February 8, 1937

FARM IMPLEMENTS COMMITTEE

LIB

John Frederick Johnston

Liberal

Mr. J. F. JOHNSTON (Lake Centre):

moved that the first, report of the special committee on farm implement prices, presented to the house on Friday, February 5, 1937, be concurred in.

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Motion agreed to.


TRAP FISHING LICENCES

LIB

Joseph Enoil Michaud (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Hon. J. E. MICHAUD (Minister of Fisheries) :

With the unanimous consent of the house I beg to move:

That the question of the advisability of the government issuing trap fishing licences in British Columbia waters be referred to the standing committee on fisheries for study and report.

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Motion agreed to.


PRIVILEGE-MR. BENNETT ANSWER TO QUESTION ON FEBRUARY 3 AS TO AGREEMENT BETWEEN WHEAT BOARD AND WINNIPEG GRAIN EXCHANGE

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

I rise to direct the atten-

Privilege-Mr. Bennett

lion of the right hon. the Prime Minister {Mr. Mackenzie King), not as leader of the government but as leader of the House of Commons, to what I conceive to be a breach of one of the privileges of the house in connection with an answer made to a question asked on February 3 last by the hon. member for Qu'Appelle (Mr. Perley). The hon. member asked certain questions in connection with an agreement connected with wheat, and the answer was this:

1, 2, 3. The subject to which this question relates, namely, the marketing of Canadian grains abroad, is now being investigated by the royal grain inquiry commission, which has not yet reported to the government.

I suggest to the Prime Minister that an answer such as this is not quite in accordance with the rights of parliament, because the question was as to an agreement about which there was some knowledge, and had nothing whatever to do with this royal commission, which may or may not see the agreement. As the commissioner is now engaged in dealing with textile matters, one cannot think that parliament should be put in this position. I would have mentioned it before, but I conceived it to be a matter to be dealt with only by the leader of the house. If any ordinary minister were to undertake to answer questions in this way and the right hon. gentleman were affected he would have something to say much more caustic than the observations which I now make.

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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):

I feel sure that in the

[DOT]reply there was no intention to be disrespectful to any member. I understand the question was submitted last year to the commission and is under investigation at the present time. The reply was a statement of fact. However, I shall be glad to discuss with my colleagues the point which my right hon. friend has raised.

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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


MARKING OP FRUIT AND VEGETABLE SHIPMENTS

CON

Mr. LENNARD:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Are the shippers of packages of Canadian fruits and vegetables to the United States required to mark each package with the name of the grower and the country of origin?

2: Is this required of similar shipments into this country from the United States?

3. If not, will the government put a similar regulation into effect?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Stand.

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CON

Frank Exton Lennard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNARD:

I should like to suggest to the Minister of Agriculture that the last two paragraphs of this question could be readily answered. I should like to ask him if he could not give me an immediate answer at least to those parts.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

This is a question which will be answered by the Secretary of State (Mr. Rinfret). I am not in a position to give the answer: it comes from two different departments.

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THREE RIVERS-STE. ANGELE DE LAVAL BRIDGE

LIB

Mr. DUBOIS:

Liberal

1. Has the government taken action with regard to the resolution adopted by the House of Commons on March 9, 1936, with reference to the construction of a bridge over the St. Lawrence, between Three Rivers and Ste. Angele de Laval?

2. If not, why?

3. If so, what has been done?

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LIB

Mr. CARDIN: (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Definite consideration has not yet been given to the proposal.

3. Answered by No. 2.

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MORDEN, N.S., WHARF REPAIRS

February 8, 1937