April 8, 1954

SC

Mr. Leboe:

Social Credit

1. Does the Canadian National Railways contract with construction companies or any person or persons lor the supervision of extra gangs?

2. If so, are tenders called for?

3. On what basis are they paid for this service?

4. Are dining facilities under this supervision?

If so, what is paid for this supervision?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE CONTINUING COMMITTEE
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LIB

J. G. Léopold Langlois (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Langlois (Gaspe):

The Canadian

National Railways advise as follows:

1. Supervision of all extra gangs is by qualified railway employees.

2 and 3. Answered by No. 1.

4. Supervision of dining facilities is by qualified railway employees.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE CONTINUING COMMITTEE
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ARMED FORCES

CCF

Mr. Jones:

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

1. What was the total strength of Canada's armed forces on April 1, 1954?

2. What was the number recruited in the months of January, February and March?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   TOTAL STRENGTH
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LIB

Mr. Blanchette: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Strength figures for March will not be available until the middle of April. Strength of Canadian armed forces on February 28, 1954, was 111,197.

2. January, 2,911; February, 3,155.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ARMED FORCES
Sub-subtopic:   TOTAL STRENGTH
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QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN

LIB

Mr. Howe (Wellinglon-Huron): (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. What were the quantities, value and grade of meat products purchased by (a) Department of National Defence; (b) other government departments, in each of the years 1952 and 1953, and each of the months January and February, 1954?

2. From whom were the purchases made, indicating quantity and price?

3. Were all purchases by tender and if not, indicate purchases other than by tender?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT MEAT PURCHASES
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Mr. Speaker, if the hon.

gentleman would consent to having this question read "meat" instead of "meat products" it would facilitate the answer. There might be meat products which had very little meat in them.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT MEAT PURCHASES
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Like pork and beans.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT MEAT PURCHASES
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

There is another point that perhaps ought to be made.

It is assumed it is not intended to include meat bought by the agricultural prices support board during the foot-and-mouth disease emergency. With these amendments, it can be an order for return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT MEAT PURCHASES
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LIB

Louis-René Beaudoin (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order for return.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   QUESTION PASSED AS ORDER FOR RETURN
Sub-subtopic:   GOVERNMENT MEAT PURCHASES
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STATEMENT ON CRASH AT MOOSE JAW


On the orders of the day:


PC

Howard Charles Green

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Howard C. Green (Vancouver-Quadra):

Mr. Speaker, can the Minister of Trade and Commerce give the house any information concerning the tragic accident involving Trans-Canada Air Lines this morning?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   STATEMENT ON CRASH AT MOOSE JAW
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

I am very sorry indeed to have to report to the house that a Trans-Canada Air Lines plane westbound from Winnipeg to Calgary was in collision with a Harvard trainer over Moose Jaw an hour or two ago. Both planes crashed and all occupants of both planes were killed. The report I have from Winnipeg indicates that there were 26 revenue passengers on the North Star, although another report from Winnipeg indicates 30 passengers. In addition, there were five personnel of T.C.A. and the aeroplane crew of four. I am told there were two persons in the Harvard trainer. One plane fell on a house in the outskirts of Moose Jaw and I believe the house was burned. I have not been able to ascertain whether there were any ground casualties. The other plane fell on the golf club. That is all the information I have at the moment. It is more tragic since I believe this is only the third fatal accident on T.C.A. since 1937.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   STATEMENT ON CRASH AT MOOSE JAW
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LABOUR CONDITIONS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Elmore Philpott

Liberal

Mr. Elmore Philpolt (Vancouver South):

I should like to address the following question to the Minister of Labour. What steps is the government taking to ensure the maximum number of jobs for Canadians on the pipe line from Haines to Fairbanks, Alaska, which crosses through 265 miles of Canadian territory?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF CANADIANS ON PIPE LINE FROM HAINES TO FAIRBANKS
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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 sending me notice of his question. A number of other members from British Columbia have asked me about this matter in private correspondence, so perhaps I might answer them all. The pipe line in question will commence at Haines, Alaska, and end at Fairbanks, and will cut through approximately 265 miles of Canadian territory. The Marwell Construction Company apparently will construct the pumping stations and Williams Brothers of Butte, Montana, will lay the pipe line.

Inquiries of the Ministry

At the present time the right of way is being cleared and, as far as Canadian territory is concerned, two contractors from Whitehorse are now engaged, and local labour is being employed. Welding processes in the pipeline construction will be done by skilled men from the United States and all other employees on the Canadian part of the project will be Canadians. We have an arrangement with the department of immigration not to permit the entry into Canada, for purposes of the project, of any people other than key personnel. Our British Columbia regional office officials are watching the matter and will see that whatever employment opportunities there are will be filled by Canadians. I understand that bunkhouses will shortly be constructed at four sites, two in the Yukon and two in Alaska. There again Canadian workmen will be employed in the Yukon area.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF CANADIANS ON PIPE LINE FROM HAINES TO FAIRBANKS
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CCF

Colin Cameron

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

Mr. Cameron (Nanaimo):

What reasons have been given for employing American welders on that job rather than Canadian welders? We have many competent welders in British Columbia who passed a specific examination for that type of work when the Trans Mountain pipe line was being constructed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Sub-subtopic:   EMPLOYMENT OF CANADIANS ON PIPE LINE FROM HAINES TO FAIRBANKS
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April 8, 1954