April 20, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Mr. J. P. TURCOTTE:

Liberal

1. How many war vessels went up tlie St
Lawrence river to Quebec in the summer of 1908? , , , .
2. What was the tonnage and the draught of water of each of these vessels?
3. To what nation did each of these belong?
4. How many war ve-sels were anchored at the same time in the roadstead of Quebec in 1908?
5. How many of these war ves e.s went up to Montreal ?
6. How many of these war vessels, by reason
of their draught of water, were unable to g* up to Montreal? ,
7. What war vessels, by reason of then draught of water, were ob-tructed in their navigation between the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Quebec?
8. What effective means did the Canadian
government, provide in 1908 to prevent these war vessels, or one of them, from going up the River St. Lawrence to Quebec under a hostile flag? . .
9. What effective means did the Canadian government provide in 1908 to prevent these war vessels, or one of them, from making descents upon each of the parishes situated on both sides of the River St. Lawrence, from the Gulf up to Quebec, and taking possession of every part of the country ?
10. What effective means did the Canadian government provide in 1908 to prevent these war vessels from seizing upon Quebec?
11. Was the city of Quebec fortified so as to sustain a seige in 1908?
12. Could the city of Quebec at the present time prevent a hostile fleet from seizing its citadel; and what were the effective means it provided then to organize its defence.
13. In case one of the larger war vessels which visited Quebec in 1908 had met with a serious accident, could the Canadian government place at its disposal in the port of Quebec or in any place whatever on the River
St. Lawrence, a dry dock or a maritime workshop for the necessary repairs?
14. What rank did the city of Quebec occupy in 1908 as a stronghold?
15. Is the Canadian government more prepared in 1910 than it was in 1908 to defend Quebec from the possible invasion of an army by way of the St. Lawrence, anil in what do these defence works consist, made since 1908.
16 What measures does the Canadian government intend to take for the purpose of protecting Quebec against the sudden attack of an army by way of the St. Lawrence, and to provide for the repairs of the largest vessels which frequent the St. Lawrence.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PROTECTION OF QUEBEC AND ST. LAWRENCE R4VER.
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