May 29, 1951

PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. K. Fraser (Peterborough West):

should like to direct a question to the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Transport. According to the press, a committee has been set up to study the reasons-

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPORT OF COMMITTEE SET UP TO INVESTIGATE WRECKS
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Some hon. Members:

Oh, oh.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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An hon. Member:

There you go.

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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. May I be permitted to suggest to hon. members that in asking questions they should endeavour from today onward to follow the rule strictly,

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Mr. Speaker, may I also suggest that from today onward the ruling should be made by you and not by members by suppression of speech.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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LIB

James Sinclair (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

It should not be a speech.

It should be a question.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fraser:

I should like to address a

question to the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Transport.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

You are all right so far.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO REPORT OF COMMITTEE SET UP TO INVESTIGATE WRECKS
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PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fraser:

Will he ask the Minister of Transport to keep the house informed as to the recommendations of the committee set up to investigate the wrecks on the Canadian National Railways?

Topic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS
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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

Mr. W. M. Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport):

I will.

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INQUIRY AS TO SATURDAY CLOSING OF SMALLER STATIONS IN NEW BRUNSWICK


On the orders of the day:


PC

Heber Harold Hatfield

Progressive Conservative

Mr. H. H. Hatfield (Victoria-Carleton):

I

should like to ask the parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Transport whether it is correct that all the smaller stations on the Canadian National in New Brunswick will be closed all day Saturday after June 1. 80709-223

Inquiries of the Ministry

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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

Mr. W. M. Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport):

The

hon. gentleman has just sent over to me a telegram indicating that one station at least is to be closed on Saturdays. In order to determine whether or not this is the policy on a broad basis I shall make the necessary inquiries and see that the hon. member is provided with an answer in due course.

Topic:   INQUIRY AS TO SATURDAY CLOSING OF SMALLER STATIONS IN NEW BRUNSWICK
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PROVISION OF RADIO COMMUNICATION IN NEWFOUNDLAND


On the orders of the day:


PC

William Joseph Browne

Progressive Conservative

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

Can

the parliamentary assistant tell me whether approval has yet been given for the installation of radio communication between Colinet island and the mainland and a number of other communities in Newfoundland, as was promised by the minister during the discussion of the estimates?

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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

Mr. W. M. Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport):

The

hon. member was good enough to give the department notice of this question; but in view of the fact that this question was raised on the estimates and the hon. member is reported as estimating that it would involve an expenditure of only $600 or $700; in view of the fact that the Minister of Transport indicated that this was being considered as a 1951 budget proposition for the Canadian National Railways, and in view of Your Honour's recent instructions, I wait for you, sir, to indicate whether or not an answer should be given now, or whether the question should be placed upon the order paper.

Topic:   PROVISION OF RADIO COMMUNICATION IN NEWFOUNDLAND
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

If the parliamentary assistant has the information, I think he should give it now.

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William Moore Benidickson (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal Labour

Mr. Benidickson:

I am pleased to be able to inform the hon. member that this is a project which I believe has been approved by the Canadian National for development in Newfoundland some time this year.

Topic:   PROVISION OF RADIO COMMUNICATION IN NEWFOUNDLAND
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May 29, 1951