May 26, 1919

LABOUR SITUATION IN THE WEST.

L LIB

Charles Murphy

Laurier Liberal

Hon. CHARLES MURPHY (Russell):

In view of the serious situation which the papers indicate prevails throughout West-

ern Canada, has the Government any information to give the House regarding the strike in Winnipeg, and the threatened strike which the press to-day predicts in Calgary, Edmonton, and other western cities?

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UNION

Alexander Kenneth Maclean (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

Hon. A. K. MACLEAN (Acting Minister of Labour):

There is nothing substantially new to report in connection with the Winnipeg strike, but I may say that the telephone service is almost normal and business activities are being gradually re-established. There is no official information as to the probability of a strike at Calgary and other places in the West.

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UNION

Henry Arthur Mackie

Unionist

Mr. H. A. MACKIE (Edmonton East):

I would like to know what steps the Government intends to take in regard to the situation in Edmonton and Calgary, particularly in Edmonton. I am in receipt of a communication to the effect that a sympathetic strike is declared there, and that there is likely to be danger to property and person.

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UNION

Alexander Kenneth Maclean (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

No official information has been received by the Government or the Department of Labour in respect of the matter to 'which the hon. member refers, and until there is the Government cannot very well express an opinion on the subject.

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UNION

Robert Lorne Richardson

Unionist

Mr. R. L. RICHARDSON (Springfield):

Did the postal employees in Winnipeg return to work this morning? It was stated that they would be obliged to go back to work at 11 o'clock this morning or their places would be filled.

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UNION

Alexander Kenneth Maclean (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

The Department has had no information from Winnipeg today respecting the return of the postal employees. Last evening, however, we received a message to the effect that a great number would likely return this forenoon, but there has been no confirmation of that.

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L LIB

Charles Murphy

Laurier Liberal

Mr. CHARLES MURPHY:

May I ask

my hon. friend whether he or any other member of the Government has received communications from North Vancouver regarding the conditions that prevail there? I have received two letters written on paper headed, "Second Narrows Bridge and Terminal Railways Special Joint Committee", signed "Ewart Adamson, Campaign Manager". In the second letter, which I received to-day, attention is drawn to the industrial and labour conditions at North Vancouver, and the concluding sentence reads: "Even now our form of representative Government is being weighed as against

the Dictatorship of Labour". Can my hon. friend give the House any information as to the conditions existing in Vancouver?

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UNION

Alexander Kenneth Maclean (Minister Without Portfolio)

Unionist

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

I have no knowledge of this matter, but I shall make inquiries and endeavour to give the hon. member information to-morrow.

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ST. JOHN AND QUEBEC RAILWAY.


On motion of Hon. J. D. REID (Minister of Railways) Bill No. 117 to authorize an extension of time for the completion of the St. John and Quebec Railway between Centreville, in the county of Carleton, and Andover, in the county of Victoria, N.B., was read the second time and the House went into Committee thereon, Mr. Boivin in the Chair. On section 1-time for completion extended to December 31, 1919:


L LIB

Frank S. Cahill

Laurier Liberal

Mr. CAHILL:

What is the nature of this agreement?

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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Mr. J. D. REID:

The agreement made between the Government of the province of New Brunswick and the Dominion Government was that the Provincial Government should pay for and build a road from Centreville to St. John, which the Dominion Government was to take over and operate on a percentage basis, this Government taking 60 per cent and the Provincial Government 40 per cent of the gross earnings. This 40 per cent which the Provincial Government was to receive was to help pay the interest on the bonds. The road has been partly constructed, and is now in operation from Gagetown to Westfield, where it strikes the Canadian Pacific near St. John. When the agreement was revised a couple of years ago, it was decided to run over the Canadian Pacific from Westfield to St. John, instead of duplicating that last fifteen or twenty miles.

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L LIB

Frank S. Cahill

Laurier Liberal

Mr. CAHILL:

Will this road be merged with the Canadian National Railway system?

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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Mr. J. D. REID:

Yes. You can take the Canadian National now from McGivney Junction and connect with this road. That would be the short line over the Transcontinental into St. John. That part of the road between Centreville and Andover has not yet been completed by the Provincial Government, owing to the increased cost of labour and materials. When at the beginning of the session I asked for an extension of time in which to complete the road between Gagetown and Westfield. I overlooked the

fact that the road was to he built from Andover to Centreville, thence to Westfield, and into St. John. v

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L LIB

Rodolphe Lemieux

Laurier Liberal

Mr. LEMIEUX:

What is the distance from Andover to Centreville?

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UNI L

Frank Broadstreet Carvell (Minister of Public Works)

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. CARVELL:

Twenty-five miles. The road has been completed for about 160 miles and is in operation to Gagetown. The last 40 miles from Gagetown to Westfield will be completed and in operation within three or four weeks at the very outside. When completed it will be operated by the Canadian National Railway system under the agreement ratified by Parliament in 1911.

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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Mr. J. D. REID:

The road is being operated now from Centreville to Gagetown, about 160 miles, on the 60-40 per cent basis.

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L LIB

Frank S. Cahill

Laurier Liberal

Mr. CAHILL:

Is it the intention of the Government to take over this line when completed?

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UNION

John Dowsley Reid (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Unionist

Mr. J. D. REID:

If the New Brunswick Government construct the road between Centreville and Andover, the Dominion Government will take it over on the 60-40 basis.

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May 26, 1919