August 13, 1917

CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No claim for which legal liability exists has been presented. Certain claims with regard to which actioh might be justified on equitable or compassionate grounds are receiving the consideration of a special committee.

2. It is expected decision w 11 be reached during the present session.

,THE FOOD CONTROLLER'S 'STAFF.

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Subtopic:   PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS FIRE-INDEMNITIES FOR LOSSES.
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LIB

Roch Lanctôt

Liberal

Mr. LANCTOT:

,1'. Is there 'any regulation passed |by the Government whereby the latter undertakes not to appoint any one in its service, who is of military age? ,

2. If so, why was W. A. Willison appointed on the staff of the Food Controller?

3. Is he of military age and has he offered to enlist?

4. If so, has he obtained a badge from the National Service Board, and on what grounds"

5. What is his salary, and what was his occupation and salary before he was appointed to the public service?

6. Is he the son of Sir John Willison, exeditor of the Toronto News?

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Mr. HUGH CLARK: (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes, unless a badge has been issued him under Order in Council August 16, 1916.

2. Appointed because of 'his special qualifications, .but being appointed to a temporary commission, he is not a member of the Civil Service.

3. Yes, married, two children; only brother killed in action. Was in Great Britain as accredited war correspondent from September 15, 1914, to November 29, 1916, in which capacity he visited the Canadian front lines repeatedly, the British front on the Somme, the French front at

the invitation of the French Government, the British grand fleet and. battle cruiser squadron. He was accepted as part of the military establishment and entitled to wear uniform while in the war zone.

4. No, and is prepared to do whatever further is required of him when his class is called.

5. See answers to questions asked by Mr. Kay and Mr. Ross. Previous salary upwards of $4,000.

6. Yes.

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LIB

Mr. LANCTOT:

Liberal

1. Has an assistant food controller been appointed?

2. If so, what is his name, place of residence and previous occupation?

3. What is his salary?

4. What was his previous salary?

5. What are his special qualifications which induced the Government to appoint him?

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Mr. HUGH CLARK: (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No.

2, 3, 4 and 5. Answered by No. 1.

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LIB

Mr. LANCTOT:

Liberal

1. Is one Mr. Todd on the staff of the Food Controller?

2. If so, what is his salary, and what was his previous occupation and salary?

3. Is he of military age?

4. If so, did he offer to enlist?

5. If not, has he obtained a badge from the National Service Board, and on what ground were the regulations, if any, forbidding the employment by the Government of men of military age ignored?

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Mr. HUGH CLARK: (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. Present salary and previous occupation: See answers to questions asked by Mr. Kay and Mr. Ross. Previous salary, $2,900 per annum and travelling expenses.

3. Forty years of age and has nine immediate dependents.

4. In answer to a questionnaire sent by the Ontario Government to all employees, he stated his willingness to enlist at any time that it appeared desirable that he should do' so, in his .circumstances.

5. He has not obtained badge. As soon as his class is required for such service he is prepared to do whatever is desired of him. He was appointed because of his special qualifications, but being appointed to a temporary commission he is not a member of the Civil Service.

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Mr. LANCTOT:

Liberal

1. Is one Mr. French, or Trench, on the staff of the Food Controller?

2. If so, what is his salary?

3. What was his previous salary and occupation?

4. Is he of military age, and did he offer to

enlist?

5. If not, has he obtained a badge from the National Service Board, and on what grounds were the regulations, if any, forbidding the employment by the Government of men of military age ignored?

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Mr. HUGH CLARK: (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. See answers to questions asked by Mr. Kay and Mr. Ross.

3. See answers to questions asked by Mr. Kay and Mr. Ross.

4. Yes, married. While engaged in recruiting work he was examined by the doctor appointed to examine recruits and declared to be physically unfit owing to severe attacks of rheumatism.

5. No. He is temporarily employed by the month to do special work for which his training particularly fitted him. He was appointed because of his special qualifications but being appointed to a temporary commission he is not a member of the Civil Service.

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THE FOOD CONTROLLER'S OFFICES.

LIB

Mr. LANCTOT:

Liberal

1. How much floor space has been allowed to the Food Controller for his offices in Ottawa?

2. What is the cost of the rent of it?

3. What is the cost of alterations or repairs to the rooms?

4. What is the cost of the furniture bought for these offices, and what is the price paid for the carpets?

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Subtopic:   THE FOOD CONTROLLER'S OFFICES.
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Mr. HUGH CLARK: (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Rooms, 4,422 square feet. The offices provide for staff, stenographers, etc., Government employees transferred from other departments to take up special work for the food controller and for the many persons from different parts of Can-

4 p.m. ada doing voluntary work, such as chairman and members of committees dealing with special problems, and committee rooms for the Central Advisory Council and special committees.

