On the orders of the day:
Mr. LIGUORI LACOMBE (Laval-Two-Mountains)i: Mr. Speaker, I gave notice to the Minister of Justice that I would ask this afternoon the three following questions. First:
(Translation): Has the Department of
Justice been informed that members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been arrested on the order of the attorney general of Quebec, and charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of young Georges Guenette, of St. Lambert de Levis?
Hon. LOUIS S. ST. LAURENT (Minister of Justice) (Translation): I have been advised by the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, on Friday last, May 19, that a complaint had been lodged against a constable of the mounted police and against a special constable employed by that body since December, 1943. The complaint was lodged by a member of the provincial police. We have no official information to the effect that he was acting on the instructions of the attorney general of the province of Quebec, but we have reason to believe that such is the case. The preliminary hearing had first been postponed till to-day and I understand that it has been further adjourned to June 1,
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