June 14, 1948

LIB

Leslie Alexander Mutch (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MUTCH:

What steps have been taken to improve the medical services for Indians in northern Saskatchewan?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INDIANS-SASKATCHEWAN-MEDICAL SERVICES
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LIB

Ralph Maybank (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. MAYBANK:

Prince Albert-A health unit has been established at Prince Albert which is supplying health services to approximately 3,000 Indians. It is staffed by a surgeon, a medical doctor and a public health nurse.

Lac la Ronge-A nursing station will be in operation at Lac la Ronge very shortly. A residence has been purchased by the directorate of Indian health services from the Anglican mission and renovated to accommodate six patients and necessary staff. It will supply emergency and nursing services and the usual dispensing and public health services to the area around Lac la Ronge, including Fort Stanley.

Arrangements have been made with the Saskatchewan department of health whereby, in certain remote areas where the non-Indian or half-breed population is substantial, nursing stations are being built by the province at which Indians will be cared for. A reciprocal arrangement is being put into effect at Lac la Ronge whereby the directorate of Indian health services will give to the extent possible necessary health services to the non-Indian population there. This eliminates duplication. A doctor from the Prince Albert health unit is making regular trips to Lac la Ronge, which is about two hundred miles north of Prince Albert.

North Battleford1-The former R.C.A.F. hospital at North Battleford and several other buildings have been acquired by the directorate of Indian health services. The renovation of the building is complete and it will be ready for the admission of patients this summer. Capacity-about 60 patients. A public health nurse will be included in the establishment of this hospital, who will be responsible for visiting reserves in the area.

Onion Lake area-The Indian affairs branch of the Department of Mines and Resources

has agreed to transfer to the directorate of Indian health services of the Department of National Health and Welfare the Indian agent's house in the Onion Lake area for use as a nursing station. The necessary alterations will be proceeded with within the next few months and an arrangement similar to that in effect at Lac la Ronge will be made. The nursing station will accommodate about four patients, a public health nurse and necessary staff.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INDIANS-SASKATCHEWAN-MEDICAL SERVICES
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EMBARGO ON CANADLAN CATTLE TO UNITED STATES

PC

Mr. CHURCH:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has any action been taken as announced by the Minister of Agriculture last week in south Ontario that the cattle embargo is soon to be removed to allow Canadian cattle to enter the United States?

2. If so, will such action increase the cost of meat to citizens for home consumption in Canada?

3. Has any action been taken by order in council?

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Subtopic:   EMBARGO ON CANADLAN CATTLE TO UNITED STATES
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LIB

Mr. McCUBBIN: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. No action yet taken.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

railways and shipping committee

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Subtopic:   EMBARGO ON CANADLAN CATTLE TO UNITED STATES
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PC

Douglas King Hazen

Progressive Conservative

Mr. HAZEN:

When does the chairman of the standing committee on railways and shipping, owned, operated and controlled by the government, intend to present the report of the committee to the house?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   EMBARGO ON CANADLAN CATTLE TO UNITED STATES
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. CHEVRIER:

Perhaps I can reply to this orally. I have been in communication with the chairman of the standing committee on railways and shipping, and he assures me that the report is now in the course of *preparation and should be ready soon.

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Subtopic:   EMBARGO ON CANADLAN CATTLE TO UNITED STATES
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AMMONIUM NITRATE

PC
LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

Mr. Speaker, it is not possible to get the information asked for in this question, because ammonium nitrate is not classified separately in external trade statistics.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AMMONIUM NITRATE
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LIB
PC
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An hon. MEMBER:

Answered.

Proposed Legislation

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AMMONIUM NITRATE
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

LIB

Mr. BENIDIOKSON:

Liberal

1. By years and municipalities, how many wartime houses have been constructed in Ontario and what has been the outlay of the federal government on each project?

2. By municipalities, how many houses are under construction in Ontario by Wartime Housing Limited?

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Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   HOUSING-ONTARIO
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. McILRAITH:

Return tabled.

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Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   HOUSING-ONTARIO
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MOTION FOR PAPERS

SC

Solon Earl Low

Social Credit

Mr. LOW:

For a copy of the evidence and proceedings of the McCann commission, appointed under the authority of P.C. 4980.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   MCCANN COMMISSION
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LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. GREGG:

It is not possible to comply with this order, because the interviews held by the McCann commission with witnesses took the form of discussions rather than formal evidence and no written record was maintained. The witnesses were not sworn, and as a result they gave evidence over and above that which would have been required had they been informed that they were proceeding on a formal basis under oath. Some of the discussions at Vancouver were recorded on sound recording discs in order to assist the commissioner in writing his report on that phase of the hearing.

The report of the McCann commission was tabled in the House of Commons on March 9, 1948, and it set forth the number of commission sittings, inspections and observations, a list of the cases considered, a list of the persons interviewed and the commission's findings.

I ask the hon. member to withdraw his motion.

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Subtopic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   MCCANN COMMISSION
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SC

Solon Earl Low

Social Credit

Mr. LOW:

There are a number of important cases which my colleagues, the hon. member for Lethbridge (Mr. Blackmore) and the horn, member for Acadia (Mr. Quelch), have been attempting to place before the house. In order to do that as they wish to do it, they would have to have thie relevant parts of the evidence taken by the McCann commission. I would ask the minister to reconsider his decision and see if it would not be possible to give us a transcription of the relevant parts of the evidence taken by that commission. We feel that that should be before the house.

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Subtopic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   MCCANN COMMISSION
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June 14, 1948