May 19, 1952

LIB

Mr. Ross (Hamilton East):

Liberal

1. Has the federal government given consideration to the setting up of exchange stations along the international border between Canada and the United States to assure travellers of both countries fair exchange rates on their respective currencies?

2. If so, with what result?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNITED STATES-CANADIAN CURRENCY RATES EXCHANGE BORDER STATIONS
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LIB

Mr. Sinclair: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNITED STATES-CANADIAN CURRENCY RATES EXCHANGE BORDER STATIONS
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CENSORSHIP OR BANNING OF BOOKS

CCF

Mr. Coldwell:

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

1. What officer or officials of the Department of National Revenue are responsible for the censorship or banning of books seeking entry into Canada?

2. What qualifications do they possess for these important duties?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CENSORSHIP OR BANNING OF BOOKS
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

1 and 2. No officer is responsible for the determination as to what books shall be classified under tariff item 1201. Before any books are so classified they are passed upon by the Minister of National Revenue personally.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CENSORSHIP OR BANNING OF BOOKS
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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. Pouliot:

Referring to answers made by the then minister of railways and canals on May 7, 1925, and May 25, 1925, Hansard, pages 2928, 3479, 3480 and 3481, of 1925:

1. What are the names and the values of each of the pieces of machinery which were returned from the workshops of the Canadian National Railways at St. Malo, Quebec city, to Riviere du Loup?

2. When did such transfer take place?

3. What are the names and the respective occupations of the employees of the Canadian National Railways who were transferred from St. Malo,. Quebec city, to Riviere du Loup?

4. On what date did each of said transfers take place?

5. What are the names and the values of each one of the pieces of machinery which were at the Canadian National Railways shops at Riviere du Loup (a) immediately after the transfer above referred to in paragraph 1 took place; (b) on May 1, 1952?

He said: This question was drafted in the English language. In the first paragraph I used the word "returned" with regard to the names and values of the pieces of machinery that were returned from the shops of the Canadian National Railways at St. Malo, Quebec city, to Riviere du Loup. In French the word "transportees" is used instead of the word "retournees". I should like to have the words "ont ete retournees" used instead of "avaient ete transportees" in the first paragraph. Then I should like to amend the third paragraph by adding the word "back" after "transferred" so that it will read, "who were transferred back from St. Malo, Quebec city, to Riviere du Loup" in English. In the French language the third paragraph should read:

Quels sont les noms et les occupations respectives des employes du National-Canadien qui sont revenus de Saint-Malo, ville de Quebec, k la Rividre-du-Loup.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   ST. MALO AND RIVIERE DU LOUP
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Stand.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Sub-subtopic:   ST. MALO AND RIVIERE DU LOUP
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INTERNATIONAL SALMON FISHERIES COMMISSION


The question being called:


LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. Pouliol:

What is the total of travelling expenses and living allowances paid each Canadian member of the international salmon fisheries commission since 1937?

He said: I rise again on a point of order. This question belongs to the hon. member for Leeds.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL SALMON FISHERIES COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENSES AND ALLOWANCES
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LIB

George Taylor Fulford

Liberal

Mr. Fulford:

This is my question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL SALMON FISHERIES COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENSES AND ALLOWANCES
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Stand.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL SALMON FISHERIES COMMISSION
Sub-subtopic:   EXPENSES AND ALLOWANCES
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

NATIONAL DEFENCE

PC

Mr. Pearkes:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have orders been placed for the Department of National Defence for boudoir, table, trilight and bridge lamps?

2. If so, how many such lamps have been ordered?

3. Have tenders been called for a supply of these lamps?

4. If so, has any tender as yet been accepted?

5. What is the estimated cost of these lamps?

6. On what basis are they to be issued to the services?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   ORDERS FOR LAMPS
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PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

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

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

I should like to direct a question to

Inquiries of the Ministry the Minister of Public Works. Can he make a report to the house on the four-hour elevator incident in the Peace Tower yesterday, and will he tell us something about the inspection service and whether or not precautions will be taken so that this sort of thing will not happen again?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   STALLING OF ELEVATOR IN PEACE TOWER
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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

Hon. Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works):

On Sunday May 18 at approximately 3.30 o'clock in the afternoon elevator No. 1 carrying thirteen passengers and the elevator operator left the first floor level and stalled at about 25 feet down. The maintenance crews worked for a period of four hours in order to raise the elevator back to the upward position when the occupants of the car were released. The car is ordinarily known as having a capacity of 1,500 pounds, which is spoken of in the industry as being a 10-passenger car. An examination of the car showed that the emergency safety device had come into operation owing to the overload, and this particular device could not be released under such conditions until the car was taken back to the upward position which, as stated, required a period of about four hours.

The car was in charge of one of our regular elevator operators, Mr. Charles Michaud, who has operated the car for a period of two years. Yesterday previous to the incident the car was working satisfactorily. While there is a card in the car saying that the load is to be nine people, the elevator operator used his own discretion in estimating the load with regard to the weight of the people rather than the number, feeling that he had not exceeded the 1,500-pound limit. In this particular case the load was heavier than the operator estimated, and this caused the safety device to automatically come into action and stop the car. The service maintenance contract for the care and successful operating of the machine is under the Otis Fensom Elevator Company, who were the manufacturers thereof.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
Sub-subtopic:   STALLING OF ELEVATOR IN PEACE TOWER
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May 19, 1952