Topic: Canadian Militia
Militia General Orders
Ottawa, 18th March, 1894
General Order No. 16
Trafficking by NCOs of the Permanent Force Forbidden
1. The Major General has observed that the practice has grown up at several permanent stations of allowing N.C. Officers to act as purveyors of various articles for the use of soldiers, and that stoppages are made from the soldiers' pay in respect of arcticles furnished by them or through such N.C. Officers.
2. This practice tends towards very serious abuses and irregularities. All trafficking by N.C. Officers is therefore strictly forbidden.
3. Commanding Officers are required to exercise a constant supervision over the charges made against soldiers' pay in the Monthly Pay Sheet, and to limit such charges strictly to those permitted by Regulation, or by special authority of the Major General Commanding.
4. A return will be sent to the Assistant Adjutant General at Headquarters, on the last day of each month, showing the average decustion made from the pay of each rank in respect of:—
(a.) Regimental charges.
(b.) Stoppages credited to the public.