Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)
Sir WILFRID LAURIER:
May I ask for information from the Government with regard to a report I have seen from the city of Quebec that the military authorities have terminated the lease of a certain property in Quebec which has been under lease for at least forty years to the ladies called the Sisters of Charity, which has been occupied by them as an orphanage, and in which there are now not less than two hundred orphans. Has the lease been terminated? Personally, I think the Citadel property would be better adapted to the Government's military requirements.
MAJOR-GENERAL MEWBURN: The
property has been occupied as my right hon. friend states, but it was considered valuable for military purposes, and an officer has been sent to Quebec to investigate the matter. The lease has not yet been cancelled, and nothing has been done in the way of removing the occupants from the building. I hope an amicable arrangement will be come to before action is taken.
Subtopic: QUEBEC SISTERS OF CHARITY ORPHANAGE.