March 9, 1960

CANADA ELECTIONS ACT

REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS FOR STUDY AND REPORT


On the order: government notices of motion: March 7-The Acting Secretary of State-The following proposed motion:-That the standing committee on privileges and elections be empowered to study the Canada Elections Act and the report and evidence of the standing committee on privileges and elections 1959, and to report to the house such proposals as the committee may deem it to be advisable.


PC

Daniel Roland Michener (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Speaker:

Pursuant to section 2 of standing order 21 this government notice of motion stands transferred to and ordered for consideration under government orders at the next sitting of the house.

Topic:   CANADA ELECTIONS ACT
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS FOR STUDY AND REPORT
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STARRED QUESTIONS

ALLAN D. VANCE

LIB

Mr. Howard

Liberal

1. Is Mr. Allan D. Vance of Prince Rupert, British Columbia an employee or agent of, or in any way connected with, the government or any department or agency thereof?

2. If so, what are his duties and responsibilities?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ALLAN D. VANCE
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Léon Balcer (Secretary of State of Canada; Solicitor General of Canada)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Solicitor General):

Mr. Speaker, the answer to the first question is no. The answer to the second is, not applicable.

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   ALLAN D. VANCE
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UNEMPLOYMENT STUDY, NOVA SCOTIA

LIB

Mr. Marlin (Essex East)

Liberal

1. Has the government of the province of Nova Scotia requested the federal government to join in a study of the unemployment problem?

2. If so, when was such a request made and what reply, if any, has been made?

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT STUDY, NOVA SCOTIA
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Michael Starr (Minister of Labour)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Michael Starr (Minister of Labour):

Mr. Speaker, the answer to the first question is yes.

In reply to the second question, such a request for a study of seasonal unemployment in the province of Nova Scotia was made in a letter to me from Hon. Stephen T. Pyke, minister of labour of the province of Nova Scotia, dated February 5, 1960. A reply was sent to Mr. Pyke on February 17, 1960 by me. The reply advised that the federal Department of Labour would be prepared to cooperate with the province in such a study. 79951-0-119J

Topic:   STARRED QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   UNEMPLOYMENT STUDY, NOVA SCOTIA
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ARMED FORCES

PAYMENTS FOR HOUSEHOLD

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Mr. Smith (Simcoe North)

Progressive Conservative

1. Since July 18, 1959 has any change been made in the method of payment for necessary moves of the household goods of service personnel when such moves are local or station moves?

2. If so, what changes have been made?

Topic:   ARMED FORCES
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS FOR HOUSEHOLD
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George Randolph Pearkes (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. G. R. Pearkes (Minister of National Defence):

In answer to question 1, Mr. Speaker, there have been changes; yes.

In reply to the second question, prior to February 11, 1960 service personnel were reimbursed for the actual expenses incurred in connection with local movement of household goods. Under the new regulations servicemen are limited now to an allowance of $75 to cover these costs, but in exceptional circumstances authority may be granted for the reimbursement of expenses in excess of this amount.

Topic:   ARMED FORCES
Subtopic:   PAYMENTS FOR HOUSEHOLD
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FEDERAL PAYMENTS TO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS

LIB

Mr. Pickersgill

Liberal

1. Has there been an increase in federal payments to the provincial governments between the fiscal years 1956-57 and 1958-59 and, if so, how much?

2. How much of such increase is attributable to

(a) legislation enacted before June 21, 1957; (b) legislation enacted since June 21, 1957?

3. Is any portion of this amount for the federal share of hospital insurance and, if so, how much?

Topic:   FEDERAL PAYMENTS TO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS
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Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Donald M. Fleming (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to standing order 39, subsection 5, I wish to state that in my opinion the reply to these questions should be in the form of a return, and I have no objection to laying such return upon the table of the house.

Topic:   FEDERAL PAYMENTS TO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Mr. Speaker, on a question of privilege, I wonder if I could ask the minister whether he would be agreeable to having the return printed as an appendix to Hansard.

Topic:   FEDERAL PAYMENTS TO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS
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Donald Methuen Fleming (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming (Eglinion):

Mr. Speaker, the return is not yet available. I do not think I can be called upon to answer that question until we see what the return is and whether it is suitable for inclusion in the printed record of the house. I think the hon. gentleman's question might stand till the return is ready for tabling.

Starred Questions

Topic:   FEDERAL PAYMENTS TO PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS
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March 9, 1960