April 25, 1919

SALARY AND ALLOWANCE OF POST OFFICE EMPLOYEES.


On the Orders of the Day:


UNION

Newton Wesley Rowell (President of the Privy Council)

Unionist

Hon. N. W. ROWELL:

A few days ago the hon. member for Maisonneuve (Mr. Lemieux) made inquiry as to questions outstanding between the employees of the post office and the department. Later on I think on Friday last, the hon. member for West Toronto (Mr. Hocken) also drew attention to a protest of the letter carriers. Perhaps the House will permit me to make a statement with respect to the position of matters as between the post office employees and the Government. Doubtless the House will recall that last year-I think in the month of July-representatives of the employees of the post office made certain representations to the Government in reference to an increase of salary, the equalization of salaries between the East and the West, and some changes in the war bonus. As a result of these representations a report was made to Council by a committee of the Cabinet, and the

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SOLDIERS' LAND SETTLEMENT ACT-ROYAL AIR FORCE.


On the Orders of the Day:


UNION

Matthew Robert Blake

Unionist

Mr. M. R. BLAKE (Winnipeg North):

I desire to ask the Minister of the Interior whether it is his intention to make the necessary changes to bring members of the Royal Air Force under the provisions of the

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UNION

Arthur Meighen (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Unionist

Hon. ARTHUR MEIGBEN (Minister of the Interior):

At first sight I am disposed to think that the hon. gentleman's information is not correct, because the term " settler " as defined in the Soldiers' Settlement Act of 1917 extends to members of the British service. However, I will look into the matter, and it will be taken care of in the Bill which will be shortly introduced into the House.

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PRIVATE BILLS.


LEGALITY OF DIVORCES IN WESTERN PROVINCES. : On the motion of Mr. A. E. Fripp Bill No. 47 (Letter U of the Senate) for the relief of Annie Proderick was read the second time, and the House went into Committee thereon, Mr. Boivin in the Chair. Hon. RODOLP'HE LEMIEUX: Mr. Chairman, whilst we are considering this divorce Bill I would like to ask my hon. friend, the Acting Minister of Justice, if the Department of Justice is represented before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the test case of the province of 'Saskatchewan, if I mistake not concerning the legality of divorces granted by the courts of that province. I believe that judgments have been rendered in Saskatchewan and Manitoba declaring that the courts of those provinces are entitled to grant degress of divorce. I understand that appeal has been taken to the Privy Council; is the Department of Justice to be represented? What is the attitude of the Government in this matter?


UNION

Arthur Meighen (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. MEIGHEN (Acting Minister of Justice):

If the Department of Justice is represented, the decision to be represented was taken before I assumed the duties of acting minister, consequently I am not prepared to answer the question. I will make inquiry and give my hon, friend an answer to-morrow.

Bill reported, read the third time and passed.

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CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE-THIRD READINGS.


Bill No. 48 for the relief of Samuel David McElroy-Mr. Fripp. Bill No. 49 for the relief .of Mary Jane McCulloch-'Mr. Green. Bill No. 50 for the relief of Mary Garland Lewis-Mr. Nesbitt. Bill No. 51 for the relief of William Can-ham-Mr. Fripp. QUESTION'S. [DOT] (Questions answered orally are indicated by asterisks.)


RENTAL OF BUILDING-MR. P. D. ROSS.


Mr. EDWARD'S: What amount was paid by the Government as rent for use of buildings or parts of buildings owned or controlled by Mr. P. D. Ross, or the Ottawa Journal or Journal-Press Printing Company: (a) From 1896 to 1911, inclusive; (b) From 1912 to 1918, inclusive?


UNION

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

Unionist

Hon. Mr. BURRELL:

(a) nil; (b)

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MONK STATION ROADWAY.

L LIB

Mr. FAFARD:

Laurier Liberal

1. How much money has been expended by

the Government on the roadway from Monk Station to the highway leading to.Ste. Perpetue, in the county of l'lslet? ,

2. What is the length of said roadway?'

3. Who was the contractor?

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. Nothing by Canadian Government Railways.

2. 2,150 feet.

3. Answered by No. 1.

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EXEMPTION TRIBUNALS - MILITIA DEPARTMENT SOLICITORS.

L LIB

Mr. PREVOST:

Laurier Liberal

1. What sums have been paid to the solicitors representing the Militia Department before the respective judges and tribunals ot appeal for exemption purposes at Montreal, Quebec, and Ottawa, during that period when the Military Service Act of 1917 was being enforced?

2. Who were the solicitors, and what amount did each receive as salary?

3. What sums have been paid, during this period, to the District Registrar of Montreal, Mr. E. H. Godin, and his assistant, Mr. Petit-clerc, setting forth the respective amounts for (a) salary; (b) travelling expenses, and (c) office disbursements?

4. What persons were employed in the said Registrar's Office at Montreal, and what amount did each of such persons receive?

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April 25, 1919