April 19, 1950

CCF

Mr. Coldwell:

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

1. Has any government agency made any effort to find accommodation for families under notice of eviction from accommodation administered1 by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, either at the present time or previously?

2. If so, what agencies have undertaken to do this, and what actual steps have been taken?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR EVICTED FAMILIES
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

STEEP ROCK IRON MINES

CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

For a copy of all correspondence between the federal government, including any minister, department, branch or official thereof, and Steep Rock Iron Mines, Limited, relating to governmental assistance, either direct or indirect, financial or otherwise, to the said company, in connection with its exploratory operations, the draining of Steep Rock lake, the company's mining operations, and the transport of its iron ore, also a copy of all agreements entered into between the federal government and the company with respect to any matters, and also for a copy of all orders in council relating to any of the matters referred to herein, dated at any time since January 1, 1939.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   STEEP ROCK IRON MINES
Sub-subtopic:   FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
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Motion agreed to.


STEEP ROCK IRON MINES

ASSISTANCE TO CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

For a copy of all correspondence between the federal government, including any minister, department, branch or official thereof and the Canadian National Railways, relating to assistance to the said railway in connection with any of its operations having to do with the handling, loading or transporting of iron ore produced at Steep Rock Iron Mines, also for a copy of all agreements entered into between the federal government and the Canadian National Railways, and a copy of all orders in council, relating to the matters referred to herein, dated at any time since January 1, 1939.

Topic:   STEEP ROCK IRON MINES
Subtopic:   ASSISTANCE TO CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Mr. Speaker, there is objection to this motion as it is worded. It asks for the correspondence between the federal government, including any minister, department, branch or official thereof, and the Canadian National Railways, on the one hand, and, on the other, all agreements

Old Age Pensions

entered into between the federal government and the Canadian National Railways having to do with the subsidy to Steep Rock Iron Mines Limited. There can be no objection, of course, to the latter part of the motion, which may be allowed to pass so far as the agreement and orders in council are concerned. There is objection, however, to the first part, that is the correspondence between the Canadian National Railways and the department or departments, because that correspondence has always been considered privileged. There is no difference between that correspondence and departmental correspondence. If it is agreeable to my hon. friend the motion may pass subject to those reservations.

Topic:   STEEP ROCK IRON MINES
Subtopic:   ASSISTANCE TO CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Is it the pleasure of the house to adopt the motion subject to the reservations stated by the minister?

Topic:   STEEP ROCK IRON MINES
Subtopic:   ASSISTANCE TO CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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Motion agreed to.


TIM BUCK

PASSPORT

LIB

Tom Goode

Liberal

Mr. Goode:

For a copy of all correspondence exchanged between the minister and Tim Buck of the communist party of Canada in regard to passport applications, and a copy of the application for passport granted to this individual to allow him to proceed to a certain convention in Hungary.

Topic:   TIM BUCK
Subtopic:   PASSPORT
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

I would ask my hon. friend if he would be good enough to allow this motion to stand until I can have a word with him about it. The motion is ambiguous, I think, in its present form.

Topic:   TIM BUCK
Subtopic:   PASSPORT
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LIB

OLD AGE PENSIONS

PROPOSED PAYMENT AT SIXTY-FIVE ON CONTRIBUTORY BASIS WITH NO MEANS TEST


On the order: Notices of motions. Mr. Little: That, in the opinion of this house, the government should take into consideration the advisability of introducing an amendment to the Old Age Pensions Act so that it would be on a contributory basis with no means test and paid to all persons reaching the age of sixty-five years.


LIB

Walter Little

Liberal

Mr. Little:

This matter has been brought up already, and, the Minister of National Health and Welfare (Mr. Martin) having taken steps to have a committee appointed to look into this matter, I have decided to withdraw the motion for the present.

Topic:   OLD AGE PENSIONS
Subtopic:   PROPOSED PAYMENT AT SIXTY-FIVE ON CONTRIBUTORY BASIS WITH NO MEANS TEST
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April 19, 1950