July 27, 1944

PC

Mark Cecil Senn

Progressive Conservative

Mr. M. C. SENN (Haldimand):

I should like to address a question to the Minister of Labour, or in his absence to his parliamentary assistant, notice of which I sent to him last night. At a meeting of tobacco growers from the counties of Norfolk, Oxford, Elgin and Essex held in Simcoe recently a resolution was passed urging the national selective service board to make provision for supplying sufficient labour to harvest the tobacco crop which is now approaching the time when it must be harvested. Has the Department of Labour received this resolution, and if so what action is to be taken?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LABOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR HARVESTING OF ONTARIO TOBACCO CROP
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. PAUL MARTIN (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour):

I have no doubt the hon. member did send a letter of notice of his question, but it did not reach me. The minister happens to be absent, and on that account possibly the letter was mislaid. Other hon. members, particularly the hon. member for Norfolk (Mr. Taylor) brought this matter to my attention, and it is being discussed by the departmental officials to-day.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LABOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR HARVESTING OF ONTARIO TOBACCO CROP
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REQUEST FOR WESTERN FEMALE LABOUR FOR EASTERN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CANNING


On the orders of the day:


PC

Norman James Macdonald Lockhart

Progressive Conservative

Mr. N. J. M. LOCKHART (Lincoln) :

I was unable to give the Minister of Labour notice of this question, but I believe that the

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parliamentary assistant to the minister could give me some indication as to whether there were negotiations going on with regard to it. Following the movement of farm labour from the west representations have been made with respect to getting female labour from that section of the country for processing the large crop of fruit and other vegetables which will be canned. Have any negotiations taken place and has consideration been given to the movement of female labour to eastern Canada for that purpose?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR WESTERN FEMALE LABOUR FOR EASTERN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CANNING
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. PAUL MARTIN (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, consideration is being actively given to that matter.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR WESTERN FEMALE LABOUR FOR EASTERN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CANNING
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PC

Norman James Macdonald Lockhart

Progressive Conservative

Mr. LOCKHART:

Has any progress been made?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR WESTERN FEMALE LABOUR FOR EASTERN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CANNING
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

I am not in a position at the moment to report whether or not progress has been made.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR WESTERN FEMALE LABOUR FOR EASTERN FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CANNING
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TRANSFER FROM INDUSTRY TO FARMING OPERATIONS


On the orders of the day:


NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. E. E. PERLEY (Qu'Appelle):

I am informed that some men working in certain industries, particularly in the mining industry, who would like to go west to assist in farming operations on their own fathers' and relatives' farms, are having a little difficulty. While they are being released temporarily by the industry they are having some difficulty with national selective service. They have to appear before the boards in their districts and they are informed that when they go west they will have to appear before the boards there. Would the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Labour inform the house if there can be any rule or regulations passed which will help to facilitate this situation so that these men will not have to face the difficulties that confront them now?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   TRANSFER FROM INDUSTRY TO FARMING OPERATIONS
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. PAUL MARTIN (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour):

I am sure that having in mind the importance of the work every facility will be used to facilitate the movement of the workers in the circumstances mentioned by the hon. member.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   TRANSFER FROM INDUSTRY TO FARMING OPERATIONS
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WAR LABOUR BOARD-RAILWAY APPLICATION


On the orders of the day: Mr. JEAN -FRAN QOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): May I ask the hon. and genial parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Labour when we may expect the decision of the war labour board on the submission of railway employees for adjustments of wages?


LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. PAUL MARTIN (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour):

With regard to the decision of the national war labour board concerning the case of the railway workers, as I said last week in answer to a question put to me from the other side of the house, it is a very involved case, as the hon. member will appreciate. The national War labour board is giving the matter active attention. On inquiry this morning I was advised that the board is working on the matter and will give a decision at the earliest possible moment.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   WAR LABOUR BOARD-RAILWAY APPLICATION
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INTERNMENTS


On the orders of the day: Mr. JEAN-FRANCOIS POULIOT (Tern-' iscouata): May I ask the hon. friendly and genial Minister of Justice if it can be expected that Mr. Houde will be released before Tuesday next, the last day for nominations to a seat in the Quebec legislature? Hon. L. S. ST. LAURENT (Minister of Justice): I must apologize to the hon. member. I did not realize that the question was being addressed to me, and I am afraid I did not follow him very closely.


LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

I shall repeat the question. From the report on Mr. Houde's case it appears that it is about to be settled. I wonder if he could be released before Tuesday next, the nomination day for all those who run for seats in the Quebec legislature.

Mr. ST. LAURENT: Were I to attempt to deal with that report I should have to make a very long statement about all of the details of the Houde case. All I can say at the present time is that the matter is under consideration.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   INTERNMENTS
Sub-subtopic:   CAMILLIEN HOUDE
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DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS


On the orders of the day:


July 27, 1944