March 18, 1953

QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

PC

Mr. Robichaud:

Progressive Conservative

1. What are the particulars of (a) the 41,532 pairs of canvas shoes; (b) the 36,399 pairs of canvas shoes, sold to Eastern Textile Products Ltd., Saint John, New Brunswick, as surplus crown assets, for (i) $33,225 and (ii) $29,119.20, as shown at page 17 of Crown Assets Disposal Corporation report for 1951-1952?

2. Where were the said canvas shoes stored at the time of the sale?

3. In what year or years and for what division of the armed services were the said canvas shoes originally purchased?

4. What was the original cost of the said canvas shoes?

5. Under whose authority were these canvas shoes sold as surplus crown assets?

6. Were tenders invited for the purchase of these canvas shoes?

7. If so, (a) where and when were the notices of tenders advertised or posted; (b) what are the names, addresses and amounts of tender of each tenderer?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   SURPLUS CROWN ASSETS-CANVAS SHOES
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MOTION FOR PAPERS

SC

Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. Fair:

For a copy of the judgment rendered by the board of grain commissioners in the case of Mr. H. K. Kreutzwieser, also of all letters, telegrams and other memoranda filed with the board in connection with the case.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   H. K. KREUTZWIESER
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LIB

George James McIlraith (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production; Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. Mcllrailh:

Mr. Speaker, it will be

noted that this motion asks for the production of a judgment rendered by the board of grain commissioners and also of all letters, telegrams and other memoranda filed with the board in connection with the case.

One of the important duties of the board of grain commissioners is that of investigating complaints by farmers and making inquiries, and then making a finding or judgment on the inquiry. If the board has to disclose all memoranda, letters, telegrams or information received causing an investigation or inquiry to be made, it can be seen that their position would be quite impossible. There is, of course, no objection whatever to tabling the judgment. I would ask the hon. member to accept the order providing for the tabling of the judgment but without the additional information asked for.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   H. K. KREUTZWIESER
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SC
LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Motion agreed to in

accordance with the statement made by the hon. member for Ottawa West (Mr. Mcllraith).

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Sub-subtopic:   H. K. KREUTZWIESER
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

STRIKE OP GRAIN HANDLERS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Labour concerning the grain handlers' strike which I am sure all hon. members will hope to see settled at the earliest possible moment. Has the offer to provide a person to negotiate the grain handlers' strike in Vancouver been refused? If so, what further action is the minister contemplating in order to assist the reaching of a settlement?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   STRIKE OP GRAIN HANDLERS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO FURTHER GOVERNMENT ACTION
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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 giving me notice of his question. I have notice of a similar question from the hon. member for Vancouver South (Mr. Laing) and others, so I shall try to answer them all by the following statement.

The strike of grain elevator employees in Vancouver, now in its fifth week, is proving difficult of settlement. On March 12 our chief conciliation officer, who had been sent to Vancouver to assist negotiations, submitted the following proposals to the companies and to the unions:

1. A wage increase of 3 cents per hour, retroactive to the start of the new contract year, December 1, 1952.

2. Two additional statutory holidays.

3. An increase of 5 cents per hour in the present graveyard shift differential.

4. The payment of double time for all work done on Sunday.

5. Shift rotation of cleanermen in the one elevator where such arrangement has not already been made.

6. The incorporation of schedules of job classifications in the collective agreement, without prejudice to the right of the management of each elevator to establish its own system of classification.

The deadline for replies to these proposals was set at 6 o'clock p.m. March 17. The companies replied to the proposals as follows:

I am instructed by the companies operating the terminal elevators to reply to your letter of the 12th of March in which you set forth the terms of a proposal for settlement of the dispute between my clients and their employees.

Your proposal has been given very careful consideration and I am directed to inform you that provided the employees return to work at once, my clients will agree to the terms numbered 2, 3 and 4 in, your proposal which provide for two additional statutory holidays, an increase of 5 cents per hour in the present graveyard shift differential and payment of double time for all work done on Sunday.

Inquiries of the Ministry My clients would like to have a further clarification of item number 5, described as shift rotation of cleanermen in one elevator where such arrangement has not already been made. My clients are not prepared to agree upon item I or item 6.

I am instructed to thank you for your impartial efforts to end this dispute.

The union replied as follows:

Please be advised that your proposals were put before the negotiating committee on Monday March 16, and were referred by the committee to a full membership meeting at 1.00 p.m. March 17, at which time the proposals were given the consideration of the entire membership, after which a vote was taken on the matter.

I have been instructed to advise you that the two hundred and sixty members present voted unanimously to reject your proposals.

My officer has since made arrangements to meet with representatives of all parties concerned tomorrow afternoon in a further effort to bring them into agreement.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   STRIKE OP GRAIN HANDLERS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO FURTHER GOVERNMENT ACTION
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INCOME TAX

SHORTAGE OF FORMS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Donald M. Fleming (Eglinton):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Minister of National Revenue whether, in view of the prevailing shortage of interim personal income tax return forms for 1953, he is giving consideration to deferring beyond March 31 the filing date for interim income tax returns for 1953?

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National

Revenue): Mr. Speaker, I have not received notice of the hon. gentleman's question, but in so far as I know there are plenty of forms available to which he has made reference. It may be that there is a shortage at some particular places. However, we have given no consideration to extending the time for filing returns.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   SHORTAGE OF FORMS
Sub-subtopic:   DATE BE DEFERRED
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Does the minister not know that these forms have not been available in Toronto recently at all?

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   SHORTAGE OF FORMS
Sub-subtopic:   DATE BE DEFERRED
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. McCann:

That is a question which I shall look into immediately.

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   SHORTAGE OF FORMS
Sub-subtopic:   DATE BE DEFERRED
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THE CORONATION

REPRESENTATION FROM CANADIAN AIR FORCE

March 18, 1953