April 20, 1951


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

In view of the fact that the

Postmaster General was away when I asked an earlier question which was answered by the parliamentary assistant, and in view of a further letter I have directed to the hon. gentleman, will the Postmaster General indicate whether the government intends to introduce any amendments to the Post Office Act or to the regulations, which will end the discrimination in regard to postage which now exists in Ottawa and, I understand, in some other cities as well?

Topic:   REVISION OF POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   DIFFERENCES IN POSTAGE RATES WITHIN CITIES
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LIB

Édouard-Gabriel Rinfret (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. Edouard Rinfret (Postmaster General):

A revision of the Post Office Act will be introduced this year. When it is brought down it will speak for itself.

Topic:   REVISION OF POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   DIFFERENCES IN POSTAGE RATES WITHIN CITIES
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

If I may ask a supplementary question, will the new Post Office Act be sent to a special committee so that we shall finally have an opportunity of going into the administration of the Post Office Department?

Topic:   REVISION OF POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   DIFFERENCES IN POSTAGE RATES WITHIN CITIES
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LIB

Édouard-Gabriel Rinfret (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Mr. Rinfrei:

No decision has been reached on that point as yet. /

Topic:   REVISION OF POST OFFICE ACT
Subtopic:   DIFFERENCES IN POSTAGE RATES WITHIN CITIES
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INCOME TAX

INQUIRIES AS TO EXEMPTION OF SPECIAL FORCE PERSONNEL


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. R. Pearkes (Nanaimo):

Now that the Canadian forces have left for Korea, could the Minister of Finance say whether the personnel will be exempt from the liability of income tax on their service pay?

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   INQUIRIES AS TO EXEMPTION OF SPECIAL FORCE PERSONNEL
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance):

No, Mr. Speaker, it is not contemplated that there will be any exemption from income tax. As I stated in the course of my budget speech, we are introducing some special rules with respect to the tax on those in the armed forces, but I think the house is aware of my own personal view that no group should be exempt from the payment of income tax.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   INQUIRIES AS TO EXEMPTION OF SPECIAL FORCE PERSONNEL
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FLOOD CONDITIONS

OTTAWA AREA


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

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

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Public Works, of which I have not had the opportunity to give formal notice; for that reason I am bringing the question forward more by way of notice than otherwise. In view of the flood conditions in the Ottawa area, has the minister explored the possibility that the dams above the Quinze rapids near lake Timiskaming and at South Timiskaming, as well as dams lower down the river, might hold back a greater head of water, since flood conditions there are not as serious as they are in the Gatineau and other rivers tributary to the Ottawa in this area?

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   OTTAWA AREA
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO HOLDING BACK OF WATER AT UPPER DAMS
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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, I have not gone into this matter with my officials, except that I did inquire of the deputy minister if there was any way of storing more water in these reservoirs north of lake Timiskaming. I understand the flow is actually over these dams, but I will have a report prepared in answer to that question and bring it down, perhaps on Monday.

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   OTTAWA AREA
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO HOLDING BACK OF WATER AT UPPER DAMS
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Without seeking anything further from the minister at the moment, might I point out that the information I received, which was the basis of my question-and which did not come to me early enough to be presented to the minister previously-was that at these dams and at some of the lower

dams, water was being by-passed which might be held back; and it is to that question I am asking the minister to direct his attention.

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   OTTAWA AREA
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO HOLDING BACK OF WATER AT UPPER DAMS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

I will have a report ready by Monday. Tomorrow being Saturday, I could not bring it down then.

Topic:   FLOOD CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   OTTAWA AREA
Sub-subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO HOLDING BACK OF WATER AT UPPER DAMS
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ARREST OF MISSIONARY SISTERS BY CHINESE

COMMUNISTS


On the orders of the day:


April 20, 1951