August 7, 1956

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF STANDING COMMITTEE


Mr. G. E. Nixon (Algoma West) presented the first report of the standing committee on industrial relations, and moved that the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


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 (Eglinton):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Prime Minister whether the government has as yet summoned the courage to call a by-election in York South so that the people may have an opportunity to be represented in the house, instead of having a vacancy that has continued now since last March?

Topic:   YORK SOUTH
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DATE OF BY-ELECTION
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

It is not a question of courage; it is, as I stated the other day, the question of the convenience of the public about an election. There could not be an election held -at least I do not think there could be an election held-that would enable that constituency to be represented at this session of parliament, and there will be plenty of time to have it represented at the next session of parliament.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   YORK SOUTH
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DATE OF BY-ELECTION
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PC

William Earl Rowe (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. Earl Rowe (Acting Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the answer given by the Prime Minister to the hon. member for Eglinton, I would like to ask him if his statement to the effect that there will be plenty of time for the by-election in York South before the next session means that we will not have a general election before the next session?

Mr. Si. Lauren! (Quebec East): Mr. Speaker, if there is a general election it will be announced in due course.

Topic:   YORK SOUTH
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DATE OF BY-ELECTION
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REPORTED ISSUANCE OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR GENERAL ELECTION


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Roch Pinard (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Roch Pinard (Secretary of Slate):

Mr. Speaker, on August 1 the hon. member for Peterborough (Mr. Fraser) asked me the following question:

Have the returning officers been instructed to send out notices to members to get their enumerators in within 30 days?

I am informed that no instructions have been sent to returning officers by the chief electoral officer to obtain within 30 days the lists of names of persons to be nominated to act as urban enumerators.

The names of persons nominated to act as urban enumerators need not be given to returning officers until after the writs ordering an election are issued.

Topic:   REPORTED ISSUANCE OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR GENERAL ELECTION
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NATIONAL REVENUE

LETHBRIDGE


On the orders of the day:


SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. J. H. Blackmore (Lethbridge):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to direct a question to the Minister of National Revenue, notice of which I have not previously sent him. Has the minister noted that in the letter to which I referred in my question yesterday Mr. Holber-ton, giving reasons, suggests that the minister postpone the closing of the Lethbridge income tax office until after the minister will have caused a thorough investigation of the whole situation in the Lethbridge area, including contiguous areas in southern British Columbia, such investigation to be conducted by persons other than income tax officials?

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   LETHBRIDGE
Sub-subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMUNICATION FROM F. G. HOLBERTON
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, I checked up this morning and I have not yet received the letter from the gentleman in Lethbridge. The matter has been fully investigated. A decision has been made to close that office at the end of August, and I see no reason for further consideration.

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   LETHBRIDGE
Sub-subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMUNICATION FROM F. G. HOLBERTON
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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. Blackmore:

Mr. Speaker, I shall be glad to send the minister a copy of my copy of the letter.

Indian Act

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   LETHBRIDGE
Sub-subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMUNICATION FROM F. G. HOLBERTON
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INQUIRY FOR RETURN

LOW LEVEL BRIDGE, BURLINGTON, ONT.

August 7, 1956