June 5, 1941

AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE THAT MEMBERS OP CONCILIATION BOARDS SHALL NOT HAVE PECUNIARY OR OTHER INTEREST


Hon. N. A. McLARTY (Minister of Labour) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 96, to amend the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act.


NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Explain.

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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. McLARTY:

Mr. Speaker, the amendment proposed by this bill is an amendment of section 12 of the Industrial Disputes Investigation Act. As the section now reads it provides that no person shall act as a member of a conciliation board who has any pecuniary interest in the matter in dispute. In an endeavour to secure a more impartial board than in some instances we have secured, these words are being added to the bill:

-or who is then acting or has so acted within a period of six months preceding the date of the application for a board in the capacity of solicitor, legal adviser, counsel or paid agent of either of the parties to the dispute.

The purpose, I think, is obvious.

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Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Is this the only section which is to be amended?

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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. McLARTY:

It is the only section to be amended under this bill. It is with the thought of securing an impartial board which can deal with matters in dispute.

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NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Does the act or the

amendment now apply to public utilities?

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LIB

Norman Alexander McLarty (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. McLARTY:

It applies generally to utilities, yes. The Industrial Disputes Investigation Act has always so applied.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


OIL REGULATIONS

LIB

Mr. HOBLITZELL:

Liberal

1. Has the attention of the government been drawn to a statement appearing in the Ottawa Citizen of Wednesday, May 28, in which Mr. Cottrelle, oil controller, answered criticisms made regarding oil regulations?

2. Will the government give consideration to the suggestion of investigation outlined by Mr. Cottrelle?

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Subtopic:   OIL REGULATIONS
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. This is a matter concerning government policy which will be announced in due course.

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Subtopic:   OIL REGULATIONS
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QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

TORONTO POST OFFICE

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. What are the details or break-down in sessional paper No. 281a, tabled recently, regarding the operation of the Toronto post office, showing a surplus over all expenses, maintenances, salaries and overhead of $1,531,551.06?

2. What becomes of this surplus for the last year of record, and will the price of drop letters be reduced from two to one cent in the city?

Diversion of Water

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Subtopic:   TORONTO POST OFFICE
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FINES FOB SOLDIERS HITCH-HIKING

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. How many soldiers at Camp Borden and Petawawa have been fined for a broach of a regulation issued under the authority of the officer commanding, preventing hitch-hiking?

2. How many from Toronto were fined $5 each from their weekly pay?

3. Who authorized this fine, and under what section of the statutes of Canada, the Army Act, the Militia Act, the Air or the Navy Act was it imposed?

4. Was the scale of fines sanctioned by the government, and on whose orders?

5. What becomes of these fines?

6. Who authorized such penalties and will an inquiry be held in the matter?

7. What fines were imposed on air men or navy herein?

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Subtopic:   FINES FOB SOLDIERS HITCH-HIKING
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LABOUR DEPARTMENT ACT

AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ASSOCIATE DEPUTY MINISTER

June 5, 1941