January 28, 1953

LABOUR CONDITIONS

STATEMENT ON THREATENED RAILWAY STRIKE

LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, may I be permitted to revert to motions and complete the statement I made this afternoon? The two parties to the railway negotiations met at three o'clock and discussed the proposals from the point where

Threatened Railway Strike they left off yesterday. Certain clarifications were made, and at about 4.15 o'clock the negotiating committee representing the unions asked to have an opportunity to discuss those new clarifications with their larger body, and thereafter they would seek to confer again with the railway management, this day if possible.

I have just been talking to Mr. Kelly, and also Mr. Gordon. Mr. Kelly tells me that this larger committee is having those discussions now, and he will be able to tell me a little later in the evening whether or not they will seek to renew discussions with the railway management. Therefore, Mr. Speaker, I think we might leave it there for tonight.

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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

Tomorrow we will consider the following measures: First, third reading of Bill No. 45; the resolution to amend the Post Office Act, and after the first reading of that bill we will ask to revert to government notices of motions and proceed with the motion to set up a committee to consider the bill to amend the Post Office Act; then Bill No. 105, respecting the liability of the crown for torts and civil salvage; the resolution to approve the convention for the high seas fisheries of the north Pacific ocean, signed by Canada, the United States and Japan and for carrying out Canada's obligations under the convention; Bill No. 44, to protect the coastal fisheries; and then, if we have time, we shall take up three resolutions in the name of the Minister of Resources and Development, being Nos. 21, 22 and 37 on today's order paper.

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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

May 1 ask the minister whether the house is going to have an opportunity to resume the debate on the motion to set up the radio committee?

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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

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

Not tomorrow.

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PC
LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

Oh, at an early date.

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At six o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order.







HOUSE OF C@MM«NS Thursday, January 29, 1953


January 28, 1953