Mr. MACKENZIE KING:
Under arrangements made some time ago with the United Kingdom and fighting french authorities recruits for the fighting french forces are granted transit privileges through Canadian ports en route to the United Kingdom. The Canadian authorities do not normally enquire into the antecedents of bona fide members of allied forces passing through Canada. It is understood, however, that among the recruits for the fighting french forces who have reached Halifax during the last few weeks there have been some who had previously served on the Richelieu and on other french naval vessels moved to the United States from north Africa. Concerning the number, the government have no detailed information.