February 11, 1944

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS


AUSTRALIA-NEW ZEALAND-REQUEST FOR PRINTING in "votes and proceedings'' On the orders of the day:


NAT

Howard Charles Green

National Government

Mr. H. C. GREEN (Vancouver South):

Mr. Speaker, in the course of yesterday's debate I suggested that the agreement between Australia and New Zealand which was signed about three weeks ago is of sufficient importance to warrant its being printed in Votes and Proceedings, together with the press releases issued by the Minister for External Affairs for Australia and the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Will the Prime Minister tell us to-day whether it will be possible to have that suggestion carried out; and if not in the form suggested, perhaps in some other way so that members of the house may be able to study the agreement and the press releases?

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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):

Mr. Speaker, there will be no difficulty in having the agreement printed in a form which will make it available for hon. members. As to whether it would be advisable to print it as an appendix to Votes and Proceedings, I would have no hesitation about that if my hon. friend would be satisfied with the agreement itself; but if he wishes to have the press releases made by Prime Minister Fraser and Prime Minister Curtin at the time the agreement was signed also printed, I think it would be better to have them printed with the agreement in a separate document, and not to appear in Votes and Proceedings. I say that because I do not think it would be a wise precedent to begin printing press releases in the Votes and Proceedings of this house. I shall undertake to see, if the house is agreeable, that the agreement is printed together with the press releases referred to by my hon. friend, and they will be available as soon as the printing bureau has the work done.

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REQUEST FOR AMENDMENT OF ORDER WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF TRUCKS


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. DIEFENBAKER (Lake Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Finance in regard to a recent order of the wartime prices and trade board forbidding the use of trucks for so-called "wasteful or unnecessary purposes". During

the last month or so there have been a number of prosecutions against farmers for attending social or church gatherings in their trucks, even though they have no other means of transport. My question is this: Will consideration be given by the government to having that order altered so as to permit farmers and others who have no other means of conveyance than the truck to attend social or church gatherings without rendering themselves subject to prosecution and conviction?

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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. D. C. ABBOTT (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, my hon. friend was good enough to give me notice of his question. We have had similar inquiries from a number of other hon. members. As my hon. friend knows, the substance of the order forbids the wasteful and unnecessary use of gasoline used in going to and from social gatherings, recreation meetings and so on. The underlying purpose is to conserve trucks, gasoline, and rubber, which is still in very short supply. When the amending order No. 318 was passed last September, careful consideration was given to whether or not an exception could be made for the owners of trucks who were not the owners of pleasure vehicles. However, the gasoline ration for trucks is more than double, I think, the ration for the ordinary pleasure vehicle, and in addition gasoline and new tires can be obtained, if necessary, for trucks. So that after consideration it was felt that to make such an exception would contravene the fundamental purpose of the order. I shall be glad to bring my hon. friend's question to the attention of the officers of the board, but the information I now have is that it is unlikely that any change will be made in the order at the present time.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk)


IMMIGRATION, 1940-43

IND

Frédéric Dorion

Independent

Mr. DORION:

How many immigrants entered Canada in each of the years, 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1943?

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Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Immigration to Canada during tihe years 1940, 1941, 1942 and 1943

was as follows:

Calendar Year Number

1940 11,324

1941 9,329

1942 7,576

1943 8,504

Questions

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CANADIAN REPRESENTATION IN PORTUGAL


Mr. DORIO'N: 1. Has the Canadian government any representative in Portugal at the present time, whose duty it is to look after refugees? 2. If so, (a) since when; (b) what is his name; (c) what was his former residence; (di) what are his duties? 3. Is he authorized to issue permits for the entry of refugees into Canada? 4. If so, how many such permits has he issued' since his appointment? 5. Are these refugees subject to the provisions of the Immigration Act? 6. What are the conditions of admission of these refugees?


LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. There is a Canadian immigration officer located at Lisbon, Portugal.

2. (a) October 24, 1943. (b) Odilon Cormier. (c) Quebec, P.Q. (d) (i) to examine refugees applying for sanctuary in Canada, (ii) to examine applicants for admission to Canada as immigrants. To grant appropriate immigration visas to those in both classes who pass civil and medical examination.1. and 2. 3.

United Kingdom:

London-Hudd, Frederic Yes

Langley, Jas. A. Yes

Gornall, W. B. Yes

(Fruit Trade Commissioner)

Liverpool-Bryan, Arthur E. Yes

Glasgow-Johnson, Gordon B. Yes

Dublin-McColl, Ernest L. Yes

United States:

New York-Cole, Douglas S. Yes

Ausman, Leland H. Yes

(Assistant Trade Commissioner)

West, Christopher H. Yes

(Assistant Trade Commissioner)

Washington-Scott, Harry A. Yes

Allen, Stanley V. Yes

(Assistant Commercial Attache)

Bull, William F. Yes

3. No, the officer grants immigration visas -see answer to No. 2 above.

4. Full information on visas issued not available. No refugees have yet come forward from Portugal, but arrangements are nearing completion for the departure of the first group.

5. Yes.

6. Those admissible are family units in good health, of good character entering Canada for the duration of the war, destined to Canadian organizations that have guaranteed reception, maintenance and placement.

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CANADIAN TRADE COMMISSIONERS

IND

Mr. DORION:

Independent

1. In what countries does Canada maintain trade commissioners?

2. What are the names of such commissioners?

3. Are they Canadian nationals?

4. What were their former occupations, and

where did they reside? _

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Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West): (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

4.

