May 6, 1918

UNION

Sir SAM HUGHES:

Unionist

1. Did the Auditor General furnish itemized accounts of his own expenditure while overseas in 1916?

2. If so, what was the total amount of such

accounts ? .

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE AUDITOR GENERAL.
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UNION

MILITARY SERVICE ACT.

L LIB

Georges Parent

Laurier Liberal

*Mr. PARENT:

Has the Government the intention of ignoring the Military Service Act which authorizes the conscription of one hundred thousand men and

cause more men to enlist without Parliament being consulted?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT.
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UNION

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

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

The answer to this question is in the negative.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT.
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CANADIAN AVIATION FUND.

L LIB

*Mr. LEMIEUX:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the Government received from the Canadian Aviation Fund, a new request for one squadron of training machines to be offered to the British Government?

2. If so, what decision has been arrived at in the matter?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN AVIATION FUND.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. The subject will be taken up in the immediate future with the proper authority.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADIAN AVIATION FUND.
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FRENCH TREATY.


* Mr. LEMIEUX: 1. Has the Government been officially notified that France intended to abrogate her treaty of commerce with Canada in April, 1919? 2. Is it the intention of the Government to negotiate a new treaty with France?


CON

MR. W. F. O'CONNOR.


# Mr. GAUVREAU: Referring to the question answered by the Government on April 29>th regarding the remuneration or salary paid to W. F. O'Connor for the twelve months prior to April 15, 1918, to which the Government replied that 'Mr. O'Connor had received, as Law Secretary $5,000, as Cost of Living Commissioner $2,000, and as General Returning Officer nil. 1. Did the Government not pay to Mr. O'Connor on the very next day, namely, April 16. 1918, $2,000 for services rendered as General Returning Officer? 2. For the twelve months prior to April 17, 1918, has not the Government paid IMr. W. F. O'Connor for services rendered, $9,000?


UNION

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

Unionist

1. Yes, for services rendered and to be rendered.

2. No. Mr. O'Connor's services in the Labour Department ceased on April 4.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. W. F. O'CONNOR.
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GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENTS.

UNION

Mr. BURNHAM:

Unionist

1. Which constitutes the ultimate authority for the appointment and payment of those employed in the public service, the people, as represented by the House of Commons, or the Government only?

2. Has the public, through its representatives duly elected, the right to he consulted regarding such appointments^

3. Does the Government make any appointment to the public service without recognizing the right of constituencies directly affected to be consulted through the members of Parliament representing those constituencies?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENTS.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. T,he people oif Canada as represented in their Parliament.

2 and 3. The Government exercises executive authority with respect to appointments, subject to the provisions oif the Civil Service Act, and the Order in Council of 13th February, 1918, as extended by subsequent Orders in Council. For such exercise of executive authority the Government is responsible to Parliament. Under the provisions of the Civil Service Acts and of the Orders in Council above mentioned, and of the Civil Service Bill now before Parliament when it becomes law, the members of the Government and members of Parliament are relieved of the exercise of patronage as set forth in the several provisions alluded to. In respect of appointments such as deputy ministers, etc., which do not come within the provisions above alluded to, and in respect of all matters of public interest, the Government is glad to have the views of members oif Parliament and is desirous of consulting them whenever opportunity offers.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENTS.
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L'ASSUMPTION-MONTCALM RETURNING OFFICER.

L LIB

Paul-Arthur Séguin

Laurier Liberal

Mr. SEGUIN:

Aside from the amount of four hundred dollars already received by Dr. Louis Azarie Foisy, of L'Epiphanie, for his services as returning officer in tlhe County of L'Assom/ption-Montcalm, according to the information supplied by the minister on the 1st of May instant, how much is still due to this officer in connection with his services during that election?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   L'ASSUMPTION-MONTCALM RETURNING OFFICER.
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UNION

Alexander Kenneth Maclean (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

Hon. A. K. MACLEAN:

The amount due has not been determined, as the returning officer has not yet furnished proper vouchers in support of his claims.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   L'ASSUMPTION-MONTCALM RETURNING OFFICER.
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May 6, 1918