May 15, 1918

UNION

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. CROTHERS:

We have no information concerning this question. I intimated some days ago that if the hon. member would give further particulars we would look into the matter. I have not received any particulars. As the question now stands, the answer to the first question will have to be no, and the answer to the second and third questions: Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT AT VICTORIA, B.C.
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MILITARY SERVICE REGISTRARS, QUEBEC.

L LIB

Mr. MICHAUD:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is Mr. Ant. Gobeil, lawyer, ex-deputy minister of the Public Works Department, still registrar, under the Justice Department, for the operation of the Military Service law? Has he put in an application to be relieved from such function?

2. Has he been asked to send in his resignation? In what way has he been required to resign?

3. What were the number of women or girls, and the number of men, under his employ, on the 15th March last?

4. What is the name of the new registrar?

5. What are the names of the assistant registrars?

6. Are the offices in the Chateau Prontenac temporarily leased, or are they leased for a fixed term?

7. What were the number of lady employees on the pay-list, on the 20th instant?

8.. What were the number of men employees on the said pay-list on the 20th instant, or on the preceding week ?

9. What are the duties of Mr. Alleyn Tasche-re.au, K.C., in the said office?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE REGISTRARS, QUEBEC.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. No.

2. Relieved by Order in Council, 3rd April, 1918.

3. 56 men, 49 women..

4. Alleyn Taschereau, K.C.

5. First Assistant, J. F. Belanger.

6. Leased temporarily to the 1st June.

7. 107. [DOT]

8. 32.

9. The duties of the registrars and deputy registrars are those of recording, indexing, and notifying the men affected by the Act so as to give effect to the conclusions arrived at by the tribunals and medical boards. They are also charged with the duty of obtaining the equal application of the principles governing the disposition of claims for exemption by causing appeals to be entered when it appears that any tribunal has come to a conclusion the validity of which is doubtful, whether such conclusion is in favour of or adverse to exemption being granted, and with the obtaining of such information as will assist tribunals to perform their functions intelligently and with despatch.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE REGISTRARS, QUEBEC.
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APPOINTMENTS TO PRINTING BUREAU.

UNION

Mr. BALL:

Unionist

1. How many appointments have been made in the Printing Bureau since October 1, 1911, to the present date?

2. How many of them are English?

3. How many of them are French?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENTS TO PRINTING BUREAU.
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UNION

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

Unionist

Hon. Mr. BURRELL:

Nos. 1, 2 and 3.

uiiiucr of employees as per list of October

12th, 1911 837

Number of employees

on May 1st, 1918 .. 1,235

Increase 398

Number of appointments since October 1st, 1911 765

Deaths since October

10th, 1911 ..'... 102

Resignations since October 10th, 1911.. 229

Dismissals since October 10th, 1911 36

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENTS TO PRINTING BUREAU.
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MILITARY SERVICE ACT-QUEBEC APPEALS TO CENTRAL APPEAL JUDGE.

UNION

Mr. CURRIE:

Unionist

1. How many cases for exemption under the 'Military Service Act were appealed to the

French. English.

320 517

615 620

295 103

452 313

47 55

120 109

19 17

186 181

Central Appeal Judge from the province of Quebec ?

2. How many of these appeals from the province of Quebec were disposed of by the recent Order in Council refusing all exemptions to men 20 to 23?

3. How many appeals for exemption from the province of Quebec were disposed of by the Central Appeal Judge, of others than those called up by Order in Council, during the month of April, 1913?

4. How many appeals from Quebec under the Military Service Act are still pending?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT-QUEBEC APPEALS TO CENTRAL APPEAL JUDGE.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Up to May 10th, 11,657 appeals to the Central Appeal Judge from the province of Quebec have been received.

2. 3,645.

3. Up to May 13th, 3,211 appeals for exemption from the province of Quebec have been disposed of by the Central Appeal Judge, other than those called up by Order in Council. The records are not kept by months.

4. 4,155.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT-QUEBEC APPEALS TO CENTRAL APPEAL JUDGE.
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NATIONAL WAR MUSEUM.

UNION

Mr. McGIBBON (Muskoka):

Unionist

1. Is it a fact that representatives of the National War Museum about to be established in London have taken possession of the war trophies captured from the enemy by the Canadian Army, and are retaining the most interesting specimens for the said War Museum of London?

