June 24, 1925

LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

They range from three in some districts to five in others.

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PRO

Levi William Humphrey

Progressive

Mr. HUMPHREY:

How many officers are there of all ranks in British Columbia?

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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

We have

three staff officers in British Columbia. I have not the exact number of men at hand.

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LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Do I understand

there are only three officers altogether, not merely staff officers but any officers giving

service?

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LIB
LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

How many officers are there altogether in each district?

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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

In the London district, 21; Toronto, 46; Kingston, 37; Quebec, 29; Halifax, 49; St. John, N.B., 9; Winnipeg, 52; Victoria, 30.

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Item agreed to. Transport and freight, $160,000.


LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Does this include

the touring cars used by the officers?

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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

It includes any motor transport that is used in each of the military districts.

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LAB
LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

One car

in each district, except the larger districts. There are two in Winnipeg, and two in Toronto, but in the western districts there only one.

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Item agreed to. Naval Service-to provide for the maintenance of the ships and establishments of the Naval Service, including the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Oana-cl.an Navall Reserve and the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, $1,400,000.


PRO
LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

The whole amount.

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PRO
LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

On the eastern coast we have the Patriot, and the mine sweepers Ypres and Festu'bert. On the Pacific coast we have the Patrician, the Armentieres and the Thiepval. In addition to that we have the Aurora, which is not in commission, and the two submarines which are not in commission.

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Item agreed to. Canadian Air Force-maintenance of air stations, operations, air force training, control of civil aviation and a it research, $1,140,000


CON

Arthur Edward Ross

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROSS (Kingston):

Has the department given a promise or .made an engagement in any way to sell Borden camp and open a new camp in some other part of the province?

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LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Pictou):

The officers of the Air Force have made a report to me that the buildings at Camp Borden are deteriorating in value. In addition to that, as

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we all know', some of the buildings were burnt down last year. The officers have also reported that seeing that hydroplanes were coming into almost universal use, and would be more useful in the prosecution of their work it might be advisable to move them to some other- place w'here they would be closer to the water, but no action has been taken in regard to the report.

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June 24, 1925