June 29, 1948

CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

Will the parliamentary assistant answer this simple question: Has a payment been authorized? The answer is no?

Topic:   COARSE GRAINS
Subtopic:   ADJUSTMENT PAYMENTS TO WESTERN GROWERS
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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:

The answer is that the decision is a matter of policy which will be announced at the proper time by the appropriate minister.

Topic:   COARSE GRAINS
Subtopic:   ADJUSTMENT PAYMENTS TO WESTERN GROWERS
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CCF

George Hugh Castleden

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

Mr. CASTLEDEN:

Surely I can find out whether a payment has been authorized.

Topic:   COARSE GRAINS
Subtopic:   ADJUSTMENT PAYMENTS TO WESTERN GROWERS
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   COARSE GRAINS
Subtopic:   ADJUSTMENT PAYMENTS TO WESTERN GROWERS
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LABOUR CONDITIONS


seamen's STRIKE-WITHDRAWAL OF COURT ACTION On the orders of the day:


CCF

Clarence Gillis

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

Mr. CLARENCE GILLIS (Cape Breton South):

I should like to ask the Minister of Labour if he has been advised that the Canadian seamen's union dispute with the shipping companies has been withdrawn from the courts. If so, is action along the lines of conciliation contemplated by his department, and if necessary will he consider the appointment of a controller for the industry?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

Speaking now as an individual so far as I am concerned there will be no controller. I read in the newspapers that the case had been withdrawn. This is a free country, and you can always withdraw a case. It is simply an indication of freedom. I do not know why it was withdrawn, but it has been suggested that it was that they did not want Sullivan in the witness box. That is merely a conjecture. My hon. friend can rest assured that the services of my department are ever ready in connection with any dispute under federal jurisdiction.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
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FLOOD CONDITIONS

BRITISH COLUMBIA-USE OF ROAD THROUGH NATIONAL PARK


On the orders of the day:


PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. PULTON (Kamloops):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Mines and Resources. As a result of the floods, the only Canadian highway leading into British Columbia which can be used

the only road now open-is one passing through a national park. Under the circumstances will the minister make a temporary change in the regulations to permit through trucking over the road through the national park?

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA-USE OF ROAD THROUGH NATIONAL PARK
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. MacKINNON (Minister of Mines and Resources):

The arrangement suggested by the hon. member was made about ten days or two weeks ago, and will be in effect for a week at a time as long as the emergency lasts.

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA-USE OF ROAD THROUGH NATIONAL PARK
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PC

Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. C. C. I. MERRITT (Vancouver-Bur-rard):

As I understand it, the relaxation of

the regulations in connection with truck traffic through a national park applies only to the movement of perishable commodities, not to general trucking which has been carried on over the southern trans-Canada highway. That road is out at Michel.

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA-USE OF ROAD THROUGH NATIONAL PARK
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA-USE OF ROAD THROUGH NATIONAL PARK
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I suggest that the hon. member put his question.

'Mr. MERRITT: Will the minister extend the relaxation of the regulations so that the business of these trucking companies can be kept in being while flood conditions prevail?

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA-USE OF ROAD THROUGH NATIONAL PARK
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

I took this matter up some little time ago when it was first brought to our attention. A general relaxation of all restrictions on trucking through the national park will be in effect until the emergency is over. We are having some trouble with our own roads, but they are being maintained and kept in shape. As long as they are in shape, and they are at the present time, trucks will be allowed to pass over that highway through the park until the emergency is over. The permission is granted a week at a time, as I have said.

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA-USE OF ROAD THROUGH NATIONAL PARK
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PC

Charles Cecil Ingersoll Merritt

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MERRITT:

I should like to ask a supplementary question. Speaking to the minister's department only yesterday I was told that this relaxation applies only to the movement of perishable commodities. I would ask the minister to look into it again to make sure this is not right.

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA-USE OF ROAD THROUGH NATIONAL PARK
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

I can only say that the arrangement was made through the director

Inquiries of the Ministry

of national parks, the senior official in the department. He gave me the information, and he made the arrangements. However, I shall check further.

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA-USE OF ROAD THROUGH NATIONAL PARK
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June 29, 1948