November 7, 1951

LABOUR CONDITIONS

PRIVILEGE, MR. ADAMSON REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN "GLOBE AND MAIL"

PC

Agar Rodney Adamson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rodney Adamson (York West):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of personal privilege arising out of an article on the front page of today's Globe and Mail entitled "Denies Red Link Fired Avro Worker Asks Inquiry" by Wilfred List.

First, let me say that the facts as given are absolutely correct. Jackson did come to see me on October 4 and I immediately wrote to the Minister of Justice (Mr. Garson) asking that an investigation be made as to the cause of this man's dismissal and that, further, he be given an opportunity to hear and refute the charges of subversive activity made against him. To this letter I received a reply on October 30 which took the form of a confidential letter to me. The import of this letter was a statement of policy on the matter which was not encouraging but did intimate that a recheck would be made. As this letter was confidential, I shall, of course, not quote it, but I think it is fair to say that there was no intimation that Jackson would be allowed to hear the case against him and have an opportunity of answering.

My first point of privilege, Mr. Speaker, is that, with the exception of the few remarks I have just made, I have informed no one of the contents of the confidential letter. I have been long enough in the security business myself to appreciate the importance of maintaining confidential information, despite the fact that there was nothing in the letter which I consider should have been so classified.

My second point of privilege, and this is not only privilege but a protest, is that this man suffered dismissal from his job and a stigma on his reputation without the opportunity of answering the charges. This, Mr. Speaker, seems to me to be such a destruction of the basic principles of freedom that I am bringing it to the attention of the house so that it may be stopped.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE, MR. ADAMSON REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN "GLOBE AND MAIL"
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QUESTIONS

ALTERATIONS TO EAST BLOCK-COST TO DATE

PC

DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE

PURCHASES OF B.C. CANNED SALMON

IND

Mr. Gibson:

Independent

1. What quantity of British Columbia canned salmon was purchased by the Department of National Defence in 1949-50, 1950-51?

2. What varieties were purchased, in what quantK ties and at what prices?

3. What firms supplied this salmon and what was, the value to each firm?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   PURCHASES OF B.C. CANNED SALMON
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LIB

Mr. Mcllrailh: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. 1949-50, 2,548 cases; 1950-51, 4,425 cases.

2. 1949-50, 524 cases (48/1 lb.) cohoe at $23.50 per case; 21 cases (48/1 lb.) cohoe at $24.65 per case; 2003 cases (48/1 lb.) cohoe at $23.50 per case.

1950-51, 69 cases (48/1 lb.) cohoe at $28.40 per case; 1200 cases (96/J lb.) cohoe at $28.00 per case; 250 cases (48/1 lb.) cohoe at $27.50 per case; 100 cases (48/1 lb.) fancy pink at $19.96 per case; 2806 cases (48/1 lb.) sockeye. at $36.50 per case.

3. 1949-50, Canadian Fishing Co. Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., $7,828.50; B.C. Packers Ltd." Vancouver, B.C., $49,198.15; North Shore. Packing Co., Vancouver, B.C., $2,550.00; Cas-sair Packing Co., Vancouver, B.C., $433.50;-Nelson Bros. Fisheries Ltd., Vancouver, B C $940.00. '

1950-51, Thomson Grocers Ltd., Toronto Ont., $3,955.00; J. H. Todd and Sons Ltd,!'

Questions

Victoria, B.C., $23,091.60; Francis Millerd and Co. Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., $6,875.00; B.C. Packers Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., $71,175.00; Nelson Brothers Fisheries Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., $7,300.00; Anderson and Miskin Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., $3,650.00; Anglo-B.C. Packing Co., Vancouver, B.C., $2,044.00.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   PURCHASES OF B.C. CANNED SALMON
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CIVIL SERVICE PROMOTIONS

CCF

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

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

1. Since January 1, 1950, how many promotions from one grade to a higher grade have been made within the civil service, by departments?

2. Were promotional competitions held in all eases? If not, what were the exceptions, and why were there any such exceptions?

3. With reference to question No. 1, were any of those promoted persons who did not get the highest marks in the relevant promotional competition?

