May 19, 1958

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

DECLARATION OF LOYALTY ON CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAY

PC

John George Diefenbaker (Prime Minister)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, this day is the day set apart for celebration as the birthday of Her Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Last October 14 was the Queen's day, but this is the day on which Canadians have an opportunity of reaffirming their affection and loyalty to Her Majesty.

The Governor General, on behalf of the people of Canada, has sent a message to Her Majesty which reads as follows:

With my humble duty I send to Your Majesty on the day on which we in Canada are proud and happy to celebrate Your Majesty's birthday the loyal and devoted good wishes of your Canadian subjects.

As a reaffirmation and redeclaration of the loyalty of Her Majesty's members of the House of Commons I join with the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Pearson), and with your leave, Mr. Speaker, in suggesting that we do now stand and sing "God Save the Queen".

Whereupon the members of the house rose and sang

God Save the Queen.

Topic:   HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
Subtopic:   DECLARATION OF LOYALTY ON CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAY
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HOSPITAL INSURANCE ACT

AMENDMENTS TO AUTHORIZE CONTRIBUTIONS TO PARTICIPATING PROVINCES, ETC.

PC

Jay Waldo Monteith (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. J. W. Monieiih (Minister of National Health and Welfare) moved

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following resolution, which has been recommended to the house by His Excellency:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the Hospital Insurance and Diagnostic Services Act to authorize contributions being made as of the first day of July. 1958, to a participating province which has a plan in operation; and to make certain changes in connection with the administration of the act.

Topic:   HOSPITAL INSURANCE ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO AUTHORIZE CONTRIBUTIONS TO PARTICIPATING PROVINCES, ETC.
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Motion agreed to.


DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT ACT

CONTINUATION OF AUTHORITY RESPECTING TRANSPORT OF GOODS IN BULK, ETC.

PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

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

that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the

following resolution, which has been recommended to the house by His Excellency:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the Department of Transport Act to provide for the continuation for a further period of two years of authority to make regulations for the control of transport of goods in bulk including, amongst other things, the appointment of one or more controllers and one or more deputy controllers to carry out the provisions of such regulations, and the payment of their remuneration.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT ACT
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF AUTHORITY RESPECTING TRANSPORT OF GOODS IN BULK, ETC.
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Motion agreed to.


IMMIGRATION

REPORTED UNEMPLOYMENT OF EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

Mr. Speaker, I take great delight in asking the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration a question. I am sure because of her longtime interest in this subject she has given attention to the matter.

Have the minister's officials been actively recruiting immigrants in Europe, during recent months, who on arrival in Canada have been unable to obtain employment and as a consequence have to be maintained at the expense of the federal government?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED UNEMPLOYMENT OF EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS
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PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Ellen L. Fairclough (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, the officers in Europe have been receiving applications, of course, but I think the hon. member used a term which is not quite in keeping with what has been taking place. There has been no active recruiting; it has been more a matter of limited selection.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED UNEMPLOYMENT OF EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS
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CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

Mr. Herridge:

Has the minister any reply to the latter part of my question?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED UNEMPLOYMENT OF EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS
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PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Fairclough:

Mr. Speaker, the latter part of the question is more an assertion than a question, and to remark on it I might say that by far the most of those who have been receiving assistance have been Hungarian refugees who were brought into Canada and have been in need of assistance, but those are special cases.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED UNEMPLOYMENT OF EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

May I ask a supplementary question. Will the hon. lady say how many persons are receiving assistance at the present time from the immigration department?

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED UNEMPLOYMENT OF EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS
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PC

Ellen Louks Fairclough (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Progressive Conservative

Mrs. Fairclough:

Mr. Speaker, I do not

have that information. I suggest that the question be placed on the order paper.

Inquiries of the Ministry POWER

Topic:   IMMIGRATION
Subtopic:   REPORTED UNEMPLOYMENT OF EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS
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May 19, 1958