February 5, 1943

DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS

INQUIRY AS TO SETTING UP OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE DURING THE PRESENT SESSION


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Angus MacInnis

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

Mr. ANGUS MacINNIS (Vancouver East):

I should like to ask the Prime Minister whether the special committee on the defence of Canada regulations, which sat during the last three sessions, will be reconstituted this session.

Topic:   DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO SETTING UP OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE DURING THE PRESENT SESSION
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

I mentioned in my remarks at the opening of the session that the committee would be reconstituted.

Topic:   DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO SETTING UP OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE DURING THE PRESENT SESSION
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CANADIAN NAVY

ARTICLE IN "BOATING" MAGAZINE BY COMMANDER A. D. MACLEAN (RETIRED)


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):

On Wednesday last a question was raised by the hon, member for iRosetown-Biggar (Mr. Coldwell) in regard to certain charges by Andrew D. Maclean, retired commander, R.C.N.VR., entitled "Fairmiles and Foul". At that time the Prime Minister intimated he might have a statement to make with respect to the matter. One of my reasons for calling the attention of the Prime Minister to the question arises from a letter I received yesterday from a parent of a sub-lieutenant in the Canadian navy, who expressed grave concern oyer the charges made in this article. Is the Prime Minister in a position now to make some statement? I think the matter is sufficiently serious and urgent to warrant some comment being made by the government.

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   ARTICLE IN "BOATING" MAGAZINE BY COMMANDER A. D. MACLEAN (RETIRED)
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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

Hon. C. G. POWER (Acting Minister of National Defence):

As my hon. friend knows, the Minister of National Defence for Naval

The Address-Mr. Perley

Affairs (Mr. Macdonald) is away, but the matter which my friend has just mentioned was brought to the attention of officers of the department in order that a reply might be prepared for the minister to make when he returns.

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   ARTICLE IN "BOATING" MAGAZINE BY COMMANDER A. D. MACLEAN (RETIRED)
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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

A considerable section of the press in Canada is calling for some kind of inquiry with respect to it.

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   ARTICLE IN "BOATING" MAGAZINE BY COMMANDER A. D. MACLEAN (RETIRED)
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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 cannot speak for the department of naval affairs, but if every disgruntled officer in my department starts writing to the press I am not going to get wildly excited and-

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   ARTICLE IN "BOATING" MAGAZINE BY COMMANDER A. D. MACLEAN (RETIRED)
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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   ARTICLE IN "BOATING" MAGAZINE BY COMMANDER A. D. MACLEAN (RETIRED)
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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:

They were not charges at all. It is a tirade regarding promotion.

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   ARTICLE IN "BOATING" MAGAZINE BY COMMANDER A. D. MACLEAN (RETIRED)
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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

If I might continue; this is a serious matter, one which I do not think should' be dismissed lightly by calling someone a disgruntled officer.

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   ARTICLE IN "BOATING" MAGAZINE BY COMMANDER A. D. MACLEAN (RETIRED)
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

This is not debatable.

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   ARTICLE IN "BOATING" MAGAZINE BY COMMANDER A. D. MACLEAN (RETIRED)
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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

Inquiry will discover

whether he is a disgruntled officer, and if he is he will be treated as such. In the meantime the matter ought to be aired to see if there is anything in the charges.

Topic:   CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   ARTICLE IN "BOATING" MAGAZINE BY COMMANDER A. D. MACLEAN (RETIRED)
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

ADJOURNMENT AT SIX O'CLOCK ON FRIDAY


On the orders of the day:


February 5, 1943