Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice):
I should like to make a correction to an answer which I gave yesterday, as reported at page 128 of Hansard. The hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles) yesterday asked me a question without previous notice. When the Hansard proof came to my office for correction I realized that I had mistaken the question asked by the hon. member as dealing with the flat glass report rather than with the match report to which it did refer.
The answer I gave yesterday was quite correct in relation to the flat glass industry. The situation with respect to the match report is as follows: In accordance with the usual
procedure, the match report, after being considered by the law officers of the Department of Justice, was submitted to outside counsel on February 6, 1950, for an opinion as to whether prosecution is warranted. It is expected that this opinion will be received in the near future.
Subtopic: FLAT GLASS AND MATCH INDUSTRIES
Sub-subtopic: REFERENCE TO ANSWER TO QUESTION ON FEBRUARY 22