June 24, 1946

LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue; Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

The international short wave service of the Canadian Broadhasting Corporation operates at Sackville, N.B., two 50 kw. transmitters with an elaborate antenna system permitting beaming of signals in desired directions. The European beam carries programmes in English, French,. German, Dutch and Czech; the programmes being designed for the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands and Czechoslovakia respectively. Regular broadcasts to Russia are planned to commence as soon as adequate additional accommodation can be provided for Russian language specialists.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   RADIO BROADCASTING-EUROPEAN SERVICES
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WAR ASSETS CORPORATION-DAVID MACNEIL

CCF

Mr. GILLIS:

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

1. Is Mr. David Macneil of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, an employee of the War Assets Corporation?

2. If so (a) what is his position; (b) what are his duties; (c) when was he appointed?

3. (a) What salary does Mr. Macneil receive;

(b) what was he paid by the way of expenses from the date of his appointment until June 15, 1946?

4. Is Mr. Macneil an ex-service man of this war? If so (a) what branch of the service did he serve with; (b) what was the date of enlistment; (c) what was the date of discharge; (d) what was the reason for discharge?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WAR ASSETS CORPORATION-DAVID MACNEIL
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LIB

Mr. McILRAITH: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

1. No. However, a Mr. David Chisholm Macneil of Halifax, N.S., is employed in War Assets Corporation.

2. (a)1 Regional personnel representative;

(b) he is in charge of personnel work which includes recruiting, staff promotions, transfers and staff welfare, etc. in the maritime region;

(c) April 23, 1946.

3. (a) S3,000 per annum; (b) $196.60.

4. Yes. (a) R.C.A.F.; (b) October 27, 1939; (c) September, 1941; (d) Medical grounds.

rMr. Chevrier.]

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WAR ASSETS CORPORATION-DAVID MACNEIL
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CANADIAN ARMY BASIC TRAINING CORPS QUARTERS, PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE

CCF

Mr. KNOWLES: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. Were any basement quarters of the 100th C.A.B.T.C. at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, condemned at any time during the period of the recent war? If so, when?

2. What is the date and number of any order with respect to such condemnation?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMY BASIC TRAINING CORPS QUARTERS, PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE
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LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. No. Accommodation was, however, not considered suitable for sleeping quarters and other arrangements were made in April, 1943, providing new quarters for sleeping and using basement quarters for lecture rooms and storage.

2. Answered by No. 1.

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Subtopic:   CANADIAN ARMY BASIC TRAINING CORPS QUARTERS, PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE
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BELLEVILLE, ONT., DOCK FACILITIES

PC

Mr. STOKES:

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the dominion government enter into a contract for the extension of the dock area at the harbour in Belleville, Ontario?

2. Were tenders called for this work?

3. If so (a )when; (b) where; (c) who was the successful tenderer; (d) how many tenders were received?

4. What is the contract price per yard for

(a) the fill used near the work; (b) for fill being brought to the work?

5. If tenders were not called, how was the contract let?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BELLEVILLE, ONT., DOCK FACILITIES
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. CHEVRIER:

In so far as the Department of Transport is concerned:

1. No.

2, 3, 4, and 5. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   BELLEVILLE, ONT., DOCK FACILITIES
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IMPORTS OF COAL

CCF

Clarence Gillis

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

Mr. GILLIS:

How many tons of (a) bituminous; (b) anthracite coal did the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal Company (Canada) Limited import into Canada during the period from January, 1945 to January 1, 1946?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF COAL
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LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue; Minister of National War Services)

Liberal

Mr. McCANN:

It is contrary to the practice of this department to furnish information which would disclose the private transactions of importeres at customs.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   IMPORTS OF COAL
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LABOUR CONDITIONS-TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION AND SOUTHAM NEWSPAPERS

CCF

Mr. KNOWLES: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. Has the International Typographical Union at any time since the commencement of the present dispute with certain newspaper publishers offered to amend its provision excepting its laws, not relating to hours, wages and working conditions, in such a manner as to meet clearly the requirements of Canadian law?

2. If so, what is the nature of such amendment, and when was it offered?

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Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS-TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION AND SOUTHAM NEWSPAPERS
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LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. The amendment accepted, rather than "offered", by the representatives of the inter-

Questions as Orders jor Returns

national typographical union read as follows: "Provided, however, local union laws not affecting wages, hours and working conditions, and the general laws of the International typographical union, shall not be subject to arbitration except in so far as such arbitration and the results thereof are compulsory under Canadian law". This amendment was acceptable to representatives of the union at a meeting with officials of the Department of Labour held on January 30, 1946, as a proposal relating to the Winnipeg newspaper stoppage of work which had commenced on November 8, 1945.

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Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS-TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION AND SOUTHAM NEWSPAPERS
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CCF

Mr. KNOWLES: (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

1. Have any Southam newspapers indicated their willingness to sign a contract with the International Typographical Union including a provision that the union's laws, not relating to hours, wages and working conditions, should be exempt from arbitration?

2. If so, which newspapers?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS-TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION AND SOUTHAM NEWSPAPERS
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LIB

Mr. MITCHELL: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. My department has received no information on this point.

2. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS-TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION AND SOUTHAM NEWSPAPERS
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WARTIME HOUSING-SASKATCHEWAN

CCF

Mr. McKAY:

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

1. How many houses have been (a) constructed; (b) are under construction, in Saskatchewan by Wartime Housing Corporation?

2. What will be the cost to the government of each of the following types of houses (a) 4 room; (b) 5 room; (c) 6 room?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   WARTIME HOUSING-SASKATCHEWAN
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June 24, 1946