I have a booklet in my desk which came out today, issued by the mounted police; I was trying to locate it while I was being interrupted. This is an old argument, and I was just waiting for that interruption; that is why I have the book here. It is called "Law and Order in Canadian Democracy", issued by the king's printer. It deals with the whole problem. The other day the Minister of Justice (Mr. Garson) was echoing the words of the Prime Minister (Mr. St. Laurent) when he said, in effect "Oh, we cannot do anything; the provinces have the responsibility." I ask this question. What is the organization in this country that investigates communists and their activities? It is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They have the organization; they operate every day of the week. I am informed they have every dangerous communist in this country of whom they have knowledge right under their thumb. They are the people who have the information. Does the Minister of Justice, who is in charge of the R.C.M.P., turn over to the provincial attorneys general each month a record of the activities of the various communists in their provinces? I am not going to ask him to deny that, but I know if he told the facts he could not say that was being
done. Certainly the law is enforced by the agencies of the provinces, but those who lay the informations are members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They start proceedings; then the administration of justice is carried on by the province. Yet the minister tries to get away with the specious argument that the provinces have responsibility for this, when he has all the agencies under his control and he is not acting. What about the mounted police?