November 21, 1949

PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Howard C. Green (Vancouver-Quadra):

Mr. Speaker, on November 6 the passenger steamship Chelohsin, despite urgent warnings from the radar station at First Narrows bridge, ran ashore on the rocks at Stanley park near the First Narrows entrance to Vancouver harbour. Fortunately there was no loss of life. I understand the regulations do not force a ship to comply with the directions given by such radar stations. Apparently there was no one on the ship to receive the directions. Is there to be an investigation into this accident? None has been announced.

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO ACCIDENT NEAR ENTRANCE TO VANCOUVER HARBOUR
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

I will take the question as notice and give an answer later.

Topic:   QUESTION AS TO ACCIDENT NEAR ENTRANCE TO VANCOUVER HARBOUR
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ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY

RESCUE OPERATION BY H.M.C.S. "HAIDA"

LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, I am sure hon. members would wish me to refer here to the successful rescue of eighteen men of the United States air force by the Canadian destroyer Haida. This was the culmination of a search and rescue operation by United States and Canadian forces working together. The job done by Haida and her crew was in line with the splendid record of that fine ship.

I am sure all hon. members will wish to echo the message I sent to the commanding officer: "Well done, Haida; heartiest congratulations."

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   RESCUE OPERATION BY H.M.C.S. "HAIDA"
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I am sure every hon. member would wish the congratulations of the house as a whole to accompany and to support the message sent by the minister on this occasion.

This is one of the most remarkable examples that can be recalled of a combination of different services of different countries in rescue operations. Not only were there Canadian and United States units in the area, but there was a British unit as well; therefore the units of three services were taking some part in these rescue operations.

Royal Canadian Navy

The effective co-operation so indicated, and the fact that air and navy personnel and all those operating with them from the land stations brought the great developments of science to bear in this incredible rescue, is an indication of what can be accomplished by the association of these great forces.

It is to be noted that the aircraft was down in an unknown area, and could not have been seen from a ship, except probably by chance. Air and naval forces combined in a heroic manner, but the ultimate heroism undoubtedly was that of the men in the small whalers from the Haida, and later from the Magnificent, who took a gallant part in making the rescue and transferring medical personnel.

We admire the gallantry of our men and the skill displayed by all who took part in this operation.

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   RESCUE OPERATION BY H.M.C.S. "HAIDA"
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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS


Bill No. 189, for the relief of Muriel Johnson Binnie Keates.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 190, for the relief of William Campbell James Meredith.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 191, for the relief of Lillian Steinberg Heitner.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 192, for the relief of Clayton George Allison.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 193, for the relief of Louis Kasper. -Mr. Weir.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


NEWFOUNDLAND

PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

How much was paid to Newfoundland for current assets of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   BROADCASTING CORPORATION
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

No payment has been made to date, as no claim has been received by the dominion government from the province.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   BROADCASTING CORPORATION
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POSTAL SERVICE

PC

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Progressive Conservative

1. How many letters have been detained by the Post Office Department under the provisions of section 52 of the Post Office Act for each year beginning January 1, 1946 and to date?

2. Is this section of the act being made use of directly or indirectly by the foreign exchange control board?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   LETTERS CONTAINING CONTRA- BAND GOODS
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LIB

Mr. Rinfret: (Postmaster General)

Liberal

1. No record is kept of ordinary post letters referred to the customs under section 52 of the Post Office Act.

Questions

Any post letters diverted to customs for examination which as a result are not permitted delivery are either detained by the customs authorities or are returned to the Post Office Department for return to the senders in accordance with international postal regulations.

2. No.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Sub-subtopic:   LETTERS CONTAINING CONTRA- BAND GOODS
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RADIO BROADCASTING

CHURCHILL WEATHER

CCF

Mr. Knight:

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

1. Was it over a period of time the custom of the C.B.C. to include in its weather reports one upon weather conditions at Churchill?

2. If so. when did such reports on weather at Churchill cease, and for what reason?

3. On whose recommendation was such service discontinued?

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   CHURCHILL WEATHER
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTS
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November 21, 1949