Hon. E. D. Fulton (Acting Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):
Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for giving me notice of this question. I should say that I cannot accept all the implications in his question as
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Inquiries of the Ministry he has phrased it, but the result of inquiries establishes that there was a Mr. Per Holting who was involved in such an incident at Winnipeg at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 25. In our citizenship files we have a record of a Mr. Per Beckmand Holting and it may well be, therefore, that the man involved in this incident is the same as the one on our files, in which case he would be a Canadian citizen.
It would appear that Mr. Holting, who had been in Greenland on an assignment for the C.B.C., purchased a ticket from Greenland to Los Angeles, and that when the aircraft landed at Winnipeg he attempted to get off. According to press reports Mr. Holting claimed that he was unaware that he could not debark but, as the house knows, the transport regulations do not permit Scandinavian Airlines to debark passengers at Winnipeg. When Mr. Holting persisted in his efforts the captain of the aircraft called the St. James municipal police, who put him back on board, and I understand that he continued on the flight to Los Angeles.
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