July 20, 1942

HONG KONG COMMISSION

NAT

Mr. BRUCE:

National Government

1. How many days or portions of days were occupied in the sittings of the Duff commission on the Hong Kong inquiry?

2. What was the total cost of this inquiry (give details) ?

3. Did Mr. George A. Campbell, R. L. Kellock and H. F. Fowler submit an itemized account for their services and expenses in connection with this inquiry?

4. If so, give full particulars of each account as submitted by each of said counsel?

5. What per diem counsel fee and allowance did each counsel receive?

6. What official in the Department of Justice approved and certined said accounts as proper and reasonable ?

7. Have any of these three counsel been engaged on other government investigations or work during the past four years? If so, (a) specify what work, (b) at what period, (c) what fees were charged?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   HONG KONG COMMISSION
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IMPORTS OF BANANAS

NAT

Mr. HATFIELD:

National Government

1. How many cargoes or part cargoes of bananas were imported into Canada from January 1, 1942, to date?

2. What is the amount of bananas that have been imported into Canada through the United States from January 1, 1942, to date?

Questions as Orders jor Returns

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF BANANAS
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DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS-INTERNMENTS

PC

Mr. BENCE:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many persons are incarcerated as a result of orders issued under the provision of section 21 of the defence of Canada regulations?

2. Of this number how many are British subjects?

3. What number of the said British subjects are such subjects by birth and what number are such subjects by naturalization?

4. Have the naturalization certificates of any of such persons referred to in questions 2 and 3 been revoked?

5. Have the naturalization certificates of any persons convicted under the defence of Canada regulations been revoked, and if so, how many?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS-INTERNMENTS
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CANADIAN FORCES

OPTOMETRY

CON

Louis Côté

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COTE:

What opportunity is there, at the present time, for a graduate of a school of optometry from any of our Canadian universities, to serve in his capacity as such in, (a) the army, (b) the air force, (e) the navy?

Topic:   CANADIAN FORCES
Subtopic:   OPTOMETRY
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MILITARY SERVICE-FAILURE TO REPORT

NAT

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

National Government

1. How many of the men in each military district of Canada who were called up under the National Resources Mobilization Act failed to report?

2. How many prosecutions of the men who failed to report have been instituted in each military district?

3. What is the percentage in each military district of those who failed to report?

Topic:   MILITARY SERVICE-FAILURE TO REPORT
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PLEBISCITE

NAT

Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

National Government

1. What have been the payments to date on the cost of taking the plebiscite vote, (a) printing, (b) advertising (stating agents and amount paid them), (c) broadcasting, (d) Ottawa head office expenses, (e) expenses in constituencies, (f) total payments to date?

2. Have all accounts and expenses been paid?

Topic:   PLEBISCITE
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JAPANESE NATIONALS

EVACUATION FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA COASTAL AREA


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Hon. R. B. HANSON (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of Labour-and perhaps I should have given him notice-whether the work of removing the Japanese from the defence area in British Columbia is continuing, or has been brought to a standstill. How many have been removed, and how many are still there? I was told that the city of Vancouver is full of Japanese, that they have had their motor cars taken away from them, but that they have practically monopolized the taxi service in the city. Apparently they haVe all kinds of money, and are burning it

up on gasoline and all that sort of thing. There is a good deal of dissatisfaction out there, as reported to me, over the failure to get these people removed. I am told that in the United States they moved, within six weeks, 100,000 Japanese from the defence area in the state of California alone. The army did it, and they did a grand job. Those Japanese are out in the desert now.

Topic:   JAPANESE NATIONALS
Subtopic:   EVACUATION FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA COASTAL AREA
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LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

This is another of those questions of which notice should be given.

Topic:   JAPANESE NATIONALS
Subtopic:   EVACUATION FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA COASTAL AREA
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, it need not be answered to-day.

INQUIRY OF THE MINISTRY "o Canada"-national housing act

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   JAPANESE NATIONALS
Subtopic:   EVACUATION FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA COASTAL AREA
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IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. A. W. NEILL (Comox-Alberni):

Mr. Speaker, the end of the session is, I hope, near, and I should like to call attention to two statements which have been promised by the government, in the hope that we shall have them before the session closes.

The Prime Minister, replying to a question by the hon. member for Quebec-Montmorency (Mr. LaCroix) on July 8 in connection with the national hymn "O Canada", said: "A statement will shortly be made." Then, the Minister of Finance promised to make a statement in connection with the continuation of the National Housing Act. He said as quoted in sessional paper No. 171B:

This matter is receiving the consideration of the government, and the Minister of Finance has advised the members of the House of Commons that he will make a statement on the overnment's policy regarding housing at some uture date.

I should like to remind the government of these two promised statements.

Topic:   JAPANESE NATIONALS
Subtopic:   EVACUATION FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA COASTAL AREA
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July 20, 1942