July 13, 1942 (19th Parliament, 3rd Session)

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. What inquiry has been held into the deaths
of Squadron Leader George Patterson Christie, D.F.C., and of Wing Commander Brian Carr-Harris, of Toronto, killed on July 5, in a crash of a Royal Air Force ferry command Hudson bomber, near suburban Pointe Claire, near Montreal? . .
2. Is any civilian inquest being held into the cause of this accident?
3. Has the government, and under what law, statute, usage or custom, cancelled the right of soldiers, who are also civilians, to a civilian inquest into such matters to show the cause of the accident, and whether due care was taken to safeguard life in military camps?
4. Has the government conferred with provincial attorneys general of the provinces on this subject of civilian inquests, and what was the reply in each case?
5. Have any civilian inquests been held into conditions in the various camps of His Majesty's forces in Canada, since the war started, or into housing or hospital conditions of those who died in the latter places?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   ACCIDENT TO ROYAL AIR FORCE FERRY COMMAND BOMBER NEAR MONTREAL
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