October 31, 1949

PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Will the minister tanle the correspondence with the premiers on this subject?

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS PROVIDING FOR JOINT OPERATION OF HOUSING PROJECTS AND LOANS TO HOME OWNERS
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

I shall be glad to table that correspondence subject to the usual reservation that we shall obtain permission from the provinces.

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS PROVIDING FOR JOINT OPERATION OF HOUSING PROJECTS AND LOANS TO HOME OWNERS
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PC

Donald Methuen Fleming

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fleming:

Will the minister indicate the policy under this measure in regard to payments to the municipalities in lieu of taxes?

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS PROVIDING FOR JOINT OPERATION OF HOUSING PROJECTS AND LOANS TO HOME OWNERS
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

As I stated on September 21, we wiH pay grants in lieu of taxes on the basis of the normal level of taxes in the particular municipality, subject to approval by the provincial department of municipal affairs or the equivalent department.

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS PROVIDING FOR JOINT OPERATION OF HOUSING PROJECTS AND LOANS TO HOME OWNERS
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PC

William Joseph Browne

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Browne (St. John's West):

Will any definite arrangements be made with the Newfoundland government under this resolution to provide for the clearance of slum areas in St. John's and the building of five hundred houses, according to statements that have been made?

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

The bill that will be founded on this resolution will apply equally to Newfoundland. I think the hon. member is referring to operations that would be carried on under the slum clearance section of the present act. There is no reference to that section in the resolution.

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS PROVIDING FOR JOINT OPERATION OF HOUSING PROJECTS AND LOANS TO HOME OWNERS
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PC

William Joseph Browne

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Browne (St. John's West):

That would be under the present act.

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS PROVIDING FOR JOINT OPERATION OF HOUSING PROJECTS AND LOANS TO HOME OWNERS
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Reconstruction and Supply)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

Under the present act.

Resolution reported, read the second time and concurred in.

Mr. Winters thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 142, to amend the National Housing Act, 1944.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   NATIONAL HOUSING ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS PROVIDING FOR JOINT OPERATION OF HOUSING PROJECTS AND LOANS TO HOME OWNERS
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BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull) moved

the adjournment of the house.

He said: Tomorrow we will resume the

debate on the budget.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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PC
LIB

Alphonse Fournier (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

Mr. Fournier (Hull):

We will try to get into supply and call one item in external affairs.

It being five minutes after eleven o'clock, the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order.

Appendix

Appendix

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
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BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT-PROCEDURE IN AMENDMENTS FURTHER CORRESPONDENCE WITH PREMIERS OF PROVINCES


Office of the Prime Minister Province of Quebec Quebec, October 26, 1949 The Right Honourable Louis S. St. Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada, Ottawa.


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Mr. Prime Minister@

I have submitted today to my colleagues of the executive council of the province the letter which you forwarded to me under date of October 21 and which I have received Monday morning the 24th.

In your letter you say:

"It seems to me that we have both made our positions very clear and that it would not serve any useful purpose to continue our correspondence until such time as we are in a position to extend invitations to the provincial governments to confer with us on this subject."

Indubitably our respective positions have been made "very clear" The government of the province of Quebec reiterates the statements made in the letters which I sent you under date of September 21st last and October 5th and 19th instant.

As you are no doubt aware, our legislature usually undertakes in January to give consideration to the very important measures on the program of our annual session. Will you kindly let me know when the Canadian intergovernmental conference which you propose to call in order to deal with constitutional matters is to be held?

This information is necessary to us, and we should like to have it as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

M. L. Duplessis

Office of the Prime Minister Canada

Ottawa, October 29, 1949 Hon. Maurice L. Duplessis, M.L.A.,

Premier of Quebec,

Quebec, Que.

My dear Premier:

I have submitted your letter of the 26th instant to my colleagues in the government and we feel that it would be desirable to hold the proposed dominion-provincial conference to consider a method of amending the constitution in Canada early in the new year.

Since other provincial governments, like the government of Quebec, will no doubt wish to make plans for their legislative sessions, I am writing today to the premiers of all the provinces suggesting that the conference begin its sessions on Tuesday, January 10, 1950, if that date appears to be generally convenient.

I should be pleased to have your views on this point.

Yours sincerely,

Louis S. St. Laurent

THE FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT OF A LETTER SENT TO ALL PROVINCIAL PREMIERS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE PREMIER OF QUEBEC:

Office of the Prime Minister Canada

Ottawa, October 29, 1949

My dear Premier:

I have received a letter from the premier of Quebec inquiring as to the date proposed for the dominion-provincial conference to consider a method of amending the constitution in Canada.

I have replied today to Mr. Duplessis suggesting that the conference begin its sessions on Tuesday, January 10, 1950, if that date appears to be generally convenient.

I should be pleased to have your views on this point.

Yours sincerely,

Louis S. St. Laurent

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Tuesday, November 1, 1949

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