April 29, 1918


-Sir SAM HUGHES: 1. Is John Fraser the Auditor General of Canada? If so, what is his salary? 2. Is A. A. Fraser employed in the Auditor General's Office? If so, what salary? Is he a son of the Auditor General of -Canada? -3. Is Ethel Fraser employed in the Auditor General's Office? If so, at what salary, and is she a daughter of the Auditor General of Canada? 4. Has A. J. Fraser been paid -any amount through the Auditor General's Office fo-r services in connection with the recent election, or were there any amounts due him on this account? If so, how much, and- is he a son of the Auditor General of Canada? 5. Is W. A. Fraser employed in the Agriculture Department? If so, at what salary, antd is he a son of the Auditor General- of Canada? 6. Is H. J. Fraser employed in the Post Office Department? If so, at what salary, and is he a son of the Auditor General of Canada? 7. Is R. J. Fraser employed in the Naval Department? If so, at what salary, and is he a son of the Auditor General of Canada? 8. What amounts of public money have been paid- each to John Fraser and A. A. Fraser for travelling expenses during the two years ending December 31, 1917?


UNION

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

Unionist

1. (a) Yes; (b) $5,000 per annum.

2. (a) Yes; (b) $125 per month in connection with the payment of election accounts. He is a practising barrister of ten years' standing, (c) No information in the records of the office.

3. (a) Yes. She was appointed by the Civil Service Commission in 1911, after having obtained the highest standing in open competitive examination; (b) $1,250 per annum; (e) no information in the records -of the office.

4. (a) Yes; (b) $30 as enumerator in the recent election, and $205 for counting and recording soldiers' votes. Account certified by the General Returning Officer; (c) no information in the records of the office.

5. (a) Yes; (b) salary $2,100 per annum; (c) he is a son oif the Auditor General.

6. No.

7. (a) Yes; (b) $1,700; (c) yes.

8. John Fraser, 1916, $720.44; 1917,

$1,537.03, authorized by Order in Council. A. A. Fraser, 1916, $245.40; 1917, $135.25.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL.
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IMPERIAL MUNITIONS BOARD.

L LIB

Mr. PROULX:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the Minister of Militia or any member of the Government, or any official of the Militia Department any knowledge or information in regard to the staff of the Imperial Munitions Board copying during the months of November and December, 1917, lists of the names of soldiers.' wives and soldiers' dependents which were in the office of the Assigned Pay and' Separation Branch of the Department of Militia?

2i If so, who gave instructions for these lists to 'be handed over to these stenographers and typewriters in the Imperial Munitions Board?

3. Who supplied' the money which paid for the staff of the Imperial Munitions Board for copying these lists?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   IMPERIAL MUNITIONS BOARD.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. The minister has now been informed that some members of the staff of the Imperial Munitions Board did such copying after office hours, and the lists were made available for the purpose. No public money was paid therefor.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   IMPERIAL MUNITIONS BOARD.
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EGG INSPECTORS.

L LIB

Mr. PROULX:

Laurier Liberal

1. How many Egg Inspectors does the Minister of Agriculture propose appointing?

2. In what newspapers are notices being inserted that all applications should be sent to the Secretary of the Civil Service Commission, and that all appointments will be made on the basis of competitive examinations?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EGG INSPECTORS.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Five.

2. An advertisement has been inserted, according to regulations, in the Canada Gazette and copies distributed to the total of fifteen hundred (1,500) to post offices public libraries, Y. M. C. A. buildings and other public buildings throughout Canada. The advertisement states that all information can be obtained from the Live Stock Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, or from the secretary of the Civil Service Commission, and it further states that the appointments would be made upon the results of a special competitive examination.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EGG INSPECTORS.
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PENSION ALLOWANCE TO COL. LABATT.

L LIB

Mr. PROULX:

Laurier Liberal

1. What pension does Col. R. H. Labatt of the Pension Commissioners draw annually?

2. On what date was this1 pension granted?

3. Was it before or after Union Government was formed?

4. Does the Board of Pension Commissioners grant a full disability pension to soldiers who have an income from the Government or otherwise of $2,000?

5. Have all soldiers been granted full disability pension whose disease has been diagnosed as valvular disease of the heart?

6. Is there a case on record in the Office of the Pension Commissioners where a soldier who had an income of $5,000 was given a full disability pension?

7. Has Col. Labatt any other income except that provided by the Pensions Board?

8. Is Col. Labatt related in any way to any member of the present Government?

9. If so, what are the names of the members to whom he is related?

10. Do any of Col. Labatt's children draw pensions? '

11. If so, what are their names, ages and amount of pension each draws?

12. On what date was the pension granted to his children?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PENSION ALLOWANCE TO COL. LABATT.
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UNION

Mr. McCURDY: (Parliamentary Secretary of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment)

Unionist

1. $1,890 per annum, plus allowances amounting to, in all, $240 per annum for his two children aged 13 and 15.

