June 14, 1948

LORD'S DAY ACT

AMENDMENTS AS TO LEAVE TO PROSECUTE-REPEAL OF ONTARIO PRE-CON FEDERATION STATUTE


Right Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 344, to amend the Lord's Day Act.


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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Explain.

Topic:   LORD'S DAY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS AS TO LEAVE TO PROSECUTE-REPEAL OF ONTARIO PRE-CON FEDERATION STATUTE
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

Mr. Speaker, this bill consists of two sections only. The first section provides that the consent for prosecution may be given, not only by the attorney general but by the deputy attorney general. The second section provides for the repeal of Ontario's pre-confederation statute respecting the observance of the Lord's Day, thereby placing the matter in Ontario entirely under the Lord's Day Act.

Topic:   LORD'S DAY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS AS TO LEAVE TO PROSECUTE-REPEAL OF ONTARIO PRE-CON FEDERATION STATUTE
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PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CHURCH:

Is this a transfer to the provinces of the jurisdiction under the Lord's Day Act?

Topic:   LORD'S DAY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS AS TO LEAVE TO PROSECUTE-REPEAL OF ONTARIO PRE-CON FEDERATION STATUTE
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

It is just the reverse so far as Ontario is concerned.

Topic:   LORD'S DAY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS AS TO LEAVE TO PROSECUTE-REPEAL OF ONTARIO PRE-CON FEDERATION STATUTE
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PC

Thomas Langton Church

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CHURCH:

In the past, the enforcement of this act has always been a matter for the provinces.

Topic:   LORD'S DAY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS AS TO LEAVE TO PROSECUTE-REPEAL OF ONTARIO PRE-CON FEDERATION STATUTE
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES

LIB

Mr. BAKER:

Liberal

1. What is being done by the Department of National Health and Welfare in combating occupational diseases such as silicosis among Canadian industrial workers?

2. Is any educational work being done to raise the level of industrial health in Canada?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES
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LIB

Mr. MAYBANK: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. The industrial health division of the Department of National Health and Welfare is co-operating with the departments of health of the provinces of Nova Scotia and Alberta in specific studies of silicosis, lead poisoning and carbon monoxide poisoning as these diseases occur in the groups of establishments surveyed. The federal department has assigned specially trained personnel and has carried out field and laboratory estimations on the air contamination

responsible for the diseases under study. This co-ordination of federal and provincial facilities has already resulted in one province creating a permanent industrial health agency.

During the past year, the industrial health division provided information to various industries and provincial governments in regard to the following matters: expansion of the

occupational disease schedule under workmen's compensation acts, effectiveness of ultraviolet fight and glycol sprays in the control of airborne infections, assessment and control of carbon tetrachloride hazard, the control of dermatitis in several industrial processes, and the status of ozone in the control of carbon monoxide poisoning.

In co-operation with the industrial hygiene division of Ontario, the division has just completed the preparation of a manual on the diagnosis of occupational diseases which will serve as a reference guide for general medical practitioners.

2. Yes. During the past year, the division distributed to industry over 150,000 posters and pamphlets dealing with various aspects of industrial health. The usefulness and practical nature of the division's educational material is demonstrated by the fact that industries across Canada have requested over

25,000 copies of the recently issued pamphlet "Skin Diseases in Industry". The division also issues a monthly industrial health bulletin to 25,000 English and 10,000 French industrial subscribers. The interest in this bulletin has been considerable, and increasing requests for copies are being received from Canadian firms as well as from many foreign countries.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES
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PUGWASH, N.S., HARBOUR-DREDGING

PC

Percy Chapman Black

Progressive Conservative

Mr. BLACK (Cumberland):

What has been the yearly and total expenditures for dredging the entrance to and the harbour of the port of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, since confederation, not including wharf construction ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUGWASH, N.S., HARBOUR-DREDGING
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LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. FOURNIER (Hull):

No record of any expenditure for dredging entrance to and the harbour of the port of Pugwash, N.S., since confederation.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PUGWASH, N.S., HARBOUR-DREDGING
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COST OF PRESENT SESSION OF PARLIAMENT

PC

Lewis Elston Cardiff

Progressive Conservative

Mr. CARDIFF:

Not including members' salaries, what was the total cost of this session of parliament from December 5, 1947 to January 25, 1948, inclusive?

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COST OF PRESENT SESSION OF PARLIAMENT
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LIB

Gleason Belzile (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. BELZILE:

House of Commons $102,030.54

Senate 16,565.98

This amount includes cost of sessional staff, printing and travelling expenses for Christmas recess, but does not include salaries for permanent and continuous temporary staff employed the year round.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   COST OF PRESENT SESSION OF PARLIAMENT
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INDIANS-SASKATCHEWAN-MEDICAL SERVICES

June 14, 1948