May 10, 1918

MILITARY SERVICE ACT.

MEDICAL, EXAMINATIONS.


On the Orders of the Day: Mr. P. R. DuTREMBLAY: I understand that a number of young conscripts between the ages of twenty -and twenty-two, and whose medical category is " C," have been put in the Banks at Lansdowne' Park with-



out further medical examination. Have all men in this class been ordered to report? Major-General MEWBURN: A man's category may not be known when his notice to report is senit out. When he reports he undergoes a medical examination immediately, and if found to be in category " C " he would be relieved at once. Mr. DuTREMBLAY: I will give the minister the names of some of these young men.


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Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. JACQUES BUREAU:

When a category "A" man is called, has he to undergo a further medical examination?

Msjor-Gen'eral MEWBURN: In calling up the young men between twenty and twenty-two it has been found that a considerable number who were originally put in category "A" have fallen below that category when re-examined. Of course, it is not our desire to take the men of that class who fall below category "A," but there must be a re-examination to 'ascertain the condition the men are in at the time they report.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT.
Subtopic:   MEDICAL, EXAMINATIONS.
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Jacques Bureau

Laurier Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

If a man had previously been placed in category " B " or " C," would not the production of his medical certificate be sufficient to relieve him from duty until his particular category is called?

Major-General MEWBURN: It is quite possible there may have to be a re-examination of all the men. Some who have been placed in category "B" or "C" in the first place, may be in category "A" when called to report.

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE ACT.
Subtopic:   MEDICAL, EXAMINATIONS.
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LEGISLATION RESPECTING ALIENS.


On the Orders of the Day:


UNION

John Allister Currie

Unionist

Mr. J. A. CURRIE (North Simooe):

A few days ago this House unanimously adopted a series of resolutions requesting the Government to bring down legislation with respect to the aliens in Canada. The Government accepted these resolutions, and I would ask when they intend to bring down the legislation, for the session is likely to be short.

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UNION

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I do not recall any such resolutions.

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UNION

John Allister Currie

Unionist

Mr. CURRIE:

The resolution of the hon. member for Comox-Alberni (Mr. Clements) was passed.

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UNION

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I am not aware that it called for any legislation but rather that certain Orders in Council should be revised.

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*CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY.

RENEWAL OR POSTPONEMENT OF PAYMENT OF INDEBTEDNESS OF THE COMPANY.


On the motion of Hon. A. K. Maclean (Acting Minister of Finance) for the second reading of the resolution adopted in Committee of the Whole for the purpose of assisting the Canadian Northern Railway Company, or any company included in the Canadian Northern Railway System, in renewing or postponing the payment of any indebtedness of any such company, etc. Sir WILFRID LAURI'ER: I had understood the minister was to produce at this stage all the documents that were promised.


UNION

Alexander Kenneth Maclean (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

Mr. Speaker-[DOT]

Topic:   *CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   RENEWAL OR POSTPONEMENT OF PAYMENT OF INDEBTEDNESS OF THE COMPANY.
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UNION

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Unionist

Mr. SPEAKER:

I do not know if the hon. member purposes making a speech, but I have grave doubts whether tthW motion is debatable. In the meantime, with the unanimous consent of the iBouse, there can be no objection to his producing the information.

Topic:   *CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   RENEWAL OR POSTPONEMENT OF PAYMENT OF INDEBTEDNESS OF THE COMPANY.
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Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Laurier Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

I am inclined to think the motion is debatable but I do not want to debate it now. We simply want the information.

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Topic:   *CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   RENEWAL OR POSTPONEMENT OF PAYMENT OF INDEBTEDNESS OF THE COMPANY.
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UNION

Alexander Kenneth Maclean (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

I shall be very glad to avoid any debate on the resolution. I shall lay on the Table all the information available. I had not understood, however, that the right hon. gentleman wanted me to lay the information oh the Table. I understood he wished me to give it orally to the House, and I shall be very glad to do that.

Topic:   *CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   RENEWAL OR POSTPONEMENT OF PAYMENT OF INDEBTEDNESS OF THE COMPANY.
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Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Laurier Liberal

Sir WILL RID LAURIER :

We are hungering for information, and want a taste of the food we are to get.

Topic:   *CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAY.
Subtopic:   RENEWAL OR POSTPONEMENT OF PAYMENT OF INDEBTEDNESS OF THE COMPANY.
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May 10, 1918