November 20, 1957

MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

MAIL CONTRACTORS' POLITICAL ACTIVITIES


Motion No. 25-Mr. St. Laurent (Temis-couata): For a copy of transportation orders and/or letters sent by district directors of postal services, relating to political activities by mail contractors, for all the postal districts, except Ottawa.


PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Is it the pleasure of the

house to adopt the motion subject to the usual reservation?

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   MAIL CONTRACTORS' POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
Sub-subtopic:   DIRECTIVES
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   MAIL CONTRACTORS' POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
Sub-subtopic:   DIRECTIVES
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Motion agreed to.


OGDENSBURG-PRESCOTT INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE


Motion No. 32-Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre): For a copy of all agreements and correspondence exchanged between Canada and the state of New York, from January 1, 1955 to date, in connection with the building, operating and maintenance of the Ogdensburg-Prescott international bridge.


PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, there is, strictly

speaking, no correspondence or exchange of agreements between Canada and the state of New York from January 1, 1955 to date on the subject of the building, operating and maintenance of the Ogdensburg-Prescott international bridge. However, there exists a financial agreement relating to the Ogdens-burg bridge between the United States bridge authority, the Canadian bridge authority and the state of New York. This financial agreement was submitted to the governor general in council and received approval on March 14, 1957. I shall be glad to table a copy of this financial agreement and the order in council if the hon. member so desires.

Topic:   OGDENSBURG-PRESCOTT INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE
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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

That will be satisfactory.

Topic:   OGDENSBURG-PRESCOTT INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE
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PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Is it the pleasure of the

house to adopt the motion with the explanation and statement of the Prime Minister?

Topic:   OGDENSBURG-PRESCOTT INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Topic:   OGDENSBURG-PRESCOTT INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE
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Motion agreed to.


CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS

REQUEST FOR RENEWED NEGOTIATIONS ON WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. M. J. Coldwell (Rosetown-Biggar):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Transport. In view of the reported offer of assistance to the minister by the president of the Canadian Labour Congress in the matter of the dispute between the Canadian National Steamships and the seafarers international union, will the government press for renewed negotiations on the wage and working conditions of the merchant seamen involved with a view to settling the dispute and returning the ships to Canadian registry?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RENEWED NEGOTIATIONS ON WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS
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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, I received a telegram from Mr. Jodoin, as the hon. member has intimated, and I replied to him as follows:

Thank you lor your telegram which I received this morning. I have noted carefully the views which you have expressed. As the wage dispute is between the seafarers international union and the Canadian National (West Indies) Steamships Limited I believe it would be desirable if your offer to use your influence with the seafarers international union to try to bring about a settlement on an equitable basis were submitted direct to the parties to the dispute. I will however inform the company of the offer which you have made.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAMSHIPS
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RENEWED NEGOTIATIONS ON WAGES AND WORKING CONDITIONS
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REPORTED INADEQUACY OF CREWS ON SHIPS


On the orders of the day:


November 20, 1957