May 9, 1923

CON

George Black

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GEORGE BLACK (Yukon):

I should like to draw the attention of the Minister of Labour to the fact that so long ago as April 18, a return was ordered showing the names of newspaper companies and printing companies who have received federal moneys for printing, since January 1, 1922. This return is not yet forthcoming although its preparation would not take very long. On the occasion of a former inquiry I was told that some other members had asked for some other information, but that should not in any way affect this return for which I have asked. The return is a long time overdue and it should be brought down without further delay.

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LIB

James Murdock (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

Hon. JAMES MURDOCK (Minister of Labour):

I am very sorry for this delay. The information was prepared and was all ready to present to the House last week when it was found to be somewhat inaccurate in that it did not give exactly what the hon. gentleman and others had requested. It was therefore necessary to have the return re-checked in order that the information might be accurate. I had hoped the return would be here to-day, but I feel sure that it will be forthcoming at the next, sitting of the House.

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ICE IN CABOT STRAIT


On the Orders of the Day:


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Mr. HERBERT MARKER@St. Lawrence-St. George

I should like to ask if the government is aware of the serious ice conditions which prevail in Cabot strait at the present time, greatly impeding shipping bound for the port of Montreal. I am informed on reliable authority that yesterday there were forty ships held up in that vicinity owing to ice conditions. I would like to ask the government what action, if any, it intends to take in the direction of sending the new government ice breaker to that vicinity to help shipping.

IMr. Motherwell.]

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Marine and Fisheries):

The ice breaker Montcalm has been dcing ice patrol duty in Cabot strait and the lower part of the gulf of St. Lawrence for the last two weeks, and the reports are that the conditions there are much more serious this year than ever before. It is true that yesterday there were approximately forty ships trying to get through the ice into the gulf of St. Lawrence, their progress being attended with great difficulty. In addition to the Montcalm the ice breaker Stanley is also in service there. The Mikula is undergoing temporary repairs in the Champlain drydock but is expected to leave for Cabot strait next Saturday. The department has been communicating with all the principal shipping companies and they agree that everything possible is being done and that the delay is due to the unusually difficult conditions of the ice this season.

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CATTLE EMBARGO-MR. DUNCAN MARSHALL


On the Orders of the Day:


LIB

Samuel William Jacobs

Liberal

Mr. S. W. JACOBS (George Etienne Cartier) :

I should Ike to direct the attention of the Minister of Agriculture to a cable despatch which appeared in the daily press yesterday to the effect that Mr. Duncan Marshall our Commissioner of Agriculture, in a public speech at Dundee, Scotland, said that it is the intention of the British government to put an end to the bargain made with the Dominion of Canada with respect to the entry of cattle into Great Britain.

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. W. R. MOTHERWELL (Minister of Agriculture):

That was not my understanding of the despatch which my hon. friend refers to. May I read it Mr. Speaker?

Duncan Marshall, in a speech at Dundee, is credited with the statement that the British government is preparing to break its bargain with Canada regarding the admission of cattle. Marshall is reported as saying: "The embargo is only partly removed. The Royal Commission reports recognized cows and heifers as stores, but the government differs. The Canadian representatives came to a definite arrangement allowing and speeding the entry of cattle. My information is that the British government does not purpose to carry out the bargain. The matter will be threshed out on May 15."

I may say that I have a cable from Mr. Marshall quite to the contrary. His position is this: He is taking the ground that the arrangement entered into by my colleagues the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Marine and Fisheries is the one which should be carried out. That is all that Mr. Marshall is contending for.

Combines

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CON

Richard Burpee Hanson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HANSON:

Would the minister say whether Mr. Marshall has been appointed to the position of Commissioner of Agriculture?

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

He continues to hold the appointment which he has had from the beginning.

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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Has the minister ever considered the wisdom of suggesting to Mr. Marshall that he might ease up a little on his speeches in other countries affecting questions between us and those countries?

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

Whatever may be said with regard to Mr. Marshall's speeches, at all events they are absolutely accurate.

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CANNED SALMON VIA PANAMA CANAL


On the Orders of the Day:


PRO

Edward Joseph Garland

Progressive

Mr. E. J. GARLAND (Bow River):

Perhaps we can now get an answer from the Minister of Customs in regard to a question I put last Monday dealing with a telegram sent by him on 16th April to the Gosse-Mil-lerd Canning Company, of Vancouver, informing them that on shipments of canned salmon consigned via the Panama canal and New York to Halifax and other Canadian ports, a tariff would be imposed on the goods entering Canada.

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LIB
PRO
LIB

Jacques Bureau (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

Mr. BUREAU:

That makes all the difference in the world.

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May 9, 1923