4. If so, how many, by departments, and by what authority were such persons promoted over those receiving higher marks?

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LIB

Mr. Fournier (Hull): (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. Number of promotions, by department, from January 1, 1950 to September 30, 1951

Agriculture 618

Air transport board 12

Archives 13

Auditor General 26

Board of transport commissioners 37 Canadian maritime commission... 4

Citizenship and Immigration .... 122

Civil service commission 153

Defence Production 19

External Affairs 146

Finance 599

Fisheries 130

House of Commons 10

Insurance 24

Justice 57

Labour 86

Library of parliament 5

Mines and Technical Surveys______ 439

National Defence 258

National film board 3

National Health and Welfare .... 113

National Revenue 872

National Revenue (taxation) 90

Prime Minister's office 7

Privy council 11

Public printing and stationery

18

Post Office 1,503

Public Works 180

Resources and Development 276

Royal Canadian Mounted Police.. 40

Secretary of State 85

Senate 4

Trade and Commerce 482

Transport 474

Unemployment insurance commission 702

Veterans Affairs 737

Total 8,355

J.J

2. No; in cases of reclassification where only one employee was entitled to consideration, promotion was effected without competition; and in cases where the department certified that there was only one qualified employee or that an advertised competition was not necessary in the public interest, the civil service commission authorized the promotion, subject to the right of appeal on the part of other interested members of the staff.

3. No.

4. Answered by No. 3.

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QUESTION AS TO HANDLING CHARGE

CCF

Mr. Argue:

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

1. Is the six cent per bushel handling charge for wheat sold under the international wheat agreement still in effect?

2, Has the international wheat council dealt with the appeal opposing this handling charge? If so, what was the decision?

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LIB

Mr. Mcllraith: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Yes. The international wheat council has noted that the exporting countries will not seek carrying charges in excess of six cents per bushel during the period of operation of the present agreement, and will review the matter upon negotiation of a new agreement or extension of the present agreement.

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NATIONAL FILM BOARD

"CANADA CARRIES ON"

PC

Mr. Fraser:

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the national film board, during 1950 and the first nine months of 1951, sell or lease, Canada Carries On films, produced by the national film board?

2. If so, to what firms or individuals were they sold or leased?

3. What was the price paid for sale, lease or rights for the Canada Carries On series, during 1950, and for the first nine months of 1951?

4. What was the total cost of Canada Carries On series to the national film board or any other department of the government during 1950, and for the first nine months of 1951?

Topic:   NATIONAL FILM BOARD
Subtopic:   "CANADA CARRIES ON"
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LIB

Mr. Winters: (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Columbia Pictures of Canada, Toronto, Ont., Art Films S. A., Brazil, South America, Brandon Films, U.S.A., Educational Sound Films, New Zealand, News and Specialized Theatres, United Kingdom, Sterling Films, U.S.A., Schmalfilm Zentrale, Switzerland, R.K.O. Pathe, U.S.A., Times Television, U.S.A., United Artist Corp., United Kingdom, Animex Haaslem, The Netherlands, British Acoustic Films, United Kingdom, British and Overseas Film Sales, United Kingdom, International Film Distributors, United Kingdom, Cite Films, France, Comptoir Cenemat Graphique, Switzerland, Films, Sweden, Victor Films,

Questions

Switzerland, Filmelve, French North Africa, miscellaneous rentals through the New York, Chicago and London offices of the national film board, miscellaneous outright sale of prints.

3. The price paid for sale of Canada Carries On series during 1950 and for the first nine months of 1951 was $15,255.45. The price paid for lease of the Canada Carries On series during 1950 and for the first nine months of 1951 was $41,560.45.

4. $283,502.02.

Name of Company

Montreal Tramways Company .. Montreal London and General

Investors Limited

British Columbia Yukon

Railway Company Ltd

British Yukon Railway Co. Ltd. British Yukon Navigation

Company Ltd

Dominion Anglo Investment

Corporation Ltd

Consumers Cordage Co. Ltd. ... Plymouth Cordage Company ..

Modern Press Limited

Economic Investment Trust Ltd. Bowater's Newfoundland Pulp and Paper Mills Limited .... Newfoundland Export and

Shipping Company Ltd

Topic:   NATIONAL FILM BOARD
Subtopic:   "CANADA CARRIES ON"
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November 7, 1951