June 1, 1938

LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. W. D. EULER (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

The situation is just as it was described yesterday. The men are still in the lobby of the post office.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
Subtopic:   CONCENTRATION OF SINGLE UNEMPLOYED MEN IN VANCOUVER-OCCUPATION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

And still playing games.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
Subtopic:   CONCENTRATION OF SINGLE UNEMPLOYED MEN IN VANCOUVER-OCCUPATION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I have no knowledge of that; in fact I doubt it very much, just as my hon. friend's information was incorrect the other day.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
Subtopic:   CONCENTRATION OF SINGLE UNEMPLOYED MEN IN VANCOUVER-OCCUPATION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Not at all.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
Subtopic:   CONCENTRATION OF SINGLE UNEMPLOYED MEN IN VANCOUVER-OCCUPATION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

REPORTED LAY-OFF OF EMPLOYEES AT EDS0N, ALBERTA


On the orders of the day:


SC

Archibald Hugh Mitchell

Social Credit

Mr. A. H. MITCHELL (Medicine Hat):

I wish to address a question to the Minister of Transport (Mr. Howe) and the Minister of Labour (Mr. Rogers). A telegram has come to-day addressed to the hon. member for Jasper-Edson (Mr. Kuhl), from the town of Edson, Alberta, a divisional point of the Canadian National Railways. It states that an already heavy relief burden is being further aggravated by the lay-off of railway employees at this point. The citizens there are expressing anxiety and they ask for an early solution. What assurance can the government give the people of Edson that these men will be adequately provided for so that a crisis which appears to be impending there may be averted? I notice that the ministers of transport and of labour are not in the chamber at the moment, and I trust that the Minister of Justice will direct their attention to the question.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REPORTED LAY-OFF OF EMPLOYEES AT EDS0N, ALBERTA
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

My two colleagues are engaged elsewhere to-day, but this matter will be called to their attention and I hope to give my hon. friend an answer to-morrow.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REPORTED LAY-OFF OF EMPLOYEES AT EDS0N, ALBERTA
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EXCISE TAX AMENDMENT

MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES INVOLVING NO ALTERATION IN RATES


Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of National Revenue) moved the third reading of Bill No. 123, to amend the Excise Act. Motion agreed to and bill read the third time and passed.


POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT


Railway mail service, $10,323,670.


CON

Howard Charles Green

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GREEN:

In the details of the vote given on page 169 it appears that there is only one grade for all railway mail clerks. About six weeks ago a delegation from the railway mail clerks appeared before the civil service committee, asking that a recommendation be made that there should be at least two grades of railway mail clerks, one for the junior men and one for the seniors who have charge of the different lines. We understood subsequently from the chairman of the civil service commission that the Post Office Department had asked for a regrading. Will new grades be established?

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. W. D. EULER (Acting Postmaster General):

I am told that the matter has to be discussed with the civil service commission, but that has not yet been done. Action will follow as soon as the parliamentary committee on the civil service has completed its work, when the department will consult with the civil service commission as to what steps should appropriately be taken.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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CON

Howard Charles Green

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GREEN:

Is the Post Office Department in favour of such a regrading?

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

No definite decision on that can be given until all the details have been thoroughly examined by the officials of the department. The department on its own initiative has referred the matter to the civil service commission for discussion. I do not know whether my hon. friend can gather a favourable opinion from that or not. But the matter will be discussed later on.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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CON

Howard Charles Green

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GREEN:

The civil service commission gave us to understand that they were quite agreeable to it, but that the initiative had to come from the Post Office Department.

Topic:   POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT
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LIB

June 1, 1938