July 31, 1942

CCF

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

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

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weyburn):

What provision will be made for the family of the man killed? Will it come under the Ontario compensation law, or a special provision by the federal government?

Topic:   PICKERING MUNITIONS PLANT
Subtopic:   INQUIRY FOLLOWING EXPLOSION-ALLEGED DEFECTIVE SHELL CASINGS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

It comes under the dominion compensation laws, which in this case follow the same scale as the Ontario laws.

Topic:   PICKERING MUNITIONS PLANT
Subtopic:   INQUIRY FOLLOWING EXPLOSION-ALLEGED DEFECTIVE SHELL CASINGS
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POSTAL SERVICE

CONTRACT FOR CARRYING OF MAIL BETWEEN OTTAWA AND UPLANDS AIRPORT


On the orders of the day:


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Mr. J. H. KARRIS@Danforth

I wish

to ask a question of the Postmaster General. I am sorry I did not have an opportunity to advise him in advance. Would the minister be good' enough, before the house closes, to table a copy of the agreement or contract for the carrying of mail from the Ottawa post office to the Uplands airport, and advise us whether there is in the agreement a fair wage clause, and also whether tenders were called for this contract?

Hon. W. P. MULOCIv (Postmaster General): I shall be glad to obtain the information, whether or not it is possible to table it before the house adjourns. In any case I shall be glad to forward a copy to the hon. member.

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   CONTRACT FOR CARRYING OF MAIL BETWEEN OTTAWA AND UPLANDS AIRPORT
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CON

Joseph Henry Harris

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HARRIS (Danforth):

Will the minister answer the question whether there is a fair wage clause and whether tenders were called?

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   CONTRACT FOR CARRYING OF MAIL BETWEEN OTTAWA AND UPLANDS AIRPORT
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

INQUIRY AS TO REPORT OF INVESTIGATOR WITH RESPECT TO DIFFICULTIES IN DUMART PLANT


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Clarence Gillis

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

Mr. CLARENCE GILLIS (Cape Breton South):

This morning I received a telegram from the employees of the Dumart plant. A commissioner has been investigating the recent trouble there, and I understand that his report has been made to the department. Is the minister in a position to table the report before the house adjourns?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPORT OF INVESTIGATOR WITH RESPECT TO DIFFICULTIES IN DUMART PLANT
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

I have no knowledge of it, though I mentioned the matter to my officials this morning. I shall be glad to comply with my hon. friend's request, or, if it is not possible to table the report before the house adjourns, I will arrange to have a copy sent to my hon. friend.

Air Raid Precautions

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPORT OF INVESTIGATOR WITH RESPECT TO DIFFICULTIES IN DUMART PLANT
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HANDLING OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BOOKS IN DISTRICT OFFICES


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Gordon Knapman Fraser

National Government

Mr. G. K. FRASER (Peterborough West):

I have a question to direct to the Minister of Labour. I understand that unemployment insurance books must be completed after each job and before another job may be taken. I have before me a letter from a man who states that he sent his unemployment insurance book to the district office on July 10 but did not receive an answer from that office until July 24. In that answer he was told that the delay in replying to his letter was occasioned by the unusual press of business, and they hoped he had not been greatly inconvenienced. Then the letter goes on to say that he might get a job at Pickering, and he is also told:

If interested, I would thank you to advise me, or if you decide to go at once you can pick up your insurance book at this office on your way there.

This man lives sixty miles from that office. Is there any way in which the minister can speed up the work of these offices and help out these men? This man has lost the time between July 10 and July 24, and he asks whether he is entitled to unemployment insurance for that period, because he missed out on a job.

Topic:   HANDLING OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BOOKS IN DISTRICT OFFICES
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

I shall be glad to look into the facts of the case. My hon. friend will appreciate that with over three million persons coming within the orbit of the act, occasionally we will get some questions such as the hon. gentleman has raised. But he may rest assured that I will look into it to see if the work can be expedited.

Topic:   HANDLING OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BOOKS IN DISTRICT OFFICES
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NAT

Gordon Knapman Fraser

National Government

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

There are not three million people in the district where this happened. These incidents have occurred in other offices as well, and I think the work should be speeded up.

Topic:   HANDLING OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BOOKS IN DISTRICT OFFICES
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

If my hon. friend had just sent me a note we might have been able to deal with the matter better. When you are dealing with three million people, if all the trials and tribulations we run into are to be made the subject of questions on the orders of the day, it will create an almost impossible situation.

Topic:   HANDLING OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BOOKS IN DISTRICT OFFICES
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AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS

ARRANGEMENTS FOR BLACKOUTS

July 31, 1942