October 19, 1945

LABOUR CONDITIONS

THREATENED PACKING HOUSE STRIKE-REPRESENTATION OP CANADIAN BEEP PRODUCERS AT WINNIPEG MEETING


On the orders of the day:


CCF

William Scottie Bryce

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

Mr. WILLIAM BRYCE (Selkirk):

I wish to ask a question of the Minister of Labour, to whom I have already given notice. Has

he had a request from the council of Canadian beef producers to have a representative at. Wednesday's meeting in Winnipeg to discuss the threatened packing house strike? If so, will he invite a representative from that body?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   THREATENED PACKING HOUSE STRIKE-REPRESENTATION OP CANADIAN BEEP PRODUCERS AT WINNIPEG MEETING
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

I have had notice of a similar question from, I believe, the hon. member for Calgary East. Consultation is now going on with Mr. Justice Richards, who is the commissioner presiding over this particular industrial dispute. When we hear from him I shall be glad to notify my hon. friend.

BRITISH COLUMBIA CANNED SALMON On the orders of the day:

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   THREATENED PACKING HOUSE STRIKE-REPRESENTATION OP CANADIAN BEEP PRODUCERS AT WINNIPEG MEETING
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LIB

Hedley Francis Gregory Bridges (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. H. F. G. BRIDGES (Minister of Fisheries):

Yesterday the hon. member for Peterborough West (Mr. Fraser) asked this question:

Will any British Columbia canned salmon be released to the trade in Canada this year?

The answer is this. Arrangements for the distribution of this year's pack of canned salmon in British Columbia contemplate the release of 300,000 cases for civilian use in Canada. Actual release by the packers to the wholesale trade is now going on, and details of distribution throughout Canada are under the direction of wartime prices and trade board. This quantity is 50,000 cases more than last year. The bulk of the pack is again going to the British government in conformity with the allocation recommended by united nations combined foods board and approved by Canadian food requirements committee.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   THREATENED PACKING HOUSE STRIKE-REPRESENTATION OP CANADIAN BEEP PRODUCERS AT WINNIPEG MEETING
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CANADIAN ARMY

WIVES AND CHILDREN OP EX-SERVICEMEN IN GREAT BRITAIN


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. K. FRASER (Peterborough West):

I would like to ask the Minister of National Defence a question, which I believe will clear up an unfortunate misunderstanding. On October 15 the parliamentary assistant to the minister of defence very kindly and clearly answered a question of mine. To save time I will read only part three of this answer which appears on page 1071 of Hansard:

3. Yes, P.C. 132/6173 of 21st September, 1945, provides for payment of dependents' allowance to the dependents of discharged soldiers while held in the United Kingdom by the nonavailability of shipping. The dependents' allowance is the same amount as that paid to the dependent prior to the soldier-husband's discharge.

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Veterans Affairs

Since I received that answer there have been articles in the press which read along this line. Allowances will be paid to dependents in Britain after the serviceman has been repatriated and discharged, but this amount is deducted in Canada from the serviceman's gratuities. The question is, are these allowances deducted from the serviceman's gratuities?

Topic:   CANADIAN ARMY
Subtopic:   WIVES AND CHILDREN OP EX-SERVICEMEN IN GREAT BRITAIN
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of National Defence; Minister of National Defence for Naval Services)

Liberal

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of National Defence):

They are not, Mr. Speaker. That report is completely inaccurate.

Topic:   CANADIAN ARMY
Subtopic:   WIVES AND CHILDREN OP EX-SERVICEMEN IN GREAT BRITAIN
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PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. FRASER:

Thank you very much.

Topic:   CANADIAN ARMY
Subtopic:   WIVES AND CHILDREN OP EX-SERVICEMEN IN GREAT BRITAIN
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VETERANS AFFAIRS

INQUIRY AS TO REPORT OF ROYAL COMMISSION ON VETERANS QUALIFICATIONS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Progressive Conservative

Mr. A. J. BROOKS (Royal):

I wish to ask a question of the Minister of Veterans Affairs. I did not give notice because I did not think it would be necessaiy. Some time ago a royal commission on veterans' qualifications was appointed, headed by Colonel Bovey. This commission visited all sections of the dominion, gathering important information which would be of great help in rehabilitating our returned men. I understand the report has been made to the minister. Why has this report not been tabled, and when may we expect it to be tabled?

Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Veterans Affairs): I should like with the hon. gentleman's permission to look into the matter and reply to the question later.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPORT OF ROYAL COMMISSION ON VETERANS QUALIFICATIONS
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Veterans Affairs; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE:

The report to which

the hon. member referred on the orders of the day is very voluminous; it is in the hands of the Minister of Labour and is being prepared for tabling in the house as soon as possible. The commission was appointed on recommendation of the Minister of Labour, concurred in by the Minister of Veterans Affairs. Its purpose was to evaluate experience gained in the army in relation to industry, business and education.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPORT OF ROYAL COMMISSION ON VETERANS QUALIFICATIONS
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REHABILITATION STATUS OF PERSONNEL JOINING INTERIM AIR FORCE


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

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

I wish to ask a question of the Minister of Veterans Affairs. It has to do with the units of the air force that are now being paraded before their commanding officers and given an

opportunity to join the interim air force. If they join that force for a period of two years, they want to know whether they will be protected in their rights to restoration in civilian employment under the act in that regard, provided that they stay on for two years or are sooner discharged. If they have that assurance it will make a great deal of difference.

Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Veterans Affairs): My impression is that the answer should be definitely in the affirmative, but I give my hon. friend the same reply as I made to the hon. member for Royal.

Topic:   REHABILITATION STATUS OF PERSONNEL JOINING INTERIM AIR FORCE
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October 19, 1945