June 19, 1942

LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member for

Kamloops moves for leave to withdraw his motion. Is it the pleasure of the house that he shall have leave to withdraw the motion?

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NAT

Howard Charles Green

National Government

Mr. GREEN:

I should like to know if

the Prime Minister is ready to answer my question?

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

The Prime Minister ought to say something.

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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:

The hon. member for Vancouver South (Mr. Green) asked a question with respect to the repatriation of Canadians from Japan, to be exchanged for Japanese from this country. As the hon. member is no doubt aware, I made a statement in the matter on the 12th of this month. At that time I mentioned that negotiations had resulted in an arrangement for an exchange of officials, to begin with, and private citizens thereafter. The ship which was bringing some of the officials is now also bringing to Canada some of the private citizens. Arrangements have been made to give priority to women and children.

I cannot tell the hon. member just whether or not the ship has sailed or when it sails. I have been unable to get any information in addition to what I gave on the last occasion. I can say, however, that the negotiations have resulted in the arrangement to which I refer, and that those arrangements will continue- that is to say, as rapidly as ships can be secured for the purpose our citizens will be repatriated, and Japanese will be taken back.

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Howard Charles Green

National Government

Mr. GREEN:

Is it the hope to exchange

all Japanese nationals, because they constitute

[Mr. Blackmore.}

over one-third of the total number of people of Japanese origin in Canada?

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I cannot say

as to that.

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SC

Frederick Davis Shaw

Social Credit

Mr. SHAW:

Did the hon. member close

the debate when he spoke?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

He withdrew the motion.

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LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member asked

leave of the house to, withdraw the motion.

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IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

Your Honour omitted to say that he closed the debate. It is open now for anyone to speak.

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LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

There is a motion before

the house.

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Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

But it is invariably the rule for Mr. Speaker to say, "If the hon. member speaks in reply, he will close the debate." Mr. Speaker omitted to do so, and therefore the debate is still open.

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LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

No. The hon. member has a motion. The motion is to adjourn the house. The adjournment of the house is the close of the debate. The hon. member is not entitled to reply to such motion, because the logical result would be, if the motion were carried, that the house would adjourn. The hon. member now moves for leave of the house to withdraw his motion.

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Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

On a point of order, I think it should be made clear that any hon. member who did not speak before the hon. member for Kamloops made the present motion, is still entitled to debate the question. If the hon. member for Red Deer wishes to speak, he may do so.

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SC

Frederick Davis Shaw

Social Credit

Mr. SHAW:

I should like-

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LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. There is a motion before the house. It is made by the hon. member, who has a right to make it-that he asks leave of the house to withdraw his motion.

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IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

But he is refused leave.

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LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

All in favour.

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IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

It is not unanimous.

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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Is that motion not debatable?

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June 19, 1942