November 3, 1919

UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

Motion stands.

Topic:   GUELPH NOVITIATE ENQUIRY.
Subtopic:   REPORT OF THE COMMISSION PRESENTED.
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QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are marked with asterisks).


RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TITLES.

UNION

Mr. MACKIE (Edmonton):

Unionist

1. Was it the intention of Parliament, when passing the resolution dealing with the question of titles of honour and titular distinctions that it would cancel all recommendations which had been made prior to the passing of the same, in regard to officers serving in Canada?

2. Since the passing of the resolution by Parliament have not titles of honour and titular

distinctions been conferred upon Canadians on the recommendation of the overseas authorities?

3. Is it true that the resolution of Parliament has resulted in no recognition being given to officers who throughout the war have served in Canada with credit and distinction?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TITLES.
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UNION

Hon. A. K. MACLEAN: (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

1. The resolution speaks for itself.

2. No.

3. This is a matter of conjecture.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TITLES.
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SIR HORMISDAS LAPORTE.

L LIB

Mr. LANCTOT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is Sir Hormisdas Laporte still in the employment of the Government?

2. Does he still live at the Chateau Laurier?

3. What are his functions?

4. Is he receiving a salary from the Government?

5. Is the Government paying his board' at the Chateau Laurier? If so, when was he employed by the Government?

6. How much has the Government paid for his travelling expenses to date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SIR HORMISDAS LAPORTE.
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CON

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Sir Hormisdas Laporte is Chairman of the War Purchasing Commission and gives his time without remuneration.

2. Yes, when in Ottawa.

3. Answered by No. 1.

4. No.

5. No.

6. From April 27, 1915, to October 1, 1919, $1,437.10.

The correct answer to question No. 2 might also be "No," as Sir Hormisdas Laporte actually lives in Montreal.

With respect to question No. 5, he is entitled to a living allowance of $10 a day while actually engaged in the work of the commission. Sir Hormisdas hasi been a member of the commission since April, 1915, but has only claimed living allowance for days actually spent in Ottawa.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SIR HORMISDAS LAPORTE.
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SHIPBUILDING CONTRACT.

L LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish and Guysc borough):

Laurier Liberal

1. What is the date of the last shipbuilding contract entered into by the Government?

2. What is (a) the name of the contractor; (b) tonnage; (c) cost per ton; and (d) date of delivery?

3. How many vessels have been ordered to date?

4. How many have been delivered?

5. What is the average cost per dead weight ton of all vessels contracted for?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHIPBUILDING CONTRACT.
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UNION

Hon. A. K. MACLEAN: (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

1. September 30, 1919.

2. (a) Canadian Vickers, Ltd. (b) 33,400

tons, (e) $170. (d) One ship on each of the following dates: June 15, 1920; July 31,

1920; October 15, 1920; and November' 1, 1920.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SHIPBUILDING CONTRACT.
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FOREIGN ORDERS FOR CANADIAN GOODS.

L LIB

John Ewen Sinclair

Laurier Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish and Guys-borough):

What is the amount in value of the foreign orders for Canadian goods placed by the Canadian Trade Commission in London, eliminating all goods, the purchase of which has been guaranteed or financed by the Canadian Government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FOREIGN ORDERS FOR CANADIAN GOODS.
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CON

George Green Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

Statistics are available in respect of all contracts brought about and to lie carried out under the credits which have been granted. As to other orders, the mission simply performs the function of bringing the producer and the seller together; no definite statistics are available as to those transactions.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FOREIGN ORDERS FOR CANADIAN GOODS.
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R C R -PERMANENT FRENCH CANADIAN UNIT.

L LIB

Mr. PARENT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Does the Government intend to organize in various parts of the country permanent units of the R.C.R. ?

2. If so, is it the intention of the Government, amongst other reasons, the special one of keeping alive the traditions of the 22nd French Canadian regiment, to organize in the city of Quebec a permanent French Canadian unit of the R.C.R. ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   R C R -PERMANENT FRENCH CANADIAN UNIT.
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UNION

Hon. A. K. MACLEAN: (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

1. Yes. The Royal Canadian Regiment is being recruited now.

2. Under consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   R C R -PERMANENT FRENCH CANADIAN UNIT.
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PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS.

UNION

Mr. MIDDLEBRO: (Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Unionist

1. Who were the members of the Joint Committee of the House of Commons and Senate appointed to supervise construction of the Parliament buildings, and who is chairman?

2. How many of said members have since ceased to be members of the Commons and how many by reason of absence or otherwise cannot act thereon?

3. What are the powers of the said committee?

4. Has the said committee made any and, if so how many, reports to Parliament?

5. Is the said work being done by contract or by day labour or how otherwise?

6. What is the cost to 'date of the said buildings?

7. Who has actual charge or oversight of said construction and on what basis is he paid?

8. When will the said buildings be ready for occupation by Parliament?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS.
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November 3, 1919