March 22, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. J. H. BLACKMORE (Lethbridge):

Many hon. members of this house and hundreds of thousands of Canadians outside rejoiced last evening when it was announced that at six o'clock Mr. J. H. Unwin was released from the penitentiary. The department's delicacy in choosing a time after the polls were closed and before the results could be known was noted and appreciated. I beg the minister's permission to bring to his notice the name of G. F. Powell, who was a fellow sufferer with Mr. Unwin, and to point out that Mr. Powell is a British subject, a citizen of Great Britain, our motherland; that he is here upon the invitation of the people of the British province called Alberta; that his record prior to his coming to Canada was without blemish, and that his freedom is much desired by millions both here and overseas. I respectfully ask the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe) if he could give us some encouragement touching the case of Mr. Powell.

Topic:   POWELL AND UNWIN CASES
Subtopic:   RELEASE OF J. H. UNWIN-QUESTION AS TO CONSIDERATION OF CASE OF G. F. POWELL
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