Mr. C. G. MacNEIL (Vancouver North):
Has the Minister of Labour (Mr. Rogers) received reports on the situation of Cultus Lake forestry project camp in British Columbia? If so, are any steps contemplated to prevent undue hardship if any number of single unemployed transients are now compelled to accept transportation to points in eastern Canada?
Hon. NORMAN MeL. ROGERS (Minister of Labour): The hon. member gave me notice of the question. I have received a report with respect to the matter to which he has referred. Disciplinary action was taken in this forestry camp against two men who had broken regulations. As a result of that disciplinary action forty-seven men went on strike. They were subsequently discharged from the camp and offered transportation to their homes. No steps have been taken or will be taken to cause unnecessary hardship to anybody.