June 12, 1950

PRIVILEGE

DR. FRANCIS SCOTT MACKENZIE REFERENCE TO PHOTOGRAPH IN BRANTFORD "EXPOSITOR" OF JUNE 10

LIB

Donald Ferguson Brown

Liberal

Mr. D. F. Brown (Essex West):

On a question of personal privilege, Mr. Speaker, I have before me the Brantford Expositor of June 10, 1950, which has on the front page a photograph and under it an article, under the caption of the Canadian Press, dealing with Dr. Francis Scott MacKenzie, moderator of the seventy-sixth general assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Canada. In all fairness to Dr. MacKenzie, and not wishing to defame him at all, I think it should be clearly understood that the photograph is not that of Dr. MacKenzie but of myself.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   DR. FRANCIS SCOTT MACKENZIE REFERENCE TO PHOTOGRAPH IN BRANTFORD "EXPOSITOR" OF JUNE 10
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REFERENCE TO REPORT IN WINNIPEG "FREE PRESS" OF JUNE 8

PC

James Arthur Ross

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. A. Ross (Souris):

On a matter of privilege, Mr. Speaker, I have before me the Winnipeg Free Press of Thursday, June 8, in which there is an article headed: "The wheat agreement-Mr. Howe's explanations"; and the last paragraph of that article, in the third column, reads as follows:

It is a matter of record in and out of parliament that the Conservative and C.C.F. parties were just as blind as the Liberal party to the weakness of the wheat agreement. Both the Conservative and C.C.F. parties have voted for this agreement on every occasion when it has been put to the test. . . .

That is not true, Mr. Speaker. The United Kingdom-Canada wheat agreement as such has never been voted on in this House of Commons. The agreement was sanctioned by order in council, under extension of the War Measures Act, in July, 1946. As reported at page 4833 of Hansard of August 15, 1946, I said, with respect to the present Canadian-British wheat agreement: "I am absolutely opposed to it." I stated my reasons, and quoted a portion of the Winnipeg Free Press editorial of August 1, 1946. I trust that the Free Press will make the proper correction or explanation.

Topic:   REFERENCE TO REPORT IN WINNIPEG "FREE PRESS" OF JUNE 8
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OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DISCHARGED OR RELEASED

LIB

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

Liberal

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

On June 5, a week ago today-Hansard, page 3172-in my absence in western Canada, a question which stood on the order paper in the name of the hon. member for Kamloops (Mr. Fulton) was by inadvertence passed as an order for return. The question read as follows:

1. In each department or branch of government or board or corporation set up by the government, how many employees, if any, have been discharged or been in any way released for reasons having to do with security?

2. What was the effective

3. What were the position and duties of each such employee at the time of his discharge or release?

I discussed this matter earlier this morning with the hon. member. On the basis of that discussion I should like to move that the order for return be rescinded and that the question be restored to the order paper, and I shall answer it later when the questions on the order paper are dealt with.

Topic:   OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DISCHARGED OR RELEASED
Sub-subtopic:   RESTORATION TO ORDER PAPER OF QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. Fulton. (Kamloops):

I understand that the minister is making a motion that my question be restored to the order paper. In the light of the earlier discussion, may I say a word? I should like to confirm what the minister has said, that I have no objection to the course he suggests being followed, on the understanding that the question will be answered today.

Topic:   OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT
Subtopic:   GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DISCHARGED OR RELEASED
Sub-subtopic:   RESTORATION TO ORDER PAPER OF QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
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Motion agreed to.


PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 270, for the relief of Joseph Lucien Andre Bergeron.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 271, for the relief of Thelma Leggo Chicoine.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 272, for the relief of Anna Kathleen Olga McCone Shaw.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 273, for the relief of Martin Luke Marlow.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 274, for the relief of Helena Wilhelmina Thornburg Lawton.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 275, for the relief of Bonnie Ruth McNab Sarrasin.-Mr. Winkler.



Private Bills-Divorce Bill No. 276, for the relief of Lyndia Betsy Mayes Bernier.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 277, for the relief of Sarah Modlinsky Markis.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 278, for the relief of Anna Patiris Sarakinis. Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 279, for the relief of Julia Ann Ramsell Blane. Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 280, for the relief of Cyrile-Orance-Horence Presseau.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 281, for the relief of Paul Edmond Meerte.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 282, for the relief of Charles George Storey.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 283, for ther relief of Mary Muriel Inez Larman Jarry.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 284, for the relief of Mary Zilda Alix Runice.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 285, for the relief of Aili Esteri Kankaanpaa Toebben.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 286, for the relief of Pierre Bouchard.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 287, for the relief of William Aubrey Ricardo Aird.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 288, for the relief of Marguerite Carmen Samson Wrigglesworth.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 289, for the relief of Andrew Cerat. Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 290, for the relief of Marie Lucille Giselle Roy Veilleux.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 291, for the relief of Mable Pearl Speirs Lazor.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 292, for the relief of Lena Grace Connolly Hibberd.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 293, for the relief of Lilian Ferguson Gardner.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 294, for the relief of Marion Leonard Ryan.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 295, for the relief of Joseph Georges Neville Poirier.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 296, for the relief of Marie Gisele St. Laurent Therrien.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 297, for the relief of Norah Nichol Meighen Allan.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 298, for the relief of Dora Eleanor Chalmers Grisley.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 299, for the relief of Ruth Desiree Morrissette Chevalier.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 300, for the relief of Richard Martello Johnston.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 301, for the relief of Ernest Beliveau.-Mr. Winkler.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.) C.G.S. "alberni"


WOODSTOCK, N.B., POST OFFICE BUILDING D. R. BISHOP

CCF

Mr. Knowles: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. Did Mr. T. S. Hunter, district architect of the Department of Public Works, recently (between May 1 and May 18, 1950) visit Woodstock, New Brunswick, for the purpose of investigating possible sites for a new post office building in the town of WToodstock?

2. Did Mr. Hunter confer with Mr. D. R. Bishop?

3. If so, did such conference relate to the possible site for a new post office building in Woodstock?

4. Who is Mr. D. R. Bishop and what official position, if any, does he hold in relation to federal government matters?

5. Has Mr. D. R. Bishop been a candidate in any federal election campaign for the electoral district of Victoria-Carleton? If so, for what party?

6. Does he have anything to do with federal government patronage in or for the electoral district of Victoria-Carleton?

7. If so, is the patronage he handles restricted to matters relating to the Post Office Department and the selecting of sites for post office and customs buildings, etc., or does he handle patronage for other federal government departments, and if so what departments?

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WOODSTOCK, N.B., POST OFFICE BUILDING D. R. BISHOP
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LIB

Mr. Chevrier: (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. No.

2. See answer to No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WOODSTOCK, N.B., POST OFFICE BUILDING D. R. BISHOP
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LIB

Mr. Fournier (Hull): (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

4. 5, 6 and 7. Not known.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WOODSTOCK, N.B., POST OFFICE BUILDING D. R. BISHOP
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June 12, 1950