March 6, 1923


On the Orders of the Day:


CON

William Garland McQuarrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. G. McQUARRIE (New Westminster) :

May I ask the government whether

an investigation will be held into the circumstances surrounding the landing at Vancouver a few days ago of the Japanese freighter Taibu Maru with 29 stowaways, and also into the escape of six of these stowaways from the detention sheds at Vancouver? This is a very illuminating incident.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

No comment can be made at this stage on such a question which has reference to matters of fact. I would suggest to the hon. member that he put his question on the order paper.

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DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE


The House in Committee of Supply, Mr. Gordon in the chair. National Defence-militia services-annual drill, $1,050,000.


IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. MACLEAN (York):

Are these estimates based on any commitments of Canada in regard to any war, actual or contemplated,

in Europe? I believe the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) has made the statement that the policy of his government now is not to engage in any future war, especially in Europe, without consulting parliament. The House, therefore, ought to know whether or not these estimates have been prepared with a view to any commitment in regard to participation in or preparation for war on the American continent or outside of Canada.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I am not

aware of any commitments other than such as have been customary in the past.

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CON

Hugh Guthrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

What part of this vote was expended last year?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. G. P. GRAHAM (Minister of National Defence):

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CON
LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

The number authorized to be trained for periods of nine days and twelve days last year was 33,900. The number trained up to January was 24,531, and it is expected that the balance will be in by 31st March. . Some of the headquarters and unit training is not yet completed.

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CON

Richard Burpee Hanson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON:

How does the number of day's training per man compare with that in previous years? I understand the men were trained eight days last summer.

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

They were trained nine days at local headquarters and twelve days at camp.

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CON

Sydney Chilton Mewburn

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEWBURN:

How many men trained in camp under canvas, and how many at local headquarters?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

I will get that information. I would imagine that a greater number trained at headquarters in previous years.

S up-ply-Defence-Drill

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CON

Hugh Guthrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

Take the ordinary military summer camps, how many were held last year, and where?

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LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

There were trained at local headquarters for nine days 22,000 men, other than artillery.

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CON
LIB

George Perry Graham (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. GRAHAM:

There were trained in camp 8,851.

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CON

Richard Burpee Hanson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON:

What infantry regiments were trained under canvas, and at what camps? I am under the impression that there was no infantry training at any camp last year.

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March 6, 1923