March 5, 1956

HIS EXCELLENCY GIOVANNI GRONCHI

INCLUSION OF ADDRESS TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PROCEEDINGS OF TODAY

LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. L. S. St. Laurent (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I beg leave to move, seconded by the hon. member for Vancouver-Quadra (Mr. Green):

That the address of His Excellency Giovanni Gronchi, President of the Republic of Italy, delivered before the members of the Senate and of the House of Commons of Canada in the chamber of the House of Commons on March 5, 1956, together with introductory and related speeches, be included in the House of Commons debates and form part of the permanent records of this parliament.

Topic:   HIS EXCELLENCY GIOVANNI GRONCHI
Subtopic:   INCLUSION OF ADDRESS TO BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT IN PROCEEDINGS OF TODAY
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Motion agreed to.


INDIAN ACT

AMENDMENTS WITH RESPECT TO CHANGES IN ADMINISTRATION, LOANS, ETC.


On the order: Introduction of bills-The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration-Bill intituled: An act to amend the Indian Act.


LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

There is by clerical error a bill intituled "An act to amend the Indian Act" placed on today's order paper, and I have ordered that this entry be deleted because it is based on a resolution which appears under government orders, No. 26, and therefore the bill cannot be introduced until the resolution has been agreed to in committee of the whole, reported and concurred in by the house.

Topic:   INDIAN ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS WITH RESPECT TO CHANGES IN ADMINISTRATION, LOANS, ETC.
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HOUSING

PROVISION FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO MUNICIPALITIES, HOME LOANS, HOUSING RESEARCH, ETC.

LIB

Jean Lesage (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Lesage (for ihe Minister of Public Works) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution, which has been recommended to the house by His Excellency:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure for the further improvement of housing and living conditions and for that purpose:

(a) to provide for payments of contributions to municipalities in order to assist in the clearance, replanning, rehabilitation and modernization of

blighted areas, up to twenty-five million dollars and such other amounts as may be subsequently authorized;

(b) to increase the amount of a home improvement loan that may be guaranteed under part IV of the National Housing Act, 1954; and to increase the aggregate amount of home improvement loans that may be guaranteed, from one hundred and twenty-five million dollars to two hundred million dollars;

(c) to increase the aggregate amount of all loans in respect of which insurance policies may be issued under part I of the act from two billion dollars to four billion dollars;

(d) to provide five million dollars out of which to pay expenses of Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation incurred in carrying out its responsibilities under part V of the act relating to housing research and community planning;

(e) to provide fifty million dollars for federal-provincial land assembly and housing projects; and

(f) to provide for a number of administrative and other changes deemed necessary for the more efficient administration of the act.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO MUNICIPALITIES, HOME LOANS, HOUSING RESEARCH, ETC.
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Motion agreed to.


TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY ACT AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR HIGHER CONTRIBUTION TO COSTS OF HIGHWAY

LIB

Jean Lesage (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Lesage (for ihe Minister of Public Works) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution, which has been recommended to the house by His Excellency:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the Trans-Canada Highway Act to provide that the Minister of Finance may pay a higher contribution for a portion of the highway in a province not exceeding 10 per centum thereof; to extend contributions to costs incurred up to December 31, 1960 and to terminate all contributions on May 31, 1961; and to provide further that the aggregate of all expenditures under the act may be increased to a maximum of two hundred and fifty million dollars.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY ACT AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR HIGHER CONTRIBUTION TO COSTS OF HIGHWAY
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Motion agreed to.


MOTION FOR PAPERS

PREVAILING RATES EMPLOYEES, RENOUS, N.B., NAVAL STATION


Motion No. 33-Mr. Knowles: For a copy of any surveys, or any reports based thereon, with respect to wages and hours of work of prevailing rates employees on the naval station at Renous, New Brunswick, made at any time since April 1, 1955.


LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. Gregg:

Mr. Speaker, while the employees at this station are employees of the Department of National Defence, nevertheless the surveys and the reports referred to in

Inquiries of the Ministry the motion are carried out by my department. To make these surveys useful my officials must collect information from employers and trade unions. Heretofore that information has been considered as confidential. In view of the fact that I can assure my hon. friend that a recent survey has received consideration on behalf of these employees, I hope he will drop the motion.

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   PREVAILING RATES EMPLOYEES, RENOUS, N.B., NAVAL STATION
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Does the hon. gentleman agree? Is it agreed?

Topic:   MOTION FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   PREVAILING RATES EMPLOYEES, RENOUS, N.B., NAVAL STATION
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March 5, 1956