January 30, 1935

TRANSLATION OF ESTIMATES


On the order for motions:


CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. E. N. RHODES (Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Temis-oouata (Mr. Pouliot) raised the question of the estimates not being printed in French. No exception is taken to his having done so, but I thought the brief discussion which followed

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At this session the English edition was brought down on January 23, and the French edition was available on January 30. As a matter of fact, it is ready for distribution and was distributed early this morning. I make this statement merely to make it clear that no matter what may be said with respect to the propriety of the practice which has been followed, it is a practice which has been in strict conformity with the one which obtained in this house, so far as the records show, in all times past.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Mr. Speaker, I am speaking to a question of privilege I do not wish the hon. member to misconstrue my statement of yesterday. I did not complain of the fact that-

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

That is not a question of privilege. If the hon. member would like to ask the minister a question he may do so under a later order on the order paper.

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

Perhaps the hon. member

did not follow my opening remarks.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Yes.

rather left the impression that the procedure followed this year in bringing down the estimates may have been different from that which has obtained in previous years. As a matter of fact I have made careful inquiry, and I find that the invariable practice in this house has been for the estimates to be submitted printed in English only. It then becomes the duty and responsibility of the House of Commons translation staff to provide for the translation. That is why it was that when the question was raised yesterday I was not in a position to inform hon. members as to whether the estimates were actually at that time printed in French. I have examined the records, and the following figures which I shall place on Hansard will serve to indicate the respective times at which English and French copies of the estimates have been made available :

English French

Feb. 16, 1925 Mar. 3, 1925Mar. 15, 1926 Apr. 9, 1926Feb. 15, 1927 Feb. 21, 1927Jan. 27, 1928 Feb. 8, 1928Feb. 18. 1929 Feb. 26, 1929Feb. 27, 1930 Mar. 11, 1930Apr. 13, 1931 Apr. 20, 1931Feb. 15, 1932 Feb. 22, 1932Feb. 1, 1933 Feb. 7, 1933Jan. 26, 1934 Feb. 14, 1934

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Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

I said I had no fault to

find with the question raised by the hon. member, but that the incident yesterday had served to call into question whether the practice which had been followed this year had been different from that of previous years. It is only to correct the possibility of a wrong impression that I have given these figures.

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FARMERS' CREDITORS ACT

PROVISION FOR AMENDMENTS TO FARMERS' CREDITORS ARRANGEMENT ACT, 1934


Hon. E. N. RHODES (Minister of Finance) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 10, to amend the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act, 1934. He said: Mr. Speaker, the bill provides for four amendments to the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act, 1934. All of them are designed with a view to improving the operation and efficiency of the act and to enable it to accomplish more fully the purposes which were in mind when the original act was passed. The first amendment enlarges the period of a stay of proceedings from sixty to ninety days. It has been found in practice that in Questions certain cases official receivers have had before them for consideration as many as 250 applications, and in the nature of things they have not been able to consider them within the sixty day period. The second amendment is quite important but, as I believe will be found with respect to the others, it is not contentious. As the act stands at present there must be a decision by the full board of review, and there is no provision made for the functioning of the board in the event of one of its members becoming incapacitated either because of illness or for any other reason. This amendment provides that in such circumstances two members of the board may appoint an ad hoc member. A third amendment is merely to clarify what was originally the intention of the act, namely that the decision of the board of review shall be filed with the clerk of the county court or of the district court, as the case may be. There is an ambiguity in the wording of the act as it stands at present which might make possible the argument that it would be competent for a county court judge to sit in judgment by way of appeal upon a decision of the board of review. This amendment makes it clear that it is intended merely that the decision of the board of review shall be filed for purposes of record with the county court. The fourth amendment is designed more particularly for the province of Ontario, although by its terms it is applicable to the whole of Canada. It enables the chairman of the board in certain cases to delegate a member of the board to make inquiries in far flung areas and to gather together certain data and 3. Quantities of domestic eggs, butter and countries, calendar years 1931, 1932, 1933 and Classification Eggs- To United Kingdom United States Alaska Bermuda British West Indies- Jamaica Trinidad and Tobago Other British West Indies Germany Netherlands Hong Kong N ewfoundland New Zealand St. Pierre and Miquelon statistics for the benefit of the board, placing upon him the duty to report back to the board. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


BUTTER AND CHEESE IMPORTS

LIB

Mr. REID:

Liberal

1. What quantities of 'butter and cheese were imported into Canada during 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, calendar years?

