March 29, 1943

RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING

MOTION FOB CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE


Mr. J. P.HOWDEN (St. Boniface) presented the first report of the standing committee on railways and shipping, owned, operated and controlled by the government, and moved that the report be concurred in.


NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Hon. R. B. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I regret that I cannot give consent to this motion, for the reason which I indicated in the committee itself when this question of sitting and having the report concurred in this afternoon was discussed. It would not be convenient for certain members of this committee to attend sittings of the committee when the budget resolutions and supplementary estimates are in the offing for discussion in the house. I desire to make some observations on both, and, if possible, to follow through with the budget resolutions. Therefore, I do not agree to this motion for concurrence. We should be given at least another afternoon in the house, I object to it.

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LIB

John Power Howden

Liberal

Mr. HOWDEN:

The purpose of the motion for concurrence is to permit the printing of the proceedings. An understanding was arrived at that there would be no attempt to convene the committee without agreement with the opposition. We cannot proceed with the printing unless this report is adopted.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Concurrence can be moved to-morrow. If the second part of the report is dropped, I should be agreeable to the printing being proceeded with, but I am not going to be hurried in this committee if I can help it.

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LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion?

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

No. Under the rules it has to have unanimous consent.

Motion stands.

Questions

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

REFERENCE OF BUDGET, ANNUAL REPORTS, AND CERTAIN ESTIMATES TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE

LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. J. E. MICHAUD (Minister of Transport) :

Mr. Speaker, I wish to lay on the table the annual report of the Canadian National Railway System for the year ended December 31, 1942; the annual report of the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited for the year ended December 31, 1942; report of the Canadian National Securities Trust for the year ended December 31, 1942; report to parliament of George A. Touche and Company, auditors of the Canadian National Railway System, for the year ended December 31, 1942, and financial budget of the Canadian National Railways and Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited for the calendar year 1943.

I move:

That the above reports and financial budget be referred to the standing committee on railways and shipping, owned, operated and controlled by the government, together with the following items of the estimates for the year 1943-44:

385. Maritime Freight Rates Act, Canadian National Railways;

386. Maritime Freight Rates Act, railways other than Canadian National;

J,05. Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited, capital advances;

1,06. Prince Edward Island car ferry and terminals, deficit* 1943.

And that the resolution passed by the house on the 25th of February, 1943, referring certain items to committee of supply be rescinded in so far as the said resolution relates to votes 385, 386, 405 and 406.

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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


WARTIME PRICES AND TRADE BOARD-PROSECUTIONS

PC

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many prosecutions by provinces have been launched by the wartime prices and trade board?

2. What is the total amount of fines that have been imposed?

3. What is the total amount of the legal accounts rendered by counsel for the crown in the said prosecutions?

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LIB

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

Liberal

1. Number of completed prosecutions, by provinces and by persons, instituted by the wartime prices and trade board respecting regulations of that board and regulations of Controllers of the Department of Munitions and Supply to February 28, 1943:

Nova Scotia, 119; New Brunswick, 54; Prince Edward Island, 11; Quebec, 707; Ontario, 705, Manitoba, 133, Saskatchewan, 248; Alberta, 76; British Columbia, 115.

2. Total amount of fines imposed in these cases, 8137,830.59.

3. Total amount of legal accounts paid to counsel for the prosecution respecting these cases, $50,'415.02.

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UNEMPLOYMENT-SASKATCHEWAN

CCF

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weyburn):

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

1. What is the total number of persons registered for employment in the province of Saskatchewan and in each of the cities of Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw?

2. What is the number of persons who are receiving unemployment benefits in the province of Saskatchewan and in each of the cities of Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw?

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LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Number of persons registered for employment: Regina, 905; Saskatoon, 862; Moose Jaw, 324-Total for province of Saskatchewan, 2,769.

2. Number of persons receiving benefit as on March 15, 1943: Regina, 107; Saskatoon, 34; Moose Jaw, 13-Total for province of Saskatchewan, 187.

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Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT-SASKATCHEWAN
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March 29, 1943