April 12, 1948

STANDING ORDERS


First report of standing committee on standing orders.-Mr. Sinnott.


LABOUR CONDITIONS

DEEPSEA SHIPOWNERS AND DECK, ENGINEERING AND WIRELESS OPERATORS-TERMINATION OF EAST COAST STRIKE

LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

I thought, Mr. Speaker, the house would like to know that in so far as the east coast is concerned, the strike of officer personnel of deepsea ships is over.

Over the week end there were negotiations between the parties concerned in which officials of the Department of Labour took part. These negotiations resulted in ironing out the main difficulties and all ships will be sailing from eastern ports today or tomorrow. There are one or two minor matters to be settled but it is expected they will be taken care of satisfactorily.

With regard to the Pacific coast, negotiations are continuing and I am hopeful that by tomorrow the strike, as far as that area also is concerned, will be ended.

The settlement with regard to wages and working conditions is on the basis of the recommendations of Mr. Justice D. A. McNiven, who was the conciliation commissioner, with the provision that the unions and the companies agree that there will be no discrimination in employment or prosecution by the companies against their officers who have been on strike or by the unions against officers who have sailed or been on articles on any ships during the dispute.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   DEEPSEA SHIPOWNERS AND DECK, ENGINEERING AND WIRELESS OPERATORS-TERMINATION OF EAST COAST STRIKE
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1947

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. LIONEL CHEVRIER (Minister of Transport):

I desire to lay on the table, Mr. Speaker, the following reports in English and in French: annual report of the Canadian National Railway System for the year ended December 31, 1947; annual report of the Canadian National (West Indies)

Steamships Limited for the year ended December 31, 1947; annual report of the Canadian National Railways Securities Trust for the year ended December 31, 1947. Copies of these reports are being distributed to hon. members this afternoon.

The auditor's report to parliament has been delayed in printing, but I hope to be able to table it shortly.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   TABLING OF ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 1947
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VETERANS AFFAIRS

CHANGE IN PERSONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. LIONEL CHEVRIER (Minister of Transport) moved:

That the name of Mr. Winkler be substituted for that of Mr. Tucker on the special committee on veterans affairs.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   CHANGE IN PERSONNEL OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


IRRIGATION IN ALBERTA

SC

Mr. HANSELL:

Social Credit

1. Have any irrigation surveys been made in the Lomond-Retlaw-Enchant districts in Alberta? If so, what areas do these surveys cover ?

2. Do any contracts or agreements exist between the dominion government and any person or persons respecting any irrigation project in these districts?

3. Have any plans been made for work tc start on any irrigation project in these districts within the next year or so? If so, what aTe the details of these plans?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IRRIGATION IN ALBERTA
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Not by dominion government.

2. No.

3. Yes; plans have been made subject to the execution of an agreement between the dominion of Canada, the province of Alberta and the Canada Land and Irrigation Company.

The plans involve the details, improvement and extension of existing canals and appurtenant works.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IRRIGATION IN ALBERTA
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CENTRAL MECHANICAL DEPOT BUILDING, LONDON, ONT.

PC

Mr. MANROSS:

Progressive Conservative

1. What was the total cost to the government of C.M.D. buildings on Highbury avenue in London, Ontario?

Questions

2. Are they for sale to industry?

3. What is the annual maintenance cost?

4. How many employees were there in the buildings in each year 1944, 1945, 1946 and 1947?

.5. What was annual payroll in each of these

years?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CENTRAL MECHANICAL DEPOT BUILDING, LONDON, ONT.
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LIB

Mr. CLANTON: (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. $1,381,000.

2. No.

3. Average annual maintenance cost:

Light $ 4,165

Heat 6,956

Civilian maintenance, personnel 1,544

Repairs and upkeep 15,000

Total $ 27,665

4.

Year Military Civilian Total1944 ... 723 2 6 7491945 ... 534 194 7281946 ... 438 571 1,0091947 ... 243 464 707

5.

Year Military Civilian Total1944 .. .$779,538 60 $ 27,952 00 $ 807,490 601945 ... 577,328 76 187,054 39 764,383 151946 ... 474,099 96 740,138 54 1,214,238 501947 ... 264,401 01 683,655 12 948,056 13

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CENTRAL MECHANICAL DEPOT BUILDING, LONDON, ONT.
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April 12, 1948