March 26, 1934

LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

Is it the intention to send the bill to the standing committee on agriculture and colonization?

Topic:   MARKETING ACT
Subtopic:   ORGANIZATION TO IMPROVE METHODS AND PRACTICES IN MARKETING NATURAL PRODUCTS
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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

That still has to be decided.

Topic:   MARKETING ACT
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

If that is done this will be our only opportunity to ask questions of the minister.

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

No; there will be

ample opportunity for that even if the bill is sent to the committee.

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LIB

William Duff

Liberal

Mr. DUFF:

In view of the fact that this resolution mentions natural products I wonder if the minister can tell the committee whether fish and fish products will be included.

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Subtopic:   ORGANIZATION TO IMPROVE METHODS AND PRACTICES IN MARKETING NATURAL PRODUCTS
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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

Yes.

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

I think the minister should give a little further explanation as to the provisions of this bill. This measure is of vital importance to many sections of the dominion; in my constituency there is perhaps more interest shown in this legislation than in anything else to be brought down this session. I think the committee should be informed as to the general principles of the bill. It might be possible to set up a marketing board with very wide powers; it might have the power to curtail exports or perhaps to restrict production. Very important and far-reaching principles may be at stake.

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

Provision is made

in the bill for cooperation with provincial and other boards that may be set up in accordance with the bill. Might I suggest once more that if hon. members would report this resolution the bill would be placed in their hands at once for consideration and study.

Topic:   MARKETING ACT
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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

This is

the only time we will be in committee, and this is our only opportunity to ask questions of the minister in regard to the bill itself.

Topic:   MARKETING ACT
Subtopic:   ORGANIZATION TO IMPROVE METHODS AND PRACTICES IN MARKETING NATURAL PRODUCTS
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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

On the motion for

second reading there will be ample opportunity to discuss the details of the bill.

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UFA

William Irvine

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. IRVINE:

I should like to ask the

minister if wheat is included in the products to be marketed under the proposed bill.

Marketing Act

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

All agricultural

products are included.

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IND

Alan Webster Neill

Independent

Mr. NEILL:

The words used are " natural products." Would that cover fish and lumber?

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

Yes.

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LIB

Cameron Ross McIntosh

Liberal

Mr. McINTOSH:

I should like to ask the minister if the members of this marketing board will be typically representative of agriculture in a national sense?

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

I have no hesitation in saying that the members of the board will be chosen with regard to their qualifications to look after the interests of agriculture.

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LIB

John Vallance

Liberal

Mr. VALLANCE:

I should like to ask

the minister if this is the legislation under which the provincial measures are going to be made operative.

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

I would suggest

that the'interpretation of the bill might better be left until the bill itself is before the house.

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LIB

John Vallance

Liberal

Mr. VALLANCE:

I appreciate that the

minister may not be as familiar with the procedure of this house as others may be, but this is the first intimation we have had as to this resolution on which the bill is to be based, and this is our first opportunity to discuss it. If the resolution is accepted probably the bill will be accepted, but I believe it would be possible- to kill this legislation at this stage. How can we consider the matter intelligently unless we know something of the provisions of the bill?

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LIB

Charles A. Stewart

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

This morning there came to my hand a copy of the legislation being introduced in the legislature of Alberta. I just want to say to the minister that if his legislation is as drastic, with regard to the marketing of wheat, as are the proposals contained in the provincial bill, so far as I am concerned I intend to offer it pretty strenuous opposition. I quite appreciate the fact that the minister cannot at this stage tell us about the contents of the bill; to get that we will have to wait until the bill is introduced. But the proposals which have been introduced in the legislature of the province of Alberta are the most drastic that I have know-n to be introduced into any democratic legislature since I have been acquainted with public affairs. I wish to say only this, that if I were a member of the legislature instead of a member of the House of Commons I would oppose them with all the strength I possess. I trust this government is not going quite that far.

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March 26, 1934