June 14, 1954

LABOUR CONDITIONS

FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN RAILWAYS AND NON-OPERATING UNIONS

LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

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

In view of the general interest in the matter, Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a brief statement concerning the railway dispute. On behalf of my colleagues in the government I have asked the parties to the dispute affecting non-operating railway employees to resume negotiations with a view to reaching agreement on the issues involved by the process of collective bargaining.

The management of the railways and the representatives of the unions have agreed with the request and it is expected that the first meeting can be held in Montreal before the end of this week.

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Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN RAILWAYS AND NON-OPERATING UNIONS
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POSSIBLE BEARING ON STRIKE VOTE


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, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Labour, arising out of his welcome announcement this morning. Does the fact that negotiations will be reopened between the two parties to the railway dispute have any bearing on the taking of a strike vote, arrangements for which have already been made, by the unions, under the provisions of the Industrial Relations and Disputes Investigation Act?

Topic:   POSSIBLE BEARING ON STRIKE VOTE
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LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. Gregg:

I cannot answer that question officially. I can state, in reply to the hon. member, that it is hoped that if a meeting can be arranged before the end of this week, it may have some advantageous bearing on the matter.

Topic:   POSSIBLE BEARING ON STRIKE VOTE
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PIPE LINES ACT

AMENDMENT AUTHORIZING OPERATION BY TRUSTEE

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 477, to amend the Pipe Lines Act.

Topic:   PIPE LINES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AUTHORIZING OPERATION BY TRUSTEE
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Explain.

Topic:   PIPE LINES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AUTHORIZING OPERATION BY TRUSTEE
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

The Pipe Lines Act authorized a person having authority under a special act to construct or operate a pipe line. Some doubt has arisen as to whether the word "person" also includes the trustee of the bondholders, and the object of this act is to remove that doubt by an amendment to the act so that the trustee for the bondholders would be a person authorized to construct or operate a pipe line.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   PIPE LINES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT AUTHORIZING OPERATION BY TRUSTEE
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CRIMINAL CODE

LIMITATION ON OPERATION OF PARIMUTUEL BETTING

LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (for ihe Minister of Agriculture) moved

the first reading of Bill No. 476 (from the Senate), to amend the Criminal Code (race meetings).

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CRIMINAL CODE
Subtopic:   LIMITATION ON OPERATION OF PARIMUTUEL BETTING
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QUESTIONS

NATIONAL DEFENCE BUILDINGS

HEATING

PC

Mr. Harkness:

Progressive Conservative

1. What percentage of national defence buildings, on a space basis, are heated by fuel oil and by coal, respectively?

2. How many tons of coal and how many gallons of oil were purchased for heating purposes in the last yearly period for which figures are available?

3. How much oil is used per 1,000 feet of floor space where oil heating is employed, and how much coal is used per 1,000 feet of floor space where coal heating is employed?

4. What has been the cost per gallon for fuel oil for the yearly period given in question No. 2, and what has been the cost per ton of coal for the yearly period given in question No. 2?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   HEATING
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Associate Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

I am answering parts 2 and 4 of this question, Mr. Speaker. In view of the undue amount of time and work required to get the answers to parts 1 and 3, I have discussed the matter with the hon. member who asked the question and he has agreed to drop those parts.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   HEATING
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June 14, 1954