Alistair McLeod STEWART

STEWART, Alistair McLeod, C.A.

Personal Data

Party
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Constituency
Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
Birth Date
October 2, 1905
Deceased Date
April 3, 1970
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Stewart
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=c10e3486-b954-4a50-b28f-1e4e6b0b944d&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
chartered accountant

Parliamentary Career

June 11, 1945 - April 30, 1949
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
June 27, 1949 - June 13, 1953
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
August 10, 1953 - April 12, 1957
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)
June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
CCF
  Winnipeg North (Manitoba)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 6 of 228)


December 21, 1957

Mr. Alistair Stewart (Winnipeg North):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask the Acting Prime Minister another question which perhaps can be taken as notice. In view of the fortunate and indeed pleasant situation which exists in this house, is the government prepared to give consideration to having an all-party meeting with a view to the election of a permanent Speaker?

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   CALLING OF WITNESSES BY EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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December 19, 1957

Mr. Alistair Stewart (Winnipeg North):

May I ask a supplementary question of the Secretary of State. In view of the fact that in Winnipeg Boxing day is a holiday recognized everywhere, is it possible that civil servants in Winnipeg will be given Boxing day as a holiday?

Topic:   PUBLIC SERVICE
Subtopic:   REQUEST THAT BOXING DAY BE MADE ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY
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December 11, 1957

North):

1. Is a progressive lay-off taking place in the Canadian National Railways shops in Winnipeg?

2. If so, how many men have been laid off by months since May 1, 1957?

3. Was there an undertaking by the government that a works program would be instituted by the Canadian National Railways to protect those threatened by unemployment?

4. If so, what is the present situation regarding this program?

Answer by: Mr. MacDonald, Parliamentary

Assistant, for the Minister of Transport:

1. In a statement made in the house on behalf of the Canadian National Railways on November 4, 1957, at page 704 of Hansard in reply to questions by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre and other hon. members, the management dealt fully with the matter of adjustments in the number of employees on the system as a whole, and this statement is explanatory of the situation at Winnipeg.

2. The average level of employment in the Winnipeg area from May to September was

as follows:

May 3,054

June 3,050

July 3,048

August 2,964

September 2,926

3. The government undertook to finance the cost of a special program of car repairs and other shop work as outlined in a press announcement issued from Ottawa by the Minister of Transport under date of July 12, 1957. The announcement also indicated that the Canadian National management would open conversations with union leaders to explore the adjustments in the existing seniority rules of the working groups affected which would be required to make the special program effective.

Questions

4. Under date of August 26, 1957, the following press release was issued in Montreal: "The special work program aimed at minimizing the effect of lay-offs in C.N.R. shops, and announced by the Minister of Transport on July 12, has not been put into effect, the railway said today. A company statement explained: Following discussions with representatives of the unions it was found that transfers of workers between shop groups could not be provided for under the seniority rules that are part of the wage agreements".

Topic:   ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C.N.R. LAY-OFFS, WINNIPEG
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December 10, 1957

Mr. Stewart (Winnipeg North):

Oh that

mine enemy would write a book!

Topic:   ATTITUDE OF OFFICIAL OPPOSITION ON SUPPLY MOTIONS
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES MOTION FOR PUBLIC OWNERSHIP
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December 10, 1957

Mr. Stewart (Winnipeg North):

And they are doing it.

Topic:   ATTITUDE OF OFFICIAL OPPOSITION ON SUPPLY MOTIONS
Subtopic:   TRANS-CANADA PIPE LINES MOTION FOR PUBLIC OWNERSHIP
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