March 27, 1941

LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Mr. Speaker, I will make a verbal answer to these questions, or some of them.

1. Three.

2. (a) C.P.R. police; (b) Three months determinate and three indeterminate; (c) One.

3. No. Their company commander attended and gave evidence as to character.

4. (a) No information; (b) No request was made to Department of National Defence or camp authorities to provide counsel. It is not the practice for counsel to be provided at public expense in such cases.

5. Camp orders, Borden, issued by Brigadier-General McCuaig, which recited sub-section (2) of section 44 of the Highway Traffic Act as it appeared in chapter 288, Revised Statutes of Ontario, 1937, reading as follows:-

"No person shall, while on the travelled portion of a highway, solicit a ride from the driver or operator of a motor vehicle other than a public vehicle."

The order then proceeded to state as follows:-

"In accordance with the above, the practice of personnel of Camp Borden soliciting rides will cease immediately."

6. This is a question of law, on which it is not the practice to express opinions in answer to questions.

Questions

7. I know of no such announcement. The hon. member sent me a copy of a letter which he personally had received from the minister of highways which was generally to this effect, but I did not feel that that letter had taken full account of the provisions of the Ontario statute to which I have referred. I wrote the minister of highways, and have as yet received no reply.

8. This is a matter for the appropriate authorities.

9. The order referred to is presumably the one mentioned in answer to question No. 5. No request therefor was made to the Department of National Defence by the Canadian Passenger Association or the railways.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SOLDIERS HITCH-HIKING ON HIGHWAYS
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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Would the minister please look at paragraph 8 of my question, and would he be willing to aid executive clemency to these three men, since all of them are first offenders? The whole of the tickets were not worth more than $20. Their commanding officer said at their trial that they were good men and that he wanted them back. Why not let them out?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SOLDIERS HITCH-HIKING ON HIGHWAYS
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

I have replied to that in answer to No. 8.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SOLDIERS HITCH-HIKING ON HIGHWAYS
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NAT

TRADE COMMISSIONERS IN EIRE

NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

What trade commissioners or other Canadian officials are in Eire, where are they located, at what cost, and is there duplication of services?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRADE COMMISSIONERS IN EIRE
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

James Cormack, 66 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin, is the trade commissioner. The cost of the office during the eleven months ending February 28, was $9,808.60. There is no duplication of services.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRADE COMMISSIONERS IN EIRE
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AMOUNT OF BRITISH AND CANADIAN ADVANCES


Mr. LaCROIX (Quebec-Montmorency): Of the amount totalling $268,499,894, advanced for industrial purposes by the Canadian and British governments, why was only $15,337,520, equivalent to 5-7 per cent, allocated to French Canadian industries?


LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Mr. Speaker, this question refers to "French-Canadian industries". It first makes a statement which I believe is incorrect, but I may say that I do not know which industries are French-Canadian and which are Canadian. I am afraid that the question cannot be answered.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AMOUNT OF BRITISH AND CANADIAN ADVANCES
Sub-subtopic:   ALLOCATED TO FRENCH-CANADLAN INDUSTRIES
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE COMMISSION- FRENCH-CANADIAN REPRESENTATION


Mr. LaCROIX (Quebec-Montmorency): 1. Is the unemployment insurance commission actually engaged in appointing its staff and completing its organization? 2. If so, has a representative French-Canadian been appointed a member of the commission?


LIB

Mr. McLARTY: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Organization work is being carried on by the unemployment insurance commission, and appointments to the staff are being made by the civil service commission.

2. Dr. Joseph Sirois was appointed chief commissioner in October, 1940, and, due to illness, was unable to carry on the organization work; accordingly, Mr. Arthur Mac-Namara, associate deputy minister of labour, was appointed acting chief commissioner. Regretfully Dr. Joseph Sirois died on January 17, 1941. The orderly continuation of the organization work can best be carried on by continuing existing arrangement for the present.

h. w. NICOLL

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE COMMISSION- FRENCH-CANADIAN REPRESENTATION
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NAT

Mr. HOMUTH:

National Government

1. Is H. W. Nicoll employed by any department of the government?

2. If so, in what capacity, and what salary does he receive?

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE COMMISSION- FRENCH-CANADIAN REPRESENTATION
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. Mr. Hermes William Nicoll was appointed to the Department of Munitions and Supply on the 13th of February, 1941.

2. Resident technical officer for munitions division of Department of Munitions and Supply at plant of Electric Steels Limited, Cap de la Madeleine, P.Q. Salary, $3,600 per annum.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE COMMISSION- FRENCH-CANADIAN REPRESENTATION
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*EDMUNDSTON, N.B., AIRPORT

NAT

Mr. HATFIELD:

National Government

1. Has an appropriation been made to build an airport at or near Edmundston, New Brunswick?

2. If so, what site or sites have been or are

being considered? .

3. Who was or is the owner of the land?

4. When will the project get under way?

5. What is the acreage?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   *EDMUNDSTON, N.B., AIRPORT
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LIB

Charles Gavan Power (Associate Minister of National Defence; Minister of National Defence for Air; Minister of National Defence for Air and Associate Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

I will answer this verbally. The answer to No. 1 is, no. The other questions are therefore not applicable.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   *EDMUNDSTON, N.B., AIRPORT
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ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY-QUEBEC PROVINCE TRADE AND INDUSTRY

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. Why does the St. Lawrence waterways agreement make no provision for a reduction in the rates for electric current sold to the private consumer and to Quebec industries?

St. Lawrence Waterway

2. Why does this agreement make no provision for the protection of the maritime trade which the port of Montreal enjoys, and also for the protection of existing industries?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY-QUEBEC PROVINCE TRADE AND INDUSTRY
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March 27, 1941