March 26, 1941

LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

To drop it and have another one redrafted.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   TORONTO-FEDERAL REVENUE AND FEDERAL EXPENDITURE
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Frederick Clayton Casselman

Mr. CASSELMAN:

In accordance with

the correspondence exchanged.

Motion dropped.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   TORONTO-FEDERAL REVENUE AND FEDERAL EXPENDITURE
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SOLDIERS HITCH-HIKING ON HIGHWAYS


On the motion:


NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

For a copy of all correspondence, telegrams and other documents exchanged between any department of the government or any official thereof, and the minister of highways of Ontario, the highway ministers in the other provinces of Canada, or any officials of their departments, since the beginning of the present war, objecting to hitch-hiking on the highways by members of his majesty's forces. Also a copy of any orders in council and any correspondence exchanged with the railways of Canada with respect to the above.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   SOLDIERS HITCH-HIKING ON HIGHWAYS
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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Mr. Speaker, I ask that this motion be dropped because the minister of highways of Ontario wrote me in answer to my letter and said that never at any time had he asked anyone to stop soldiers or civilians from hitch-hiking.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   SOLDIERS HITCH-HIKING ON HIGHWAYS
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

I have written my hon. friend, who was good enough to send me a copy of the letter from the minister of highways, and I have also written the minister of highways and asked him just what I am to take from his letter. The province of Ontario is not objecting to soldiers hitch-hiking because, having regard to the act which the province of Ontario has itself passed under the Highways Act, all persons are prohibited from soliciting rides on the highways.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   SOLDIERS HITCH-HIKING ON HIGHWAYS
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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

But they can solicit rides elsewhere.

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Subtopic:   SOLDIERS HITCH-HIKING ON HIGHWAYS
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

But my hon. friend the member for Broadview says that the province of Ontario has never objected to soldiers hitch-hiking whether on the highways or not.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   SOLDIERS HITCH-HIKING ON HIGHWAYS
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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

The action taken to prevent it was by request of the railways. It is so stated in the return that was tabled.

Motion dropped.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   SOLDIERS HITCH-HIKING ON HIGHWAYS
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WAR APPROPRIATION


Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to introduce a measure to be called the Supplementary 1940 War Appropriation Act to provide inter alia- 1. That sums not exceeding $135,000,000 be granted to his majesty in addition to the sums granted by the War Appropriation Act, 1940, towards defraying any expenses or making any advances or loans that may be incurred or granted by or under the authority of the Sovernor in council during the year ending larch 31, 1941, for:



(a) the security, defence, peace, order and welfare of Canada; (b) the conduct of naval, military and air operations in or beyond Canada; (c) promoting the continuance of trade, industry and business communications, whether by means of insurance or indemnity against war risk or in any other manner whatsoever; and (d) the carrying out of any measure deemed necessary or advisable by the governor in council in consequence of the existence of a state of war. 2. That the governor in council be empowered to reexpend, advance or loan moneys that may be received by way of refund or repayment of advances, loans or expenditures under the War Appropriation Act, 1939, the War Appropriation Act, 1940, and the Supplementary 1940 War Appropriation Act. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the consideration of the house. Motion agreed to.


YOUNG COMMUNIST LEAGUE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, in answer to a question asked yesterday by the hon. member for Parkdale (Mr. Bruce), I desire to say that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are aware of the activities of the young communist league and are in possession of copies of the "Student Beacon'' to which he referred. The matter is being investigated. This association was declared illegal many months ago.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   YOUNG COMMUNIST LEAGUE
Sub-subtopic:   SUBVERSIVE MATERIAL ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN MAILED TO UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
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ARMY CANTEENS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. J. L. RALSTON (Minister of National Defence):

The hon. member for Yorkton (Mr. Castleden) and I think the hon. member for Waterloo South (Mr. Homuth) asked me when the report with reference to the canteen fund would be available. I said that I would make inquiries from the chairman. I have communicated with Mr. Macdonnell, chairman of the committee, and also with the secretary of the committee, and I am advised that the

Military Training

committee communicated with General McNaughton, general officer commanding the Canadian corps, and with the senior officers of the navy and air force in England, with a view to ascertaining what the British authorities are doing in this regard. That information is not yet at hand, but they assured me that as soon as the information is received the committee will take up the matters referred to, and I would anticipate that a report will be made with reasonable promptness. I might add that to-day, in response to a request by the hon. member for Yorkton, I have tabled the canteen regulations.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY
Subtopic:   ARMY CANTEENS
Sub-subtopic:   STATEMENT AS TO REPORT OF COMMITTEE REVIEWING REGULATIONS
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MILITARY TRAINING

March 26, 1941