July 17, 1946

IND

Frédéric Dorion

Independent

Mr. DORION:

I was paired with the hon. member for Kamouraska (Mr. Marquis). Had I voted I would have voted for the motion.

Topic:   REGIONAL RECONSTRUCTION COUNCILS-REPORTS TO DEPARTMENT -
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PC

William Alexander McMaster

Progressive Conservative

Mr. McMASTER:

I was paired with the hon. member for Champlain (Mr. Brunelle). Had I voted I would have voted for the motion.

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IND

Liguori Lacombe

Independent

Mr. LACOMBE:

I was paired with the hon. member for Terrebonne (Mr. Bertrand). Had I voted I would have voted for the motion.

Militia Pension Act

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PC

Joseph Warner Murphy

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MURPHY:

I was paired with the hon. member for Charlotte (Mr. Stuart). Had I voted I would have voted for the motion.

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MILITIA PENSION ACT

AMENDMENT TO REVISE AND ENLARGE EXISTING PROVISIONS


Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of National Defence) moved the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution: That it is expedient to bring in a measure to amend the Militia Pension Act to bring up to date the existing provisions of the Act and to provide that time served on active service be included in the pensionable term of service of persons appointed to the permanent force prior to the first of April, 1946; and also to add a new part to the Act, respecting pensions, allowances and gratuities, applicable to all persons joining the permanent force after the 31st of March, 1946, and to those persons coming under the present Act, who may, instead of remaining thereunder, elect to come under the new part. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


FEDERAL DISTRICT COMMISSION

PROVISION FOR ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONERS, TRANSFER OF CERTAIN JURISDICTION, AND GRANTING OF MONEYS


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING ' (Prime Minister) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution: That it is expedient to present a measure to amend the Federal District Commission Act, 1927, to provide for the appointment of fifteen commissioners (in lieu of ten), also for the transfer to the president of the privy council of certain jurisdiction over the commission and to provide further for the granting of moneys by the payment of grants or otherwise, for the purposes of the commission. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT

ESPIONAGE-INQUIRY AS TO CERTAIN PERSONS CONNECTED WITH A FOREIGN EMBASSY


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Peel):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the Prime Minister. The final report of the commission on espionage named certain persons connected with the embassy of a foreign

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government. I wish to ask the Prime Minister who, if any, of these persons are still here, what is the recognized diplomatic procedure in such cases, and is the government invoking such procedure in these instances?

Topic:   OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT
Subtopic:   ESPIONAGE-INQUIRY AS TO CERTAIN PERSONS CONNECTED WITH A FOREIGN EMBASSY
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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):

Mr. Speaker, my hon.

friend gave me notice of his question. The report names seventeen persons, I understand, as members of the Soviet embassy staff who were engaged in inadmissible activities. This appears under section 11(7) of the report of the royal commission. Of those seventeen I understand eleven had left this country before the report itself was published. I have assurances that the remaining number will be leaving immediately at the instance of the Soviet government.

Topic:   OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT
Subtopic:   ESPIONAGE-INQUIRY AS TO CERTAIN PERSONS CONNECTED WITH A FOREIGN EMBASSY
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PC

Karl Kenneth Homuth

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HOMUTH:

Is there no prosecution?

Topic:   OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT
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EMPIRE TRADE

REPORTED MEETING THIS AUTUMN ON QUESTION OF PREFERENCES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HOWARD GREEN (Vancouver-South) :

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce. A Canadian Press dispatch published this morning indicates that a conference may be held this fall to consider the whole question of' empire trade preferences. Will the minister make a statement in that regard?

Topic:   EMPIRE TRADE
Subtopic:   REPORTED MEETING THIS AUTUMN ON QUESTION OF PREFERENCES
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July 17, 1946