May 10, 1950

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

An investigation is now under way to determine suitable sites for federal buildings.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL BUILDINGS IN ST. JOHN'S, NFLD.
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NEWFOUNDLAND

PC

Mr. Higgins:

Progressive Conservative

1. Has any application been made by Newfoundland for the establishment of a national park?

2. If so, what site has been suggested as being suitable?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   NATIONAL PARK
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LIB

George Prudham (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Mr. Prudham:

X. There has been an exchange of correspondence, but no formal application has been made.

2. The federal government has been invited to investigate certain areas with a view to determining their suitability. It is expected this investigation will take place in the near future.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   NATIONAL PARK
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AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

PC

Mr. While (Middlesex Easl):

Progressive Conservative

1. Upon what American agricultural products are dumping duties applicable, naming each, individual product separately?

2. In the past five years, on what products have dumping duties been applied?

3. In what year or years were dumping duties applied to each of the above products, and for what length of time in each case has it been applied?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Sub-subtopic:   DUMPING DUTIES
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LIB

Mr. Winters: (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

1. Dumping duty as provided by section 6 of the Customs Tariff applies in respect to all agricultural products of a class or kind produced in Canada.

Questions

2. Imposition of dumping duties as provided for under section 6 was suspended under the War Measures Act from 19th December, 1941, until March 31, 1947, except in respect to fresh fruits and vegetables.

3. In the fiscal years 1947-48 and 1949-50, fixed values for duty were established under section 43 of the Customs Act, with dumping duty, in respect to the fresh fruits and vegetables and for the periods as shown in the statement attached. In the calendar year 1948, importations of fresh fruits and vegetables were subject to the regulations under the Emergency Exchange Conservation Act and no fixed values were established.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables on which values for duty were fixed under Section 43 of the Customs Act during the

Fiscal Years 1947-48 and 1949-50

Product Actual 1947 - 1948 Actual 1949 - 1950Period Effective Dates Period Effective Dates days days 158 Ont. and Que. July 26-Dec. 31 Cantaloupes and Muskmelons j 56 52 Ont. and Que. Man. and West July Aug. 29-Sept. 23 2-Sept. 23 Cherries 49 Ont. and Que. 24-Aug. 12 63 Man. and West July 18-Sept. 19 Peaches 63 Ont. and Que. Maritimes July 26-Sept. 27 49 Aug. 12-Sept. 30 Pears

j 45 Man. and West Aug. 1-Sept. 15 105 Ont. and Que. Sept. 30-Jan. 1360 Ont. and Que. Aug. 9-Oct. 8 105 Man. and West Sept. 30-Jan. 13Plums

| 70 Man. and West July 18-Sept. 26 70 Ont. and Que. July 26-Oct. 4 Prunes

| 19 Man. and West Aug. 14-Sept. 2 22 Ont. and Que. Sept. 30-Oct. 2256 Ont. and Que. Aug. 21-Oct. 16 22 Man. and West Sept. 30-Oct. 22Strawberries

j 42 Ont. and Que. June 12-July 24 42 Man. and West May 31-July 12 Beans 98 Ont. and Que. July 4-Oct. 10

Beets 34-76 Ont. and Que. /June \Oct. 24-July 28\ 16-Dec. 31/ 67 Ont. and Que. Jan. 24-Apr. 1

52-76 Ont. and Que. [May 30-JuIv 211 90-67 Ont. and Que. /May 20-Aug 181

16-Dec. 31/ 13-Aug. 8 \Jan. 24-Apr. lj June 23-Dec. 22

56 Man. and West June 182 Man. and West 49-76 Ont. and Que. /June \Oct. June 24-Aug. 2\ 16-Dec. 31/ 26-Oct. 17 69-113 Ont. and Que. /June 10-Aug. 181 \Nov. 24-Mar. 17/ June 23-Dec. 22113 Man. and West 182 Man.and West Celery

j 181 Man. and West July 3-Dec. 31\ 168 Ont. and Que. Sept. 14-Mar. 195 Ont. and Que. Sept. 27-Dec. 31/ 128 Man. and West Sept. 14-Jan. 2055 Maritimes Nov. 29-Jan.. 23Cucumbers

j 140 Ont. and Que. May 15-Oct. 2 119 Man. and West June 20-Oct. 17 Lettuce

j 126 Ont. and Que. May 27-Sept. 30\ f 104 Ont. and Que. May 6-Aug. 18126 Man.and West June 4-Oct. 8/ \ 126 Man. and West May 18-Sept. 211 81 Maritimes May 31-Aug. 20Onions, n.o.p

j 180 Man. and West July 4-Dec. 31 \ 276 Ont. and Que. June 29-Apr. 1176 Ont. and Que. July 8-Dec. 31/ 276 Man. and West June 29-Apr. 145 Maritimes Feb. 15-Apr. 1Peas 84 Ont. and Que. June 24-Sept. 16

Tomatoes 1 141 \ 122 Ont. and Que. Man. and West June 17-Nov. 5 June 28-Oct. 28

The only commodity on which the value for duty was fixed under section 43 of the Customs Act in the fiscal year 1948-49 was onions, n.o.p. The value for duty was fixed on importations all across Canada for a period of 64 days from January 27 to April 1, 1949.

