June 2, 1952

COMBINES

TABLING OF REPORT INTO ALLEGED COMBINE IN RUBBER GOODS

LIB

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

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to lay on the table the report of the combines investigation commissioner into the alleged combines in the manufacture, distribution and sale of mechanical rubber goods, tires and tubes, accessories and repair materials, rubber footwear, heels and soles and vulcanized rubber goods.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   COMBINES
Subtopic:   TABLING OF REPORT INTO ALLEGED COMBINE IN RUBBER GOODS
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. E. D. Fulton (Kamloops):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Minister of Justice whether he is able to give the house any idea as to when the two volumes which he has tabled will be available for general distribution so that hon. members can study them?

Topic:   COMBINES
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

As soon as possible, we hope. My hon. friend has only to look at their size to see that their reproduction is not a simple matter. We tried to provide enough to supply the press gallery, and we shall have copies for hon. members as soon as we possibly can.

Topic:   COMBINES
Subtopic:   TABLING OF REPORT INTO ALLEGED COMBINE IN RUBBER GOODS
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

May I ask the Minister of

Justice whether any decision has been reached yet with regard to what action shall be taken in the light of the report that he has tabled today?

Topic:   COMBINES
Subtopic:   TABLING OF REPORT INTO ALLEGED COMBINE IN RUBBER GOODS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Garson:

No, Mr. Speaker. It requires a great deal of study, as this large volume indicates.

Topic:   COMBINES
Subtopic:   TABLING OF REPORT INTO ALLEGED COMBINE IN RUBBER GOODS
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PRIVATE BILLS

REFERENCE OF PETITION TO COMMITTEE ON STANDING ORDERS

LIB

Howard Waldemar Winkler

Liberal

Mr. H. W. Winkler (Lisgar) moved:

That the petition of Ethel McCready Thomas for a bill of divorce presented on May 29, 1952, together with the report made thereon by the clerk of petitions on May 30, 1952, be referred to the standing committee on standing orders for such recommendations as may be deemed advisable in relation to standing orders 92 and 93(3) (a) and (c).

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Subtopic:   REFERENCE OF PETITION TO COMMITTEE ON STANDING ORDERS
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Motion agreed to.


FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 290, for the relief of Libby Levine Bloom.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 291, for the relief of Shirley Israel Thau.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 292, for the relief of Ralph Patrick Barker.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 293, for the relief of Madeliene Kostick Glock.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 294, for the relief of Olive Myrtle Weston Rouet.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 295, for the relief of John William Day.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 296, for the relief of Marcelle Marchand Adams.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 297, for the relief of Marie Marguerite Germaine Aubert Forest.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 298, for the relief of Betty Lauraine Conner Norell.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 299, for the relief of Francoise Marguerite Beaudin Patrick.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 300, for the relief of Albert Chevalier.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 301, for the relief of Greta Mildred Duncan Croteau.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 302, for the relief of Roland Lesage.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 303, for the relief of Leo Berco-vitch.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 304, for the relief of Joseph Raymond Demers.-Mr. Winkler.


QUESTIONS

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

ST. MALO AND RIVIERE DU LOUP

LIB

Mr. Pouliot:

Liberal

1. What are the names and 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 back 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?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   ST. MALO AND RIVIERE DU LOUP
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

The Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1. Following the acquisition of St. Malo shop by the Department of National Defence

Questions

in 1940 certain machinery was transferred to Riviere du Loup. From current records it is not possible to give the detailed information requested.

2. See answer to No. 1.

3. Current records do not contain the information necessary to answer this question.

4. See answer to No. 3.

5. It is not the practice of the company to maintain historical records that would facilitate an answer to the first part of this question. Information as to present values is not available.

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Subtopic:   ST. MALO AND RIVIERE DU LOUP
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ARMY STORES INVESTIGATION

GEORGE CURRIE

June 2, 1952