July 23, 1942

LIB

Georges Parent (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I will leave it to the

minister to reply.

Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Minister of Justice): The hon. member sent me a notice of the second part of the question beginning, "Has the government secured a legal opinion from the Department of Justice or elsewhere, . . . " and as the hon. member read that part of the question and as I received it from him, the answer would be in the negative: no opinion has been secured. The hon. gentleman inserted, before that portion of which he gave me notice, the words-if I got them correctly-"Is it the opinion of the Department of Justice or has the government secured legal opinion from the Department of Justice or elsewhere?" The answer to that is that the matter has not been considered by the Department of Justice.

Topic:   HONG KONG COMMISSION
Subtopic:   QUESTION OF LEGAL OPINION ON REFERENCES IN DEBATE TO EVIDENCE TAKEN AT INQUIRY
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POSTAL SERVICE

REGULATIONS RESPECTING PARCELS MAILED TO ENGLAND


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Gordon Knapman Fraser

National Government

Mr. G. K. FRASER (Peterborough West):

Would the Postmaster General tell the house

Questions

906 and 802 of the cadastre of the parish of Pointe Claire, and if so, what was the price paid?

2. Has the same A. G. Houghton sold this property to the C.N.R. for one dollar and other considerations, and if so, what are the other considerations?

3. Has the C.N.R. rented the same property to the air force for the erection of a manning depot at Lachine, and if so, for what period and at what price?

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   REGULATIONS RESPECTING PARCELS MAILED TO ENGLAND
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport; Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. Mr. C. G. Houghton, a Canadian National Railway property department official, acting for the Canadian National Railways, purchased the property in question in consideration of $6,000.

2. $6,000.

3. Part of the said property and some adjoining land, previously owned by the railway company, has been leased to the Department of National Defence for the duration of the war and one year thereafter, at annual rental of $1,500.

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   REGULATIONS RESPECTING PARCELS MAILED TO ENGLAND
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CANADIAN NAVY-COOPERATION WITH FREE FRENCH FLEET ON ATLANTIC COAST

NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Is the Canadian navy cooperating with or giving any assistance to the Free French fleet of General de Gaulle, on behalf of our allies, and aiding the good work of the Free French fleet in protecting Canada and the United States in the Atlantic, St. Lawrence gulf and islands in the neighbourhood?

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY-COOPERATION WITH FREE FRENCH FLEET ON ATLANTIC COAST
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LIB

Angus Lewis Macdonald (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

Stand.

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY-COOPERATION WITH FREE FRENCH FLEET ON ATLANTIC COAST
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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Can the minister not answer these questions?

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY-COOPERATION WITH FREE FRENCH FLEET ON ATLANTIC COAST
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LIB

Angus Lewis Macdonald (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

can give an oral answer now. The Canadian navy is endeavouring to cooperate with any navy or any unit of any navy of the allied nations.

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY-COOPERATION WITH FREE FRENCH FLEET ON ATLANTIC COAST
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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

That is not an answer; it is only an excuse.

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY-COOPERATION WITH FREE FRENCH FLEET ON ATLANTIC COAST
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LIB

Angus Lewis Macdonald (Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Kingston City):

The answer is yes.

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY-COOPERATION WITH FREE FRENCH FLEET ON ATLANTIC COAST
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DUNDURN, SASK., MILITARY CAMP

PC

Mr. BENCE:

Progressive Conservative

1. Is the military camp at Dundurn, Saskatchewan, being used to the fullest extent of its facilities for the training of troops?

2. If it is not being so used give the reasons therefor?

Topic:   DUNDURN, SASK., MILITARY CAMP
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LIB

Mr. RALSTON: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. The military camp at Dundurn, Saskatchewan, is at present being converted from its former use as the site of an engineer training centre and a machine gun training centre, to that of an armoured corps training

centre which will train reinforcements for reconnaissance units. When this conversion is completed the present facilities for the training of troops at the latter camp will be used to their fullest extent.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   DUNDURN, SASK., MILITARY CAMP
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MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-BITS AND PIECES WORK IN MANITOBA

LIB

Frederick Donald MacKenzie

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Neepawa):

Under the bits and pieces programme, what value in work has been given out or sublet, (a) in the province of Manitoba, (b) to country shops outside Winnipeg?

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-BITS AND PIECES WORK IN MANITOBA
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

The bits and pieces programme was instituted by the industry and subcontract coordination branch of the department. This branch does not give out work or negotiate subcontracts. It assists government purchasing branches and prime contractors in finding production capacity where contracts or subcontracts may be placed. Statistics are not available in the Department of Munitions and Supply to permit an accurate reply to this question.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-BITS AND PIECES WORK IN MANITOBA
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

July 23, 1942