1. Has the Minister of Transport received a request from Canadian Pacific Airlines for landing privileges at Edmonton for their Vancouver-Amsterdam trans-polar flight, so that passengers originating in Edmonton do not have to travel to Vancouver or Yellowknife to make connections with this flight?
2. If such a request has been received what action has been taken?
3. Has the minister received a request from Canadian Pacific Airlines requesting the department to negotiate landing rights at London for their Vancouver-Amsterdam trans-polar flight so that they may meet Pan American competition which now flies non-stop from Seattle to London via the polar route?
4. If such a request has been received what action is contemplated by the department?
Mr. MacDonald, Parliamentary Assistant, for the Minister of Transport: The answer to parts 1 and 2 is that an application has been received from Canadian Pacific Airlines for authority to add Edmonton to their present Vancouver-Amsterdam air service. This application is presently receiving consideration and will be dealt with in the context of the general review of aviation policy which the Minister of Transport is presently undertaking, and on which he hopes to make a statement shortly.
1. Under authority of the defence establishment trespass regulations are passes issued to trade union business agents representing: (a) any civilian employees of the Department of National Defence; (b) employees of contractors doing work within the boundaries of defence establishments?
2. If so, are passes issued in conformity with a general policy of the department, or is the matter entirely within the discretion of individual commanding officers?
3. H not, what are the reasons that such passes are not granted?
4. Are any special terms or conditions attached to passes issued to union representatives?
5. Under section 24 of the regulations, are official trade union notices or statements permitted to be posted?
Hon. G. R. Pearkes (Minister of National Defence):
The answer to part 1 of this question is: (a) yes; (b) yes.
The answer to part 2 is that the issuance of passes is a matter entirely within the discretion of individual officers in command or persons in charge of defence establishments.
In answer to part 3, I would refer to the answer given to part 1 of this question.
The answer to part 4 is that this is a matter for the issuing authority.
In so far as part 5 is concerned, regulation 24 by its terms requires the permission of the officer in command or person in charge of a defence establishment before any notices or statements may be posted in a defence establishment and, like the issuance of passes, is within the discretion of that official.
In answer to the question asked I may say that as at September 19, 1957, the latest date for which data have been published, the numbers of persons registered for employment at local offices of the unemployment insurance commission were as follows:
(a) in Canada
255,896(b) in the province of Quebec .. 69,227(c) in the area served by theMontmagny local office .... 969
In answer to question No. 2, the figures for the corresponding date, September 20, 1956, were as follows: