March 22, 1950

SC

Mr. Quelch:

Social Credit

1. How many inspectors are employed by the Canadian wheat board in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba?

2. Is a Mr. R. Mahoney, formerly manager of the Manitoba wheat pool, still employed by the wheat board? If so, in what capacity?

Topic:   WHEAT BOARD
Subtopic:   INSPECTORS IN ALBERTA, SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA R. MAHONEY
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LIB

Mr. Mcllrailh: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. 11.

2. No.

Topic:   WHEAT BOARD
Subtopic:   INSPECTORS IN ALBERTA, SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA R. MAHONEY
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YACHT "SANS PEUR"

POST-WAR DISPOSITION OF FURNISHINGS

CCF

Mr. Herridge:

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

1. Was the Duke of Sutherland's yacht Sans Peur requisitioned by the Canadian government for service in world war II?

2. If so, was this yacht delivered to Canadian government completely furnished with silverware, crockery, linen, rugs, and furniture?

3. Were these furnishings returned to the owner when the vessel was returned?

4. If not, what disposition was made of these furnishings?

5. Was compensation paid to the owner for loss or damage, if any, of these furnishings?

Topic:   YACHT "SANS PEUR"
Subtopic:   POST-WAR DISPOSITION OF FURNISHINGS
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LIB

Mr. Blanchette: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. No. The Sans Peur was chartered from the British ministry of war transport, from whom the ship was subsequently purchased by this department.

2. No. Only crockery and furniture used by the ship's officers and crew were taken over with the ship.

3. No. See answers to Nos. 1 and 2.

4. Crockery and furniture taken over with the ship were used in the ship or elsewhere in the naval service.

5. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   YACHT "SANS PEUR"
Subtopic:   POST-WAR DISPOSITION OF FURNISHINGS
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U.S.S.R. EMBASSY IN CANADA PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES

PC

Mr. Adamson:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many persons enjoying diplomatic privileges are accredited to the embassy of the U.S.S.R. in Canada?

2. What privileges- and- immunities do they enjoy?

3. What restrictions, if any, are placed on their movements in Canada?

4. What are their names?

Topic:   U.S.S.R. EMBASSY IN CANADA PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
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LIB

Mr. Pearson: (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. Eight.

2. The immunities and privileges prescribed by international law, namely: immunity of domicile and from criminal and civil jurisdiction; general exemption from direct and personal taxation, where such exemption is administratively feasible.

3. They are not, of course, permitted to visit classified establishments and areas such as

Chalk River. Moreover, since our service attaches in the Soviet union are not invited to certain soviet military functions, we have reciprocated by placing similar restrictions on soviet service attaches in Canada.

4. Mr. Mikhail V. Degtiar, counsellor and charge d'affaires ad interim; Mr. Alexei Sokolov, first secretary; Lt.-Col. Grigori Volochko, assistant military attache; Mr. V. P. Bourdine, second secretary; Mr. Dmitri Moussine, second secretary; Capt. Ivan V. Poupychev, assistant military attache; Mr. Pavel Komine, attache; Mr. Valentin Voro-biev, attache.

Topic:   U.S.S.R. EMBASSY IN CANADA PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
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FOREIGN LEGATIONS IN CANADA

PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES

PC

Mr. Adamson:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many persons enjoying diplomatic privileges are accredited to the legations of each of the following countries (a) Hungary; (b) Bulgaria; (c) Roumania; (d) Albania; (e) Czechoslovakia; (f) Poland; (g) Yugoslavia?

2. What immunities and privileges do they enjoy?

3. What restrictions, if any, are placed on their movements in Canada?

Topic:   FOREIGN LEGATIONS IN CANADA
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
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LIB

Mr. Pearson: (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. (a) Hungary, nil; (b) Bulgaria, nil; (c) Roumania, nil; (d) Albania, nil; (e) Czechoslovakia, 2; (f) Poland, 4; (g) Yugoslavia, 5.

2. The immunities and privileges prescribed by international law, namely: immunity of domicile and from criminal and civil jurisdiction; general exemption from direct and personal taxation, where such exemption is administratively feasible.

3. Entrance to classified establishments and areas is by invitation only and the Canadian authorities naturally exercise discretion in issuing such invitations.

Topic:   FOREIGN LEGATIONS IN CANADA
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
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TRADE OR CULTURAL AGENCIES OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES IN CANADA

PC

Mr. Adamson:

Progressive Conservative

1. What known trade, cultural or any other agencies of the following countries are currently operating in Canada (a) U.S.S.R.; (b) Hungary; (c) Bulgaria; (d) Albania; (e) Roumania; (f) Czechoslovakia; (g) Poland; (h) Yugoslavia?

2. What is the stated function of each agency, and to what country is it accredited?

3. How many personnel does each employ?

Topic:   TRADE OR CULTURAL AGENCIES OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES IN CANADA
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LIB

Mr. Pearson: (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. The U.S.S.R., Czechoslovakia, Poland and Yugoslavia maintain diplomatic missions in Canada. The normal activities of such missions include the development of trade and cultural relations with the country to which they are accredited. Hungary, Bulgaria, Albania and Roumania do not maintain official establishments of any kind in Canada. Poland maintains consulates in Montreal and Winnipeg. Czechoslovakia has a consulate general

in Montreal. Their activities include trade questions and normal consular affairs. In addition, the official Soviet government press agency, Tass, maintains a representative in Ottawa.

2. The function of the diplomatic missions is that of facilitating the conduct of relations between their countries and Canada. The consulates are responsible for the carrying out of normal consular duties, which include trade questions and looking after the legitimate interests of the nationals of these countries in Canada.

3. The diplomatic staff of the U.S.S.R. embassy numbers 8, and the non-diplomatic staff 15. The diplomatic staff of the Polish legation numbers 3 and the non-diplomatic staff 4. The consular staff of Poland numbers 2, and the clerical staff employed in the Polish consulates at Montreal and Winnipeg numbers 3. The diplomatic staff of the Czechoslovak legation numbers 2, and the non-diplomatic staff 3. The consular staff of Czechoslovakia is 1. The diplomatic staff of the Yugoslav legation numbers 5, and the non-diplomatic staff, 5.

Topic:   TRADE OR CULTURAL AGENCIES OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES IN CANADA
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FOREIGN CONSULAR OFFICIALS IN CANADA

PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES

PC

Mr. Adamson:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many consular officials are accredited to each of the following countries (a) U.S.S.R.; (b) Hungary; (c) Bulgaria; (d) Albania; (e) Roumania; (f) Czechoslovakia; (g) Poland; (h) Yugoslavia?

2. What privileges and immunities do they enjoy?

3. What restrictions, if any, are placed on their movements in Canada?

Topic:   FOREIGN CONSULAR OFFICIALS IN CANADA
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
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LIB

Mr. Pearson: (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. In Canada; (a) U.S.S.R., none; (b) Hungary, none; (c) Bulgaria, none; (d) Albania, none; (e) Roumania, none; (f) Czechoslovakia, 1; (g) Poland, 2; (h) Yugoslavia, none.

2. The privileges and immunities granted in Canada to consular officers of career in accordance with international practice, namely; inviolability of official premises, archives and communications; immunity in the performance of their official duties; exemption from customs duty; exemption from certain taxes such as income tax and succession duties; for consuls general limited excise exemptions.

3. None.

Topic:   FOREIGN CONSULAR OFFICIALS IN CANADA
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES
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March 22, 1950