May 10, 1955

COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE


Eighth report of standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.-Mr. McCulloch (Pictou).


BROADCASTING

CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

LIB

Pierre Gauthier

Liberal

Mr. Pierre Gauthier (Porineuf) moved

that the first report of the special committee on broadcasting, presented on May 9, 1955, be now concurred in.

Topic:   BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD

BOARD OF GRAIN

LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Mr. Speaker, by leave of the house I move:

That the report of the Canadian wheat board for the crop year 1953-54, tabled on February 23 last, together with the report of the board of grain commissioners for Canada for the year 1954, tabled on April 6 last, be referred to the standing committee on agriculture and colonization.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD
Subtopic:   BOARD OF GRAIN
Sub-subtopic:   REFERENCE OF REPORTS TO COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

SALE OF STOCKS IN UNITED STATES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice. Has the government been informed by Senator Alexander Wiley, chairman of the American Senate foreign relations committee, that stock racketeers are peddling phony securities from Canada to American investors? If so, what action is the government taking, and are such phony securities being peddled in Canada?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SALE OF STOCKS IN UNITED STATES
Sub-subtopic:   INVESTIGATION BY UNITED STATES COMMITTEE
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

Ordinarily communications of this sort coming from representatives of another country are addressed to the Department of External Affairs, and I think it would be more appropriate for my hon. friend, the acting minister, to reply to the question.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SALE OF STOCKS IN UNITED STATES
Sub-subtopic:   INVESTIGATION BY UNITED STATES COMMITTEE
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Acting Secretary of Slate for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, the government has not received any official information to indicate that a United States congressional committee intends to investigate the sale of stocks from Canada in the United States. However, Senator Wiley, the minority leader in the Senate committee on foreign relations, wrote the Canadian ambassador on April 16 asking for the opinion of the Canadian government on ways and means by which our respective nations can further cooperate towards the end of protecting investors. I do not think it would be appropriate or helpful for me to comment on a possible Senate investigation until we are in receipt of definite information that such an investigation in fact is planned.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SALE OF STOCKS IN UNITED STATES
Sub-subtopic:   INVESTIGATION BY UNITED STATES COMMITTEE
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

Is any investigation being considered in Canada?

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SALE OF STOCKS IN UNITED STATES
Sub-subtopic:   INVESTIGATION BY UNITED STATES COMMITTEE
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Murdo William Martin

Mr. Marlin:

I should think that normally that might be a question for the attorneys general of the provinces, but as this aspect of the matter more appropriately concerns the Department of Justice I might throw the ball back to the Minister of Justice.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SALE OF STOCKS IN UNITED STATES
Sub-subtopic:   INVESTIGATION BY UNITED STATES COMMITTEE
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

Mr. Speaker, this almost seems like a tennis game. My hon. friend the acting minister of external affairs is quite right in his suggestion. The responsibility for the administration of the security laws which are passed by the provinces is that of the provincial authorities, as is also the responsibility for enforcement of the Criminal Code. Therefore it is only in those cases in which extradition is being sought of some American offender who, having escaped into Canada, has been apprehended here, that the facilities of the federal department are invoked.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   SALE OF STOCKS IN UNITED STATES
Sub-subtopic:   INVESTIGATION BY UNITED STATES COMMITTEE
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SUGGESTED INTERVENTION TO SECURE RELEASE OF 16 POLISH WAR VETERANS

May 10, 1955