May 9, 1938

SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

The year 1932.

Topic:   FARM IMPLEMENTS COMMITTEE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOB CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT PRESENTED APRIL 8, 1937
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Why not get some recent figures?

Topic:   FARM IMPLEMENTS COMMITTEE
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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

It would be extremely interesting to have those. They probably will come out.

Topic:   FARM IMPLEMENTS COMMITTEE
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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Yes, but I have some that relate to Canada. In Canada, by the way, there was an increase in agricultural products instead of a decrease, but in the United States the decrease was due to the way in which they manipulated agriculture. The leader of the opposition said that if you raised the tariff and enabled industries to sell all their goods, or to get all the market, then automatically that would cause them to increase production to such a tremendous extent that factories would be able to sell more cheaply. There is soundness in what he says; but here is the other side of the picture, and it had considerable bearing in the United States with, I venture to say, repercussions in Canada.

Topic:   FARM IMPLEMENTS COMMITTEE
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

They show a very great improvement.

Topic:   FARM IMPLEMENTS COMMITTEE
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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

I am glad to hear it, but we have not noticed it much out in the west.

The protection for agriculture is very meagre. If we are going to solve this problem about which we are talking, we must adopt some means designed to achieve the end which President Roosevelt apparently had in mind in his policies under the NRA and the AAA, the object being to bring primary producers' prices into line with secondary production prices. In Canada we have not given protection to our primary producers.

Motions for Papers

I have here a statement of an investigation conducted by the Edmonton chamber of commerce during the last year, which I shall read:

Alberta is handicapped frequently by a tendency under national tariff policy to facilitate the entry of agricultural products of other countries in return for concessions to Canadian manufactured goods.

This tendency is illustrated in the existing trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand, respectively, under which Canada reduced her duty on Australian and New Zealand butter in return for concessions by those two dominions on automobiles, rubber goods, newsprint, lumber, paper, fish and other manufactured goods. Similarly, under the agreement with New Zealand, the duty on mutton was reduced. The free entry of vegetable oils under the trade agreement with the United Kingdom already mentioned above is another illustration of this tendency. Moreover, the variation in duties on agricultural products of these kinds results in serious discouragement to the development of the production in Alberta of dairy and animal products, with a consequent obstacle to the diversification of farm production.

Topic:   FARM IMPLEMENTS COMMITTEE
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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I regret to inform the

hon. member that his time has expired.

Topic:   FARM IMPLEMENTS COMMITTEE
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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

I shall conclude

very quickly. The result of the whole thing is that we are simply not doing for agriculture what must be done if we are to maintain a sound economic structure in this dominion. What must we do? I suggest as palliatives, these, mainly drawn from the committee's report: Let us give our farmers protection. If the secondary industries must have protection, surely the farmers must have it also. We must be prepared to give subsidies perhaps. We must reduce the protection to secondary industries to an extent which at least will enable the farmers to live. We must make a great many freight rate adjustments in the interests of farmers, and see to it that there is a fair price for agricultural products as well as for the products of secondary industries.

Motion (Mr. Johnston, Lake Centre) agreed to, on division.

Topic:   FARM IMPLEMENTS COMMITTEE
Subtopic:   MOTION FOB CONCURRENCE IN SECOND REPORT PRESENTED APRIL 8, 1937
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MOTIONS FOR PAPERS

HARTMAN, ALTA., DAM

SC

Victor Quelch

Social Credit

Mr. QUELCH:

For a return showing the names of concerns who tendered for the erection of the Bartman dam, the amount of each tender, the name of the successful tenderer, the amount paid to date to the company that built such dam. Also a copy of the specifications in connection with this work, and a statement as to whether or not the construction was done according to (specifications.

l'eTETE, N.B., LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   HARTMAN, ALTA., DAM
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George Halsey Perley

Mr. PERLEY (for Mr. Brooks):

For a copy of all correspondence, documents and papers of all kinds, in the possession of the government, relating to the appointment of a lighthouse keeper at L'Etete, New Brunswick.

Topic:   MOTIONS FOR PAPERS
Subtopic:   HARTMAN, ALTA., DAM
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NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION-LOW RENTAL HOUSING PLAN

CON

William Allen Walsh

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WALSH:

For a copy of the complete report and detailed plan of the national employment commission as submitted to the Minister of Labour on low rental housing plan.

Topic:   NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION-LOW RENTAL HOUSING PLAN
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LAHAVE, N.S., SUB-COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE

CON

George James Tustin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TUSTIN (for Mr. Brooks):

For a copy of all letters, correspondence, and documents of every kind relating to the appointment of one Malcolm Wilkie, as subcollector of customs and excise at the port of Lallave, Nova Scotia.

Topic:   LAHAVE, N.S., SUB-COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE
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GRONDINES, QUE., POSTMASTER

IND

Georges-Henri Héon

Independent Conservative

Mr. HEON:

For a copy of all correspondence, reports and other documents, in the possession of the Post Office Department, relating to the dismissal of Mr. Cleophas Sauvageau, postmaster at Grondines, province of Quebec.

Topic:   GRONDINES, QUE., POSTMASTER
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HURON RESERVE, LORETTEVILLE, QUE.

IND

Georges-Henri Héon

Independent Conservative

Mr. HEON:

For a copy of all correspondence, letters, telegrams, reports and other documents in the possession of the government, relating to certain differences between Ludger Bastien and Elzear Sioui of the Huron reserve at Loretteville, Quebec.

Topic:   HURON RESERVE, LORETTEVILLE, QUE.
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May 9, 1938