December 10, 1957

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

Mr. Green:

Mr. Speaker, I am afraid I cannot give that information.

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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):

Could the minister say whether the resolution regarding the agricultural matter will be continued until it is completed, if it should have to go over until Thursday?

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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

Mr. Green:

No, I am afraid I cannot say that. I would hope that the resolution could go through tomorrow, and then the bill would be available for study by hon. members.

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At ten o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to the order of the house passed on December 2, 1957. Questions


ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS


The following answers, deposited with the Clerk of the house, are printed in the official report of debates pursuant to standing order 39:


AIRCRAFT LANDING FACILITIES, FORT CHIPEWYAN

LIB

Mr. Dechene

Liberal

1. Has the government taken steps to provide greatly needed all-weather landing facilities for airplanes, at Fort Chipewyan?

2. Has agreement been entered into with the provincial authorities to secure the best available site, and for the maintenance of a road in fair condition between the said landing strip or field and the townsite of Fort Chipewyan?

Answer by: Mr. MacDonald, Parliamentary

Assistant, for the Minister of Transport:

1 and 2. Yes. Following negotiations, the provincial government has indicated willingness to provide the necessary land and to be responsible for the maintenance of the airport, and to consider maintaining the access road from the village to the airport. Negotiations with the province are continuing and, if concluded successfully, the federal government would be prepared to assist in the provision of the strip.

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NON-PERMANENT REGIMENTS BEARING TITLE "ROYAL"

SC

Mr. Hahn

Social Credit

1. What is the location and name of each of the Canadian regiments, not being of the permanent force, which bear the title "Royal"?

2. In what year was each regiment given the insignia "Royal"?

Answer by: Hon. G. R. Pearkes (Minister of

National Defence):

1. (a) 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars (7th reconnaissance regiment), Montreal, P.Q. (b) 6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars (15th armoured regiment), Montreal, P.Q. (c) The Royal Rifles of Canada, Quebec, P.Q. (d) The Royal Regiment of Canada, Toronto, Ont. (e) The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth regiment), Hamilton, Ont. (f) 1st battalion, the Royal New Brunswick regiment (Carleton and York), Saint John, N.B. (g) 2nd battalion, the Royal New Brunswick regiment (North Shore), Newcastle, N.B. (h) The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Winnipeg, Man. (i) The Royal Montreal Regiment, Montreal, P.Q. (j) The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, St. John's, Nfld. (k) 3rd battalion, the Black Watch (Royal Highland regiment) of Canada, Montreal, P.Q. (1) 4e bataillon, Royal 22e regiment (Chateauguay), Montreal, P.Q. (m) 6e bataillon, Royal 22e regiment St. Hyacinthe, P.Q.

2. (a) 1 June 1898; (b) 20 June 1890; (c) 3 January 1910; (d) 3 January 1910; (e) 3 January 1910; (f) 18 May 1956; (g) 18 May 1956; (h) 3 June 1935; (i) 1 September 1923; (j) 14 December 1949; (k) 3 January 1910; (1) 1 January 1921; (m) 1 January 1921.

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UNEMPLOYMENT REGISTRATION, P.E.I.

LIB

Mr. Murphy (Westmorland)

Liberal

How many persons were registered unemployed in (a) Prince Edward Island; (b) Charlottetown; (c) Summerside; on (i) December 1, 1956; (ii) December 1, 1957?

Answer by: Hon. Michael Starr (Minister of

Labour):

Offices of the unemployment insurance commission at Charlottetown and Summer-side serve the province of Prince Edward Island. Data on the number of persons registered for employment at these offices would represent the total number of persons so registered within the province. Such data are not available for December 1, 1957. However, at November 28, 1957, the number of persons registered for employment at each of these offices was as follows: -

Charlottetown 1,185

Summerside 751

On the corresponding date in 1956, the figures were as follows:

Charlottetown 1,127

Summerside 501

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HARBOUR PROJECT, CARRON POINT, N.B.

LIB

Mr. Robichaud

Liberal

1. Have discussions taken place since November 1, 1957, between representatives of Brunswick Mining and Smelting Corporation and officials of the Department of Public Works in connection with the harbour project at Carron point near Bathurst, Gloucester county, New Brunswick?

2. If so, has any decision been taken to proceed with this project during 1958?

Answer by: Mr. Hodgson, Parliameniary Assistant, for the Minister of Public Works:

1. No discussions have taken place since November 1957 between representatives of the Brunswick Mining and Smelting Corporation and officials of the Department of Public Works, although the corporation has been in correspondence with the department since that time. Discussions between the department and the corporation will be held in the near future.

2. No decision has yet been taken to proceed with this project during 1958. A decision on this matter will depend on the discussions referred to in No. 1.

Questions DREDGE NO. 23

Question No. 283-Mr. Robichaud:

1. Have instructions been issued to the captain of D.P.W. dredge No. 23 to proceed to a certain port in New Brunswick for winter lay-up?

2. If so. on what date were such instructions issued and what port was the captain ordered to proceed to?

3. On what date did it arrive at the port in question?

Answer by: Mr. Hodgson, Parliamentary Assistant, for the Minister of Public Works:

1. Yes.

2. Instructions were issued on November 18, 1957, to proceed to Chatham, N.B.

3. The dredge arrived at Chatham on November 23, 1957.

Royal Commission on Price Spreads

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APPENDIX


p.c. 1957-1632 Certified to be a true copy of a minute of a meeting of the committee of the privy council, approved by His Excellency the Governor General on the 10th December, 1957. The committee of the privy council, on the recommendation of the Right Honourable John George Diefenbaker, the Prime Minister, advise that: Dr. Andrew Stewart, Edmonton, Alberta; Mrs. Dorothy Walton, Toronto, Ontario; Mr. Howard MacKichan, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Mr. Romeo Martin, Montreal, Quebec; Dr. W. M. Drummond, Guelph, Ontario; Mr. Cleve Kidd, Toronto, Ontario, and Mr. Bernard Couvrette, Montreal, Quebec, be appointed commissioners under part I of the Inquiries Act, to: (a) inquire into the extent and the causes of the spread between the prices received by producers of food products of agricultural and fisheries origin and the prices paid by consumers therefor; (b) determine whether or not such price spreads in general or in particular cases are fair and reasonable, or are excessive, in relation to the services rendered; (c) make such recommendations as they deem appropriate if any such price spreads are found to be excessive; and (d) examine the adequacy of price information currently available. The committee further advise: 1. That the commissioners be authorized to exercise all the powers set out in section 11 of the Inquiries Act; 2. That in the exercise of their powers to employ counsel, experts and assistants under section 11 of the Inquiries Act, the commissioners may authorize remuneration to such persons and reimbursement for their expenses within such limits and on such conditions as the treasury board may determine from time to time; 3. That the commissioners adopt such procedure and methods as they may from time to time deem expedient for the proper conduct of the inquiry and sit at such times and at such places in Canada as they may decide from time to time; 4. That the commissioners be assisted to the fullest extent by government departments and agencies; 5. That the commissioners report to the governor in council; 6. That Dr. Andrew Stewart be chairman of the commission. R. B. Bryce, Clerk of the privy council. *



Wednesday, December 11, 1957


December 10, 1957