April 22, 1918

MAJOR J. W. MARJESON.

LIB

Mr. POWER:

Liberal

1. What position does Major J. W. Marjeson hold in the Department of Militia and Defence?

2. What is his salary?

3. Is any separation allowance drawn by any person on his account?

[Mr. Doherty.!

4. What amounts were paid him during the months of November and December, 1917?

5. What qualifications does he possess to justify him holding his present rank?

6. What qualifying course has he followed in order to obtain that rank?

7. By whom was he recommended for his

present position? ,

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. President, Separation Allowance Board; Chairman, Refund Adjustment Board.

2. Major in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and is paid, in addition to pay and allowances of his rank, $1 per day extra duty pay and 80 cents per day .subsistence allowance.

3. Yes, separation allowance is paid to his wife at Major's rate.

4. Answered by No. 2. (He was on leave from November 20 to December 20).

5. He was a Lieutenant in the 75th Regiment, having taken a course at Aldershot in 1910. He was appointed Paymaster 25th Battalion, C.E.F., with the rank of Captain, and, after 18 months' service overseas and in Canada, was given the rank of Major. Under P. C. 447 constituting the Separation Allowance Board, the President must be a returned soldier, a Field Officer and a person having legal knowledge.

6. Answered by No. 5.

7. By the then Accountant and Paymaster-General.

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JAS. STARRATT MARSHALL.

LIB

Mr. POWER:

Liberal

1. Has there been since August, 1914, a person named Jas. Starratt Marshall, of Spa Springs, Annapolis county, in the Active Militia of Canada?

2. If not, when did he leave the service?

3. If so, when did he join the service, and what has been i;is occupation?

4. What amount has he received during the period in which he was employed?

5. Has the Government any information as to whether or not whilst in the service he carried on the work of launidryman either In his public or private capacity?

6. If in the former capacity, what extra pay did he receive?

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UNION

Martin Burrell (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. BURRELL:

When the horn,

gentleman asked this question the other day, the minister suggested' that if the hon. gentleman would give further information, he might 'be able to .answer the question. The hon. gentleman has not yet given any further information.

Question stands*.

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EAST OACOUNA WHARF.

L LIB

*Mr. GAUVREAU:

Laurier Liberal

1. Does the Minister of Public Works know that the wharf, which was constructed at East Cacouna in spite of much local opposition, is

an obstruction to light-craft navigation and is of no public usefulness whatever?

2. If not, is it the Minister's intention to investigate the matter with a view to avoiding needless expense in connection with said wharf in the future?

lion-. Mr. CARVELL: No, and nothing

in the departmental records show that there was opposition to the construction of the work. The District Engineer states wharf is not an obstruction to- light-craft navigation, but is of public usefulness by providing a landing at high tide for small craft crossing from upper end of Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs.

CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY SHARES. '

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L LIB

Louis Joseph Papineau (Whip of the Liberal Party)

Laurier Liberal

Mr. PAPINEAU:

Has the Government acquired the five-sixths of all the shares of the Canadian Northern Railway as authorized by chapter 24 of the Statutes of 1917? If so, when?

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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. REID:

Yes, as of October 1, 1917.

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ORPINGTON MILITARY HOSPITAL.

L LIB

Mr. PAPINEAU: (Whip of the Liberal Party)

Laurier Liberal

1. Does the Government contribute to the maintenance of the Ontario Military Hospital at Orpington?

2. If so, to what extent?

3. Is there any agreement or contract to that effect? If so, what is it?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. BURRELL (for Major-General Mewburn): (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Unionist

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HIGH COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE, LONDON.

L LIB

Louis Joseph Papineau (Whip of the Liberal Party)

Laurier Liberal

Mr. PAPINEAU:

At page ZZ-227 of the Auditor General's Report for the year ending March 31, 1916, we find that the sum of 3367,443.39 was advanced by the High Commissioner's Office to the Chief Paymaster, London, and that said sum is a balance of advances unaccounted for.

1. Has an account of said advances been rendered since the Report of the Auditor General was tabled?

2. If not, has the Government endeavoured to obtain such an account justifying or explaining the disposition of said amount?

3. Who was in charge of the High Commissioner's Oflice, at London, during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1916?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. BURRELL (for Major-General Mewburn): (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Unionist

1. Yes; accounting will appear in the Auditor General's Report, year ending March 31, 1917, which is now in hands of the printer.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Sir George Perley, acting High Commissioner for Canada. Mr. W. L. Griffiths, secretary.

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SICKNESS OF SOLDIERS ON LEAVE.

UNION

Mr. CURRIE:

Unionist

1. What steps have been taken to establish a safe routine for dealing with the numerous eases ef sickness of soldiers while on leave?

2. Has the Government in contemplation the extending of any compensation to the families that have suffered by the lack of such a system?

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UNION

Hon. Mr. REID (for Major-General Mewburn) : (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. In the General Instructions concerning hospitals immediately to be issued, the following appears-:

"No Officer, N.C.O. or man will be treated at his own home, but will be transferred under the direction and supervision of a Medical Officer to a Military Hospital, except when, in the opinion of his medical attendant, it will be unwise to move him."

2. No, but individual cases receive consideration as they arise.

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FOOD CONTROL DEPARTMENT EXPENSES.

April 22, 1918