December 12, 1945

PARLLAMENT HILL-ROADS AND SIDEWALKS

PC

Mr. CHURCH:

Progressive Conservative

1. What is being done to clear the sidewalks and roads on parliament grounds this winter, and who is responsible for this work?

2. How many men and inspectors were engaged daily in snow removal during the recent snowstorms ?

3. Does the government clear the snow from in front of all government buildings and crown property in Ottawa?

4. What modern equipment and plant have they for this work?

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Subtopic:   PARLLAMENT HILL-ROADS AND SIDEWALKS
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. (a) Ploughing, shovelling and hauling of snow; (b) federal district commission.

2. One hundred and one.

3. No.

4. Five motor truck ploughs, three tractor ploughs, two power graders, one bulldozer and five sanding and snow-hauling motor trucks. During large storms, five additional snow-hauling motor trucks are hired.

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Subtopic:   PARLLAMENT HILL-ROADS AND SIDEWALKS
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VETERANS' LAND ACT-PURCHASE OF LAND IN ONTARIO TOWNSHIPS

PC

Mr. MENARY:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many farms did the government purchase for the Veterans' Land Act in the townships of Minto. Maryborough, Peel, Arthur, West Luther, East Luther, West Garafraxa, Erin ?

2. What was the average purchase price in each township?

3. When will these farms be available to

veterans ?

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Subtopic:   VETERANS' LAND ACT-PURCHASE OF LAND IN ONTARIO TOWNSHIPS
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LIB

Mr. TUCKER: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

1. Purchase completed of 9 farms.

2. Minto, $4,500; Maryborough, $4,800; Peel, $4,025; Arthur, -; West Luther, $4,800; East Luther, -; West Garafraxa, *-; Erin, $3,800.

3. Five of the farms have already been disposed of to veterans. The balance are available now.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   VETERANS' LAND ACT-PURCHASE OF LAND IN ONTARIO TOWNSHIPS
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BRITISH COLUMBIA SECURITY COMMISSION- C. VV. VOLGER

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. Has C. W. Volger at anytime been employed by the British Columbia Security Commission?

2. If so, bow long was he so employed?

3. What were his duties with this commission?

4. Is he still in the employ of such commission?

5. If not, when and how were his services terminated, and for what reason?

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Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA SECURITY COMMISSION- C. VV. VOLGER
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LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. From April 1, 1942, to October 16, 1945.

3. April 1, 1942-carpenter, Hastings Park Centre. August 1, 1942-construction foreman, Slocan Project. November 16, 1942-construction foreman, Tashme Project. October 1, 1943-log scaler on wood fuel operations, Tashme Project.

4. No.

5. Employment was terminated by written notice of October 9, 1945, under authority of the commissioner of Japanese placement and effective October 16, 1945. Services were dispensed with upon the recommendation of the supervisor of the Tashme Project, Department of Labour.

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Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA SECURITY COMMISSION- C. VV. VOLGER
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INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL

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Mr. COLD WELL:

1. Has the government of Canada signified its adherence to the agreement setting up the international military tribunal, which was signed by the representatives of United States, France, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union, on August 8, 1945?

2. If not, under what conditions will the trials of persons accused of military atrocities against Canadian nationals be conducted?

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Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Trials of persons accused of violations of the recognized laws and usages of war are being conducted in the European theatre by Canadian military courts convened pursuant to the War Crimes Regulations (Canada) by the general officer commanding the Canadian occupation force in Germany. Cases against particular accused are presented

- to the United Nations War Crimes commission, and if a prima facie case is found to exist, the accused is placed by the commission on the list of war criminals. Moreover, before trial the charges are required to be approved by the Judge Advocate General or his representative.

A military court has been so convened for the trial of Brigadefuhrer (Major General) Kurt Meyer, former commander of the 12th SS Panzer division (Hitler-Jugend). Meyer will stand trial on seven charges having to do with murder of forty-eight Canadian prisoners of war during the fighting in Normandy in June, July and August, 1944. Meyer's trial began at Aurich, Germany, on December 10, 1945.

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Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL MILITARY TRIBUNAL
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

NATIONALIZATION

CCF

Mr. MacINNIS:

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

1. How many naturalization certificates have been revoked in the period September 10, 1939 to August 15, 1945?

2. What was the nationality of the persons whose naturalization certificates were revoked?

3. Has any action been taken to deport such persons to their country of origin?

4. If so, how many such persons are to be deported and what is the nationality in each case?

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Subtopic:   NATIONALIZATION
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CIVIL SERVICE-MERCHANT SEAMEN

IND

Mr. POULIOT:

Independent Liberal

1. Do merchant seamen have preference in the civil service?

2. If so, since when, and what is such preference?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE-MERCHANT SEAMEN
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

SOLDIER SETTLEMENT-ALIEN ENEMY PROPERTY- SASKATCHEWAN

CCF

Joseph William Burton

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. BURTON:

For a copy of all correspondence, bills of sale, applications and other documents in the possession of the Department of 'the Secretary of State, the custodian of enemy alien property and the soldier settlement board, received since the beginning of the war to date, in connection with the sale of N.W. J, section 2, T.P. 41, range 24, W. 2nd, in the province of Saskatchewan.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT-ALIEN ENEMY PROPERTY- SASKATCHEWAN
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December 12, 1945