Hon. FERNAND RINFRET (Secretary of State) (Translation):
In answer to my hon. friend, I have to say that the duties of Mr. Gustave Lanctot, the dominion archivist, do not consist in making daily reports of the tour but in writing about the tour as a whole a book which is to be published when the royal visit is over. The newspapers, which are very largely represented, publish daily reports of the tour, not only in this country but also in the United States and in Europe. The newspapermen are making the trip in a special train which is travelling ahead of the royal train. The archivist's functions, as I said, are limited
to the taking of notes with a view to preparing a book to be published after the termination of the royal visit.
I have never been told that Mr. Lanctot was not regular in his attendance. During the few days when I took part in the tour myself I noted that he was at his post.
Subtopic: DUTIES OF MR. GUSTAVE LANCT6T IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR MAJESTIES' TOUR