February 17, 1933

BRIGHT FAN INQUIRY


On the orders of the day: Mr. CAMERON R. McINTOSH (North Battleford): I understand that the investigation into the sinking or scuttling of the British freighter Bright Fan in northern waters has been completed by the British Board of Trade. Has the report of this inquiry been received, and if so, when will it be tabled?


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):

So far as I know, the report has not been received and so far as I am aware there is no obligation to table the report of another government; that can be done only with their permission.

Topic:   BRIGHT FAN INQUIRY
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WORLD ECONOMIC CONFERENCE


On the orders of the day:


LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

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

The other day I asked the Prime Minister whether the agenda of the World Economic conference was available. He said that copies had been published by the League of Nations. Is it possible for members of the house to secure copies of the agenda and further, will the house be given an opportunity of discussing it during the present session?

Topic:   WORLD ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
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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):

I explained to the hon. gentleman the other day that a draft copy, published by the League of Nations, of the proposed World Economic and Monetary conference, had been received, but that there were not sufficient copies for distribution purposes. As far as discussing the contents of the agenda is concerned, the agenda was decided upon by the representatives set up by the League of Nations and at the moment I do not know of any reason that it should be discussed. I shall give further consideration to the matter, but I had not thought there would be any discussion of that agenda.

Trade Relations with Riissia

Topic:   WORLD ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
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WESTERN FREIGHT RATES

REDUCTION OF DOMESTIC RATES ON GRAIN AND GRAIN PRODUCTS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Railways. The other day, in speaking on the question of freight rates, he intimated to the house that a suggestion had been made by the railways to the western provinces whereby the domestic rate would be reduced 50 per cent of the differential between domestic and export rates. My question is this: Is the rate in effect now, or are the railways awaiting a reply from the Minister of Railways as to whether this suggestion meets with the approval of the provinces?

Topic:   WESTERN FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   REDUCTION OF DOMESTIC RATES ON GRAIN AND GRAIN PRODUCTS
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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

The rate is not in effect now. The submission has been put by me to the four western provinces and I have received from two of them acceptances of the proposition. This morning I sent telegrams to the other two telling them I had already received acceptances from the others concerned and asking them to hurry their replies. As soon as I receive the replies of the other two western provinces, I shall immediately take proper steps to have those rates put into effect, but I cannot move until an acceptance has come from at least one and preferably both of the other two western provinces. I think it would be better to wait for all the replies.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE On the orders of the day:

Topic:   WESTERN FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   REDUCTION OF DOMESTIC RATES ON GRAIN AND GRAIN PRODUCTS
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IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. A. W. NEILL (Comox-Alberni):

Before the Christmas recess the Prime Minister was good enough to make a statement about the policy of unemployment insurance. Can he give any information on it now?

Topic:   WESTERN FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   REDUCTION OF DOMESTIC RATES ON GRAIN AND GRAIN PRODUCTS
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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):

The hon. gentleman, with his wide experience, knows, I think, how idle it would be to ask, without notice, for a statement on a matter of that kind.

Topic:   WESTERN FREIGHT RATES
Subtopic:   REDUCTION OF DOMESTIC RATES ON GRAIN AND GRAIN PRODUCTS
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TRADE RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA

PROPOSED EXCHANGE OF CANADIAN CATTLE AND OTHER COMMODITIES FOR RUSSIAN PETROLEUM AND OIL


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Vallance

Liberal

Mr. JOHN VALLANCE (South Battle-ford) :

I was not in the house when the

order for motions was called. I should like

to ask the Minister of Agriculture whether he tabled the correspondence he said he would table?

Topic:   TRADE RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA
Subtopic:   PROPOSED EXCHANGE OF CANADIAN CATTLE AND OTHER COMMODITIES FOR RUSSIAN PETROLEUM AND OIL
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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. ROBERT WEIR (Minister of Agriculture) :

The correspondence asked for in

the motion is one dealing with different departments and such correspondence is tabled by the Secretary of State.

Topic:   TRADE RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA
Subtopic:   PROPOSED EXCHANGE OF CANADIAN CATTLE AND OTHER COMMODITIES FOR RUSSIAN PETROLEUM AND OIL
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LIB

John Vallance

Liberal

Mr. VALLANCE:

May I ask the Secretary of State when we may expect it? I notice the Prime Minister stated last night that we might take up the estimates of the Department of Agriculture to-day.

Topic:   TRADE RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA
Subtopic:   PROPOSED EXCHANGE OF CANADIAN CATTLE AND OTHER COMMODITIES FOR RUSSIAN PETROLEUM AND OIL
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February 17, 1933