November 11, 1957

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

May I ask this question. Does this mean that Trinidad citizens will from now on form the crew and personnel of these eight ships, which I take it would be some 400 or 500 people?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS
Subtopic:   REPORTED TRANSFER OF EIGHT VESSELS TO FOREIGN REGISTRY
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

No, Mr. Speaker. The unlicensed personnel, amounting to about 220, will be recruited from Trinidad and the office personnel will remain Canadian.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS
Subtopic:   REPORTED TRANSFER OF EIGHT VESSELS TO FOREIGN REGISTRY
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LIB

George Carlyle Marler

Liberal

Hon. George C. Marler (Si. Antoine-Wesi-mouni):

May I ask a supplementary question. Is it not a very clear implication, from the decision which the government appears to have made, that it is a very discouraging decision for those who are arguing for the establishment of a merchant marine in Canada?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS
Subtopic:   REPORTED TRANSFER OF EIGHT VESSELS TO FOREIGN REGISTRY
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

I think it is obvious to all hon. members that those who are arguing for a Canadian merchant marine are no more discouraged today than they have been for the last 10 or 12 years under the previous government.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS
Subtopic:   REPORTED TRANSFER OF EIGHT VESSELS TO FOREIGN REGISTRY
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Are they any less

discouraged?

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Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS
Subtopic:   REPORTED TRANSFER OF EIGHT VESSELS TO FOREIGN REGISTRY
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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 Labour. Was the minister consulted in any way with reference to the transfer by Canadian National Steamships of the registry of its ships to Trinidad? Could he say whether he gave his approval to this course as a way of dealing with or getting away from a labour dispute?

Inquiries of the Ministry

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS
Subtopic:   REPORTED TRANSFER OF EIGHT VESSELS TO FOREIGN REGISTRY
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PC

Michael Starr (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Starr (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Labour, as such, as an individual, was not consulted personally in that respect.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS
Subtopic:   REPORTED TRANSFER OF EIGHT VESSELS TO FOREIGN REGISTRY
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NATIONAL REVENUE

INQUIRY AS TO CHANGE OF POLICY IN BOOK CENSORSHIP


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

should like to ask a question of the Minister of National Revenue. I am sure, because of his interest in literary excellence, he will appreciate the question. Would the minister inform the house if, since he has assumed the mantle of censor in chief of books entering Canada, he has changed the conservative and incomprehensible censorship procedures used by his predecessor?

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CHANGE OF POLICY IN BOOK CENSORSHIP
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. G. C. Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue):

Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the courtesy of the hon. member in having some time this morning, apparently, dropped notice of his question in the mail box, which I found when I came up to the house this afternoon. Unfortunately there is a conflict in the terms of this question which makes it incomprehensible to me and therefore impossible to answer. The question asks, referring to myself, "has he changed the conservative and incomprehensible censorship procedures ..Mr. Speaker, if they were Conservative they would not be incomprehensible. If they were incomprehensible, they would not be Conservative. Therefore until the hon. gentleman resolves that problem there is nothing I can say in answer to this question, except that I have donned no mantle whatever.

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CHANGE OF POLICY IN BOOK CENSORSHIP
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

The emperor's new clothes.

Topic:   NATIONAL REVENUE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO CHANGE OF POLICY IN BOOK CENSORSHIP
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

INQUIRY AS TO FORTHCOMING LEGISLATION CONCERNING MARITIME PROVINCES


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Henry Joseph Murphy

Liberal

Mr. H. J. Murphy (Wesimorland):

Will the Prime Minister give to the house the legislative program for this session that will more particularly be for the purpose of instituting a new deal for the maritime provinces?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO FORTHCOMING LEGISLATION CONCERNING MARITIME PROVINCES
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, in general there has been an outline in the speech from the throne, and my hon. friend will have to wait in anticipation of the introduction of those measures which will be brought before the house during the course of this session.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO FORTHCOMING LEGISLATION CONCERNING MARITIME PROVINCES
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HEALTH INSURANCE

REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION OF STATEMENT BY MINISTER ON NOVEMBER 7

November 11, 1957