November 26, 1962

SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES, 1962-63


A message from His Excellency the Governor General transmitting supplementary estimates for the financial year ending March 31, 1963, was presented by Hon. George C. Nowlan (Minister of Finance), read by Mr. Speaker to the house, and referred to the committee of supply.


ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINAL PAYMENT


on 1961-62 pool


PC

Francis Alvin George Hamilton (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Alvin Hamilton (Minister of Agriculture):

Mr. Speaker, I have a statement to make to the house with regard to the 1961-62 oats pool. The 1961-62 oats pool has now been closed and the government has authorized distribution of the final surplus on producers' deliveries of 24,911,122 bushels of oats to the 1961-62 pool. The final surplus is $4,301,349.92. After deducting the Prairie Farm Assistance Act levy and final payment costs, and after adding estimated additional interest earnings, the final payment on the 1961-62 oats account will be 17.26659 cents per bushel. This compares with an average final payment of 14.094 cents per bushel in the case of the 1960-61 pool.

The final payments for the principal grades of oats delivered to the 1961-62 pool are as follows:

Final Payment (cents per

Grade bushel)

No. 1 Canada western 17.024No. 2 Canada western 17.024No. 3 Canada western 16.777No. extra 3 Canada western 17.024Extra No. 1 feed 16.777No. 1 feed 17.767No. 2 feed 19.747No. 3 feed 21.727

The first cheques with respect to this pool will be issued tomorrow, November 27.

Topic:   ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINAL PAYMENT
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

ESTABLISHMENT OF 40 HOUR WEEK IN FEDERAL UNDERTAKINGS

NDP

Thomas Rodney Berger

New Democratic Party

Mr. Thomas R. Berger (Vancouver-Burrard) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. C-85, to limit the hours of work for employees in federal works, undertakings and businesses.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF 40 HOUR WEEK IN FEDERAL UNDERTAKINGS
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Some hon. Members:

Explain.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF 40 HOUR WEEK IN FEDERAL UNDERTAKINGS
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NDP

Thomas Rodney Berger

New Democratic Party

Mr. Berger:

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to establish a statutory working week of 40 hours in works, undertakings and businesses coming under federal labour jurisdiction in order to combat unemployment and automation. With a view to reducing the length of the working week and the citizen's working lifetime still further, the bill gives to the governor in council the power to make regulations from time to time applying to the industries coming under the bill to implement further reduction in the working week, with a view to the eventual establishment of a 35 hour working week.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   ESTABLISHMENT OF 40 HOUR WEEK IN FEDERAL UNDERTAKINGS
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


FEDERAL PURCHASE OF B.C. PARITY BONDS

LIB

Mr. Davis

Liberal

Has the government, or any of its agencies, directly or indirectly, purchased or assisted in the purchase of parity bonds issued by the province of British Columbia?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL PURCHASE OF B.C. PARITY BONDS
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PC

Richard Albert Bell (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Bell (Carleton):

No.

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Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FEDERAL PURCHASE OF B.C. PARITY BONDS
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TRUCKING FIRMS PURCHASED BY CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

SC

Mr. Cook

Social Credit

1. How many private trucking firms have been purchased by the C.N.R. during the last five years?

2. What are the names of the private firms which have been purchased?

3. What amount was paid by the C.N.R. for the purchase of such firms?

4. Are the minimum wage rates set by the truckers' association complied with by the trucking services of the C.N.R.?

5. Are such trucking services operating at a loss and, if so, what is the annual operating deficit?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRUCKING FIRMS PURCHASED BY CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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PC

James Alexander McBain (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. McBain:

The management of the Canadian National Railways advise as follows:

1 and 2. 100 per cent share ownership in the following: Sydney Transfer and Storage Limited, Eastern Transport Limited, Toronto-Peterborough Transport Limited, Hoar Transport Limited, East-West Transport Limited, Empire Freightways Limited, Wacos Holdings Limited, Montalta Holdings Limited; 49 per cent-Midland Superior Express Limited; agreement to purchase 100 per cent shares of Husband Transport Limited.

Questions

3 and 5. Information concerning these questions with respect to the last year of financial record may be found on pages 10 and 12 of the Canadian National Railways annual report for 1961.

4. The railway complies with appropriate minimum wage legislation in all cases and where applicable wage rates are negotiated through collective bargaining.

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Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRUCKING FIRMS PURCHASED BY CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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TRENT CANAL LOCKAGES

NDP

Mr. Fisher

New Democratic Party

Were monthly statistics of lockages available from the Trent canal offices last summer and, if not, for what reason?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   TRENT CANAL LOCKAGES
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November 26, 1962