March 19, 1952

PRIVATE BILLS

REFERENCE TO STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE OF NOTICES PUBLISHED FOR LAST SESSION

LIB-PRO

William Gilbert Weir (Chief Government Whip; Whip of the Liberal Party)

Liberal Progressive

Mr. W. G. Weir (Poriage-Neepawa) moved:

That having regard to the fact that forty-six applicants, listed below, published notices in compliance with standing order 95 announcing intention of applying at the last session of parliament for private bills, and that during that session a special order of the house precluded the consideration of private bills, the said forty-six notices be referred to the standing committee on standing orders with instructions to report upon the advisability of permitting such notices to be regarded as sufficient for the present session, namely: Victoria Elias Abdelhay, Samuel Long Adamson, Gregorij Sergeij Anker-Jakerov, Alberta Lomas McLeod Archibald, Cecilia Rachel Baird, Cora Marguerite Blume, Herve Brunelle, Mary Viola (Violet) Taillon Brebeau, Frederick Charles Butler, Mabel Stacey Delorimier, Roger Denis, Gertrude Mintz Dankoff, George Louis Draper, Kenneth Oliver Frawley, Virginia Patricia Gariepy Geary, Eva Lubin Greenfield, Denise Gelinas Gilmour, Dorothy Ailsie Jean Coghlin Hands, Cosmo Iellamo, Mary Ann Munro Kelly, Laurent Langlois, Jeanne Antoinette Sophie, Helena Kessler Meyer, Sheila Ruth Coppelman Mitmaker alias Mintz, Omer Mont-petit, Thomas Richard Markey, Alfred Machabee, Edith Olive Catherine Cramp Midgley, Frances Betty Bennett Murray, Frederick Ernest Marlow, Julia Emma Pearl Sager Noiseux, Lillian May Holloway O'Brien, Marie Laure Jacqueline Patenaude Racine, Olive Myrtle Weston Rouet, Molly Lebovitz Rapkin, Libertia Vinivar McClusky Rutherford, Shirley Doreen Rowe, Georgine Jun Ruzicka, Alma Dorothy Lines Robertson, Harry Murning Smith, Vivian Mary Dickson Stewart, Alice Courey Sal-hany, Dorothy Grauer Shapiro, Dorothy Esme Graham Snell, Hilda Miriam Magee Taylor, Florence Margaret Parsonage Velleman, William Wallace Watson.

He said: This situation, I am told, arises from the fact that what these people did would have been in compliance with the ordinary procedure had we not had the extra session last fall. The idea of the notice was simply to announce intention of applying for private bills at the next session of parliament, which was in fact the session last fall, and we were not able to deal with them at that time. This motion is to regularize matters so that they may be dealt with at this session of parliament.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO STANDING ORDERS COMMITTEE OF NOTICES PUBLISHED FOR LAST SESSION
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Motion agreed to.


MAIN ESTIMATES, 1952-53


A message from His Excellency the Governor General transmitting estimates for the financial year ending March 31, 1953, was presented by Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance), read by Mr. Speaker to the house, and referred to the committee of supply.


QUESTIONS

BROCKVILLE, ONT., UNION STATION

LIB

Mr. Fulford:

Liberal

1. When was the union station at Brockville, Ontario, erected?

2. Have any major repairs been made by the Canadian National Railways or the Canadian Pacific Railway to this station since its erection?

3. How many passengers travelling by Canadian National pool trains numbers 5 and 14, and Canadian Pacific pool trains numbers 563 and 562, have transferred trains at the Brockville union station, since January 1, 1945?

4. Has any recommendation ever been made to change the location of this station in order to give better accommodation to passengers and to facilitate the handling of both mail and express?

5. Have the railways given consideration to the construction of a vehicular subway on Perth street, Brockville, to relieve the traffic congestion whenever a Canadian National Railways train crosses the said street, and more particularly whenever an eastbound Canadian National passenger train stops at the Brockville union station?

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Subtopic:   BROCKVILLE, ONT., UNION STATION
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L L

William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. Constructed by the former Grand Trunk Railway about the year 1860.

2. The original building was extended to its present size in 1904. Necessary repairs have been made to the building from time to time. The Canadian Pacific commenced using the station jointly with the Grand Trunk Railway under agreement of 1875.

