April 8, 1957

LABOUR CONDITIONS

NATIONAL DEFENCE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

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

I

would like to address a question to the Minister of National Defence. Could the minister inform the house when we might expect a report on the universal application of the five-day 40-hour week for employees of the Department of National Defence, a report he promised on February 14 last?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR FIVE-DAY 40-HOUR WEEK
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

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

I cannot promise a report by any

specific date. Our officials, officials of the civil service commission, and officials of the Department of Labour have been making continued studies on this matter, and until they have reported I cannot act on any recommendations they may make.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR FIVE-DAY 40-HOUR WEEK
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PC

Walter Gilbert Dinsdale

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Dinsdale:

Could the minister say

whether we might expect a report before the dissolution of the house?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR FIVE-DAY 40-HOUR WEEK
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LIB

Ralph Osborne Campney (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Campney:

I would think not, but I

cannot say definitely.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic:   REQUEST FOR FIVE-DAY 40-HOUR WEEK
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REFERENCE TO UNSIGNED LETTER INCLUDED IN RETURN


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Frederick Samuel Zaplitny

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

Mr. F. S. Zapliiny (Dauphin):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask a question of the Minister of Justice. Assuming that the minister does not approve of anonymous letters directed either to the government or sent by the government, I am going to send him a letter dated March 6 which I hope he will identify, written to the minister of industry and commerce of the province of Manitoba.

Topic:   REFERENCE TO UNSIGNED LETTER INCLUDED IN RETURN
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LIB

Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice):

Mr. Speaker, in order to shed some light on the point raised by the hon. member for Dauphin (Mr. Zaplitny), may I say that he sent over to me a return of a copy of all correspondence exchanged between the federal government and the provincial government of Manitoba with particular respect to grain facilities at lakehead terminals. On that return there appears to be a copy of a letter from myself to Hon. Mr. Jobin, the

Inquiries of the Ministry Manitoba minister of industry and commerce, on which there is no indication of a signature by me.

I would suggest to the hon. member for Dauphin that in the very unlikely event that I sent this letter to Mr. Jobin without my signature upon it, since it is now in his possession and not in the possession of any civil servant here, it does not look as if they would know that. It looks as if the failure to print my signature on the copy of this letter is merely a clerical error.

I therefore send this return back to the hon. member, Mr. Speaker, and suggest he should take up the time of the house with more important matters.

Topic:   REFERENCE TO UNSIGNED LETTER INCLUDED IN RETURN
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REQUESTS FOR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON ORDER PAPER


On the orders of the day:


SC

Frederick George Hahn

Social Credit

Mr. F. G. J. Hahn (New Westminster):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, arising out of the authoritative statement which appears in Hansard on page 1651 of the edition of February 26 of this year. When can I expect to receive an answer to my question No. 238 on the order paper?

Topic:   REQUESTS FOR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON ORDER PAPER
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I will endeavour to get an answer in the course of the next day or two. I may say I made a personal investigation of the potatoes at Abbotsford and two or three other places when I was in British Columbia, and I could not find anything but British Columbia potatoes anywhere.

Topic:   REQUESTS FOR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON ORDER PAPER
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PC

John Angus MacLean

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. A. MacLean (Queens):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Minister of Finance when I may expect to have an answer to my question No. 275 on the order paper?

Topic:   REQUESTS FOR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON ORDER PAPER
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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Finance and Receiver General; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, I think a draft answer is on my desk, and as soon as the orders of the day are over I can correct it, if necessary, and the hon. member may have it some time today.

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CCF

Hugh Alexander Bryson

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

Mr. H. A. Bryson (Humboldt-Melfort):

Mr. Speaker, I wonder whether the Minister of Agriculture would answer the question which has been standing in my name on the order paper since March 7.

Topic:   REQUESTS FOR ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON ORDER PAPER
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture):

I shall look up the matter and report later.

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April 8, 1957