1. Did the government, on January 14, last, issue a statement of policy regarding Japanese in British Columbia?
2. Did one of the items state that Japanese nationals will be forbidden to possess or use short wave radio receiving sets, radio transmitters and cameras?
3. Was such prohibition enforced by order in council, and, if so, what was the number of such order?
4. Were instructions given to any military or police authorities to enforce the said order in council?
5. If so, ivhen and to whom ?
6. How many of the receiving sets, transmitters and cameras have been surrendered or seized up to date?
7. Why was the restriction confined to Japanese nationals and not extended to those born in Japan and since 1922 naturalized in Canada?
Mr. ST. LAURENT:
3. Order-in-council P.C. 365 January 15, 1942, gives the minister the power to make such prohibition from time to time, and he has made an order dated February 5, 1942.
5. February 5, 1942. Commissioner, R.C.M. Police.
6. No information as yet.
7. The restriction is not now confined to Japanese nationals.
Subtopic: JAPANESE NATIONALS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA