December 5, 1952

PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

It may be that there was some delay in the delivery of the notice, and if that is the case the same comment may apply to another question, but I shall ask the question notwithstanding that, because the minister may be able to answer it.

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   INTERNATIONAL SERVICE-INQUIRY AS TO EXTENSION TO POLAND
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TELEVISION

INQUIRY AS TO PROGRAM ENTITLED "HILDA MORGAN"


On the orders of the day: Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition): Has the Canadian television program entitled "Hilda Morgan" broadcast over CBLT, Toronto, on November 27, 1952, been brought to the attention of the minister?


LIB

James Joseph McCann (Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Hon. J. J. McCann (Minister of National Revenue):

The program "Hilda Morgan" has not been officially brought to my attention, although I did read some press comments on it. A copy of the program has been requested, and if it proves to have been objectionable, similar programs in future will not be telecast.

Topic:   TELEVISION
Subtopic:   INQUIRY AS TO PROGRAM ENTITLED "HILDA MORGAN"
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PENSION ACT

DEPENDENTS OF DECEASED SERVICE PERSONNEL- REQUESTED CHANGES


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):

May I direct a question to the Minister of Veterans Affairs. Can the minister make a statement concerning the conference he had recently with representatives of the Silver Cross Women of Canada? Is consideration being given to their request for certain

changes in section 33 of the Pension Act with respect to pensions paid to dependent parents of deceased servicemen?

Hon. Hugues Lapointe (Minister of Veterans

Affairs): I do not believe there is any statement to be made at the present time, other than that I met with the representatives of this organization two days ago. They presented me with a brief, which was discussed between themselves and myself and officers of my department, and the brief will receive consideration by the cabinet.

Topic:   PENSION ACT
Subtopic:   DEPENDENTS OF DECEASED SERVICE PERSONNEL- REQUESTED CHANGES
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FISHERIES

COMMENT ON STATEMENT OF SECRETARY OF STATE


On the orders of the day:


PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. G. F. Higgins (St. John's East):

I wish to direct a question to the Minister of Fisheries. Will the minister comment on the recent statement made at St. John's by the Secretary of State (Mr. Bradley) with respect to the continuation of the Newfoundland fisheries organization known as NAFEL?

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   COMMENT ON STATEMENT OF SECRETARY OF STATE
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LIB

James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries):

The hon. member was kind enough to send me a copy of the St. John's paper. NAFEL is the single marketing agency for export of fish from Newfoundland, which was set up under the commission form of government prior to Newfoundland entering confederation, and, as one of the terms of union with Canada, was allowed to be carried over to the spring of 1954. The statement made by the Secretary of State is quite right. In the forthcoming year very serious consideration will be given by the Department of Fisheries and the provincial government in consultation with the fishing industry and the fishermen as to what course will be taken when the present agreement lapses. When a decision is taken it will be announced in this house.

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   COMMENT ON STATEMENT OF SECRETARY OF STATE
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LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. May I take this opportunity of commending the hon. member for St. John's East for having sent the dispatch to the minister. That is the proper way of bringing a dispatch to the attention of the minister. I am afraid that during the last few weeks hon. members have been reading dispatches in the press, copies of letters or telegrams, to the house. That is not in accordance with our rules. If an hon. member wants information about something which he may have seen in the press, he should send the article to the minister, as the hon. member for St. John's East (Mr. Higgins) has done in this case, and then he can ask the minister if he would like to comment upon it.

Inquiries of the Ministry VETERANS AFFAIRS

Topic:   FISHERIES
Subtopic:   COMMENT ON STATEMENT OF SECRETARY OF STATE
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WAR VETERANS ALLOWANCE

REQUEST FOR RAISING OF PERMISSIBLE INCOME


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

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

Mr. P. E. Wright (Melfort):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Veterans Affairs. Has consideration been given to the request of the Canadian Legion for raising the permissible income under the War Veterans Allowance Act at this session?

Topic:   WAR VETERANS ALLOWANCE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RAISING OF PERMISSIBLE INCOME
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LIB

Hugues Lapointe (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Hugues Lapointe (Minister of Veierans Affairs):

Consideration is being given to all representations made either by the Legion or by other organized veterans bodies to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Topic:   WAR VETERANS ALLOWANCE
Subtopic:   REQUEST FOR RAISING OF PERMISSIBLE INCOME
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December 5, 1952