June 23, 1947

MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

PEACE TREATY WITH JAPAN-JAPANESE TEXILE INDUSTRY

PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CHURCH:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, cables, orders in council and other documents exchanged between the government of Canada or any officer thereof and,the governments of Great Britain, Australia and the United States of America, or from General MacArthur and the Right Hon. Dr. Evatt of Australia, in relation to the proposed peace treaty with Japan. Also any correspondence with respect to the rebuilding the textile industry in Japan to a pre-war standard, as proposed by the United States of America.

Mr. ST. LAURENT: Mr. Speaker, with the exception of the draft treaty on the disarmament and demilitarization of Japan, which the United1 States government released for publication on June 21, 1946, any proposals with regard to the Japanese peace settlement

Inquiries of the Ministry

that may have been exchanged between the Canadian government and the United States government or governments of other nations of the British commonwealth were on an exploratory basis and are confidential in nature and could not be published.

With respect to the Japanese textile industry, I would point out that this is one of the matters studied by the Far Eastern Commission in Washington, on which Canada is represented. As hon. members know, that is a commission composed1 of representatives of eleven nations. By agreement they are treating their deliberations as confidential. We could not make public the reports received by us from our representative. There is the report of the Japanese mission on the textile industry, which I should be glad to make available to the hon. member, together with a copy of the United States government's proposed treaty of June 21, 1946. There are many matters which I should be glad to show the hon. member in confidence. He will see that we could not table them for publication. Under the circumstances I suggest that the hon. member might be prepared to allow the motion to drop. If after he has seen these files he thinks there is something further we can make available for publication, perhaps he could renew his motion.

Motion dropped.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   PEACE TREATY WITH JAPAN-JAPANESE TEXILE INDUSTRY
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SNOW LAKE, MAN., MINING ROAD

CCF

Ronald Stewart Moore

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. MOORE:

For a copy of the agreement between the Manitoba government and the federal government under which the Snow Lake mining road is to be completed?

Topic:   SNOW LAKE, MAN., MINING ROAD
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GRIMSHAW-GREAT SLAVE LAKE, ALTA., ROAD

CCF

Ronald Stewart Moore

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. MOORE:

For a copy of the agreement between the Alberta government and the federal government under which the Grimshaw-Great Slave lake road is to be completed?

Topic:   GRIMSHAW-GREAT SLAVE LAKE, ALTA., ROAD
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AGRICULTURAL PRICES SUPPORT ACT-POTATOES

PC

Heber Harold Hatfield

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HATFIELD:

For a copy of a resolution moved by the Minister of Agriculture in the province of New Brunswick, and all correspondence which passed between the provincial minister and the federal Minister of Agriculture or the Department of Agriculture, regarding a fair price on potatoes under the Agricultural Prices Support Act, 1944.

Topic:   AGRICULTURAL PRICES SUPPORT ACT-POTATOES
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EXPORT OP POTATOES

PC

Heber Harold Hatfield

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HATFIELD:

For a copy of all correspondence exchanged between exporters of potatoes in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and the Agricultural prices support board or Department of Agriculture regarding export of potatoes.

Topic:   EXPORT OP POTATOES
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MARIAN CONGRESS

EXPRESSION OP APPROVAL OF SERVICES PERFORMED BY VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS


On the orders of the day: Mr. PATRICK H. ASHBY (Edmonton East): Mr. Speaker, may I point out to my fellow members of parliament the wonderful devotion to duty during the past week by the members of the staff of the House of Commons who yesterday, Sunday, handled over 30,000 visitors. I would also pay tribute to the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, and to the voluntary services of the St. John Ambulance brigade. They rendered a magnificent service during the whole of the week, and yesterday gave aid to 800 casualties. I would pay tribute, too, to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and to the Ottawa police force, both of which organizations performed their duties magnificently. May I mention, too, the citizens of Ottawa and surrounding district, without whose cooperation that great event, the Marian Congress, could not have been the wonderful success it was.


IND

Jean-François Pouliot

Independent Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

What about members of parliament? They did well.

Topic:   MARIAN CONGRESS
Subtopic:   EXPRESSION OP APPROVAL OF SERVICES PERFORMED BY VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
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SC

Patrick Harvey Ashby

Social Credit

Mr. ASHBY:

Let me mention, too, the Ottawa Electric bus drivers, who worked constantly for sixteen hours under most unusual and trying conditions.

Topic:   MARIAN CONGRESS
Subtopic:   EXPRESSION OP APPROVAL OF SERVICES PERFORMED BY VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
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IND

Jean-François Pouliot

Independent Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

What about the press gallery? They did well too.

(Translation):

Topic:   MARIAN CONGRESS
Subtopic:   EXPRESSION OP APPROVAL OF SERVICES PERFORMED BY VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

DISMISSAL OF EMPLOYEES FOR REFUSAL TO WORK ON CORPUS CHRISTI DAY


On the orders of the day: Mr. PAUL-EDMOND GAGNON (Chicoutimi) : Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the honourable the Minister of Transport (Mr. Chevrier). I notice that he is not now in his seat but one of his colleagues will no doubt be kind enough to bring my question to his attention. Is it true that about forty maintenance employees of the Canadian National Railways have been dismissed in the lower St. Lawrence district? (Text):


June 23, 1947