February 13, 1948

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 11, to amend the Dominion Water Power Act.-Mr. Glen. Bill No. 12, for the relief of Florence Joyce West Shannon.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 13, for the relief of Alice Cecilia Anne Magniac Bailey.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 14, for the relief of Valerie Jean Lewis Samson.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 15, for the relief of William Neville Buckingham.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 16, for the relief of Marguerite Elsie Dunan Currie.-Mr. Maybank. Inquiries of the Ministry Bill No. 17, for the relief of Ellen Catherine Holder.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 18, for the relief of Doris Amy Peate Taylor.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 19, for the relief of Kenneth Elliott Mitchell.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 20, for the relief of Margaret Craig Carmichael Nicholson.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 21, for the relief of Hilda Emily Brown.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 22, for the relief of Joan Ruth Grimble Campbell.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 23. for the relief of Raymond Masse.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 24, for the relief of Barbara Mary Day Duffy.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 25, for the relief of Joseph Dunn.- Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 26, for the relief of Rena Victoria Rabin Wolfe.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 27, for the relief of Frederik Smith.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 28, for the relief of William Thomas Wright.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 29, for the relief of Marie Antoinette Aubut dit Cimon Charron.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 30. for the relief of James Arnold Wells.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 31, for the relief of Magdalena Kleiziute Testart.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 32. for the relief of Hazel Shirley Elizabeth Hart Layton.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 33, for the relief of Irene Morgan Neilson.-Mr. Maybank. Bill No. 34, for the relief of Elerick Montgomery Barton.-Mr. Maybank.


REQUEST FOR REMOVAL OF EMBARGO ON SHIPMENT TO THE UNITED STATES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Lewis Menary

Progressive Conservative

Mr. LEWIS MENARY (Wellington North):

Mr. Speaker, as reported at page 986 of Hansard, I asked the Minister of Trade and Commerce a question about flax, which was answered; but he did not answer my question respecting the policy of the government concerning the export of cattle to the 'United States. Will he answer it now?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Trade and Commerce) :

Export permits are issued by the Department of Trade and Commerce on the advice of the wartime prices and trade board. The policy with regard to cattle is not administered by the department for which I am responsible.

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LABOUR CONDITIONS

SHUTDOWN OF SAINT JOHN DRY DOCK-CONSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC WORKS DREDGE


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Clarence Gillis

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

Mr. CLARENCE GILLIS (Cape Breton South):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Trade and Commerce. I have already sent him a copy of a telegram I received from the business agent of the shipbuilders union at Saint John, New Brunswick. It sets out that the Saint John dry dock has closed down, affecting some 800 employees. Can the minister inform the house why this shutdown has taken place, and whether he will consider the construction of a public works dredge which, I understand, is now available to this firm?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

I can hardly imagine why my hon. friend addressed his question to me. I am not aware that there has been a shutdown at the Saint John diy dock. There are many reasons why it might be shut down for a day or two in the middle of winter, but I know the government recently awarded a contract to that firm in excess of $2,000,000.

I was told in Halifax that whereas the waterfront workers in Halifax were idle, the waterfront workers in Saint John were working night and day. Any matter with regard to a public works dredge or action under the dry docks act should be addressed to my colleague the Minister of Public Works.

Mr. GILLIS': In explanation I may say that the minister is mentioned in this telegram as having made the statement that there would be no layoffs in ship repairs, et cetera, for at least eighteen months.

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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member should ask his question; he should not make a statement.

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CCF

Clarence Gillis

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

Mr. GILLIS:

Will the minister pass on the telegram and the question to the appropriate minister for a reply?

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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

I shall be glad to do that.

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TAFT-HARTLEY LABOUR LAW-COMMUNISTS IN U.S. LABOUR UNIONS


On the orders of the day: Mr. SOLON E. LOW (Peace River): I should like to direct a question to the minister in charge of immigration or to the Prime Minister. Has the government taken note of the charges recently made by Senator Taft of the United States, which charges are reportedly backed by C. H. Millard, that the Taft-Hartley Inquiries of the Ministry



labour law is driving communists out of United States labour unions and into Canadian unions?


LIB

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

Liberal

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

I have seen the statement to which my hon. friend has referred and I may say that the matter is one that will receive attention.

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SC

Solon Earl Low

Social Credit

Mr. LOW:

It is reported that some of these men are now active in mining unions in northern Quebec. I was wondering if the government had taken any precautions against their entering Canada, or is contemplating any action to get those who have come in out of the country.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

The question of communists entering Canada has been under consideration by the department of immigration, and also, to a limited extent, by the government.

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February 13, 1948