July 9, 1947

PC

Mr. DIEFENBAKER:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many of the Alexander Graham Bell commemorative postage stamps were (a) issued; (b) distributed?

2. Are the plates destroyed?

3. Is it intended to issue any more?

4. How many sheets were unperforated and retained by the Postmaster General or his department?

5. Was this stamp issue made available to the postmasters in the smaller post offices?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMPS
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LIB

Ernest Bertrand (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. BERTRAND (Laurier):

In answer to the first question, generally we do not give this information until six months after the stamp has been issued and distributed; but since the newspapers have already given the information today I have no objection to answering it. The answers are as follows:

1. (a) 25,000,000 (b) 25,000,000.

2. No.

3. No.

4. None.

5. Yes.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMPS
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EXTENDED SITTINGS-HOURS OF DUTY OF PAGE BOYS AND OTHERS


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):

In view of the long hours that we are now making it necessary for the page boys and others to be on duty, may I ask the Prime Minister whether consideration might be given either to staggering their hours or providing overtime, or both?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXTENDED SITTINGS-HOURS OF DUTY OF PAGE BOYS AND OTHERS
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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

I would say to my hon. friend that I am sure His Honour the Speaker will take all necessary care of the officials of the house.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXTENDED SITTINGS-HOURS OF DUTY OF PAGE BOYS AND OTHERS
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LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

What about the stenographers?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXTENDED SITTINGS-HOURS OF DUTY OF PAGE BOYS AND OTHERS
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CCF

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

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

Mr. KNOWLES:

Hear, hear.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EXTENDED SITTINGS-HOURS OF DUTY OF PAGE BOYS AND OTHERS
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IMMIGRATION


On the orders of the day:


PC

Lawrence Wilton Skey

Progressive Conservative

Mr. L. W. SKEY (Trinity):

May I ask the acting Minister of Mines and Resources if he can elucidate on the order published yesterday that displaced persons to the number of five thousand will be admitted to Canada? I want

to know whether this new extension of the immigration regulation covers people in Europe other than displaced persons.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   DISPLACED PERSONS-INQUIRY AS TO EXTENSION OF REGULATIONS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Acting Minister of Mines and Resources):

The order which was tabled in the house some days ago provides only for displaced persons. Immigration of other types of persons is moving to Canada steadily, and has no reference to this particular order.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   DISPLACED PERSONS-INQUIRY AS TO EXTENSION OF REGULATIONS
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PC

Lawrence Wilton Skey

Progressive Conservative

Mr. SKEY:

It applies only to those in camps?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   DISPLACED PERSONS-INQUIRY AS TO EXTENSION OF REGULATIONS
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

That is right.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
Sub-subtopic:   DISPLACED PERSONS-INQUIRY AS TO EXTENSION OF REGULATIONS
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TRADE AND COMMERCE


On the orders of the day: '


PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Peel):

May I direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce? I am sorry that I did not give more notice than I have, but I did send him the newspaper clipping this morning as soon as I saw him. My question has to do with a statement made by Mr. Herbert Morrison in the British House of Commons yesterday as to the possibility very shortly of a twenty-five per cent cut in imports to the United Kingdom. I should like the minister to comment upon that statement and to indicate whether any consultation has taken place between this government and the United Kingdom government, and also how it may affect our economy.

Hon. J. A. MacIvINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce): The hon. member for Peel spoke to me as we were coming into the chamber. The matter to which he refers is receiving the earnest attention of the officials of Trade and Commerce, of myself and also of my colleagues, the Minister of Finance and the Secretary of State for External Affairs. It would appear that the United Kingdom government feels that it has to restrict imports, and this will affect Canada. Among other things, newsprint will likely be affected. It happens that newsprint is in scarce supply in parts of Canada, particularly in Alberta and British Columbia, as far as our own newspapers are concerned. On the other hand, there is of course a great market for Canadian newsprint for which we can get American dollars not only in the United States but in other countries in this hemisphere. However, the producers of Canada are very anxious about this matter, inasmuch as it may affect the traditional market we have enjoyed in the United Kingdom, and that is being watched very closely.

Senate and House oj Commons Act

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRADE AND COMMERCE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO EFFECT ON CANADA OF 25 PER CENT CUT IN BRITISH IMPORTS
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

ANNUAL REPORT FOR YEAR ENDED


On the orders of the day:


July 9, 1947