April 12, 1962

AIR TRANSPORT

C.P.A.-APPROVAL OF FLIGHTS FROM WESTERN CANADA TO LONDON


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Laurier):

I should like to address a question to the Minister of Transport. In the light of his statement made in this house some eight months ago that the government had decided to grant an international air service route to C.P.A. from Calgary-Edmonton to London, may I ask the minister if landing rights have yet been authorized by the United Kingdom government at London?

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   C.P.A.-APPROVAL OF FLIGHTS FROM WESTERN CANADA TO LONDON
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Leon Balcer (Minister of Transport):

As I have said earlier, we are in communication with the minister of civil aviation of Great Britain and a meeting is being set up between senior officials of his department and my department. According to the latest correspondence from Right Hon. Peter Thor-neycroft, this meeting will take place late in May.

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   C.P.A.-APPROVAL OF FLIGHTS FROM WESTERN CANADA TO LONDON
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Official Opposition House Leader; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

May I ask a supplementary question. Why did the minister make the announcement eight months ago when the authorization to land in London had not been granted?

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   C.P.A.-APPROVAL OF FLIGHTS FROM WESTERN CANADA TO LONDON
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PC

Léon Balcer (Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Balcer:

I imagine the hon. member for Laurier does not know that we had a meeting here between Mr. Thorneycroft and myself, and certain events have taken place in the last eight months. The hon. member should go back and read the papers, and he will get his answer.

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   C.P.A.-APPROVAL OF FLIGHTS FROM WESTERN CANADA TO LONDON
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OLD AGE ASSISTANCE

REPORTED NON-PAYMENT OF SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES


On the orders of the day:


PC

Paul Léo Maurice Johnson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Maurice Johnson (Chambly-Rouville):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of National Health and Welfare. Has the minister seen a copy of a form letter sent out by the social allowances commission in Quebec to old age pensioners who were receiving supplementary allowances? If so, can he explain why the recipients have only now been informed that they are being paid for the last few months of last year and that they were no longer eligible for the supplementary allowances as from February 1, 1962?

Topic:   OLD AGE ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED NON-PAYMENT OF SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES
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PC

Jay Waldo Monteith (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. J. W. Monleilh (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

This situation seems to have been caused by the fact that the Quebec social allowances commission did not process until quite recently some applications they had received from pensioners for special assistance of this type. Welfare matters such as this are administered by the provinces, though my department pays one half the cost under the Unemployment Assistance Act. Under this act the provinces are free to grant whatever aid is required on the basis of individual need.

The Quebec commission seems to consider that on this basis some people at least do not require more than $65 per month. Thus the pensioners whose income was raised to that level by supplementary allowances are now receiving only federal old age security, which means that my department is paying all the extra cost instead of one half of it. Of course if the commission feels that in individual cases a higher payment is warranted, we would still be prepared to share the added cost under unemployment assistance.

Topic:   OLD AGE ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED NON-PAYMENT OF SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES
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PC

John Ferguson Browne

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. F. Browne (Vancouver-ICingsway):

I wonder if the minister could tell us what has been the reaction from British Columbia in regard to this cost sharing program.

Topic:   OLD AGE ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED NON-PAYMENT OF SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES
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PC

Jay Waldo Monteith (Minister of Amateur Sport; Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Monteith (Perth):

We have had no word whatsoever from the province of British Columbia, it being the only province from which we have not heard. We have no indication whether or not they intend to participate in the welfare increases.

Topic:   OLD AGE ASSISTANCE
Subtopic:   REPORTED NON-PAYMENT OF SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES
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ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY

ALLOCATION OF CONTRACTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM


On the orders of the day:


NDP

Douglas Mason Fisher

New Democratic Party

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

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Transport arising from yesterday's announcement by the Minister of National Defence regarding the building of eight warships in Canadian yards. Can the minister indicate whether the maritime commission is working with Defence Construction Limited to see that contract tenders are shared by the maritimes, Quebec, the great lakes and the Pacific coast areas when these ships are being constructed?

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   ALLOCATION OF CONTRACTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
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PC

Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of National Defence)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. D. S. Harkness (Minister of National Defence):

The maritime commission allocates these ships. In some cases a tender is called; in others it is a question of a negotiated price. Every effort is made to distribute the shipbuilding work in as equitable a manner

Inquiries of the Ministry as possible among the yards in Canada which are capable of carrying on this type of construction.

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   ALLOCATION OF CONTRACTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
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NDP

Douglas Mason Fisher

New Democratic Party

Mr. Fisher:

I wonder if the minister could indicate whether there has recently been a reappraisal of the yards in order to find out which ones are capable of doing this work.

I ask this question because in recent years contracts have tended to go to only two yards.

Topic:   ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
Subtopic:   ALLOCATION OF CONTRACTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
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April 12, 1962