February 19, 1941

REPORT WITH RESPECT TO DETENTIONS FROM NOVEMBER 1, 1940 TO FEBRUARY 17, 1941

LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

As required by regulation No. 21 of the Defence of Canada regulations, I desire to lay on the table of the house the number of detention orders which have been made during the period from November 1, 1940 to February 17, 1941; the number of cases in

which a report has been made by the advisory committees; the number of releases; and the number of cases in which the Minister of Justice declined to follow the committee's recommendations.

Topic:   REPORT WITH RESPECT TO DETENTIONS FROM NOVEMBER 1, 1940 TO FEBRUARY 17, 1941
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PRECIOUS METALS MARKING ACT

AMENDMENTS WITH RESPECT TO GOLD WATCHES AND SPECTACLE AND EYEGLASS FRAMES


Hon. JAMES A. MacKINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 12, to amend the Precious Metals Marking Act.


NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I think we should have an explanation.

Topic:   PRECIOUS METALS MARKING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS WITH RESPECT TO GOLD WATCHES AND SPECTACLE AND EYEGLASS FRAMES
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

The bill provides for two amendments dealing with the marking of the gold content in ordinary and bracelet watches, and adds a new section to the act governing the requirements for spectacle or eyeglass frames or parts. Full explanation is given in the explanatory notes in the bill.

The amendments in regard to watches have been approved by the Canadian Jewellers' Association, and those in regard to eyeglasses by eight provincial optometrical associations.

Motion agreed to and bill read 'the first time.

Topic:   PRECIOUS METALS MARKING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS WITH RESPECT TO GOLD WATCHES AND SPECTACLE AND EYEGLASS FRAMES
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

APPOINTMENT OF GEORGE A. TOUCHE AND COMPANY AS AUDITORS


Hon. C. D. HOWE (for the Minister of Transport) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 13, respecting the appointment of auditors for National Railways. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


MEAT AND CANNED FOODS ACT

APPLICATION OF COMPULSORY INSPECTION AND MARKETING PROVISIONS TO CANNED LOBSTER


Hon. J. E. MICHAUD (Minister of Fisheries) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 14, to amend the Meat and Canned Foods Act (fish and shellfish). He said: The purpose of the bill is to amend the act respecting meat and canned foods in order to make the compulsory grading and marketing provisions applicable to canned lobster. As the act stands, it does not provide for the compulsory inspection of canned lobster. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time. Questions


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


FREE PASSES ON RAILWAYS

NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

How many free passes of all kinds were issued on the railways of Canada for the last year of record?

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Subtopic:   FREE PASSES ON RAILWAYS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The provisions governing reduced rates and free transportation are contained in sections 345, 346 and 347 of the Railway Act. The number of passes issued by the railways of Canada for any year is not of record in the Department of Transport. Returns are made by the railways to the board of transport commissioners, which does not make any public report concerning free transportation, and has ruled that returns made by the railway companies to the board are held to be privileged and not open to public inspection. The present request was referred to the board by the department, and it has been ascertained that the board is still of like view and does not consider that information such as presently requested should be furnished.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FREE PASSES ON RAILWAYS
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GOVERNMENT POLICY RESPECTING MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF LIQUOR

CCF

Mr. NICHOLSON:

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

1. Did a deputation of representative church leaders wait on a committee of the dominion cabinet with a view to restricting the sale of liquor in Canada during the war period?

2. What did the deputation suggest?

. 3. Has the government adopted any change

of policy in connection with the manufacture and sale of liquor under the War Measures Act?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT POLICY RESPECTING MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF LIQUOR
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February 19, 1941