September 3, 1917

LIB

Mr. DELISLE:

Liberal

1. How many post offices have been opened in the County of Dorchester since December, 1916, and what are the names and salaries of the Postmasters?

2 Has the Government given new contracts for the carrying of mails in the county of Dorchester since the month of December, 1916?

3. If so, to whom, and for what amount?

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LIB

Mr. HUGHES (Kings):

Liberal

1. What are the names and addresses of the medical men now employed or who have been employed by the Government or the Militia 1 )epa rtment in Prince Edward Island since August, 1914, to August, 1917, in connection with recruiting or any other military work?

2. What pay or allowance is received by each of these Imedical, men, per day, 'per month or per year, and what is paid to them for each recruit examined?

3. What is the total amount received by each of these medical men since the beginning of the war to the 1st of August, 1917, both in salary and for examination of recruits?

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RELEASE OF THOMAS KELLY.

LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux

Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, petitions and other documents addressed to the Minister of Justice concerning the release from penitentiary of Thomas Kelly,, contractor of Winnipeg, sentenced by Judge Prendergast to two and. a half years in the penitentiary for obtaining money, approximating $1,000,000, in connection with the construction of the Manitoba Parliament Buildings.

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The mover of this motion proposes an amendment, which I should like to submit to the Minister of Justice. It is proposed to add after the, word "justice" in the second line, the following:

Which, in the judgment of the minister, in conformity with the usual practice in such cases may properly be brought down.

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Amendment agreed to.


CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I move that all the words after the word "penitentiary" in

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the fourth line of the motion be struck out. They add nothing to the information asked for.

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Amendment agreed to. Motion as amended agreed to.


UNOPPOSED MOTIONS FOR PAPERS.


Mr. Kyte-For a return showing the names and addresses of recruiting officers employed in the province of Nova Scotia since August 4, 1914, with the respective amounts of pay per day. And showing the total amount received by each of said officers on account of such pay and the respective amounts received by each for expenses and outlay. Mr. A. K. Maclean-For a return showing the names of all the officers of the R.C.N., or R.N., employed at H.M.C. dockyard and on H.M.C.R Niobe, and in the Naval Service at Halifax. Also a list of the names of captains and officers employed in patrol service, showing the salaries and nature of employment, respectively. Mr, Macdonald-For a copy of all letters, papers, telegrams and all other documents relative to the application of the Souris Packing Company of Charlottetown, P.E.I., for storage facilities for a quantity of hams and bacon in order to save it from destruction? Mr. Fortier-For a detailed statement of the amount paid Colonel Rev. Dr. A. E. Burke since his appointment as a chaplain, including items for travelling and hotel expenses.


PRIVILEGE-HON. MR. PUGSLEY.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Hon. WILLIAM PUGSLEY (St. John City):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. On August 31 I made some remarks in the House in regard to the distress caused by the high cost of living. I have noticed1 in several newspapers the statement that I said that a great many people had been thrown out of employment. I do not know how the statement came to be made, beoause I made no reference whatever to people being thrown out of employment, nor did I intend to make any such suggestion. My remarks were directed to the hardship caused by the high cost of living.

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SALES OF FLOUR BETWEEN CANADA AND UNITED STATES.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Edmonton):

I desire to direct the attention of the Government to a report appearing in The Modern Miller, of St. Louis, U.S.A. The report says:

Canada officially, by legislation, removed the duty on both wheat and flour some months ago, which automatically removed the United States duties against Canadian wheat and flour under

our last Tariff Act. Then the Canadian food controller prohibited wheat exports and this left flour officially free to enter the United States from Canada. Canadian millers were not slow to act and a large amount of flour was shipped from Canadian mills to eastern markets. This resulted in the United States Millers' Committee suggesting to W. J. Hanna, Canadian food controller, that they were prepared to recommend to United States millers an agreement to be effected with Canadian millers prohibiting sales of flour between the two countries during the period of the war. In response Mr. Hanna advised1 he is entirely in sympathy and it is to be assumed that satisfactory arrangements will be made.

I desire to ask the Government whether such arrangements have been made.

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CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

No such arrangements have been made. I was not aware that any such proposal had been made to the food controller as that which the hon. gentleman has mentioned. The statement set forth in this news item comes to me for the first time to-day.

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REMOVAL OF DUTY UPON POTATOES PROPOSED.


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Frank Broadstreet Carvell

Liberal

Mr. F. B. CARVELL (Carleton):

The Government by Order in Council have given wheat and wheat products free entry into the United States, but they have not carried out that principle with regard to potatoes, which, under the United States tariff, are in the same category as wheat and wheat products. There is an enormous crop of potatoes in central Canada, where our principal market is, and I would ask the Government to take into consideration, as a war measure, the advisability of placing potatoes on the free list in order that we may have the advantage of selling our potatoes in the United States markets.

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September 3, 1917