September 12, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

Mr. FORTIER:

Liberal

1. Has the attention of the Government been directed to the following paragraph in an editorial of the Ottawa Evening Journal of August 29, 1917:
"If the Government is faced with difficulties in the selection of returning officers or presiding officers to take the soldiers' vote, and the Opposition remains suspicious of any appointments made, why not utilize the brigade of chaplains overseas to work out the election machinery?"
2. If so, is it the intention of the Government to act on the suggestion of the Evening Journal?
3. Will Rev. Colonel Dr. A. E. Burke be appointed to take charge of the said returning officers or presiding officers?
4. If not placed in charge, will Rev. Dr. Burke be appointed as one of the said returning officers or presiding officers?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COLONEL THE REV. A. E. BURKE.
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