July 24, 1956

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

REPORTED TRANSFER OF WORK TO BY-PASS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

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

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

Mr. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Transport. Is the minister aware that the Canadian National Railways is again letting out to private contractors some of its work normally covered by union agreements, with the result that the employees concerned are having to take lower wages? Will the minister look into this practice of by-passing collective agreements to see if it cannot be brought to an end?

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LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman did not give me notice of his question and consequently I am not in position to make any statement with regard to the statement he has made. I am not sure just how far his assertion or the implication of his statement would be borne out by the facts, but I shall make inquiries to see what report I can get from the railway company in that connection.

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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

May I ask a supplementary question. When the minister is making his inquiries will he inquire also into a similar move made by the Toronto Terminals Railway Company, a subsidiary in part of Canadian National Railways, with respect to the restaurant in the union station at Toronto?

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LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Marler:

I am not sure that I can accept the suggestion of the hon. member with regard to the Toronto Terminals Railway Company which is not a railroad coming under the Department of Transport, but I shall see what are the facts.

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ATOMIC ENERGY

REQUEST FOR NEGOTIATION WITH UNITED STATES FOR LIMITATION OF THERMONUCLEAR TESTS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Colin Cameron

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

Mr. Colin Cameron (Nanaimo):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. In view of Sir Anthony Eden's statement in the British House of Commons yesterday that his government is prepared to negotiate with the Soviet

union for the limitation of further thermonuclear tests, can the minister tell the house if the Canadian government is prepared to use its good offices to persuade the United States government to adopt a similar course?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. L. B. Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. gentleman's question suggests that there is a difference in the positions of the United Kingdom and the United States on this important matter. There was no such difference at the session of the disarmament commission of the United Nations which has just concluded its hearings. However, this matter of the limitation of nuclear tests, which is so vitally important, will be considered again by the subcommittee of the disarmament commission when it meets, and before that time there will be discussions in which the Canadian representative will participate with United States, United Kingdom and French representatives.

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On the orders of the day:

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CCF

Colin Cameron

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

Mr. Cameron (Nanaimo):

I should like to ask a supplementary question of the Secretary of State for External Affairs, arising out of his answer to my first question. Are we to understand that the minister has information that the United States government now takes the same position as that announced by Sir Anthony Eden yesterday in the House of Commons?

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

I merely said that at the last meeting of the United Nations commission on disarmament when this matter was discussed, the United States and British positions were substantially the same; and I have no reason to believe from Sir Anthony's statement yesterday that those positions are different now.

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YORK SOUTH-INQUIRY AS TO DATE OF BY-ELECTION


On the orders of the day:


PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Donald M. Fleming (Eglintori):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Prime Minister when the government will muster the courage to call the by-election in York South?

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LIB

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

Liberal

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

When the by-election is called it will be announced in due course. I can

Inquiries of the Ministry assure the hon. gentleman that it is not a question of courage but a question of general convenience.

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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Whose convenience? The riding has been vacant for four months now.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Si. Laurent (Quebec East):

The convenience of the public.

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July 24, 1956