July 1, 1942

*VICHY REPRESENTATION IN CANADA

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. Has the attention of the government been called to the statement, on June 9, by Pierre Laval, the head of the French government, that "he desires to see a German victory because of the red peril"?

2. Will the government give consideration to the immediate closing of the office, here, of the envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary, of the French government of Vichy?

3. Will time be afforded for the house to discuss the matter?

4. What action, if any, will be taken, in view of these new developments?

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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:

I will answer

this question orally.

1. Has the attention of the government been called to the statement, on June 9, by Pierre Laval, the head of the French government, that "he desires to see a German victory because of the red peril"?

The statement to which my hon. friend has reference is, I think, one which was made on June 22, not on June 9 as he mentions in this question. The attention of the

government has not been drawn to the statement, but I, of course, have seen the statement to which my hon. friend has referred.

I might mention what I said a few days ago in this house, that the representation of Canada at Vichy is a representation to the people and country of France, not a representation to any particular government, and there is no evidence whatever that the statement which was made by Laval represents at all the sentiment of the French people. Unquestionably Laval, in speaking, has had in mind much more the effect of his utterances upon Germany than their effect upon his own country. However, apart from that, I gave reasons of a practical nature, when speaking in the house some days ago, why it was thought inadvisable to sever diplomatic relations between Canada and France, and I have nothing to add to that statement.

2. Will the government give consideration to the immediate closing of the office, here, of the envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary, of the French government of Vichy?

I have just answered that question.

3. Will time be afforded for the house to discuss the matter?

When the estimates of the Department of External Affairs are before the house there will, I think, be ample time to discuss this and any other matter with regard to external relations.

4. What action, if any, will be taken, in view of these new developments?

At the present time I am unable to say what action the government may take in the future or to give any statement of policy with respect to our relations with France, but I assure the hon. member that the matter is one which is always receiving consideration.

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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

It is a fine appeasement policy-while refusing to give encouragement to General de Gaulle.

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INCOME TAX IN CERTAIN BRACKETS, 1938-1942

NAT

Harry Rutherford Jackman

National Government

Mr. JACKMAN:

What was the combined amount of income tax, including Ontario provincial, and national de-

Questions

fence taxation, in tabular form, to which incomes of $1,500, $2,000, $3,000, $5,000, $10,000, $15,000, $20,000, $30,000, $50,000 and $100,000, were subject in the following years, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, and 1942, assuming that the taxpayer was married with two dependents and that all incomes up to $30,000 are earned incomes, and that incomes of more than $30,000 include earned income of that amount and additional investment income to make up the total?

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Subtopic:   INCOME TAX IN CERTAIN BRACKETS, 1938-1942
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

The information requested is contained in schedule below:

Income $ 1,500

2,000

3.000

5.000

10,000

15.000

20.000

30.000

50.000

100,000

Combined dominion and provincial income tax Married person-2 dependents

Earned income up to $30,000 and investment income thereafter

1938 1939 1940 $ 7 00 1941 $ 24 50 1942, including refundable portions $ 49 00>

& 91 12 00 42 00 214 80$ 10 08 74 90 182 00 668 40118 00 133 60 381 02 672 00 1,662 00660 21 748 45 1,833 48 2,572 00 4,546 001,578 62 1,790 35 3,930 80 4,996 00 7,713 002,945 00 3,346 56 6,258 70 7,602 00 11,063 006,499 37 7,383 64 11,265 32 13,183 00 18,230 0014,635 17 16,642 96 22,534 28 25,699 00 34,337 0039,524 41 44,973 28 54,569 48 59,811 00 78,771 00

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

QUOTA ON CHEESE EXPORTED TO BRITAIN

LIB

Mr. LECLERC:

Liberal

1. Has the government adopted a cheese Quota for England in 1942?

2. What is the proportion of this quota supplied to date?

3. When the full quota of cheese has been reached, does the government intend to encourage the production of butter by raising the ceiling price or by paying a bonus on butter fat?

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MILITARY SERVICE-FARM LEAVE OR POSTPONEMENT

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. At the present time when farm work requires all available labour, will leave be granted from military training to all those who are actually engaged in agriculture?

2. Will postponements of military training be accorded to farmers, sons of farmers and farm labourers who have actually been called up?

3. Have instructions of this nature already been given to those entitled to them?

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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

R.CJV.F.-CASUALTIES IN CANADA

NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

For a return showing-1. How many airmen have been killed in Canada since the present war began.

2. Whether an inquest was held in each ease by, (a) a military court, (b) by provincial coroners.

3. A copy of the findings, showing the cause of the accident in each case.

4. Whether a copy of the evidence and court finding was sent to the next of kin of each deceased.

5. The pay and other allowances of these airmen paid to next of kin, pending receipt of a pension, and the practice herein.

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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 am prepared to agree to the passage of this order subject to certain restrictions.

With respect to question No. 1, the information will be supplied.

With respect to question No. 2, the publication of returns of inquests and courts of inquiry respecting flying accidents is not considered to be in the public interest, because this would tend to aggravate and cause unnecessary suffering to the relatives of victims of air accidents.

Question No. 3, therefore, cannot be complied with; nor can question No 4, which requests that a copy of the evidence and court finding be sent to the next of kin.

As to question No. 5, particulars will be given.

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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Civil inquests were held in similar cases in the last war.

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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. COLDWELL:

Is careful inquiry made into any death by misadventure, say in an accident or a brawl or something of that sort? I am asking the question because of *word I have from Regina regarding a recent death there.

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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:

We have a special branch set up to go into all these questions of accidents. I submit to the house that it would not be in the public interest nor would it be in the best interests of the relatives of deceased airmen to publish the findings or give them to the next of kin.

Wheat Purchases

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CON

Norman James Macdonald Lockhart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LOCKHART:

Are the families given some information, at least, even if of a confidential nature?

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July 1, 1942