Mr. G. H. CASTLEDEN (Yorkton):
Mr. Speaker, this resolution, proposes the establishment of a distinctive Canadian citizenship, available to all persons of certain residence or birth qualifications within the dominion. I notice on the order paper under the name of the Secretary of State (Mr. Martin) a. bill which was allowed to stand to-day respecting nationality, citizenship, naturalization and the status of aliens. If I could have the-assurance of the Secretary of State that the-bill he is to introduce does provide such citizenship, I should be quite willing to let. this motion drop.
Hon. PAUL MARTIN (Secretary of State)' r The hon. gentleman was kind enough to discuss this matter with me earlier. As the speech from the throne indicated, the bill standing in my name will create the status
of citizenship. It will not only meet the point the hon. gentleman has in mind; it will ;go much farther.
Subtopic: AVAILABILITY TO PERSONS OF CERTAIN RESIDENCE OR BIRTH QUALIFICATIONS