February 11, 1949

IMMIGRATION

ADMISSION OF DISPLACED PERSONS-MEMBERS OF PROFESSIONAL GROUPS


On the orders of the day:


SC

Frederick Davis Shaw

Social Credit

Mr. F. D. Shaw (Red Deer):

I should like

to direct a question to the Minister of Mines and Resources. Unfortunately I was able to send notice to him only at a late hour. Is consideration being given to liberalizing existing immigration regulations to permit the admission to Canada of displaced persons who belong to the professional groups?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ADMISSION OF DISPLACED PERSONS-MEMBERS OF PROFESSIONAL GROUPS
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

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

I received a copy of the

question just before coming into the chamber. I think it is generally understood how difficult it is to act effectively, especially with regard to two of the classes which come within the category mentioned by the hon. member-dentists and doctors. Those professions largely control the naming of those who will be eligible to practise in Canada. A few such immigrants have been allowed to come to Canada as labourers, or, in other cases, as assistants to medical men. I may say, however, that the matter is being given serious consideration.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ADMISSION OF DISPLACED PERSONS-MEMBERS OF PROFESSIONAL GROUPS
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

AIRPORT SOUTH OF PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Calvert Charlton Miller

Progressive Conservative

Mr. C. C. Miller (Portage la Prairie):

I

should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. Some transfer of authority is taking place affecting the airport south of Portage la Prairie. I should like the minister to indicate what the plans of the government are with regard to this matter; in particular whether the airport will be reopened for training purposes, or whether other expansion is contemplated.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AIRPORT SOUTH OF PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxion (Minister of National Defence):

I shall be glad to look into the

matter and give my hon. friend an answer later.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AIRPORT SOUTH OF PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE
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SAM CARR

STATEMENT AS TO CHARGE TO BE PREFERRED UNDER THE CRIMINAL CODE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to announce that Mr. Sam Carr is now in custody in Ottawa and will be brought before a magistrate in this city tomorrow. He will probably be remanded for one week. In anticipation of Mr. Carr's return we had retained Mr. John Cartwright, K.C., of Toronto to act as government counsel in this case. The charge with which we propose to proceed is that of conspiracy to commit forgery. This is under section 573 of the Criminal Code, and carries a maximum sentence of seven years. The alleged offence occurred in connection with the renewal of a Canadian passport issued to one Witczak and taken from him and used by an international spy posing under his name.

Topic:   SAM CARR
Subtopic:   STATEMENT AS TO CHARGE TO BE PREFERRED UNDER THE CRIMINAL CODE
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SOCIAL SECURITY

QUESTION AS TO PROVISION FOR INCAPACITATED PERSONS


On the orders of the day:


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Mr. W. Chester S. McLure@Queens

desire to direct a question to the Minister of Health and Welfare. Has anything been done for the incapacitated people in Canada so as to give some relief and some social security to these unfortunate deserving people?

Topic:   SOCIAL SECURITY
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO PROVISION FOR INCAPACITATED PERSONS
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Marlin (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

I think the hon. gentleman would be the first to admit the general character of his question. I cannot of course say what is being done, other than by the government of Canada, for the people concerned. I may say that much is being done for those who are incapacitated for one

Newfoundland

reason or another. I would call the attention of the hon. gentleman to the provisions that are made in the national health plan to cover tubercular patients, and persons suffering from cancer, arthritis, poliomyelitis, mental disease, and so on. I am sure the hon. member will appreciate the very wide scope of the services covered by these grants.

Topic:   SOCIAL SECURITY
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO PROVISION FOR INCAPACITATED PERSONS
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NEWFOUNDLAND

February 11, 1949