July 2, 1942 (19th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

If by "obstacle" is meant "legal obstacle," there is no obstacle to His Majesty, on the recommendation of

the Canadian government, authorizing the creation of a national Canadian flag. The government would not make such a recommendation without the prior approval of the House of Commons. It is the view of the government that, with war conditions what they are, it would not be justified in asking the House of Commons to debate the matter at the present time.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN FLAG
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