January 29, 1948

INDIAN AFFAIRS

NEWSPAPER REPORT OF ULTIMATUM SENT BY "NATIONAL INDIAN GOVERNMENT"


On the orders of the day:


IND

Jean-François Pouliot

Independent Liberal

Mr. JEAN FRANCOIS POULIOT (Tem-iscouata):

Mr. Speaker, in this morning's Montreal Gazette there is a news item by Arthur Blakely headed "Ultimatum Sent Ottawa Palefaces by 'National Indian Government' ". I am wondering if we are to have a war following this ultimatum, whether it will be a civil war or war with a foreign country.

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NEWSPAPER REPORT OF ULTIMATUM SENT BY "NATIONAL INDIAN GOVERNMENT"
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IND

Jean-François Pouliot

Independent Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Will the Secretary of State be kind enough to inform the house of the answer that has been given to the ultimatum of the Indian government of Loretteville, Quebec, to the palefaces at Ottawa?

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NEWSPAPER REPORT OF ULTIMATUM SENT BY "NATIONAL INDIAN GOVERNMENT"
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LIB

James Allison Glen (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. GLEN (Minister of Mines and Resources):

Mr. Speaker, I believe the question is addressed to me. I have just seen the article in the newspaper a copy of which the hon. member submitted to me. I shall look at it again and decide what the reply will be.

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NEWSPAPER REPORT OF ULTIMATUM SENT BY "NATIONAL INDIAN GOVERNMENT"
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GRAYDON:

Do Indians not come under the Minister of Trade and Commerce?

Topic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   NEWSPAPER REPORT OF ULTIMATUM SENT BY "NATIONAL INDIAN GOVERNMENT"
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HONG KONG

WAR OFFICE REPORT-REQUEST FOR TABLING OF DREW CORRESPONDENCE

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 Prime Minister. In his absence perhaps the Secretary of State for External Affairs will take note of it and give consideration to it. It arises out of a statement which came over the wires this morning. In view of the report released by the war office in London today with regard to the Hong Kong incident, and the reference contained in this report to Canadian forces in that area at the time, will the Prime Minister now table the Drew correspondence which he agreed to table on July 14, 1942, and which has not been tabled to date?

Topic:   HONG KONG
Subtopic:   WAR OFFICE REPORT-REQUEST FOR TABLING OF DREW CORRESPONDENCE
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PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO FUEL OIL SUPPLIES


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):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct

a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce? Has his attention been called to the fact that the customers of a fuel company in Ottawa today received notice that their supplies of furnace oil cannot be continued? If so, can the minister indicate whether any steps will be taken to conserve the supply now in hand, or what will be done to meet the crisis?

Topic:   PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO FUEL OIL SUPPLIES
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

The situation has

been called to my attention. The facts are that the company in question entered into contracts with its customers but failed to enter into contracts with its own supplier.

Topic:   PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO FUEL OIL SUPPLIES
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PC

John Ritchie MacNicol

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacNICOL:

It would not likely be

one of the large companies.

Topic:   PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO FUEL OIL SUPPLIES
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CCF

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

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

It is the F. W. Argue

Company.

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Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO FUEL OIL SUPPLIES
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

It is difficult for the government to help enforce a contract that does not exist, and difficult for the government to find oil when all oil is under great demand. I think the customers had a right to expect that the company in question would exercise usual business prudence and contract for its supplies from a reliable refiner. My officers are attempting to help in obtaining supplies, but it is doubtful whether any solution of the situation is possible.

Topic:   PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO FUEL OIL SUPPLIES
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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 the government not

considering rationing?

Topic:   PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO FUEL OIL SUPPLIES
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VEGETABLES

January 29, 1948