April 25, 1949

FREIGHT RATES

EMERGENCY CHARGES MADE BY RAILWAYS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Joseph William Burton

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

Mr. J. W. Burton (Humboldt):

Can the

Minister of Transport inform the house by what authority the railroads are adding a twenty per cent emergency charge to their freight rates before any increase has been granted?

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   EMERGENCY CHARGES MADE BY RAILWAYS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport):

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   EMERGENCY CHARGES MADE BY RAILWAYS
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CCF

Joseph William Burton

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

Mr. Burton:

I can assure the minister that there have been cases in which a twenty per cent emergency charge has been made.

Topic:   FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   EMERGENCY CHARGES MADE BY RAILWAYS
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PENITENTIARIES

DISTURBANCES AT COLLIN'S BAY


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Lake Centre):

Is

the Minister of Justice in a position to report to the house on the disturbances which took place on Easter Monday in the Collin's Bay penitentiary? Has any investigation been made, and if so, what is the result of that investigation?

Topic:   PENITENTIARIES
Subtopic:   DISTURBANCES AT COLLIN'S BAY
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LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice):

As my hon. friend has not given me notice of his question, I shall be glad to give him a report tomorrow.

Topic:   PENITENTIARIES
Subtopic:   DISTURBANCES AT COLLIN'S BAY
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

INQUIRY AS TO FURTHER LEGISLATION


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Graydon (Peel):

It has been the practice in previous sessions for the government to indicate, as the session progresses, what legislation it intends to bring down in addition to that already appearing on the order paper. Can the Prime Minister give the house some indication as to what further measures we may expect to have to deal with before the session comes to a close?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO FURTHER LEGISLATION
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LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

I will take the hon. member's request into consideration and try to have a memorandum prepared by tomorrow or the next day.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO FURTHER LEGISLATION
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS

PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

What is the total number of personnel employed at national defence headquarters, broken down to show the number for navy, army and air force in the following categories (a) officers; (b) other ranks; (c) civilian employees?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS
Sub-subtopic:   PERSONNEL
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April 25, 1949