February 1, 1917

LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

The question was reconstructed at the suggestion of Mr. Speaker.

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I might explain that the question, as it originally stood, was, in my judgment, objectionable in part; and after a conference with the hon. member for Cape Breton (North) the question was revised so as to read as it now appears on the Order-Paper.

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LIB

Daniel Duncan McKenzie

Liberal

Mr. McKENZIE:

The answer that would he given to the former question would be quite acceptable to me if the Minister is prepared to give it.

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The question stands.

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CON

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

I should like to point out that first of all the question read "Has the Minister of Justice" certain information. This question asks "Has the Govern ment" certain information, and before I can answer that I must make inquiry of every department, to see whether they have information on the subject.

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LIB
CON

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOHERTY:

It ought to be that way.

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BRICK FOR NEW PARLIAMENT BUILDING.

LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. In the construction of the new Parliament Building is it the intention to use brick supplied by the Ontario National Brick Company Limited?

2. If so, what quantity of the said brick will be supplied and at what price will it be delivered at the works?

3. Up to January 25, 1917, what was the total quantity of the said bricks delivered at the works?

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CON

Robert Rogers (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ROGERS:

1, 2 and 3. A contract has been awarded for 5,000,000 common brick,, which is one-half the total estimated quantity required. This contract is not with the Ontario National Brick Company, Lim-22 .

ited, but they will have an opportunity of tendering on the balance, when the same is required.

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LIB

Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. In the construction of the new Parliament Building is it the intention to use brick supplied by the National Brick Company of Laprairie, Limited?

2. If so, what quantity of the said brick will be supplied, and at what price will it be delivered at the works?

3. Up to January 25, 1917, what was the total quantity of the said bricks delivered at the works ?

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CON

Mr. ROGERS: (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. A contract has been executed with the National Brick Company of Laprairie, Limited, under date of September 6, 1916, for the supply of 5,000,000 common brick at $10.50 per thousand, delivered at the site.

3. 4,449,000.

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GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS-SAFETY-FIRST INSPECTORS.

LIB

Mr. MACDONALD:

Liberal

1. How many safety-first inspectors are there on the Canadian Government railways?

2. What are their names and salaries, respectively?

3. Is there a safety-first engineer employed?

4. If so, who is he, and what is his salary?

Mr. fcoCHRANE:

1. Three. They also perform duties of first-aid instructors.

2. W. H. Tout, P. P. Begin, and H. Mitchinson. Salaries, $83.33 per month.

3. Yes.

4. J. E. Long; $225 per month.

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DORCHESTER PENITENTIARY MEAT SUPPLIES.

LIB

Mr. COPP:

Liberal

1. Who has the contract for supplying meat for the Dorchester Penitentiary?

2. What is being paid per pound for the different kinds of meat supplied under said contract?

3. When does present contract expire?

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Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The Harris Abattoir Company.

2. Beef, $9.60 per 100 lb.; mutton, $10.60 per 100 lb.

3. March 31, 1917.

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ENLISTMENT OF NOEL GAZELLE.

LIB

Mr. DELISLE:

Liberal

1. Has the Government been made aware that a minor of fifteen years of age, named Noel Gazelle known as Razel (Number 324853), has joined the Canadian troops, without the consent of his parents?

2. Under the King's Regulations, is such an enlistment valid?

3. Did the parents of this boy demand his re. lease ?

4. If so, has such request been granted by the Department of Militia? If not, why?

5. To what nationality does soldier Gazelle belong?

6. Where is he at the present time?

7. Is it the practice of the Government to enlist minors 1 of fifteen years of age without the consent of their parents?

8. If so, what are the reasons for so doing?

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Mr. KEMP: (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Private Noel Gazelle enlisted in the 57th Overseas Battery on March 8, 1916. On October 14, 1916, a letter was received from Lt.-Col. Armand Lavergne, M.P.P., stating that this soldier enlisted without the consent of his parents, and was only sixteen years of age, and requested that he be returned from England. Lt.-Col. Lavergne was informed that, owing to the statement of age taken under oath at attestation, this soldier was over eighteen years of age, and no further action could be taken. No application was received from this soldier's parents for his discharge until he had been in the forces for over seven months, and was, at the time of application, in England and under Imperial authority.

2. Under King's Begulations, such an enlistment is valid.

3. Not until seven months after enlistment.

4. Request not granted for reasons stated in No. 1.

5. Gazelle was bom at Levis, Quebec. His father claims to be a Syrian.

6. Private Gazelle is at present in England or at the front.

7. The Government does not enlist minors under eighteen years of age without the consent of their parents. Age sworn to on attestation is legally binding.

8. Answered by No. 7.

dismissals prom the militia.

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February 1, 1917