Before this motion passes I should like to say a word about the committee business of the house. Yesterday we heard the leader of the opposition (Mr. Drew) complaining about his lack of ubiquity, but he himself asked for the formation of many committees, and he has been caught in his own trap.
Topic: LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT
Subtopic: CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF JOINT COMMITTEE
Mr. Speaker, the bill will provide four amendments to the Official Secrets Act. First, it will extend the expression "office under His Majesty" to include employees of commissions, corporations and other agencies of the crown. Second, it will give an extraterritorial effect to the act by making it applicable to offences committed outside of Canada by Canadian citizens, or to persons who in another country have communicated information which they obtained during the time that they owed allegiance to Canada. Third, it will increase the penalties under the act, and fourth, it will also remove any doubt that persons charged under the act for offences against the act under part XV of the Criminal Code relating to summary convictions may be fingerprinted.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first
Topic: OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT
Subtopic: EXTENSION TO EMPLOYEES OF COMMISSIONS, ETC. APPLICATION TO OFFENCES COM- MITTED OUTSIDE CANADA
1. As of the 15th March, 1950, the latest date to which collection statistics are available, the arrears of income tax by provinces (individuals and corporations) assessed and
unpaid were as follows:
Province Total Arrears
Prince Edward Island $ 912,417
Nova Scotia 2,980,103
New Brunswick 1,977,567
(including Yukon) 11,653,369
2. Collection statistics of the taxation division are not maintained in such a manner as will permit specific answers being given to this part of the question. The following information is, however, furnished:
Amounts in arrears from 1 to 5 years:
Prince Edward Island $ 615,584
Nova' Scotia 1,438,374
New Brunswick 830,330
(including Yukon) 3,977,205
Amounts in arrears over 5 years:
Prince Edward Island $ 1,725
Nova Scotia 145,212
New Brunswick 178,831
(including Yukon) 361,964
$ 5,431,946 HEALTH AND WELFARE "DIETARY DITTIES"
1. Who writes the feature in Canada's Health and Welfare known as "Dietary Ditties?"
Specifically, who wrote No. 37, in volume 5, No. 8. of May, 1950, which reads as follows: "When work piles so high you can't see and you feel you've been shoved up a tree, you won't lose your wit, or fly into a fit, if you're eating your vitamin B?"
2. What did this poetry cost, including the cost of the accompanying cut?
Subtopic: $ 5,431,946 HEALTH AND WELFARE "DIETARY DITTIES"