April 24, 1918

SELECT COMMITTEE ON PENSIONS.


Hon. N. W. ROWELL (President of the Council) presented the second report of the Select Special Committee appointed to consider and report upon the Pension Board and Pension Regulations for disabled and other soldiers; recommending that it he given power to print its proceedings from day to day. On motion of Hon. Mr. Rowell, the report was concurred in.


VACANCY IN ELECTORAL DISTRICT OF GLENGARRY AND STORMONT.

UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the House that I have received notification of a vacancy having occurred in the representation of the electoral district of Glengarry and Stormont by. the decease of John McMartin, Esquire.

I have accordingly issued my warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery to make out a new writ of election foT the said electoral district.

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*SELECT STANDING COMMITTEES.

UNION

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN moved:

That the name of Mr. Nicholson (Algoma) be transferred from the Committee on Public Accounts to that of Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines ; and that the name of Mr. Campbell be transferred from the Committee on Marine and Fisheries to that of Railways, Canals and Telegraph Lines.

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Motion agreed to.


REPORTS AND PAPERS.


Statement of amounts paid to newspapers, etc., on account of Victory Loan advertising.-Sir Robert Borden. Copy of Order in Council P. C. 70/942- Allowance to chief examining officers at Canadian naval ports.-Hon. Mr. Ballan-tyne. Order in Council P. C. 950, establishment of the rank of warrant writer in the R. N. C. V. R.-Hon. Mr. Ballantyne.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by asterisks).


MS. HARRY C. DE WOLF.

L LIB

Mr. PROULX:

Laurier Liberal

1. Was there a gentleman employed by the Dominion Government at Ottawa, as an assistant to Mr. W. F. O'Connor in election work, named De Wolf (ot De Wolfe) ?

2. If so, what salary did he draw?

3. Is he still in the Government employ? If so, in what capacity, and at what salary?

4. Has -this gentleman, previous to his coming to Ottawa, any technical training fitting him for these positions?

5. What was his previous occupation?

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Yes, Harry C. DeWolf, as chief election clerk appointed and employed by the General Returning Officer pursuant to section 4 clause (b) of Part IV of the Dominion Elections Act.

2. $250 per month.

3. Yes, as -secretary of the Canada Registration Board, salary $300 per month.

4. Yes, for many years chief clerk of an ocean transportation company, with control over a large administrative staff and accustomed to direct affairs of business.

5. Answered by No. 4.

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BOLO PASHA.

L LIB

*Mr. MURPHY:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is the Government aware that in a report from Perley Morse & Co., Accountants, of 61 Broadway, New York, to Merton E. Lewis, Attorney General of New York State, it was disclosed that Bolo Pasha, who was sentenced to death in Paris for treason, had transferred the sum of $170,063.03 from his account in the Royal Bank of Canada to J. P. Morgan & Co.?

2. Has the Government taken any steps to investigate the dealings of the said Bolo Pasha with the said Bank, or with any person or persons in Canada?

3. If not, will such steps be taken?

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UNION

MILITARY SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS WITH ALLIED NATIONS.

L LIB

Mr. FONTAINE:

Laurier Liberal

1. Does the Government intend to enter into, any agreement with allied nations such as Italy and Belgium, in order to conscript their subjects coming under Class A of the Military Service Act, 1917, and living in this country?

2. Does the Government intend to revise the medical examinations or exemptions of men of Class No. 1 before calling in for service Class-No. 2 under the Military Service Act, 1917?

3. Does the Government intend to propose, at this session, an amendment to the Military Service Act, 1917, in order to bring under the law young men who have attained the age of twenty, sinoe the coming into force of the said Act?

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UNION

Sir ROBERT BORDEN: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

1. Information as to arrangements with Allied nations has already been given to the House, and the hon. member is referred to that information.

2. A board of medical review was appointed some weeks ago.

3. The Order in Council which has already been approved by the House is an answer to this portion of the question.

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April 24, 1918