March 27, 1919 (13th Parliament, 2nd Session)

L LIB

Mr. FOURNIER:

Laurier Liberal

1. Was there any liquor bought for the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Forces?
2. If so, when was it bought?
3. From what firm or firms?
4. By whom?
5. What kind?
6. How much of each kind?
7. What was the purchase price per bottle, case or barrel?
8. What was the cost price of said liquor when delivered in Siberia?
9. To whom were said liquors delivered in
Siberia? .
10. Were said liquors paid for toy the Canadian Government, or were they paid for by the Imperial Government?
Major-General MEWBURN:
1. Yes; all for medicinal purposes, except rum, which is issued by the Imperial Government as part of a soldier's rations.
2. September, 1918; October, 1918, and February, 1919.
3. Messrs. Hiram Walker, Messrs. Canadian Wine Vaults, Messrs. Law, Young & Co., Paul D'Aoust, Esq., Messrs. Western Canadian Liquor Company, Messrs. L. Chaput, Fils & Co., Ltd., Messrs. Hudon, Hebert & Co., Messrs. Boivin, Wilson &

Co., Gillespies & Co., Hudon & Orsali, R. P. Rithet & Co., through the War Purchasing Commission.
4. The Director of Contracts, through the War Purchasing Commission.
5. Whisky, rye and Scotch; wines,, sherry and port; brandy, alcohol, alcohol absolute; rum.
6. Whisky, Scotch, 142 quarts; whisky, rye, 192 quarts; alcohol, 102 gallons; brandy, 78 quarts; wines, sherry, 173 quarts; wine, port, 148 gallons; rum, 10,000 gallons.
7. Alcohol, barrel (40 gallons), $300 (except 80 gallons purchased in bond at $3.30 per gallon).
Brandy' case, $34 (except 6 cases purchased in bond at $27.62 per case).
Whisky, Scotch, case, $27 (except 6 cases purchased in bond at $21.43 per case).
Whisky, rye, case $10.75 (except 6 cases purchased in bond at $7.29 per case).
Wine, sherry, case, $15 for 12 cases purchased in bond (balance supplied at $20.50 per case).
Wine, port, $15 per case for 12 cases purchased in bond (balance supplied at $22 per case).
Rum, 200 gallons at $4 per gallon in bond; 200 gallons at $7.50 per gallon in bond; 200 gallons at $3 per gallon in bond; 400 gallons at $2.75 per gallon in bond; 800 gallons at $4.25 per gallon in bond; 8,200 gallons at $3.40 per gallon in bond.
8. The above mentioned prices, plus cost of transportation.
9. Rum, which forms part of the soldiers' rations, was delivered to the Army Service Corps. The remainder was delivered to No. 4 Advanced Depot Medical Stores, Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force, Base Depot Medical Stores-for the Stationary Hospital, Field Ambulance, Regimental Units, Sanitary Officer.
10. Payment for said liquors was advanced by the Canadian Government and charged to Imperial account, and will be paid for by the Imperial Government,

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXPORT OF WOOLLEN GOODS.
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