June 24, 1919

SOLDIERS' CIVIL RE-ESTABLISHMENT.

RESIGNATION OF DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL SERVICES.


On the Orders of the Day:


UNION

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Rt. Hon. Sir ROBERT BORDEN (Prime Minister):

I beg to lay upon the table of the House copy of a letter from Colonel F. McKelvey Bell to myself dated June 6, 1919; copy of a letter from the same gentleman to Sir James Lougheed, Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-Establishment, dated June 5; copy of a letter from Sir James Lougheed to myself dated June 17, all with respect to the resignation of Colonel McKelvey. Bell and to the incidents which led up to that resignation.

Topic:   SOLDIERS' CIVIL RE-ESTABLISHMENT.
Subtopic:   RESIGNATION OF DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL SERVICES.
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MILITARY SERVICE BRANCH.


LETTER FROM MR. JUSTICE DUFF CONGE RNINtl MR. S. L. DALE HARRIS. On the Orders of the Day:


UNION

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I lay upon the Table a copy of a letter dated the 6th of June from the Hon. Mr. Justice Duff in which he calls attention to a passage in the report of the Director of the Military Service Branch, Department of Justice, referring to and reflecting on the work of Mr. S. L. Dale Harris, one of the officers attached to the Central Appeal office. The purport of Mr. Justice Duff's communication is to convey to me and to have made public his warm appreciation of the work which Mr. Harris performed as Central Public Representative in connection with the Military Service Act.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE BRANCH.
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NEW FREIGHT RATES ON AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS.


On the Orders of the Day:


L LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Laurier Liberal

Mr. E. LAPOINTE (Kamouraska):

I desire to ask a question with regard to the reduction of freight rates on agricultural implements to the western provinces. The manager of a plant in my constituency who applied for the new rates received the following telegram from the Traffic Manager of the Canadian National Railways:

Monireal, Que., June 17th, 1919. La Compagnie Desjardines, Lte.,

St. Andre de Kara, Que.

Your v.rire date. New rates on agricultural implements as referred to in your telegram

will not become effective earlier than September first.

S. G. Tiffin.

As the farming implements, if they are to be any value to the farmers this year or to the manufacturers who sell them, will have to be bought and sold before the 1st of September, I desire to know whether the agreement between the Government and the railway companies is as indicated by this telegram.

Topic:   NEW FREIGHT RATES ON AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS.
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UNION

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Unionist

Sir THOMAS WHITE (Minister of Finance) :

I suggest that the hon. member bring the matter up when the Bill embodying the tariff changes is before the Committee of the House. I was not quite able to follow him in the question that he put; I think, however, that a reply would have to cover a good deal of ground.

Topic:   NEW FREIGHT RATES ON AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS.
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THE VACANT POSITION OF COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS.


On the Orders of the Day:


L LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux

Laurier Liberal

Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX (Maison-neuve):

I hope I shall not be indiscreet if I ask the Prime Minister whether, on account of the death of the late Commissioner of Customs, Mr. McDougald, it is the intention of the Government, in the appointment of a successor, to recognize the prinoiple of promotion?

Topic:   THE VACANT POSITION OF COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS.
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UNION

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I have no doubt there will be promotion within the service, but I have not been able to give careful consideration to the selection.

Topic:   THE VACANT POSITION OF COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS.
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THE WINNIPEG 'STRIKE.


On the Orders of the Day:


L LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Laurier Liberal

Mr. D. D. McKENZIE (Cape Breton North):

I notice in the press this morning that the Government have separated themselves from any further efforts towards conciliation and settlement in Winnipeg. Is that a fact? Have all negotiations been cut off .as between the Department of Labour, for instance, and the leaders of the strike at Winnipeg?

Topic:   THE WINNIPEG 'STRIKE.
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UNION

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I have not observed the report to which my hon. friend has called my attention. So far as I am aware, nothing of the kind has been determined.

Topic:   THE WINNIPEG 'STRIKE.
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CIVIL SERVICE RECLASSIFICATION.

June 24, 1919