Editorial staff, Evening Telegram, Toronto; Director, Canadian Bureau of Information, New York.

Engineering Dept. Canadian Pacific Rly.; Purchasing Dept., Nat. Transcontinental Rly., Ottawa; Canadian Representative of National Meter Co., New York.

Chief, Markets Extension Division, Dept, of Agriculture, Ottawa.

Imperial Munitions Board, Ottawa.

Assistant Engineer with Construction Co., China; Assistant on Construction, Ontario Hydro-Electric; Canada Cement Co., Montreal.

McColl Bros., Toronto.

Canadian Explosives Ltd., Montreal; Imperial Munitions Board, Ottawa.

Canadian General Electric, Toronto; T. Eaton Company, Toronto.

Attached to law office in Saskatoon and Vancouver; practised law in' Kimberley and Cranbrook, B.C.

Export division, Ford Motor Co.; Secretary to Medical Director, Soldiers' Civil Reestablishment, Ottawa.

Public Library, Calgary; Brewster Transport Co., Banff; H. H. Cooper (wholesale grocers), Edmonton.

General Motors Corporation, Oshawa.

Questions

1. and 2. 3. 4.

United States-Concluded

Los Angeles-Monty, Theodore J. Yes Ford Motor Co. of Canada, Montreal- Dept (Acting Trade Commissioner) Mines, Fisheries and Colonization, Quebec.

Advisory Board on Tariff and Taxation, Ottawa.

Chicago-In charge of chief Clerk of staff, during absence of trade commissioner on special duties in Ottawa.

South Africa:

Johannesburg-Brown, H. Leslie Yes

Cape Town-Macgillivray, John A. Yes

Australia:

Melbourne-Palmer, Frederick Yes

Sydney-Noble, Frederick F. Yes

(Acting Trade Commissioner)

New Zealand:

Auckland-Birkett, C. Blair Yes

(Acting Trade Commissioner)

British West Indies:

Port of Spain, Trinidad-Newman, Yes

Kingston, Jamaica-Fraser, Frank W. Yes India:

Bombay-Sykes, Paul Yes

Newfoundland:

St. John's-Bower, Bichard P. Yes

(Acting Trade Commissioner)

Argentina:

Buenos Aires-Strong, James A. Yes

Depocas, Jean Charles Yes (Asst. Com. Attache)

McCullough, Wilfred B. Yes (Asst. Commercial Attache)

Brazil:

Rio de Janeiro-Glass, Lester S. Yes

Belanger, Maurice Yes

Canning Company, Vancouver; High School Staff Alberta and British Columbia.

Reporter, Kingston Standard; Editor, Queen's University Journal; Canadian Pacific Rly, Montreal; Telephone Co. Mtl.

Toronto Structural Steel Co., Toronto; Freeman Bros. Halifax; Asst. Editor "Contract Record" & "Electrical News" (Maclean Publications) Toronto.

Teacher, University of California; Clerk with Financial Brokers, Vancouver; Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Ottawa.

Asst. Engineer, Bell Telephone Co., Montreal; Asst. Engineer, Canada Paper Co., Windsor Mills; B. H. Porteous & Co. (Brokers) Montreal.

Advertising and publicity experience in Winnipeg.

Forest Products Laboratories, Montreal; Office Manager, Publishers Paper Co., New York City; Ironsides Board Corpn., Norwich, Conn., Clarke Bros. Paper Mills, Coldbrook, N.B.

Asst, to Editor, "Canada Year Book," Ottawa. (Dominion Bureau of Statistics.)

Manitoba Paper Co., Pine Falls; Hudson's Bay Co., Winnipeg; Northern Office Equipment Co., Winnipeg.

Foreign Exchange Dept., Bank of Montreal.

Highways Dept., Quebec city; Price Bros., Isle Maligne; Anglo-Canadian Pulp & Paper, Quebec.

Department of Agriculture, Fredericton.

Secretary-Treasurer, Municipal District, Edmonton; Assistant Geologist on Survey.

Hugh Carson Company, Ottawa; Technical Translator, Privy Council office, Ottawa.

Chile:

Santiago-Vechsler, M. Jack Yes Customs Examining Officer, Montreal; Department of National Revenue, Ottawa.

Colombia:

Bogota-Stewart, Max T. Yes Imperial Varnish & Colour Co., Toronto; Harris

(Acting Trade Commissioner) Abattoir Co., Toronto; General Motors Corporation, Walkerville, Ont.

Questions

1. and 2. 3. 4.Cuba: Havana-Mutter, J. Lindsay Yes Employed with the Corporation of Wentworth county.Egypt: Cairo-Grew, Richard Yes Empire Cotton Mills, Welland, Ont.Mexico: Mexico City-Bissett, Clifford S Yes Business, legal and export sales experience, Edmonton, Alberta.Peru: Lima-Stark, William G. Yes With brokerage firm in Toronto; Ontario Department of Education; Bank of Nova Scotia; brokerage firm in London, England; industrial research work with university of Toronto.REFUGEES Mr. DORION: SELECTIVE SERVICE AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE OFFICES IN QUEBEC1. How many refugees have entered Canada since September 3, 1939?2. What were their countries of origin?3. Have all such refugees remained here?4. Did any of them return to Europe?5. If so, how many?6. How many permits have been issued by the Minister of Mines and Resources, or by any person authorized by him, under order in council P.C. 9440, December 10, 1943?

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February 11, 1944