John Oliver PROBE

PROBE, John Oliver, B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Constituency
Regina City (Saskatchewan)
Birth Date
December 24, 1900
Deceased Date
September 29, 1964
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Probe
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0bb58bfe-4a12-4783-bcd5-741d47c38b5b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
teacher

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
CCF
  Regina City (Saskatchewan)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 212)


April 7, 1949

Mr. Probe:

Was the bonus made available to any company that wished to apply for it?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND COMMERCE
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April 7, 1949

Mr. Probe:

From time to time the Minister of Trade and Commerce has announced in the house incentive bonuses to various industries for various purposes in connection with the urgent needs of Canadian consumers. My understanding of most of these incentive bonuses is that there has been a payment on the part of the government to certain industries, and that that has been the end of the matter. No guarantee is forthcoming from the industry as to what will be the quid pro quo so far as the Canadian consumer is concerned. I am willing to stand corrected if my understanding is wrong. What industries

are concerned in this sum of $135,000 asked in addition to the amount passed last session? What amount goes to each of the industries, and what is the quid pro quo to be received for guaranteeing these sums?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND COMMERCE
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April 7, 1949

Mr. Probe:

Under this item I should like to make a correction, offer an apology and ask a question, if I may. Last Monday, at page 2311 of Hansard, I referred to certain telegrams from officials of government departments to members of parliament, dealing with official matters, which had been sent collect. While referring to specific departments I mentioned the Department of Labour and in particular the deputy minister of labour. My good friend the Minister of Labour came over here in about ten seconds flat and in his kindly way, if I may use his phrase, told me he thought I was wrong. I looked up my files and was unable to find any telegrams sent collect by the deputy minister of labour. The telegrams in question were from the Department of External Affairs and the Department of Mines and Resources, sent to me collect on official business. May I ask the Minister of Transport, under this item which has to do with telephones, telegrams and postage, whether his department is in the habit of sending collect telegrams to hon. members in the course of handling official correspondence.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
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April 7, 1949

Mr. Probe:

It is not before the courts yet?

2406 HOUSE OF

Supply-National Defence DOMINION ELECTIONS

Topic:   COMBINES
Subtopic:   BAKERY FIRMS IN WESTERN PROVINCES
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April 7, 1949

Mr. Probe:

I am glad that the amendment was brought in because it gives me an opportunity now, without being ruled out of order, to put before this committee a resolution which was presented last summer I believe by the Canadian Federation of the Blind to all the political parties in the House of Commons. In the public accounts there are listed certain miscellaneous grants to various blind organizations: The Canadian National Institute for the Blind, L'Association Canadienne Francaise des Aveugles, L'lnstitut Nazareth de Montreal and the Montreal Association for the Blind; and the Canadian Federation of the Blind has presented to all political parties in this house this petition which I will read so that it will be on the record:

Whereas the Canadian Federation of the Blind is an organization operating throughout Canada with a federal charter obtained in 1928, and duly recognized by the Secretary of State, and is directed by sightless people with the assistance of sighted associate members for the promotion and protection of the interests of the blind, and

Whereas our national executive is of the opinion that being a democratic organization of the blind we are in the best position to understand and advise in matters pertaining to the blind and to give the most effective administration in their interests.

Therefore be it resolved that we request the C.C.F. party-

In this case.

-to consider the advisability of proposing legislation which will include the Canadian Federation of the Blind as a major agency in blind welfare work throughout the dominion, and that the Canadian Federation of the Blind be given an appropriation from the federal treasury.

That is the end of the petition from the Canadian Federation of the Blind, signed by the president, C. A. Pettapiece of Regina. I support that resolution; and I should like to have the Minister of National Health and Welfare consider this petition-that is, for distribution of federal funds to the various blind welfare organizations throughout Canada-on the same basis on which it is making contributions to the four associations that I previously mentioned.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
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