April 19, 1917

LIB

George Perry Graham

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

If the hon. minister will look at Hansard he will find that that was to be the proceeding this yeaT as well, in order to save time. That committee, therefore, will not be fully constituted if it meets before the Senate Committee joins with ours. It would be very much out of

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place for this House to say that its committee should sit while the House is in session -until the Senate agrees to the same procedure.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

Would it not be more respectful to the committee to sit and see whether or not the suggestion has been made? As the committee has been appointed by unanimous resolution of the House, I would understand that it -is regularly appointed. No committee can be appointed to be composed of more than fifteen members, unless by special permission of the House, and this committee has been so appointed. The committee has not yet sat and, it seems to me these questions should be referred to it for its consideration. The meeting of the committee was called, but there was no quorum and so there has been no- real sitting of the committee yet.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The SPEAKER:

I am of the opinion

that this resolution is of -such character as -to require unanimous consent for its adoption. In the absence of such consent it cannot properly be put at this stage.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir GEORGE FOSTER:

There is mot

unanimous consent?

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT.
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LIB

QUESTIONS.


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


THETFO-RD MINES LABOUR TROUBLE.

LAB

Alphonse Verville

Labour

Mr. VERVILLE:

What were the names

and occupations of the gentlemen sent to Thetfo-rd Mines to get information or to settle the labour trouble during last year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THETFO-RD MINES LABOUR TROUBLE.
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CON

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROTHERS:

Stand. .

Sir WILFRID [LAURIER: This question has been standing since the 25th of January. When may we expect an answer?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THETFO-RD MINES LABOUR TROUBLE.
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CON

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROTHERS:

I can give a verbal

answer now. I was not in the city on the 25th of January and I was not here until after the House rose, so my attention was not called to the question. Two gentlemen were sent; one was Mr. Archand who was at th-at time one of the fair-wage officers of the 'department, and the other was Mr. Blanchet, a barrister of Ottawa.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THETFO-RD MINES LABOUR TROUBLE.
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POTATO CONSIGNMENTS.

LIB

Mr. CHARLES WILSON:

Liberal

1. Has the Government been informed that it is alleged a large quantity of potatoes have been kept in cars, since first of November, 1916, on some lines of Canadian Government or other railways in Canada, and that said potatoes were frozen or spoiled, consequently having to be thrown away and thus unavailable for consumption?

2. Has the Government received, any complaints in the matter? If so, from whom?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POTATO CONSIGNMENTS.
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CON

Mr. PATENAUDE: (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Under a joint agreement the Grand Trunk railway handles Intercolonial freight at Montreal, and on November 15, that company complained that a large number of Intercolonial railway cars of potatoes had accumulated in their Montreal yards. The Intercolonial railway authorities urged consignees as. strongly as possible to take delivery, and finally were obliged to threaten to unload if consignees would not.

2. No complaint since that time. The Government has no further information on the subject.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   POTATO CONSIGNMENTS.
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CIVIL, SERVICE APPOINTMENTS UNDER SECTION 21 OP THE CIVIL SERVICE ACT.

LIB

John Howard Sinclair

Liberal

Mr. SINCLAIR:

How many appointments have been made by the present Administration since they took office, under the provision of Section 21 of the Civil Service Act?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CIVIL, SERVICE APPOINTMENTS UNDER SECTION 21 OP THE CIVIL SERVICE ACT.
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CON

Esioff-Léon Patenaude (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PATENAUDE:

Certificates of Qualification issued by the commission since October 15, 1911, under the provisions of section 21 of the Civil Service Amendment Act, 1908-174.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   CIVIL, SERVICE APPOINTMENTS UNDER SECTION 21 OP THE CIVIL SERVICE ACT.
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OUTLOOK PUBLISHING COMPANY.

LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

What amounts, if any, were paid to the Outlook Publishing Company, Limited, or to F. C. Cox, of Middleton, N.S., during the year 1916, for printing and advertising?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   OUTLOOK PUBLISHING COMPANY.
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CON

Esioff-Léon Patenaude (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PATENAUDE:

Agriculture Department, $24; Post Office Department, $7.60, Public Works Department, $6.20.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   OUTLOOK PUBLISHING COMPANY.
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April 19, 1917