March 2, 1933


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Albert Frederick Totzke

Liberal

Mr. A. F. TOTZKE (Humboldt):

I would like to ask a question based on an article appearing in the Toronto Star of February 28, to the effect that western Conservative members of parliament have been told that an entirely new proposition has been made by the Serkau syndicate in connection with the proposed Russian barter deal. My question is: Has there been a new proposition, and if so will the Prime Minister make a statement in this regard?

Topic:   TRADE RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA
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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 am not responsible for gossip appearing in the Toronto Star newspaper. Neither is the government.

Topic:   TRADE RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA
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LIB
CON

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

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

As far as I know it is

not true. All I can say is that the hon. gentleman and his friends know perhaps far better than I what is taking place in connection with Mr. Serkau.

Topic:   TRADE RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA
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CATTLE SHIPMENTS TO BRITAIN


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Vallance

Liberal

Mr. JOHN VALLANCE (South Battle-ford) :

I wonder if I will have any better luck than the hon. member for Humboldt (Mr. Totzke). I notice that the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Weir) is not in his place. I would like to ask the acting Minister of Agriculture, whoever he is, whether the statement that appeared in the press yesterday that in a recent shipment of cattle from Canada to the United Kingdom only forty head of them were fit for the Birkenhead or London market?

Topic:   CATTLE SHIPMENTS TO 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) :

There is no acting Minister of Agriculture, owing to the fact that the minister's absence is not expected to be for any length of time; he is in the hospital in consequence of an infection of his eye. I have no knowledge of the matter to which the hon. gentleman refers, but so far as I know it has not been brought to the attention of the government.

I will see that any information available is furnished. Of course, when questions of this kind are asked without notice obviously they cannot be expected to be answered.

Topic:   CATTLE SHIPMENTS TO BRITAIN
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CANADIAN NATION AL-CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY BILL


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Joseph-Alexandre Mercier

Liberal

Mr. J. A. MERCIER (Laurier-Outremont):

I should like to ask the Minister of Railways and Canals (Mr. Manion) when the second reading of Bill No. 37 will be proceeded with.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATION AL-CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY BILL
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CON

Robert James Manion (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

At the moment it is intended that it will be proceeded with on Monday next.

Topic:   CANADIAN NATION AL-CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY BILL
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NEW ZEALAND BUTTER


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 Trade and Commerce (Mr. Stevens): Have any representations been

made to him by any dairymen's associations or other interests in British Columbia in connection with the increased sale of New Zealand butter at prices which it is claimed will be disastrous to the farmers of British Columbia? If so, what steps have been taken to protect the dairymen?

Topic:   NEW ZEALAND BUTTER
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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. H. H. STEVENS (Minister of Trade and Commerce) :

I will take this as a notice of the question.

Topic:   NEW ZEALAND BUTTER
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SOLDIER SETTLEMENT


On the orders of the day: Mr. CAMERON R. McINTOSH (North Battleford): Shortly after parliament convened the Minister of Labour (Mr. Gordon) stated that he would make a statement to parliament in connection with the soldier settlement policy of the government. I should like to ask the minister the approximate date when that statement will be forthcoming.


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):

At the moment I cannot give the

hon. member the exact day when any statement will be made, but the government has now under review legislation with respect to soldier settlers which will be introduced at this session of parliament, intended to give some assistance to those settlers.

Topic:   SOLDIER SETTLEMENT
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March 2, 1933