August 6, 1940

VIMY MEMORIAL

COMMUNICATION FROM HIGH COMMISSIONER WITH RESPECT TO REPORTED DAMAGE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

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

Liberal

Rght Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Hon. members will be

pleased to know that I have received from our high commissioner in the United Kingdom a telegram saying that the air ministry states that an air photograph of Vimy memorial recently taken does not show any damage.

Topic:   VIMY MEMORIAL
Subtopic:   COMMUNICATION FROM HIGH COMMISSIONER WITH RESPECT TO REPORTED DAMAGE
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OIL CONTROL

EFFECT OF RECENT DECISION UPON SUPPLY OF CRUDE OIL TO COOPERATIVE REFINERY, LIMITED


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. A. M. NICHOLSON (Mackenzie):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Munitions and Supply (Mr. Howe). On July 22 the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar (Mr. Coldwell) asked a question regarding the crude oil supply as it affected the Consumers' Cooperative Refineries, Regina, Saskatchewan. I have a copy of the Saskatchewan Cooperative Consumer in which it is reported that no attempt has been made 95826-160

by the federal oil controller to apportion the available supplies of crude in an equitable manner. I wonder whether the minister could make any further statement beyond what he made on July 22 with regard to this very important matter.

Topic:   OIL CONTROL
Subtopic:   EFFECT OF RECENT DECISION UPON SUPPLY OF CRUDE OIL TO COOPERATIVE REFINERY, LIMITED
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Munitions and Supply):

I have no further information

on the subject, but I will make additional inquiries.

Topic:   OIL CONTROL
Subtopic:   EFFECT OF RECENT DECISION UPON SUPPLY OF CRUDE OIL TO COOPERATIVE REFINERY, LIMITED
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UNEMPLOYED MINERS

SITUATION IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA -CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY ORDERS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Transport; Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. P. J. A. CARDIN (Minister of Public Works and Transport):

A few days ago

the hon. member for Cape Breton South (Mr. Gillis) drew attention to the conditions of the miners in the river Herbert and Joggins districts of Cumberland county, Nova Scotia. I promised him that I would refer the matter to the Canadian National Railways, and am this morning in a position to answer the question through information which has been given to me. It is stated in the report which I have received that for the seven months ended July 31, 1940, orders have been placed for 34,478 tons of coal, while during the same period of 1939 the amount was 16,512 tons, showing an increase of over one hundred per cent in the orders given in the Maccan district. During the month of July the total was 5,560 tons, compared with 1,700 tons taken in July of last year.

I may add that, as a result of an agreement reached during July between the Canadian National Railway officials and operators of coal mines in the Maccan district, an increase of 25 cents per ton has been granted. Canadian National Railways officials are watching closely the situation with a view to helping as much as possible the miners of that district.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYED MINERS
Subtopic:   SITUATION IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY, NOVA SCOTIA -CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY ORDERS
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PRISONERS OF WAR

COMPLAINT OF UNDUE INDULGENCE TO GERMANS INTERNED IN CANADA


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Angus MacInnis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. ANGUS MacINNIS (Vancouver East):

I have received a letter in which the complaint is made that the German war prisoners interned in this country are receiving favoured treatment. I will later send to the minister a copy, but I wonder if he is in a position to-day to make any statement in that regard.

Topic:   PRISONERS OF WAR
Subtopic:   COMPLAINT OF UNDUE INDULGENCE TO GERMANS INTERNED IN CANADA
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LIB

Pierre-François Casgrain (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. P. F. CASGRAIN (Secretary of State):

If the hon. member will submit the letter to me I will look into it.

Supply-External Affairs

The house in committee of supply, Mr. Vien in the chair.

Topic:   PRISONERS OF WAR
Subtopic:   COMPLAINT OF UNDUE INDULGENCE TO GERMANS INTERNED IN CANADA
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DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS


il. Departmental administration, $181,760.


August 6, 1940