October 16, 1919

QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


PROPORTION. AL, REPRESENTATION.

IND

George William Andrews

Independent

*Mr. ANDREWS:

What action, if any, does the Government propose taking- regarding the adoption of Proportional Representation?

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CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

As has been intimated by the Prime Minister, it is proposed to call a Speaker's conference to deal with the question of proportional representation.,

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EXPORT OP NICKER.

L LIB

Mr. PEDLOW:

Laurier Liberal

1. Was there an investigation, ordered by the Dominion Government, by a representative of the Government, regarding the export of nickel during the years 1916, 1917 or 1918?

2. If so, by whom?

3. What was the finding?

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UNION

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

Unionist

1. On the outbreak of war in 1914, the Government ordered a full investigation with respect to the export of nickel and the putting in force of an effective system of control which would ensure that Canadian nickel did not reach our alien enemies.

2. G. A. Bell, Deputy Minister, Department of Railways and Canals.

3. A system of control was established, approved by the Imperial authorities, which enabled the Canadian Government to direct and control the output of nickel, and to establish beyond doubt the purpose for which every pound of nickel was used.

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Subtopic:   EXPORT OP NICKER.
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RETAIL DISTRIBUTION OP SUGAR.

L LIB

*Mr. PEDLOW:

Laurier Liberal

1. Has the Government been officially notified by the Secretary of the Board of Trade of the city of Winnipeg that the retail merchants of Winnipeg, because of an order of " The Board of Commerce " limiting the gross profit to retail merchants to one cent per Pound m sugar, had decided to cease handling sugar?

2. Has the Board of Trade of Winnipeg requested the Dominion Government to take over the retail distribution of sugar in that city and district?

3. If so, what method of distribution of this commodity has the Government decided to adopt?

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Subtopic:   RETAIL DISTRIBUTION OP SUGAR.
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CON

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2. No.

3. Not necessary.

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Subtopic:   RETAIL DISTRIBUTION OP SUGAR.
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DYNAMITERS-LORD ATHOLSTAN'S RESIDENCE.

L LIB

Mr. LANCTOT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Did the Government promise a reward in connection with outrage committed at the residence of Lord Atholstan at iGartierville on August 9, 1917?

2. Has the reward been paid? If so, to whom?

3. Did the Minister of Justice receive a request for permission to take legal procedures against the Government for the recovery of damages amounting to $5.00 0 ?

4. Has such request been refused?

5. If so, for what reason?

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Subtopic:   DYNAMITERS-LORD ATHOLSTAN'S RESIDENCE.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

1. Yes.

2. No.

3. No such request was received by the Minister of Justice.

4 and 5. Answered by No. 3.

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GUELPH NOVITIATE INQUIRY.

L LIB

Onésiphore Turgeon

Laurier Liberal

Mr. TURGEON:

What is the total cost of the investigation into the charges preferred against the Jesuit College of Guelph, Ontario, on the alleged evasion of the Military Service Act by the directors of said college?

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Subtopic:   GUELPH NOVITIATE INQUIRY.
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UNION

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. DOHERTY:

Amount paid to date by Department of Justice, $440.97. Some accounts remain to be adjusted.

MONTREAL, POST OFFICE-RETURNED

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Subtopic:   GUELPH NOVITIATE INQUIRY.
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SOLDIERS.

L LIB

Mr. DESLAURIERS:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is it true that about a thousand returned soldiers employed chiefly at the Post Office of Montreal have been discharged?

2. If so, for what reason?

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Subtopic:   SOLDIERS.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. ROWELL: (Minister presiding over the Department of Health; President of the Privy Council)

Unionist

1. No, but the services of 140 temporary employees who were taken on in the Montreal Post Office to replace members of the regular staff on summer holidays have been dispensed with, as the summer holidays have been completed and the regular staff has returned to duty. 'The services of these temporary men were, therefore, no longer required. 115 of them were returned soldiers.

2, Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   SOLDIERS.
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October 16, 1919