April 18, 1918

MR. TUCKER.

UNION

Mr. PORTER:

Unionist

1. Is the Government aware that Mr. Tucker, appointed by the Honourable the Minister of Agriculture, as agricultural representative on the Leave of Absence Board of No. 3 Military District, was in the recent Dominion Election a strong, active opponent of the endorsed Union Government Candidate in East Hastings?

2. Is it the policy of the Government to appoint such opponents to office?

3. If the Government at the time of this appointment was unaware of the fact stated in question No. 1, will it now satisfy itself as to the fact and take action? If so, what action?

4. Was any private member of the Union Government in Military District No. 3 consulted or advised with in regard to this appointment? If not, from what source was the information obtained to satisfy the Honourable Minister who made the appointment?

5. What were the necessary qualifications the Honourable the Minister of Agriculture, by inquiry, ascertained Mr. Tucker possessed for the position to which he was so appointed, enumerating them?

Topic:   MILK SUPPLY IN LARGE CENTRES.
Subtopic:   MR. TUCKER.
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UNI L

Hon. Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist (Liberal)

1. No.

2, 3, 4 and 5. The policy of the Government is to select the persons best qualified to fill any office or position of trust. In selecting an agricultural representative on this and other Leave-of-Absense Boards the Government endeavoured to obtain necessary information from various sources as to the knowledge, experience and good judgment of the person proposed to be appointed. The Government is satisfied that Mr. Tucker possesses the necessary qualifications

for the efficient discharge of the duties of the position to which he was appointed, and, as at present advised, it does not propose to take any further action in the matter.

Topic:   MILK SUPPLY IN LARGE CENTRES.
Subtopic:   MR. TUCKER.
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MILITIA CENSORS AND DECODERS.

L LIB

John Ewen Sinclair

Laurier Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish and Guys-boro):

What are the names of all officers at Hazel Hill and Canso, N.S., employed as censors and decoders or in any way connected with said Branch of the Service, and the gross amount paid to each during the calendar year 1917?

Major-General MEWBURN:

Name. Rank. Gross Amount Received during 1917.Rice, H. A Censor 82555 00Hart, Major G. VV.. Asst. Censor 1825 00Self, George (( 1825 00Hambling, T. P " 1825 00Rutherford, J. McG. Fraser, R. G Deputy Asst. Censor 1825 00 1460 00Cousins, John A.... Decoding Clerk.. 1104 00Hadley, E. H 1104 00Keating, F. M <( 1104 00MacDonald, A. H. << 1104 00Strople, Harold " 147 50Smiley, Miss E. St C. Typist and Stenographer. ... 101 50

Topic:   MILK SUPPLY IN LARGE CENTRES.
Subtopic:   MILITIA CENSORS AND DECODERS.
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PRINTING AND STATIONERY.

L LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish and Guys-boro):

Laurier Liberal

1. Has any money been paid for printing by the Department of Militia and Defence, either in Canada or Overseas, or by the Government, during the year 19J7, to L. Upcott Gill & Son, Limited, 5-5-57 Drury Lane, London, W.C., or to Canada Newspaper Company, Limited, Kings-way House, London, W.C.?

2. If so, how much, and when were the said payments made?

Major-General MEWBURN:

1 and 2. On March 31, 1917, the sum of $605.41 was paid .to Messrs'. Upcott, Gill & Son, Ltd., for printing and stationery by the Chief Paymaster Overseas. There is no record of any payment to Canada Newspaper Company.

Topic:   MILK SUPPLY IN LARGE CENTRES.
Subtopic:   PRINTING AND STATIONERY.
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POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT LEASES IN OTTAWA.

L LIB

Mr. DECHENE:

Laurier Liberal

1. How many buildings have been rented by the Government in the city of Ottawa since January 1, 1910, for the Post Office Department?

2. Who are the owners of the said buildings?

3. What rent per annum was paid for these buildings or parts of buildings?

4. For what time or term are buildings rented?

Topic:   MILK SUPPLY IN LARGE CENTRES.
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT LEASES IN OTTAWA.
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UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Hon. Mr. CARVELL:

Description of premises.

Lessors.

22980 square feet in eastern portion of Union Bank building, facing Sparks street.

10160 square feet in portion of Union Bank building at rear of Langevin block.

R. L. & R, Blackburn.

Rooms 608-609 and 611 in Union Bank building.

3rd floor of Hope building corner Sparks and Elgin streets.

Jas Hope & Sons

West offices of the ground floor of The Rideau Club Rideau Club building, Wellington street.

15980 square feet in Robinson Hiram Robinson. building, Queen street.

Rental. Term of lease.

$ cts.

22,695 00 5 years to J uly 16,1918.

8,666 67 Premises first occupied January 6, 1912. Present lease is for 3 years and expires January 6, 1920.

1,154 00 August 1, 1914 to July 15, 1918.

2,500 00 Premises first occupied January 29, 1913. Present lease is for 2 years and expires on January 29,1920.

1,800 00 Premises first occupied May 1, 1912. Present lease is for 5 years and expires May 1, 1922.

6,346 28 Premises first occupied September 1, 1912. Present lease is for 3 years and

expires September 1, 1918.

Topic:   MILK SUPPLY IN LARGE CENTRES.
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT LEASES IN OTTAWA.
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WOMEN'S CONFERENCE.

L LIB

*Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Was a conference held at Ottawa during the present year between the President of the Council and certain women delegates invited to be present thereat?

2. If so, was the cost of holding the said conference defrayed in whole or in part by the Government?

3. How much was paid by the Government in connection with the said conference?

Topic:   MILK SUPPLY IN LARGE CENTRES.
Subtopic:   WOMEN'S CONFERENCE.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. ROWELL: (President of the Privy Council)

Unionist

1. A conference was held at Ottawa, February 28th-March 2nd, between the War Committee of the Cabinet and certain representative women from the several provinces.

2. The expenses of the conference were defrayed by the Government.

3. $4,427.91.

Topic:   MILK SUPPLY IN LARGE CENTRES.
Subtopic:   WOMEN'S CONFERENCE.
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SPECIAL TRAINS.

L LIB

*Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Have any special trains been used by the President of the Council since his appointment as a member of the present Government?

2. If so, how many, and what was their total cost?

Topic:   MILK SUPPLY IN LARGE CENTRES.
Subtopic:   SPECIAL TRAINS.
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UNION

Mr. ROWELL: (President of the Privy Council)

Unionist

1. The Unionist Committee of Ontario provided an engine and caboose for the President of the Council, from Mitchell to Sea-forth, a distance of twelve miles, to keep a speaking engagement during the last election campaign. Apart from this no special train has been used by the President of the Council.

2. There has been no cost to the country.

Topic:   MILK SUPPLY IN LARGE CENTRES.
Subtopic:   SPECIAL TRAINS.
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CONFERENCE WITH ORGANIZED LABOUR.

L LIB

Mr. ARCHAMBAULT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Was a Conference held at Ottawa during the present year between Members of the Government and certain representatives of organized labour invited to be present thereat?

2. If so, was the cost of holding the said Conference defrayed in whole or in part by the Government?

3. How much, if any, was paid by the Government in connection with the said Conference?

Topic:   MILK SUPPLY IN LARGE CENTRES.
Subtopic:   CONFERENCE WITH ORGANIZED LABOUR.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. CROTHERS: (Minister of Labour)

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. $4,427.

Topic:   MILK SUPPLY IN LARGE CENTRES.
Subtopic:   CONFERENCE WITH ORGANIZED LABOUR.
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TORONTO SECRETARIAL FUND.

April 18, 1918