April 29, 1947

READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION

PETITION FROM FOUR PARISHES PROTESTING AGAINST THEIR REMOVAL FROM THE CONSTITUENCY OF TEMISCOUATA

IND

Jean-François Pouliot

Independent Liberal

Mr. JEAN FRANCOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of tabling a petition signed by Reverend E.

Eldorado Mines

Guimont, parish priest of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Isle -Verte, by the mayor of the parish, Mr. Willie Talbot, by Messrs. Leon Theriault and Auguste Cote, and by 881 voters of that parish, who object to the removal of the said parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste de l'Isle Verte from the dominion constituency of Temis-couata.

I have another petition signed by Reverend Philippe Blais, parish priest of Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs de l'Isle Verte, by Mr. Joseph Michaud, former mayor, and the present mayor, as well as by 123 voters of that parish, who object to the removal of the parish of Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs from the dominion constituency of Temiscouata.

I have a third petition signed by Reverend Camille. Lachance, parish priest of Saint-Emile-d'Auclair, by Mr. Adolphe Lavoie and by 214 other voters of that parish, who protest against the removal of the said parish from the dominion constituency of Temiscouata.

Finally, I have a petition signed by Mr. Alphonse Migneault of Saint-Paul-de-la-Croix and by 304 voters of that parish, who object to the removal of the said parish from the dominion constituency of Temiscouata.

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Topic:   READJUSTMENT OF REPRESENTATION
Subtopic:   PETITION FROM FOUR PARISHES PROTESTING AGAINST THEIR REMOVAL FROM THE CONSTITUENCY OF TEMISCOUATA
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ELDORADO MINES

SETTLEMENT OF CIVIL ACTION IN NEW YORK STATE

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply):

On March 13, in reply to a question by the hon. member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefenbaker) referring to the Eldorado Mining and Refining (1944) Limited, I advised the house that a civil action was proceeding in the state of New York. I would now advise the house that on the recommendation of Mr. J. H. Tully, New York counsel, a settlement has been made of the civil action. I should like to table the letter received from Mr. Tully in this connection.

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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Would the minister object to a question arising out of the settlement in connection with the Eldorado matter and the terms set forth in the papers just tabled? Will the minister say what the terms were, and whether any proceedings were instituted against certain Canadians against whom a prosecution was taken and subsequently withdrawn?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

I am sorry, but I have tabled the letter from Mr. Tully which sets out the over-all settlement. It was a payment of about $2,000,000 to Eldorado, partly in cash and money's worth and partly in the return of metals. The exact terms of the settlement

cannot be given, for the reasons I stated before; they involve the purchase by other governments of fissionable material. I think my hon. friend will get the information he wants from Mr. Tully's letter.

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Charles Elwood Stephenson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. STEPHENSON:

Criminal charges

were made against civilians in connection with Eldorado. Will the minister state whether Marcel Pochon was completely exonerated or not?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

I do not know just how a man is exonerated. If a criminal charge is withdrawn it is a clear indication that the state has no charges against him. I do not think you prove a man not guilty.

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Charles Elwood Stephenson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. STEPHENSON:

In view of the fact that charges were laid against him and have been dropped, it puts him in an unfortunate position-

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. The hon. member knows that the purpose of a question is to elicit information and not to give it. The hon. member has put his question and the minister has replied.

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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

I have before me the letter which the minister has tabled, and I should like to ask this question. The letter sets forth that a settlement was made with the following defendants: Boris Pregel, Carl

B. French, Canadian Radium and Uranium Corporation, and International Rare Metals Refinery, Inc. The letter says that there were two other defendants-

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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. The hon. member knows that it is against the rules to read telegrams, letters or newspapers as the basis for a question. If the hon. member wishes to ask a question, I would ask him to do so.

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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Mr. Speaker, may I put it this way. What action is to be taken against Radium Luminous Industries Limited and Marcel Pochon for any balances allegedly due to Eldorado, or are these actions completed as well?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Civil settlement was made with all parties to the dispute, and the matter is closed.

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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

That is the reason I asked these questions.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

That is what the

letter does not sav. The letter says-

Air Services

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April 29, 1947