March 22, 1943

LIB

Gordon Benjamin Isnor

Liberal

Mr. ISNOR:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams, correspondence and other documents in the possession of the government dated from January 1, 1941, to the present time relating to the building of fishing boats to be operated on the Pacific coast under the dominion government, fishing boat subsidy or any other plan.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-CAPITAL ASSISTANCE TO PRIVATE INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   BUILDING OF PACIFIC COAST FISHING BOATS
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USE OF FARM PRODUCTS IN PRODUCTION OF POWER ALCOHOL OR SYNTHETIC RUBBER

NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

For a copy of all correspondence, memoranda, reports and other documents passing between Mr. M. M. Rosten and the Minister of Agriculture or any officials in the Department of Agriculture, or any officials in the Department of Munitions and Supply, with respect to the use of wheat and other farm products in the production of power alcohol, or synthetic rubber or in and towards the production of any article afterwards used to produce rubber.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-CAPITAL ASSISTANCE TO PRIVATE INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   USE OF FARM PRODUCTS IN PRODUCTION OF POWER ALCOHOL OR SYNTHETIC RUBBER
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ENGINE WORKS AND TRADING COMPANY, MONTREAL

NAT

Gordon Knapman Fraser

National Government

Mr. FRASER (Peterborough West):

For a copy of all telegrams, letters, memoranda, reports and other documents received from any commissioner, investigator, or any person exercising similar function, who investigated the operations of Engine Works and Trading Company of Montreal.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-CAPITAL ASSISTANCE TO PRIVATE INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   ENGINE WORKS AND TRADING COMPANY, MONTREAL
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

Mr. Speaker, the documents

referred to are confidential. An investigator was appointed to make a confidential report to determine whether or not a prosecution was warranted in this case. It was found that a prosecution was warranted; the confidential report was turned over to the Department of Justice, and a prosecution ensued. I must insist that the confidential report to myself is a privileged document.

Motion dropped.

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-CAPITAL ASSISTANCE TO PRIVATE INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   ENGINE WORKS AND TRADING COMPANY, MONTREAL
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ALUMINUM PLANTS

CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

For a copy of all contracts, agreements and other documents in the possession of the government, dated from September 1, 1939, to the present, relating to undertakings concerning the erection of any new aluminum plants, or additions to plants, in Canada, together with any orders in council, contracts, agreements or understandings, regarding depreciation or rebates to be allowed by the government from amounts otherwise payable under excess profits tax or other tax legislation; also a copy of any agreements regarding financial aid or undertakings by the government of Canada in the erection of such plants, or any similar agreement, of which the government has knowledge, made by the company with any other government.

Labour; Conditions

Topic:   MUNITIONS AND SUPPLY-CAPITAL ASSISTANCE TO PRIVATE INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT CORPORATIONS
Subtopic:   ALUMINUM PLANTS
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

PRESS REPORT AS TO EMPLOYMENT OF QUEBEC


On the orders of the day: Mr. MARK C. SENN (Haldimand): Mr. Speaker, I should like to address a question to the Minister of Labour. It is reported that an arrangement has been concluded between the minister and the government of Quebec which will enable some three hundred men from the southern counties of that province to go to the state of Maine to work in the sugar bushes there. Has such an arrangement been concluded, and if so, on what terms and conditions will these men be allowed to leave Canada? In view of the serious shortage of farm labour, will the minister tell the house what reasons actuated him and the selective service administration in agreeing to issue the necessary permits to these three hundred men?


LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I rather think this is a question which should be placed on the order paper. The latter part of it asks for a declaration of policy on the part of the government.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO EMPLOYMENT OF QUEBEC
Sub-subtopic:   PROVINCE WORKERS IN MAINE SUGAR BUSH
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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):

I think Your Honour might readily allow this question to be answered. It is a matter of considerable urgency. If the question were to be placed first in Votes and Proceedings and afterwards on the order paper, by the time it was answered these men might have completed their work in the sugar bush and returned to Canada.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO EMPLOYMENT OF QUEBEC
Sub-subtopic:   PROVINCE WORKERS IN MAINE SUGAR BUSH
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LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The first part of the question might be answered, but the lalter part, asking for a declaration of policy, should surely not be answered on the orders of the day.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO EMPLOYMENT OF QUEBEC
Sub-subtopic:   PROVINCE WORKERS IN MAINE SUGAR BUSH
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member gave me notice of the question. I find upon inquiry that representations have been made to the department with respect to this matter, but as yet no decision has been made.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO EMPLOYMENT OF QUEBEC
Sub-subtopic:   PROVINCE WORKERS IN MAINE SUGAR BUSH
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INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO CLOSING DOWN OF ALBERTA WELL


On the orders of the day:


SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. J. H. BLACKMORE (Lethbridge):

I desire to direct a question to the Minister of Munitions and Supply. Has the government been informed that in at least one case in Alberta an oil well which produced 576 barrels

daily of clean, frothy, pipeline oil, was cemented over and has been left closed to this present day?

Topic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO CLOSING DOWN OF ALBERTA WELL
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

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

The hon. member gave me notice of his question. I have made inquiries in my department and find that we have no such information.

Topic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO CLOSING DOWN OF ALBERTA WELL
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THE BUDGET

March 22, 1943