November 15, 1951

PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Churchill (Winnipeg South Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of National Defence. Would the minister care to revise the statement he made to the house on October 29 concerning auxiliary services in Korea, in view of the evidence in the Globe and Mail-

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUXILIARY SERVICES IN KOREA-SALVATION ARMY
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUXILIARY SERVICES IN KOREA-SALVATION ARMY
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An hon. Member:

It is always right.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUXILIARY SERVICES IN KOREA-SALVATION ARMY
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

-showing a reproduction of an advertisement of the Salvation Army that appears in the British Weekly, indicating-

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUXILIARY SERVICES IN KOREA-SALVATION ARMY
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Some hon. Members:

Question, question.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUXILIARY SERVICES IN KOREA-SALVATION ARMY
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

-that the Salvation Army is supplying auxiliary services to British troops in Korea?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUXILIARY SERVICES IN KOREA-SALVATION ARMY
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxion (Minister of National Defence):

The information I gave the house on that occasion was based upon information received from officers of the department, and I verified it carefully with them. It was based upon reports received from officers who, themselves, had been in Korea. Since the article to which my hon. friend has referred appeared in this morning's issue of the Globe and Mail, I have asked them to check up with the British authorities, and to learn directly from them what the situation is.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUXILIARY SERVICES IN KOREA-SALVATION ARMY
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

EFFECT OF PENSIONS UPON GRATUITOUS ALLOWANCES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minisier of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, may I answer a question asked by the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar (Mr. Coldwell), which was prompted by a question which his colleague the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles) had asked concerning the application of rule 9 to pensioners of the Canadian

Inquiries of the Ministry National Railways. My answer, in effect, was that the interpretation of rule 9 would not affect those in receipt of old age pension after January 1 of next year.

The supplementary question was as to whether the same answer could be given with respect to gratuities of the Canadian National Railways. I am now informed that gratuitous allowances are granted, under conditions, to employees who do not qualify for pension under the rules. These allowances are subjected to a means test, and the eligibility to receive an old age pension at seventy has been one reason to discontinue such allowances at that age. The number of gratuitants whose allowances have been discontinued for this reason is very small, namely seventeen, including two this year.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   EFFECT OF PENSIONS UPON GRATUITOUS ALLOWANCES
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

May I ask a supplementary question? Is there in prospect any fundamental change in Canadian National Railways pensions, to be announced before the end of this year or, in other words, before the new old age pension plans come into effect?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

I can only reply to that, as has already been stated in the house, that Canadian National Railways pension rules are now under reconsideration, and my understanding is that the brotherhoods and the railways are discussing changes to the pension rules. I have not been advised what they are; but when I am, I should be in a position to give information to the house.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   EFFECT OF PENSIONS UPON GRATUITOUS ALLOWANCES
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INQUIRY FOR RETURN

LEGAL SERVICES


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Lake Cenire):

Mr. Speaker, can the Prime Minister tell us now when the return passed as an order for return on April 30, regarding legal fees, will be brought down? The Prime Minister said he would have the matter looked into.

Topic:   INQUIRY FOR RETURN
Subtopic:   LEGAL SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   TORONTO, MONTREAL, WINNIPEG
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LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

I did have it looked into, and there are still two or three matters about which further information is required. I hope, however, that it will not take more than a day or two to get that further information.

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Subtopic:   LEGAL SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   TORONTO, MONTREAL, WINNIPEG
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

REPORTED CONDITION OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN TORONTO AREA

November 15, 1951