May 4, 1948

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

I do not know whether

the reason my hon. friend has given is the only one that should govern, but personally I have always been in favour of a national theatre, and I should like to see one established.

Topic:   NATIONAL THEATRE
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO SUPPORT FOR ESTABLISHMENT IN CANADA
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SCRAP METAL

QUESTION AS TO IMPOSTS AND SUBSIDIES


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Thomas John Bentley

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

Mr. T. J. BENTLEY (Swift Current):

I should like to ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce a question. Are Canadian steel producers importing scrap metal? If so, is the government paying a subsidy on such scrap metal?

Topic:   SCRAP METAL
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO IMPOSTS AND SUBSIDIES
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

Canadian steel producers are obtaining scrap metal wherever they can find it. It is one of the scarcest of raw materials today. A certain amount is being imported, much of it from distant countries. Shipments from long distances within Canada as well as import shipments can qualify for subsidy, under certain conditions. The maximum subsidy payable is $10 per ton.

Topic:   SCRAP METAL
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO IMPOSTS AND SUBSIDIES
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HOUSING

FEDERAL CO-ORDINATION OF CONSTRUCTION FINANCING UNDER NEW ONTARIO ACT


On the orders of the day:


PC

Harold Aberdeen Watson Timmins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. H. W. TIMMINS (Parkdale):

I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Reconstruction and Supply. What procedure, if any, has the department set up to co-ordinate building construction financing under the National Housing Act with the new Ontario housing development act, 1948?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   FEDERAL CO-ORDINATION OF CONSTRUCTION FINANCING UNDER NEW ONTARIO ACT
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Right Hon. C. D. HOWE (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply):

I have yet to learn of any procedure being set up for the carrying out of the Ontario housing development act. As soon as I find that there is such a procedure, I shall be glad to co-operate to the best of my ability.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   FEDERAL CO-ORDINATION OF CONSTRUCTION FINANCING UNDER NEW ONTARIO ACT
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PC

Arthur Leroy Smith

Progressive Conservative

Mr. SMITH (Calgary West):

Let us hope he means it.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   FEDERAL CO-ORDINATION OF CONSTRUCTION FINANCING UNDER NEW ONTARIO ACT
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LABOUR CONDITIONS

CREWS OF FEDERAL HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY SHIPS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. J. A. MacKINNON (Acting Minister of Mines and Resources):

Yesterday the hon. member for Nanaimo asked a question regard-

ing certain ships' crews on the Pacific coast. The crew of the C.G.S. Parry was asked to sign ships' articles on the basis of last year's wages pending the receipt of a schedule of rates for this year from the Department of Labour. This they refused to do. The schedule of rates for 1948 was received from the Department of Labour on April 29, and after one or two minor points had been cleared up it was approved today, to be effective January 1, 1948. Officials of the department in British Columbia are being notified to that effect. The rates set by the Department of Labour provide for increases of from $15 to $20 per month in most classes of ships' crews.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   CREWS OF FEDERAL HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY SHIPS
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PC

George Randolph Pearkes

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. R. PEARKES (Nanaimo):

May I ask a supplementary question? Do the same conditions apply to the Wm. J. Stewart, the other hydrographic ship?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   CREWS OF FEDERAL HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY SHIPS
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

These rates apply to both ships.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   CREWS OF FEDERAL HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY SHIPS
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PC

Arthur Leroy Smith

Progressive Conservative

Mr. SMITH (Calgary West):

Are they looking for goldeyes out there?

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   CREWS OF FEDERAL HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY SHIPS
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON:

We do not have to go to the Pacific coast for goldeyes.

Topic:   LABOUR CONDITIONS
Subtopic:   CREWS OF FEDERAL HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY SHIPS
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May 4, 1948