May 21, 1926

INQUIRY FOR RETURN


HUDSON BAY RAILWAY AND PORT NELSON On the Orders of the Day:


CON

George Brecken Nicholson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. G. B. NICHOLSON (East Algoma):

May I ask the Minister of Railways (Mr. Dunning) when I may expect the return asked for by an order of the House passed on March 22nd, for correspondence relating to a possible purchase of the Hudson Bay railway?

Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways and Canals): The return may

concern different departments. My impression is that so far as it relates to my own department it has gone forward, but I shall have the matter looked into.

3628 COMMONS

Locarno Treaty

LOCARNO TREATY On the Orders of the Day:

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CON

Peter McGibbon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PETER McGIBBON (Muskoka-Ontario):

I would ask the Prime Minister, now that the session is drawing to a close, if he is willing to tell the House what attitude his government is going to take on the Locarno treaty.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

The Locarno treaty does

not became effective until after Germany has been admitted to the League of Nations. If we wait for another week or two to discuss the question at the regular time, I do not think the interests of any parties concerned will suffer. I may say to my hon. friend that it has been suggested that the subject of the Locarno agreement might properly come up for discussion when we are taking up the estimates relating to External Affairs, and I hope to bring on those estimates very shortly after we conclude with the budget resolutions.

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CON

Peter McGibbon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. McGIBBON:

I understand that the

next meeting of the league will not take place until next September. I hope the Prime Minister will not keep us here till then.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I am at one with my hon. friend in the hope that the session is drawing to a close.

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WAYS AND MEANS

CUSTOMS TARIFF, 1907, AMENDMENT


The House in committee of Waj's and Means, Mr. Duff in the chair. Customs tariff-469b. Machinery and apparatus and parts thereof for use only in producing unrefined oil or fertilizer from shales, not to include motive power of a class or kind made in Canada: British preferential tariff, free; intermediate tariff, free; genera/1 tariff, free.


LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

The hon. member for East

Lamb ton (Mr. Armstrong) expressed a desire to speak on this item. I am not sure whether any other hon. gentlemen wish to speak on it or not. I suggest that we might clear the slate, with the understanding that the hon. member can speak on another item.

Item stands.

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DRAWBACKS


3. Resolved, that schedule B to the Customs tariff, 1907, as amended by chapter thirty-eight of the statutes of 1924, be further amended by striking thereout item 1031, the enumeration of goods, and the rate of drawback to the said item and to provide that the following items, enumerations and rates of drawback of customs duties be inserted in said schedule B:- Customs tariff-1050. Sugar, when used in the manufacture of loganberry wine. Provided that drawback shall not be payable in respect of any raw sugar produced in a British country-payable as drawback 99 per cent. Sir HENRY DRAY'TON: What is the change there?


LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

It is a new item to permit the use of sugar in the manufacture of loganberry wine.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

It is not a new industry, but they claim they have not been given the same privileges as the other wine-makers throughout Canada. This places them in the same position as the others.

Mr, ROGERS: Is there anything else in the loganberry wine except sugar?

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

You will have to ask somebody from British Columbia.

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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Yes, the finest berries in the world.

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PRO

Henry Elvins Spencer

Progressive

Mr. SPENCER:

On account of the noise in the chamber it is impossible for us in this section of the House to hear anything that is being said.

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LIB

William Duff (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

The hon. members will have to refrain from talking.

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May 21, 1926