March 27, 1950

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

PRECEDENCE OP GOVERNMENT BUSINESS ON MONDAY, MARCH 27, AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works):

Mr. Speaker, in Votes and Proceedings of Thursday, March 23, the Prime Minister (Mr. St. Laurent) gave notice that today he would move the following motion:

That on Monday, the 27th of March instant, and on Wednesday, the 29th of March instant, government notices of motions and government orders shall have precedence over all business except the introduction of bills, questions and. notices of motions for the production of papers.

On Friday night I announced that this motion would be moved today. In the absence of the Prime Minister, on his behalf I now move the motion.

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Subtopic:   PRECEDENCE OP GOVERNMENT BUSINESS ON MONDAY, MARCH 27, AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
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Motion agreed to.


FARM LABOUR

ORDER IN COUNCIL AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH PROVINCES

PC

Charles Delmar Coyle

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Paul E. Cole (Verdun-La Salle):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to lay on the table P.C. 1317, of March 14, 1950, authorizing the Minister of Labour to enter into an agreement on behalf of the government of Canada with each of the provinces for the movement and placement of persons in employment in agriculture and related industries, upon terms and conditions substantially in accordance with the form of agreement marked as schedule I attached but with such variations therein as the Minister of Labour may deem necessary to meet the requirements of the farm labour program of any province.

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   ORDER IN COUNCIL AUTHORIZING AGREEMENT WITH PROVINCES
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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 55, respecting the Limitholders' Mutual Insurance Company.-Mr. Lesage. Bill No. 57, for the relief of Zina Sarah Fletcher Tannenbaum.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 58, for the relief of Fred Marcus. -Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 59, for the relief of Belva Rubin Bercusson.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 60, for the relief of Reginald E. Martin.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 61, for the relief of Dora Moore Holland Towers.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 62, for the relief of Betty Bendit-sky Kursner Kobernick.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 63, for the relief of Elizabeth Goodman Goldberg.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 64, for the relief of Helene Eugenie Hortense Holmes Said.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 65, for the relief of Amanda Doris Drachler Segalowitz, otherwise known as Amanda Doris Drachler Selton.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 66, for the relief of Florence Druckman Oliver.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 67, for the relief of Albert Gedeon Martin.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 68, for the relief of Brandel Avru-tick Cutler.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 69, for the relief of Freda Geraldine Rodgers.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 70, for the relief of Hattie May Dawson Wood.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 71, for the relief of Marie Yvonne Bouchard O'Rourke.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 72, for the relief of Ethel Margaret Murphy Watson.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 73, for the relief of Clifford Willis Collins.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 74, for the relief of Alfred Beatty Harris.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 75, for the relief of Claire Jeanne D'Arc Sagala De Montignac.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 76, for the relief of Nora Maria De Montignac Des Jardins.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 77, for the relief of Rita Annie Wylie Morrow.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 78, for the relief of Olga Veleky Stepanovitch.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 79, for the relief of Beatrice Norma Sabbath Finestone.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 80, for the relief of Adele Kuz-netz Paquette.-Mr. Winkler.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


FOOD AND DRUGS-SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

Is any scientific research carried out in the labora-ties of the food and drug divisions of the Department of National Health and Welfare?

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Subtopic:   FOOD AND DRUGS-SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Mr. Martin:

Yes. Certain research work is necessary in devising new methods for detecting adulteration of foods and drugs and determining potency or safety of drugs and for the setting of standards for both

Questions

foods and drugs. Fundamental research is also carried out on the physiological action of drugs and on nutritional problems. This research involves pharmacology, pharmacy, physiology, organic and biochemistry, microbiology, physics, analytical chemistry and mathematics.

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Subtopic:   FOOD AND DRUGS-SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
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DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICINES AND DRUGS TO SANATORIA

LIB

Mr. Gingues:

Liberal

1. Is the federal government contributing to the purchase of the streptomycin distributed free of charge in the various sanatoria?

2. If so, what amount is being expended for that purpose in the province of Quebec?

3. What is the amount allotted to the St. Francis sanatorium of Sherbrooke?

4. Is the federal government contributing to the purchase of other medicine distributed free of charge in our sanatoria?

5. If so, how much (a) in the province of Quebec; (b) at Sherbrooke?

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Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICINES AND DRUGS TO SANATORIA
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Mr. Marlin:

1. Yes. The streptomycin which is purchased with the funds contributed by the federal government under the tuberculosis control grant is distributed free of charge in the various sanatoria, but beyond this the provinces act on their own initiative so far as free distribution of the drug is concerned.

2. Amount of

Fiscal approved Amountyear projects expended1948- 49 .... $ 14,423.08 $14,423.081949- 50

100,000.00 56,957.10*1950- 51 ____ 90,000.00t ___

*April 1, 1949 to Dec. 31, 1949.

tContinuing project pending approval.

3. 1948-49, $260; 1949-50, $5,445.

4. Yes. The drug PAS (paramino-salicylic acid) is purchased with the funds contributed by the federal government under the tuberculosis control grant for distribution free of charge in sanatoria in certain provinces, including the province of Quebec.

5. (a) 1948-49-nil (drug not generally

available). 1949-50-$50,000 approved (no accounts submitted as yet for payment). 1950-51-$60,000 approved (continuing project). (b) 1949-50-no information available at the moment.

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Subtopic:   DISTRIBUTION OF MEDICINES AND DRUGS TO SANATORIA
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STRAIT OF CANSO BRIDGE

PC

Mr. Black (Cumberland):

Progressive Conservative

1. Will the province of Nova Scotia make a contribution to the construction of the proposed Canso bridge?

2. Has an agreement been entered into with the province of Nova Scotia?

3. What is the estimated cost of (a) the bridge:

(b) the approaches for highways and for railways;

(c) all other expenses?

4. What contribution will be made by (a) government of Nova Scotia; (b) government of Canada; (c) Canadian National Railways?

5. What is the estimated annual maintenance cost, and by whom payable?

6. When is it expected that (a) tenders will be called; (b) construction work will start; (c) construction will be completed and highway and railway traffic be carried across the bridge?

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Subtopic:   STRAIT OF CANSO BRIDGE
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March 27, 1950