July 19, 1943

WAR EXPENDITURES

FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE-MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE STANDS


Mr. HUGHES CLEAVER (Halton) presented the first report of the special committee on war expenditures, as follows: Your committee recommends that it be empowered: 1. To sit while the house is sitting and notwithstanding any adjournment of the house, and to adjourn from place to place. War Expenditures Committee 2. To determine the manner and extent to which the evidence, proceedings and reports shall be printed or typed, and that where the same are ordered to be printed there be printed 500 copies in English and 200 copies in French, and that standing order 64 be suspended in relation thereto. 3. To appoint subcommittees, to fix the quorum of any such subcommittee, and to refer to such subcommittee any of the matters referred to the committee; any subcommittee so appointed to have power to send for persons, papers and records and to examine witnesses under oath or otherwise, to sit while the house is sitting and notwithstanding any adjournment of the house, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time to the committee. 4. To employ such secretarial, reportorial, clerical and other assistance as it may deem necessary. 5. In cases where considerations of national security preclude the publishing of certain recommendations and of the arguments upon which they are based, to address a memorandum to the Prime Minister for the consideration of the war cabinet, provided that the committee shall, whenever it has exercised such powers, report the fact as soon as possible to the house. Your committee further recommends that during any adjournment of the house, its reports shall be deemed to have been tabled when filed with the clerk of the house and seven days have elapsed after the date of such filing. Your committee further recommends that six members constitute a quorum, and that standing order 65 (3) be suspended in relation thereto. All of which is respectfully submitted. Mr. CLEAVER moved that the report be concurred in.


NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

The hon. member for

Halton, who presented the report and now has moved concurrence in it, was good enough to speak to me this morning privately with request to the facilitation of the passing of this motion. At that time I did not know that there would be quite such a comprehensive report of the committee, and in view of the fact that it deals with a number of subjects, and that the committee has asked leave to continue to sit while the house is sitting and also in the adjournment, I would ask that the motion stand over in the usual way, so that the notice which is ordinarily required can be given.

Motion stands.

Topic:   WAR EXPENDITURES
Subtopic:   FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE-MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE STANDS
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JAPANESE NATIONALS

TABLINC OF SUPPLEMENTARY AGREEMENT

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):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to table three copies of the supplementary agreement on immigration between Canada and Japan concluded in 1928-29. This was asked for by the hon. member for Vancouver South (Mr. Green).

Topic:   JAPANESE NATIONALS
Subtopic:   TABLINC OF SUPPLEMENTARY AGREEMENT
Sub-subtopic:   CONCLUDED IN 1928-29
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

OUTSTANDING ORDERS FOR RETURNS

LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. N. A. McLARTY (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, on Saturday the hon. leader of the opposition asked for a statement on the number of orders outstanding. The orders passed this session number 527, and the returns tabled 475. The returns outstanding are 52.

I now table a specific list of the outstanding returns to orders.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   OUTSTANDING ORDERS FOR RETURNS
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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

May we expect the rest to be tabled before the end of the session?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   OUTSTANDING ORDERS FOR RETURNS
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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. McLARTY:

There is certainly no intention to hold baok any information. Every possible effort is being made to see that as many as possible of the returns are tabled before the house adjourns.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   OUTSTANDING ORDERS FOR RETURNS
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


LIEUTENANT W. C. NEWMAN

SC

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Social Credit

1. Has Major H. C. Singer, of Lethbridge, Alberta, preferred charges against Lieutenant W. C. Newman, a staff officer under Major-General Victor Odium, D.S.O., C.M.G., formerly of the 2nd Canadian Division?

2. Have the appropriate officers notified Lieutenant W. C. Newman of the charges?

3. Have the appropriate officers called a court-martial to try Lieutenant W. C. Newman?

4. If so, has the date been set for the court-martial to be convened?

5. If not, why not?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LIEUTENANT W. C. NEWMAN
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LIB

Mr. RALSTON: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Mr. H. C. Singer, formerly a major in the Canadian, Army, who had been dismissed from His Majesty's service by a sentence of general court-martial, in a letter dated November 20, 1942, from Lethbridge, Alberta, to the Officer Commanding Second Canadian Divisional Artillery, Canadian Army Overseas, made what such letter describes as "a set of charges against Lieutenant W. C. Newman" (now Captain W. C. Newman). The complaints were in connection with the performance by Lieutenant (now Captain) Newman of his duties as a Courts-Martial Officer of the 2nd Canadian Division and in connection with the evidence given by him in the court-martial proceedings against Major (now Mr.) Singer. The general officer commanding, Second Canadian Division, reported to Canadian military headquarters, England, that he was satisfied that all the charges made by Mr. Singer were without foundation in fact. The appropriate military authorities took no action against Lieutenant (now Captain) Newman.

2. 3, 4 and 5. Answered by No. 1.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LIEUTENANT W. C. NEWMAN
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SELECTIVE SERVICE-LABOUR SUPPLY BRANCH

FREIGHT ASSISTANCE ON WESTERN FEED GRAINS

CCF

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

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

1. What was the total amount paid by way of freight assistance on western feed grains during the fiscal year 1942-1943?

2. What flour milling companies were paid freight assistance on western feed grains?

3. How much was paid to each of the above companies under this item?

Topic:   SELECTIVE SERVICE-LABOUR SUPPLY BRANCH
Subtopic:   FREIGHT ASSISTANCE ON WESTERN FEED GRAINS
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July 19, 1943