May 29, 1914 (12th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

In this connection will
the hon. Minister of Marine- and Fisheries allow me to call attention to a statement I made last session. I asked for a return concerning the dismissal of Louis Bujold, lightkeeper at Carleton Point, Quebec. All the correspondence was originally in French, but it had been translated and was. sent to me in English. I wanted it in the original language. The department went to- a great deal of trouble to put it in English. I asked the minister afterwards to gat it for me in the original language, but I never got it. The result was that when I got back to my people- I had to translate the English documents back into French. Apparently it is the custom of the department to translate -everything into English. If a document is submitted in French it should be allowed to remain in French.

Topic:   OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS IN FRENCH.
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