Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):
Mr. Speaker, while I am on my feet I should like to give some further information. Eleven members of the so-called National Unity Party in the last few days have appeared before a court in Montreal for preliminary investigation. Having heard the evidence and having seen the exhibits produced, the presiding judge declared he had reason to believe that a plot has been organized against the state, and he has referred the matter to the attorney general at Quebec. The attorney general at Quebec has sent me a report in the matter, accompanied by certain exhibits which show clearly that those people had communications and intelligence with enemies-Germany, Italy and elsewhere. Accordingly I have issued an order directing the internment of those eleven persons for the duration of the war. Among them are Henri Arcand, Maurice Scott, of Montreal; Joseph C. Farr, and John Lorimer of Toronto.