March 27, 1915 (12th Parliament, 5th Session)


John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)


That is the report on which this man was relieved of his position. There was no politics in it so far as the department was concerned, and no charge made of political interference. This man was appointed largely on the recommendation of the man who was the Conservative candidate for Inverness.
Admiral Kingsmill is presumed to know his business; he is a trained and experienced officer. Doss my hon. friend think that it would be good business to keep in office as coxswain a man who cannot, enforce discipline with his crew and who allows his station to be ill-kept and dirty, as reported by Admiral Kingsmill? So far as I was concerned the question of the man's politics never entered into the matter.

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