April 29, 1949

SC

Solon Earl Low

Social Credit

Mr. Low:

Will the Secretary of State for External Affairs be in the house when discussion is called on the resolution concerning the Atlantic treaty?

Topic:   ATLANTIC TREATY
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WHEAT
Sub-subtopic:   PIPE LINES BILL
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LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent:

No, Mr. Speaker, the Secretary of State for External Affairs is still in London. I understand he is leaving London by air tomorrow, but I do not expect that even with air transportation he will be able to arrive here before parliament is dissolved.

Topic:   ATLANTIC TREATY
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WHEAT
Sub-subtopic:   PIPE LINES BILL
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SC

Solon Earl Low

Social Credit

Mr. Low:

Does the Prime Minister not feel it is essential for the Secretary of State for External Affairs to be here to answer questions that only he can answer?

Topic:   ATLANTIC TREATY
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WHEAT
Sub-subtopic:   PIPE LINES BILL
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LIB

Louis Stephen St-Laurent (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. St. Laurent:

It is very desirable for ministers to attend to a great many things, but it is not possible for them to attend to different things in different places at the same time. It was considered highly desirable that the Secretary of State for External. Affairs attend the meeting which took place in London, the result of which met with the unanimous approval that was indicated in this house the night before last.

Topic:   ATLANTIC TREATY
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL WHEAT
Sub-subtopic:   PIPE LINES BILL
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INDIANS

IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMITTEE REPORT


On the orders of the day:


PC

John Ritchie MacNicol

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John R. MacNicol (Davenport):

I

should like to address a question to the Minister of National Health and Welfare. I hold in my hand a letter from Andrew Pauli- who, according to the letterhead, is president of the North American Indian Brotherhood- asking whether it is the intention of the government to implement a recommendation of

Inquiries of the Ministry the committee on Indian affairs to the effect that Indians be included in the benefits of the Old Age Pensions Act?

Topic:   INDIANS
Subtopic:   IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMITTEE REPORT
Sub-subtopic:   PAYMENT OF OLD AGE PENSIONS
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LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare)

Liberal

Hon. Paul Martin (Minister of National Health and Welfare):

I can only say that the government is giving and will continue to give this matter its very earnest consideration.

Topic:   INDIANS
Subtopic:   IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMITTEE REPORT
Sub-subtopic:   PAYMENT OF OLD AGE PENSIONS
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HOUSING

CALGARY-BOW RIVER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY PROJECT SUIT AGAINST CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING


On the orders of the day:


PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Mr. D. S. Harkness (Calgary East):

I should like to direct a question to the minister of reconstruction. Is the minister aware that Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation is is being sued by one of the residents of the Bow River Construction Company project in Calgary? Will he make a statement as to what has been done or will be done for the relief of the people who bought houses in that development?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   CALGARY-BOW RIVER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY PROJECT SUIT AGAINST CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply):

I have reported to the house from time to time about that development. I am not aware of this particular incident to which the member refers.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   CALGARY-BOW RIVER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY PROJECT SUIT AGAINST CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
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SC

Charles Edward Johnston

Social Credit

Mr. Johnston:

I was going to ask the same *question as that asked by the member for Calgary East. I understand that an action has been entered in court against the Manufacturers Life, Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, and the Bow River Construction Company. This matter is of urgent importance to the home owners who have suffered losses as a result of this development. Can the minister make a statement about this urgent matter?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   CALGARY-BOW RIVER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY PROJECT SUIT AGAINST CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

In view of the persistent and alarming reports of pending evictions of tenants in all our large cities, will the Minister of Finance or some member of the government say whether, under power secured from this parliament, the government will take immediate steps to protect families who are threatened with serious hardships?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   CALGARY-BOW RIVER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY PROJECT SUIT AGAINST CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance):

Yes, Mr. Speaker; in answer to a question by the member for Davenport (Mr. MacNicol)

I promised to look into this alleged situation. Of course these properties are freed from rental controls, and just what action the government either could or might appropriately take, I am not prepared to say. All I can undertake to do is to look at the situation and see if anything can be done.

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   CALGARY-BOW RIVER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY PROJECT SUIT AGAINST CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

You should not have released these properties from control.

IMr. MacNicol.]

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   CALGARY-BOW RIVER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY PROJECT SUIT AGAINST CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING
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INVESTIGATION OF DISPOSAL OF MATERIALS AT ST. CATHARINES, ONT.


On the orders of the day: Mr G. K. Fraser (Peterborough West): I should like to address a question to the minister of reconstruction.


April 29, 1949