March 26, 1931

CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. W. A. GORDON (Minister of Immigration and Colonization):

Whenever a complaint is received from a dependable source that the prevailing rate of wages is not being paid, the federal grant will be withheld until inquiry is made, and if it is found that a fair wage is not being paid, the grant will be withheld until that is done.

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Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Subtopic:   FEDERAL GRANTS JTO BE CONDITIONAL UPON PREVAILING OR REASONABLE WAGES
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ICE IN NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT


On the orders of the day:


CON

Winfield Chester Scott McLure

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. C. S. McLURE (Queens):

I should like, to direct the attention of the Minister of Railways and Canals (Mr. Manion) to the ice conditions now prevailing in Northumberland strait, which have caused serious trouble with reference to shipments of freight to and from Prince Edward Island. At the present time over 1,100 cars of freight are, held up because of these ice conditions. I should like to know what action the Department of Railways has taken to relieve this condition.

Topic:   ICE IN NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT
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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Minister of Railways and Canals):

The hon. member who has just spoken, and other hon. members from Prince Edward Island, have brought this matter to my attention for the past two or three days, and I have been taking it up with the officials of the Canadian National Railways, who handle the ferry business between the island and the mainland. Up to this morning it was the opinion of those whose views were authoritative in regard to the matter that nothing could be done. It was considered a question of the elements, and it was thought that only a favourable wind could sweep the ice out. This morning, however, the hon. member who has just spoken showed me a telegram from some organization, I believe it was the Potato Dealer's Association of Prince Edward Island, asking the Department of Marine to supply an icebreaker on the condition that the association would provide a steamer to handle the potatoes. We have taken up this matter with the Department of Marine, and the minister has agreed to have the icebreaker which is now in Nova Beotia, sent to Prince Edward Island at the. beginning of the week, as was requested in the telegram. We will be only too glad to do anything possible in this and every other way to relieve such conditions.

Topic:   ICE IN NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT
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DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE DISCUSSION OF ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND REMEDIES FOR UNEMPLOYMENT


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Hon. I. A. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

I should like to direct a question

to the Prime Minister. I understand a conference is to be held during the recess between representatives of the federal and provincial governments. Will this conference be restricted to the discussion of constitutional questions arising from the recent Imperial conference or will there be opportunity to discuss present economic conditions throughout Canada, and further remedies for unemployment?

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE DISCUSSION OF ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND REMEDIES FOR UNEMPLOYMENT
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) :

The conference is called for the purpose of considering constitutional matters which arose out of the Imperial conference. Doubtless representations of various kinds will be made by the premiers of the provinces, but no matter other than the one mentioned will be officially considered.

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL CONFERENCE DISCUSSION OF ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND REMEDIES FOR UNEMPLOYMENT
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REFERENCE TO CONFERENCE OF QUESTION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Peter Heenan

Liberal

Hon. PETER HEENAN (Kenora-Rainy River):

I would like to point out to my

right hon. friend (Mr. Bennett) that at the last regular session of this house a resolution was adopted asking the government to refer to the next Dominion-interprovincial conference the question of unemployment insurance.

Topic:   REFERENCE TO CONFERENCE OF QUESTION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) :

I may add that this is not a Dominion-interprovincial conference in the ordinary sense of the word; it is a special conference called to consider a single subject, and only that subject will be considered.

Topic:   REFERENCE TO CONFERENCE OF QUESTION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
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ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Mitchell Frederick Hepburn

Liberal

Mr. M. F. HEPBURN (West Elgin):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett) arising out of a speech delivered in the Ontario legislature a few days ago by Mr. Challies, Conservative member for Dundas. He made a very important pronouncement with regard to the St. Lawrence deep waterways scheme, which reads in part as follows:

"Upon such a scheme I understand the government of this province is willing to cooperate enthusiastically with the federal government in furthering the deep waterway project," he stated. "The consummation of the scheme at the earliest possible date is the unanimous desire of this assembly."

Bearing in mind that one of the promises made by the Prime Minister during the campaign was that he would take up this matter-

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; Minister of Finance and Receiver General; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) :

Mr. Speaker, this sort of thing must

stop.

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY
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LIB

Mitchell Frederick Hepburn

Liberal

Mr. HEPBURN:

The right hon. gentleman promised to take up the question of the St. Lawrence deep waterways-

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY
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LIB

Mitchell Frederick Hepburn

Liberal

Mr. HEPBURN:

You can howl all afternoon if you wish; I intend to ask this question. The Prime Minister promised to take

St. Lawrence Waterway

up the question of the St. Lawrence waterways and he said the scheme would be completed without delay.

Topic:   ST. LAWRENCE WATERWAY
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March 26, 1931