May 28, 1956


On the orders of the day:


PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Ellen L. Fairclough (Hamilton West):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Labour. Has the attention of the minister been drawn to the plight of some 78 men at Magog employed by the Fraser-Brace Company who have been thrown out of work by reason of a strike in another plant with which they have no contractual connection, and will he see that their applications for unemployment insurance are processed as quickly as possible?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   MAGOG, QUEBEC REPORTED LAY-OFFS AT FRASER-BRACE CO.
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LIB

Milton Fowler Gregg (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

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

My attention was drawn to the matter this morning and I have asked the commission to give me a report on it.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   MAGOG, QUEBEC REPORTED LAY-OFFS AT FRASER-BRACE CO.
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CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION

INDIAN AFFAIRS


On the orders of the day:


PC

Owen C. Trainor

Progressive Conservative

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

should like to direct a question to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Has the minister's attention been drawn to a report in the Winnipeg Tribune of May 24 to the effect that the government contemplates an amendment to the Indian Act which will have the effect of allowing Indians equality of opportunity for the consumption of alcoholic beverages? If so, does this foreshadow the establishment of beer parlours and liquor stores on Indian reservations?

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REMOVAL OF LIQUOR RESTRICTIONS
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

The Winnipeg Tribune happens to be a newspaper I never read if I can possibly avoid it, for reasons which I am sure are obvious to all hon. members.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REMOVAL OF LIQUOR RESTRICTIONS
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PC

Joseph Warner Murphy

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. W. Murphy (Lambton West):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration a question in view of his last answer? I wonder whether he has given up reading the Winnipeg Free Press and the Toronto Star?

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REMOVAL OF LIQUOR RESTRICTIONS
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

The answer, Mr. Speaker, is no.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REMOVAL OF LIQUOR RESTRICTIONS
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PC

Owen C. Trainor

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Trainor:

Mr. Speaker, may I ask for a comment on the answer given by the minister? I am not particularly interested in his reading habits, but would he kindly answer my question?

a way that I can perceive that there may be doubt as to whether I am performing my duty in an impartial manner.

No doubt something will have to be done. It was my intention, after careful consideration, to let matters go for the time being, because the climate is not such as that which can study the position of the Speaker at the moment. Some hon. members have interjected remarks which I confess I did not hear at the moment. Of those I have heard, I immediately asked clarification. But there were remarks that I did not hear; they are on the record, and it may be a little late now to ask hon. members to do anything about them.

My request to the house-and this is a request I am going to address to all hon. members-is that at the first opportunity the question of my leadership as far as the Speakership is concerned-as a matter of fact, you can go throughout my term of office-be placed before the committee on privileges and elections, and that committee be composed exclusively of members of the opposition- and I would suggest that the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre be made the chairman-

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REMOVAL OF LIQUOR RESTRICTIONS
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

That would deny me the right to speak.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REMOVAL OF LIQUOR RESTRICTIONS
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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

-and that before that committee be called gentlemen like Mr. MacGregor Dawson who have written books on procedure, and Dr. Beauchesne, who was a clerk of this house for over 30 years, and that it go thoroughly into my own dealings with the rulings I have had to make in the past few weeks, and I myself shall abide by the report of that committee.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REMOVAL OF LIQUOR RESTRICTIONS
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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

I would suggest that the government put the bill before the committee.

Topic:   CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REMOVAL OF LIQUOR RESTRICTIONS
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TRANSPORT

QUEBEC PROVINCIAL ELECTION


On the orders of the day:


PC

William McLean Hamilton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. W. M. Hamilton (Notre Dame de Grace):

I have a question for the Minister of Transport. In view of the fact that the minister travelled in government private car No. 104 on train 504 to Montreal on May 14 and immediately following his arrival attended as a principal speaker a provincial Liberal party banquet and later returned to Ottawa that evening on the same car, will he explain his statement of Friday that he did not know that government private railway cars were being used to carry members of the government to Quebec to participate in the provincial election campaign?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   QUEBEC PROVINCIAL ELECTION
Sub-subtopic:   RAILWAY CARS
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LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. George C. Marler (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman well knew, of course, that I went to Montreal on May 14 on that particular train because I had the opportunity of conveying him from the House of Commons to the station.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   QUEBEC PROVINCIAL ELECTION
Sub-subtopic:   RAILWAY CARS
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PC

William Earl Rowe

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Rowe:

Not to Montreal, though.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   QUEBEC PROVINCIAL ELECTION
Sub-subtopic:   RAILWAY CARS
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May 28, 1956