October 29, 1951

PREFABRICATED ARMY HUTS

PC

Mr. Fraser:

Progressive Conservative

1. Did the government or any agency thereof buy pre-fabricated army huts, during the first nine months of 1951?

2. If so, how many huts did they buy?

3. From what firms or individuals were these purchased and at what price per hut?

4. Are these huts now being used or will they be put to use at once?

5. If not, are they being stored?

6. If stored, when is it the intention to use them?

7. Where are they stored?

Topic:   PREFABRICATED ARMY HUTS
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NATIONAL DEFENCE

AUXILIARY SERVICES


On the orders of the day:


PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Lake Centre):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask one or two supplementary questions arising out of the answer given by the Minister of National Defence with respect to welfare services.

Is it not so that the national council of Y.M.C.A.'s last November offered to send the necessary auxiliary services to Korea? Is it not also a fact that William R. Dalziel, commissioner of the Salvation Army, has been offering to send over the necessary Salvation Army staff, to the end that the morale and spiritual as well as the canteen requirements of Canadians in Korea would be met? If these offers were made, why were they not accepted?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUXILIARY SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   Y.M.C.A. AND SALVATION ARMY
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. Brooke Claxton (Minisier of National Defence):

I would have to verify so as to find out what offers were made. I recall that the Salvation Army did make an offer.

Inquiries of the Ministry I do not recall that the Y.M.C.A. did, but I am not doubting that it did, in view of what the hon. member has said.

I believe the answer I gave is a complete one to the second part of the question. None of the forces, including the American, British, French or others, uses such agencies in Korea. They have found that the geographic and other conditions are such that, under existing circumstances, it is out of the question. That is my information. Consequently we have not seen fit to accept these very generous offers, up to the present time.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUXILIARY SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   Y.M.C.A. AND SALVATION ARMY
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PC

Gordon Minto Churchill

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gordon Churchill (Winnipeg South Centre):

Are the welfare officers which the minister has mentioned engaged in carrying out full regimental duties, or is this welfare work a special job?

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUXILIARY SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   Y.M.C.A. AND SALVATION ARMY
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LIB

Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. Claxton:

It is a special job.

Topic:   NATIONAL DEFENCE
Subtopic:   AUXILIARY SERVICES
Sub-subtopic:   Y.M.C.A. AND SALVATION ARMY
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FEED GRAIN

REQUEST FOR LEGISLATION COVERING SHIPMENTS FROM WESTERN CANADA


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

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

Mr. P. E. Wright (Melfort):

Mr. Speaker, before the orders of the day are called I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Transport. As requested by the Canadian Federation of Agriculture will the government give consideration at this session to introducing permanent legislation on freight rates on feed grain from western to eastern Canada and the Pacific coast, so as to give to the industry a sense of permanency in the matter?

Topic:   FEED GRAIN
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR LEGISLATION COVERING SHIPMENTS FROM WESTERN CANADA
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport):

Mr. Speaker, I received the hon. member's notice only after I had come into the house. Upon reading it carefully, however, I find that this matter was discussed and studied by the royal commission on transportation. That commission decided not to make any recommendations to the governor in council, in so far as amendments to railway legislation are concerned. The railway bills now before the house do not contain legislation covering the point my hon. friend has raised. However, the royal commission did think that this was a matter of government policy. As the hon. gentleman knows, it is discussed and considered from year to year and when it is decided upon I am sure that the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner) will announce the policy in the house.

Inquiries of the Ministry PENSIONS

Topic:   FEED GRAIN
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR LEGISLATION COVERING SHIPMENTS FROM WESTERN CANADA
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BURNT-OUT VETERANS REQUEST FOR JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHT TO APPLY FOR OLD AGE SECURITY


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. Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre):

I wonder if the Minister of National Health and Welfare would discuss with the Minister of Veterans Affairs (Mr. Lapointe) the possibility of making a joint statement, and perhaps publishing or even advertising it in the press, so that it will be crystal clear to burnt-out veterans over 70 years of age just what their status and their rights are under the new old age security legislation. I realize that this matter was discussed the other day, but I am sure that all hon. members are still getting letters which show that there is confusion in the minds of many veterans. It would help a great deal if publicity was given to a clear-cut statement along the lines I have suggested.

Topic:   BURNT-OUT VETERANS REQUEST FOR JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHT TO APPLY FOR OLD AGE SECURITY
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LIB

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

Liberal

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

Steps have been taken

to make it clear that there is no excluded group among those who will receive the benefits under the old age security legislation. 'I have taken careful note of the other portion of my hon. friend's remarks.

Topic:   BURNT-OUT VETERANS REQUEST FOR JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHT TO APPLY FOR OLD AGE SECURITY
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FREIGHT RATES

INQUIRY AS TO REASON FOR NON-ACCEPTANCE OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RATE STRUCTURE BY CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

October 29, 1951