July 4, 1919

INSIDE CIVIL SERVICE.


Mr. M. STEELE (South Perth) presented the fourth report of the Special Committee appointed) to inquire into the staffs of the Inside Civil Service.


REPORTS PRESENTED.


Twenty-seventh annual report of the Department of Trade and Commerce for the year ending March 31, 1919.-Hon. Mr. Maclean. Report of the Administrative Chairman of the Advisory Council of Scientific and Industrial Research for Canada for the year ending March 31, 1919.-Hon. Mr. Maclean.


WAR TRADE BOARD REPORT.

UNION

Alexander Kenneth Maclean (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

Hon. A. K. MACLEAN moved:

That the report of the War Trade {Board which has been laid on the table of the House at the present session, he printed, and that Rule 74 he suspended in connection therewith.

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Motion agreed to.


DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT.

UNION

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

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN (Prime Minister):

I beg to move that the motion standing in my name, which is to (be found at page 516i of the Votes and Proceedings be placed on Government Orders for to-morrow. The resolution is in these words:

Resolved, That it is expedient to provide in the proposed Act to amend the Dominion Election Act, (Bill'17'8), now before the House, that the compensation of revising officers, registrars, enumerators and ali other officers and persons engaged' in or about the preparation and revision of lists, and all expenses consequent thereupon or authorized toy the said proposed Act, shall be paid out of any unappropriated moneys in the Consolidated1 Revenue Fund of Canada, but such sums as shall be determined by the Governor ip Council and no more shall be allowed or paid for such services and expenses.

I also have the honour to announce to the House that this resolution has been submitted to His Excellency the Governor General, who has been pleased to express his approval of it and commend it to the consideration of the House.

The motion is in connection with Bill No. 178 and is necessary in order that that Bill may be proceeded with expeditiously. Motion agreed1 to.

EFFICIENCY IN THE CIVIL SERVICE. Mr. M. STEELE moved:

That in accordance with the recommendation contained in the Fourth Report of the

Special Committee appointed to consider the staffs of the Inside Civil Service, the proceedings of the said committee and the evidence taken by them be printed as an Appendix to the Journals, and that Rule 74 be suspended in reference thereto.

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Motion agreed to. ATHABASCA, iGRANDE PRAIRIE AND FORT VERMILION RAILWAY COMPANY.


UNION

Hugh Boulton Morphy

Unionist

Mr. H. B. MORPHY moved:

That the Accountant of this House be authorized to refund the fees paid on Bill No. 72, intituled : An Act to incorporate the Athabasca,

Grande Prairie and Fort Vermilion Railway Company, less the cost of Printing and Translation.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

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UNION

Hugh Boulton Morphy

Unionist

Mr. MORPHY:

I might explain that the Bill was thrown out by the Senate and therefore did not pass into law.

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Motion agreed to.


POLES AND UKRAINIANS.


On the Orders of the Day:


UNION

Matthew Robert Blake

Unionist

Mr. M. R. BLAKE (Winnipeg):

I would like to ask the Government if it has any information to the effect that Hallers' army, which I am informed was the Polish army in France, was allowed to go into Poland fully equipped with materials from the Allies and was used on the Ukrainian front against Ukrainians.

I would also ask the Prime Minister if the boundaries of Poland and Ukrainia have been determined' by the Peace Conference and if the religious liberties of the Ukrainians have been guaranteed?

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Oh.

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UNION

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

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I do not know whether or not this question can properly be put upon the Order Paper, but certainly it is not a question to be levelled at one point blank. My hon. friend may be assured that I will endeavour to give him, before -prorogation of the House, as full information as is available on these points. 1 promised that yesterday to my hon. friend from Victoria (Sir Sam Hughes), and I am having a memorandum prepared with regard to the question which he then submitted. I am also endeavouring to provide some information in response to a question which was submitted to me privately by the hon. member for East Edmonton (Mr. H. A. Mackie), and I shall add to that the question which has been put to me this morning by the hon. member (Mr. Blake). The hon. gentleman may be

assured that I will give him all the information available. If I find that it is not available to the extent that he would desire, I shall send a despatch with the view of securing any necessary additional information.

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PROGRESS OF DEMOBILIZATION.

July 4, 1919