May 30, 1940

NAT

Mr. BRUCE:

National Government

1. Has the Minister of National Defence considered the question of using some of the large number of mechanical engineers who are available in Canada?

2. If so, would it be necessary for these men to apply through the Civil Service Commission on a competitive basis?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE-USE OF SERVICES OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

It is understood that the civil service commission has received a large number of applications from qualified mechanical engineers. When the department requires professional assistance of this kind, application is made to the civil service commission and the appointment is made by them.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE-USE OF SERVICES OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
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REPORT ON CULTURAL CONDITIONS IN CANADA

NAT

Mr. McGREGOR:

National Government

1. Has the report on cultural conditions in Canada, etc., been received as provided for in vote 63 of the estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1940?

Questions

2. If so, by whom was this report prepared?

3. Has the report been printed, and, if so, is it available for circulation?

Topic:   REPORT ON CULTURAL CONDITIONS IN CANADA
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LIB

BATA SHOE COMPANY-LOANS UNDER NATIONAL HOUSING ACT

CON
LIB

CADET TRAINING

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. What was the cadet vote in the militia estimates as passed by parliament for each of the years 1935 to the end of 1940?

2. What is to be spent in 1940? ,

3. Are any periods of two weeks training

being provided as in the great Avar for cadets in each military district? .

4. Are there any vrntes to boards of education in Canada for such work, or for other maintenance charges, uniforms, instructors, equipment or pay, and what are they?

Topic:   CADET TRAINING
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LIB
NAT

Herbert Alexander Bruce

National Government

Mr. BRUCE:

Will the government give consideration to the question of immediately recalling Major-General McNaughton to organize further divisions in Canada as he is better qualified for such organization than anyone at present available?

Topic:   CADET TRAINING
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LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I would point out to the hon. member that in framing his question he concludes with a statement of fact, which I think is not in order. I suggest that the hon. member restate his question in another manner.

Topic:   CADET TRAINING
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

If the last clause were dropped I submit the question would be in order.

Topic:   CADET TRAINING
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

As to the first part of it, an answer would involve announcing government policy. It is not customary to announce government policy in reply to a question on the order paper but to make it known to the house at such time as the government deems it advisable. That would be the answer to the first part.

supreme court decision as to poaver of

Topic:   CADET TRAINING
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PROVINCES TO REGULATE PRICES

IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

In vieiv of the great effect on the relations betAA'een the dominion and provincial jurisdictions created by the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, that provincial legislatures have the right under the British North America Act to regulate prices of all commodities Avitliin their oAvn boundaries, will the dominion government take steps to carry an appeal to the privy council?

Topic:   PROVINCES TO REGULATE PRICES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

This

involves a question of government policy as to which I cannot give a definite answer to-day.

Government Loan-Mr. Rowe

Topic:   PROVINCES TO REGULATE PRICES
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MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY


SIGNIFICANCE OF "WAR OFFICE REQUISITION*' IN CONTRACTS TABLED On the orders of the day:


May 30, 1940