March 24, 1941 (19th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

If I might add a word to what my colleague has said, sometimes we find sailors deserting their ship when it reaches Canadian shores, and then they come under our immigration laws. We insist that they shall return to their ship, and if they do not they are taken into custody. These sailors are of many nationalities, and a great majority of them cannot be deported to their own country. Consequently they are detained in custody in Canada until they express a willingness to return to their vocation as sailors. This sum of money is to cover the necessary expenses incidental thereto.

Topic:   WAR APPROPRIATION BILL
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR GRANTING TO HIS MAJESTY AID FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY
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