May 24, 1930

UNEMPLOYMENT IN ALBERTA


On the orders of the day:


UFA

George Gibson Coote

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. G. G. COOTE (Mcleod):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to draw the attention of the Minister of Mines (Mr. Stewart) to the following telegram:

The executive board of the Mine Workers Union of Canada urgently requests the federal government to give attention to the serious condition of unemployment and distress now prevailing throughout the mining industry of western Canada and would suggest as one means to that end that the government concede to the request made for subvention of rates as placed before the government by the representatives of the mining industry of western Canada.

It is signed by Frank Wheatley, president of the Mine Workers' Union of Canada. I know the government have had this matter under consideration, and I would ask the minister whether in view of the early closing of parliament he is yet prepared to make a statement in regard to it.

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Hon. CHARLES STEWART (Minister of Mines):

Mr. Speaker, the matter has been

under consideration for some days by the government, and I expect to have full information to place before the house in order that we may deal with it to-day or Monday.

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UFA

Edward Joseph Garland

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. E. J. GARLAND (Bow River):

A few days ago, Mr. Speaker, I noticed in some of the press reports from the province of Alberta that Premier Brownlee was to report to this government the unemployment conditions there and ask for assistance. Has any information been received from him?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs; Minister of Mines; Minister of the Interior)

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

Not so far

as I know. I have not received any information, and the Prime Minister states that he has not.

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PUBLIC WORKS AT BEAVERTON


On the orders of the day:


CON

Peter McGibbon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PETER McGIBBON (Muskoka-On-tario):

I desire to ask the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Elliott) if it is the intention of the government to complete the public works at Beaverton. Nothing has been done this year.

Senate Amendments

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LIB

John Campbell Elliott (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. J. C. ELLIOTT (Minister of Public Works):

Offhand I am not in a position to say what the present situation is, but I shall be triad to make inquiries and let my hon. friend know.

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RUSSIAN ANTHRACITE COAL


On the orders of the day:


LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, in the absence of the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Malcolm) possibly the Minister of Finance (Mr. Dunning) could give me an answer with regard to a question on Russian coal. I presume that Russian coal is being sent to this country to pay for Canadian goods. Can the minister give us information as to the class of Canadian goods which is being exported to Russia and the present trade balance?

Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance): I am afraid my hon. friend will

have to put that question on the order paper. I am sure the Minister of Trade and Commerce through his department will be able to give an answer to it; I cannot offhand.

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LAB

CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS

EXPORT ACT AMENDMENT


Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister) moved the second reading of and concurrence in amendment made by the Senate to Bill No. 15 to amend the Export Act. .


UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARDINER:

Could the Prime Minister give the house some indication of the nature of the amendment?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Yes, the amendment is purely clerical. In line 27 the word "exportation" appears; it should have read " importation."

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Oh, oh.

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May 24, 1930