June 26, 1956

THE ROYAL ASSENT

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform the house that I have received the following communication:

Ottawa, June 26, 1956

Sir:

I have the honour to inform you that the Honourable Patrick Kerwin, Chief Justice of Canada, acting as Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate chamber today, the 26th June, at 9.45 p.m., for the purpose of giving royal assent to certain bills.

I have the honour to be, sir,

Your obedient servant,

J. F. Delaute,

Secretary to the Governor General (Administrative).

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ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE

INQUIRY RESPECTING DECISION TO DISBAND MOUNT HOPE STATION


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of National Defence. In view of the representations which have been made in regard to the air station at Mount Hope, outside Hamilton, will the minister tell us whether there has been any reconsideration of the decision to disband that squadron, one with a well-remembered reputation and one which had been so well supported in that community?

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING DECISION TO DISBAND MOUNT HOPE STATION
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Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

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

No, Mr. Speaker, there has been no change in the decision.

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING DECISION TO DISBAND MOUNT HOPE STATION
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Can the Minister of National Defence indicate in what way the very elaborate and expensive establishment which has been created for the use of that squadron will now be used?

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING DECISION TO DISBAND MOUNT HOPE STATION
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

No, Mr. Speaker, I am not in a position yet to give any firm answer. I presume we will be discussing the matter with the Department of Transport in the usual way as we always do when we cease to operate a station ourselves.

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING DECISION TO DISBAND MOUNT HOPE STATION
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Has the Minister of National Defence not received a number of representations with regard to the disbandment of this squadron at Mount Hope?

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
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Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

Very few, Mr. Speaker. I may have a couple.

[Later]:

On the orders of the day:

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Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING DECISION TO DISBAND MOUNT HOPE STATION
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Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

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

I

should like to ask a question of the Minister of National Defence supplementary to the question asked by the Leader of the Opposition. Has any provision been made to take care of the extremely important defence role being carried out by the squadron about to be disbanded? If so, what is the nature of the provision?

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING DECISION TO DISBAND MOUNT HOPE STATION
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I am not sure that I clearly understand the hon. member's question. The work carried on by this squadron, as was the case with the work carried on by each of the auxiliary squadrons, was weighed, studied, and considered. The cost of maintaining the squadron and the alternative uses which might be made of the personnel of the squadron were also considered. The decision which was taken was based upon a consideration of all these factors. The existing air force units at Hamilton will benefit by the addition of a goodly number of personnel. The flying carried on by the Hamilton squadron has required the maintenance of a complete airport on the part of national defence at great cost, and because certain improvements had to be made it was decided-and I may say decided with some reluctance-that this squadron would have to be altered in character.

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY RESPECTING DECISION TO DISBAND MOUNT HOPE STATION
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POSTAL SERVICE

REQUEST FOR RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF MAIL DELIVERIES TO WAWOTA, WINDTHORST AND KENNEDY, SASK.


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Edward George McCullough

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

Mr. E. G. McCullough (Moose Mountain):

I should like to direct a question to the Postmaster General. Can the minister state if he has received a telegram from the board of trade of Wawota, Saskatchewan, with respect to mail service and the condition arising out of the curtailment of train service and, if so, can the minister give assurance that satisfactory mail service will be re-established for the villages of Wawota, Windthorst and Kennedy?

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF MAIL DELIVERIES TO WAWOTA, WINDTHORST AND KENNEDY, SASK.
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Hugues Lapointe (Postmaster General; Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Hugues Lapointe (Postmaster General):

Mr. Speaker, such a telegram has been received and authority has already been given

Inquiries of the Ministry to replace the curtailed train service by a road service so that delivery will continue on the same basis as previously.

Topic:   POSTAL SERVICE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF MAIL DELIVERIES TO WAWOTA, WINDTHORST AND KENNEDY, SASK.
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AIR TRANSPORT

REQUEST FOR AMENDMENT OF STATUTE TO PROHIBIT DUMPING OF FUEL

June 26, 1956