March 16, 1942

LIB

Mr. KIRK:

Liberal

1. Is Mr. S. V. Eastland in the employ of the wartime prices and trade hoard or other government service, at Winnipeg, Manitoba?

2. If so, on whose recommendation was he so employed?

3. Were the provisions of P.C. 4759 followed?

4. If not, by what authority is he so employed?

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Subtopic:   S. V. EASTLAND
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. S. V. Eastland is an employee of the Department of Munitions and Supply, Regional Office, Oil Controller, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

2. On the recommendation of the Regional Office manager of the Oil 'Controller at Winnipeg, Manitoba. This was approved by the Civil Service Commission.

3. Yes.

4. Answered by question 3.

WOMEN IN WrAR INDUSTRIES

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Subtopic:   S. V. EASTLAND
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IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. Are any women employed at night in any of the war industries of Canada?

2. If so, will the practice be continued?

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Subtopic:   S. V. EASTLAND
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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. McLARTY:

Many of the plants

engaged in war work in which women are employed in suitable occupations, are operated during the night and this practice will be continued while the emergent need for the rapid production of munitions of war continues.

Legislation controlling employment of women at night -is within the jurisdiction of the provincial governments and in those provinces where legislation exists restricting employment of women at night, it is the understanding of the Department of Labour that permits have been issued by the provinces, subject to prescribed conditions to meet special circumstances.

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Subtopic:   S. V. EASTLAND
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PRISONERS OF WAR IN JAPAN

LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

Is Japan a signatory to the international agreement or to any agreement with any other nation in regard to the treatment of prisoners of war?

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Subtopic:   PRISONERS OF WAR IN JAPAN
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Japan is a signatory to but did not ratify the international convention relative to the treatment of prisoners of war concluded at Geneva on July 27, 1929.

On being advised that the United. Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are observing the provisions of that convention so far as concerns Japan, the Japanese government replied that while not -bound by the convention they will apply its provisions to civil as well as to military prisoners from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India.

The government has no information of any other agreements with other nations signed by Japan concerning the treatment of prisoners of war.

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Subtopic:   PRISONERS OF WAR IN JAPAN
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SINCLAIR BALFOUR

NAT

Mr. TUSTIN:

National Government

1. Is Mr. Sinclair Balfour in the employ of the government at Barriefield or Vimy camp, Kingston?

2. If so, what are his duties?

3. What remuneration does he receive?

4. Does he receive a living allowance?

5. If so, how much?

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Subtopic:   SINCLAIR BALFOUR
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LIB

Mr. RALSTON: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Yes, at Barriefield.

2. Special representative of the Master-General of -the Ordnance.

3. None.

4 and 5. He is entitled under the terms of his appointment to a living allowance of $15 per day. To date no money has -been drawn by or paid to Mr. Balfour.

Questions as Orders for Returns

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Subtopic:   SINCLAIR BALFOUR
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EDUCATION OF SOLDIERS AFTER THE WAR

NAT

Mr. AYLESWORTH:

National Government

1. What action, if any, has been taken to finance education for soldiers after the war, who were in attendance at universities at the time of enlistment?

2. If such action has been taken, will it apply to an American national who was in attendance at a Canadian university at the time of his enlistment in the Canadian forces?

3. Will the answer to No. 2 be changed by the fact that the enlistment in the Canadian forces took place previous to the declaration of war by the United States of America?

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Subtopic:   EDUCATION OF SOLDIERS AFTER THE WAR
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre): (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

1. Provision has been made1 to do this under authority of the post discharge reestablishment order, P.C. 7638, of October 1, 1941.

2. Yes.

3. No.

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Subtopic:   EDUCATION OF SOLDIERS AFTER THE WAR
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TIRE RATIONING-CLERGYMEN

SC

Mr. HLYNKA:

Social Credit

1. Is special consideration being given by the rubber controller to place clergymen in the rural areas in a preferred class in the purchase of tires?

2. If not, will consideration be given to the placing of such persons in a preferred category?

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Subtopic:   TIRE RATIONING-CLERGYMEN
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LIB

ENLISTMENT OF INDIANS

NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

What is the total number of Indians enlisted from each province, in the active forces, (a) army, (b) air force, (c) navy?

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Subtopic:   ENLISTMENT OF INDIANS
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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

This information is not available through the Indian department; whether or not it is available in the Department of National Defence I am unable to say.

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Subtopic:   ENLISTMENT OF INDIANS
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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:

So far as air is concerned, it is certainly not available to us; they are not listed as Indians in the records.

' Mr. RALSTON: That applies to the army as well.

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Subtopic:   ENLISTMENT OF INDIANS
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March 16, 1942