April 22, 1947

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORTS AND CERTAIN E6TIMATES TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. LIONEL CHEVRIER (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to lay on the table the following reports in English and in French: annual report of the Canadian National Railway system for the year ended December 31, 1946; annual report of the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited for the year ended December 31, 1946; annual report of the Canadian National Securities Trust for the year ended December 31, 1946. Copies of these reports are being distributed to hon. members this afternoon. The auditors' report to parliament has been delayed in printing but I am informed that the English edition will be ready for tabling Thursday next and the French edition a day or two later.

By leave of the house I move:

That the annual reports for 1946 of the Canadian National Railway system, the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited and the Canadian National Securities Trust tabled this day be referred to the sessional committee on railways and shipping owned, operated and controlled by the government, together with the following items of the estimates for 1947-48:

Vote 434. Maritime Freight Rates Act, Canadian National Railways;

Vote 435. Maritime Freight Rates Act, railways other than Canadian National;

Vote 479. Prince Edward Island car ferry and terminals deficit, 1947.

And that the resolution passed by the house on March 4, 1947, referring certain estimates to the committee of supply, be rescinded in so far as the said resolution relates to votes Nos. 434, 435 and 479.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF ANNUAL REPORTS AND CERTAIN E6TIMATES TO RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


INQUIRY AS TO DISCONTINUANCE OF RATIONING


On the orders of the day:


PC

Robert Earle Drope

Progressive Conservative

Mr. R. E. DROPE (Northumberland, Ont):

May I ask the Minister of Finance a question. When will the rationing of butter be discontinued in Canada?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO DISCONTINUANCE OF RATIONING
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Minister of Finance) :

That is a matter of government policy that, will be announced in due course.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO DISCONTINUANCE OF RATIONING
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IMMIGRATION

PRESS REPORT AS TO MEMBER RECRUITING


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Angus MacInnis

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

Mr. ANGUS MacINNIS (Vancouver East):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Mines and Resources (Mr. Glen). Has his attention been drawn to a news item, appearing on page 6 of this morning's Citizen, entitled "New immigration policy may come soon"? The item goes on to say that the member of parliament for Beauce (Mr. Dionne) is at the present time overseas in Europe, with the permission of the government, to recruit personnel for his textile plant. Is that a new immigration policy or is there another part that we have not yet heard about?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO MEMBER RECRUITING
Sub-subtopic:   PERSONNEL OVERSEAS FOR TEXTILE PLANT
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LIB

James Allison Glen (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. GLEN (Minister of Mines and Resources):

I have not seen the newspaper item to which the hon. gentleman refers, but I would repeat what I said the other day to the hon. member for Peel (Mr. Graydon). So far as any new policy on immigration is concerned, it will be announced in due course.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO MEMBER RECRUITING
Sub-subtopic:   PERSONNEL OVERSEAS FOR TEXTILE PLANT
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

Is the statement regarding the member for Beauce correct?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO MEMBER RECRUITING
Sub-subtopic:   PERSONNEL OVERSEAS FOR TEXTILE PLANT
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

There is no secret about it. Like any other employer of labour, he has been given permission, in view of the shortage of labour in that area, to recruit, if possible, 100 workers for a textile mill or a woollen mill in Beauce.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO MEMBER RECRUITING
Sub-subtopic:   PERSONNEL OVERSEAS FOR TEXTILE PLANT
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

Under what regulations are these entries to be permitted?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO MEMBER RECRUITING
Sub-subtopic:   PERSONNEL OVERSEAS FOR TEXTILE PLANT
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

Under the normal regulations. It is a day to day affair. It is quite true that during the war there was no immigration, but the Department of Labour has to give approval where it is a question of immigration. In that case they are consulted.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO MEMBER RECRUITING
Sub-subtopic:   PERSONNEL OVERSEAS FOR TEXTILE PLANT
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

If approval is to be given, do you approve conditions of work, wages and so on?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO MEMBER RECRUITING
Sub-subtopic:   PERSONNEL OVERSEAS FOR TEXTILE PLANT
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

In the matter of wages and conditions, there will be the prevailing rates in the district, as far as I am concerned. Under no circumstances-I am speaking of ordinary circumstances-would I give my consent to the immigration of people from any country in the world to undercut local conditions.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO MEMBER RECRUITING
Sub-subtopic:   PERSONNEL OVERSEAS FOR TEXTILE PLANT
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CCF

Alexander Malcolm Nicholson

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

Mr. NICHOLSON:

Under what order is this permitted?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO MEMBER RECRUITING
Sub-subtopic:   PERSONNEL OVERSEAS FOR TEXTILE PLANT
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April 22, 1947