March 23, 1954

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE


Mr. G. E. Nixon (Algoma West) presented the first report of: the standing committee on industrial relations, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


DIPLOMATIC INSTRUMENTS

TABLING OF NOTE TO WASHINGTON ON CHICAGO DIVERSION

LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

I am tabling two copies, in English and in French, of Note 169, dated March 10, 1954, from the Canadian ambassador in Washington to the Secretary of State of the United States, concerning House of Representatives Bill H.R. 3300, relating to the diversion at Chicago of the waters of lake Michigan.

Topic:   DIPLOMATIC INSTRUMENTS
Subtopic:   TABLING OF NOTE TO WASHINGTON ON CHICAGO DIVERSION
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FISHERIES

NEWFOUNDLAND-INQUIRY AS TO ESTABLISHMENT OF FLOOR PRICES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Clarence Gillis

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

Mr. Clarence Gillis (Cape Breton South):

May I be permitted to direct, to the Minister of Fisheries or his parliamentary assistant, a question which is based on a statement in the Montreal Gazette this morning captioned "Newfoundland Fisheries under Ottawa ruling." Will the minister inform the house if the new arrangement between the government and the Newfoundland fisheries industry means that floor prices may be placed under that industry?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND-INQUIRY AS TO ESTABLISHMENT OF FLOOR PRICES
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LIB

Jean Lesage (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Lesage (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources):

In the

absence of the Minister of Fisheries and his parliamentary assistant, I shall take the question as notice and draw the attention of the minister to it upon his return.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND-INQUIRY AS TO ESTABLISHMENT OF FLOOR PRICES
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EMERGENCY POWERS ACT

INQUIRY AS TO REPEAL OF P.C. 3486, OF JULY 4, 1951


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):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Prime Minister? In view of his statement of yesterday that it might be possible to deal with the subject matter of order in council P.C. 3486 of July 4, 1951, in some other way, has consideration been given by the government to repealing that order in council? As the Prime Minister knows, that is the secret order in council.

Topic:   EMERGENCY POWERS ACT
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPEAL OF P.C. 3486, OF JULY 4, 1951
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LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

The matter of whether or not there is legislation sufficient to ward against the dangers that were contemplated by this order in council is still under consideration by the law officers. Until we get their report the other question will not arise for consideration.

Topic:   EMERGENCY POWERS ACT
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPEAL OF P.C. 3486, OF JULY 4, 1951
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INCOME TAX

INQUIRY AS TO OPENING OFFICES SATURDAY MORNINGS


On the orders of the day:


PC

William McLean Hamilton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. M. Hamilton (Notre Dame de Grace):

Has the Minister of National Revenue given consideration to a temporary rearrangement of office hours for some employees in the income tax offices across Canada, so that taxpayers might be offered an opportunity to visit such offices on Saturday mornings and certain evenings to obtain assistance at this time when they are wrestling with their income tax returns?

Topic:   INCOME TAX
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO OPENING OFFICES SATURDAY MORNINGS
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March 23, 1954