Mr. JEAN-FRANGOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): Mr. Speaker, as a private member of this honourable house I rise to a question of privilege. By virtue of section 133 of the British North America Act and of numerous orders in council, particularly P. C. 159 of January 31, 1928, members of parliament are entitled to an English and French copy of all official publications. I hold in my hand administrator's order, A-317, issued by Mr. A. H. Williamson, administrator of supplies, on July 30, 1942, approved by Mr. D. Gordon, chairman, wartime prices and trade board and concurred in by Mr. R. C. Berkinshaw, chairman, wartime industries control board. I am credibly informed that this document has never been translated into French because of orders that were issued not to translate it.
For some time I have been receiving copies of another publication issued by Mr. John Grierson entitled " Nouvelles Catholiques." This comes from the wartime information board, and I am informed that it has never been translated into English. I believe that some issues are made up largely of translations of material appearing in English publications, but the English text has not been sent to us. I exercise my right as a member of the House of Commons to ask for a French
translation of order A-317 and an English translation or the English text, as the case may be, of all numbers of " Nouvelles Catholiques." I protest strongly against the propaganda contained in order A-317 for the English speaking population exclusively, and against the issuing of "Nouvelles Catholiques" for the French speaking population exclusively. One is for the English and the other is for the French, and they are contradictory.
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