April 11, 1945 (19th Parliament, 6th Session)

PC

Alfred Henry Bence

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. H. BENCE (Saskatoon City):

I wish to address a question to the Prime Minister. During the course of this session he and the Minister of National War Services have been good enough to make statements relating to the treatment of prisoners of war. In view of some of the alarming stories which are coming through the press and over the radio with respect to the bad conditions of released prisoners of war, could the Prime Minister, or someone on behalf of the government, if possible before the end of this session, or if not shortly thereafter, make a statement giving the most up-to-date information that can be obtained in connection with the matter? I would also suggest, in view of the difficulties which are being encountered overseas, that the government disclose as promptly as possible over the radio and through the press the official information they receive in this matter, because these stories, which one hopes relate only to isolated cases, are giving a great deal of concern to the next of kin.

Topic:   PRISONERS OF WAR
Subtopic:   CONDITIONS AMONG CANADIAN PERSONNEL
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