Donat RAYMOND

RAYMOND, The Hon. Donat

Parliamentary Career

Most Recent Speeches (Page 3 of 82)


October 2, 1962

Hon. Raymond O'Hurley (Minister of Defence Production):

I am very much interested in increasing the CL-44 production and I can assure you that it will be done as soon as we find a market for this aircraft.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   CANADAIR
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October 1, 1962

Hon. Raymond O'Hurley (Minister of Defence Production):

Mr. Speaker, the investigation asked by the hon. member has already been made. The hon. member for York South (Mr. Lewis) spoke to me about this matter on Friday afternoon. I got in touch with Polymer then and again this morning. The information I have received from the Polymer Corporation is as follows: Catolytic was given the general contract for the construction of the new plant in Sarnia and a strike was declared in the second week of August by the electrical workers. Since that time Catolytic has finished its work and is off the job. The local electrical contractors are continuing negotiations with the electrical union.

In the meantime the union chairman of our employees at Polymer, who belong to the oil, chemical and atomic workers union, has agreed that his electrical workers perform some urgent work before the cold weather sets in. I wish to state also at this time that it is impossible for these people to do all the

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Inquiries of the Ministry work and the new plant will have to remain idle until such time as the electrical workers and contractors in Sarnia come to an agreement, which I hope will be soon. The department of labour of the province of Ontario had a mediator on the site last week for two days and I understand he is coming back again this week.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   POLYMER CORPORATION
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April 18, 1962

Hon. Raymond O'Hurley (Minister of Defence Production):

The hon. member gave me notice of this question, and during the short period of time I had at my disposal today to make inquiries of the crown disposal corporation I have not discovered any record of any such request having been made in this regard.

Topic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
Subtopic:   PITTSBURGH TOWNSHIP
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April 18, 1962

Hon. Raymond O'Hurley (Minister of Defence Production):

Mr. Speaker, on April 17 I received a telegram from the workers' unions of Lauzon, protesting against the construction of a submarine in England.

First, I must say that no contract of the kind was awarded abroad, and if it should ever happen, I can assure the workers of Lauzon that they will be protected by other contracts more beneficial to them, such as the construction of frigates provided for in the new program, as well as the conversion of frigates of the existing fleet, and their share of repairs to our warships, as in the past.

We want to provide work for our defence industry in compensation for contracts we award abroad, and that, always in order to help certain sectors of that industry which are now undergoing some serious difficulties, like our aircraft industries, for instance.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DEFENCE PRODUCTION
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April 11, 1962

Hon. Raymond O'Hurley (Minisier of Defence Production):

Mr. Speaker, there are some possibilities of selling further CL-44 aircraft. As a matter of fact, discussions are going on in various places, more particularly in the United States and in three European countries. We hope that before too long other sales of CL-44 aircraft will be concluded, which will necessitate further construction work and prevent the lay-off of several hundred workers for some time to come. (Text):

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   CANADAIR-INQUIRY AS TO POSSIBLE LAY-OFFS
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