Alfred Dryden HALES

HALES, Alfred Dryden, B.S.A.

Personal Data

Party
Progressive Conservative
Constituency
Wellington (Ontario)
Birth Date
November 22, 1909
Deceased Date
February 22, 1998
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Hales
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=e1235191-27b8-4499-b7bd-eca2a725ad3b&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
butcher and meat cutter, farmer, manufacturer, merchant

Parliamentary Career

June 10, 1957 - February 1, 1958
PC
  Wellington South (Ontario)
March 31, 1958 - April 19, 1962
PC
  Wellington South (Ontario)
June 18, 1962 - February 6, 1963
PC
  Wellington South (Ontario)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour (August 17, 1962 - February 6, 1963)
April 8, 1963 - September 8, 1965
PC
  Wellington South (Ontario)
November 8, 1965 - April 23, 1968
PC
  Wellington South (Ontario)
June 25, 1968 - September 1, 1972
PC
  Wellington (Ontario)
October 30, 1972 - May 9, 1974
PC
  Wellington (Ontario)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 4 of 344)


January 9, 1974

1. Are German shipbuilders currently engaged in the construction of ships capable of year-round Arctic navigation?

2. Are Canadian engineers, technologists, or any other Canadian personnel engaged in assisting German ship-building firms to construct ships capable of year-round Arctic navigation and, if so (a) how many such personnel are involved (b) with whom are these personnel affiliated in Canada (c) which department or departments of the government are involved in any such programme (d) who is paying the salaries and expenses of any such personnel on any such programme?

3. Is any Canadian money being spent on any aspect of the development of German ships capable of year-round Arctic navigation and, if so (a) how much money has been spent thus far (b) how much more money is going to be spent (c) by which department or departments of the government is the money being spent (d) if more than one department of the government is involved, how much money was spent by each?

4. To what use would any such ships be put, and if such ships are currently being developed, when could they be expected to be launched into operation?

5. What are the names and addresses of Canadian companies in the business of building the same sort of ships and were any of these companies invited to tender by the German developers?

Return tabled.

January 9, 1974

Topic:   GERMAN SHIP BUILDING
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January 8, 1974

Mr. A. D. Hales (Wellington):

Mr. Speaker, the amendment before the House deals primarily with priorities in the expenditure of money by Canadian National Railways. The amendment states that money should not be appropriated for the building of CN towers and hotels.

Keeping in mind that the amendment relates to priorities and spending, I should like to say a few words about the participation of CN in the GO commuter service. I was delighted to learn yesterday that the government had agreed to give $13 million toward the operation of this service between Toronto and Richmond Hill. The province of Ontario has already agreed to operate a GO service between Toronto and Georgetown, the latter being 20 miles from the city which I have the honour to represent, namely, Guelph. The city of Guelph has a population of some 66,000 people. The present plan is to terminate the GO service at Georgetown and take the people by bus the 20 miles from Guelph to Georgetown. I do not think it is a proper priority for the CNR to stop the GO train at Georgetown and ask people from Guelph to take the bus for those 20 miles and then transfer to the GO train to Toronto.

1 appeal to the CNR to extend this GO service to the city of Guelph for the following reasons: first, the track is already there and, second, the equipment will be provided; the staff will be provided and the general overhead will be more or less the same. There is a place in Guelph where the GO train could stay overnight. The trains are heated electrically, so that is no problem. They could start and finish at the city of Guelph as easily as they can at Georgetown. When they think of priorities, I would hope the CNR, along with the province of Ontario, would consider extending the GO train service those extra few miles to the city of Guelph. There is presently a CN train which leaves Guelph early in the morning and comes back at night, but I understand this train is to be taken off. I am pleased that the government has seen fit for the first time to give money to the GO commuter service in Ontario. This proves that the private member's bill which I introduced last July, an act to amend the Railway Act, which simply recommended that commuter trains should be treated like any other service for the payment of subsidies on losses, has had some effect.

Speaking of priorities, Mr. Speaker, the CN line from Toronto to Stratford and on to Sarnia needs greater attention. Between Christmas and the New Year that train came into the city of Guelph; it was composed of three rail-liners which are three self-propelled cars hooked together. There was standing room only on these three cars and about 75 people were waiting to board them at Guelph. Surely the management of CNR could see the need for proper equipment at peak times such as this. It is

Canadian National Railways

hard for people to understand why the proper equipment is not available.

If we are to help in the environmental problem and to play our part in fighting the energy crisis, surely the railways must realize that they have an important part to play as well. They must realize that the main lines of the railways are here to stay and must be maintained and kept in good condition both as to track and general equipment. This must be a top priority. But I would say, Mr. Speaker, that as far as the CN is concerned the matter of priority leaves much to be desired.

I close by saying what I said at the beginning. I feel that the GO commuter train service for all provinces in Canada should be subsidized for losses. I am happy to know that the government has recognized this need and has seen fit to help the Ontario line. I hope that assistance will be available for other GO line services in other large urban areas of Canada. In the particular case in which I am primarily interested, I hope the GO train will go the full distance and will give the people of Guelph the service to which a city with a population of 65,000 is entitled.

May I call it six o'clock, Mr. Speaker?

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS AND AIR CANADA
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January 7, 1974

Mr. A. D. Hales (Wellington):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct my question to the Minister of Manpower and Immigration. Has a government plane been dispatched, or will one shortly be dispatched, to Chile to bring back to Canada Chilean refugees? If so, how many will be aboard

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   IMMIGRATION
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January 7, 1974

Mr. Hales:

Mr. Speaker, I have a short supplementary question which I would direct to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. May I ask him whether the 50-odd people who were given refuge in the Canadian embassy will be among the 140-odd who are coming to Canada?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   POST OFFICE
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December 11, 1973

Mr. A. D. Hales (Wellington):

Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Transport. In the interest of saving aviation fuel, has the minister, his department or any other agency of government issued a directive asking ministers and deputy ministers to use commercial airline services rather than government planes?

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO DIRECTIVE TO MINISTERS AND DEPUTY MINISTERS TO USE COMMERCIAL AIRLINES IN ORDER TO SAVE FUEL
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