May 10, 1943

NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

Through the service they operate, in conjunction with the provinces, has the minister or his department any idea of the amount of farm labour which will be required for the seeding, harvesting and fall operations on the farms of Canada? If so, is the programme the minister has outlined, together with the government's other collateral programmes, calculated to meet the need that agriculture now faces?

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

I can probably supply my hon. friend with an approximate figure, but he will appreciate it can only be approximate. The answer to the second question is yes.

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

In other words the minister feels that the labour which will be supplied under this arrangement will be sufficient to meet the needs of agriculture?

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

I do not know; I cannot go so far as to give an unequivocal yes to that. We can say we hope it will.

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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NAT

James Arthur Ross

National Government

Mr. ROSS (Souris):

How does the farmer go about procuring the services of a conscientious objector to work on the farm? There is not complete harmony between the selective service officials and the board. It is now seeding time, and the farmers are having difficulty in obtaining the services of conscientious objectors.

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

Recently we appointed alternative selective service officers in the different regions across Canada. If the hon. member will get in touch with the officer for Manitoba, who I believe is in Winnipeg, I think he will find the results satisfactory.

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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NAT

Karl Kenneth Homuth

National Government

Mr. HOMUTH:

It is not working.

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

What official of the government has the final say with respect to any matter which may be in dispute between the selective service organization and any other organization having to do with decisions pertaining to the operation of this measure?

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

I think the minister

would have the final say.

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

The Minister of Labour?

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

Yes.

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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PC

Norman James Macdonald Lockhart

Progressive Conservative

Mr. LOCKHART:

Will the minister indicate who has the final authority for the establishment of Japanese labour in any particular community? .

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

The Minister of Labour.

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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PC

Norman James Macdonald Lockhart

Progressive Conservative

Mr. LOCKHART:

Of the federal department?

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

May I add that that would be subject to the approval of the provincial authorities. That is understood, of course.

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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PC

Norman James Macdonald Lockhart

Progressive Conservative

Mr. LOCKHART:

Who has the final disposition of moving them out after the war, if such is considered advisable?

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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LIB

Humphrey Mitchell (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Mr. MITCHELL:

I am not a good enough guesser to know who may be here after the war.

Topic:   FARM LABOUR
Subtopic:   AGREEMENTS WITH PROVINCES TO ASSIST IN ORGANIZATION OF MAN-POWER FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
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May 10, 1943