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


John Howard Sinclair


Mr. SINCLAIR (reading):

I will write again to Mr. Borden, see what kind of answer I will get. I know he will answer back. This is all.
Vours truly,
(Sgd.) Mrs. Margaret Richard,
East Port Felix, Guysborough Co., N.S.
That is the story of the little boy, and it appears that my hon. friend was misinformed when he stated that his father was living and was well able to take care of him. I do not know whether this will induce the minister to change his mind and to make some compensation to the child or not, but I think it would only be fair to the relatives in Port Felix who have felt very badly over the fact that their brother was buried amongst strangers in Montreal in place of his body being sent home when he died in the service of the Government, but which was not done because of the small expense which it would have necessitated. The department, without much expense, could have had the body transferred from Montreal to Mulgrave. That is all over, the body is buried in Montreal and there is no help for it now, but the child is still living, the people are needy, and if the minister could reconsider his position and make some compensation that would help to clothe and feed the young child for a short time, owing to the fact that he was left helpless after

the death of this sailor, it would be a gracious thing for him to do.

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