April 2, 1947

PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. FULTON (Kamloops):

I should like to ask a question of the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Has Mr. John Grierson applied to the Canadian government for a diplomatic passport, as adviser to the director of UNESCO, or has he made any

Inquiries of the Ministry

approaches to any department in that regard? If he has, what will be the government's attitude with respect to such application?

Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Secretary of State for External Affairs): The answer is no. There has been no application for a diplomatic passport, but it is customary to accord diplomatic immunities to officials of the united nations, and Mr. Grierson will be treated in that regard in the same way as other officials of the united nations.

Topic:   UNITED NATIONS
Subtopic:   JOHN GRIERSON-QUESTION AS TO APPLICATION FOR DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT
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CANADIAN REPRESENTATION AT MOSCOW


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Peel):

I wish to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Is there any change contemplated with respect to Canada's representation at Moscow? I ask the question because the Under Secretary of State for External Affairs indicated that he was hoping for an appointment very soon either to China or to Russia, and I should think the latter is the only one which might conceivably be open.

Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Secretary of State for External Affairs): I am not sure that the words "very soon" were in the statement made by the under secretary of state. I understood it to be the expression of a pious hope. I am afraid that the under secretary will have to resign himself to the position he now occupies for some considerable time; at least, that is my hope, if I am to remain in the office.

Topic:   CANADIAN REPRESENTATION AT MOSCOW
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INQUIRY OF THE MINISTRY

DATE OF HALIFAX BY-ELECTION


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Clarence Gillis

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

Mr. CLARENCE GILLIS (Cape Breton South):

I wish to direct a question to the acting leader of the government. It arises out of some anxiety in Halifax as to whether the government is in a position to indicate approximately on what date the Halifax by-election might take place.

Right Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Secretary of State for External Affairs): Although I do not like to use this form, I think I shall have to use it on this occasion and say that the intentions of the government in that regard will be made known in due course.

Topic:   INQUIRY OF THE MINISTRY
Subtopic:   DATE OF HALIFAX BY-ELECTION
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GRAYDON:

Can the minister indicate whether the government has had a late meteorological report on the conditions of the weather in Halifax?

Mr. ST. LAURENT: The answer is, no.

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Topic:   INQUIRY OF THE MINISTRY
Subtopic:   DATE OF HALIFAX BY-ELECTION
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RENT CONTROL

PRESS REPORT OF TEN PER CENT INCREASE


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. STANLEY KNOWLES (Winnipeg North Centre):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Finance. Has his attention been drawn to a report in today's issue of the Montreal Gazette to the effect that a ten per cent increase in rent is to be announced on Thursday? Is that report true or false?

Topic:   RENT CONTROL
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT OF TEN PER CENT INCREASE
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of Finance):

I have not seen the report.

Topic:   RENT CONTROL
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT OF TEN PER CENT INCREASE
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

Is it true or false?

Topic:   RENT CONTROL
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT OF TEN PER CENT INCREASE
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order.

Topic:   RENT CONTROL
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT OF TEN PER CENT INCREASE
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

This is not a radio programme.

Topic:   RENT CONTROL
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT OF TEN PER CENT INCREASE
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EMERGENCY POWERS

CONTINUATION OF CERTAIN ORDERS AND REGULATIONS


The house resumed from Tuesday, April 1, consideration of the motion of Mr. Usley for the second reading of Bill No. 104, to provide for the continuation of certain orders and regulations of the governor in council for a limited period during the national emergency arising out of the war, and the amendment thereto of Mr. Fleming.


April 2, 1947