June 5, 1940

FIRST DIVISION-TANK AND MECHANIZED CAVALRY REGIMENTS

NAT

Mr. COCKERAM:

National Government

1. Were two tank regiments and one mechanized cavalry regiment mobilized in September, 1939, as part of the 1st Division, C.A.S.F.?

2. What training has been received by these units, and with what equipment have they been trained ?

3. What has it cost to maintain these troops since mobilization?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   FIRST DIVISION-TANK AND MECHANIZED CAVALRY REGIMENTS
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

Return tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   FIRST DIVISION-TANK AND MECHANIZED CAVALRY REGIMENTS
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NATIONAL DEFENCE-DOLLAR A YEAR MEN

NAT

Mr. HATFIELD:

National Government

1. How many one dollar year men are now connected with federal government departments, including the Department of National Defence?

2. What living allowance is each of these men receiving?

3. What was the address and former occupation of said men before entering the service?

Releases from Internment Camps

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE-DOLLAR A YEAR MEN
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REGINA AIRPORT

CON

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Have tenders been advertised for during the past four months in connection with the construction of or delivery of supplies of any kind for the airport at the city of Regina?

2. If so, when?

3. What date was stipulated therein for the opening of the tenders or the award of the contract or contracts?

4. What were the particulars of the requirements for which tenders would be received?

5. Were any tenders received? If so, what ire the particulars of each of said tenders?

6. Were the said tenders duly opened on 'he stipulated date?

7. Was a contract or were contracts awarded on the basis of said tenders, and, if so, when?

8. Was there any delay in the awarding of contracts?

9. If so, what is the explanation for the delay?

10. Have any contracts been awarded for the construction of said airport, or any work in connection therewith, or for the delivery of supplies therefor, and, if so, w-hat are the particulars thereof?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   REGINA AIRPORT
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

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.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   SURVEY OF ENGINEERING SHOPS IN CANADA
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Mr. Speaker, I have already pointed out to the house the impossibility of bringing down the information desired because of its volume, and since no supplementary question has been asked I ask that this motion be now dropped.

Motion dropped.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   SURVEY OF ENGINEERING SHOPS IN CANADA
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NATIONAL DEFENCE-MANUFACTURE OF TANKS IN CANADA

NAT

Grote Stirling

National Government

Mr. STIRLING:

For a copy of all correspondence, cables, telegrams, memoranda, notes of telephone conversations, and any other papers or documents passing between this government and his majesty's government in the United Kingdom and/or any agent or authorized representative of either government, and between this government and persons or corporations, relating to the manufacture of tanks in Canada since January 1, 1938.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE-MANUFACTURE OF TANKS IN CANADA
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Stand. A search is being made for the relevant documents, but I have not received the documents themselves.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE-MANUFACTURE OF TANKS IN CANADA
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

RELEASES FROM INTERNMENT CAMPS-REFERENCE TO MOTION OF MR. CA3TLEDEN FOR PRODUCTION OF PAPERS ON JUNE 3

NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Hon. R. B. HANSON (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, before this order of business is passed might I call the attention of the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe) to a motion of the hon. member for Yorkton (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.

The motion appears at page 438 of Hansard of June 3, 1940. The minister on that occasion, after some interchange between him and myself, undertook that this motion should stand with the amendment I suggested. I find that it does not appear in the orders of the day for June 4, having been dropped from the order paper; neither does it appear among the motions for production of papers on to-day's order paper. It does seem to me that some explanation is due from the minister. The motion should be restored to its proper place.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   RELEASES FROM INTERNMENT CAMPS-REFERENCE TO MOTION OF MR. CA3TLEDEN FOR PRODUCTION OF PAPERS ON JUNE 3
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LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

My attention was drawn to this matter by the hon. member for Yorkton. I have no objection to the motion being reinserted, but I must say I woidd have objection to its being carried. Perhaps it would be better to wait until the motion comes up.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   RELEASES FROM INTERNMENT CAMPS-REFERENCE TO MOTION OF MR. CA3TLEDEN FOR PRODUCTION OF PAPERS ON JUNE 3
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

With the amendment suggested.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   RELEASES FROM INTERNMENT CAMPS-REFERENCE TO MOTION OF MR. CA3TLEDEN FOR PRODUCTION OF PAPERS ON JUNE 3
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

Even

with the amendment. I discussed this matter with the officers who have charge of this matter and we have come to the conclusion that it is not fair to the individuals who may have been interned on mere suspicion and subsequently released after investigation that their names should be published all over Canada and they become branded in their own community as suspicious characters. Some people were interned purely as a precautionary measure merely on a report from somebody, and the police themselves did not insist on these people being kept in custody if there was nothing against them. We believe that it is not fair to give out the names of these people. However, I am willing to consider the matter again.

Defence-Illegal Organizations

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   RELEASES FROM INTERNMENT CAMPS-REFERENCE TO MOTION OF MR. CA3TLEDEN FOR PRODUCTION OF PAPERS ON JUNE 3
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June 5, 1940