October 2, 1945

PRESS REPORTS AS TO SUSPENSION OF IMPORTS TO BRITAIN FROM CANADA


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Peel):

I

should like to ask a question of the Minister of Trade and Commerce. News dispatches seem to indicate that the British government has decided to suspend importations of newsprint from Canada. Has the Canadian government received any intimation officially or unofficially from the British government on this point? If so, what steps are being taken by the government to insure the continuance of this trade?

Topic:   NEWSPRINT
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORTS AS TO SUSPENSION OF IMPORTS TO BRITAIN FROM CANADA
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. MacKINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

I am grateful to the hon. member for having given me notice of the question. Although the government has received no official notification of this situation, we in the Department of Trade and Commerce have been notified of it unofficially

and indirectly. We are now discussing the matter with the United Kingdom government. My department is fully aware of the importance of this matter, and is anxiously looking, into the situation.

May I say we are not so deeply concerned with the immediate situation as with the longterm market considerations. As is well known generally, there is at the present time a much greater market for newsprint than we can supply. However, as I have said, we are going into this matter carefully with the United Kingdom government in the long-term interest.

Topic:   NEWSPRINT
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORTS AS TO SUSPENSION OF IMPORTS TO BRITAIN FROM CANADA
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MARSHAL ZHUKOV

INQUIRY AS TO VISIT TO CANADA


On the orders of the day:


CCF

William Irvine

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

Mr. WILLIAM IRVINE (Cariboo):

I

should like to ask a question of the Acting Prime Minister. It is my understanding from press reports that Marshal Gregory Zhukov is visiting America, and that he will be officially received in New York on Thursday. Is it the intention of the Canadian government to invite this distinguished warrior to visit Canada?

Topic:   MARSHAL ZHUKOV
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO VISIT TO CANADA
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

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

That question was asked a few days ago. My reply at that time was that the government had no official information respecting Marshal Zhukov's visit. I am sorry that I have not been following the newspapers, and therefore I am not aware of what the hon. member has just said to the house. No plans have been made for extending any invitation to visit Canada, but I shall discuss the matter with my colleagues.

Topic:   MARSHAL ZHUKOV
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO VISIT TO CANADA
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

PACKING PLANTS-THREATENED DISPUTE


On the orders of the day:


PC

John Alpheus Charlton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. A. CHARLTON (Brant):

I should like to direct the attention of the Minister of Labour to a matter of vital and immediate concern to the farmers of Canada. In view of the already congested conditions in packing plants across Canada, is the government considering any action to avert a possible labour dispute at present threatening this industry?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   PACKING PLANTS-THREATENED DISPUTE
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

I am informed that the situation is well known to the provincial authorities under whose jurisdiction this matter would come. I assume that both employers and employees will avail themselves of the machinery established for dealing with matters of the kind.

International Labour Conference

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   PACKING PLANTS-THREATENED DISPUTE
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NANAIMO MINE WORKERS-MEAT RATIONING


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. R. PEARKES (Nanaimo):

Has the attention of the Minister of Labour been directed to a strike of the united mine workers *t Nanaimo in demand for double meat rations? Will the government reconsider the question of allowing men who work in strenuous labour projects such extra rations?

Topic:   NANAIMO MINE WORKERS-MEAT RATIONING
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

I want to thank my hon. friend for giving me notice of the question. I am aware of the strike at Nanaimo, and also of the strikes in Alberta and at the Crowsnest Pass. I believe that 400 are involved at Nanaimo, out of a total of about 9,000. Their demand appears to be for a double supply of meat under the rationing system. I would also like to tell the hon. member that the attitude of the men is in contradiction of the advice given them by the leaders of district 18 of the United Mine Workers of America.

The Department of Labour already has a man at Calgary, which is the headquarters for that district. We hope the good sense of the men will make them realize that the strike is ill advised, and that as a result they will return to work at the earliest possible opportunity.

Topic:   NANAIMO MINE WORKERS-MEAT RATIONING
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STRIKE AT FORD MOTOR PLANT, WINDSOR


On the orders of the day:


October 2, 1945