May 26, 1943

HOUSING-PRIVATE DWELLINGS

CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. NICHOLSON:

Since the construction controller was appointed, how many private dwellings have been built in Canada in each of the following categories, and what were the total expenditures for each category, (a) over $25,000; (b) $15,000 to

$25,000; (c) $10,000 to $15,000; (d) $5,000 to $10,000; (e) under $5,000?

Topic:   HOUSING-PRIVATE DWELLINGS
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MOBILIZATION ACT-MEN REQUISITIONED AND ACCEPTED .

LIB

Gordon Timlin Purdy

Liberal

Mr. PURDY:

As at April 30, and by military districts, what are the percentages of men, (a) requisitioned, and (b) accepted, under the provisions of the National Resources Mobilization Act to. (1) the total male population between 19 and 45, and (2) the male population in above category less voluntary enlistments?

Topic:   MOBILIZATION ACT-MEN REQUISITIONED AND ACCEPTED .
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES

CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. NICHOLSON:

For a return showing the names and vocations of members of local advisory committees of Wartime Housing Limited; also a statement as to what organization, if any, they represent on these committees.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING LIMITED-LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

INQUIRY AS TO MEASURES TO BE TAKEN TO RELIEVE MAN-POWER SITUATION ON FARMS


On the orders of .the day:


NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):

A press dispatch from Hamilton,

Ontario, states that G. V. Haythorne, an official of the national selective service, Ottawa, on Monday last told the annual meeting of the Canadian Political Science association that 60,000 additional farm workers, without making allowance for farmers who have joined the armed forces, are needed to obtain the extra quantities of farm products required for the current year. The press dispatch goes on to say that this official outlined measures taken by the government and selective service to relieve the manpower situation, and told of suggested measures which might be put into effect.

I desire to ask the Minister of Labour if the estimate of farm labour requirements made by this official is in line with the information which the minister has in this regard ; and also I should like the minister to tell the house whether the measures mentioned in this statement refer to those which have already been announced by the minister in the house or whether they include some further measures not already communicated to the house.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEASURES TO BE TAKEN TO RELIEVE MAN-POWER SITUATION ON FARMS
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, I have not seen Mr. Haythorne since he made the statement to which my hon. friend refers. Mr. Haythorne, of course, is one of the senior officials of my department. The probability is that he was speaking about labour for the crop year, including the harvest; I say that is the probability. We all know that a large number of persons will have to be recruited in Ontario and other provinces for the harvest season, and I think Mr. Haythorne was discussing midsummer and early autumn labour needs.

With respect to the last part of my hon. friend's question, Mr. Haythorne's statement was based on the measures already announced in this house. He would have no authority to speak publicly of anything else.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO MEASURES TO BE TAKEN TO RELIEVE MAN-POWER SITUATION ON FARMS
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QUESTION AS TO INTRODUCTION OF FEDERAL .COLLECTIVE BARGAINING MEASURE


On the orders of the day:


NAT

John Ritchie MacNicol

National Government

Mr. J. R. MacNICOL (Davenport):

A prominent labour leader has asked me to put the following question to the Minister of Labour-

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO INTRODUCTION OF FEDERAL .COLLECTIVE BARGAINING MEASURE
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?

Some hon. MEMBERS:

Name?

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO INTRODUCTION OF FEDERAL .COLLECTIVE BARGAINING MEASURE
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NAT

John Ritchie MacNicol

National Government

Mr. MacNICOL:

Oh, I cannot give his name; he is but one of a multitude. In view of the fact that certain provinces have passed or are passing collective bargaining bills, would the Minister of Labour care to advise the house whether the federal government is considering

Labour Conditions

the introduction of a uniform collective bargaining bill as an example which might be followed by all the provinces?

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO INTRODUCTION OF FEDERAL .COLLECTIVE BARGAINING MEASURE
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

That, of course, is a matter of government policy. I would add, however, that as no doubt the hon. member is aware the national war labour board is now conducting an investigation into labour relations and wage conditions, and under the circumstances I think it would be inexpedient for me to make any comment on the question raised by my hon. friend.

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO INTRODUCTION OF FEDERAL .COLLECTIVE BARGAINING MEASURE
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TRANSFER OF COAL MINERS FROM SHIPBUILDING PLANTS


On the orders of the day: Mrs. DORISE W. NIELSEN (North Battle-ford') : I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Labour arising out of a telegram which I received this morning; I have given the minister notice of this question. The telegram reads: Have wired Premier from mass meeting to-night protesting disruption of shipbuilding industry here by conscription of miners. Over two hundred mainly trained shipbuilders affected. Unnecessary hardships of moving families and finding non-existent houses in mining centres added reason for unwillingness of men to leave here. Please demand extension of time limit for investigation into need for such action. George McEachern, Chairman. Will the Minister of Labour investigate the situation in Pictou, Nova Scotia, before further enforcing the regulations?


May 26, 1943