March 5, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

IND

Liguori Lacombe

Independent

Mr. LACOMBE:

Here is the first paragraph of the statement attributed to the Mounted Police:
On December 2, 1947, the Minister of External Affairs requested the Minister of Justice to instruct the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to ascertain the then location of the missing Polish art treasures and further, if the missing articles were located, to endeavour to keep ithe same under surveillance until a decision could be reached as to what action might be taken by the Polish legation.
"As to what action might be taken by the Polish legation". If words still convey a meaning, then this means that the Polish legation in Canada was and still is considered by the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. St. Laurent) as having full power to dispose of the Polish art treasures.

Topic:   GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH
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