February 18, 1936

WHEAT POOL

EQUALIZATION OP 1930 PAYMENTS ON WHEAT


On the orders of the day:


LIB

John Gordon Ross

Liberal

Mr. J. G. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask the government if the report of the auditors made necessary by the order in council of October 10 last, dealing with the equalization of the 1930 wheat pool payments on wheat, has been referred to the government, and if so, what action is the government taking.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

Some days ago my lion. friend told me that it was his intention to ask the question which he has just asked, and I requested him to delay until the government had had further opportunity to consider carefully its policy in this matter. I am now in position to give him an answer. The auditors' report has been referred to the government. It is the opinion of the government that the report of the auditors does not justify the government in making payment under the authority of the order in council passed on October 10, 1935. The government is of the opinion, however, that in view of the policies followed under the previous government in handling, the 1930 wheat pool surplus, the producers of wheat who accepted an initial payment of fifty cents a bushel or fifty-five cents a bushel, basis No. 1 northern, Fort William, are justified in expecting those payments to be equalized at sixty cents a bushel, basis No. 1 northern, Fort William. It is, therefore, the intention of the government to have legislation introduced without delay to provide for the equalization of the 1930 pool payments on wheat at sixty cents a bushel basis No. 1 northern, Fort William.

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VIMY PILGRIMAGE


On the orders of the day:


LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):

I should like to direct a question to the Secretary of State (Mr. Rinfret). Has the government decided what leave of absence is to be granted to the returned men employed in the public service who wish to take advantage of the proposed pilgrimage to Vimy this year?

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LIB

Louis Édouard Fernand Rinfret (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. FERNAND RINFRET (Secretary of State):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to thank the hon. gentleman for giving me notice of his question. On January 10, 1936, an order in council was passed dealing with the granting of special leave with pay to ex-soldier civil servants and their immediate relatives who are eligible to take part in the Vimy and battlefields pilgrimage in 1936, and who desire to do so. The order in council provides that eleven days be added as special leave with pay to the three weeks usually allowed as statutory leave, such special leave not -to be counted as a charge against the employee's special leave credit. The order in council further empowers the deputy heads of departments to grant such additional time as may be necessary for travelling to and from the point of embarkation. The point was raised as to whether this was intended to apply only to civil servants who are under the Civil Service Act. I may say the intention is that the order in council shall apply to all civil servants, whether they are under the

Civil Service Act or not.

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REGINA RIOTS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):

I should like to ask the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe) if his attention has been drawn to the publicity given to and the inferences being drawn from a remark which he made in this house last Tuesday, as follows:

I believe the evidence that is being given before the commission will rather be a justification of what the police did, and will rather clarify certain issues which were perhaps dangerous, as to which the people did not have the best information, the information they should have had.

In view of the inferences which have been drawn, I should like to ask the minister if he desires to amplify that statement in any particular. .

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

I have no such wish.

Supply-Agriculture

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CCF

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. T. C. DOUGLAS (Weyburn):

Does not the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe) consider that the statement he made on Tuesday last, appearing on page 125 of Hansard, prejudices the entire relief inquiry?

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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. gentleman is out of order in putting such a question.

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CCF

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. DOUGLAS:

Mr. Speaker, I have no wish to transgress the rules of the house, and I should like to know in what respect I am out of order. I am asking the minister a question based on a statement he made to this house and which appears on page 125 of Hansard.

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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The statement has been made and I do not think it is proper for the hon. member to criticize a speech. He should have made his criticism when the speech was made.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

I have nothing to add or subtract from what I stated on that occasion. I am not responsible for the inferences.

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TRACTOR PARTS PRICES


On the orders of the day:


February 18, 1936