July 21, 1944

LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

I returned to the city only a

short time ago, Mr. Speaker, and my hon. friend did not give notice of this question. I shall be glad to look into it and give him a reply on Monday.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   POSSIBLE STOPPAGE OF WORK AT HALIFAX SHIPYARDS
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HOUSING

INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO REPORTED EVICTIONS IN TORONTO


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Douglas Gooderham Ross

National Government

Mr. D. G. ROSS (St. Paul's):

Mr. Speaker, some days ago the Prime Minister said he would bring to the attention of the proper minister the question of evictions in Toronto. I would ask if the cabinet has discussed this matter, and what the results of those discussions have been. Also I should like to know when they are going to get started in Toronto in an effort to have wartime houses erected. The situation is desperate, and the summer is rapidly going.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO REPORTED EVICTIONS IN TORONTO
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, the wartime prices and trade board, or someone on its behalf, has been in touch with the authorities of the city of Toronto and is discussing the matter with them. Those discussions are now going on. That is all I can say about it at this time.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO REPORTED EVICTIONS IN TORONTO
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NAT

Douglas Gooderham Ross

National Government

Mr. ROSS (St. Paul's):

May I ask this further question: I should like to learn from the Minister of Munitions and Supply whether any wartime houses are to be built, and if so how soon they are to be started.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO REPORTED EVICTIONS IN TORONTO
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply)

Liberal

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

It is my understanding that a

certain number of houses, somewhere between one hundred and two hundred, are now under construction, to be completed as rapidly as possible.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO REPORTED EVICTIONS IN TORONTO
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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

Following what has

already been asked in connection with housing, and while I know the Minister of Finance is extremely busy and working under heavy

Mobilization Act

pressure, may I point out to him that we would like to have the new housing legislation brought before parliament as soon as he can find it convenient, with his other duties, to do so.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO REPORTED EVICTIONS IN TORONTO
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

I realize the urgency of the measure. We hope to have it ready to lay before the government early next week.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   INQUIRY WITH RESPECT TO REPORTED EVICTIONS IN TORONTO
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MOBILIZATION ACT

PRESS REPORT WITH REGARD TO DIRECTIVES TO CERTAIN BOARDS


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. DIEFENBAKER (Lake Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Labour, bearing upon a press report which quotes a statement made by the registrar of division F, Quebec city, in regard to the enforcement of the mobilization regulations. Summarized, the statement is as follows: that anyone who "willingly and voluntarily", to use the words of the statement-

violated the mobilization regulations, the registrar is always ready to study their requests attentively, and spare them trouble if they admit their error. *

Furthermore, is that administration-

Topic:   MOBILIZATION ACT
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT WITH REGARD TO DIRECTIVES TO CERTAIN BOARDS
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?

Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   MOBILIZATION ACT
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT WITH REGARD TO DIRECTIVES TO CERTAIN BOARDS
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LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member may lay the foundation for his question, but must not go further than that.

Topic:   MOBILIZATION ACT
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT WITH REGARD TO DIRECTIVES TO CERTAIN BOARDS
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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Smile, smile, smile.

Topic:   MOBILIZATION ACT
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT WITH REGARD TO DIRECTIVES TO CERTAIN BOARDS
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

This is no smiling matter. It is very difficult to ask a question without epitomizing what has been said. Is it a fact that the minister has given a direction that persons employed in industry or business, even if their work is not essential to the war effort, may be granted postponement? Furthermore, have confidential letters recently been sent out by the minister, or have confidential directives been given to certain mobilization boards, giving those boards the right to depart from the terms of any of the regulations which have been passed?

Topic:   MOBILIZATION ACT
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT WITH REGARD TO DIRECTIVES TO CERTAIN BOARDS
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

I am well aware of the fact that there is an election going on in one of the provinces at the present time. But let me say to my hon. friend that there is no distinction made in any part of this country as to the application of mobilization regulations. Nor has any secret directive been sent out to any province-even to my hon. friend's province.

Topic:   MOBILIZATION ACT
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT WITH REGARD TO DIRECTIVES TO CERTAIN BOARDS
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Oh, yes, there was- to the province of Saskatchewan.

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Topic:   MOBILIZATION ACT
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT WITH REGARD TO DIRECTIVES TO CERTAIN BOARDS
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July 21, 1944