March 20, 1952

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 should like to ask a question jointly of the Minister of Transport and the Minister of Finance. Has the government received representations recently from Canadian National pensioners on $25 a month, and from superannuated civil servants, for augmentation of their low pensions? Is the government giving consideration to any such recent representations?

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL
Sub-subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport):

Yes. Yesterday I saw a group of retired pensioners; but they represented, I believe, mostly the pensioners of the Intercolonial Railway and the Prince Edward Island Railway, although they purported to represent also retired employees of the Canadian National Railways. I indicated to them, after the presentation of their brief, that it would receive consideration.

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL
Sub-subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

And will the Minister of Finance say whether similar consideration is being given to the plight of retired civil servants?

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL
Sub-subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. Douglas Abbott (Minister of Finance):

The matter has not been raised recently.

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL
Sub-subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Did I understand the minister to say the matter has or has not been raised recently?

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL
Sub-subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

I said it had not been raised recently; and there has been no change in the position of the government, which I have stated in the house on a number of occasions.

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL
Sub-subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

If the minister checks his mail I think he will find he has had recent representations.

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL
Sub-subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. Abbott:

If the hon. member means have I had any letters about it, of course the answer would be yes.

Topic:   PENSIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN NATIONAL
Sub-subtopic:   CIVIL SERVICE
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LIVESTOCK

ANTHRAX


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Knapman Fraser

Progressive Conservative

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

should like to ask a question of the Minister of Agriculture. Is his department aware that

Inquiries of the Ministry the state department at Indianapolis has issued a notice that the deadly livestock disease, anthrax, has gone into that state, from Ohio? What is being done in Canada to stop its coming here?

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   ANTHRAX
Sub-subtopic:   DISEASE AMONG UNITED STATES STOCK
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture):

I have not yet been notified of the suggested possible spread of the disease. However, I can assure my hon. friend that if there is any information to that effect, it is being properly taken care of.

Topic:   LIVESTOCK
Subtopic:   ANTHRAX
Sub-subtopic:   DISEASE AMONG UNITED STATES STOCK
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FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE SEED AND SEED- CLEANING EQUIPMENT


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):

I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Agriculture. As seeding time is rapidly approaching, will immediate consideration be given to an amendment to the quarantine regulations to allow the movement of seed and seed-cleaning equipment from farm to farm within the quarantined area?

Topic:   FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE SEED AND SEED- CLEANING EQUIPMENT
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture):

I do not think there can be any general remission of regulations within the quarantined area with regard to the movement of seed and seed-cleaning equipment. I am sure the hon. member will realize there will be certain farms from which that kind of thing cannot be moved to other farms within the area. I am also quite certain that everything that might necessarily be done and which can be done in order to assist in the securing of seed by seeding time is now being done. I do not think there will be any great difficulty about it.

Topic:   FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE SEED AND SEED- CLEANING EQUIPMENT
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CCF

Hazen Robert Argue

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

Mr. Argue:

May I ask this supplementary question? Will certificates be issued by veterinarians within the area so that farmers who must move seed to a farm they have to sow, or who have to have seed cleaned now, will be allowed to move the necessary seed and equipment? I was not asking that the regulations be lifted.

Topic:   FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE SEED AND SEED- CLEANING EQUIPMENT
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

We have men reporting on the activities within that area with regard to every condition that has been brought about as a result of the foot-and-mouth disease being there. We have officials who within the last twenty-four hours arrived there from Ottawa to make certain that everything is done. What they tell me is that that area is being so well run, under the co-operative activities of those who are there in the district, that there is probably less complaint in that area than anywhere else in Canada. Having that in mind, I think we may be satisfied that this matter will be well handled.

Topic:   FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE SEED AND SEED- CLEANING EQUIPMENT
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FARM CREDIT

March 20, 1952