April 12, 1945

HOUSING


On the orders of the day:


PC

Alfred Henry Bence

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. H. BENCE (Saskatoon City):

I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Finance. On Tuesday he said he would endeavour before the house closes to have brought down an answer to question No. 3 on to-day's order paper. In view of the fact that we hope to close to-morrow and that questions are not in order after that, and in view of the further fact that this is a very important matter so far as the people of my province are concerned could the minister make a statement in the matter not later than to-morrow? He told me last January that he could not give any information then with respect to the application of the housing act in Saskatchewan. The people out there are wondering what is going on and what is going to happen.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   LOANS FOR INDIVIDUALS IN SASKATCHEWAN- SECURITY AGREEMENTS
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

I will make some statement or give some answer before the house closes. I have given a lot of consideration to the question. It is a difficult one to answer.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   HOUSING
Sub-subtopic:   LOANS FOR INDIVIDUALS IN SASKATCHEWAN- SECURITY AGREEMENTS
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LABOUR CONDITIONS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Angus MacInnis

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

Mr. ANGUS MacINNIS (Vancouver East):

I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Labour. Has the government or the Minister of Labour received a request from any or all of the national labour organizations in Canada for a meeting to discuss amendments to the wartime labour relations regulation order P.C. 1003? If a request has been received, has a date for such meeting been set?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WARTIME LABOUR RELATIONS ORDER P.C. 1003
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

As my hon. friend probably knows better than I, or as well as I-because he is an older man than I am-

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WARTIME LABOUR RELATIONS ORDER P.C. 1003
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CCF

Angus MacInnis

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

Mr. MacINNIS:

Knowledge does not always go with age.

Dominion Elections

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WARTIME LABOUR RELATIONS ORDER P.C. 1003
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

He belongs to the same organizations as I do, and he should know that every year legislative bodies of the national organizations, including the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada, the Canadian Congress of Labour, the Catholic Syndicates and the railroad brotherhoods, meet the government. I assume that when those delegates meet the government, something will be said about amendment to P.C. 1003. Only this morning my hon. friend attended a meeting at which I was present, and at which that matter was discussed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WARTIME LABOUR RELATIONS ORDER P.C. 1003
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CCF

Clarence Gillis

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

Mr. GILLIS:

I did not quite catch the minister's answer to the hon. member for Vancouver East. Did I understand him to say that no date had been set to meet the labour bodies in connection with labour legislation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WARTIME LABOUR RELATIONS ORDER P.C. 1003
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

That is correct. I have discussed it with the organizations concerned, but no date has been set.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   WARTIME LABOUR RELATIONS ORDER P.C. 1003
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DOMINION ELECTIONS


STATUS OP CANDIDATES IN THE CANADIAN AHMED FORCES ' On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

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

I should like to ask the Minister of National Defence for Air two questions arising out of the filing of the order in council respecting the electoral right of candidates in the armed forces. My information is that commanding officers overseas object, or certainly do not look with favour upon, granting leave to officers and men from their units who are to return to Canada in order to participate in the respective campaigns. For that reason I suggest to him that uniform regulations, which would be mandatory and which would assure the return of those candidates to Canada at the earliest possible date, should be brought into effect. This should be done uniformly, and without regard to political faith. What has been done to assure that orders are being given to commanding officers in that regard?

My other question arises from the same point. I am informed that an order has gone out affecting officers and men who are to-day in Canada on leave. Even though they have been named as candidates, they are denied the right to appear on political platforms at this time. Instructions have gone out to the effect that they must not in any way actively and openly participate by making speeches on political platforms. Has consideration been given to a directive or order which would allow those candidates to speak on political platforms?

After all, we want to encourage as many as possible of the service men to become candidates.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS
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LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Defence for Air)

Liberal

Hon. C. W. G. GIBSON (Minister of National Defence for Air):

The hon. member was good enough to inform me that he intended to bring up this matter. May I say that to-day I tabled order in council P.C. 2556, which amends a previous order in council P.C. 4075 dated May 30, 1944. The provisions of this new order apply to members of the armed forces serving overseas who may be candidates in dominion and provincial elections, and who have been selected as candidates and certified by the dominion headquarters of their parties, in respect of dominion elections, or by provincial headquarters of their parties in respect of provincial elections. They must be certified as being official candidates. If a candidate is not of any political party he is required to furnish his commanding officer with a statutory declaration declaring himself to be a candidate in such election. When that has 'been done, after the dissolution of the House of Commons or the legislative assembly a candidate as so defined, and subject to the exigencies of the service-that is the saving clause that must always be provided-may be transferred on application to the naval divisional headquarters, if he is in the navy; to the military district depot, if in the army, or to the air force command headquarters, if in the air force, nearest to the electoral district in which he is to be a candidate. On posting to that headquarters leave will be granted, without pay or allowances, to commence on the date requested in the application and terminating not more than two days after the election date. I might state that candidates as so described in the order may appear on public platforms in uniform and speak.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS
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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

What about the man who runs as an independent?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS
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LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of National Defence for Air)

Liberal

Mr. GIBSON:

He applies to his commanding officer and makes a statutory declaration that he is a candidate.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DOMINION ELECTIONS
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CANADIAN ARMY


On the orders of the day;


April 12, 1945