March 18, 1943

ACTION IN UNITED STATES SENATE TO DENY AGRICULTURAL WORKERS TO THE ARMED FORCES


On the orders of the day:


SC

Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. ROBERT FAIR (Battle River):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the government based on a news report in this morning's paper. It is a dispatch from Washington, as follows:

Washington, March 17.-Moved to militant action by reports of imminent food shortages, the United States Senate overrode war department protests to-day to pass, 50 to 24, a bill denying any more agricultural workers to the armed forces.

Topic:   FARM WORKERS
Subtopic:   ACTION IN UNITED STATES SENATE TO DENY AGRICULTURAL WORKERS TO THE ARMED FORCES
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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SC

Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. FAIR:

Is it the intention of the government to take similar action here?

Topic:   FARM WORKERS
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LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. The other day I gave a ruling in regard to the reading of reports from newspapers and basing questions thereon, and I wish the hon. member would read that ruling again. The question is one that should be placed on the order paper.

Labour Conditions

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LABOUR CONDITIONS

OCEAN FALLS, B.C.-EVICTION OF FAMILIES OF MEN CALLED FOB MILITARY SERVICE


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Angus MacInnis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. ANGUS MacINNIS (Vancouver East):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Labour. I have received a telegram from the president of the paper makers' union at Ocean Falls, in which he calls my attention to a serious condition developing in that town. I should like to say a word as a background for my question. Ocean Falls is a company town. The houses in which the employees of the company live are company houses. When married employees of the company are called for military service-

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   OCEAN FALLS, B.C.-EVICTION OF FAMILIES OF MEN CALLED FOB MILITARY SERVICE
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LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Order. I am afraid I must refer the hon. member to the ruling I gave the other day with regard to questions on the orders of the day. The hon. gentleman is making statements of fact before asking his question. I gather that the question is not of sufficient urgency to warrant an answer on the orders of the day.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   OCEAN FALLS, B.C.-EVICTION OF FAMILIES OF MEN CALLED FOB MILITARY SERVICE
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CCF

Angus MacInnis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. MacINNIS:

I just wanted to give two or three facts in order to make my question intelligible.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   OCEAN FALLS, B.C.-EVICTION OF FAMILIES OF MEN CALLED FOB MILITARY SERVICE
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
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CCF

Angus MacInnis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. MacINNIS:

The Speaker is here to preside over this house and I shall be quite willing to abide by his decision. I wanted to give a few statements of fact as a background to my question so that it would be intelligible.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
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LIB

Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. gentleman is doing what I was endeavouring to rule on the other day, making statements of fact. After all his question is being asked for the purpose of receiving an answer, not for the giving of facts. I suggest to the hon. member that he follow the ruling I have already given.

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CCF

Angus MacInnis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. MacINNIS:

Then I will ask my question at once. Can the minister assure the house that action will be taken to prevent the eviction of the families affected until other accommodation is provided for them? I am told that the situation is urgent.

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Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):

The hon. member was good

enough to give me notice of the question. I think I should say to him that this was the first I had heard of the matter, and it was just before the house assembled this afternoon. He can rest assured that I shall certainly have the matter looked into by my department in an effort to see if anything can be done, if the facts are as he has indicated them to be.

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PASSPORTS

INCONVENIENCES RESULTING FROM RECENT CHANGES IN PROCEDURE


On the orders of the day: Mr. NORMAN J. M. LOCKHART (Lincoln) : One rises, Mr. Speaker, in some fear and trepidation these days to ask a question. Some hon. MEMBERS. Order.


March 18, 1943