March 15, 1920

REPORTS AND PAPERS TABLED.


Amendment to Radio-Telegraph Regulation No. 92.-Hon. Mr. Ballantyne. Report of the Department of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment.-Mr. Hugh Clark.


QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


BOARD OF COMMERCE.

L LIB

*Mr. PARENT:

Laurier Liberal

1. Is it the intention of the Government to abolish the Board of Commerce?

2. If not, does the Government intend giving said Board, by means of legislation, more powers with regard to either textile, dairy or newsprint situation?

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Subtopic:   BOARD OF COMMERCE.
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CON

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The Government has not had under consideration any legislation with regard to, abolishing the Board of Commerce.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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ENLISTMENTS IN C.E.F.

UNION

Mr. GRIESBACH:

Unionist

1. What were the enlistments in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914 to 1919, by provinces?

2 What are the number of C.E.F. pensioners, in each province!, and the amount paid for C.E.F. pensions in each province, as of January 1, 1920?

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Subtopic:   ENLISTMENTS IN C.E.F.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. SIFTON: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Unionist

1. No definite information can be furnished: until all documents have been returned, from overseas and compilations made, but the following are the figures for enlistments, 1914 to 15th November, 1918, obtained from returns rendered by telegraph from the several Military Districts and allotted to the provinces from which such recruits were-obtained:

Ontario, 245,677; Quebec, 82,793; New Brunswick, 25,864; Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, 33,342; Manitoba, 66,319;. Saskatchewan, 37,666; Alberta, 45,146; British Columbia, 51,438; Yukon, 2,327; total, 590,572.

2. Number of C.E.F. pensioners in each province as at January 1, 1920:

Ontarfo, 25,660; Quebec, 6,111; Manitoba, 5,411; Alberta, 6,269; Saskatchewan, 4,585; British Columbia, 6,436; Prince Edward Island, 384; New Brunswick, 2,053; Nova: Scotia, 3,315; total, 60,224.

IMr. Ballantyne.]

Amount paid to C.E.F. pensioners in each province, as at January, 1920:

Ontario, $5,091,200.60; Quebec, $1,212,483.51; Manitoba, $1,073,596.51; Alberta, $1,243,32.29; Saskatchewan, $909,709.85; British Columbia, $1,276,966.76; Prince Edward Island, $76,189.44; New Brunswick, $407,335.73; Nova Scotia, $657,729.15; total, $11,949,043.84.

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Subtopic:   ENLISTMENTS IN C.E.F.
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VISIT OF CABINET MINISTERS TO CARLETON-VI'CTORIA COUNTY.


Mr. CASGRA1N: 1. Is the Government aware that three members of the Cabinet visited the Carleton-Viotoria county. New Brunswick, in the latter part of the month of October, 1919? 2. If so, what was the object of their visit? 3. Was the visit undertaken in connection with official business of the Government? 4. Was the object of the visit of these gentlemen attained? 5. Was a government private car used m connection with the visit of the ministers to Carleton-Victoria county, as above?


CON

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The Government is aware that three members of the Cabinet visited Carleton-Victoria county, New Brunswick, in the latter part of the month of October, 1919.

2. The object of their visit was to take part in an election for a member of the House of Commons which was being held at that time in that county.

3. I do not know that any official business was transacted by those gentlemen while they were there.

4. Whether the object of their visit was attained or not can be answered by each individual according to his wishes or his views. It was not entirely barren in respect to the efforts of some of these gentlemen.

5. A Government private car was not used for the expedition.

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Subtopic:   VISIT OF CABINET MINISTERS TO CARLETON-VI'CTORIA COUNTY.
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY-OFFICIAL CARS.

L LIB

Mr. FOURNIER:

Laurier Liberal

1. How many official and business cars are there in use at the present time in operation of the Canadian National Railway system?

2. Are the operating expenses of these cars charged to Pullman account?

1 3. If not, to what account?

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY-OFFICIAL CARS.
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UNION

Hon. J. D. REID: (Minister of Public Works; Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

1. Forty-one official cars used by the management and superintendents in connection with operation over entire system of 14,000 miles.

2. No.

3. The expenses of the above cars are charged to operating expenses under the headings of administration and superintendence.

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EXPULSION OF THE TURK FROM EUROPE.

L LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR (Antigonish and Guys-borough):

Laurier Liberal

1. What is tho policy of the Government on the question of the expulsion of the Turk from Europe?

2. Has the Government been consulted on this question?

3. If so, will the correspondence be made public?

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Subtopic:   EXPULSION OF THE TURK FROM EUROPE.
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UNION

Newton Wesley Rowell (Minister presiding over the Department of Health; President of the Privy Council)

Unionist

Hon. Mr. ROWELL:

The terms of the Treaty with Turkey have been under consideration by the Government and the Government has made representations in reference thereto. An announcement will be made in due course.

MILITARY EXPEDITION TO CHICOUTIMI. Mr. SAVARD:

1. What were the costs incurred during ithe fall of 1918, in connection with the expedition of a regiment, in command of Lieut.-Colonel L. A. Beaubien, to Chicoutimi?

2. How long was the said regiment stationed at Chicoutimi?

3. How many officers and men comprised the regiment?

4. How many conscripted men were exempted from military service or obtained leave of absence?

5. How many defaulters were brought to Quebec by1 the police?

6. How many of such defaulters died in military hospitals?

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Subtopic:   EXPULSION OF THE TURK FROM EUROPE.
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UNION

Hon. Mr. GUTHRIE: (Minister of Militia and Defence; Solicitor General of Canada)

Unionist

1. Pay and allowances, 15 officers and 234 other ranks, 19-9-18 to 15-11-18, $18,568.70; travelling expenses, $3,153.37; total, $21,722.07.

2. Prom 19th September, 1918, to 15th November, 1918.

3. 15 officers, 234 other ranks; total 249 all ranks.

4. The number of defaulters dealt with by this detachment was 601, of which number 316 were granted leave owing to low category, 173 were granted harvest leave, 9 leave of absence, 98 sent to Quebec.

5. 98 defaulters were brought to Quebec by military police.

6. 4 of such defaulters died in military hospital; two of pneumonia and two of influenza.

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Subtopic:   EXPULSION OF THE TURK FROM EUROPE.
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March 15, 1920