February 9, 1949

CANADIAN REPRESENTATION IN VATICAN CITY

SC

Mr. Caouelte:

Social Credit

1. Is Canada represented in Vatican city?

2. If so. by whom and at what salary?

3. If not, why is there no Canadian ambassador to the Vatican?

Topic:   CANADIAN REPRESENTATION IN VATICAN CITY
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LIB

Mr. Pearson: (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. The question of the extension of Canadian diplomatic representation, which is influenced by a variety of circumstances, is under periodic consideration by the government. Such consideration would include the question of appointing a representative to the Vatican.

Questions

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CARDINAL MINDSZENTY

SC

Mr. Caouelle:

Social Credit

1. Has the Canadian government made official representations to the Hungarian authorities against the arrest of Cardinal Mindszenty?

2. If so, of what nature?

3. If not, why were no such representations made?

Topic:   CARDINAL MINDSZENTY
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LIB

Mr. Pearson: (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. Answered by my statement in the house, which appears on page 162 of Hansard for Wednesday, February 2.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   CARDINAL MINDSZENTY
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ARCHBISHOP STEPINAC

SC

Mr. Caoueiie:

Social Credit

1. Have representations been made to the Yugoslav authorities by the Canadian government concerning the imprisonment of Archbishop Stepinac?

2. If so, what were the terms of such representations?

3. If not, why were no such representations made?

Topic:   ARCHBISHOP STEPINAC
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LIB

Mr. Pearson: (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. Answered by the statement made by Mr. St. Laurent when Secretary of State for External Affairs, which appears on page 712 of Hansard for February 24, 1947.

Topic:   ARCHBISHOP STEPINAC
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NATIONAL REVENUE

NEW BUILDING IN LONDON, ONT.

PC

Mr. Manross:

Progressive Conservative

1. Is a building being erected in the city of London, Ontario, for the Department of National Revenue, Income Tax?

2. If so, by whom?

3. What rental will be paid by the department for such building?

4. Were builders or investors in London, Ontario, asked to tender on such building?

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   NEW BUILDING IN LONDON, ONT.
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LIB

Mr. Fournier (Hull): (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Westmount Realties Limited.

3. $1.75 per square foot per annum, including steam or fuel for heating.

4. No information, as building being erected by private interests.

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   NEW BUILDING IN LONDON, ONT.
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SOLDIER SETTLERS

REDUCTION OF INDEBTEDNESS AND GRANTING OF CLEAR TITLES

SC

Mr. Fair:

Social Credit

1. What amount has been spent out of moneys provided under vote No. 927 at the 1948 session?

2. How many clear titles have been issued as a result of this appropriation?

3. In what province were those located?

4. What was the reduction in each case?

5. What procedure was followed in determining cases to be dealt with?

Topic:   SOLDIER SETTLERS
Subtopic:   REDUCTION OF INDEBTEDNESS AND GRANTING OF CLEAR TITLES
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LIB

Leslie Alexander Mutch (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Mutch:

Return as of January 31, 1949:

1. $75,442.32. A further amount of $69,557.68 has been allotted to district offices and not yet used.

2. None have yet been issued but agreements for cash settlement have been reached in 209 cases and titles are in course of being issued.

3. B.C., 21; Alta., 97; Sask., 63; Man., 3; Ont., 8; N.B., 13; N.S., 3; P.E.I., 1.

4. It is not considered to be in the interests of the veteran to disclose information of this nature affecting individual transactions. The average reduction in the cases in which payments have been made under vote No. 927 has been $335.30.

5. By selecting those settlers whose agreement has not been terminated, rescinded or assigned, and whose indebtedness under such agreement is, in the opinion of the director of soldier settlement, beyond both the productive capacity of the land concerned and, having regard to the age of the settler or his physical limitations, the personal capacity of the settler to pay; then by negotiating with the settler to determine an amount which he can reasonably be expected to pay either immediately or by annual instalments within three years.

Topic:   SOLDIER SETTLERS
Subtopic:   REDUCTION OF INDEBTEDNESS AND GRANTING OF CLEAR TITLES
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FRED ROSE

PC

Mr. Lennard:

Progressive Conservative

1. Is Fred Rose, former member of parliament, now serving as an inmate of the St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary, employed in the library of that institution?

2. If so, in what capacity is he employed and what are his duties?

Topic:   FRED ROSE
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LIB

Mr. Garson: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Employed in fitting and repairing covers for library books under supervision of the penitentiary librarian and other custodial officers.

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February 9, 1949