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.
Subtopic: QUESTION OF LEGAL OPINION ON REFERENCES IN DEBATE TO EVIDENCE TAKEN AT INQUIRY