken out to date, in the military district

of Montreal, towards securing 'the freedom of conscripted men?

2-. Is the Government aware that in every case where writs of Habeas Corpus were taken out said writs were maintained by the Montreal tribunals, the military authorities admitting in each case that they had' no right to arrest the said conscripted men?

3. Is the Government aware that the authorities arrested men who were in possession of exemption certificates; that, in spite of protests, they were brought to barracks and not permitted to communicate with counsel?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT-WRITS OF HABEAS CORPUS.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

1. Eighteen.

2. No. Three have been withdrawn, twelve maintained, and three still pending.

3. No. While some had papers in their possession, there were doubts that they were the rightful owners.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT-WRITS OF HABEAS CORPUS.
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BUILDINGS IN OTTAWA LEASED BY GOVERNMENT.

L LIB

Mr. PAPINEAU: (Whip of the Liberal Party)

Laurier Liberal

1. How many buildings or parts of buildings under -lease by the Government, in the City of Ottawa, on the first day of February, 1915, have been vacated or the leases cancelled?

2. Who are the owners of said buildings?

3. Where are the said buildings situated1?

4. What rent per annum was paid for each of them?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BUILDINGS IN OTTAWA LEASED BY GOVERNMENT.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Militia and Defence, 2; Public Works,

11. J

2. Militia and Defence, J. C. Brennan, and the Ottawa Ladies' College-. Pu-blic Works,

H. N. Bate & Son, Ltd., Thoe. Fleming, J. P. Laurin, Molsons Bank, Dr. Frederick McKinnon., W. H. Martin & Co., A. K. Mills & Son, J. L. Rochester et al, Slater Estate, Edward Desmereaux and J. B. Duford and W. G. Gharleeon.

- 3. Militia and Defence: 203 Queen street and Albert street. Public Works: Building *at 10-12 Albert street; brick building, 347 Sparks s-treet; brick building, 95 George street; premises two stories, 64-66 George street; house, 72 Elgin street; basement of building, 174-176-178 Wellington street; Mills building, 188 Slater street; second, third floors and part of basement of 124-126-128 Queen street; Lot No. 11, south side of Wellington street; two top flats of building, 109 Rideau street; firs-t -and second floors of building, 113 Rideau street, with shed in rear.

4. Militia -and. Defence: $3,000 per annum -and $6,000 per annum. Public Works: Building at 10-12 Albert street, $1,600 per *annum; brick building, 347 Sparks street, $1,080 per annum; brick building, 95 George street, $1,200 per annum; premises, two stories, 64-66 George street, $1,800 per annum; house, 72 Elgin street, $780 per

annum; basement of building, 174-176-178 Wellington street, $900 per annum; Mills building, 188 -Slater street, $573.30 per annum; second, third floors and part of basement of 124-126-128 Queen street, $6,200 *per annum-; Lot No. 11, south side of Wellington street, $360 per annum; two top flats of building, 109 Rideau street, $1,677 per annum; first and second floors of building, 113 Rideau street, with shed in rear, $7,053.60 per annum.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   BUILDINGS IN OTTAWA LEASED BY GOVERNMENT.
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PRESENTATION OF AEROPLANES TO BRITISH GOVERNMENT.

L LIB

*Mr. LEMIEUX:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is it the intention of the Government to present a squadron of aeroplanes, as a unit in the flying corps, to the British Government?

2. H-as any correspondence been exchanged between the Government and the Canadian Aviation Fund, on this subject?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF AEROPLANES TO BRITISH GOVERNMENT.
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UNION

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Unionist

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

Some interviews have taken place in reference to the subject matter mentioned in the question of the hon. member, and further information will be given at a proper time a little later. PURCHASE OF HAY IN LEVIS COUNTY.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF AEROPLANES TO BRITISH GOVERNMENT.
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L LIB

Mr. BOURASSA:

Laurier Liberal

1. From whom did- the Government purchase hay in the County of Levis?

2. When was said hay purchased?

3. What quantity of hay was purchased, and at what price?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF AEROPLANES TO BRITISH GOVERNMENT.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. No information.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PRESENTATION OF AEROPLANES TO BRITISH GOVERNMENT.
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CASE'S BEFORE LOCAL APPEAL TRIBUNALS.


-Mr. ARCHAMBAULT: 1. Has an Order in Council been passed recently prohibiting the rehearing of cases before the local Appeal Tribunals in connection with the Military Service Act, 1917? 2. If so, at what date? 3. Will the said Order in Council be produced?


UNION

*Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. iMarch 2nd, 1918.

3. Yes, if not already produced.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CASE'S BEFORE LOCAL APPEAL TRIBUNALS.
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CAPTAIN SAUCIER-ENGINEERS' TRAINING DEPOT OFFICERS.

L LIB

Joseph Archambault

Laurier Liberal

Mr. AROHAMBAULT:

X. Is Major T. C. Keefer a member of the Commission which i-s at present investigating the matter of Captain Saucier, at Montreal, the same Major T. C. Keefer who is attached to the Engineers' Training Depot at St. Johns, Province of Quebec?

2. What were the salaries, on 17th December, 1917, of the following officers of the Engineers' Training Depot, at St. Johns, Province of Quebec: Col. W. W. Melville, Major T. C. Keefer, Capt. R. W. Powell, Capt. J. P. Campbell, Capt.

L. Pettigrew, Lt. R. R. Knight, Lt. D. B. Armstrong, Lt. A. D. Adney, Lt. R. M. Trow, Lt. H. J, Young, Lt. H. S. Phillips, Lt. J. V. Cul-bert, Lt. H. Blackadder, Lt. Paul Bourget, Lt. J. C. Aimer, Lt. H. P. Duthie?

3. Are the said officers at present attached to the St. Johns Training Depot, and are they being paid the same salary which they received on the 17th December, 1917?

Major-General MEWBURN:

1. Yes.

2. The pay and allowances-of the respective ranks held by these officers in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

3. The following officers are at present on the strength of the Engineer Training Depot at St. Johns, P.Q., at the same rates of ,pay:-Lt.-Colonel W. W. Melville, Major T. C. Keefer, Capt. R. W. Powell, M.C., Capt. J, P. Campbell, Capt. L. Pettigrew, Lieut. R. R. Knight, Lieut. D. B. Armstrong, Lieut. E. T. Adney, Lieut. R. M. Trow, Lieut. H. S. Phillips.

The following officers have left for overseas since December, 17th, 1917:-Lieut. H. G. Young, Lieut. J. V. Culbert, Lieut. H. Blackadder, Lieut. P. Bourget, Lieut. H. P. Duthie.

The following officer was struck off the strength on January 22nd, 1918:-Lieut. J. C. Armer.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CAPTAIN SAUCIER-ENGINEERS' TRAINING DEPOT OFFICERS.
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BANKS' DEPOSIT WITH CENTRAL GOLD RESERVE,

April 15, 1918