February 2, 1955

LIB

TABER, ALTA., POST OFFICE BUILDING

SC

William Duncan McKay Wylie

Social Credit

Mr. Wylie:

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams and other documents which have passed between any department of the federal government and any person or persons, from January 1, 1949, to date, in connection with the building and official opening of the Taber, Alberta, post office.

Topic:   TABER, ALTA., POST OFFICE BUILDING
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BRITISH COLUMBIA APPLES

REPORTED POOR


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture. In view of recent newspaper reports that one sad highland shopkeeper at Inverness, Scotland, has discovered a few damaged apples in a box of British Columbia apples, and in view of the minister's interest in the sale of Canadian apples in Great Britain, could the minister inform the house if he has had any investigation made into the handling of Canadian apples after they leave Canada? If so, can the minister give the house any information on this question?

Topic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA APPLES
Subtopic:   REPORTED POOR
Sub-subtopic:   CONDITION ON SCOTTISH MARKET
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

Buy Nova Scotia apples.

Topic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA APPLES
Subtopic:   REPORTED POOR
Sub-subtopic:   CONDITION ON SCOTTISH MARKET
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture):

The first shipments arrived

early in December in good condition and brought premium prices at auction. Shipments arriving later in the month showed some evidence of bruising and, as a result, brought lower prices at auction.

On receipt of this information the shippers were contacted in an effort to trace the individual shipments, with a view to ascertaining if the bruising resulted from rough handling in transit. This investigation is still continuing.

It should be pointed out that this is not a government to government transaction, but a private sale between Canadian exporters and wholesalers in the United Kingdom. Both the Canadian apple packers and the British distributors are vitally concerned with finding an explanation.

Topic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA APPLES
Subtopic:   REPORTED POOR
Sub-subtopic:   CONDITION ON SCOTTISH MARKET
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

SUGGESTED CHANGE IN NAVAL REGULATIONS RESPECTING USE OF ALCOHOL


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prince Albert):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence in connection with the investigation now going on

into the recent occurrence on H.M.C.S. Magnificent. I should like to ask him whether or not a report was made in 1949 following the Mainguy commission with reference to the use of intoxicating liquors by ratings and officers in the navy and whether, instead of punishment being given to the naval ratings in this case, consideration might be given to equalizing the regulations so those that now apply to ratings will be made equally applicable to officers.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED CHANGE IN NAVAL REGULATIONS RESPECTING USE OF ALCOHOL
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. R. O. Campney (Minister of National Defence):

I thank the hon. member for intimating something of the nature of the question he intended to ask. With reference to the first point, there was a recommendation in the Mainguy report that consideration of the terms under which the use of alcohol on shipboard would be permitted should be reviewed by the naval authorities in the light of present conditions. I understand that subsequently a naval board did review the conditions and the regulations and the members of the board indicated that they felt that the situation as it then existed was satisfactory and recommended that no change be made.

I may say that the regulations are of long standing. There are regulations governing the use of alcohol by ratings. There are other regulations governing the use of alcohol on shipboard by petty officers. There are still other regulations with respect to the use of alcohol by officers on shipboard. These regulations have been in effect for a long time and following the review by a naval board and the recommendation to which I have referred they have remained unchanged.

With respect to the second question as to the remission or otherwise of punishment, with all due respect to the hon. gentleman I think the question is premature because service tribunals will first have to deal with these matters if and when charges are laid. Their decisions must then be reviewed by naval authorities. It would be only after any punishment that might have been awarded had gone through this process that it would come before me. I do not think that I should commit myself or make any comment on a punishment that is so far from being a fact.

If I recollect the last question correctly, it had to do with amendments to the regulations in order to make the same regulations applicable to officers, petty officers and men.

I am told that these regulations were based on a careful appraisal of all the facts. One of the factors upon which the regulations dealing with the men were based was the '>0433-49

Inquiries of the Ministry difficulty of stowage and supervision of a certain amount of liquor on shipboard. Of course the men have their wet canteens ashore, so that what I have said only applies to ships.

The use of alcohol by officers on shipboard is most carefully supervised. As a matter of fact a record has to be kept of each officer and they are strictly under the captain's jurisdiction. I do not think it would be advisable to consider changes in the regulations in effect in view of the fact that they have been so long established and of the added fact that they have been reviewed comparatively recently.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED CHANGE IN NAVAL REGULATIONS RESPECTING USE OF ALCOHOL
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

How long have they been in effect?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED CHANGE IN NAVAL REGULATIONS RESPECTING USE OF ALCOHOL
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

I have not been able to get the exact date, but it is a great many generations.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED CHANGE IN NAVAL REGULATIONS RESPECTING USE OF ALCOHOL
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CIVILIAN USE OF LONG BRANCH RIFLE RANGE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Daniel Roland Michener

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Roland Michener (Si. Paul's):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the Minister of National Defence whether he can now give an answer to my question in regard to the use of the Long Branch rifle range.

Topic:   CIVILIAN USE OF LONG BRANCH RIFLE RANGE
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. R. O. Campney (Minister of National Defence):

Mr. Speaker, my hon. friend's question was brought to my attention just a short while ago and I will try to give an answer within the next day or two.

Topic:   CIVILIAN USE OF LONG BRANCH RIFLE RANGE
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February 2, 1955