June 3, 1940

CANADIAN NAVAL SERVICES-PAT AND ALLOWANCES

CON

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have any changes been made in the rates of pay and separation allowances in the Canadian naval services since the outbreak of war?

2. If so, when were these changes made, and upon whose recommendation, and what are the particulars thereof?

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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

RELEASES FROM INTERNMENT CAMPS

CCF

George Hugh Castleden

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

For a return showing a list of all persons released in 1939-40 from internment camps in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Ontario, together with the dates of release and reasons therefor.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

In

answer to some questions with regard to the same matter I have already stated that circumstances connected with the internment and release of enemy aliens cannot be disclosed to the public. Such disclosures would involve the publication of sources of information which it would not be in the public interest to disclose. As a matter of fact some of the information it would be impossible to disclose, coming as it does even from the secret services of other countries, neutral as well as allied countries. This matter is of somewhat the same nature as questions relating to the release of prisoners, ticket-of-leave, and the like. It has been the policy of all governments that such information is of a highly confidential nature and that it would be against public policy and the interests of the state to give it.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I realize

the motion is not debatable, but I suggest to the Minister of Justice that the argument he has advanced-and to this extent I agree with it-relates entirely to the last part of the motion, which asks for the "reasons therefor." The government, however, might produce, as the hon. member moving the motion requests, a return showing the list of persons released,

Motions for Papers

with dates of release. To do that, it seems to me, would not be in contravention of any public interest.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

I should

like to consider the suggestion of the leader of the opposition. I do not think, however, that the names of the persons interned should be given.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

The order asks for the names of persons "released," not "interned."

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

All the K.K.K. should

be interned.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Order;

this is a serious matter.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

All right; let it stand.

Motion stands.

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INTERNMENT OF F. K. SCHNEIDER

LIB

Ralph Maybank

Liberal

Mr. MAYBANK:

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams and other documents relating to the internment as an enemy alien of F. K. Schneider, of Loclcport, Manitoba, and the subsequent release of the said F. K. Schneider.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

For the same reasons I object to the carrying of this motion.

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SURVEY OF ENGINEERING SHOPS IN CANADA

NAT

Herbert Alexander Bruce

National Government

Mr. BRUCE:

For a return of the survey made by Lieutenant-Colonel Ogilvy, of the Department of National Defence, relating to the engineering, machine and metal-working shops of Canada, in which was set out the capacity of these shops which are now being used for munitions, as well as their maximum capacity.

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply; Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

I would point out that Lieutenant-Colonel Ogilvy and his staff are continuing to make the survey referred to in this motion. The last time I had a report the surveys then made totalled over 2,200. Each survey is contained in a voluminous document, and I suggest that it be quite impossible to produce in the form of a return what is here asked for.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I appreciate the magnitude of the reports to which the minister has referred. However, if the order were allowed to stand some plants might be selected on which copies of reports could be received. I have not conferred with the hon. member sponsoring the motion, but I should not like to see it dropped. I agree with the minister that to produce in its entirety what is requested would involve a huge task.

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply; Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

I would try to table the information with respect to specific plants, if that were called for.

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June 3, 1940