February 3, 1955

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

APPROVAL OF REPORT RESPECTING A CERTAIN POSITION

LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Finance) moved:

That the report of the civil service commission respecting compensation for the position, chief of orders and notices, of the House of Commons, laid on the table of the house January 31, 1955, be now approved.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Subtopic:   APPROVAL OF REPORT RESPECTING A CERTAIN POSITION
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Motion agreed to.


FLAGS OF CANADA

MEASURE TO PROVIDE FOR A NATIONAL FLAG OF CANADA

LIB

Allan Henry Hollingworth

Liberal

Mr. A. H. Hollingworih (York Cenire) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 21, respecting flags of Canada.

Topic:   FLAGS OF CANADA
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE FOR A NATIONAL FLAG OF CANADA
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?

An hon. Member:

Explain.

Topic:   FLAGS OF CANADA
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE FOR A NATIONAL FLAG OF CANADA
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LIB

Allan Henry Hollingworth

Liberal

Mr. Hollingworih:

The explanatory note simply says that as .it is desirable that Canada should possess a distinctive national flag, this bill suggests a procedure for accomplishing that purpose.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   FLAGS OF CANADA
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE FOR A NATIONAL FLAG OF CANADA
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BRIDGES

MARPOLE, B.C.-REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Angus MacInnis

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

Mr. Angus Maclnnis (Vancouver-Kingsway):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Public Works. Has the minister received a request for financial assistance from the government of British Columbia, the city of Vancouver or chambers of commerce in the Vancouver area for the building of a high level bridge across the north arm of the Fraser river at Marpole, British Columbia? If requests for financial assistance have been received, what decision has been made in the matter?

Topic:   BRIDGES
Subtopic:   MARPOLE, B.C.-REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

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

Since I received notice of this

question I have had the opportunity of having a word with the hon. member. There has been confusion in some minds as to just where this bridge is to be located.

As I understand it, the initial request came to us for a bridge to replace the present Marpole bridge, and this government after due consideration agreed to pay up to a maximum of $400,000 toward a suitable bridge to replace the inadequate one now existing. The government of British Columbia, I understand, has decided to go ahead with a bridge at the foot of Oak street. I believe it is referred to as the Oak street project, and tenders have been called; but this government has not decided to participate in that project.

Topic:   BRIDGES
Subtopic:   MARPOLE, B.C.-REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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LIB

Tom Goode

Liberal

Mr. T. H. Goode (Burnaby-Richmond):

May

I ask a supplementary question? There was an offer from the federal government of an amount of $400,000. Does that offer still stand?

Topic:   BRIDGES
Subtopic:   MARPOLE, B.C.-REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. Winiers:

That offer was based upon the federal government's interest in having traffic proceed with the greatest facility between the mainland of Vancouver and Sea island. This present Oak street project involves a new large bridge from Vancouver to Lulu island and another smaller bridge from Lulu island to Sea island. To the extent that this new project is in keeping with the federal government's aim in making the $400,000 offer, I assume it will be available for this new project.

Topic:   BRIDGES
Subtopic:   MARPOLE, B.C.-REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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SHIPPING

TRANSFER OF SHIP FROM SAINT JOHN TO ST. LAWRENCE SERVICE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Thomas Miller Bell

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Thomas M. Bell (Saint John-Alberl):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Transport. Is the S. S. Walter E. Foster being transferred from Saint John to the St. Lawrence at the height of the winter port season and, if so, why?

Topic:   SHIPPING
Subtopic:   TRANSFER OF SHIP FROM SAINT JOHN TO ST. LAWRENCE SERVICE
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February 3, 1955