January 23, 1939

CON

Harry Gladstone Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. H. G. CLARKE (Rosedale):

I am pleased to see that the question I had prepared to ask the Minister of Labour (Mr. Rogers) has been asked in part by our leader (Mr. Manion). I should like to ask further if the minister will intercede as soon as possible in behalf of the unemployed seventy-five persons who are in the Toronto gaol.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

As has been already stated to the house by the leader of the opposition (Mr. Manion), the men who were arrested for violation of a city by-law have been remanded for a week. Any action to be taken with respect to the matter will be considered in the interval.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT
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SITUATION IN AYLMER, QUEBEC-SUGGESTED EMPLOYMENT ON GATINEAU PARKWAY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Rodolphe Leduc

Liberal

Mr. RODOLPHE LEDUC (Wright):

Can the Minister of Labour tell the house whether any steps have been taken to deal with the critical situation in the town of Aylmer caused by lack of work and failure of the provincial government to arrange for granting relief to the needy?

Hon. NORMAN McL. ROGERS (Minister of Labour): The situation in Aylmer was brought to my attention by the hon. member who has just spoken, also by the mayor and a number of members of the council of the

town of Aylmer. Following that interview I wrote to the premier of the province of Quebec bringing to his attention the fact that a sum of money amounting to $115,000 had been allocated to that province for the rehabilitation of older unemployed persons, and suggesting that, since that money had not been taken up by the province of Quebec, it might be possible that a portion of it could be diverted for the relief of this situation in Aylmer. The suggestion has been made that a considerable number of people in that area could be usefully employed on the Gatineau parkway. I have not yet received an answer from the premier of Quebec, but I am hopeful that either through an answer from him or in some other way early action can be taken to relieve the situation of which the hon. member has spoken.

Topic:   SITUATION IN AYLMER, QUEBEC-SUGGESTED EMPLOYMENT ON GATINEAU PARKWAY
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FISHING INDUSTRY

LOSS OF LOBSTER TRAPS AND EQUIPMENT ON WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Robert Emmett Finn

Liberal

Mr. R. E. FINN (Halifax):

May I direct the attention of the Minister of Fisheries (Mr. Michaud) to the lobster industry on the west coast of Nova Scotia, starting at Cole Harbour in the county of Halifax and running westward to the southeastern end of Digby county which is a part of Yarmouth county. A major disaster occurred there as the result of a terrific gale which swept away their traps and equipment. I wish it to be well understood that I am placing no blame upon the Minister of Fisheries or his department. My representations were made nearly six weeks ago. Upon coming to Ottawa, an amount of money was appropriated, namely $100,000. After the amount was fixed-

Topic:   FISHING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   LOSS OF LOBSTER TRAPS AND EQUIPMENT ON WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. Will the hon.

member put his question now?

Topic:   FISHING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   LOSS OF LOBSTER TRAPS AND EQUIPMENT ON WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

Robert Emmett Finn

Liberal

Mr. FINN:

I will ask the minister the question. I was going to relieve him of responsibility, but have been stopped, so therefore he will have to take it. I should like to ask whether the government of Nova Scotia, which has been interrogated many times, has given any final answer. In connection with that, I would ask the minister that all correspondence between the provincial government and the dominion government with reference to the reestablishing of the lobster fishermen be placed upon the table of the house.

Topic:   FISHING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   LOSS OF LOBSTER TRAPS AND EQUIPMENT ON WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

That is not a question which should be put on the orders of the day.

Topic:   FISHING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   LOSS OF LOBSTER TRAPS AND EQUIPMENT ON WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

Robert Emmett Finn

Liberal

Mr. FINN:

I cannot hear you, Mr. Speaker.

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Topic:   FISHING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   LOSS OF LOBSTER TRAPS AND EQUIPMENT ON WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I said that this is not a proper question for the orders of the day. It should have been put by the hon. member on the order paper.

Topic:   FISHING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   LOSS OF LOBSTER TRAPS AND EQUIPMENT ON WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

Robert Emmett Finn

Liberal

Mr. FINN:

I was not so advised, Mr. Speaker, by the clerk of the house. I was advised the other way.

Topic:   FISHING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   LOSS OF LOBSTER TRAPS AND EQUIPMENT ON WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

It should have been put on the order paper as a notice of motion.

Topic:   FISHING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   LOSS OF LOBSTER TRAPS AND EQUIPMENT ON WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

John James Kinley

Liberal

Mr. KINLEY:

With regard to the difficulties of the lobster fishermen of Nova Scotia, may I ask the minister whether he did not make a suggestion or offer to contribute towards the relief of these men?

Topic:   FISHING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   LOSS OF LOBSTER TRAPS AND EQUIPMENT ON WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

That question should be placed on the order paper and not be asked on the orders of the day.

Topic:   FISHING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   LOSS OF LOBSTER TRAPS AND EQUIPMENT ON WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

John James Kinley

Liberal

Mr. KINLEY:

I asked the question only because I feared that there might be some confusion in view of the answer given the hon. member for Halifax (Mr. Finn).

Topic:   FISHING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   LOSS OF LOBSTER TRAPS AND EQUIPMENT ON WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA
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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

No answer was given the hon. member for Halifax.

Topic:   FISHING INDUSTRY
Subtopic:   LOSS OF LOBSTER TRAPS AND EQUIPMENT ON WESTERN COAST OF NOVA SCOTIA
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January 23, 1939