April 25, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)

UNI L

William Stevens Fielding

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. FIELDING:

My only information is that which I have learned from the public press. The trouble has occurred in the district of Cape Island in Shelburne county in the western part o-f Nova Scotia. Cape Sable Island is in my district although it is not to be confused with Sable Island, the graveyard of the Atlantic. It is in the southern part of Nova Scotia where Cape Sable juts out into the Atlantic. There, quite a number of cases have occurred. It is treated, as a matter of course, as if the disease had been taken into that district by returned soldiers. That assumption may not be well founded. I am not asserting that it is but I merely ask my hon. friend to see that the matter receives attention.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   SMALLPOX IN CAPE ISLAND DISTRICT.
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