June 17, 1942

MILITARY SERVICE

CALLING UP OF SINGLE MEN AND CHILDLESS WIDOWERS UP TO AND INCLUDING AGE 35

LIB

Joseph Thorarinn Thorson (Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

Hon. J. T. THORSON (Minister of National War Services):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to lay on the table copy of an order in council providing for the issue of a proclamation calling out men who were on the 15th day of July, 1940, unmarried or widowers without child or children, and who were born in any of the years 1921, 1920, 1919, 1918, 1917, 1916, 1915, 1914, 1913, 1912, 1911, 1910, 1909, 1908 or 1907, but that persons born in the year 1921 shall not be called out until after they have reached the age of twenty-one.

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Subtopic:   CALLING UP OF SINGLE MEN AND CHILDLESS WIDOWERS UP TO AND INCLUDING AGE 35
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


ASSISTANCE TO VICTORIA, N.S., FARMERS

LIB

Matthew MacLean

Liberal

Mr. MacLEAN (Cape Breton North-Victoria) :

Is the government prepared to assist the Victoria farmers so they can have easy access to the railway during the winter season and thus enable them to send tlieir produce to the Sydney market?

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Subtopic:   ASSISTANCE TO VICTORIA, N.S., FARMERS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Transport; Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

I find it difficult to answer the question in its present form. I wonder if the hon. member would clarify it a little. The difficulty is that the island of Victoria was cut off from the railway fo'r the winter and has been to this day. I know of no way of giving the assistance asked for.

Question dropped.

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Subtopic:   ASSISTANCE TO VICTORIA, N.S., FARMERS
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PURCHASE OF LUMBER USED BY DOMINION CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

LIB

Mr. MacLEAN (Cape Breton North-Victoria) :

Liberal

1. From what firms is the lumber used by the Dominion Construction Company at Edwardsville, Cape Breton, being purchased?

2. Is any of this lumber being purchased from the lumber mills in Cape Breton island?

3. If not, will the government give such lumber dealers an opportunity of tendering?

Questions

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Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF LUMBER USED BY DOMINION CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport; Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. Lumber purchased by the Dominion Construction Company, Edwardsville, Cape

Breton, is as follows:

Board

feet

Chappells Limited, Sydney, NS 670,000

J. W. Stephens, Limited, Sydney, N.S. 190,000 John C. MacMillan, North Sydney,

N.S 50,000

D. Porter & Son. Stellarton, N.S 97,000

J. J. Grant, New Glasgow, N.S 55,000

Spencer Bros. & Turner, Truro, N.S... 485,000 McCulloch & Hogan, Limited, Halifax,

N.S 297,000

Moncton Lumber Co., Moncton, N.B. 505,000

King Wood Sales, Moncton, N.B 515,000

Ashley Colter Co., Fredericton, N.B.. 275,000 Flemming & Gibson, Juniper, N.B... 175,000

H. E. Pelton, Saint John, N.B 50,000

Benj. Belliveau, Meteghan, N.S 62,000

3,426,000

2. Yes.

3. Cape Breton island lumber mills are being given full opportunity for quoting on government requirements in Cape Breton, and dealers without milling facilities have been urged by the department to make their stock available to local mills for milling and delivery to the department.

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Subtopic:   PURCHASE OF LUMBER USED BY DOMINION CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
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DAIRY INDUSTRY-CANS FOR HANDLING MILK AND CREAM

LIB

Mr. LECLERC:

Liberal

1. Have cans used in the handling of milk and cream been rationed?

2. Are farmers engaged in the dairy industry unable to purchase such cans?

3. Will the government consider the advisability of placing such cans in a special category ?

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Subtopic:   DAIRY INDUSTRY-CANS FOR HANDLING MILK AND CREAM
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LIB

Mr. ILSLEY: (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

1. No.

2. They are still able to purchase these cans but there is a short supply.

3. Supplies of milk cans for essential purposes are receiving careful consideration. These cans are made from sheet steel for the supply of which we are dependent on the United States. Only a limited tonnage of such sheet steel is available.

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Subtopic:   DAIRY INDUSTRY-CANS FOR HANDLING MILK AND CREAM
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STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FOR SUMMER FARM WORK

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. Has the federal government inaugurated any scheme of financial assistance to the provincial governments in order to secure the services of students and teachers for farm work during the summer school recess?

2. If so, what provinces have agreed to assist in the furtherance of this scheme?

3. Have any provincial governments refused to cooperate?

4. If so, which ones?

5. Were any reasons given by these provinces as to why they would not cooperate in securing help required on farms during summer?

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Subtopic:   STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FOR SUMMER FARM WORK
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LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Yes; the federal government is prepared to provide financial assistance for the purpose of assisting the provinces in executing a plan for recruiting, transporting to, and placing upon farms labourers-male and female-suitable for farm work.

2. The province of Ontario has entered into an agreement with the federal government to carry out such a plan.

3. No province, other than Ontario, has entered into an agreement regarding financial assistance in connection with farm labour.

4. See answer to 3.

5. The provinces, other than Ontario, have not signified their desire to enter into an agreement such as that existing with the province of Ontario.

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Subtopic:   STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FOR SUMMER FARM WORK
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PUBLICATION OF LISTS OF WAR CONTRACTS

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. Has the director of public information definitely abandoned the practice of publishing the lists of war contracts awarded by the Minister of Munitions and Supply?

2. If so, does the government intend to place at the disposal of members of parliament other methods whereby they may learn of the awarding of war contracts and their nature?

3. Will the government publish, as formerly, a detailed report of the amount of each war contract and the persons or companies to which they have been awarded?

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Subtopic:   PUBLICATION OF LISTS OF WAR CONTRACTS
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LIB

Mr. HOWE: (Minister of Transport; Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Information regarding specific contracts may be obtained by writing the deputy minister of munitions and supply or by placing the question on the order paper.

3. No. Please refer to the minister's statement, page 215 Hansard.

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Subtopic:   PUBLICATION OF LISTS OF WAR CONTRACTS
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June 17, 1942