November 20, 1957

LOANS, N.B.

LIB

Mr. Robichaud

Liberal

1. What was the total amount loaned by Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation in the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, for the year ending March 31. 1957?

2. What was the total amount loaned from April 1, 1957 to date?

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3, What was the average amount of each loan and number of units involved for the year ending March 31, 1957, as compared with the period

April 1, 1957 to date?

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
Subtopic:   LOANS, N.B.
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PC

Howard Charles Green (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Progressive Conservative Party House Leader)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Howard C. Green (Minister of Public Works):

The answer to this question by the hon. member for Gloucester contains many figures, and perhaps he would be satisfied if we placed the answer on Hansard.

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
Subtopic:   LOANS, N.B.
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LIB
PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Is the house agreeable to this answer being placed on Hansard.

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
Subtopic:   LOANS, N.B.
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

[For answer to question referred to above, see appendix "B", page 1356.1

Topic:   CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
Subtopic:   LOANS, N.B.
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TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINE EXPLOSION IN SASKATCHEWAN

CCF

Mr. Lewry

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

1. At what time and by whom was an inspection made on the trans-Canada pipe line following the explosion near Mortlach, west of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, on Sunday, November 3, 1957?

2. What pressure specifications are called for on this natural gas line pipe?

Mr. MacDonald, Parliamentary Assistant, for the Minister of Transport: The answer to the first part of the question is as follows. The board of transport commissioners for Canada advises in answer to part one that an inspection was made on November 6 and 7 by its district engineers.

As to part 2 the board advises that this section of the pipe line is designed for an operation pressure of 826 pounds per square inch.

Topic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINE EXPLOSION IN SASKATCHEWAN
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NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

DIRECTIVES

CCF

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

North Centre):

1. Has the Minister of Labour, at any time since July 1, 1957, issued any directive or directives to the managers of the national employment service with reference to the finding of employment for unemployed workers?

2. If so, what were the terms of such directive or directives?

3. Has the staff of the national employment service been increased since the issue of any such directive or directives? If so, how many additions were made, and at what offices were such additions made?

Topic:   NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE
Subtopic:   DIRECTIVES
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PC

Michael Starr (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Starr (Minister of Labour):

The answer to parts 1 and 2 is as follows: Upon the request of the Minister of Labour the unemployment insurance commission issued a directive under date of September 20, 1957, to the managers of all local national employment service offices emphasizing the importance which the minister placed upon the job-finding activities of the local employment service offices and giving directions

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for increased activities by local employment service officers to this end. A copy of this circular is available to the hon. member and 1 will see that he is supplied with same.

The answer to part 3 is as follows: No additions have been made to the continuing establishment. There has been an increase in the number of casual employees, which is usual at this season of the year.

Topic:   NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE
Subtopic:   DIRECTIVES
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GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF

CCF

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

North Centre):

1. Has the government any specific program to relieve unemployment this winter? If so, what is that program?

2. Has the winter employment committee in Ottawa any executive powers to pursue an employment program on behalf of the government?

3. What are the terms of reference of this committee and how does it operate?

4. Are any cabinet ministers members of the committee? If so, which ones?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
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PC

Michael Starr (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Starr (Minister of Labour):

The answer to part 1 is as follows. There is a specific program the object of which is to increase winter employment so as to alleviate the normal seasonal slump in Canada. The program, known as the winter employment campaign or program, aims at providing an industrial and occupational climate favourable to the planning and execution of projects in the wintertime where possible.

The program, which is being jointly administered by the Department of Labour and the national employment service, enlists the services of national and local organizations, municipal groups and all available publicity media to make employers winter employment conscious. It enlists the support of federal government departments in undertaking new construction, maintenance, repairs and renovations in winter as well as procurement of supplies, where at all practicable. It sponsors a nation-wide information and publicity program.

Through winter employment committees across Canada, working closely with local employment offices, the program is co-ordinated on a nation-wide basis. Successful prosecution of the program is made possible through co-operation by the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Labour Congress, the Canadian Construction Association, the Canadian Retail Federation, the Canadian Bankers' Association, the Canadian and Catholic Confederation of Labour and a number of other public-spirited groups who have lent their willing assistance. Provincial and municipal governments are also cooperating splendidly in scheduling projects in wintertime.

The answer to part 2 is as follows. The interdepartmental committee on winter employment is made up of representatives of a number of departments. Its special interest is in scheduling, where possible and practicable, federal works in wintertime. Its powers are purely advisory.

The answer to part 3 is as follows. This is a committee established to advise cabinet on federal government participation on a departmental level in the winter employment program.

The committee endeavours to obtain information on projects which might suitably be carried on in winter and makes recommendations accordingly. It also attempts to co-ordinate these various efforts on an interdepartmental basis.

The answer to question 4 is no.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
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FEDERAL LOANS FOR POWER DEVELOPMENT

LIB

Mr. Pickersgill

Liberal

1. Are loans based on the principle applied to the Beechwood project to be available only for projects in the Atlantic provinces?

2. If not, will all provinces qualify?

3. Are such loans available only for projects owned by provincial governments or provincial crown agencies or will they be available to private power companies sponsored by a provincial government?

I 4. Are such loans available only for new or uncompleted projects or will they be available for refunding obligations of established power projects in the Atlantic provinces?

Topic:   FEDERAL LOANS FOR POWER DEVELOPMENT
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Stand?

Topic:   FEDERAL LOANS FOR POWER DEVELOPMENT
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavisia-Twil-lingate):

On a question of privilege, sir; this is the last opportunity the house will have to receive an answer on this question before the federal-provincial conference, and surely parliament is first entitled to be told the answer to this question.

Topic:   FEDERAL LOANS FOR POWER DEVELOPMENT
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PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, this is not the last opportunity; there are several more days, and the answer will be given at any time on orders of the day.

Topic:   FEDERAL LOANS FOR POWER DEVELOPMENT
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November 20, 1957