February 25, 1942

LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. J. L. RALSTON (Minister of National Defence):

If I understand my hon. friend

aright his question is: are any instructions issued with regard to business men?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DEFERMENT OF SERVICE OF FOURTH SON FOR BUSINESS REASONS
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

To the

tribunals.

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Subtopic:   DEFERMENT OF SERVICE OF FOURTH SON FOR BUSINESS REASONS
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

That question is really one which ought to be referred to my colleague, the Minister of National War Services. No instructions are issued to tribunals by my department in that respect.

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Subtopic:   DEFERMENT OF SERVICE OF FOURTH SON FOR BUSINESS REASONS
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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Can the Minister of

National War Services give me an answer to the question I.asked a few moments ago?

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Subtopic:   DEFERMENT OF SERVICE OF FOURTH SON FOR BUSINESS REASONS
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POSTPONEMENT FOR FIFTH SON


Mr. JEAN-FRANCOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): I should like to ask any of the war ministers or the Minister of National War Services if a man who has four sons who have enlisted voluntarily in the army can secure an indefinite postponement of training for the fifth son?


LIB

Joseph Thorarinn Thorson (Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

Hon. J. T. THORSON (Minister of National War Services):

The matter is covered by the national war services regulations which are administered by divisional boards. It is within the discretion of the board to grant a postponement, but each postponement is confined to a limit of six months. There is nothing to prevent a board from granting either one or more extensions of such postponement.

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Subtopic:   POSTPONEMENT FOR FIFTH SON
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SECOND VICTORY LOAN


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Thomas Bruce McNevin

Liberal

Mr. BRUCE McNEVIN (Victoria, Ont.):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. I note in this morning's Globe and Mail a report with regard to those Ontario municipalities which were first in reaching their allotments in connection with the victory loan. I have not the slightest desire in any way to detract from the splendid record of these municipalities. However, in order that the record may be clear, may I say that the village of Omemee and the township of Emily exceeded their objective of $65,000, by six and one-half per cent within fifteen minutes after the victory loan offices opened on the morning of Monday, February 16. I believe there should be a word of commendation for the

Privilege-Mr. Kinley

joint chairmen of these municipalities, Rev. R. M. Patterson of Omemee and Rev. Father McFadden of Downeyville. The canvassers Messrs. D. Weir, A. Carroll and A. McQuade are still going strong and have exceeded the sum of $100,000.

Some lion. MEMBERS: Order.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   SECOND VICTORY LOAN
Sub-subtopic:   RETURNS FROM ONTARIO-VILLAGE OF OMEMEE AND TOWNSHIP OF EMILY
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LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I believe that is not a question of privilege.

RETURNS FROM QUEBEC-MEGANTIC COUNTY On the orders of the day:

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   SECOND VICTORY LOAN
Sub-subtopic:   RETURNS FROM ONTARIO-VILLAGE OF OMEMEE AND TOWNSHIP OF EMILY
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LIB

Joseph Lafontaine

Liberal

Mr. JOSEPH LAFONTAINE (Megantic-Frontenac):

I should like to read a telegram which I received yesterday, reading as follows:

We take pleasure in advising you that Megantie county has to-day obtained and passed its objective of one million and four hundred thousand dollars. We understand this is the first county in the province of Quebec to reach its objective.

A. S. Johnson,

J. A. For and,

Joint Chairmen, victory loan committee, county Megantie

PRIVILEGE-Mr. KINLEY

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   SECOND VICTORY LOAN
Sub-subtopic:   RETURNS FROM ONTARIO-VILLAGE OF OMEMEE AND TOWNSHIP OF EMILY
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OTTAWA HOUSING CONDITIONS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John James Kinley

Liberal

Mr. J. J. KINLEY (Queens-Lunenburg):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to bring to the attention of the house an article appearing in to-day's issue of the Ottawa Morning Journal. It stands as the chief item of news on the front page, and refers to a statement made by his worship the Mayor of Ottawa. The news item is as follows:

Mayor Tells M.P's to Go Home Make Room for War Workers "Some of these M.P.'s who are wasting their time around Ottawa should go home so that their offices could be used by war workers," Mayor Lewis declared at Board of Control on Tuesday.

Then what appears to be the motive follows: Mr. Lewis made his remarks after the board had endorsed the stand taken by G. Russell Boucher, M.P. for Carleton county, in the House of Commons on Monday night for an upward revision of the $100,000 granted annually to the city in lieu of taxes.

Then the article goes on to say:

Controllers Geldert and Pickering agreed with Mayor Lewis that the government had created the serious housing situation in the capital and was doing nothing to relieve the shortage of accommodation.

May I bring to the attention of the Prime Minister certain press dispatches which indicate that in Washington, where there is a

similar condition, some departments of government are being moved to other cities. It might be a splendid idea, for instance, to remove the naval department to the coast.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   OTTAWA HOUSING CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   COMMENT OF MAYOR LEWIS
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

East coast.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   OTTAWA HOUSING CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   COMMENT OF MAYOR LEWIS
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

West coast.

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Subtopic:   OTTAWA HOUSING CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   COMMENT OF MAYOR LEWIS
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LIB

John James Kinley

Liberal

Mr. KINLEY:

And the Department of Agriculture to Winnipeg. Then, with respect to the personal affront indicated in the article, may I point out that most members of parliament are proud of the national capital, and naturally we are chagrined by the discourteous remark of the chief magistrate of the city of Ottawa.

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Subtopic:   OTTAWA HOUSING CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   COMMENT OF MAYOR LEWIS
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NAT

Karl Kenneth Homuth

National Government

Mr. HOMUTH:

He knows only the Liberal members.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   OTTAWA HOUSING CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   COMMENT OF MAYOR LEWIS
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LIB

John James Kinley

Liberal

Mr. KINLEY:

Most of us would be busy at home. But that is one of the tests people usually apply before sending us here.

It seems to me that the criticisms about members of parliament are hard to understand, especially in war time. If a debate continues for a long time in the house, we are accused of wasting the country's time. On the other hand, if hon. members do not speak, it is said that they are dumb. So far as I am concerned, practical business is usually run in a harmonious and quiet manner. To my mind that is the most effective kind of business. But it seems that sections of the press and some people across the country want us to put on a show.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   OTTAWA HOUSING CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   COMMENT OF MAYOR LEWIS
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February 25, 1942