May 10, 1929

REPORT OF COMMITTEE


Eighth report of the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills-Mr. Brown.


AIR MAIL SERVICE

LIB

Peter John Veniot (Postmaster General)

Liberal

Hon. P. J. VENIOT (Postmaster General):

I desire to lay on the table of the house the remainder of the file with respect to air mail service, containing copies of air mail contracts asked for by the hon. member for Queens-Lunenburg (Mr. Ernst) and the hon. member for Leeds (Mr. Stewart).

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DOMINION OF CANADA GUARANTEE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY

CON

George Reginald Geary

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. G. R. GEARY (South Toronto) moved:

That the petition of the Dominion of Canada Guarantee and Accident Insurance Company, presented on the 8th May, praying for the passing of an act to change the name of the said company and also to increase its capital stock, together with the report of the Clerk of Petitions thereon, be referred to the select standing committee on standing orders for the purpose of considering the suspension of standing order 92 in relation thereto.

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LIB

Hewitt Bostock (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

By unanimous consent. Motion agreed to.

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CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS

REFUNDING OF MATURING OBLIGATIONS


Hon. CHARLES' A. DUNNING (Minister of Railways and Canals) moved that the house go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution: Resolved, that it is expedient to bring in a measure respecting the Canadian National Railways to provide for the refunding of certain maturing financial obligations, and to issue substituted securities therefor guaranteed by the Dominion as to principal and interest, but not exceeding _ $18,000,000, the aggregate face value of the original securities. He said: His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of this resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house. Motion agreed to. GERMAN REPARATIONS On the orders of the day:


CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Vancouver Centre):

I wish to call the attention of the Prime Minister to a Canadian Press despatch from

Paris, among the statements contained in which is the following:

It was confirmed to-night that the plan for revision of reparations payments by Germany proposed by Owen D. Young of the United States at the reparations conference would leave Great Britain nothing for the dominions or for arrears of interest on debt. It would award that country just enough from Germany to pay the United States from now on.

There is also the following statement:

The absence of direct representation for the dominions at the conference is considered by the British delegation as all the greater reason for not yielding on the question of the dominions' share of German reparations. The delegation is practically certain to reject that phase of the Young proposals which would reduce the German payments to the dominions to zero.

In view of the effect which this would have on Canada's interests in this matter, will the Prime Minister lay on the table a statement showing the terms upon which the present payments are made, the arrears if any that exist, and the amount received to date, together with any information regarding the new suggested arrangements, so that we may have an opportunity of studying the .proposals.

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Subtopic:   REFUNDING OF MATURING OBLIGATIONS
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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):

My impression is that the information which my hon. friend asks for has already been given to the house, but I will endeavour to see whether it is not available in a form in which it can be again tabled.

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UNITED STATES TARIFF REGULATIONS

FILLET TRADE AND DRIED FISH INDUSTRY


On the orders of the day: Mr. W. G. EiRNST (Queens-Lunenburg): I desire to direct the attention of the government to a Canadian Press despatch that appears in this morning's papers-I am reading from the Montreal Gazette of this morning's date. I do not purpose reading the whole despatch but merely two paragraphs: Paragraph 717 of the existing or old law- This has reference to the proposed United States tariff regulations or revisions. Paragraph 717 if the existing or old law, imposes a duty of 2 cents a pound on "fish, fresh, frozen or packed in ice-such as halibut, salmon, mackerel and swordfish," with one cent a pound on other fish "not specially provided for". The new bill keeps substantially the same rates but adds a provision for 2J cents a pound on fish which is filleted, skinned, boned, sliced or divided into portions. It also provides for 2J cents a pound on dried and unsalted fish, of cod, haddock, hake, pollock, and eusk and If cents on other dried and unsealed fish. C.N.R.-Grain Elevator at Port Huron In view of the very serious effect such a provision must have on at 'least two branches of the fishing industry in Canada, namely, the fillet trade and the dried fish industry, I would like the government to lay on the table of the house all conventions between this country and the United States with respect to' fisheries .


LIB

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

Liberal

Hon. P. J. A. CARDIN (Minister of Marine and Fisheries):

Of course my hon. friend

understands that the officers of the department are not in a position to supply any definite information as to the effect of the changes mentioned by my hon. friend, but I am told that if these changes are as stated in the press they cannot seriously affect our trade at present. The officers of the department have looked into that report and they do not believe such changes can have a very great effect, but of course we cannot do anything in the matter. This is only a newspaper report; nothing definite has been done and . as yet this has not become the law of the United States. With regard to my hon. friend's request, I am quite ready to comply with it.

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Subtopic:   FILLET TRADE AND DRIED FISH INDUSTRY
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TORONTO BUILDING TRADES STRIKE


On the orders of the day:


CON

Joseph Henry Harris

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. H. HARRIS (Toronto-Scarborough):

I would like to ask the Minister of Labour, or in his absence the Prime Minister, whether the strike at present in progress in Toronto in the building trades is in course of settlement.

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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):

I am afraid I cannot answer my hon. friend's question, but I assume that a strike in the building trades would be primarily a matter for the consideration of the provincial government.

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May 10, 1929