June 7, 1951

NATIONAL DEFENCE

MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT AT LONDON, ONTARIO SECURITY PRECAUTIONS

LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, on June 5 the hon. member for Middlesex East (Mr. White) asked a question about increased security precautions at London.

At the 27th Canadian ordnance depot, London, the security guard now provided consists of twelve watchmen and four security supervisors. An increase of five watchmen was recently approved, and is being proceeded with.

At the subdepot at Hagersville there is a security guard consisting of ten watchmen and three security supervisors. An increase of eight watchmen was recently approved and proceeded with.

The answer to the second question is that negotiations are taking place with the province of Ontario for the purchase of land adjacent to the Ontario hospital in London.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   MILITARY ESTABLISHMENT AT LONDON, ONTARIO SECURITY PRECAUTIONS
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JUVENILE DELINQUENTS ACT

STATEMENT AS TO NON-PROCLAMATION IN NEWFOUNDLAND

LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, yesterday at the request of the hon. member for St. John's West (Mr. Browne) I undertook to state what the position of Newfoundland was in relation to the Juvenile Delinquents Act. I had suggested yesterday that the government of Newfoundland may not have wanted the Juvenile Delinquents Act proclaimed in force in that province. I find upon inquiry that this is the fact. We therefore have not proclaimed it, and as a result no part of this act is now in force in Newfoundland.

I think it is only fair that I should state what the Newfoundland government's present position is in this regard. I telephoned yesterday to the Hon. Leslie Curtis, attorney general of Newfoundland, who informed me then, and has since confirmed this information by wire, that the Newfoundland department of welfare has not asked the Newfoundland government to have the Juvenile Delinquents Act brought into force in Newfoundland,

because the juvenile offenders section, being part II of the Newfoundland Welfare of Children Act, 1944, as amended, is for all practical purposes identical with the federal Juvenile Delinquents Act, 1929. Mr. Curtis states, moreover, that at this year's session a family court was constituted patterned after Quebec legislation, which court will shortly assume the functions of a juvenile court.

Topic:   JUVENILE DELINQUENTS ACT
Subtopic:   STATEMENT AS TO NON-PROCLAMATION IN NEWFOUNDLAND
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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 358, for the relief of Marion Evelyn Peak Collins,-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 359, for the relief of John Brock Short.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 360, for the relief of Joseph Duchesne.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 361, for the relief of Eugenie Marjorie Ross Finley-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 362, for the relief of Helen Marion Peacock Rondeau.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 363, for the relief of Ruth Mary Halsey Shaw.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 364, for the relief of Rodolphe Boisjoly.-Mr. Winkler.


QUESTIONS

MILITARY DISTRICTS

BILINGUAL OFFICERS

PC
LIB

Joseph-Adéodat Blanchette (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Blanchette:

1 and 2. The organization of the territory of Canada into eleven military districts was terminated in January, 1946. It was replaced by an organization based on five commands, each of which was further divided into areas, which number seven.

Questions

Command and Commanding Officers

(1) Western command-headquarters at Edmonton, Alta.

Maj. Gen. C. Vokes, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O.

(2) Prairie command-headquarters at Winnipeg, Man.

Brig. R. E. A. Morton, D.S.O.

(3) Central command-headquarters at Oakville Ont.

Maj. Gen H. D. Graham, C.B.E., D.S.O., E.D.

(4) Quebec command-headquarters at Montreal, P.Q.

Maj. Gen. R. O. G. Morton, C.B.E.

(5) Eastern command-headquarters at Halifax, N.S.

Maj. Gen. E. C. Plow, C.B.E., D.S.O., E.D. Area and Commanding Officers

(i) British Columbia area-headquarters at Vancouver, B.C.

Brig. W. J. Megill, D.S.O. (Detailed to perform the duties of commander 25th Canadian infantry brigade replacement group. Col. E. C. Brown detailed to carry out duties of area commander).

(ii) Saskatchewan area-headquarters at Regina, Sask.

Brig. A. B. Connelly, C.B.E.

(iii) Western Ontario area-headquarters at London, Ont.

Brig. J. A. W. Bennett, C.B.E.

(iv) Eastern Ontario area-headquarters at Kingston, Ont.

Brig. G. Walsh, C.B.E., D.S.O.

(v) Eastern Quebec area-headquarters at Quebec, P.Q.

Col. M. L. Derome, O.B.E., E.C. (Acting).

(vi) New Brunswick area-headquarters at Fredericton, N.B.

Brig. G. E. R. Smith, C.B.E.

(vii) Newfoundland area-headquarters at St. John's, Nfld.

Brig. M. S. Dunn, O.B.E., E.D.

3. See answer to No. 2.

4. None.

5. Two major generals. One is on retirement leave; the other has had his service extended to 1952.

Two brigadiers. One retires June 15, 1951, and the other has had his service extended -to 1953.

6. No.

7. Yes; he has had two extensions of one year each.

Topic:   MILITARY DISTRICTS
Subtopic:   BILINGUAL OFFICERS
Sub-subtopic:   SERVICE EXTENSIONS
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

PC

Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood):

Progressive Conservative

1. How many civilian employees are engaged in the Department of National Defence?

2. What is the total cost of civilian personnel, including salaries, wages and all other expenses?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   CIVILIAN PERSONNEL
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LIB
PC

Mr. Macdonnell (Greenwood):

Progressive Conservative

1. In how many locations in Canada do civilian employees of the Department of National Defence number more than (a) 10; (b) 50; (c) 100; (d) 500; (e) 1,000?

2. What are the names of the stations where there are more than 500 civilian employees located; who is in charge of each such station, and what has been his business or executive experience?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   CIVILIAN PERSONNEL
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LIB

June 7, 1951