November 1, 1957

MONTREAL

REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN SHIPMENTS

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Laurier):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce a question. Is he aware that there is a disastrous slump in shipments of wheat from Montreal harbour, and can he do anything to increase the movement of grain from the port of Montreal?

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Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN SHIPMENTS
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Gordon Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

I would like to thank the hon. gentleman for giving me notice of this question two minutes ago. I think he is quite incorrect in using the term "disastrous". There has been a slowing down in the movement of wheat from Montreal harbour, which has been offset by a record movement of grain from Vancouver and other Pacific coast ports-

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Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN SHIPMENTS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

That is very comforting to Montreal.

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Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN SHIPMENTS
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Churchill:

-and from the port of Churchill in Manitoba. A great deal of that was occasioned by ocean freight rates which made it, in the opinion of importers of wheat in Europe, advantageous to place their orders at Vancouver.

The hon. member wants to know if anything can be done to increase the movement of grain in the port of Montreal. I notice in the article to which he refers that there is a promise of a moderate pick-up in grain shipments from Montreal indicated for the closing weeks of navigation, and it is expected that pick-up will become evident within just a very few days. The wheat board is fully aware of the situation, and is naturally interested in accelerating the movement of wheat through the St. Lawrence waterway.

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Topic:   MONTREAL
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR INCREASE IN SHIPMENTS
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THE SENATE

INQUIRY AS TO APPOINTMENT OF FRENCHSPEAKING REPRESENTATIVE FROM ONTARIO


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Joseph-Omer Gour

Liberal

Mr. J. O. Gour (Russell):

Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct a question to the right hon. Prime Minister. Since a new vacancy

has occurred in the Senate in respect to the Catholic representation of the province of Ontario, will the right hon. Prime Minister appoint, this time, a senator who would represent the French element of the province? (Text):

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Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO APPOINTMENT OF FRENCHSPEAKING REPRESENTATIVE FROM ONTARIO
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I will have to take notice of that question.

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Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO APPOINTMENT OF FRENCHSPEAKING REPRESENTATIVE FROM ONTARIO
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

MONTREAL


On the orders of the day:


LIB

George Carlyle Marler

Liberal

Hon. George C. Marler (St. Anloine-Wesi-mount):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. I am sorry I have not been able to give him notice, but perhaps in any event he will wish to make inquiries. The Canadian Press reported last night that the Canadian Car company had started to lay off 1,000 workers in its Turcotte and Dominion plants, and this lay-off is ascribed to the fact that a decision was taken by the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways to cancel orders for new equipment. I wonder whether the minister would make inquiries to find out whether this was a cancellation of an order placed, or whether it is the fact that no order was placed as anticipated.

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Subtopic:   MONTREAL
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED LAY-OFFS AT CANADIAN CAR COMPANY
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. George H. Hees (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, I will be very glad to make inquiries of both railways and give an answer on Monday.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   MONTREAL
Sub-subtopic:   REPORTED LAY-OFFS AT CANADIAN CAR COMPANY
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IMMIGRATION PER HOLTING

REPORTED DEPORTATION WITHOUT HEARING


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Alistair McLeod Stewart

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

Mr. Alistair Stewart (Winnipeg North):

should like to direct a question to the Minister of Justice. Under what Canadian law was Per Holting, a Canadian citizen, landing from an S.A.S. flight in Winnipeg, forced back on to the aircraft and compelled to go to Los Angeles, and thus deported without trial?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION PER HOLTING
Subtopic:   REPORTED DEPORTATION WITHOUT HEARING
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November 1, 1957