April 27, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

James Davis Taylor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. TAYLOR.

I would like to inquire from the hon. Minister of Labour (Mr. Lemieux) with respect to an answer given yesterday to a question on the Order Paper regarding labourers from Siberia. The minister's answer was that:
The Department of Labour has received no report as described by the hon. gentleman on this question. The only notice we have had on this matter is the mention that was made of it in the House.
I wish to inquire as to the significance of this answer whether the minister does not consider that a report is made to the department when a member, from his place in the House, reads the details to him and asks the department to be good enough to investigate the statements there contained. That is what I did, and I would like to ask the minister to make clear to us what our standing is in that connection.

Topic:   GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC-LABOURERS FROM SIBERIA.
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