June 1, 1954

RAILWAYS, CANALS AND TELEGRAPH LINES


Eighth report of standing committee on railways, canals and telegraph lines.-Mr. McCulloch (Pictou).


LABOUR CONDITIONS

NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN RAILWAYS AND NONOPERATING UNIONS


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, through you I would like to direct a question to the Prime Minister. Is it a fact that the government has appointed a board of arbitrators to mediate in the dispute in connection with railway wages which is attracting so much concern in this house and outside?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN RAILWAYS AND NONOPERATING UNIONS
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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):

Mr. Speaker, perhaps the Minister of Labour might answer that question. No appointment has been made by order in council, and I do not know if there has been any departmental action.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN RAILWAYS AND NONOPERATING UNIONS
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LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

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

No, Mr. Speaker; no action has been taken by the department.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN RAILWAYS AND NONOPERATING UNIONS
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

From the answers given it would appear that action is not contemplated. Can the minister inform us what the situation is? -because naturally we are all very much concerned with the solution which may be found for this problem.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN RAILWAYS AND NONOPERATING UNIONS
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LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. Gregg:

I shall take that question as notice, Mr. Speaker.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN RAILWAYS AND NONOPERATING UNIONS
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PASSAMAQUODDY PROJECT

ECONOMIC


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Andrew Wesley Stuart

Liberal

Mr. A. W. Stuarl (Charlotte):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. Has there been any recent development in connection with the proposed survey of the Passamaquoddy tidal project?

Topic:   PASSAMAQUODDY PROJECT
Subtopic:   ECONOMIC
Sub-subtopic:   FEASIBILITY SURVEY
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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I will look into the question, but my recollection is that there have been no recent developments. The matter of United States participation in the survey is still before congress and has not yet been acted on.

Topic:   PASSAMAQUODDY PROJECT
Subtopic:   ECONOMIC
Sub-subtopic:   FEASIBILITY SURVEY
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ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY INQUIRY AS TO BRITISH TENDERS

CCF

Hugh Alexander Bryson

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

Mr. H. A. Bryson (Humboldi-Melfori):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister. In view of a report by the president of the British board of trade, will the government give consideration to British tenders in connection with the St. Lawrence seaway project as a way of providing Britain with the dollars it needs to buy Canadian goods?

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY INQUIRY AS TO BRITISH TENDERS
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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):

Mr. Speaker, the St. Lawrence seaway authority has not yet been set up, but the hon. gentleman knows that it is the policy of this government to encourage to the greatest possible extent the importation of goods from Britain so as to provide them with the dollars which I know they are anxious to acquire for the purpose of increasing their purchases of Canadian products.

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY INQUIRY AS TO BRITISH TENDERS
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TABLING OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to lay on the table of the house a report of the civil service commission respecting the organization of the staff of the House of Commons.

Topic:   TABLING OF CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION REPORT
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June 1, 1954