August 26, 1946

QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS

CANADIAN NAVY-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS FROM UNITED KINGDOM

PC

Mr. DANIEL:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have arrangements been made by the government to bring electrical engineers from the United Kingdom to Canada to serve with the Royal Canadian Navy, or in any capacity with the Department of National Defence for Naval Affairs?

2. If so, how many engineers are being brought to Canada?

3. What are their names, and what are the special qualifications of each such person?

4. What salary is each such person to be paid?

5. Have any other commitments been made to them or any other inducements held out to them to get them to come to Canada?

6. If so, what commitments Or inducements?

7. What, in detail, are the duties which each such person is to perform?

8. Prior to such arrangements being made, was any attempt made to recruit qualified Canadian engineers for such positions?

9. If so, what method of recruitment was adopted and what inducements by way of salary, or otherwise were held out?

10. Why were Canadian engineers not secured for such positions?

11. Was consideration given to sending Canadian engineers to the United Kingdom to secure any additional training required?

12. If not, why not?

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NAVY-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS FROM UNITED KINGDOM
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LIB

William Chisholm Macdonald (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD (Halifax):

Return

tabled.

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NAVY-ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS FROM UNITED KINGDOM
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DESERTERS WITH OVERSEAS SERVICE

PC

Mr. CHURCH:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many deserters among those who served for some time at the front are now incarcerated (a) in prisons or detention camps overseas; (b) in federal prisons in Canada?

2. Will executive clemency be extended to them immediately and a pardon given, and will they be brought home by the government?

3. Will the same clemency be extended at once to those overseas who risked their lives, as volunteers, as has been given to desertei's and draft, evaders within Canada?

Labour Conditions

Topic:   QUESTIONS PASSED AS ORDERS FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   DESERTERS WITH OVERSEAS SERVICE
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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT-PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYMENTS, ETC.

SC

Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. FAIR:

II. During each of the years 1930 to 1944, both years inclusive, what was the amount of (a) principal (annual payments); (b) interest due the Soldier Settlement Board by settlers holding contracts?

2. During the same period, what amount was paid each year by such settlers?

3. What was the cost of administration of the Soldier Settlement Board for each of the above years?

4. During each of the above years how many settlers (a) signed quit claim deeds; (b) were served with thirty day notices to vacate their farms?

Topic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT-PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYMENTS, ETC.
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

NATIONAL DEFENCE-COURT OF INQUIRY- NICK CHARENA

CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

For a copy of the record of proceedings of the court of inquiry convened on or about April 22, 1943, to investigate the claim of Mr. Nick Charena, against the Department of National Eefenee, with respect to an injury received while working at a Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Depot.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE-COURT OF INQUIRY- NICK CHARENA
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LIB

Hugues Lapointe (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

The hon. member has agreed to drop this motion.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE-COURT OF INQUIRY- NICK CHARENA
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

On the basis of the department looking into the case.

Motion dropped.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE-COURT OF INQUIRY- NICK CHARENA
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BELLEVILLE HARBOUR ADMINISTRATION-FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

PC

George Henry Stokes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. STOKES:

For a copy of the financial statements of the Belleville (Ontario) harbour commission for the years of 1941, 1942, 1943, .1944 and 1945?

Topic:   BELLEVILLE HARBOUR ADMINISTRATION-FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

STEEL STRIKE-FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS-REQUEST THAT DEPUTY MINISTER ACT AS COMMISSIONER


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Angus MacInnis

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

Mr. ANGUS MacINNIS (Vancouver East):

I asked the Minister of Labour on Saturday if the controller had made any effort to get-in touch with the parties to the steel dispute, and I should like to repeat that question now. I should also like to ask the minister if he will give consideration to having the deputy minister of his department act as special commissioner, since there is no other commissioner conciliating in the dispute at the moment.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   STEEL STRIKE-FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS-REQUEST THAT DEPUTY MINISTER ACT AS COMMISSIONER
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

On Saturday I gave an open invitation to both sides, combined with the 63260-337

amendment to the order, at least to get in touch with my department or myself in an effort to bring about some degree of conciliation in this dispute. I have read some of the speeches that have been made over the weekend and I am frank to admit, Mr. Speaker, I did not get much encouragement from them. I am prepared to lend every effort in settling this dispute if there is any degree of sympathetic consideration by either side.

As to my hon. friend's other point about the deputy minister of labour, we have had two or three commissioners in this dispute already. I think it can fairly be said that I run a reasonably large organization which faces difficulties and complications, and the steel dispute is not the only dispute that is in progress at the moment. I want to tell my hon. friend frankly that I cannot have my senior officials running all over Canada trying to settle industrial disputes, because I have an organization stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific that has been set up to deal with just such matters. If my hon. friend has any contact with either side to the dispute I should be very glad if he would call them up and tell them, "For goodness' sake quit making silly speeches," such as I read in the press over the week-end. This dispute, like the rain, must come to an end some time. It always stops raining. But you cannot settle any dispute unless there is a willingness to sit down and settle it.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   STEEL STRIKE-FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS-REQUEST THAT DEPUTY MINISTER ACT AS COMMISSIONER
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August 26, 1946