April 1, 1927

LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

In some cases companies have set up subsidiary organizations to whom they sell their products, and taxes are paid on values lower than the fair market price. The present section is designed to protect our revenues against this.

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Section agreed to. On section 3-Regulations.


CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

Before we go on with this bill, might I suggest to the minister that the ex-Minister of Finance, the hon. member for AArest Calgary (Mr. Bennett) is not present. I have no particular objection to this bill going on provided that -we report progress on the last clause and, if necessary, allow any discussion on the last clause when the bill comes before the committee again. AA ill that be satisfactory?

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LIB

James Alexander Robb (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

That will be all right.

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Section agreed to. Sections 4 to 7 inclusive agreed to. ' On section 8-Trustees, assignees, executors, et ceteTa, to obtain certificate that all charges are paid before distribution.


CON

Robert James Manion

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

This is the clause that is to be held up. I believe the bill regarding the Halifax harbour commissioners is to go through, and then I think we shall have done a fairly good day's work.

Progress reported.

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HALIFAX HARBOUR COMMISSION


Hon. P. J. A. CARDIN (Minister of Marine and Fisheries) moved the second reading of Bill No. 22.5, respecting the Halifax Harbour Commissioners. Motion agreed to, bill read the second time and the House went into committee thereon, Mr. Johnston in the chair. On section 1.


UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARDINER:

These two bills respecting the harbour commissions at Halifax and St. John are not exactly the same. Will the minister explain the difference?

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

They are exactly the same except that in the case of St. John, the harbour was under the control of the city, was city property, and we had to assume certain obligations of the city of St. John. That was not the case in Halifax. That is the only difference.

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Section agreed to. Sections 2 to 17 inclusive agreed to. Halifax Harbour Commission On section 18-Borrowing powers.


UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARDINER:

I notice that in this

bill, as in the other one, we are granting certain borrowing powers. Does that mean that the commission will have power to float bonds and debentures, or will they have to come to this House just like the other commissions when they want to borrow money?

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

Everything they borrow

has to be approved by the governor in council. They can borrow money and give as a guarantee the revenue of the port, but all subject to the approval of the governor in council.

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UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARDINER:

Is this a similar section to that contained in the other acts?

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LIB
UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARDINER:

It is to give the governor in council an opportunity of looking over the proposed borrowings, and probably to keep the commissioners from landing into the mess the Vancouver harbour commissioners got into?

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

We have the power to stop any borrowing.

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Section agreed to. Sections 19 to 27 inclusive agreed to. On section 28-Powers of corporation not to be restricted by provincial statutes.


CON

George Taylor MacNutt

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNUTT:

This section says:

Notwithstanding anything contained in any act of the late province of Nova Scotia or of the new province of Nova Scotia-

Might I ask what is meant by the late province of Nova Scotia and the new province?

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

That relates to certain

by-laws which have been passed by the city of Halifax with the authorization of the provincial government.

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April 1, 1927