3. Information is not available in our records to enable an answer to be given to this question.

4. No recommendation has been made for changing the location of the station.

5. Consideration has been given on several occasions in the past ten years to remedial measures that would relieve traffic congestion at Perth street. Following the filing by the town of an application to the board of transport commissioners in December 1945, the railway prepared, and submitted to the board and the town, plans for vehicular subways at Perth and William streets, and for a pedestrian subway at Perth street. Conferences between representatives of the town and officers of the railway were held from

Questions

time to time, but because of the high cost of grade separation and the uncertainty of related highway construction in the area it was decided, in January 1949, to defer further decision of the proposals to a more propitious date in the future.

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Subtopic:   BROCKVILLE, ONT., UNION STATION
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RADIO SCRIPT OF "HERE'S HEALTH

BATTLE BUGS"

PC

Mr. White (Middlesex East):

Progressive Conservative

1. Who was the author of the script "Here's Health-Battle Bugs'' used by the Department of National Health and Welfare over C.B.C. on Sunday afternoon, March 2, 1952?

2. What amount, if any, was paid to the author for this script?

3. Is the author an employee of the Department of National Health and* 1 2 3 Welfare?

4. If so, what is his salary per annum?

5. What was the total cost of putting this particular script on over the air?

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Subtopic:   BATTLE BUGS"
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LIB

Mr. McCusker: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

1. Mrs. Helen Marsh.

2. Nil.

3. Yes.

4. $4,520. In addition to producing a weekly dramatic radio program Mrs. Marsh's duties include the writing of leaflets and booklets and the planning of exhibits, filmstrips and

posters on dental health, Indian health, family allowances and general health and welfare subjects, the carrying out of liaison duties with women's adult education organizations, and handling specialized public relations matters at conferences and conventions.

5. $392.15-Cost of production and recording only. Independent radio stations, of which there are 102 airing this series, provide the broadcast time free of charge.

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Subtopic:   BATTLE BUGS"
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UNEMPLOYMENT

CCF

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

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

1. What was the total number of unemployed

persons in Canada as at the end of (a) October. 1950; (b) November, 1950; (c) December, 1950; (d) January, 1951; (e) February, 1951; (f) March, 1951; (g) October, 1951; (h) November, 1951; (i) December, 1951; (j) January, 1952; (k) February, 1952;

and (1) for the latest date for which figures are available in March, 1952?

2. What is the break-down of each of the above figures by provinces or by regions?

1 and 2.

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LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. Gregg:

The number of workers registered with the national employment service at the various dates requested are given below, in nearest thousands, for Canada and by regions:

Canada Atlantic Quebec Ontario Prairie Pacific*Apr. 6, 1950 435,000 78,000 156,000 95,000 57,000 49,000Nov. 2, 1950 147,000 20,000 45,000 38,000 21,000 23,000Nov. 30, 1950. .. 186,000 24,000 55,000 47,000 30,000 30,000Dec. 28,' 1950. .. 227,000 28,000 71,000 53,000 38,000 37,000Feb. 1, 1951 300,000 42,000 89,000 68,000 51,000 50,000Mar. 1, 1951 297,000 45,000 93,000 63,000 51,000 45,000Mar. 29, 1951... 290,000 46,000 95,000 57,000 50,000 42,000Nov. 1, 1951 156,000 17,000 43,000 54,000 19,000 23,000Nov. 29, 1951. . . 208,000 21,000 56,000 73,000 27,000 31,000Dec. 27, 1951... 267,000 27,000 80,000 85,000 35,000 40,000Jan. 31, 1952... 363,000 42,000 105,000 110,000 48,000 58,000Feb. 28, 1952... 371,000 47,000 115,000 112,000 48,000 49,000

*Added for purposes of comparison.

It must be remembered that not all unemployed workers register with the national employment service, and that some of those who do may find jobs on their own and not notify the local office where they are registered. In this latter case, their applications usually remain on file for fifteen days after they were last in touch with the office, at which time they are then cancelled.

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MANITOBA INDIANS

WILD RICE PRODUCTION

CCF

Mr. Bryce:

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

1. How much wild rice was harvested and sold by the Manitoba Indians in 1951?

2. Did the Indian department handle this rice? If not, who did?

3. What were the names of the companies that bought the rice?

4. What was the average price paid?

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Subtopic:   WILD RICE PRODUCTION
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March 19, 1952