June 29, 1944

THE ROYAL ASSENT

LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to

inform the house that I have received the following communication:

Ottawa, 28th June, 1944.

Sir:-I have the honour to inform you that the Hon. Thibaudeau Rinfret, Chief Justice of Canada, acting as deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate chamber on Friday, the 30th June, at 5.50 p.m., for the purpose of giving the royal assent to certain bills.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient servant,

F. L. C. Pereira, Assistant Secretary to the Governor General.

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STANDING ORDERS


Second and third reports of standing committee on standing orders.-Mr. Golding.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk)


BEER BOTTLES

NAT

Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

National Government

1. How many, (a) carloads; (b) dozens of empty beer bottles have been shipped out of Nova Scotia under administrator's order No. A-505 of the wartime prices and trade board since it became effective December 11, 1942, stating the places from which such shipments were made?

2. By whom were such shipments made?

3. Has the government or the wartime prices and trade board given consideration to the cancellation of order No. A-505, and if so, what decision has been arrived at?

4. What is the present necessity for continuance in effect of such order?

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Subtopic:   BEER BOTTLES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

1 and 2. (b)

Dozens of

(a) empty

Shipped by Carloads beer

bottles

Gonsumer Bottle Company.. 161 40,250Provincial Bottle Exchange.. 272 108,2503. Since there has been no improvement in the glass situation, the cancellation of order No. A-505 is not under consideration at the present time.

4. There are no beer bottles manufactured in the maritime provinces. Under the provisions of order No. A-505, the local brewers are assured of their requirements of used beer, bottles as they become available within the province, and the balance of bottles remaining after the local requirements have been met, are shipped under permit as nearly as possible on an equitable distribution basis to those breweries in Ontario and Quebec who deliver beer to the maritimes, so that they may be provided with empty bottles with which to fill the quotas of beer set for them by the liquor commissioners of the maritimes.

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Subtopic:   BEER BOTTLES
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MOBILIZATION ACT-ENLISTMENTS, DISCHARGES, ETC.

PC

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many men during each of the months of March, April and May of 1944 have, (a) enlisted for active service in the army; (b) been enrolled under the National Resources Mobilization Act?

2. During each of the said months, how many men have been discharged from the army?

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Subtopic:   MOBILIZATION ACT-ENLISTMENTS, DISCHARGES, ETC.
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LIB

Mr. MACDONALD (Halifax): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. (a) March-According to documents received at the records office up to 22 June, 1944: 3,397 including 389 men previously enrolled as

N.R.M.A. soldiers.

April-According to documents received at the records office up to 22 June, 1944: 4,302 including 1,429 men previously enrolled as N.R.M.A. soldiers.

May-Estimated: 3,800 including 700 men previously enrolled as N.R.M.A. soldiers.

(b) March-According to documents received at the records office up to 22 June, 1944: 1,838.

April-According to documents received at the records office up to 22 June, 1944: 1,552.

May-Estimated: 2,000.

2. March-According to documents received at the records office up to 22 June, 1944: 5,634.

April-According to documents received at the records office up to 22 June, 1944: 5,111.

May-Estimated: 5,000.

Note.-Figures for the month of May have been estimated to allow for the proportion of documents pertaining to that month still outstanding at the 22 June, 1944.

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Subtopic:   MOBILIZATION ACT-ENLISTMENTS, DISCHARGES, ETC.
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MOBILIZATION ACT-ABSENTEES AND DESERTERS

PC

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many absentees and deserters, by provinces or military districts, have been located since the 1st of May, 1944, as a result of the sending out of letters to the next of kin seeking information regarding the men involved?

2. How many letters were sent out, and in how many cases were replies received?

Questions

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Subtopic:   MOBILIZATION ACT-ABSENTEES AND DESERTERS
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LIB

William Chisholm Macdonald (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Halifax):

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1 and 2. Letters Replies No. ofMilitary district or command despatched received men locatedOntario- Borden .. Nil No next-of-km residing in area NilPetawawa .. 30 7 NilM.D.l-See note (a) below .. Nil Nil NilM.D.2 .. 70 7 1M.D.3-See note (b) below .. 40 5 1Quebec-* M.D.4 .. 2,727 355 147M.D. 5 .. 1,348 300 130Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island- M.D. 6 .. 160 112 96New Brunswick- M.D. 7 .. 1,668 83 87Manitoba- " M.D. 10-See note (c) below .. 593 147 66British Columbia-[DOT] Pacific Command .. 180 41 15

Saskatchewan

M.D. 12 .. 250 93 100

Alberta-

M.D. 13 .. 438 190 135- - -Totals .. 7,504 1,340 778 See note (d) below.

Note

(a) The details respecting each absentee or deserter in M.D. 1 are being checked. Pending such check no letters have been dispatched from that district.

(b) A small part of northwestern Quebec is in M.D. 3.

(c) A small part of northwestern Ontario is in M.D. 10.

(d) Not included in this number are a number of men who have surrendered since the sending out of these letters. It is not know whether they did so as a result of the letters.

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* DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR-R. M. CHARPENTIER

IND

Mr. DORION:

Independent

1. Since January 1, 1940, has R. M. Charpen-tier been in the employ of the Department of Labour, or rendered any services to the said department, or received any money from the said department for any reason?

2. If so, (a) when; (b) under what conditions; (c) what was his remuneration?

Mr. MARTIN;

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   * DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR-R. M. CHARPENTIER
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VETERANS GUARD-RESERVE UNITS


Mr. ROSS (Souris); 1. Are reserve units of the veterans guard being disbanded? 2. If so, as at what date, and for what reasons? Mr. MACDONALD (Halifax); 1. Yes. Fifteen reserve companies of the veterans guard have been disbanded. 2. They were disbanded effective 15 May, 1944. The reason for the disbandment of these units was that they were either dormant or operating at low strength.


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June 29, 1944