May 26, 1941

LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

I can answer this question verbally. Consideration has been given to the question of granting leave to men between the period spent at the basic training centres and their being sent to advanced training centres, and the decision has been arrived at that it is not practicable to allow leave in that interval.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-ROBERT ANDERSON
Subtopic:   *ARMY LEAVE
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ROYAL CANADIAN MINT

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Were there annual reports of the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint from its opening, in 1908, to its disestablishment in 1931, and of the Royal Canadian Mint from that date until 1937 inclusive?

2. Since then, have there been any annual reports of the said Royal Canadian Mint?

3. If so, when?

4. If not, why?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-ROBERT ANDERSON
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

1, 2 and 3. The annual reports of the Ottawa branch of the Royal Mint from its establishment to November 30, 1931, were incorporated in the annual reports of the deputy master and comptroller of the Royal Mint in London. For the years 1932 to 1934 inclusive, reports on the year's operations were made to the Minister of Finance but these were only brief typewritten reports. From 1935 to 1938 more comprehensive reports were made in printed form. A report for the two years 1939 and 1940 is now being printed and will be available for distribution shortly.

4. There is no statutory provision requiring that a report be issued on the operations of he Royal Canadian Mint, and also no statutory provision requiring that a report be tabled in parlia*ment. However, it has been decided to depart from the practice of the Royal Mint and in future to table the reports in parliament. The report for 1939 and 1940 will be tabled as soon as it is available.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-ROBERT ANDERSON
Subtopic:   ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
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GOLD DEPOSITED IN CANADA

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

What is the amount of gold, if any, deposited in Canada by any other country, since January 1, 1938?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-ROBERT ANDERSON
Subtopic:   GOLD DEPOSITED IN CANADA
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

This is confidential information much of which relates to war operations of other governments and it is not considered in the public interest to disclose it. Any disclosure of this information would be a breach of trust and some of the information would be of value to the enemy.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-ROBERT ANDERSON
Subtopic:   GOLD DEPOSITED IN CANADA
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE-JARDINE MCKERLIE

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Is there on file at the Department of National Defence, several statements from Jardine McKerlie to the effect that he was in the British army service from October, 1914, to June, 1916?

2. If so, what is the date of each one?

3. Was he asked by the civil service commission to supply evidence to that effect, and, if so, how many times?

4. Did he give it, and, if so, when?

5. Did he write to the civil service commission on November 17, 1939, that "his original discharge certificate was destroyed by flood some years ago"?

6. Did he specify the locality of such flood?

7. Is there on file copy of a letter from him to the "Under Sec'y. of State, War Office,

Questions as Orders for Returns

Records Section, Arnside St., London, S.E.", dated February 7, 1940, which contains the following paragraphs:

In view of the fact that the writer's Christian name and surname are both especially rare, it is felt that any reference that you can make to an alphabetical file of the enlistments either in the Royal Field Artillery or the Border Regt. during the period of the last war would quickly bring to light the writer's name and it is felt sure that no other person of the same name would be likely to be found in the said files. ... _

It is regretted that further information cannot be supplied to you in view of the importance of receiving a copy of the discharge or some other proof of service, so that it may be furnished to the Canadian govt, in connection with the writer's present employment as inspector of guns and carriages in the Dept, of Nat. Defence?

8. Did he write to the civil service commission on June 11, 1940, that the war office had required an affidavit which he had completed on April 6 of that year, and forwarded to London?

9. Did the civil service commission ask for that evidence on July 23, 1940?

10. Did he answer two or three days -after that "everything possible is being done to complete the record"?

11. From September, 1939, to date, did Jardine McKerlie give to the Department of National Defence or the civi-l service commission any evidence that he was in the British army during the great war?

12. If so, what was it, when was it given and to what department?

13. If not, why?

14. Is it on record that he has ever proved his British citizenship by an authentic certificate of birth or by naturalization papers?

15. If so, when and to whom?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE-JARDINE MCKERLIE
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LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. On September 20, 1939, was one Jardine McKerlie, taken in the Department of National Defence as examiner, mechanical transport, at $200 per month?

2. On or about October 12, 1939, was he promoted as transport mechanical engineer (M.G.O. branch, D.C.E. & M.E. div., war staff) at $2,820 per annum?

3. Was he reassigned as senior electrical engineer, effective June 1, 1940, at $3,720?

4. Did P.C. 32/1905 of May 10, 1940, have anything to do with him, and, if so, w'hat was it?

5. Did the treasury board authorize his reassignment as senior mechanical engineer in August, 1940, without any recommendation from the civil service commission?

6. On September 5, 1940, was he recommended by Brigadier Carr to the civil service commission as technical assistant in electrical and mechanical engineering to the M.G.O. branch at a daily rate of $12 per week day in the year?

7. Did the civil service commission reply that they could recommend no change at that time?

8. Was he appointed director of technical training of ordnance training centre?

9. If so, when and at what salary?

10. Was he also employed as inspector of guns and carriages?

11. If so, when, and at what salary?

12. Who was the chief (a) of the branch and (b) of the division in which he was employed?

13. Did he ever receive any payment, advance or refund besides his salary?

14. If so, how much and for what?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE-JARDINE MCKERLIE
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MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-CANADA PACKERS LIMITED-BUTTER

LIB

Pierre-François Casgrain (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. CASGRAIN:

Return tabled.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-CANADA PACKERS LIMITED-BUTTER
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PENNFIELD RIDGE, N.B., AIRPORT SITE

NAT

Mr. HAZEN:

National Government

1. What property or properties have been purchased at Pennfield Ridge, Charlotte county, New Brunswick, for an airport site?

2. What is the name of the person or persons from whom each property was purchased?

3. What is the acreage of each property that was purchased?

4. What amount did the government pay for each property so purchased?

5. What amount has the government expended to date for field development, lighting, water and buildings on the properties purchased?

6. To what use are the properties now being put to?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-CANADA PACKERS LIMITED-BUTTER
Subtopic:   PENNFIELD RIDGE, N.B., AIRPORT SITE
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

?

Thomas Miller Bell

Mr. COLD WELL:

For a copy of the letter from the auditor . general referred to by the Minister of Munitions and Supply in answer to questions 13 and 14 of sessional paper No. 84C. tabled on May 16, 1941.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-CANADA PACKERS LIMITED-BUTTER
Subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION-ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
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BONUS TO MATAPEDIA-MATANE, QUE., FISHERMEN

IND

Joseph Sasseville Roy

Independent Conservative

Mr. ROY:

For a copy of all reports, bills, statements of accounts and other documents exchanged between government officials and merchants of the county of Matapedia-Matane, from 1936 to date in 1941, relative to the bonus paid by the dominion government to the fishermen of the said county.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-CANADA PACKERS LIMITED-BUTTER
Subtopic:   BONUS TO MATAPEDIA-MATANE, QUE., FISHERMEN
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May 26, 1941