May 18, 1954

RADIO ACT

AMENDMENT TO AUTHORIZE EMPLOYMENT OF UNITED STATES PERSONNEL AND IMMIGRANTS AS RADIO OPERATORS

LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Hon. Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport) moved

for leave to introduce Bill No. 446, to amend the Radio Act.

Topic:   RADIO ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO AUTHORIZE EMPLOYMENT OF UNITED STATES PERSONNEL AND IMMIGRANTS AS RADIO OPERATORS
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CCF

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

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

Mr. Knowles:

Explain.

Topic:   RADIO ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO AUTHORIZE EMPLOYMENT OF UNITED STATES PERSONNEL AND IMMIGRANTS AS RADIO OPERATORS
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LIB

Lionel Chevrier (Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. Chevrier:

Mr. Speaker, the Radio Act provides that no one shall be employed as a radio operator unless he is a British subject. By virtue of the Emergency Powers Act the Minister of Transport was authorized to enter into an agreement with the United States government providing that it could establish radio stations in northern Canada and employ operators who were not British subjects. The object of this bill is to amend the Radio Act in order to implement, by way of legislation, that arrangement and also to include certain landed immigrants to be employed as radio operators and who are not yet British subjects.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   RADIO ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO AUTHORIZE EMPLOYMENT OF UNITED STATES PERSONNEL AND IMMIGRANTS AS RADIO OPERATORS
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CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT

AMENDMENT TO REPEAL THE DECLARATION OF INTENTION

LIB

Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

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

the first reading of Bill No. 445 (from the Senate), to amend the Canadian Citizenship Act.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO REPEAL THE DECLARATION OF INTENTION
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QUESTIONS

SECURITY SCREENINGS

WORLD WAR II RECORDS

PC

Mr. Dinsdale:

Progressive Conservative

1. In the case of veterans of world war II re-enlisting in the Canadian armed forces, is any reference made to world war II records for screening purposes?

2. If so, when was this practice introduced?

3. Has this screening process been made retroactive to cover world war II veterans who re-enlisted before the practice became operative?

4. How many applicants for the Canadian armed forces have been screened as a result of unsatisfactory world war II service records?

Topic:   SECURITY SCREENINGS
Subtopic:   WORLD WAR II RECORDS
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LIB

Mr. Blanchette: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. This practice was introduced at the end of the second world war during the reorganization of the Canadian armed forces.

3. Not applicable.

4. Until quite recently it has not been considered useful to keep statistics of the numbers of applicants rejected because of previous unsatisfactory military service. However, in January, 1953, the army began to keep such statistics and has so far rejected 649 applicants whose previous service record was considered unsatisfactory.

Topic:   SECURITY SCREENINGS
Subtopic:   WORLD WAR II RECORDS
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RADIO RECEIVING STATIONS-INSPECTION

SC

Mr. Hansell:

Social Credit

1. Does the inspection of receiving stations referred to on page 148 of the 1952-53 annual report of the Department of Transport refer to radio receiving sets? If so, what was the total cost of this inspection?

2. What is the nature of the inspection of amateur experimental stations, and what was the cost of this for 1953?

3. Does any revenue accrue to the government from any radio inspection services? If so, what was the revenue for 1953?

Topic:   RADIO RECEIVING STATIONS-INSPECTION
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LIB

Mr. Langlois (Gaspe): (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

1. Yes. For the purpose of investigating radio interference to private receiving sets and for the obtaining of evidence for prosecution of unlicensed private receiving stations. No breakdown of cost made as this work is carried out coincident with general inspection duties.

2. A technical inspection to assure that stations are operating in accordance with domestic laws and international agreements. No segregation of cost made because duties performed by same staff when on general inspections and interference duties.

3. The fees for licences for radio stations, other than private commercial broadcasting stations and private receiving stations when the latter were collected, were established on the basis of defraying in part the cost of licence issuance and inspection service. Such fees totalled $130,358 for the fiscal year 1952-53.

Topic:   RADIO RECEIVING STATIONS-INSPECTION
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WOOD PULP EXPORTS TO RUSSIA

PC

Mr. Pearkes:

Progressive Conservative

1. Have any permits to export rayon wood pulp to the U.S.S.R. been approved since January 1 1953?

Questions

2 If so (a) to what Canadian firms have such permits been granted; (b) what quantities of wood pulp have been authorized for export to the U.S.S.R.; (c) what is the value of the shipments authorized; (d) is the type of wood pulp to be exported used in the manufacture of textiles or explosives?

Topic:   WOOD PULP EXPORTS TO RUSSIA
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LIB

Mr. Dickey: (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Defence Production)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. (a) It is not in the public interest to reveal details of private transactions of individual companies;

(b) 9,850 tons;

(c) $1,678,000; .

(d) for the manufacture of textiles.

Topic:   WOOD PULP EXPORTS TO RUSSIA
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VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR UNEMPLOYED

May 18, 1954