September 11, 1950

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Lake Cenlre):

should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice in connection with press reports in Saturday's Montreal Standard about a possible prosecution against an alleged match combine. What has been done, and what prosecutions are being launched?

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   MATCH INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO PROSECUTIONS
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

In reply to my hon. friend's question, which is based on a newspaper report that unfortunately I have not seen, the position is that

we wrote to the attorney general of Quebec pointing out to him that, although we had taken the power to launch these prosecutions ourselves, we should be glad to do so in his name if he desired that that course be followed. After conferring with us he said he would prefer that that should be done. Accordingly we, assisted by our counsel, Mr. J. G. Ahern, K.C., and Mr. Guy Favreau, have been acting in collaboration with the attorney general's department of Quebec. The newspaper report to which my hon. friend refers had reference to these actions which I have just indicated.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   MATCH INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO PROSECUTIONS
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

If I may, I should like

to ask one further question. In connection with the activities, investigations and the making of surveys, do the mounted police act under the direction of the Department of Justice, or of the attorney general of Quebec?

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   MATCH INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO PROSECUTIONS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

In this particular case I

imagine they are acting in collaboration with our own counsel. While as a matter of form and out of respect to the province's priority in that field the action is being taken in the name of the attorney general of Quebec, we are the ones who are doing the actual work in it; and I imagine that the instructions to the mounted police have in this case come either directly or indirectly from our counsel.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   MATCH INDUSTRY
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO PROSECUTIONS
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RAIL CONNECTION TO BORDER BETWEEN CANADA AND UNITED STATES


On the orders of the day:


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Mr. Gordon Gray don@Peel

On Saturday

I directed to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Pearson) a question arising out of a statement alleged to have been made by Senator Magnuson of the state of Washington with regard to a projected railroad to be built between the United States and Alaska, and running through Canada. Is the Secretary of State for External Affairs now in a position to make any comment with regard to the matter?

Topic:   RAIL CONNECTION TO BORDER BETWEEN CANADA AND UNITED STATES
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secretary of Stale for External Affairs):

I hope, Mr. Speaker, to

be in a position to deal with that question tomorrow.

Topic:   RAIL CONNECTION TO BORDER BETWEEN CANADA AND UNITED STATES
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PUBLIC WORKS

INQUIRY AS TO CHANGES IN PROGRAM- WINNIPEG POST OFFICE BUILDING


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

I wish to direct a question to the

Minister of Public Works. Can he at an early

Inquiries of the Ministry day give some indication as to any changes that may be made in the department's program for public buildings as a result of the policy announced by the Minister of Finance; and in particular can he say whether the new post office in Winnipeg will be gone ahead with?

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CHANGES IN PROGRAM- WINNIPEG POST OFFICE BUILDING
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LIB

James Sinclair (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

Let us economize.

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CHANGES IN PROGRAM- WINNIPEG POST OFFICE BUILDING
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works):

I could not make a statement at

this time about the matter, but I am giving it a great deal of thought. When my mind is made up, I certainly will make a statement to the house.

Topic:   PUBLIC WORKS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CHANGES IN PROGRAM- WINNIPEG POST OFFICE BUILDING
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ESSENTIAL MATERIALS

REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT OF DEBATE ON SEPTEMBER 9


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition):

I wish to raise a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker. The Canadian Press carried a dispatch dealing with the debate on Saturday, the opening paragraph of which reads as follows:

The Commons spent three hours Saturday debating an opposition motion aimed at killing a government bill seeking wide stand-by powers of control over

essential ' materials needed in Canada's rearmament program.

Topic:   ESSENTIAL MATERIALS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT OF DEBATE ON SEPTEMBER 9
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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear.

Topic:   ESSENTIAL MATERIALS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT OF DEBATE ON SEPTEMBER 9
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order.

Topic:   ESSENTIAL MATERIALS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT OF DEBATE ON SEPTEMBER 9
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September 11, 1950