June 15, 1951


ARRANGEMENTS FOR PEACETIME RELATIONS-[DOT] ESTABLISHMENT OF CANADIAN EMBASSY On the orders of the day:


SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. J. H. Blackmore (Lethbridge):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct three brief questions to the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Pearson). As I have not previously given notice of these questions, I shall be quite satisfied to have him answer them later on.

First, would the minister tell the house what Canada is doing and has done to get upon something like a peacetime basis with western Germany? Second, would the minister consider it feasible and desirable to provide for such a state of cordiality of relations as would warrant the establishment in western Germany of a Canadian embassy? Third, have any steps already been taken in contemplation of such a move?

Topic:   WESTERN GERMANY
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

I understand that the house is going into committee of supply almost immediately and will consider the estimates of the Department of External Affairs. If that is so, I think these questions should be reserved until that time.

Topic:   WESTERN GERMANY
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VETERANS AFFAIRS

BURNT-OUT PENSIONERS EFFECT OF APPLICATION OF OLD AGE PENSION


On the orders of the day:


CCF

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

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

Mr. Sianley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

Is the Minister of Veterans Affairs yet in position to answer the question I asked on Tuesday with regard to the relationship between the War Veterans Allowance Act and the new old age pension legislation?

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   BURNT-OUT PENSIONERS EFFECT OF APPLICATION OF OLD AGE PENSION
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LIB

Hugues Lapointe (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Hugues Lapointe (Minister of Veterans Affairs):

The matter referred to in the question asked on Tuesday by my hon. friend is being reviewed and considered at the present time. I can assure my hon. friend that no veteran is going to suffer from the introduction of the old age security legislation.

Topic:   VETERANS AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   BURNT-OUT PENSIONERS EFFECT OF APPLICATION OF OLD AGE PENSION
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HOUSING

QUESTION AS TO AGREEMENT FOR PROJECT IN ESTEVAN, SASK.


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John James Smith

Liberal

Mr. J. J. Smith (Moose Mountain):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of

Resources and Development. Has the government of Saskatchewan requested the federal government to enter into an agreement for housing in Estevan under section 35 of the National Housing Act? If so, is the federal government prepared to enter into an agreement for this purpose?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO AGREEMENT FOR PROJECT IN ESTEVAN, SASK.
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LIB

Robert Henry Winters (Minister of Resources and Development)

Liberal

Hon. Robert H. Winters (Minister of Resources and Development):

Section 35 of the National Housing Act has to do with dominion-provincial projects. Having in mind the difficulties attendant upon house building at this time, and the great interest of my hon. friend in housing in Estevan, a matter which he has kept before me since he entered the house, I think perhaps I should answer his question in a little more detail than I might otherwise do.

In a letter dated June 5, 1951, the minister of social welfare and rehabilitation asked for our approval of housing in a number of municipalities, including Estevan. No specific project was submitted. In my discussion with Mr. Sturdy and in my correspondence with him I pointed out the difficulties involved in building houses at this time, and stated that we must see to it that of the houses built in Canada, as many as possible are located in defence production areas. We discussed the high costs of housing, the desirability of contemplating economic rentals, and the need to build houses only in projects sufficiently large to enable us to realize all possible construction and operating economies. It was considered that projects under section 35 should not be smaller than forty or fifty units. That is why in our discussion we talked in terms of applying section 35 only in the larger municipalities.

We have not yet received details from the government of Saskatchewan about costs and consequent rental levels, and are therefore unable to form an opinion as to whether or not housing can be produced in small projects in the smaller municipalities which will be within the range of the local rental scale. However, with due regard to the above factors, we doubt that it is practical for any of the levels of government concerned to contemplate at this time housing under this section for municipalities having populations as small as Estevan.

I would suggest to my hon. friend that there are other sections which might more appropriately be considered if operations within the scope of the National Housing Act are contemplated for Estevan.

Supply-External Affairs Mr. Knowles: What are the amendments?

Topic:   HOUSING
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO AGREEMENT FOR PROJECT IN ESTEVAN, SASK.
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DOUKHOBORS

QUESTION AS TO SONS OF FREEDOM MOVING FROM KOOTENAY WEST, B.C., TO DISTRICT NORTH OF KAMLOOPS


On the orders of the day:


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Mr. H- W. Herridge@Kootenay West

should like to direct a question to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. In view of the expressed desire of the Sons of Freedom to be moved from the district of Kootenay West to the Adams lake district north of Kamloops, and in view of the fact that their request has been referred to the federal and British Columbia governments, will the minister inform the house whether the federal government intends to facilitate the movement of these people from Kootenay West to the Kamloops district?

Topic:   DOUKHOBORS
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SONS OF FREEDOM MOVING FROM KOOTENAY WEST, B.C., TO DISTRICT NORTH OF KAMLOOPS
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LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Liberal

Hon. W. E. Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration):

Mr. Speaker, I am not familiar with the problem that has been raised by the hon. member, although I well understand his desire to facilitate this movement. I understand that our estimates will be discussed perhaps later today, and in the meantime I shall be glad to look into this matter and advise my hon. friend when the estimates are under consideration.

Topic:   DOUKHOBORS
Subtopic:   QUESTION AS TO SONS OF FREEDOM MOVING FROM KOOTENAY WEST, B.C., TO DISTRICT NORTH OF KAMLOOPS
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COST OF LIVING

INQUIRY AS TO ACTION WITH RESPECT TO INCREASE IN PRICES OF MEAT

June 15, 1951