May 27, 1958


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 wish to direct a question to the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys based on my concern for the welfare of all Canadians. In view of the lessening opportunities for the employment of university graduates or student undergraduates in the mining, forest and other industries, would the minister give consideration to increasing the scope of geological and other surveys this summer as a temporary measure to alleviate this situation until government policies provide a permanent solution?

Topic:   ARTS, LETTERS AND SCIENCES REQUEST FOR MORE SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
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PC

Paul Comtois (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Paul Comlois (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys):

Mr. Speaker, I am grateful to the hon. member for having given me notice indirectly of his intention to put this question. As far as my department is concerned I might say this. The 1958-59 main estimates made provision for an increase of seven permanent positions on the professional staff of the geological survey of Canada. As a result of representations made by the geological association of Canada it is proposed to establish in the 1958-59 supplementary estimates 50 additional seasonal positions to be filled by graduate and undergraduate geologists. Of the 50 temporary positions, 40 have already been filled.

Topic:   ARTS, LETTERS AND SCIENCES REQUEST FOR MORE SUMMER EMPLOYMENT FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
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CCF

Douglas Mason Fisher

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

Mr. D. M. Fisher (Pori Arthur):

Mr. Speaker, may I ask a supplementary question. Could the minister inform the house whether the seven permanent positions that have been established are roughly in line with the request of the geological association of Canada, or did they ask for the establishment of even more positions than that?

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PC

Paul Comtois (Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Comlois:

I think they asked for more than that, but that is all we can do for the present year.

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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Bonavisla-Twillingale):

May I put a similar question to the Minister of Northern Affairs and National

Inquiries of the Ministry Resources. Is the government giving any consideration to making similar provision, in the supplementary estimates or otherwise, for forestry students?

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PC

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

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Alvin Hamilton (Minisler of Northern Affairs and National Resources):

The government has already given consideration to this matter, and this year we have extended summer employment to students not only in forestry but in national parks and I believe in the wildlife service. Also we are busy considering our plans for next year, because it takes us a year in advance to get these things worked out successfully.

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TRANSPORT

BRITISH COLUMBIA-MAINTENANCE OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO VANCOUVER ISLAND


On the orders of the day:


PC

Henry Carwithen McQuillan

Progressive Conservative

Mr. H. C. McQuillan (Comox-Alberni):

Mr. Speaker, may I direct a question to the Minister of Transport. In view of the urgency created by the strike of Canadian Pacific Steamships employees and the pending strike of the Black Ball line employees, can the minister inform the house what steps, if any, he is prepared to take to maintain essential transportation services to the east and west coasts of Vancouver island?

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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, the government will see to it that actual hardship is not suffered by residents on the west coast through being deprived of such necessities as food or medical supplies.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   BRITISH COLUMBIA-MAINTENANCE OF ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO VANCOUVER ISLAND
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ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY REPORTED STATEMENT IN WASHINGTON WITH RESPECT TO TOLLS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Hazen Argue (Assiniboia):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport. Would the minister care to comment on the newspaper report that Canadian and United States toll committees are likely to arrive at an agreement on tolls for the seaway, and whether the rates suggested are such as to offset many of the advantages that would otherwise accrue from the seaway?

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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, all I can say is that the discussions are still going on between the toll committees of the Canadian seaway authority and the United States seaway authority, and conclusions have not yet been reached as to the amounts of those tolls.

514 HOUSE OF

The Address-Mr. Haribidge

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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

Can the minister inform the house when the committees themselves may reach agreement?

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PC

George Harris Hees (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hees:

It is impossible to say, Mr. Speaker. I would think it would be in the course of the next few months.

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY REPORTED STATEMENT IN WASHINGTON WITH RESPECT TO TOLLS
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TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES PASSES FOR MEMBERS


On the orders of the day:


May 27, 1958