May 7, 1952

LIB

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

Liberal

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

That it is expedient that the houses of parliament do approve the supplementary extradition convention between the United States of America and Canada, signed at Ottawa on October 26, 1951, amending the supplementary extradition convention between the United States of America and Her Britannic Majesty, signed at Washington on December 13. 1900, and that this house do approve the same.

He said: I beg leave, with the consent of the house, to move that this resolution be referred to the standing committee on external affairs.

Topic:   EXTRADITION
Subtopic:   SUPPLEMENTARY CONVENTION BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND CANADA-REFERENCE TO EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

.Does the house agree that this resolution be referred to the standing committee on external affairs? It must be agreed unanimously.

Topic:   EXTRADITION
Subtopic:   SUPPLEMENTARY CONVENTION BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND CANADA-REFERENCE TO EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   EXTRADITION
Subtopic:   SUPPLEMENTARY CONVENTION BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND CANADA-REFERENCE TO EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


NATIONAL DEFENCE

INQUIRY AS TO LOSSES AT GORDON HEAD CAMP


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Owen Lewis Jones

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

Mr. O. L. Jones (Yale):

I would like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence, of which I have given notice. In view of newspaper reports indicating the disappearance of public property from Gordon Head army camp, near Victoria, British Columbia, will the minister inform the house what steps, if any, have been taken to investigate this situation and apprehend the guilty parties?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO LOSSES AT GORDON HEAD CAMP
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, this morning I

received a report that a regular inspection of the ordnance stores at Gordon Head disclosed a shortage of something under $5,000 in extent over the period from January, 1951, to March, 1952. Because of the nature of the articles short, the matter was referred to the R.C.M.P. and city police by the local officers in order to ascertain if any offence

had been committed. There is no evidence as yet that any offence has been committed, but the matter is being looked into.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO LOSSES AT GORDON HEAD CAMP
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FURLOUGH FACILITIES FOR CANADIAN TROOPS IN TOKYO


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Clarence Gillis

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

Mr. Clarence Gillis (Cape Breton South):

May I direct a question to the Minister of National Defence? My reasons for asking it are set out in the notice which I sent to him. Has any representation been made to the minister by service personnel or welfare organizations with regard to providing better furlough facilities for Canadian troops on leave in Tokyo? .

Topic:   FURLOUGH FACILITIES FOR CANADIAN TROOPS IN TOKYO
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxlon (Minisier of National Defence):

Topic:   FURLOUGH FACILITIES FOR CANADIAN TROOPS IN TOKYO
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IMMIGRATION

PROCEEDINGS IN DEPORTATION OF U.S. CITIZEN WALTER HARRIS


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

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

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should like to direct a question to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration with regard to a United States citizen, Walter Harris. Has there been any investigation into the allegedly long imprisonment that he suffered? Has there been any suggestion of incompetence on the part of any officials of the department? Why was the department so long in setting up a board of inquiry? These are some of the questions I should like the minister to answer, having regard to the statement that has recently been made.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   PROCEEDINGS IN DEPORTATION OF U.S. CITIZEN WALTER HARRIS
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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

The hon. member was kind enough to telephone me a few minutes before three saying that he was going to ask these questions. In answer to the first question, there has been an investigation made by myself as to the procedure that was adopted on this occasion. In answer to the second question, there has been no incompetence shown that I have been able to ascertain. In answer to the third question, concerning the length of time this gentleman was incarcerated, I might point out that the Immigration Act requires certain procedure to be adopted to deport an alien who is in jail in Canada. This procedure was followed precisely throughout the whole of the proceedings.

In answer to the final question, whether there had been an unduly long period in convoking the board of inquiry, I should say there was not, for this reason. We were notified on March 12 that this gentleman was in jail. A search of our records was made on March 13, and it was ascertained that he had not been landed. An order was made on the 14th for the holding of a board of inquiry. This order was dispatched by mail on Friday the 14th from Ottawa, was received in Hamilton on Monday morning the 17th, and the board of inquiry was convoked on the 18th.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   PROCEEDINGS IN DEPORTATION OF U.S. CITIZEN WALTER HARRIS
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DOMINION DRAMA FESTIVAL

QUESTION AS TO AWARDS

May 7, 1952