July 15, 1940 (19th Parliament, 1st Session)

NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I had intended to ask the minister to clarify his statement of Friday last with respect to unmarried men. The explanation he has just given is quite clear; we understand that this regulation regarding age applies only to the registration.
I should like to call the attention of the minister to the fact that the public press has
contained considerable in the way of interviews, either with the minister or with one of the national defence ministers, containing more information with respect to these matters than we have had so far in the House of Commons. I hold in my hand a press release which appeared in one of the eastern Canadian papers and which contains a wealth of information which, it seems to me, should have been given in the house. I have no doubt the department is proceeding with the work, but having regard to the principle involved I do suggest that this information be given in parliament before it is given to the public press.

Topic:   NATIONAL REGISTRATION
Subtopic:   TABLING OF REGULATIONS AND LIST OF REGISTRARS AND ASSISTANT REGISTRARS
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