April 12, 1957

CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

REFERENCE TO LAY-OFF AT BROCKVILLE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Hayden Stanton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hayden Sianton (Leeds):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. Twenty-two employees of the Canadian National Railways at Brock-ville received notice of lay-off to take effect March 27. On the eve of the lay-off they received further notice that there would be no cessation of work for the time being. Would the minister intercede with the Canadian National Railways officials on behalf of these men so they may be assured of permanent employment?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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LIB

George Carlyle Marler (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I shall bring to the attention of the management the representations contained in this question.

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FISHERIES

INCREASED LIMIT ON VESSELS INSURED UNDER INDEMNITY FUND


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Edward Turney Applewhaite (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Liberal

Mr. E. T. Applewhaite (Skeena):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the Minister of Fisheries a question of which notice has been sent him. Has any decision been reached on the request of fishermen's groups on the west coast to have the limit on vessels insured under the fishermen's indemnity fund raised from $7,500 to $10,000, so that new gill netters and trailers can be included?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   INCREASED LIMIT ON VESSELS INSURED UNDER INDEMNITY FUND
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LIB

James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. James Sinclair (Minisier of Fisheries):

Yes, Mr. Speaker, the government has approved raising the limit from $7,500 to $10,000 on fishing vessels on both coasts. The premium rate will remain at 1 per cent.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   INCREASED LIMIT ON VESSELS INSURED UNDER INDEMNITY FUND
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LIB

Colin Emerson Bennett (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Benneft:

May I ask the minister

whether this will be extended to the fishermen of the great lakes?

Topic:   FISHERIES
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LIB

James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

The reason we are able to offer this insurance at the low rate of 1 per cent is because the work is handled by our fisheries officers. The fisheries of Ontario are looked after by the provincial government, so we have no federal fisheries officers there. It would be up to the provincial government to extend similar benefits to their fishermen.

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Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   INCREASED LIMIT ON VESSELS INSURED UNDER INDEMNITY FUND
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PC

Lewis Elston Cardiff (Chief Government Whip; Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. L. E. Cardiff (Huron):

I should like to ask the Minister of Fisheries a further question. Does he consider that Ontario is not in Canada as far as the fisheries department is concerned?

[Mr. St. Laurent (Quebec East) .1

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   INCREASED LIMIT ON VESSELS INSURED UNDER INDEMNITY FUND
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LIB

James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

Mr. Speaker, the government of Ontario themselves were the ones who requested that they administer their fisheries. Since they administer their fisheries we naturally expect them to offer their fishermen the benefits which are available to fishermen in the other provinces of Canada.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   INCREASED LIMIT ON VESSELS INSURED UNDER INDEMNITY FUND
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CCF

Thomas Speakman Barnett

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

Mr. T. S. Barnett (Comox-Alberni):

May I

ask a supplementary question. Do I understand from the statement just made by the Minister of Fisheries that if the government of Ontario or of any other province which is administering its fisheries were to offer the services of their fisheries officials in the same manner that the federal fisheries inspectors are used, the fishermen in those provinces would not be eligible to be insured under the federal government plan?

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Subtopic:   INCREASED LIMIT ON VESSELS INSURED UNDER INDEMNITY FUND
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LIB

James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

This insurance plan was

brought in four years ago because of the fact that the private insurance companies could not cover the hundreds of small fishing vessels scattered on both our coasts at a rate at which the fishermen could afford to purchase such insurance. We moved into the field not because we are socialists but because we can overcome this handicap inasmuch as we have federal fisheries officers in almost every fishing port of the areas we control. These men, in addition to their services as fisheries officers, can do the evaluating and assessing of damage to boats. Since we have no federal fisheries officers at the great lakes ports we are not able to offer that service to Ontario fishermen.

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Subtopic:   INCREASED LIMIT ON VESSELS INSURED UNDER INDEMNITY FUND
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INQUIRY AS TO APPOINTMENT OF NEW EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT


On the orders of the day:


SC

Frederick George Hahn

Social Credit

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

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Fisheries. Are reports from Vancouver true, which are to the effect that Dillon O'Leary, a former member of the press gallery, is to be named to the post of executive assistant to the Minister of Fisheries in the near future?

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LIB

James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. James Sinclair (Minisier of Fisheries):

Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member knows well, I have an executive assistant who is doing an excellent job. His name is Hugh Alexander Munro.

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April 12, 1957