June 19, 1948

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Does the minister say that investigation in the civil service is or is not taking place? Surely as the head of his department he knows that.

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

I shall give consideration to the answer which should ibe made to the hon. member's question. As usual, he gave no notice of his question.

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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Notice is not

required in a matter such as this.

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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

I should like to ask a supplementary question, so that the minister may answer it when he is answering the question of the hon. member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefenbaker) on Monday. Can, he say by whose authority the questionnaire now being circulated in certain departments was prepared, and will he give some explanation as to the form in which it was drafted? It does seem to me that this question about "his uncles and his cousins whom he numbers by the dozens" is a silly way of dealing with a serious matter.

Supply-Reconstruction and Supply

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CRIMINAL CODE

REQUEST FOR RECODIFICATION


On the orders of the day: Mr. JOHN T. .HACKETT (Stanstead): Mr. Speaker, will the Minister of Justice be good enough to say whether any special provision has been made for the recodification of the criminal code? I heard what he said the other day when we were discussing the revision of the statutes, but I do not see in the bill any provision for this recodification.


LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Justice):

No provision was made in that bill for the recodification of the criminal code. As the hon. member knows, recodification of the criminal law is proceeding rapidly all the time. Extensive amendments are being made every year, but no special provision has been made for a complete recodification of the criminal code.

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Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RECODIFICATION
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RAILWAYS

REFERENCE TO PASSENGER SERVICE BETWEEN OTTAWA AND TORONTO


On the orders of the day: Mr. JULIAN H. FERGUSON (Simcoe North): I should like to ask the Minister of Transport (Mr. Chevrier) to use his best efforts, in conjunction with the Canadian Pacific Railway, to improve the day coach service on the different trains operating to the capital of Canada. At the present time some of the oldest coaches owned by the railway are travelling from Toronto to Ottawa. They are not air-conditioned. I hope that an effort will be made to ensure that railway transport serving this area shall be in keeping with the status of Ottawa as the capital of Canada, which we all hold so dear.



The house in committee of supply, Mr. Golding in the chair.


DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY


Demobilization and Reconversion- 1)08. To provide for the liquidation of contracts, including commitments of previous years related to the acquisition of assets operated by the department or an agency of the department; and for miscellaneous and unforeseen expenses, *500,000.


PC

John Thomas Hackett

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HACKETT:

Has the right hon. gentleman the information which last night he said he would make available?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply):

I expect to be able to give it as soon as my officers arrive.

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PC

John Thomas Hackett

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HACKETT:

Can the minister give us any further information about the four per cent of the claims from cancelled contracts which are still outstanding? Is litigation between the department and the claimants pending at the present time?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Referring to the earlier question, the ten largest claims were as follows:

Canadian Car and Foundry Company (aircraft) $18,802,764

Fairchild Aircraft Limited (aircraft) 6,185,886

Chrysler Corporation (motor

vehicles) 2,094,388

Ford Motor Company of Canada

(motor vehicles) 14,591,767

General Motors of Canada Limited

(motor vehicles) 9,976,479

Montreal Locomotive Works

Limited (tanks) 4,881,588

R.C.A. Victor Company Limited

(wireless sets) 10,054,530

Northern Electric Company

Limited (wireless sets) 3,313,566

Canadian Pacific Railway Company (gun contract) 2,824,731

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PC

John Thomas Hackett

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HACKETT:

Will the minister outline briefly the method followed in determining the adjustment?

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June 19, 1948