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OF THE DEBATES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA SECOND SESSION-THIRTEENTH PARLIAMENT 9-10 GEORGE V, 1919 IN FIVE VOLUMES
VOLUME CXXXV COMPRISING THE. PERIOD FROM THE FIRST DAY OF APRIL TO THE FIFTH DAY OF MAY, 19X9, INCLUSIVE OTTAWA
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Tuesday, April 1, 1919.
Paper showing the average number of men employed in the Dominion Police Force for the year 1918.-Hon. Mr. Meighen.
SENATE BILLS. FIRST READINGS.
Bill No. 43, for the relief of John Edwin Scott.-Mr. Ross. Bill No. 44, for the relief of Claudius Henry Sherk.-Mr. Ross.
SOLDIERS SENTENCED TO PENAL SERVITUDE.
On the Orders of the Day.
Hon. CHARLES MURPHY (Russell):
For the purpose of asking a question, may I direct the attention of the Acting Prime Minister to the following cable despatch which appeared in yesterday's Montreal Star:
London, March 31. (Canadian Press Dispatch from Reuter's Ltd.) The new Army Bill provides that members of the Imperial Forces enlisted In the Dominion and sentenced to penal servitude need not serve their sentence in the United Kingdom as hitherto provided in all soldiers' oases, but in the Dominions in which they were enlisted.
Above that despatch the Montreal Star places the sarcastic heading, "Thanks for the honour." May I inquire if the Government is in a position to explain to the House if this despatch means that a number of criminals are to be dumped into this country to be maintained during the rest of their lives at the cost of the taxpayers of Canada, or if this is to be taken as a significant hint of Canada's new status in the Imperial War Cabinet and the Cabinet of Governments.