2. If so, has it -been done with the consent of this Government?

3. Does the Government contemplate making any representations to the Imperial Authorities with the object of having these returned to Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONAL WAR MUSEUM.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. All trophies captured by the forces of the British Dominions are assembled1 under the control of the Imperial authorities. A register is kept of all these captures, specifying in each case the name of the claimant thereto. Many of the trophies, captured are still effective and have been put into service. The final disposal of trophies remaining at the close of the war will then be decided. It is understood that the National War 'Museum intends to form a Canadian section in that museum, and that certain Canadian trophies will be requested for that purpose.

2. The Canadian army has a representative on the Committee of the National War Museum.

3. A considerable number of interesting trophies havie already been sent to Canada and others will be sent shortly. The interests of Canada have not, and will not, be neglected1.

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Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NATIONAL WAR MUSEUM.
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CANADA REGISTRATION BOARD.

L LIB

Mr. DUFF:

Laurier Liberal

1. What Department of the Government is the Canada Registration Board responsible to?

2. What is the street address of said Board?

3. What is their telephone number?

4. What are the names of the officials of said Board and the amount of their respective salaries ?

5. What are their duties?

, 6. Have Superintendents been appointed for the registration of man and woman-power for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island?

7. If so, by whom were they recommended?

8. What are their names and addresses, and what remuneration will they receive?

9. What are their duties?

10. Have Registrars been appointed for the different constituencies in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island?

11. If so, what are their names and addresses ? .

.12. By whom were they appointed?

13. Who recommended them?

14. What remuneration are they to receive?

15. Do they appoint the enumerators for the different polling sections?

16. What remuneration will said1 enumerators receive?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADA REGISTRATION BOARD.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. The Canada Registration Board is a subcommittee of the War Committee of the Cabinet.

2. Regal Building, O'Connor street, Ottawa.

3. Queen 4026. >

4. The members of the board are: Hon. G. D. Robertson, chairman; E. McG. Quirk, vice-chairman; Mrs. A. Plumptre, G. M. Murray, Philemon 'Cousineau, K.C., Thomas Moore, F. B. McCurdy, E. L. Newcombe, ,T. D. McGregor; ' secretary, Henry C. De Wolf. Only the secretary receives compensation; amount $300 per month.

5. To effect a registration of persons in Canada over 16 years of age.

6. Yes.

7. Selected by the board.

8. For Prince Edward Island, I. J. Trainor, Charlottetown, P.E.I.; for Nova Scotia, George E. Corbitt, Annapolis Royal, N.S.; for New Brunswick, Charles- Comben, Woodstock, N.B.; $8 per die-m for time actually given to the -work.

9. To recommend suitable persons to act as registrars in each of the electoral districts, and generally supervise the detailed organization necessary for the successful carrying out of the registration.

10. Yes.

11. For Nova Scotia: Annapol-is-Digby,

W-m. E. VamBlaroo-m, Digby, N.S.; Antigon-ish-Guysboro, D. D. Chisholm-, Antigonish, N.S.; Cape. Breton North and Victoria, Malcolm A. McLeod, Bad-deck, N.S.; Ca-pe Bre-

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CANADA REGISTRATION BOARD.
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UNION STATION AT QUEBEC CITY.

L LIB

Mr. PARENT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is the so-called Union Station at the Palais, Quebec city, owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Government or by one of the two?

2. If by the Canadian Pacific Railway, has the Government made any arrangement with this company regarding the reni for the accommodation of the Government railway trains in the said Union Station?

3. If so, when did such agreement take place, and how much has been paid the company per year since the agreement was entered into?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   UNION STATION AT QUEBEC CITY.
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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Mr. J. D. REID:

'

1. The new Union station building was erected and is owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Part of the lands comprising the terminal yard is owned by the Government and part by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

2. An arrangement between the Government and the Canadian Pacific Railway has been made regarding the rent for the accommodation of the Government railway trains in the said station and terminals.

3. The agreement is dated January 1,1915, $1,104.83 was paid the company in 1917, and $19,347.08 in 1918. Accounts to the amount of $203,056.88 are held pending adjustment of contra accounts.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   UNION STATION AT QUEBEC CITY.
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APPOINTMENTS FROM Y.M.C.A. AND SALVATION ARMY.

May 15, 1918