April 8, 1954

LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. Gregg:

I feel that on the whole the arrangement that has been worked out with the contractors by the regional unemployment office in British Columbia is a very equitable one indeed, and since both terminals of the pipe line are in United States territory I think the fact that a few welders are to be used in the Canadian section is not unfair.

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

HALIFAX


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Samuel Rosborough Balcom

Liberal

Mr. S. R. Balcom (Halifax):

May I inquire of the Minister of Public Works regarding the present status of the proposed public building in Halifax? Are the plans completed, and when will tenders be called?

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   HALIFAX
Sub-subtopic:   COMPLETION OF PLANS AND CALLING FOR TENDERS
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. Roberi H. Winters (Minister of Public Works):

The plans are nearing completion and we expect to be able to call for tenders by the 15th of June.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   HALIFAX
Sub-subtopic:   COMPLETION OF PLANS AND CALLING FOR TENDERS
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INQUIRY AS TO BUILDINGS IN PETERBOROUGH


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. K. Fraser (Peterborough):

I should like to address a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce under whose department Crown Assets Disposal Corporation is

administered. Has the government sold the old stone customs house building at the corner of George and Charlotte streets in Peterborough? If so, to whom was it sold?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO BUILDINGS IN PETERBOROUGH
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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 have made inquiries of Crown Assets Disposal Corporation. I am told that this building has not been declared surplus, and it was the opinion of the officer with whom I discussed the matter that it is not likely to be declared surplus.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO BUILDINGS IN PETERBOROUGH
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PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fraser (Peterborough):

I should like to ask a supplementary question. Since the minister mentioned that the building in Peterborough is not likely to be sold, can he tell us what department of government is going to use it?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO BUILDINGS IN PETERBOROUGH
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Port Arthur):

I did not understand the last part of the question.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO BUILDINGS IN PETERBOROUGH
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PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fraser (Peterborough):

If the building is not going to be sold by the government, then some department is going to occupy it when the new federal building is completed?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO BUILDINGS IN PETERBOROUGH
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Howe (Port Arthur):

I would assume the Department of Public Works has a purpose for the building which is of sufficient importance to lead to the conclusion that the government should retain it.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO BUILDINGS IN PETERBOROUGH
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PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fraser (Peterborough):

I should like to ask the Minister of Public Works the question, then. Can he say what use will be made of the old customs house building?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO BUILDINGS IN PETERBOROUGH
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Public Works):

May I take that question as notice?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO BUILDINGS IN PETERBOROUGH
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PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fraser (Peterborough):

In checking on that, will the minister also check on the old post office building in Peterborough?

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO BUILDINGS IN PETERBOROUGH
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EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

INDO-CHINA UNITED STATES PROPOSAL TO ISSUE WARNING TO GOVERNMENT OF CHINA


On the orders of the day:


April 8, 1954