February 25, 1938

INDUSTRIAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS- MISCELLANEOUS PRIVATE BILLS- CHANGES IN PERSONNEL

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) moved:

That the name of Mr. Taylor (Nanaimo) be substituted for that of Miss Macphail on the select standing committee on industrial and international relations.

That the name of Mr. MaeNeil be substituted for that of Mr. Taylor (Nanaimo) on the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.

That the name of Mr. Heaps be substituted for that of Mr. Douglas on the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.

That the name of Mr. Damude be substituted for that of Mr. Mayhew on the select standing committee on miscellaneous private bills.

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Motions agreed to.


PRIVILEGE-MR. REID


On the order for motions:


LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster) :

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege in connection with certain remarks made last evening by the hon. member for Fraser Valley (Mr. Barber). Speaking in connection with the landing fields at Chilliwack and Langley Prairie, the hon. member made personal references to myself which I desire to correct.

The hon. member is reported on page 804 as follows:

I know there was considerable pressure brought to bear on him from the minister for British Columbia and from the hon. member for New Westminister, and I believe he has been misinformed by the officers of his department.

The hon. member was here referring to the Minister of Transport (Mr. Howe). Never at any time, Mr. Speaker, have I used pressure of any kind upon any minister or anyone else in regard to either Chilliwack or Langley Prairie airport sites.

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Feeding of Western Cattle

The only representations I made were in 1936 just after this government came into office. At that time I found that the late Conservative government had taken options on property owned by two of the most

notorious Conservatives in Langley Prairie.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

This is not an explanation. The hon. member had the right to be in his place to listen to what was

said and correct it at once.

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LIB
LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

I have every right to defend my honour and I am going to do so. The statement is utterly false. I was not in my place because I was attending to business in my room in connection with my freight rates bill. This statement is not true; it is false.

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Minister of National Defence):

As far as the "minister for British Columbia" is concerned, it is false.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

"False" is not the

correct word to use.

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

It is neither accurate nor correct.

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BONE CREEK, SASIC, FARMERS LACK OP FEED FOR LIVE STOCK AND NEED OF RELIEF


On the orders of the day:


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

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

Before the orders of the

day are called I should like to direct the attention of the government to a certain matter. I would have informed the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner) of my intention to bring it up, but I was advised of it just before I came into the chamber. It is alleged that some seventy farmers of Bone Creek municipality have received only from fifty to sixty-five per cent of their winter hay. It is claimed that the last delivery was made on February 2, and that their live stock is starving. They have interviewed the council without result and have wired Mr. Taggart and Mr. Kember at Regina. They have asked me to bring this matter to the attention of the house. I do not expect that the minister will be able to deal with it at the moment, but I give him this information in order that he may have the opportunity of taking such action as the necessities of the case demand.

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FEEDING OF WESTERN CATTLE

COMPLAINT OF ONTARIO FARMERS AS TO MARKETING OF STOCK OBTAINED FROM WESTERN DROUGHT AREA AND LARGE RANGES


On the orders of the day:


CON

Thomas Alfred Thompson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. A. THOMPSON (Lanark):

Before the orders of the day are called I should like to direct the attention of the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner) to several complaints I had received from farmers in my riding who purchased cattle in the dry areas last fall, brought them to Ontario and fed them through the winter. These cattle are now ready for market but they find they are unable to sell them. Their complaint is that 100.000 of these cattle were brought into Ontario last year and the local market has not been able to absorb them. They find also that there is a shortage of space in ocean going vessels for export purposes. I have a letter here from a farmers' club signed by the president and secretary, in which they say:

If we sold our cattle at present prices we stand to lose from $15 to $20 a head. But this is not the worst of it. We have large numbers of cattle now, for which we can find no buyers at all.

They have asked me in this letter to call the attention of the Minister of Agriculture to the situation because the department induced the farmers to buy these cattle and bring them to Ontario, and they feel that they ought to be given some assistance in marketing them.

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February 25, 1938