what lands he intends to purchase for training areas?
Major-General MEWBURN: There is
about $10,000 still to be paid on account of Valcartier camp. There are three or four small parcels of land to be purchased in Nova Scotia for defence purposes, probably costing between two and three thousand dollars. There are, therefore, at the present moment some $15,000 needed to meet existing engagements on account of land purchases, and a vote of $50,000 will leave $35,000 for any additional purchases that may be required during the year. It is possible that the negotiations for the purchase of the outstanding properties at Valcartier camp will be completed this year,-and the payments consequently met from current appropriation. Nearly all these cases, however, are before the Exchequer Court and it is quite possible that court may not render its decisions before the expiration of the fiscal year, and therefore the Department of Justice advise that provision had better be made in next year's estimates for the payment of the compensation dlue.
details as to the expenditure of the $200,000 voted last year?
Major-General MEWBURN: That all appears in the Auditor General's Report.
IMr. CANNON: According to the Auditor General's Report, much to my surprise, I see that Mr. Arrnand Lavergne has received a certain amount for legal services. ' Is he retained by the Militia Department?
Major-General MEWBURN: He may
have been employed by one of the people whose land was taken, and judgment was given and probably this relates to his costs. I have no knowledge of his being employed by the Militia Department or any other department.