January 11, 1958

CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

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

Mr. Speaker, on Wednesday last I asked a question of the Minister of Trade and Commerce

which should have been asked of the Minister of National Revenue, with respect to the dumping of oil in Canada from Venezuela. Can the minister tell us whether that situation has been investigated and, if so, what he has found?

Topic:   OIL-ALLEGED DUMPING OF SUPPLIES FROM VENEZUELA
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

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

Crude oil comes in free of duty if it is brought in for the purpose of refining in Canada but it is, of course, subject to dumping duties if it is established that the oil is dumped in accordance with the terms of the Customs Tariff Act.

Investigations are being carried out from time to time, in any event, with regard to these various matters, but allegations to this effect have been made and officials of my department are investigating this particular matter at this time.

Topic:   OIL-ALLEGED DUMPING OF SUPPLIES FROM VENEZUELA
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

But the dumping is somewhat due to the underpaid labour or the exploitation of labour by these powerful United States and international corporations.

Topic:   OIL-ALLEGED DUMPING OF SUPPLIES FROM VENEZUELA
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PC

George Clyde Nowlan (Minister of National Revenue)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Nowlan:

Of course the hon. gentleman will realize that dumping has a technical reference dealing with domestic prices as distinguished from the prices laid down here.

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PUBLIC BUILDINGS

REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Alistair McLeod Stewart

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

Mr. Alistair Stewart (Winnipeg North):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to address a question to the Postmaster General. In view of the needs of the city, and in view of the growing numbers of unemployed, could the minister tell me if a post office is going to be built in the city of East Kildonan?

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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PC

William McLean Hamilton (Postmaster General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. W. M. Hamilton (Postmaster General):

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for giving me notice of his question. I know that every minister has in mind the unemployment situation in Canada and is doing what he can to assist in obtaining fuller employment. However, such decisions must also take into account the actual needs of the country, so that whatever action is taken will both contribute to employment and will meet such needs.

When I was in Winnipeg last fall, knowing the interest of the hon. member and others, I personally took a look at this situation so I would be informed on it. I do realize the desire of East Kildonan for a post office since, while East Kildonan is part of greater Winnipeg, it is also a separate city, and most communities feel that an important part of their community facilities is the provision of their own post office.

Inquiries of the Ministry

On the other hand, the primary concern of the Post Office Department itself is the provision to all communities of the best possible postal facilities; and sometimes, when a community is part of a greater metropolitan area, as is the case with East Kildonan, it will mean that a postal station will be erected to serve two or more communities.

East Kildonan is served under these circumstances at the present time, and it has an excellent postal service. It has letter carrier delivery to the homes, it has three subpostoffices which give all postal facilities to the people of the area, and not very far distant from its municipal boundaries there are postal stations serving this entire area of Winnipeg.

The department will continue to review the situation so that-

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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LIB

George James McIlraith

Liberal

Mr. Mcllraiih:

How about observing the rules in giving your answer?

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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PC

Francis Alvin George Hamilton (Minister of Northern Affairs and National Resources)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hamilton (Noire Dame de Grace):

-immediately the postal service would be materially improved through the provision of such a building one would be provided or would be recommended, but at the moment there does not seem to be any immediate need for it.

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Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavisla-Twillin-gate):

I should like to ask the Postmaster General a related question. Is the minister satisfied with the postal facilities in Wesley-ville, where it is often not possible for both the mail and the patrons to be in the office at the same time; and would he urge the Minister of Public Works to get on with work on this building in order to provide badly needed local employment?

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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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 hon. member for Bonavista-Twillingate has raised this question with me on one or two occasions, and I am glad to inform him that I hope to be able to make good his great neglect of this community during the period while he was a member of the former government.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

I thank the hon. gentleman most sincerely, and I know my constituents will understand.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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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:

I only hope they will.

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Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

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

representations are being made, I would draw the attention of the minister to the likeness to the black hole of Calcutta in Davidson, Saskatchewan, where in the summer employees of the post office have to work under conditions which must do harm to their general health.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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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:

Mr. Speaker, we hear a lot about black Monday and black other days

Inquiries of the Ministry of the week from the C.C.F. party. Now they have a black hole in Saskatchewan somewhere. But I will be glad to look into that situation.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

May I ask a supplementary question. Is the Postmaster General satisfied with the postal facilities at Kelligrews, Newfoundland?

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I am sure hon. members all want post offices in their constituencies and if we take them seriatim we might spend the rest of the day dealing with the subject. It seems to me that some of these inquiries might properly be put on the order paper or taken up directly with the minister.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

It is not in my constituency.

Topic:   PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   REQUESTS FOR IMPROVED POSTAL FACILITIES
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January 11, 1958