April 21, 1939

LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER (Translation):

If there is

an understanding between the hon. member and the minister, and if the latter is willing to answer-

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   THE ST. HUBERT AIRPORT CIVIL SERVICE COMPETITION FOR THE POSITION OF AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICER
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CON

Edgard Jules Wermenlinger

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WERMENLINGER (Translation):

I object, Mr. Speaker.

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LIB

Charles-Édouard Ferland

Liberal

Mr. FERLAND (Translation):

I cannot say that there has 'been an understanding, but I notified the minister.

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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER (Translation):

In that

case, I have to maintain the ruling I gave a moment ago.

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   THE ST. HUBERT AIRPORT CIVIL SERVICE COMPETITION FOR THE POSITION OF AIRPORT TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICER
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NATIONAL DEFENCE


REPOnTED SIGHTING OF SUBMARINE IN HALIFAX HARBOUR On the orders of the day:


CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Leader of the Opposition) :

In view of the question asked yesterday, and the minister's suggestion that he might make a statement, I should like to inquire if he has any further statement to make at this time about the supposed German or foreign submarine in Halifax harbour?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Minister of National Defence):

The latest information received by the department is to the effect that a fifty foot fishing vessel based at Sambro has reported having passed the pilot vessel at the exact time, in the exact position and on the exact course indicated in the report with reference to the submarine.

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LIB

Ross Wilfred Gray (Chief Government Whip; Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal

Mr. GRAY:

Much ado about nothing.

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CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

It might have been something if it had been a submarine.

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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF


The house resumed from Thursday, April 20, consideration in committee of Bill No. 96, [Mi. Ferland.] to assist in the alleviation of unemployment and agricultural distress-Mr. Rogers-Mr. Sanderson in the chair. On section 5-Grants of financial assistance to provinces.


CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

Is the Youth Training Act,_ 1939, which is referred to in this section, Bill'No. 94?

Hon. NORMAN McL. ROGERS (Minister of Labour): Yes, that reference is to Bill No. 94, which is now at second reading in its progress through the house. In previous years the appropriation for youth training has appeared in the supplementary estimates, and has been eligible, as were other appropriations of that kind, in respect of applications to the Department of Finance for further assistance by way of loans. This year, inasmuch as youth training is being provided for by statute, it is necessary to include the possibility of loans being applied for under this bill for purposes of youth training.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS- UNDERTAKINGS IN GENERAL INTEREST AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCES
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SC

René-Antoine Pelletier

Social Credit

Mr. PELLETIER:

I know the minister will say that no particular project can be considered while this bill is being discussed1, and I have no intention of asking the minister about any project which it is not proposed to undertake. But in order to have the record clear I should like to read what happened last year in connection with a project which I proposed at that time. This is what the minister said, as reported on page 2498 of Hansard of May 3, 1938:

I did tell him deliberately

That is referring to myself.

-that I felt that the importance of having a Peace River outlet was appreciated on all sides of this house.

I am not at the moment referring to the necessity of putting this project through this year, but the minister will recall that last year I sent a map across the floor of this chamber to him which apparently he looked over quite closely. What action was taken under a similar bill which was passed last year in connection with the project I then proposed? I realize that it is impossible for the minister to commit himself as to any particular project this year, but I should like to have his report as to what was done last year in this regard.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

Last year there were no appropriations under the Department of Labour for highway construction, the appropriations for that purpose being under the Department of Mines and Resources. Whenever a highway program is considered it is discussed in the first instance with the pro-

Unemployment and Agricultural Distress

vincial government concerned, and I assume the same practice will be followed this year as last.

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS- UNDERTAKINGS IN GENERAL INTEREST AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCES
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SC

René-Antoine Pelletier

Social Credit

Mr. PELLETIER:

But the difference this year is this: If any particular project is deemed to be a work for the general advantage of Canada, it is not necessary to have a provincial recommendation before the federal government can proceed with the project. Am I right in that?

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

Even so, unless the consent of the province were obtained it would be impossible for the dominion government to proceed with construction of its own volition in any single province.

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
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SC

René-Antoine Pelletier

Social Credit

Mr. PELLETIER:

Perhaps I did not explain myself clearly. Where a province is not called upon to make a contribution to any particular project but has no objection to having it declared to be a work for the general advantage of Canada, could the federal government itself proceed with the project without recommendation from the province? The bill makes it quite clear that the minister or the governor in council has power to declare any work to be for the general advantage of Canada. If no obstruction were placed in the way, would it not be possible for the federal government to proceed under that power with the construction of a highway or any other project?

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS- UNDERTAKINGS IN GENERAL INTEREST AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCES
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LIB

Norman McLeod Rogers (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. ROGERS:

Under the conditions described there would be no legal impediment to doing what the hon. member proposes. It would then be a question of policy, whether or not it would be wise for the dominion government to enter upon the construction say of a highway or any other provincial undertaking in any province.

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS- UNDERTAKINGS IN GENERAL INTEREST AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCES
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SC

René-Antoine Pelletier

Social Credit

Mr. PELLETIER:

I want to understand that quite clearly. It would simply be a matter of government policy whether construction of the road should be undertaken?

Topic:   REFERENCE OF ITEMS IN ESTIMATES TO COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Sub-subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS- UNDERTAKINGS IN GENERAL INTEREST AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO PROVINCES
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April 21, 1939