March 5, 1953

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

POST OFFICE-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE


Mr. L. Langlois (Gaspe) presented the first report of the special committee on the Post Office Act, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


STANDING ORDERS-CONCURRENCE IN THIRD REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE

LIB

Matthew MacLean

Liberal

Mr. Matthew MacLean (Cape Breton North and Victoria) moved

that the third report of the standing committee on standing orders, presented to the house on Tuesday, March 3, be concurred in.

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Motion agreed to.


THE CORONATION

PARTICIPATION OF ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE

LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, Canada has dispatched a detachment from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to all jubilee and coronation celebrations beginning with Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897. In that year a detachment was included in the Canadian contingent, and the same action was taken at the coronations in 1902, 1911 and 1937. This year the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will provide a full mounted troop which will lead the Canadian contingent in the coronation procession. It will also provide a mounted escort for the carriage of the Prime Minister in order to conform to the practice to be followed by the prime ministers of the commonwealth. The force will also supply four mounts for the officers of the Canadian army forming the Canadian element of the Queen's commonwealth escort, and a mount for General H. D. G. Crerar, who will ride in the procession in his capacity as honorary aide-de-camp general to Her Majesty.

This year, in addition to the actual participation in the coronation parade, the troop is training as a musical ride, and has been invited to appear at the royal tournament at Olympia in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen. They will also appear 68108-1681

at some outstanding agricultural fairs in the United Kingdom. Just what engagements the troop can fulfil has not been finalized, but it is clear that there is a very considerable demand for its attendance, and it is proposed to accept as many engagements as can be filled between the date of the coronation and the return sailing date of July 7, 1953.

Topic:   THE CORONATION
Subtopic:   PARTICIPATION OF ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE
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INVITATIONS TO HOLDERS OF VICTORIA CROSS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Lewis Elston Cardiff

Progressive Conservative

Mr. L. E. Cardiff (Huron North):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to address a question to the Prime Minister (Mr. St. Laurent). I understood that an invitation to attend the coronation was to be extended to all those who received the Victoria Cross in the last two wars. Have the invitations been sent to all those men holding the Victoria Cross?

Righl Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister): I will have to take the hon. member's question as a notice and make inquiries from the office that is handling the matter.

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QUESTIONS

THE CORONATION

COST OF SENDING CANADIAN

PC

Mr. Balcer:

Progressive Conservative

1. Are any Canadian horses being sent to Britain for the coronation at public expense?

2. If so, how many?

3. What is the estimated cost and how is this cost

made up?

4. From what part of Canada are these horses being shipped?

Topic:   THE CORONATION
Subtopic:   COST OF SENDING CANADIAN
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

In conjunction with the statement I have made today with respect to participation of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the coronation, I should like to give the following answers to the hon. member's question No. 17 on today's order paper. The answer to question No. 1 is yes. The answer to question No. 2 is 46. With respect to question No. 3, the estimated cost is $31,649.84, made up as follows: Transportation, Ottawa to London and return, $29,414.24; feed for 81 days, $2,235.60. The answer to question No. 4 is Ottawa, Ontario.

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Subtopic:   COST OF SENDING CANADIAN
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PEAT DEPOSITS, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.B.

LIB

George Roy McWilliam

Liberal

Mr. McWilliam:

Has the Department or Resources and Development. or any other department of government, data

Questions

concerning peat deposits at or near Escuminae, Northumberland county, New Brunswick?

Topic:   PEAT DEPOSITS, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.B.
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LIB

March 5, 1953