April 25, 1919

UNION

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

Unionist

1. No solicitors, as such, were employed, prior to February 4, 1918.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Mr. Godin, salary (to January 31, 1919), $6,359.16; travelling expenses, $644.19. Mr. Petitclerc, salary (to March 31, 1919), $6,200; travelling expenses, $149.07.

Office disbursements, none.

4. A separate ledger account is not kept

for each individual employee and to obtain the information desired would necessitate an analysis of and tabulation from all paysheets since the Act came into force. Most of these sheets contain over two hundred names and altogether cover salaries paid to between six and seven hundred employees and whereas it will be an easy matter to supply information relative to any named individual employees it will take some weeks with the staff at our disposal to tabulate every one. The total disbursements for salaries from September 15, 1917, to

February 15, 1919, was $289,053.71 (of Hansard " Unrevised " page 1018).

Topic:   EXEMPTION TRIBUNALS - MILITIA DEPARTMENT SOLICITORS.
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CIVIL SERVANTS RECEIVING $2,500 AND OVER.

UNION

Mr. BEST:

Unionist

1. How many civil servants in the Outside and Inside Service are receiving a salary of $2,500 or over?

2. What proportion of the above have had salary increases during the last two fiscal years?

Agriculture: 1. Thirty-six; 2. Twentyeight. Public Archives: 1. Six; 2. Four. Auditor General: 1. Fifteen; 2. Fifteen.

Civil Service Commission: 1. Four; 2. Four. Customs: 1. Seventy-six; 2. Fifty-four.

External Affairs: 1. Eight; 2. Three. Finance: 1. Twenty-six; 2. Twelve. Governor General's Secretary: 1. Four; 2. Four. Indian Affairs: 1. Twenty; 2. Fourteen. Inland Revenue: 1 Twenty-five; 2. Seventeen. Insurance: 1. Six; 2. Six. Interior: 1.

Ninety-four; 2. Forty-four. Justice: 1.

Fifty-nine; 2. Twenty-five. Labour: 1.

Four; 2. Two. Marine and Fisheries: 1. Forty-six; 2. Thirty-four. Militia and Defence: 1. Twenty; 2. Fifteen. Mines: 1. Forty-nine; 2. Forty-six. Mounted Police:

1. Four; 2. Three. Naval Service: 1.

Twenty-one; 2. Fifteen. Post Office: 1. One hundred and fourteen; 2. Seventy-eight. Privy Council: 1. Seven; 2. Six.

Public Works: 1. Seventy-nine; 2. Fifty-six. Printing Bureau: 1. Six; 2. One. Railways and Canals: 1. Sixty-eight; 2. Forty-eight. Secretary of State: 1. Thirteen; 2. Five.

Trade and Commerce: 1. Fifty; 2. Forty-two. Immigration and Colonization: 1. Thirty-two; 2. Eleven. Soldiers' Civil ReEstablishment: 1. One hundred and eighty six; 2. Fifty-seven.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVANTS RECEIVING $2,500 AND OVER.
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MR. BENJAMIN BOUDREAULT.

L LIB

Mr. SAVARD:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has Mr. Benjamin Boudreault, one of the judges of tribunals for exemption purposes of I'Anse-St.-Jean, county of Chicoutimi, been entirely paid for his services?

2. If so, what amount was he paid?

3. If not, for what reason was said Benjamin Boudreault not paid?

Topic:   MR. BENJAMIN BOUDREAULT.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. MEIGHEN: (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. Fifteen days as Judge of Tribunal, $75; Fifty days subsistence allowance, $50.

3. Answered above.

Topic:   MR. BENJAMIN BOUDREAULT.
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QUEBEC MARINE BUILDING.

L LIB

Charles Gavan Power

Laurier Liberal

Mr. POWER:

Is it the intention to reconstruct that portion of the Marine Department Buildings at Quebec which were destroyed by fire during the month of December, 1918?

Topic:   QUEBEC MARINE BUILDING.
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UNION

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

Unionist

Hon. Mr. BURRELL:

Yes, and Parliament will be asked for the necessary appropriation during the current session.

Topic:   QUEBEC MARINE BUILDING.
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LIB

Mr. POWER:

Liberal

1. Were any recommendations or reports

made to the Government by the officials of the Marine or Public Works Departments with regard to the transferring of the Marine Department Buildings at Quebec to Indian Cove, during the years 1911 to 1918? '

2. If so, is it the intention of the Government to consider these recommendations or reports?

Topic:   QUEBEC MARINE BUILDING.
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UNION

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

Unionist

1. No.

2. Answered by No. I.

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M.S.A., M.D. No. 4.

L LIB

Alphonse Verville

Laurier Liberal

Mr. VERVILLE:

What was the cost to the Government of each conscript in Military District No. 4, Montreal, managed by Mr. J. A. A. Belanger: (a) for the months of February, March and April, 1918, anh (b) for the months of May, June, July, August, September and October, 1918?

Topic:   M.S.A., M.D. No. 4.
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UNION

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

Unionist

Hon. Mr. MEIGHEN:

During the period that the Dominion Police was under the control of the Military Service Branch of the Department of Justice-January 8, 1918, to June 5, 1918-$79,046.51 was expended in connection with the force in M. D. No. 4, an expenditure which was to some extent offset by fines paid in connection with offences committed against the Military Service Act. During this period the police made 29,715 investigations, 3,233 apprehensions and turned over 1,476 men to the military authorities.

Topic:   M.S.A., M.D. No. 4.
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DOMINION POLICE FORCE.

L LIB

Mr. VERVILLE:

Laurier Liberal

4. Was Mr. Henri Bourdon in the service of the Dominion Police Force 'prior to the 15th January, 1919?

2. Was he suspended? If so, for what reasons?

3. Has he been reinstated? If not, why?

4. Were others suspended about tile same time? If so what were their names?

5. Have they been reinstated? If so, why?

Topic:   DOMINION POLICE FORCE.
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UNION

Mr. MEIGHEN: (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. No.

3. No.

4. No.

5. No. By reason of reduction of staff the services of fourteen were dispensed with on the 15th January, namely: A. Deschamps,

F. Bowes, E. A. Charbonneau, F. Haynes,

G. H. Renaud, N. Caviola, A. Gagnon, V. Lemieux, H. Roberts, H. Rigaud, S. Ray,

S. Shears, W. Woods, H. Bourdon, and the following were taken back as vacancies occurred: V. Lemieux, March 3; H. Rigaud, March 25; F. Bowes, March 26; N. Caviola, April 7, these four having given the best satisfaction.

Topic:   DOMINION POLICE FORCE.
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BON. MAJOR REV. C. W. GORDON.

L LIB

John Howard Sinclair

Laurier Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish-Guysborough):

Is Hon. Major Rev. C. W. Gordon, of Winnipeg, still attached to the C.E.F.? If so, in what capacity?

Major-General MEWBURN: Yes, but he was notified by letter, on the 21st February last, that he would be struck off the strength on the 1st April, on demobilization. As there was some doubt as to whether this letter had been received by Major Gordon, a cable was sent to the Overseas Minister extending the time for this officer to be struck off the strength to the 15th instant. He has been employed on special work at the request of the Chairman of the British War Mission.

Topic:   BON. MAJOR REV. C. W. GORDON.
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MONTREAL ADMIRALTY COURT.

April 25, 1919