1. Is the Minister of Justice aware of the existence of a secret organization in Canada, plotting to create a separate corporatist state within the province of Quebec and parts of Ontario?
2. If so, what steps have been or are being taken to investigate such organization?
3. What is the name of such organization?
Mr. ST. LAURENT: Perhaps I might be allowed to deal with this question orally. As the first question is framed, the answer must necessarily be in the negative. As Minister of Justice I am certainly not aware of the existence of a secret organization in Canada plotting to create a separate corporatist state within the province of Quebec and parts of Ontario. As the other two questions are predicated upon there being an affirmative answer to the first, no answer would be possible.
Assuming that the hon. member is referring to some recent assertions or rumours, I may say that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have always investigated with the utmost diligence all assertions or rumours as to the existence of any subversive organization anywhere in Canada, and they are continuing to do so. No evidence has been found of the existence of any organization plotting to create a separate corporatist state in Quebec or any other part of Canada.
Subtopic: * SECRET ORGANIZATION TO CREATE SEPARATE STATE IN QUEBEC AND PARTS OF ONTARIO