June 22, 1951

SC

Solon Earl Low

Social Credit

Mr. Low:

May I ask the house leader if it is the intention to sit beyond six o'clock tomorrow?

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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):

Yes; until eleven o'clock.

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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Does the Minister of Labour agree to that unfair labour practice?

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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

May I ask the minister if that agenda will be taken up in the order indicated?

Supply

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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):

Yes.

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At eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order. [The following items were passed in committee of supply]:


DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


535. Departmental administration, $2,208,070. District services- 536. Administration, $2,672,171. 537. Veterans' welfare services, $3,288,364. Treatment services- 538. Operation of hospitals and administration, $36,249,295. 539. Medical research and education, $375,000. 540. Hospital construction, improvements, new equipment and acquisition of land, $4,217,900. Prosthetic services- 541. Supply, manufacture and administration, $1,018,130. Canadian pension commission- 542. Administration expenses, including salaries for the chairman of the Canadian pension commission at $2,000 per annum and the deputy chairman and each of the other commissioners, including ad hoc commissioners, at $1,000 per annum additional to the salaries provided under chap. 157, R.S., 1927, as amended, $2,144,434. 543. Veterans bureau, $490,177. 544. War Veterans' Allowance Board-administration, $187,268. 545. Veterans' insurance, $88,367. Pensions and other benefits- 546. Pensions for disability and death, including pensions granted under the authority of the civilian government employees (war) compensation order P.C 45/8848 of 22nd November, 1944, which shall be subject to the Pension Act, $97,105,000. 547. Newfoundland special awards, $30,000. 548. War veterans allowances, $26,585,000. 549. Assistance fund (war veterans allowances), $850,000. 550. Unemployment assistance, $50,000. 551. Hospital and other allowances, $3,100,000. 552. Gallantry awards-world war II, $18,000. Miscellaneous payments- 553. Employers liability compensation, $180,000. 554. Last Post fund, $135,000. 555. Grant to Canadian legion, $9,000. Soldier Settlement and Veterans Land Act- 556. To provide for the cost of administration of Veterans Land Act; soldier settlement and British family settlement, $4,606,624. 557. To provide for the upkeep of property, Veterans Land Act, including engineering and other investigational planning expenses that do not add tangible value to real property; taxes, insurance and maintenance of public utilities, $80,000. 558. To provide for the payment of grants to veterans settled on provincial lands in accordance with agreements with provincial governments under section 35 of the Veterans Land Act, 1942, as amended, and payment of grants to veterans settled on dominion lands, in accordance with an 80709-289 h



Supply agreement with the Minister of Resources and Development under section 35 of the Veterans Land Act, 1942, as amended, $1,100,000. 559. To provide for the payment of grants to Indian veterans settled on Indian reserve lands under section 35A of the Veterans Land Act, 1942, as amended, $300,000. 560. To provide for the reduction of indebtedness to the director of soldier settlement of a settler under the Soldier Settlement Act, in respect of a property in his possession, the title of which is held by the director, by an amount which will reduce his indebtedness to an amount in keeping with the productive capacity of the property and his ability to repay his indebtedness to the director, under regulations approved by the governor in council, $150,000. 561. To authorize and provide, subject to the approval of the governor in council, for necessary remedial work on properties constructed under individual firm price contracts and sold under the Veterans Land Act to correct defects for which neither the veteran nor the contractor can be held financially responsible and for such other work on other properties as may be required to protect the interest of the director therein, $15,000. 562. To authorize and provide, subject to the approval of the governor in council in each case, for the completion of necessary remedial work to houses and services constructed under the 1945 building program, $34,400. Terminable services- 563. Post discharge rehabilitation benefits, including the training of merchant seamen and salt water fishermen pensioners, $6,412,500. Soldier Settlement and Veterans Land Act- 570. To provide for protection of security-soldier settlement, and refunds of surplus to veterans, $25,000. 571. To provide for purchase of land and permanent improvements; cost of permanent improvements to be effected; removal of encumbrances; stock and equipment, refund of surplus to veterans (section 19); and for protection of security under the Veterans Land Act, $23,685,000.


DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


33. Agricultural economics, $510,433. 34. Dairy products, $716,839. 35. Subsidies for cold storage warehouses under the Cold Storage Act, and grants, in the amounts detailed in the estimates, $535,707. 36. Fruit, vegetables and maple products, and honey, including grant of $5,000 to the Canadian Horticultural Council, $1,082,525, 37. Livestock and livestock products, $1,283,653.



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June 22, 1951