May 13, 1918

UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Mr. REID:

I have no desire to go on with the Bill to-night if there is any objection.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Mr. J. D. REID:

I thought we might

get into committee and make a start on the Bill, but if there is objection I will not press the second reading.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

There is no objection.

I object to the principle of certain clauses.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. CARVELL:

I would like to state

here that my hon. friend is entirely in error in stating there was any organization on this side of the House to keep this *thing going all night by relief squads. Whoever told my hon. friend that was drawing on .his imagination, because no such thing was plannell.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

If I am in error, I am

glad to acknowledge it. I hope I shall not have again to refer to the same point.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. CARVELL:

Sufficient unto the day

is the evil thereof.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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RELEASE OF HON. DR. BELAND, M.P.


LEiMIEUX AND SIR ROBERT BORDEN. During the consideration of the Civil Service Bill in the Committee of the Whole:


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Rodolphe Lemieux

Laurier Liberal

Hon. Mr. LEMIEUX:

I may perhaps

be out of order but I cannot resist the temptation of informing the committee that a press despatch has been received stating that Hon. Dr. Beland has been released and is coming home.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RELEASE OF HON. DR. BELAND, M.P.
Sub-subtopic:   ANN OUN C BMBN T MADE BY HON. MR.
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Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

Three cheers for Dr.

Beland.

Hon. members rose, gave three cheers for Dr. Beland, and sang " For He's a Jolly Good Fellow."

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RELEASE OF HON. DR. BELAND, M.P.
Sub-subtopic:   ANN OUN C BMBN T MADE BY HON. MR.
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Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I have received a cablegram from Sir George Perley with respect to Hon. Dr. Beland's release, which reads: .

London, May 13th, 1918.

The Prime Minister,

Ottawa.

Have telegram from Beland at Rotterdam saying he has been released from Germany Am personally delighted, and am sure this news will be most welcome to you and all other Canadians.

Perley.

Following the reading of the cablegram, hon. members rose in their seats, and cheered.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RELEASE OF HON. DR. BELAND, M.P.
Sub-subtopic:   ANN OUN C BMBN T MADE BY HON. MR.
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Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I might add that I communicated to my right hon. friend the leader of the Opposition, three days ago, I think, the news that Dr. Beland's release was likely to take place, but we were under injunction to say nothing about it in public. I am very glad that the anticipation then conveyed to us has now been fulfilled. All of us who know Dr. Beland have the very highest appreciation of his character, of his ability and of his services as a public man. We have all been greatly distressed by the fact that he has been detained so long in Germany and has endured such hardships, and there is none who will not join, as we have joined just now, in the most warm recognition of the fact that he has been set at liberty.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RELEASE OF HON. DR. BELAND, M.P.
Sub-subtopic:   ANN OUN C BMBN T MADE BY HON. MR.
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Rodolphe Lemieux

Laurier Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX:

In justice to the right hon. the Prime Minister and to Sir George

Perley, I might add that 6ince the internment of our dear colleague, Dr. Beland, the Prime Minister and the Government have done their utmost to have him released.

On the motion of Hon. A. K. Maclean the House adjourned at 12.17 a.m. Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 14, 1918.

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Subtopic:   RELEASE OF HON. DR. BELAND, M.P.
Sub-subtopic:   ANN OUN C BMBN T MADE BY HON. MR.
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May 13, 1918