2. October 16, 1917.

3. Pensions are not granted by the Government, and the granting of pension in any particular case does not in any way come before the Government. This pension, as all others, was granted by the board constituted for the purpose. The present Union Government was formed on October 12, 1917.

4. The income of the person entitled to a pension is not considered in determining the award.

5. In all such cases pension award is made in strict accordance with the Pension Regulations as approved by Parliament.

6. Yes.

7. No information.

8 and 9. No. But he is connected by marriage with Major-General the Honourable S. C. Mewburn and the Honourable 1. D. Reid.

10 and 11. Answered by No. 1.

12. Answered by No. 2.

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Subtopic:   PENSION ALLOWANCE TO COL. LABATT.
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MANUFACTURE OF OLEOMARGARINE.

L LIB

Mr. PROULX:

Laurier Liberal

1. What are the names of the 15 companies who made application to the Government for license for the manufacture of oleomargarine?

2. On what grounds were all except the Harris Abattoir Company and the Swift Canadian Company refused license?

3. Did the Government inquiry, of which Mr. George Henderson of Ottawa was Commissioner ascertain what percentage of stock Sir Joseph Flavelle held in the Harris Abattoir Company?

4. If so, what was the percentage?

5. Who are the owners and shareholders of the Swift Canadian Company, Ltd.?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MANUFACTURE OF OLEOMARGARINE.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. P. Burns & Co., Ltd., Calgary, Alta.; W. J. Bellingham, 376 Claremount Ave., Westmount, Que.; Canada Maple Exchange, 22 Vallee St., Montreal; Household Products Co., 2230 Chateaubriand Ave., Montreal; W. P. Downey, 88 Grey Nun St.,

Montreal; Bel-Air Display Co., 603 Ontario St. E., Montreal; Canadian Oleomargarine ivtfg. Co., 57-59 Blvd. Langelier, Quebec; Pure Food1 Products Co., St. Joseph and Crown Sts., Quebec; J. W. Gorham & Co., 236 Hollis St., Halifax, N.S.; Lambton Produce Co, Petrolia, Ont.; Harris Abattoir Co., Ltd., Toronto; Mandus Margarine Co., Toronto; Swift Canadian Co., Ltd., Toronto; National Broom and Brush Co., 25-29 Latour St., Montreal; M. And-resen, Squirrel Cove, B.C.

2. All except the Harris Abattoir Company and the Swift Canadian Company, Limited, of Toronto, were refused licenses at the time of their application because their establishments did not conform to the requirements of tne law as laid down in section 4 of the regulations passed on November 17, 1917.

3. The report of the commission of which Mr. George F. Henderson, J\.C., of Ottawa, was chairman does not deal explicitly with me points covered by questions 3 and 4, but statements in the report as to the proportion of stock held by Sir Joseph Flavelie in the Wm. Davies Company, Ltd., and as to the proportion of stock held by the Win. Davies Company, Ltd., in the Harris Abattoir Company, would indicate that the interests of Sir Joseph Flavelie in the Harris Abattoir Company were on May 12, 1917, approximately twenty per cent. The report in question has been tabled.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. No information.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MANUFACTURE OF OLEOMARGARINE.
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MILITARY SERVICE COUNCIL.

L LIB

*Mr. TOBIN:

Laurier Liberal

1. What are the names of the barristers or advocates employed by the Military Service Council and their respective salaries?

2. What is the basis of the difference of salaries?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE COUNCIL.
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UNION

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. DOHERTY:

The Military Service Council docs not employ barristers or advocates. If the hon. gentleman desires, as possibly he may,-to ascertain the names and salaries of lawyers employed by the registrars throughout the country, and if he will modify his question accordingly, I will be very glad to get the information. As the question stands now, the answer is that the Militray Service Council does not employ barristers.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE COUNCIL.
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MR. W. F. O'CONNOR, K.C.

UNION

Mr. MORPHY:

Unionist

1. What positions during the twelve months preceding April 15, 1918, has Mr. W. F. O'Connor occupied under the Government?

2. How much has he received from the Gov-

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ernment in remuneration or salary during the twelve months preceding the 15th April, 1918, for each of the said positions?

3. What is the total amount he has received from the Government during such period of twelve months?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. W. F. O'CONNOR, K.C.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. (a) Law Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General; (b) Examiner under Order in Council P.C. 2777 of November 10, 1916 (Cost of Living Regulations); (c) General Returning Officer for Canada for General Elections, 1917.

2. (a) Salary as Law Secretary, $5,000; (b) additional salary as Examiner as aforesaid, $2,000; (c) General Returning Officer, nil.

3. $7,000.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. W. F. O'CONNOR, K.C.
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April 29, 1918