July 13, 1942

LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. The director of retail trade is Mr. E. G. Burton.

2. He receives no salary. He receives travelling and living expenses when away from his usual place of residence.

3. From September, 1923, until July, 1925, with Carson Pirie Scott and Company Ltd., Chicago, since July, 1925, with Robert Simpson Company Ltd., where, in 1937, he was appointed general manager.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-RETAIL TRADE ADMINISTRATION
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INTERNATIONAL WHEAT CONFERENCE-CANADIAN REPRESENTATION

NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

Who were Canada's representatives associated with George Mclvor at tile international wheat conference held recently in Washington, and did the wheat producers or pools of western Canada have any direct representation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WHEAT CONFERENCE-CANADIAN REPRESENTATION
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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West): (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. R. V. Biddulph, European Commissioner of the Canadian wheat board; A. M. Shaw, Department of Agriculture; C. F. Wilson' Chief, Agricultural Branch, Dominion Bureau of Statistics.

2. When the United States government extended invitations to other governments to send representatives to the Washington wheat meetings, they especially requested that the delegates be government officials concerned with wheat. This request was observed by all five governments participating, whose delegations in each case were composed of government officials. Throughout the course of the negotiations the delegations consulted in all matters of principle with their respective governments.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WHEAT CONFERENCE-CANADIAN REPRESENTATION
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TRAINING OF MILITARY MOTOR TRANSPORT DRIVERS

NAT

Mr. TUSTIN:

National Government

1. Are military motor transport drivers trained at London, Ontario, by civilian personnel ?

. 2. If so, by whom, and what remuneration is paid for each soldier so trained?

3. Why is this training not given under military control and operation?

4. At which military training centres do enlisted men receive motor transport drivers' training?

5. Is complete training given to military transport drivers at each training centre?

6. Is the training of motor transport drivers at Barriefield in the C.O.C.T.C. conducted under civilian command?

7. If not, was it at any time during the past two years, and if so, when, by v'hom, and upon what terms?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRAINING OF MILITARY MOTOR TRANSPORT DRIVERS
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LIB

Mr. RALSTON: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. No military transport drivers are trained at London either by civil or military personnel. The Mechanics Training Centre at London, Ontario, provides training for motor mechanics and fitters for the workshop units of the R.C.O.C. and special training in diesel and radial engines for the motor mechanics of the Canadian Armoured Corps.

2. The instructors for the Mechanics Training Centre are trained under contract by the Anderson Organization of Los Angeles, California. At the present time, the Anderson Organization is being paid at the rate of $1 a day per man in training.

3- The training given at the Mechanics Training Centre is highly specialized and includes training in diesel and radial engines. When this school was organized in July, 1941, neither experienced instructional personnel nor equipment was available in Canada. By entering into contract with the Anderson Organization, equipment and instructors were produced in a very short time.

4. Transport drivers are trained at some 30 advanced training centres throughout Canada.

5. Complete training for drivers is given at practically all advanced training centres throughout Canada. The specialized training given by the Mechanics Training Centre, London, is not duplicated elsewhere.

6. No.

7. No.

members of PARLLAMENT in armed forces

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRAINING OF MILITARY MOTOR TRANSPORT DRIVERS
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LIB

Mr. CRUICKSHANK:

Liberal

1. Which members of the House of Commons served in the armed forces during the last war?

2. Which members are serving in the armed forces at present?

3. Which members have sons serving in the present war ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRAINING OF MILITARY MOTOR TRANSPORT DRIVERS
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

I want to ask my hon. friend to drop question No. 3, which reads "Which members have sons serving in the present war?" The departments have no record of that. My hon. friend might just as well ask which members have brothers or fathers serving in the present war.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRAINING OF MILITARY MOTOR TRANSPORT DRIVERS
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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. CRUICKSHANK:

I should like to know that too.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRAINING OF MILITARY MOTOR TRANSPORT DRIVERS
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

It seems to me it is not relevant, and it is not a matter regarding which we should be asked to give information.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRAINING OF MILITARY MOTOR TRANSPORT DRIVERS
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LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Question No. 3 dropped. Questions 1 and 2 passed as an order for a return.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRAINING OF MILITARY MOTOR TRANSPORT DRIVERS
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MILITARY SERVICE-MEN SEPARATED FROM OR NOT SUPPORTING THEIR WIVES

LIB

Mr. CRUICKSHANK:

Liberal

1. Are men of military age, married prior to July 15, 1940, separated or not supporting their wives, subject to call on the draft?

2. Are men of military age, married since July 15, 1940, separated or not supporting their wives, subject to call on the draft?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE-MEN SEPARATED FROM OR NOT SUPPORTING THEIR WIVES
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LIB

Mr. THORSON: (Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

1. No. '

2. Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MILITARY SERVICE-MEN SEPARATED FROM OR NOT SUPPORTING THEIR WIVES
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SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION PLANTS


Mr. LaCROIX (Quebec-Montmorency): In what locations in Canada are the small arms ammunition plants?


LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport; Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

It is not in the public interest to give the exact location of small arms ammunition plants. They are either within fifty miles of the city of Quebec or within fifty miles of the city of Montreal, all in the province of Quebec.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION PLANTS
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INTERNMENTS

CCF

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

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

1. How many persons are now held in custody in Canada because they are communist or are suspected of being communist?

2. How many of these persons have been in custody for more than two months?

3. How many such persons in custody on July 8, 1942, were awaiting tribunal hearing?

Mr. ST. LAURENT:

1. Sixty-six.

2. Sixty-two.

3. Six have not yet had a complete hearing; of these three have not requested a hearing; one refused to have a hearing for present; two are having a hearing but it is not yet completed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INTERNMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   COMMUNISTS
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July 13, 1942