April 7, 1949

CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

What is the business for tomorrow?

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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):

Tomorrow we shall take up Bill No. 82, to provide for the marketing of agricultural products in interprovincial and export trade. Then Bill No. 190 respecting oil or gas pipe lines. When these bills are passed, if they are passed, we shall take up the motion of the Minister of National Revenue to set up a select committee on radio broadcasting. If there is any possibility of concluding these matters we shall ask the house to take up private bills at 5.45 in the afternoon and we really hope that we shall be able to adjourn at six o'clock.

Motion agreed to and the house adjourned at 12.06 a.m.

[The following items were passed in committee of supply]:

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DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE


Demobilization and reconversion- 605. To provide for additional expenditures against the authorized commitment program in connection with the orderly establishment and organization of the defence forces of the navy, army and air services on a peacetime basis and to authorize further commitments for future years of $11,708,000-further amount required, $19,622,583. 606. To authorize payment to the international committee of the Red Cross of $98,081.58, being money held in trust on behalf of former German and Italian prisoners of war and Japanese internees, $1.


DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL REVENUE


Customs and excise divisions- 608. General administration-further amount required, $7,500. 609. Inspection, investigation and audit services- further amount required, $25,000. 610. Ports, outports and preventive stations, including pay for overtime of officers notwithstanding anything in the Civil Service Act, and temporary buildings and rentals-further amount required, $79,500.


POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT


611. Departmental administration-further amount required, $35,400. 612. Railway mail service-further amount required, $160,000. 613. Air and land mail services-further amount required, $100,000. 614. Audit of revenue, money order, postal note and savings bank business; issue of postage stamps and postal notes-further amount required, $78,000. Pensions and other benefits- 615. To authorize the governor in council to grant, subject to the Civil Service Superannuation Act, except paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section 9 thereof (a) to Gladys Irene Alice Preece, widow of the late Harry Askam Preece, who was a contributor under the Civil Service Superannuation Act and who died on November 24, 1947, an annual allowance at the rate of $377.78, commencing November 25, 1947; and (b) to Harry Manning Preece, minor son of the late Harry Askam Preece, an annual allowance at the rate of $75.56, commencing November 25, 1947, $1. PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE Federal district commission- 616. Maintenance and improvement of grounds adjoining government buildings, Ottawa, and improvements to the parkways system under the control of the federal district commission-further amount required, $55,000.


PUBLIC ARCHIVES


617. General administration and technical services -further amount required, $1,650.


PUBLIC PRINTING AND STATIONERY


618. Canada Gazette-further amount required, $25,000. 619. Distribution of official documents-further amount required, $12,000.


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS


Architectural branch-construction, repairs and improvements of public buildings-New Brunswick- 620. West Saint John-terminal building for customs and immigration-further amount required, $125,000. Ontario- 621. Ottawa-Central Experimental Farm-addition and alterations to chemistry building, $17,000. Ottawa-East Block - improvements - further amount required, $90,000. Ottawa-national research building-improvements and repairs-further amount required, $50,000. Ottawa-parliament buildings-carving, $12,000. Sault Ste. Marie-public building-further amount required, $200,000. Supply Engineering branch-construction, repairs and improvements-harbours and rivers- Nova Scotia- 622. Digby-repairs to piers-further amount required, $4,000. Inverness-maintenance of harbour entrance-further amount required, $3,000. West Dublin-dredging-further amount required, $15,000. Quebec- 623. Cross Point-jetty extension-further amount required, $15,000. Harbours and rivers generally-for maintenance of services, no new works to be undertaken-further amount required, $65,000. Les eboulements-breakwater-further amount required, $5,400. Petite Riviere Est-harbour improvements-further amount required, $21,000. Sorel-harbour repairs-further amount required,



Ontario- 624. Morson-wharf replacement-further amount required, $2,500. Oshawa-revetment wall extension, $14,000. Port Arthur-breakwater-further amount required, $110,000. Trenton-wharf extension, $6,000. Saskatchewan, Alberta and Northwest Territories- 625. Fort Fitzgerald, Alberta-wharf repairs and extension-further amount required, $30,000. British Columbia and Yukon- 626. Bear River, Bedwell Sound-float, $7,000. Fraser river-(Kirkland island)-extension of channel protection-further amount required, $66,000. Gibson's Landing-dredging, $17,000. Ucluelet west-floats-further amount required,


$1,200. DEPARTMENT OF RECONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLY


627. Canadian government travel bureau-to assist in promoting the tourist business in Canada- provided in main estimates under trade and commerce-further amount required, $87,000. General- National film board, including the motion picture bureau-provided in main estimates under national revenue- 628. Distribution of films-further amount required,


$20,000 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Royal Canadian Mounted Police-pensions and other benefits- 629. To compensate members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for injuries received in the performance of duty-further amount required, $11,343.84.


DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE

April 7, 1949