June 8, 1951

PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

I take it that the department would have been prepared to complete a full survey of water power if given the time.

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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

The function of this water

resources division in the field is to make stream measurements, including flow data, and accumulate information which will be available generally to anybody who is interested, and who might be concerned with the power potentialities or any other aspects of stream flow.

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PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

How far has the department proceeded with the matter?

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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

We have seven stations set up now and by the end of this summer there should be ten gauging stations in operation.

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PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

Has the minister the locations?

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CCF

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

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

Mr. Herridge:

Can the minister tell me what this phrase means: "Including grant of $350 to the international executive council, world power conference"?

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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

The item to which the hon. member refers is a membership in the international executive council of the world power conference. It is just the amount to cover the membership fee.

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CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

While the minister is answering that question can he tell us what the next item in the details is for: "Membership fee, $77"? What do we belong to that we pay that sum of money for?

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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

I shall have to get that information. This is another of these items on which I shall have to get the information. I refer to the location of the gauging stations on these streams.

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PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

Would the minister know if the Hamilton river in Labrador has been surveyed?

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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

There will be one in there this year.

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PC
LIB
PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

In view of the fact that the minister has explained the department is making certain hydrographic surveys in Newfoundland, has he been consulted in regard to the provisions of the bill that is now before the legislature of Newfoundland, known as an act to incorporate the Newfoundland and Labrador Corporation Limited?

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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

No, I have not been consulted.

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PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

Is the minister aware of the provisions of the bill under which certain

Supply-Resources and Development arrangements are made in regard to the development of water power in Newfoundland?

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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

I have not read the bill and I am not aware of its detailed provisions.

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Item agreed to. Water resources division- Water resources division, including the administration of the dominion water power and irrigation acts, and including grant of $350 to the international executive council, world power conference- 392. Administration, operation and maintenance, $585,926.


CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

Can the minister inform

us now as to what we have joined?

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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Mr. Winters:

What is that?

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June 8, 1951