May 23, 1956

WINNIPEG POST OFFICE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Owen C. Trainor

Progressive Conservative

Mr. O. C. Trainor (Winnipeg South):

May I

thank hon. members for their recognition and also for the kind expressions of sympathy during my recent illness. I should like to ask the Minister of Public Works why greater use has not been made of building stone in the exterior walls of the new Winnipeg post office.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   WINNIPEG POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO BUILDING MATERIAL
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Public Works):

First of all let me say that I am delighted, as all hon. members are, to see the hon. member for Winnipeg South back in his seat and apparently in good health. I presume the hon. member in his question referred to the large new post office nearing completion in Winnipeg. If that is the case, then I think he will agree with me that the building incorporates the materials which will make it a great credit to that fine city of Winnipeg.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   WINNIPEG POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO BUILDING MATERIAL
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PC

Owen C. Trainor

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Trainor:

I do not entirely agree with the minister in that respect. As a matter of

Inquiries of the Ministry fact, I passed this building quite recently, and it conveys the impression of a rather imposing warehouse. The exterior walls are built of brick, and the minister no doubt is aware that within 25 miles of the city of Winnipeg, in the constituency of my hon. friend from Springfield, is a supply of the most beautiful building stone in the world. If any members are in doubt about that, they have only to step out into the corridor-

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   WINNIPEG POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO BUILDING MATERIAL
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I am sorry to have to remind the hon. member that, while he unfortunately was away, as we all know, because of sickness, the rules which were in effect before he left are still in effect.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   WINNIPEG POST OFFICE
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO BUILDING MATERIAL
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INQUIRIES FOR RETURNS

VANCOUVER-JOYCE SUB-POST OFFICE CHANGE OF LOCATION


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Angus MacInnis

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

Mr. Angus Maclnnis (Vancouver-Kings-way):

May I ask a question of the Postmaster General? An order for return of papers was passed in my name on April 16. I wonder if the Postmaster General would be good enough to make inquiries as to when I shall get those papers.

Topic:   INQUIRIES FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER-JOYCE SUB-POST OFFICE CHANGE OF LOCATION
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LIB

Hugues Lapointe (Postmaster General; Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Hugues Lapoinie (Postmasier General):

I should be very glad to make inquiries. As a matter of fact, I was under the impression they had been tabled, but I shall look into it.

Topic:   INQUIRIES FOR RETURNS
Subtopic:   VANCOUVER-JOYCE SUB-POST OFFICE CHANGE OF LOCATION
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AIRPORTS-EXPROPRIATION OF PROPERTY, VIRDEN, MAN.


On the orders of the day:


PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. G. Dinsdale (Brandon-Souris):

should like to direct a question to the Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources. Can the minister inform the house when we may expect to receive the documents passed by motion on April 30 dealing with the case of August Fontana?

Topic:   AIRPORTS-EXPROPRIATION OF PROPERTY, VIRDEN, MAN.
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LIB

Jean Lesage (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Liberal

Hon. Jean Lesage (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources):

Mr. Speaker, this represents a great number of documents, but I will look into the matter.

Topic:   AIRPORTS-EXPROPRIATION OF PROPERTY, VIRDEN, MAN.
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PARLIAMENT HILL

CONSTRUCTION OF PLATFORM OUTSIDE CENTRE BLOCK


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. K. Fraser (Peterborough):

I should like to address a question to the Minister of Public Works. On June 23 of last year I asked a question in regard to the use of new lumber every time there is a platform built in front of this building. At that time the minister said that a platform was being

designed that could be used over and over again. I notice that they are using new lumber again at the present time. I wonder whether the minister has the newly designed platform ready.

Topic:   PARLIAMENT HILL
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION OF PLATFORM OUTSIDE CENTRE BLOCK
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Public Works):

The new platform has been designed and is being erected for the trooping the colour ceremony on Sunday, May 27. In addition to the standard sections which were designed, one row of additional seats is necessary and that row is being made of new lumber which was cut to a size which will permit its re-use from time to time.

Topic:   PARLIAMENT HILL
Subtopic:   CONSTRUCTION OF PLATFORM OUTSIDE CENTRE BLOCK
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May 23, 1956