May 1, 1918

REPORT PRESENTED.


Ninth annual report of the Commission of Conservation.-Hon. Mr. Rowell.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by asterisks.)


PURCHASE OF INCUBATORS.

L LIB

Mr. PAPINEAU: (Whip of the Liberal Party)

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the Government bought from Chas. Hearson and Company, of London, three incubators for the price of $157.93 and a hot-air sterilizer for the price of $50.45, as mentioned in the Auditor General's Report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1916?

2. If so, what use has been made of these incubators and sterilizer?

3. Whjere have they been utilized?

Major-General MEWBURN:

1. Yes.

2. They were placed in hospitals of the Canadian military authorities at Salisbury and elsewhere in England for use in the laboratories, for the culture of germs.

3. Answered by No. 2.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF INCUBATORS.
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PORK, BACON AND HAM IN COLD STORAGE.

L LIB

Mr. KAY:

Laurier Liberal

1. What was the number of pounds of (a) pork, (b) ham, and (c) bacon held in cold storage in Canada on March 1, 1917,, and on March 1, 1918, respectively?

2. What was the estimated number of pigs in Canada on the same dates?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PORK, BACON AND HAM IN COLD STORAGE.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Reports from 83 per cent of cold storage companies show quantities in cold storage March 1, 1917, as follows:

Bacon 5,687,767 pounds.

Ham 2,942,667 "

#Smoked meats 8,873,564 "

Pork 23,946,100 "

(Judging from the holdings reported later, when returns were made by all cold storage companies, the holdings reported for March 1, 1917, represented about 97 per cent of the total.)

Quantities in cold storage March 1, 1918, were as follows:

Bacon 4,087,565 pounds.

Ham 1,421,985 "

#Smoked meats 8,114,571 "

Pork 19,895,869 "

*Represents bacon and ham not reported separately.

2. The estimated number of pigs in Canada in June, 1917,. was 3,618,382, as compared with 3,474,840 in June, 1916. There are no figures available for March 1, 1917 or 1918.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PORK, BACON AND HAM IN COLD STORAGE.
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ACCOUNT OF P. NEWHOUSE.

L LIB

Louis Joseph Papineau (Whip of the Liberal Party)

Laurier Liberal

Mr. PAPINEAU:

With respect to the following item which appears in the Auditor General's Report for the year ending March 31, 1916, at page ZZ-247; Newhouse, P., advance and imprest account unaccounted for $9,733.33.

1. Has the said P. Newhouse rendered an account of said advances since the said report was tabled?

2. If not, has the Government taken any step to obtain such an account?

Major-General MEWBURN: This information is being requested by letter from the Overseas Military Forces of Canada.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ACCOUNT OF P. NEWHOUSE.
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L'ASSOMPTION AND MONTCALM RETURNING OFFICER.

L LIB

Mr. SEGUIN:

Laurier Liberal

1. What is the name and address of the returning officer who acted in the county of L'As-somption and Montcalm at the election of December 17, 1917?

2. What amount has he received for his services, and has he been paid in full?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   L'ASSOMPTION AND MONTCALM RETURNING OFFICER.
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UNION

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

Unionist

Hon. Mr. BURRELL:

The returning

officer for L'Assomption-Montcalm for the election of December 17, 1917, was Dr. Louis Azarie Foisy, of L'Epiphanie, Quebec. He has received an advance of $200 on account of election expenses for his district, and has in his possession the forfeited deposit of Mr. J. B. T. Richard, amounting to $200. His accounts have not been paid, other than the advances as above.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   L'ASSOMPTION AND MONTCALM RETURNING OFFICER.
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DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC INFORMATION.

LIB

Joseph Philippe Baby Casgrain

Liberal

*Mr. CASGRAIN:

April 22-Referring to question answered by the Government on March 21, in regard to the Director of Public Information for Canada-

1. How many persons are employed in this office at the present time?

2. By whom was Mr. Frank Yeigh employed as lecturer and organizer at $350 a month prior to taking up this work?

3. By whom was Mr. W. S. LeSueur employed as advertising manager at $20'0 a month prior to taking up this work?

4* By whom was Miss M. Wilson employed as journalist at $100 a month prior to taking up this work ?

5. Is the Federal Press referred to in the case of the employment of Miss M. Currie, the same office as was generally known as the Conservative Headquarters, Slater Street, Ottawa?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC INFORMATION.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Ten, with two in addition, temporarily employed.

2. Mr. Frank Yeigh was engaged in special work for the Y.M.C.A., and in addition, in lecturing and literary work, and reports that he was ini receipt for this work of at least $350 a month.

3. Mr. LeSueur was receiving $150 a month from the Y.M.C.A., and had an additional income of $50 a month from other special literary work.

4. Montreal Daily Mail.

5. Miss Currie was formerly employed in the Federal Press, Slater Street, Ottawa. She resigned from the Department of Public Information on 31st March, 1918.

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Subtopic:   DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC INFORMATION.
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LETTER CARRIERS' SALARIES.

L LIB

Mr. DESLAURIERS:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is it the intention of the Government to undertake a fair readjustment of the letter carriers' salaries in Canada, on account of the high cost of living?

2. Why do the letter carriers in Eastern Canada not receive a salary equal to that paid to the letter carriers in Western Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LETTER CARRIERS' SALARIES.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

1. The question is under consideration.

2. An addition has long been in existence in the West, based on the higher cost of living.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   LETTER CARRIERS' SALARIES.
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May 1, 1918