Edmond FORTIER

FORTIER, Edmond

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Lotbinière (Quebec)
Birth Date
April 10, 1849
Deceased Date
June 23, 1921
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmond_Fortier
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=a6fc2912-863a-4f22-b4cf-427563609051&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
teacher

Parliamentary Career

January 25, 1900 - October 9, 1900
LIB
  Lotbinière (Quebec)
November 7, 1900 - September 29, 1904
LIB
  Lotbinière (Quebec)
November 3, 1904 - September 17, 1908
LIB
  Lotbinière (Quebec)
October 26, 1908 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Lotbinière (Quebec)
October 2, 1909 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Lotbinière (Quebec)
October 26, 1909 - July 29, 1911
LIB
  Lotbinière (Quebec)
September 21, 1911 - October 6, 1917
LIB
  Lotbinière (Quebec)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 10)


September 12, 1917

1. Is the Government aware that Rev. A. E. Burke has returned to Canada?

2. Has the said Rev. A. E. Burke been provided with an office in the Parliament buildings?

3. If so, has he been entrusted by the Government with any special work, and what is the nature of such work?

4. Does such work, if any, require his consultation with senators and members of Parliament?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COLONEL THE REV. A. E. BURKE.
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September 12, 1917

*Mr. FORTIER:

Has the following item in the New York Tribune of August 31, 1917, been brought to the attention of the Government:

"Lieutenant-Colonel the Right Rev. Monseigneur A. E. Burke, of the Canadian army, returning to the Dominion from a special mission in Cuba, expressed the admiration of the other Allies at the appearance of the parading Guardsmen. He said he had witnessed American troops in training in France and was sure

' that the men he saw yesterday would be a valuable addition to their number."

2. On what special mission, if any, was Rev. Colonel Burke despatched to Cuba?

3. Has he made a report to the Government?

4. If not, will he make a report and when?

5. If Rev. Colonel Burke has made a report, will it be brought down in the House?

6. Is the Government to defray the travelling expenses of Rev. Colonel Burke to and from Cuba?

7. If so, what would they amount to?

8. Is Rev. Colonel Burke still on the pay list? If so, at what rate is he paid?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COLONEL THE REV. A. E. BURKE.
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September 12, 1917

*Mr. FORTIER:

Referring to an item in the Ottawa Citizen of Monday, September 3, 1917, as follows:

"Colonel the Rev. Father Burke has returned from Washington, accompanied by Lieutenant Charles Alverez.''

1. Was Rev. Colonel Burke at Washington on official business?

2. If so, has he made a report and will such report be brought down to the House?

3. Has Lieutenant Charles Alverez a commission to, or from, the Canadian Government?

4. If not, what is his business in Canada?

5. What Governments did he and Rev. Colonel Burke represent at Washington?

6. Is the Government to pay the expenses of either, or both, gentlemen going to and returning from Washington?

7. If so, what is the amount of the bills that have been paid or are to be paid?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   COLONEL THE REV. A. E. BURKE.
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September 12, 1917

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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August 20, 1917

1. Was Colonel Rev. Dr. A. E. Burke a chaplain in the Canadian Expeditionary Force?

2. If so, was he associated with one" Rev. Dr. Roche in the editorship of the Catholic Register at Toronto?

3. Were reports made to the Government as to Rev. Dr. Roche's associations with Austrian enemies and with one Max Pam, of Chicago?

4. If so, did the Government take any steps in the matter?

5. Is the Government aware as to whether or not the said Dr. Roche left Canada at the outbreak of the war?

6. Since his appointment as chaplain in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, did the said Burke visit Chicago? If so, was his business there of an official character?

7. Is the Government aware as to whether or not he met the said Roche at or near Chicago?

8. Has the said Burke at any time since his appointment as chaplain been under surveillance by Dominion officials?

9. If so, were reports made to the Government, and will these reports, if any, be laid on the Table of the House?

10. Is the Government aware as to whether or not the said Burke visited Canada about the end of 1916 and in conjunction with a representative of the British diplomatic or secret service, made certain representations to the Government?

11. Is the said Burke now in Ottawa? If

so, is the Government aware as to what he is doing?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN.
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