June 26, 1944

* SECRET ORGANIZATION TO CREATE SEPARATE STATE IN QUEBEC AND PARTS OF ONTARIO

LPP

Mr. ROSE:

Labour Progressive

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.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

That is, by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Mr. ST. LAURENT: Yes.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Mr. Speaker, with your permission, because of the statement made in the other place by an hon. member of that body holding a very high nnsition in the public life of Canada, and the

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assertions which he there and then made, may I ask whether the minister is not of the opinion that a royal commission should be set up to investigate the whole problem and report to the people of Canada?

Mr. ST. LAURENT: The Minister of Justice is not of that opinion.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

That is the answer.

Total

CANADA 3,409,911

Prince Edward Island 30,484

Nova Scotia 179,559

New Brunswick 155,319

Quebec 1,133,137

*Ontario 988,933

"Manitoba 204,684

Saskatchewan 286,821

Alberta 243,547

British Columbia 187,427

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MANUFACTURE OF ALCOHOL AND SUGAR FROM SAWDUST

NAT

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

National Government

1. Are there any plants in Canada engaged in making alcohol and sugar from sawdust?

2. If so, where are they located?

3. Are they in full production?

4. If not, when will they be in full production? .

5. Are the plants owned by the government or under government control?

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LIB

Mr. MICHAUD: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. No.

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

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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

PERMITS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF GRAIN ELEVATORS AND STORAGE PLANTS

LIB

Mr. FERLAND:

Liberal

1. Has the construction controller granted any permits for the construction of grain elevators and grain storage plants?

2. If so, (a) to what persons or companies; (!b) in what localities; (c) at what dates?

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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT-REQUESTS FOR CLEAR TITLES WITHOUT FURTHER PAYMENTS

SC

Mr. FAIR:

Social Credit

1. From January 1, 1943, to May 31, 1944, how many requests from, (a) organizations; (b) individuals, have been received by the Prime Minister, the Minister of Mines and Resources, the director of soldier settlement and Veterans' Land Act, or any other department of the government, asking that veterans IMr. R. B. Hanson.]

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POPULATION-CHILDREN

NAT

Herbert Alexander Bruce

National Government

Mr. BRUCE:

How many children are there in each province of Canada, (a) under six years of age; (b) .between six and less than ten years old; (c) between ten and less than thirteen years old; (d) between thirteen and less than sixteen years old?

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

0-5 6-9 10-12 13-151,256,379 837,287 661,653 654,59211,456 7,727 5,736 5,56569,083 44,371 33,516 32,58959,775 38,195 28,834 28,515422,419 278,956 218,337 213,425357,083 242,356 194,975 194,51973,853 50,030 39,780 41,021102,195 70,991 56,772 56,86390,036 60,713 47,201 45,59770,479 43,948 36,502 36,498

of great war one who now hold land under contract with the soldier settlement -board be given clear titles without further payments?

2. During the same period, how many letters or other communications were received by the director or other departments of the government stating that if clear titles, as above requested, were granted, requests for refunds by those who have already paid up or are continuing to make payments, would be made?

3. What are the names and addresses of those from whom such letters and communications have been received?

GENERAL de GAULLE

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INQUIRY AS TO VISIT TO CANADA


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):

In view of the fact that General de Gaulle, head of the French Committee for National Liberation, is said to be expected in Washington between July 6 and July 14, can the Prime Minister inform the house whether or not any arrangements are under way for General de Gaulle to visit Canada while he is on this continent?

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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 would say to my hon. friend that thus far the government has no definite word as to whether or not General de Gaulle will be visiting the United States., As soon as word comes to that effect, if it does, the government will be prepared immediately to consider what invitation should be extended to General de Gaulle to visit Canada.

Department of Reconstruction

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June 26, 1944