June 1, 1914

LIB

William Roche

Liberal

Mr. ROCHE:

I am not quite sure whether the medical examination, has been completed, but thus far ninety have been

rejected by the medical men, and thirteen have been admitted on the ground of former domicile in Canada.

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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. MACLEAN:

Has the minister confidence in the report that is being made to him that ninety were properly rejected on the ground of physical unfitness, and that the only ones admitted were admitted upon the ground of former residence in Canada?

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LIB

William Roche

Liberal

Mr. ROCHE:

I have every confidence in our medical men out there; they are high up in their profession, and are experienced in this particular kind of work. Certainly, as head of the department, I have every confidence in their medical skill and their ability to carry out the law.

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LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. MACLEAN:

Does it not strike the minister-it strikes me this way-that it is a very improper thing and going too far altogether to ask the House to accept such reasons

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I think that the hon. member is perhaps going too far when he attempts to discuss the matter at this stage.

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LOSS OF THE KARLUK.


On the Orders of the Day being called:


LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

In connection with the loss of the steamer Karluk, may I ask the Minister of Marine if the Government is making preparations to rescue the survivors who were at or near the vessel and of whom we have no direct account in the statement which was given to the House the other day?

Topic:   LOSS OF THE KARLUK.
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CON

John Douglas Hazen (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HAZEN:

That matter is now being considered, and probably by to-morrow I shall be able to make a statement to my hon. friend as to what we intend to do about it.

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QUEBEC AND SAGUENAY RAILWAY.


On the Orders of the Day being called:


LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX:

stead of a deal being made with the Mackenzie and Mann interests there is now a good prospect of a government guarantee for the Quebec and Saguenay railway, which would result in its being separated from the Quebec railway. Interests close to the company state that there is every prospect of this deal going through before the end of this session, which is expected in a couple of weeks, and that it will . not be necessary to put through a special Act for this purpose.

I wish to ask the right hon. gentleman if legislation is to be introduced to guarantee the bonds of the Quebec and Saguenay railway, as is stated here, or if it is contemplated to do that by Order in Council?

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

I am certainly of the opinion that no power exists on the part of the Governor in Council to guarantee bonds. So far as the legislative programme of this session is concerned, it is all before the House, with the possible exception of a couple of matters which do not in any way concern this enterprise.

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PRIVATE BILLS.

CONSIDERED IN COMMITTEE-THIRD READINGS.


Bill No. 206, to incorporate the General Council of the Canadian Branch of the St. John Ambulance Association.-Mr. A. Thompson. Bill 207, for the relief of William Ewan Laurie.-Mr. Barker.


SECOND READINGS.


Bill No. 215, for the relief of Alberta Ring. -Mr. Morphy. Bill No. 216, for the relief of Bertha Lucinda Graham.-Mr. Blain. Bill No. 218, to incorporate the International Railway Company.-Mr. 'Lewis. Bill No. 219, for the relief of John Robinson.-Mr. Fripp.


QUESTIONS.


[Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.]


June 1, 1914