May 18, 1939

CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

I did say that the department is doing good work. Could the minister give the division of the two hundred students among the universities?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

I have not that information here, but I can tell my hon. friend that those students are certified by the civil service commission on the reports received.

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CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CHURCH:

Who selects the students?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Students in the third and fourth years in mining engineering and

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geology are eligible to come into these parties. They apply, and the civil service commission rates them on the standing given by the professors in the universities. That method is working out very well. It is an incentive to the students in their student work because they realize the value of the practical knowledge that they gain through the field work. I should like to see it enlarged.

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IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

The minister was kind enough to nod his approval when I was speaking about the Zeballos area, but that does not show in Hansard. Would he mind saying a few words of encouragement to us, as to his intentions in going on with the work?

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LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

Being a minister charged with ministerial responsibility, I might hesitate to be quite as enthusiastic as my hon. friend about the Zeballos area, but I can say that to-day it is one of the most promising areas in Canada. An old mine manager with many years' experience said to me a few years ago that it takes several years to make a mine. He said: "You may get your surface showings, and they may go down a few hundred feet, but I want to know what is down 2,000, 3,000, 4,000, 5,000 feet." So far as our information goes, this is a promising area, and if its present prospects hold I may say to the hon. member for Comox-Alberni I do not think he has over-stated its possibilities; but I would hesitate to predict just what the future of this area may be, because we have not yet the complete evidence of the depth to which gold bearing veins go. But the information we have points to the correctness of the statement made by the hon. member.

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SC

John Charles Landeryou

Social Credit

Mr. LANDERYOU:

May I point out to the hon. member for Moose Jaw that there was no development of the Turner valley oil field or of any oil structure in Alberta while control of the natural resources was in the hands of the federal administration. There was, as I pointed out, a little gambling in oil leases and shares, but no real development of the oil structures prior to the return of the resources to the province. May I also point out that the greatest development has taken place since the province has been blessed with a Social Credit government. In giving the federal government credit for the Alberta oil developments, the hon. member for Moose Jaw surprises me, particularly after the minister telling us that because the federal government secures no direct revenue from the oil produced in Alberta he feels no concern about marketing that oil, which, he says, is a purely provincial matter. I would remind the hon. member as well as the minister that

in 1935 we heard a great deal about marketing. The Liberals not only were going to reform the monetary system but were going to extend Canadian markets.

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SC

John Charles Landeryou

Social Credit

Mr. LANDERYOU:

But the development of markets for Alberta oil is as important to western Canada as the development of markets for the products of eastern Canada, and the fact that the federal government does not receive any direct revenue from the oil production is no reason why this government should not do everything in its power to extend the markets for Alberta oil.

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Item agreed to.


LIB

Thomas Alexander Crerar (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. CRERAR:

I understand there is some arrangement to close to-night at ten o'clock. I therefore move that the committee rise, report progress and ask leave to sit again.

Progress reported.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice) moved:

That when this house adjourns this day it stand adjourned until to-morrow at two-thirty o'clock in the afternoon.

He said: His Majesty the King will be in the senate chamber at three o'clock.

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Motion agreed to.


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ANNOUNCEMENT WITH RESPECT TO OFFICIAL PROGRAM FOR SATURDAY, MAY 20

LIB

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

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

I have been asked to give information to members of the house about the arrangements for Saturday. Inquiries have been made as to the facilities for members of parliament to get from the ceremony of the trooping of the colour to the site of the supreme court building for the ceremony there. It has been learned from the acting commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police that members of parliament who are in the reserved enclosures on the driveway near the centre gate will have no difficulty in proceeding, after the departure of His Majesty and of the Prime Minister, through the centre gate and west along Wellington street to the supreme court building.

However, it will not be possible to arrange any special facilities for members who prefer to witness the trooping of the colour from the windows of the centre block. The police

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anticipate such large crowds that the task of making any special passage through the crowd would be an insuperable additional burden to their ordinary police duties. Members of parliament are therefore urged, if they desire to be present at both ceremonies, to make use of the reserved enclosures near the centre gate for the purpose of viewing the trooping of the colour. Then they will have no difficulty in proceeding to the supreme court building.

On motion of Mr. Lapointe (Quebec East), the house adjourned at 10.04 p.m., until Friday, May 19, at 2.30 p.m.

Friday, May 19, 1939

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May 18, 1939