May 27, 1943

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):

This question is closely

allied to the one asked by the hon. member for Lincoln (Mr. Lockhart). I should like to have a word with the Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs before giving my hon. friend an answer. There may be no objection, but I should like to make sure.

Topic:   PASSPORTS
Subtopic:   PROCEDURE IN OBTAINING APPLICATIONS AND RENEWAL FORMS
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NATIONAL WAR LABOUR BOARD


REQUEST FOR TABLING OF DECISION WITH RESPECT TO MONTREAL TRAMWAYS EMPLOYEES [DOT] On the orders of the day: Mr. ANGUS MaeINNIS (Vancouver East): I should like to ask the Minister of Labour if he will table a copy of the decision of the national war labour board delivered on May 18 in connection with the appeal by the Montreal tramways employees and the company with respect to profit sharing bonus?


LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

I shall be glad to do that at the

next sitting.

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PRIVILEGE-MR. PICARD REFERENCE TO REPORT IN OTTAWA "JOURNAL" OF MAY 27


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Louis-Philippe Picard

Liberal

Mr. L. PHILIPPE PICARD (Bellechasse):

Mr. Speaker, on a question of privilege. My attention has been drawn to the Ottawa

Journal of May 27 which contains a statement supposed to have been made by me. I have no doubt that this same report has appeared in other newspapers. The report quotes me as having said:

We have unfortunately in Quebec this situation, that although it is entitled to the benefits of the Old Age Pension Act, the Prime Minister in a supposedly Liberal government positively refuses to apply it.

That would imply that the present premier, the Hon. Mr. Godbout, has refused to take advantage of the Old Age Pension Act. That is not the fact, because this act has been in effect in that province for eight years. My words are correctly reported in Hansard at page 3051, as follows:

We had unfortunately in Quebec this situation, that although it was entitled to the benefits of ,the Old Age Pension Act, the then supposedly Liberal Premier of the government obstinately refused to apply it.

Those remarks referred to the Hon. Mr. Taschereau who for a number of years refused to avail himself of the benefits of the Old Age Pension Act. It was only in the last year of the exercise of his power, in 1935, that it was taken advantage of. I wish to rectify this misstatement.

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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

The hon. member referred to the "supposedly" Liberal government. I have never heard it described as anything else than the Liberal government.

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LIB

Louis-Philippe Picard

Liberal

Mr. PICARD:

I said "supposedly Liberal Premier".

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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

The same thing would apply to that statement.

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FISH PRODUCTS

QUESTION AS TO RELEASE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA HERRING FOR CANADIAN CONSUMPTION


' On the orders of the day:


NAT

Gordon Knapman Fraser

National Government

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

Some time ago a statement was issued that British Columbia salmon would be released this year for consumption in Canada. Will the Minister of Fisheries state whether British Columbia herring will also be released for consumption in Canada.

Topic:   FISH PRODUCTS
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO RELEASE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA HERRING FOR CANADIAN CONSUMPTION
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LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST BERTRAND (Minister of Fisheries):

I cannot give the figures at this time, but I can make a return to the hon. member later on if he wishes. We have to ship a large proportion of our herring catch this year to England. I shall give my hon. friend the details later.

War Appropriation-Army

Topic:   FISH PRODUCTS
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO RELEASE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA HERRING FOR CANADIAN CONSUMPTION
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WAR .REFUGEES QUESTION AS TO STATEMENT OF POLICY


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Hon. R. B. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Will the Prime Minister take into consideration the desirability of an announcement to the house and the country of the policy of the government with respect to refugees from Europe? It is a question which is agitating the public mind, and I believe it was the subject matter of a conference recently held in Bermuda. I should like to know Canada's attitude in regard to this matter. I am prompted to ask the question by the fact that a large body of citizens in my city waited upon me when I was home over the week-end to inquire as to the status of this matter, which, I think the Prime Minister will agree, is a most important one.

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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 shall be glad to do

that.

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DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS

May 27, 1943