May 7, 1965

ASSISTANCE IN CONSTRUCTION OF COMMUNITY CENTRES BY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES


On the orders of the day:


PC

George Robson Muir

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George Muir (Lisgar):

Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the Minister of Agriculture. I would like to ask him if it is the intention of the Government to proceed with legislation this session to assist rural groups to build year round community centres, in conjunction with their agricultural societies.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   ASSISTANCE IN CONSTRUCTION OF COMMUNITY CENTRES BY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES
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LIB

Harry William Hays (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. Harry W. Hays (Minister of Agriculture):

This is still under consideration, Mr. Speaker, and I hope we will be able to deal with it soon.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   ASSISTANCE IN CONSTRUCTION OF COMMUNITY CENTRES BY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETIES
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TRANSPORT

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND-SHORTAGE OF REFRIGERATOR CARS


On the orders of the day:


PC

John Angus MacLean

Progressive Conservative

Hon. J. A. MacLean (Queens):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to direct a question to the Minister of Transport as a follow-up to a question asked last Monday by my colleague from Queens. Is the Minister now in a position to tell the House whether the C.N.R. has reported to him on its success or otherwise in solving the problem connected with the shortage of suitable refrigerator cars in the Maritimes?

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND-SHORTAGE OF REFRIGERATOR CARS
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Transport):

Yes, Mr. Speaker. I had hoped yesterday to give an answer to the other hon. Member for Queens, but the question period went on so long and I had a very important appointment and was not able to do so.

May 7. 1965

Inquiries of the Ministry

I have some statistics here. Over the week end of May 1, 61 empty refrigerator cars were taken on to the island and 95 loads taken off. On May 3, 61 empties were taken on and 9 loads off. On May 4, 44 empties were taken on and 12 loads off. On the early morning of May 5 there were 110 empties at Cape Tormentine awaiting ferrying to Prince Edward Island, and in addition 90 cars en route to the east coast, of which 75 are new 50 foot insulated box cars equipped with vents. I am sure the hon. Member will realize what an improvement that is. As of 5 p.m. on May 4 there were 199 cars located on the island. Therefore it does look as though the C.N.R., either as a result of the prompting of the hon. gentleman or on their own-and I hope it was the latter-are meeting the problem.

Topic:   TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND-SHORTAGE OF REFRIGERATOR CARS
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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY

FURTHER CURTAILMENT OF SERVICE BETWEEN MONTREAL AND VANCOUVER


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. J. W. Pickersgill (Minister of Transport):

While I am on my feet, Mr. Speaker, perhaps I might be permitted to answer a question put to me yesterday by the hon. Member for Medicine Hat about another railway, this time the Canadian Pacific. I am informed by the Board of Transport Commissioners that on September 8, 1964 the Canadian Pacific discontinued sleeping car service on trains 7 and 8, The Dominion, except for local service between Toronto-Montreal and Sudbury, and between Fort William-Winnipeg.

Canadian Pacific advised the Board on April 7, that on June 24 next full sleeping and dining car service will be restored on these trains. No subsequent advice has been received from the railway company indicating any change in the proposal or any further adjustment affecting these trains.

Topic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
Subtopic:   FURTHER CURTAILMENT OF SERVICE BETWEEN MONTREAL AND VANCOUVER
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SC

Horace Andrew (Bud) Olson

Social Credit

Mr. H. A. Olson (Medicine Hal):

As a

supplementary question may I ask the Minister to inquire from the C.P.R. or the Board of Transport Commissioners whether the C.P.R. has given notice to all its postal workers on these two trains that their services will no longer be required after the end of June because it will no longer be carrying the mails?

Topic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
Subtopic:   FURTHER CURTAILMENT OF SERVICE BETWEEN MONTREAL AND VANCOUVER
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Topic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
Subtopic:   FURTHER CURTAILMENT OF SERVICE BETWEEN MONTREAL AND VANCOUVER
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NDP

David Orlikow

New Democratic Party

Mr. Orlikow:

Has the Minister received a copy of a resolution which was passed by the Saskatchewan legislature, unanimously I think, protesting the fact that the C.P.R. has cut the service on the transcontinental train The Dominion; and if so would he ask the Board of Transport Commissioners to investigate the matter?

Topic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
Subtopic:   FURTHER CURTAILMENT OF SERVICE BETWEEN MONTREAL AND VANCOUVER
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LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

I do not think any such resolution has been brought to my personal notice, but I will look into the matter and do whatever is required in the circumstances.

Topic:   CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
Subtopic:   FURTHER CURTAILMENT OF SERVICE BETWEEN MONTREAL AND VANCOUVER
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REPORTED STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT RESPECTING SUBSIDIES TO C.N.R.


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Gerald Augustine Regan

Liberal

Mr. Gerald A. Regan (Halifax):

Is the Minister aware of this statement and, if so, does he have any comment to make on the contention of a privately owned railroad, which with regard to its responsibility to the public operates in a somewhat cavalier manner, that subsidies to the publicly owned Canadian National Railways constitute unfair competition with the aforementioned private railway? These statements were made yesterday.

Topic:   REPORTED STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT RESPECTING SUBSIDIES TO C.N.R.
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May 7, 1965