April 7, 1952

REPORTED MOVEMENT OF CANADIAN EMPLOYEES TO BUFFALO FOR LIE DETECTOR TEST


On the orders of the day:


PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Ellen L. Fairclough (Hamilton West):

I should like to ask the Minister of Justice if he has had a complete report on the circumstances surrounding an incident where eight Canadian employees of American Air Lines were required to take a lie detector test only to And that the test was to be made in Buffalo instead of in Toronto as they had expected?

Topic:   AMERICAN AIR LINES
Subtopic:   REPORTED MOVEMENT OF CANADIAN EMPLOYEES TO BUFFALO FOR LIE DETECTOR TEST
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LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice):

The answer is no.

Topic:   AMERICAN AIR LINES
Subtopic:   REPORTED MOVEMENT OF CANADIAN EMPLOYEES TO BUFFALO FOR LIE DETECTOR TEST
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

Has Colonel McCormick any comment to make?

Topic:   AMERICAN AIR LINES
Subtopic:   REPORTED MOVEMENT OF CANADIAN EMPLOYEES TO BUFFALO FOR LIE DETECTOR TEST
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PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Fairclough:

Does the minister propose to take steps to prevent such unwarranted action on the part of United States companies operating in Canada?

Topic:   AMERICAN AIR LINES
Subtopic:   REPORTED MOVEMENT OF CANADIAN EMPLOYEES TO BUFFALO FOR LIE DETECTOR TEST
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LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Solicitor General of Canada; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

The matter will be investigated. ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES

Topic:   AMERICAN AIR LINES
Subtopic:   REPORTED MOVEMENT OF CANADIAN EMPLOYEES TO BUFFALO FOR LIE DETECTOR TEST
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REQUEST FOR TABLING OF CORRESPONDENCE ORDERED ON MARCH 12


On the orders of the day:


PC

John Alpheus Charlton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. A. Charlton (Brant-Wentworth):

Will the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Agriculture be good enough to advise the house when we may expect the correspondence relative to foot-and-mouth disease which was ordered tabled on March 12?

Topic:   REQUEST FOR TABLING OF CORRESPONDENCE ORDERED ON MARCH 12
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LIB

Robert McCubbin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Robert McCubbin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture):

will look into the matter and see what can be done.

Topic:   REQUEST FOR TABLING OF CORRESPONDENCE ORDERED ON MARCH 12
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UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

QUESTION AS TO APPLICATION TO FISHERMEN


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. F. Higgins (St. John's East):

should like to ask the Minister of Labour the present position in respect to fishermen being considered eligible to receive unemployment insurance.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO APPLICATION TO FISHERMEN
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LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. Milton F. Gregg (Minister of Labour):

I thank the hon. member for sending me notice of this question. The unemployment

Private Bills-Divorce insurance commission carried out a survey of the fishing industry in 1951, excluding the fish processing portion of the industry which has always been insurable employment. Consequently we have a good deal of information and I can give my hon. friend a long answer or a short answer. I think I shall give him the short answer, and then if there is any further information the hon. member would like I shall be glad to provide it.

It was found that those engaged in the industry could be classified as follows:

Number Percentage

Masters and owners

14,094 16Wage earners

6,172 7Sharesmen

49,148 56Lone workers

18,762 21Total number

88,176

The commission further found that the sharesmen, being in effect self-employed, are not suitable for coverage under the Unemployment Insurance Act. To insure the wage earners who are employed under a contract of service would not solve the problem as they number only 7 per cent of the total labour force in this industry. Anomalies would be created because of the great extent to which fishermen pass back and forth between the status of wage earners, workers on shares and lone workers, not to mention woods and farm workers. The nature of the industry, which is highly seasonal, makes it very difficult under present procedures and conditions to apply unemployment insurance even to the wage earners.

As my hon. friend knows, the difficulties which I have outlined apply with special emphasis to the Atlantic coast fishing industry.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO APPLICATION TO FISHERMEN
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PRIVATE BILLS

LILLIAN MAY HOLLOWAY O'BRIEN

LIB

Howard Waldemar Winkler

Liberal

Mr. H. W. Winkler (Lisgar) moved

the second reading of Bill No. 32, for the relief of Lillian May Holloway O'Brien.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Subtopic:   LILLIAN MAY HOLLOWAY O'BRIEN
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I notice there are a number of divorce bills on the order paper; is it the wish of the house that I call them?

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS
Subtopic:   LILLIAN MAY HOLLOWAY O'BRIEN
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April 7, 1952