December 12, 1945

LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

Mr. Speaker, in acceding to this motion it is understood that it is done with the usual reservations.

Return tabled.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT-ALIEN ENEMY PROPERTY- SASKATCHEWAN
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DOMINION ELECTIONS-MELVILLE, SASK.

CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

For a copy of the evidence given at the public inquiry into the alleged irregularities of poll 50 in Melville constituency during the 1945 general election.

Business oj the House

Topic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS-MELVILLE, SASK.
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SERVICE PERSONNEL

QUESTION AS TO CANADIAN PRESS CORRESPONDENTS BOARDING TROOP SHIPS IN NEW TORK HARBOUR


On the orders of the day:


PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I had a question which I wished to direct to the Minister of National Defence, but in his absence I saw the Minister of Veterans Affairs (Mr. Mackenzie) just before entering the house and he thought that lhe could answer it. In view of the fact that representatives of Canadian newspapers were not permitted to board the Queen Elizabeth when she docked in New York harbour last week, with thousands of returning Canadian soldiers and airmen aboard, will the government take steps to gain permission for representatives of Canadian newspapers to board ships arriving in New York harbour with returning Canadian service personnel aboard?

Topic:   SERVICE PERSONNEL
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO CANADIAN PRESS CORRESPONDENTS BOARDING TROOP SHIPS IN NEW TORK HARBOUR
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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):

Obviously I am not in a position to state that Canadian correspondents were not permitted to go aboard the ship. Certainly if others were permitted to go aboard, Canadian correspondents should have been granted the same permission. There may be some important regulations that govern in this matter. The government will look into the matter at once and I shall ask the Minister of National Defence to make a reply later.

Topic:   SERVICE PERSONNEL
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO CANADIAN PRESS CORRESPONDENTS BOARDING TROOP SHIPS IN NEW TORK HARBOUR
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PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRACKEN:

That is satisfactory.

Topic:   SERVICE PERSONNEL
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO CANADIAN PRESS CORRESPONDENTS BOARDING TROOP SHIPS IN NEW TORK HARBOUR
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

CANADIAN FLAG


On the orders of the day:


PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition):

I have a question to ask with

respect to unfinished business at this late date in the session. One has to do with the Canadian flag. I understand that when a reference is made to a committee and the committee's work is not finished, the reference lapses. Is it the intention of the government to reorganize the flag committee next year in conformity with the recommendation of the committee?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   CANADIAN FLAG
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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):

The answer is yes.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   CANADIAN FLAG
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EXTRADITION-ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES


On the orders of the day:


PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition):

There is one other item of unfinished business about which I wish to ask a

question, namely, the extradition treaty. Is it the intention of the government to give the house an opportunity to discuss the report of the committee dealing with the extradition treaty. Perhaps the Minister of Justice can answer.

Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Minister of Justice): I understand that the committee

has heard evidence and is reporting the evidence and recommending that the government give further consideration to the treaty and protocol, but that has not yet been done. There will not be, I understand from the report, an opportunity for the house to discuss the matter at this session, but the evidence taken and the recommendations of the committee will, in accordance with what I understand to be the practice, be considered by the government, whose decision will be announced as soon as it can be reached if the house happens to be then in session.

Topic:   EXTRADITION-ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES
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PC

John Bracken (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BRACKEN:

There is no thought of

making provision for discussing the report at this session?

Mr. ST. LAURENT: No, I do not think

there will be any opportunity for doing that this session. I think it desirable that consideration be given to the recommendation of the committee before making it the subject of discussion leading to a decision.

Mr. HACIvETT: May I ask the Minister of Justice if it is not the policy of the government to afford to the house an opportunity for discussion of the subject matter of a treaty before it is made? I shall not read into the record the attitude of the Prime Minister as set forth in Hansard of February 8, 1932, volume 1, page 46, in which he stated most emphatically that it was the position of the government-

Topic:   EXTRADITION-ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. The question of the hon. gentleman should be brief and to the point.

Topic:   EXTRADITION-ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES
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PC

John Thomas Hackett

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HACKETT:

I will ask the minister if it is not the intention of the government to afford an opportunity to discuss the question of this treaty before it is renegotiated.

Mr. ST. LAURENT: The policy of the government has been exhibited by its conduct in connection with this treaty. The protocol was signed and then the treaty and protocol were submitted to the house for its consideration before ratification. Then the matter was referred to the committee on external affairs, where evidence was taken. As I said a few moments ago, a decision has not yet been made by the government on the report of the

Supply-Justice

committee. As soon as a decision is reached on the report of the committee, it will be announced.

Topic:   EXTRADITION-ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES
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December 12, 1945