January 31, 1933

PENSION ACT ADMINISTRATION

REPORT OF COMMITTEE TABLED

CON

Murray MacLaren (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. MURRAY MacLAREN (Minister of Pensions and National Health):

An inquiry was made yesterday by the hon. member for Muskoka-Ontario (Mr. McGibbon) with reference to the report of the committee investigating the administration of the Pension Act. I now take this opportunity of tabling the report.

Topic:   PENSION ACT ADMINISTRATION
Subtopic:   REPORT OF COMMITTEE TABLED
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UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF

CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Labour; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. W. A. GORDON (Minister of Labour) :

Mr. Speaker, I desire to lay on the table of the house a number of orders in council passed in pursuance of the relief legislation, referring to the payment of sums of money.

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
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RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT


Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster) moved for leave to introduce a bill to amend the Railway Act (rates on grain).


CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. R. J. MANION (Minister of Railways and Canals):

I would ask the hon. gentleman to be good enough to allow this bill to stand for a day or two until I can give a short explanation, possibly tomorrow, which I think will obviate the necessity of introducing the bill.

Topic:   RAILWAY ACT AMENDMENT
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LIB

IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE

EMPIRE CONTENT OF GOODS ENTITLED TO PREFERENCE IN GREAT BRITAIN


On the orders of the day:


LIB

William Daum Euler

Liberal

Hon. W. D. EULER (North Waterloo):

I should like to ask the Prime Minister or the Minister of Finance if they can give me any information as to the truth of a statement appearing in this morning's paper to the effect that after the first of April next empire goods in order to obtain free entry into Great Britain must have a fifty per cent empire content in labour and materials. Is that correct?

Topic:   IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   EMPIRE CONTENT OF GOODS ENTITLED TO PREFERENCE IN GREAT BRITAIN
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):

At the sessions of the Imperial economic conference which took place at Ottawa, the discussion as to empire content was carried forward for some time and various suggestions were made. Generally speaking, fifty per cent was regarded as a reasonable empire content, and the British government concluded from their standpoint that they would fix fifty per cent, effective from the first of April next, as sufficient empire content to entitle goods to the benefit of the empire preference. That refers, however, not t,o all goods, but to a limited number, particulars of which I shall in due course lay on the table of the house. The report in the press is a summary of what the intention of Great Britain is. We finally agreed at the time of the conference that each country could probably best decide for itself what would be a reasonable content, and the matter will be further considered at the meeting of the committee on cooperation which will be convened on the fourteenth of February.

Topic:   IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   EMPIRE CONTENT OF GOODS ENTITLED TO PREFERENCE IN GREAT BRITAIN
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LIB

William Daum Euler

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

Is there to be any uniformity in the matter?

Topic:   IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   EMPIRE CONTENT OF GOODS ENTITLED TO PREFERENCE IN GREAT BRITAIN
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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

That was a question that engaged our attention here, and it was concluded at that time that it was difficult to provide for uniformity. That was the reason why no conclusion was arrived at, as no doubt the hon. gentleman has observed from the record of the proceedings.

Tariff Board

Topic:   IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Subtopic:   EMPIRE CONTENT OF GOODS ENTITLED TO PREFERENCE IN GREAT BRITAIN
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PETER VERIGIN


On the orders of the day:


LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. J. S. WOODSWORTH (Winnipeg North Centre):

Several weeks before the adjournment of the house an order was passed for the production of papers relating to Peter Veregin, who the newspapers state is about to be deported. I should like to ask the Minister of Immigration when we may expect the papers to be brought down.

Topic:   PETER VERIGIN
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CON

Wesley Ashton Gordon (Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Minister of Labour; Minister of Mines)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. W. A. GORDON (Minister of Immigration and Colonization):

Any papers that bear upon the Veregin referred to as Peter Veregin will be brought down. I regret if there has been any delay in bringing down the return.

I shall immediately look into the matter and have the papers tabled as soon as possible.

Topic:   PETER VERIGIN
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January 31, 1933