February 6, 1947

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Is it a fact, then, that the provincial department of education has made changes, and is responsible?

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PREMATRICULATION COURSES AT PRINCE ALBERT
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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:

I am not aware of that. I shall look up the details, because this is the first intimation I have had of a change in Prince Albert.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   PREMATRICULATION COURSES AT PRINCE ALBERT
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FEED GRAIN

SHORTAGE IN QUEBEC-POSSIBILITY OF INCREASING SUPPLY FROM WESTERN CANADA


On the orders of the day: Mr. JOHN T. HACKETT (Stanstead): Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Agriculture. Is he aware of the grain shortage in Quebec which is threatening with extermination the herds in that province, and is anything being done to facilitate the shipment of feed grains from the western provinces?


LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture):

I have been aware of the fact that there has been a feed shortage in Canada for some considerable time, and I believe I so stated to the house when we were in session last. Because of the fact that there has been a feed shortage it has been difficult to maintain production of daily and meat products at as high a point as during the previous two years. The railways have found it difficult to supply cars for all the activities being carried on in Canada at the present time. This was indicated to the house only a few days ago by the Minister of Transport (Mr. Chevrier).

Every effort, however, is being made to have the greatest possible number of cars made available for the shipment of grain from Fort William to eastern parts of Canada to supply any shortages which might otherwise develop.

Persons who are handling feed grains are making representations to the effect that they will experience considerable difficulty in supplying their customers unless we get more cars for greater shipments. Everything possible is being done to get those cars.

Topic:   FEED GRAIN
Subtopic:   SHORTAGE IN QUEBEC-POSSIBILITY OF INCREASING SUPPLY FROM WESTERN CANADA
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VETERANS AFFAIRS

REPORTED TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT IN VANCOUVER


On the orders of the day:


PC

Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. O. C. I. MERRITT (Vancouver-Burrard):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Veterans Affairs. A telegram which I have received from Vancouver indicates that the employment of certain veterans is being terminated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, while others who have seen no service are being retained in their employment. Will the minister assure the house that strict preference in retention in employment is accorded to veterans? Will he investigate this situation in Vancouver and correct it if necessary?

Right Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Veterans Affairs): My hon. friend was kind enough to notify me of his intended question. I have no direct knowledge myself that any men have been let out. I was under the impression that every single male in the employ of the Department of Veterans Affairs was a veteran, although there may be some office boys or permanent civil servants from the days of world war I who are still employed. The telegram received by my hon. friend states that further details are being sent to him by letter. When those details have arrived I shall be glad to discuss the matter with him further. Now that demobilization is practically concluded and rehabilitation is so far advanced it is inevitable that certain veterans may have to leave their employment across the country.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT IN VANCOUVER
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PC

Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MERRITT:

Perhaps the minister will say whether or not it is the policy of the department to give preference, in retention in employment, to ex-service men.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT IN VANCOUVER
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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:

Yes, that will be the policy of the department, consistent with efficiency of administration.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   REPORTED TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT IN VANCOUVER
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BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

WORLD WAR II


On the orders of the day:


PC

Frank Exton Lennard

Progressive Conservative

Mr. F. E. LENNARD (Wentworth):

I should like to ask the Minister of National Defence if there is to be a book of remembrance created for those who fell in world war II?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Subtopic:   WORLD WAR II
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. BROOKE CLAXTON (Minister of National Defence):

I shall be glad to look into the question and give my hon. friend an answer.

Topic:   BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Subtopic:   WORLD WAR II
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CAMPAIGN TO SHARE WITH THOSE IN NEED IN OTHER COUNTRIES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

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

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

Mr. STANLEY KNOWLES (Winnipeg North Centre):

I should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister, on behalf of the local council of women and other women's organizations in Winnipeg and other parts of Canada. Is the government taking any steps to make more effective the "Share with the hungry" campaign which was launched last fall, so that the people of Canada may continue to share their food with those in dire need in other parts of the world?

Topic:   CAMPAIGN TO SHARE WITH THOSE IN NEED IN OTHER COUNTRIES
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February 6, 1947