Mr. J. G. DIEFENBAKER (Lake Centre):
I do not know to whom I should direct this question, whether to the Minister of Mines and Resources, the Secretary of State or the Minister of Justice. It has to do with the conviction a few days ago of a British war bride for an offence contrary to the Indian Act, in the matter of an infraction of the liquor regulations. The question I wish to ask is this. In view of this anomaly having arisen and this woman having been declared to have the nationality of her husband by reason of marriage, is consideration being given to the amendment of the Citizenship Act to remove this anomaly, or in any event to grant this woman a free pardon?
Subtopic: CONVICTION OP BRITISH WAR BRIDE UNDER LIQUOR REGULATIONS