Questions

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Sub-subtopic:   DUMPING DUTIES
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

CCF

Mr. Knowles: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. Has the government any Information on the purpose and functions of the women's bureau of the United States Department of Labour?

2. If so, is such information available (a) to members of parliament; (b) to the public?

3. What are the titles of any documents in possession of the government dealing therewith?

4. Has the government any information on equal-pay-for-equal-work legislation in the United States, or in any of the several states thereof?

5. If so, is such information available (a) to members of parliament; (b) to the public?

6. What are the titles of any documents in possession of the government dealing therewith?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK
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PC

Mr. Cole (Verdun-La Salle):

Progressive Conservative

1. Yes.

2. (a) and (b) Yes. On application to the librarian, Department of Labour, Ottawa.

3. United States Government Manual, 1949, pages 329-30.

"The Women's Bureau; its Purpose and Functions", leaflet issued by the bureau.

Weber, G. A., "The Women's Bureau; its History, Activities and Organization." Baltimore, the Johns Hopkins Press, 1923. 31 pages.

All publications of the women's bureau are currently received by the departmental library.

4. Yes.

5. (a) and (b) Yes. On application to the librarian, Department of Labour, Ottawa.

6. "Equal Pay for Women." Women's Bureau of the United States.

"State Laws of Special Value to Women", January 1, 1950. Women's Bureau of the United States.

"Summary of State Labor Laws for Women", January 1, 1950. Women's Bureau of the United States.

"Annual Digest of State and Federal Labor Legislation" issued by the Division of Labor Standards, United States Department of Labor.

"State minimum wage laws and orders", published at irregular intervals by the women's bureau, United States Department of Labor. (Latest bulletin covers period July 1, 1942, to January 1, 1949).

United States federal and state bills and acts pertaining to labor; "Labor Relations Reporter", issued by the Bureau of National Affairs.

ILO legislative series.

New York State Department of Labor: Industrial bulletins (monthly); Weekly Legislative Digest.

Other publications.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR

CCF

Mr. Knowles: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. Is there any branch or division of any department of the federal government corresponding to the women's bureau of the United States Department of Labor?

2. Has consideration been given to the establishment of a women's bureau of the Department of Labour here in Canada?

3. Have any representations been received by the government asking for the establishing of a women's bureau? If so, from whom, and under what dates?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
Sub-subtopic:   WOMEN'S BUREAU
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LIB

Mr. Cote (Verdun-La Salle): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. In Canada there is no federally-operated agency which is comparable to the women's bureau of the United States department of labor.

There is, however, a division of the national employment service which corresponds to a degree with the women's bureau of the United States department of labor. This division is headed at head office by an adviser on women's employment. A brief statement of her duties is as follows:

(a) To deal with the special interest/', and problems of women in relation tc their interests in the employment field.

(b) To develop and maintain liaison with women's national organizations which are interested in the employment of women.

(c) To represent women and to advise on the woman's viewpoint in regard to the establishment of policies and procedures in the national employment service.

(d) To functionally supervise all operations of the service dealing with women.

(e) Administrative and consultive duties dealing with the general administration of the service and with special projects such as female displaced persons, domestic service, et cetera.

There are similar positions at regional level, and the commission's policy is to have female officers deal with women in so far as possible. Where the volume warrants it, women's supervisors are female; and where the supervision is over a joint male and female function, the supervisory position is open to either males or females on equal terms.

2. The needs of the service are constantly under review.

3. Yes. From the Young Women's Christian Association, in 1945; from the National Council of Women, in 1945 and in 1946.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR
Sub-subtopic:   WOMEN'S BUREAU
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TORBAY, NFLD., AIRPORT LANDING EQUIPMENT

PC

Mr. Higgins:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have any steps been taken to instal instrument landing equipment at Torbay airport?

2. II so, when is such installation to be made?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TORBAY, NFLD., AIRPORT LANDING EQUIPMENT
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?

Mr. Marlin:

1. Yes.

2. During the present year.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TORBAY, NFLD., AIRPORT LANDING EQUIPMENT
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DORVAL, QUE., AIRPORT EXTENSION OP RUNWAYS

PC

Mr. Higgins:

Progressive Conservative

1. Are the runways at Dorval airport to be extended and reinforced to accommodate Boeing aircraft?

2. If so. when is construction to begin?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DORVAL, QUE., AIRPORT EXTENSION OP RUNWAYS
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?

Murdo William Martin

Mr. Marlin:

The runways are not being extended this year, but the possibility of designing and strengthening them for heavier aircraft loading is now under study by departmental engineers.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DORVAL, QUE., AIRPORT EXTENSION OP RUNWAYS
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IMPORTS OF STARCH

May 10, 1950