September 7, 1939

OFFICIAL REPORT

FIFTH (SPECIAL WAR) SESSION-EIGHTEENTH PARLIAMENT


September 7-September 13, 1939 3 GEORGE VI, 1939


IN ONE VOLUME (WITH INDEX) OTTAWA J. O. PATENAUDE, X.S.O. PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY 1939 MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RIGHT HON. WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE KING


(Sworn in, October 23, 1935.) Prime Minister, President of the Privy Council, Secretary of State for External Affairs.. ..Right Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie Kino Member of the Administration and Minister *without portfolio Hon. Raoul Dandurand Minister of Mines and Resources Hon. Thomas Alexander Crerar Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Right Hon. Ernest Lapointe Minister of Public Works Hon. Pierre Joseph Arthur Cardin Minister of Trade and Commerce Hon. William Daum Euler Minister of Finance J-Hon. Charles Avery Dunning 2Hon. James Layton Ralston Postmaster General 1 2 3 4 5Hon. Norman Alexander McLarty 4Hon. Charles Gavan Power Secretary of State 6Hon. Fernand Rinfret 6Right Hon. Ernest Lapointe Minister of National Defence 7 *Hon. Ian Alistair Mackenzie 8Hon. Norman McLeod Rogers Minister of Pensions and National Health .. 9 10 11 12Hon. Charles Gavan Power 10Hon. Ian Alistair Mackenzie Minister of National Revenue Hon. James Lorimer Ilsley Minister of Fisheries Hon. Joseph Enoil Michaud Minister of Labour HHon. Norman McLeod Rogers 12Hon. Norman Alexander McLarty Minister of Transport Hon. Clarence Decatur Howe Minister of Agriculture Hon. James Garfield Gardiner Minister without portfolio Hon. James Angus MacKinnon 1 Resigned office, September 6, 1939. 2 Appointed, September 6, 1939. 3 Appointed, January 23, 1939. 4 Appointed, September 19, 1939. 5 Died, July 12, 1939. 6 Appointed Acting Secretary of State, September 6, 1939. 7 Appointed Minister of Pensions and National Health, September 19, 1939. 3 Appointed, September 19, 1939. 3 Appointed Postmaster General, September, 19, 1939. 10 Appointed, September 19, 1939. 11 Appointed Minister of National Defence', September 19, 1939. 12 Appointed Minister of Labour, September 19, 1939. iii 87134-AA



Speaker K.C. Deputy Speaker Deputy Chairman of Committees of the Whole House J. Frederick Johnston. Clerk of the House LL.D., Litt-D., F.R.S.C. Clerk Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms and Bar, M.A. Editor of Debates Associate Editor of Debates .. ., Editor of French Debates .. .. Official Reporters of Debates:- English: H. E. Oliver, T. S. Hubbard, E. L. Featherston, C. L. Empringham, G. H. Playle, W. W. Buskard, P. H. Shelton. French: Hector Benoit.


SELECT COMMITTEE ON OFFICIAL REPORT OF DEBATES


Messieurs: Cote, Esling, Finn, Gauthier, Hill, Lawson, MacKinnon (Edmonton), McIntosh, McNevin (Victoria, Ont.), Mitchell, Pinard. Chairman: Mr. Jean-Frangois Pouliot ir


ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE


Members of the House of Commons Fifth (Special War) Session, Eighteenth Parliament Hon. Pierre-Francois Casgrain, Speaker Ahearn, Thomas Franklin-Ottawa West. Anderson, Alexander James-High Park. Baker, Richard Langton-Eglinton. Barber, Harry James-Fraser Valley. Barry, John Patrick-Northumberland (N.B.) Beaubien, Arthur Lucien-Provencher. Bercovitch, Peter-Cartier. Bertrand, Elie Oscar-Prescott. Bertrand, Ernest-Laurier. Black, Donald Elmer-Chateauguay-Hunt-ingdon. Black, Martha Louise-Yukon. Blackmore, John Horne-Lethbridge. Blair, John Knox-Wellington North. Blais, Frank-Chapleau. Blanchette, Joseph Adeodat-Compton. Bonnier, Joseph Arsbne-St. Henry. Bothwell, Charles Edward-Swift Current. Bouchard, Georges-Kamouraska. Boulanger, Oscar L.-Bellechasse. Bradette, Joseph Arthur-Cochrane. Brasset, Maurice-Gaspe. Brooks, Alfred Johnson-Royal. Brown, Albert A.-Hamilton East. Brunelle, Herve Edgar-[DOT]Champlain. Cahan, Hon. Charles Hazlitt-St. Lawrence-St. George. Cameron, Charles Alexander - Hastings South. Cardin, Hon. P. J. Arthur-Richelieu-Ver-cheres. Casgrain, Hon. Pierre-Francois-Charlevoix-_ Saguenay. Casselman, Arza Clair-Grenville-Dundas. Chevrier, Lionel-Stormont. Church, Thomas Langton-Broadview. Clark, Stuart Murray-Essex South. Clark, William George-York-Sunbury. Clarke, Harry Gladstone-Rosedale. Cleaver, Hughes-Halton. Cochrane, Kenneth Judson-Cumberland. Coldwell, Major James William-Rosetown-Biggar. 1Cote, Pierre Emile-Bonaventure. Crerar, Hon. Thomas Alexander-Churchill. Crete, J. Alphida-St. Maurice-Lafleche. Damude, Arthur B.-Welland. Davidson, Robert Greig-Stanstead. Deachman, Robert John-Huron North. Denis, Azellus-St. Denis. Deslauriers, Hermas-St. Mary. Donnelly, Thomas F.-Wood Mountain. Douglas, James Lester-Queens. Douglas, Thomas Clement-Weyburn. Dubois, Lucien-Nicolet-Yamaska. Dubuc, Julien Edouard Alfred-Chicoutimi Duffus, Joseph James-Peterborough West. Dunning, Hon. Charles Avery-Queens. Dupuis, Vincent-Chambly-Rouville. Dussault, Joseph Etienne-Levis. Elliott, Hon. John Campbell-Middlesex West. 2Elliott, Otto Buchanan-Kindersley. Emmerson, Henry Read-Westmorland. Esling, William Kemble-Kootenay West. Euler, Hon. WYlliam Daum-Waterloo North. Evans, Charles Robert-Maple Creek. Factor, Samuel-Spadina. Fafard, J. Fernand-Montmagny-L'Islet. Fair, Robert-Battle River. Farquhar, Thomas-Algoma East. Ferguson, Rork Scott-Hastings-Peterborough. Ferland, Charles Edouard-Joliette-l'Assomp-tion-Montcalm. 1 Resigned to enter Quebec provincial election, October 10, 1939. 2 Resigned, October 25, 1939.


LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS


Ferron, J. Emile-Berthier-Maskinonge. Finn, Robert Emmett-Halifax. Fiset, Sir Eugene, Kt.-Rimouski. Fleming, Harry Raymond-Humboldt. Fontaine, Th. Adelard-St. Hyacinthe-Bagot. Fournier, Alphonse-Hull. Fournier, Sarto-Maisonneuve-Rosemount. Francceur, Joseph Napoleon-Lotbiniere. Fraser, William Alexander-Northumberland (Ont.). Furniss, Stephen Joseph-Muskoka-Ontario. Gardiner, Hon. James Garfield-Assiniboia. Gariepy, Wilfrid-Three Rivers. Gauthier, Pierre-Portneuf. iGiROUARD, Wilfrid-Drummond-Athabaska. Gladstone, Robert William-Wellington South. Glen, James Allison-Marquette. Golding, William Henry-Huron-Perth. Gosselin, Louis-Brome-Missisquoi. Goulet, Alfred-Russell. Grant, Thomas Vincent-Kings. Gray, Ross Wilfred-Lamibton West. Graydon, Gordon-Peel. Green, Howard Charles-Vancouver South. Hamilton, Henry Sidney-Algoma West. Hansell, Ernest George-Macleod. Hanson, Olof-Skeena. Harris, Joseph Henry-Danforth. Hartigan, David James-Cape Breton South. Hayhurst, William-Vegreville. Heats, Abraham Albert-Winnipeg North. Heon, Georges Henri-Argemteuil. Hill, Burton Maxwell-Charlotte. Homuth, Karl K.-Waterloo South. Howard, Charles Benjamin-Sherbrooke. Howden, John Power-St. Boniface. Howe, Hon. Clarence Decatur-Port Arthur. Hurtubise, Joseph Raoul-Nipissing. Hushion, William James-St. Ann. Hyndman, Alonzo Bowen-Carleton. Ilsley, Hon. James Lorimer-Digby-An-napolis-Kings. Isnor, Gordon B.-Halifax. Jaques, Norman-Wetaskiwin Jean, Joseph-Mercier Johnston, Charles Edward-Bow River Johnston, John Frederick-Lake Centre Kennedy, Orvis A. Edmonton East. King, Right Hon. W. L. Mackenzie-Prince Albert Kinley, John James-Queens-Lunenburg Kirk, James Ralph-Antigonish-Guyeborough Kuhl, Walter Frederick-Jasper-Edson Lacombe, Liguori-Laval-Two Mountains Lacroix, Edouard-Beauce Lacroix, Wilfrid-Quebec-Montmorency Lalonde, Maurice-Labelle Landeryou, John Charles-Calgary East Lapointe, Arthur Joseph-Matapedia - Ma-tane Lapointe, Right Hon. Ernest-Quebec East. Lawson, Hon. James Earl-York South Leader, Harry-Portage la Prairie Leclerc, Joseph Hermas-Shefford Leduc, Rodolphe-Wright. Lennard, Frank Exton-Wentworth Little, Walter-Timiskaming Lockhart, Norman J. M.-Lincoln Macdonald, William Ross-Brantford City MacInnis, Angus-Vancouver East Mackenzie, Frederick Donald-Neepawa Mackenzie, Hon. Ian Alistair-Vancouver Centre MacKinnon, Hon. James A.-Edmonton West 2MacLean, Alfred Edgar-Prince MacLean, Matthew-Cape Breton North-Victoria. MacLennan, Donald-Inverness-Richmond MacMillan, John Angus-Mackenzie MacNeil, Charles Grant-Vancouver North MacNicol, John Ritchie-Davenport Macphail, Agnes Campbell-Grey-Bruce MacRae, John Donald-Glengarry McAvity, Allen Getchell-St. John-Albert. McCallum, Angus Neil-Frontenac-Adding-ton. McCann, James J.-Renfrew South McCuaig, Duncan Fletcher-Simcoe North McCulloch, Henry B.-Pictou 1 Resigned, to enter Quebec provincial election, October 6, 1939. 2 Died, October 28, 1939.


LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS


McDonald, George William-Souris McDonald, Wallace Reginald-Pontiac McGeer, Gerald Grattan-Vancouver-Burrard McGregor, Robert Henry-York East McIntosh, Cameron Ross-North Battleford McIvor, Daniel-Font William McKenzie, Hugh Alexander-Lambton-Kent McKinnon, Hugh Bathgate-Kenora-Rainy River McLarty, Hon. Norman Alexander-Essex West McLean, George Alexander-Sirncoe East McLean, Malcolm-Melfort McNevin, Bruce-Victoria (On.t.) McNiven, Donald Alexander-Regina City McPhee, George W.-York ton Manion, Hon. Robert James-London Marsh, John Allmond-Hamilton West. Marshall, James Alexander-Camrose Martin, Paul-Essex East Massey, Denton-Greenwood Matthews, James Ewen-Brandon. Maybank, Ralph-Winnipeg South Centre Mayhew, Robert Wellington-Victoria (B.C.) Michaud, Hon. Joseph Enoil-Restigouche-Madawaska. Mills, Wilson Henry-Elgin. Mitchell, Archibald Hugh-Medicine Hat. Moore, William Henry-Ontario. Motherwell, Hon. William R.-Melville. Mullins, James Patrick-Richmond-Wolfe. Mulock, William Pate-York North. Mutch, Leslie Alexander-Winnipeg South. Needham, Joseph-The Battlefords. Neill, Alan Webster-Comox-Albemi. O'Neill, Thomas James-Kamloops. Parent, Charles-Quebec West and South. Parent, Louis Etienne-Terrebonne. Patterson, J. E. Jack-Victoria-Carleton. Pelletier, Ren£ Antoine-Peace River. Perley, Ernest Edward-Qu'Appelle. Pinard, Joseph Albert-East Ottawa. Plaxton, Hugh John-Trinity. Poole, Eric Joseph-Red Deer. Pottier, Vincent Joseph-Shelbume-Yar-mouth-Clare. Pouliot, Jean-Franqois-Temiscouata. Power, Hon. Charles Gavan-Quebec South. Purdy, Gordon Timlin-Colchester-Hants. Quelch, Victor-Acadia. Raymond, Maxime-Beauharnois-Laprairie. Reid, Thomas-New Westminster. Rennie, Almon Secord-Oxford. Rheaume, Martial-St. Johns-Iberville-Napierville. Rickard, Wilbert Franklin-Durham. Roberge, Eusebe-Megantic-Frontenac. Robichaud, Louis P. A.-Kent (N.B.). Rogers, Hon. Norman McLeod-Kingston City. Ross, Douglas Gooderham-St. Paul's. Ross, Duncan Graham-Middlesex East. Ross, John Gordon-Moose Jaw. Rowe, Percy John-Athabaska. Rowe, Hon. William Earl-Dufferin-Simcoe. St-Pere, Edouard Charles-Hochelaga. Sanderson, Frederick George-Perth. Senn, Mark Cecil-Haldimand. Slaght, Arthur Graeme-Parry Sound Spence, David-Parkdale. Stevens, Hon. Henry Herbert-Kootenay East. Stewart, Hon. Hugh Alexander-Leeds. Stirling, Hon. Grote-Yale. Streight, John Everett Lyle-York West. Sylvestee, Armand-Lake St. John-Roberval. Taylor, James Samuel-Nanaimo. Taylor, William Horace-Norfolk. Telford, William Pattison-Grey North. Thauvette, Joseph-Vaudreuil-Soulanges. Thompson, Thomas Alfred-Lanark. Thorson, Joseph Thorarinn-Selkirk. Tomlinson, William Rae-Bruce. Tremblay, Leonard David-Dorchester. Tucker, Walter Adam-Rosthern. Turgeon, James Gray-Cariboo. Turner, John Mouat-Springfield. Tustin, George James-Prince Edward-Lennox. Veniot, Clarence Joseph-Gloucester. Vien, Thomas-Outremont.


LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS


viii Walsh, William Allen-Mount Royal. Ward, William John-Dauphin. Warren, Ralph Melville-Renfrew North. Weir, William Gilbert-Macdonald. Wermenlinger, Edgard Jules-Verdun. White, Robert Smeaton-St. Antoine-West-mount. Winkler, Howard Waldemar-Lisgar. Wood, George Ernest-Brant. Woodsworth, James Shaver-Winnipeg North Centre.


ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE CONSTITUENCIES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS


Fifth (Special War) Session, Eighteenth Parliament Acadia-Quelch, Victor. Algoma East-Farquhar, Thomas. Algoma West-Hamilton, Henry Sidney. Antigonish-Guysborough-Kirk, J. Ralph. Argenteuil-Heon, Georges Henri. Assiniboia-Gardiner, Hon. James Garfield. Athabaska-Rowe, Percy John. Battle River-Fair, Robert. Beauce-Lacroix, Edouard. Beauharnois-Laprairie-Raymond, Maxime. Bellechasse-Boulanger, Oscar L. Berthier-Maskinonge-Fenron, J. Emile. Bonaventure-'Cote, Pierre Emile. Bow River-Johnston, Charles Edward. Brandon Matthews, James Ewen. Brant-Wood, George Ernest. Brantford City-Macdonald, William Ross. Broadview-Church, Thomas Langton. Brome-Missisquoi-Gosselin, Louis. Bruce-Tomlinson, William Rae. Calgary East-Landeryou, John Charles. Calgary West-1 2 3Bennett, Right Hon. Richard Bedford. 3Cunnington, Douglas George Leopold. Camrose-Marshall, James Alexander. Cape Breton North-Victoria- MacLean, Matthew. Cape Breton South-Hartigan, David James. Cariboo-Turgeon, James Gray. Carleton-Hyndman, Alonzo Bowen. Cartier-Bercovitch, Peter. Chambly-Rouville-Dupuis, Vincent. Champlain-Brunelle, Herve Edgar. Chapleau-Blais, Frank. Charlevoix-Saguenay-Casgrain, Hon. Pierre-Frangois. Charlotte-Hill, Burton Maxwell.


C H ATEAUGU AY-Hu NTIN GDON


Black, Donald Elmer. Chicoutimi-Dubuc, Julien Edouard Alfred Churchill-Crerar, Hon. Thomas Alexander Cochrane-Bradette, Joseph Arthur. Colchester-Hants-Purdy, Gordon Timlin. Comox-Alberni-Neill, Alan Webster. Compton-Blanchette, Joseph Adeodat. Cumberland-Cochrane, Kenneth Judson. Danforth-Harris, Joseph Henry. Dauphin-Ward', William John. Davenport-MacNicol, John Ritchie. Digby-Annapolis-Kings-Ilsley, Hon. James Lorimer. Dorchester-Tremblay, Leonard David. Drummond-Arthabaska-4Girouard, Wilfrid. Dufferin-Simcoe-Rowe, Hon. William Earl. Durham-Rickard, Wilbert Franklin. Edmonton East-Kennedy, Orvis A. Edmonton West-MacKinnon, Hon. James A. Eglinton-Baker, Richard Langton. Elgin-Mills, Wilson Henry. Essex East-Martin, Paul. Essex South-Clark, Stuart Murray. Essex West-McLarty, Hon. Norman Alexander. Fort William-Mclvor, Daniel. Fraser Valley-Barber, Harry James. Frontenac-Addington-McCall-um, Angus Neil. Gasfe-Brasset, Maurice. Glengarry-MacRae, John Donald. 1 Resigned to enter Quebec provincial election, October 10, 1939. 2 Resigned, January 28, 1939. 3 Elected in by-election, September 18, 1939. 4 Resigned to enter Quebec provincial election, October 6, 1939. ix 87134-BB


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