March 21, 1949

IMMIGRATION

ORDER IN COUNCIL P.C. 4233

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams and other documents received by the Department of Mines and Resources leading up to or connected with the issue of order in council P.C. 4233, dated September 13, 1948.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ORDER IN COUNCIL P.C. 4233
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. MacKinnon:

I should like to point out that order in council P.C. 4233 refers to twenty-four individual immigrants. There are included in this number three persons about whom the hon. member for Winnipeg North (Mr. Stewart) has asked for the production of papers. The order for return was passed on February 9, 1949, as appears by Votes and Proceedings No. 11.

The names of the three persons are G. B. Montel, J. G. Labedan and A. C. E. Boussat.

As there has not been any question raised about the twenty-one other persons, I assume it is the three persons I have mentioned in whom the member is interested. I suggest that the hon. member withdraw his motion; there is no need to copy the papers again. I can arrange to have the extra copy of the other return filed, if the hon. member so wishes.

My purpose in making this request is simple. All members of the house are aware of the large amount of work being done by the staff of the immigration branch and the pressure and strain under which they are working. I therefore wish to avoid, whenever possible, asking them to do unnecessary tasks.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ORDER IN COUNCIL P.C. 4233
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PC

Joseph Henry Harris

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harris (Danforih):

In view of the

circumstances, perhaps the minister would allow his motion to stand. It is in the name of my colleague who is not in the house at the moment.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ORDER IN COUNCIL P.C. 4233
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. MacKinnon:

That is quite satisfactory. Motion stands.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   ORDER IN COUNCIL P.C. 4233
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CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND CANADIAN SEAMEN'S UNION, ETC.

CCF

Rodney Young

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

Mr. Young:

For a copy of all correspondence and telegrams since the year 1946 exchanged between the Department of Labour and the Canadian seamen's union; between the Canada Steamship Lines and/or their solicitors and the Department of Labour; between the Minister of Labour and the above mentioned companies or the Canadian Seamen's Union, and between the minister or his department and the Colonial and Sarnia Steamships Company Limited.

Topic:   CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND CANADIAN SEAMEN'S UNION, ETC.
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. Mitchell:

The hon. member asks for a copy of all correspondence and telegrams since the year 1946 exchanged between the Department of Labour and the Canadian Seamen's Union, which of course may cover a wide field. He goes on to include correspondence and telegrams between the Canada Steamship Lines, which is one concern, their solicitors and the Department of Labour; and then in line five of the motion he refers to "the above mentioned companies". I think I know what the hon. member wants, but I suggest that he be a little more specific. If he will be good enough to have the motion redrafted, subject to there being nothing confidential on the files I see no objection to the motion being passed.

Topic:   CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND CANADIAN SEAMEN'S UNION, ETC.
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CCF

Rodney Young

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

Mr. Young:

Agreed.

Topic:   CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND CANADIAN SEAMEN'S UNION, ETC.
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Some hon. Members:

Dropped.

Topic:   CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND CANADIAN SEAMEN'S UNION, ETC.
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Some hon. Members:

Stand.

Topic:   CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND CANADIAN SEAMEN'S UNION, ETC.
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

Which is it?

Topic:   CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND CANADIAN SEAMEN'S UNION, ETC.
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. Mitchell:

The motion is to be redrafted. The hon. member has agreed to that.

Topic:   CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND CANADIAN SEAMEN'S UNION, ETC.
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LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Dropped.

Motions for Papers

Topic:   CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR AND CANADIAN SEAMEN'S UNION, ETC.
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR

APPOINTMENT OF MANAGER, EMPLOYMENT AND CLAIMS OFFICE, RED DEER, ALTA.

SC

Frederick Davis Shaw

Social Credit

Mr. Shaw:

For a copy of all letters, telegrams and other documents exchanged between the Minister of Labour, officials of the labour department, the civil service commission or any official thereof and any person, persons or groups of persons, since July 1, 1948, with respect to the appointment of a manager, employment and claims office, Red Deer, Alberta.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF MANAGER, EMPLOYMENT AND CLAIMS OFFICE, RED DEER, ALTA.
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. Mitchell:

Subject to the usual reservations as to confidential correspondence, I have no objection to this motion being passed.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF MANAGER, EMPLOYMENT AND CLAIMS OFFICE, RED DEER, ALTA.
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CAROLINE, ALTA., POSTMASTERSHIP

March 21, 1949