2. What quantities of eggs, butter, and cheese, were exported from Canada during 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, calendar years?

3. To what countries did these various exports go during said years?

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Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury): (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Quantities of butter and cheese imported into Canada, calendar years 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1934, were:

Calendar Butter Cheeseyears Pounds Pounds1931.. 2,821,317 1,446,1471932.. 238,145 1,166,5061933.. 1,377,137 967,6131934.. 2,861,295 874,3932. Quantities of eggs, butter and cheese exported from Canada, calendar years 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1934, were: Calendar Eggs Butter Cheeseyears Dozen Cwt Cwt.1931.. . . .. 634,140 106,805 847,8841932.. . . .. 272,818 35,057 869,3991933.. . . .. 1,987,612 44,372 741,6861934.. . . .. 2,001.024 4,283 611,678cheese, exported from Canada to 1934, were: various1931 1932 1933 1934Doz. Doz. Doz. Doz.431,070 24,720 1,750,075 1,833,4101,494 7,031 3,717 410150 510 90 4,68017,847 57,824 97,460 45,780896 816 1,080 9,330210 7,560 7,890 10,6201,350 1,410 750 6,300 1,410 158,862 154,868 104,330 87,6707,500 14,701 18,139 14,510 9,124

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Classification 1931 1932 1933 1934Butter- Cwt. Cwt. Cwt. Cwt.To United Kingdom . .. 86,569 21,380 37,185 4United States . .. 6,278 805 23 66Alaska . .. 1 1 1 22American Virgin Islands . .. 20 64 29 6Belgian Congo 1Bermuda . .. 2,390 1,447 1,107 21British Guiana ... 333 178 308 17British Honduras . .. 257 348 200 208British Straits Settlements

British West Indies- 13 Barbados ... 234 115 69 11Jamaica . .. 1,597 486 132 22Trinidad and Tobago . .. 1,050 882 112 260Other British West Indies . .. 1,578 1,898 950 497China . .. 3 12 1 1Colombia 43 1 Costa Rica . .. 65 20 2 Cuba . .. 3 ....Hayti . .. 11 414 30 Hong Kong ... 234 400 672 476Japan ... 402 282 4 Newfoundland . .. 3,877 4,595 2,627 1,783Panama ... 605 12 Peru 94 23 6Philippines . .. 140 30 1 Puerto Rico 23 San Domingo . .. 55 113 13 11St. Pierre and Miquelon

Cheese- . .. 1,103 1,415 869 871To United Kingdom . .. 805,655 838,139 707,076 580,766United States . .. 15,802 6,101 10,584 7,992Alaska 2 4Argentina . .. 87 6 6 Belgium . .. 2,584 3,677 5,342 2,627Bermuda . .. 1,965 2,072 1,524 1,815British Guiana ... 523 404 810 862British Honduras ... 228 615 631 737British South Africa 139 British Straits Settlements

British West Indies- 4 Barbados ... 646 689 789 922Jamaica . .. 3,872 3,626 3,843 4,715Trinidad and Tobago . .. 2,785 2,523 3,075 3,837Other British West Indies . .. 941 1,036 1,037 1,207China . .. 135 135 154 343Costa Rica . .. 5 4 Cuba . .. 21 15 10 15Dutch West Indies . .. 16 1 Egypt . .. 197 25 22 27France . .. 532 464 648 321French Africa 9 French West Indies . .. 1 3Germany . .. 262 39 36 38Gibraltar . .. 1 Hong Kong ... 274 118 42 24Italy . .. 36 17Irish Free State . .. 6,534 5,083 ] ,340 Japan ... 588 641 465 681Malta . .. 1 2 224 134Nicaragua

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Questions

Classification

Newfoundland

Norway

Palestine

Panama

Roumania

Spain

St. Pierre and Miquelon

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ST. JUSTE DU LAC, QUE., WHARF

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Mr POULIOT:

1. Was some sawn lumber hauled from a mill to the wharf at St. Juste du Lac at public expense?

2. If so, what quantity, by whom, and what amount was paid by the government for that purpose ?

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Mr. STEWART (Leeds): (Minister of Public Works)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Yes.

2. (a) 5,412 feet BM.

(b) and (c)

Sylvio Dufour $ 3 60

Philippe Michaud

3 60Hermenegilde Dube

3 00Joseph Dube-fils

10 80J. B. Courberon

8 18

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January 30, 1935