March 22, 1926

HUDSON BAY RAILWAY AND PORT NELSON

CON

George Brecken Nicholson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NICHOLSON:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, correspondence or proposals made by or on behalf of any company, individual, or group of individuals, to the government of Canada or any department thereof in relation to the taking over and completion of what is known as the Hudson's Bay railway, from a point at or near The Pas to Port Nelson or Fort Churchill, including such harbour works and materials as have been constructed or are at Port Nelson or along the line of railway, also any memoranda or estimates of any character whatsoever with regard to the proposed taking over of such railway line and harbour works.

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Subtopic:   HUDSON BAY RAILWAY AND PORT NELSON
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OFFICERS AND MEN OF PERMANENT FORCE


On the motion of Mr. Doucet: For a return showing:-1. The numbers of each of the following, lieutenant generals; major generals; colonels commandant; colonels; lieutenant colonels; majors; captains; lieutenants; non-commissioned officers of each rank; privates at present or at the latest date at which the information is available, in the employ of the government of Canada in the permanent force, including civilian employment and the air force, (a) at headquarters at Ottawa, (b) at each military district in Canada. 2. How and where each is employed, appointment, regimental, staff or otherwise. 3. The amount paid each annually (a) in cash, (b) amount given to each annually by way of allowance, showing details of allowances. 4. The amounts deducted from or charged to each annually on any account (other than penalties) showing details of deductions. 5. Those employed as instructors, with the rank of each and where employed. 6. The number of persons instructed from August 1, 1924, to August 1, 1925, the rank of each, the course given each and where each instructed.


LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

My hon. friend (Mr. Doucet) agreed with the Minister of National Defence (Mr. Macdonald, Antigo-nish-Guysborough) that he would particularize more in detail the information he wanted so as to avoid the large amount of correspondence here indicated being brought down. If the hon. member is agreeable to the motion being adopted on that understanding there is no objection to its passing at the moment.

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Subtopic:   OFFICERS AND MEN OF PERMANENT FORCE
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CON

Alexandre Joseph Doucet

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DOUCET:

I am quite agreeable.

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Motion agreed to.


MR H. BOULAY


On the motion of Mr. Hanson (for Mr. Culligan): For a copy of any letter or letters written by Mr. H. Boulay, of Sayabec, county of Matane, to the Minister of Militia and Defence at Ottawa, on January 18, 1918.


LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

When this motion was first moved the Minister of National Defence requested the mover to indicate the subject matter of the correspondence he required, inasmuch as in his department the correspondence is filed according to the subject matter and not under the names of correspondents.

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Subtopic:   MR H. BOULAY
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CON

Richard Burpee Hanson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON:

The hon. member is not in his seat and the motion might stand.

Motion stands.

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Subtopic:   MR H. BOULAY
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SETTLEMENT OF IMMIGRANTS


On the motion of Mr. Boys (for Mr. Morand): For a return giving a settlement of all permits issued by the Minister of Immigration, under section 4 of the Immigration Act, showing the names of all persons permitted to enter Canada under the said section during the years 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925; the occupations and former residences of all such persons; the dates and places of entry into Canada; the duration of their stay in Canada as allowed by such permits and whether still in Canada; and if so, their present places of residence; and if not now in Canada, the dates and places when and where they left Canada.


LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

The motion asks for "a settlement of all permits" issued by the Minister of Immigration; I think what is meant is a statement.

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Subtopic:   SETTLEMENT OF IMMIGRANTS
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

It should be "statement."

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Subtopic:   SETTLEMENT OF IMMIGRANTS
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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

I would call attention to another matter: I do not think the hon. member wants all the information he is asking for. There are two kinds of

Unopposed Motions for Papers

permits; the minister may issue a permanent permit or one of a temporary character. The motion would indicate perhaps that it is only the temporary permits to which the hon. member has reference, and if the order were allowed to stand I could look into it.

Motion stands.

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Subtopic:   SETTLEMENT OF IMMIGRANTS
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DOCUMENTS RELATING TO WAR CLAIMS


On the motion of Mr. Nicholson: For a copy of all orders in council, letters, telegrams or other document? between the government of Canada or any department official or appointee thereof, and parties presenting claims of any character whatsoever incurred or presumed to have been incurred during and as a result of the Great War, 1914 to 1918, or the clearing offices in Germany and Austria, and falling under any of the articles of the treaty of Peace and more particularly under Articles 296, 297 , 298 , 299, 300, 301, 302, 303 and the annexes or general provisions relating thereto.


LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

I am sure that if I merely indicate to my hon. friend what this motion would involve he will not insist upon it. Otherwise I shall be compelled to ask that it be transferred to debatable motions. There are 7,560 files relating to this question and the number of claims is upwards of 10,000, while the number of documents in support of these claims is 20,002. There have been 101,700 letters written and 100,000 received, many in foreign languages. It would take three years and a half to complete the work, and the wages alone would be $21,600.

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Subtopic:   DOCUMENTS RELATING TO WAR CLAIMS
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CON

George Brecken Nicholson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NICHOLSON:

The resolution may stand and I will confer with the minister.

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Subtopic:   DOCUMENTS RELATING TO WAR CLAIMS
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March 22, 1926