2. Twenty-five hundred dollars per annum, lessor to pay all taxes, provide heating and elevator service ; lessor also to clean and tint offices and make necessary repairs to floors, etc.

3. Alterations or repairs consist of the erection of one partition and the building of a cabinet around the telephone switchboard. This work is being done by the Department of Public Works and is not yet completed.

4. Furniture and carpets supplied by the

Department of Public Works, a large portion being loaned from the Public Works store room. [DOT]

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THE POSTMASTER GENERAL.

LIB

Mr. LANCTOT:

Liberal

1. Is the Postmaster General still doing some recruiting in Montreal?

2. What is the amount of his travelling and living expenses since he started his work of recruiting?

3. What is the amount of the travelling and living expenses of his private secretary for the same period?

4. Has he also a military secretary?

5. Is it the intention of the Postmaster General to relinquish both his portfolio and salary when he goes overseas with his recruits?

6. When does he expect to go?

7. Is he furnished with an automobile, and by what department?

8. If so, what has been the cost to the country of the chauffeur and fuel since he has been using it?

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Subtopic:   THE POSTMASTER GENERAL.
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Sir ROBERT BORDEN: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. None.

Rank, Name and Duties.

3. None.

4. No,

5 and 6. Any necessary announcement will be made in due course.

7. No.

8. None.

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MEDICAL OFFICERS IN MILITIA,

LIB

*Mr. PROULX:

Liberal

1. How many medical men are employed by

the Government or the Militia Department in and about Ottawa? .

2. What are their names, duties and salaries?

3. Up to the present time, what amount has been paid to each?

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Subtopic:   MEDICAL OFFICERS IN MILITIA,
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CON

Albert Edward Kemp (Minister of Militia and Defence)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir EDWARD KEMP:

The answers to the above questions, so far as the Department of Militia and Defence is concerned, are as follows:

1. 13, exclusive of headquarters staff.

2 and 3.

Salary Amount Paid Per Anum. to Date.

Lt.-Col. J. F. Argue, Pres. Standing Medical Board, officer

Lt.-Col"1jn LHChabot, officer in charge Water Street hospital Lt -Col. G. S. McCarthy, officer in charge St. Luke s fcpsp tai. Major R. Law, officer commanding No. 2 Field Ambulance, and medical officer, Water Street Hospital [DOT] [DOT] [DOT] [DOT] [DOT] * *

Major F. W. McKinnon, medical officer, St. Lukes Hospital.. . Major T. H. Leggatt, medical officer, Protestant General Hosp.tal.

Capt. R. E. Valin, medical officer, Water Street Hospital

Capt J H Laidlaw, Medical Boards, base recruiting office .. .

Cant H McLeod, Medical Boards, base recruiting office

Cant A P. Davies, Medical Boards, base recruiting office Lt.-Col. J. W. Shil ington, medical officer, Signaling Training Depot

Lieut. G. Morin, ear specialist .. , '

Capt. A. F. McLaren, eye specialist

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$2,372.00 2.372.00 2.646.00 2.007.00 2.007.00 2.007.00 1.642.00 1.642.00 1.916.00 1.642.00 1.095.00 1.096.00 $4,677.15 3.544.00 3.726.00 3.304.00 3.272.00 1.704.00 1.134.00 1,375.50 1,433.25 153.00 3.790.00 450.00 1.095.00 CANADIANS OF ALIEN BIRTH.

CON

Mr. BURNHAM:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Will the Government say if the Allies will permit any Canadian of alien birth to take part in overseas military operations?

2. If not, does the Canadian Government propose to conscript such aliens?

3. Does the Government propose to take any measures looking to the prevention of fsaid, electors of alien birth from voting for the conscription or otherwise of Canadian citizens not of alien birth?

4 If so, will the Government call the attention of those of alien birth to the manifest unfairness of their voting for or against conscription?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   $2,372.00 2.372.00 2.646.00 2.007.00 2.007.00 2.007.00 1.642.00 1.642.00 1.916.00 1.642.00 1.095.00 1.096.00 $4,677.15 3.544.00 3.726.00 3.304.00 3.272.00 1.704.00 1.134.00 1,375.50 1,433.25 153.00 3.790.00 450.00 1.095.00 CANADIANS OF ALIEN BIRTH.
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August 13, 1917