February 15, 1939

TRADE AGREEMENTS

CAN ADA-TJ NITED STATES-POLICY RESPECTING RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES

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):

With the permission of

the house, Mr. Speaker, I should like to call attention to something I said in the course of the debate yesterday, which might have created an entirely erroneous impression and which, if it were not corrected at the earliest possible moment, might also occasion some embarrassment in the relations of Canada with other countries.

Speaking on the question of the government's policy with respect to entering into reciprocal agreements with other countries, I stated that our policy was to enter into reciprocal agreements with any countries that were prepared to enter into similar agreements with Canada, and I made that position quite clear in the following words:

Canada, then, on both political and economic grounds, is committed to a policy of peace and good will, and of freer exchange with countries which will meet us half way.

Then I mentioned the countries to which we feel more especially committed, and I went on to say:

So far as greater freedom of trade is concerned, we are always willing to add to these countries, other countries prepared to trade with us on a reciprocal basis. . . .

And I continued:

. . . guided by the same democratic ideas, such as France, the Scandinavian countries, Holland and Belgium. . . .

I had intended after mentioning these countries also to say that we were prepared to enter into reciprocal agreements with other countries that did not necessarily have the same domestic policies as we have, but I omitted to do so. I thought the matter was so important that in looking over the transcription of the reporter's notes last night I immediately made the necessary revision so that my second statement would be in complete accord with the first and would read:

. . . we are always willing to add to these countries, other countries prepared to trade with us on a reciprocal basis, whether they be countries whose policies are guided by the same democratic ideas, such as France, the Scandinavian countries, Holland and Belgium, or countries with domestic policies differing from our own.

That was what I intended to say, but in the haste of speaking I omitted to make clear the fact that the policy of the government is, as first stated, to make reciprocal trade agreements with any country, but not to regard the domestic policies of particular countries as a bar to entering into these agreements.

I make this statement because Hansard had reported me correctly and the press has reported correctly what appeared in Hansard.

I felt however, that unless this change were made immediately it might occasion embarrassment in some other parts of the world as well as here. The house will appreciate why I felt it necessary to make the correction at the earliest possible moment.

Topic:   TRADE AGREEMENTS
Subtopic:   CAN ADA-TJ NITED STATES-POLICY RESPECTING RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES
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QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


FARM IMPLEMENT AND TRACTOR PRICES

LIB

Mr. LACOMBE:

Liberal

1. Was a reduction made on the listed price of farm implements and tractors during the year 1938?

2. If so, what companies effected a reduction in their prices?

3. At what time of the year were such reductions made?

4. What is the amount of the price reductions on tractors, open gear-binders, closed gear-binders, ploughs, seed-drills and every other farm implement?

Questions

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Subtopic:   FARM IMPLEMENT AND TRACTOR PRICES
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

The information which would constitute an answer to this question is not available in a form which we could guarantee as being correct, and I suggest that the question be dropped.

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Subtopic:   FARM IMPLEMENT AND TRACTOR PRICES
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LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

Dropped.

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Subtopic:   FARM IMPLEMENT AND TRACTOR PRICES
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PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT-CONSTRUCTION OF DUG-OUTS AND DAMS IN SASKATCHEWAN

?

Mr. PERLEY:

1. What is the total number of dug-outs, and the total number of dams constructed in the province of Saskatchewan under the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Act since its coming into force?

2. How many dug-outs and dams were constructed in the said province during the year 1938, and what were the total costs of: (a) dug-outs, and (b) dams, during the said year?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT-CONSTRUCTION OF DUG-OUTS AND DAMS IN SASKATCHEWAN
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Total number of dug-outs, 2,048; total number of dams, individual and community, 1,424; total number of dams, large projects, 34.

2. (a) 1,290 dug-outs, $95,719,54; (b) 790 dams, individual and community, $89,141.50; 19 dams, large projects, $231,501.91.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION ACT-CONSTRUCTION OF DUG-OUTS AND DAMS IN SASKATCHEWAN
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JAMES COYNE

?

Mr. PERLEY:

1. Was Mr. James Coyne, of Winnipeg, counsel or assistant counsel on any of the royal commissions which have been appointed?

2. If so, how much per day did he receive?

3. What total amount has he received as counsel or assistant counsel on any commission or commissions?

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Subtopic:   JAMES COYNE
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LIB

Mr. RINFRET: (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

1. Assistant counsel, royal grain inquiry commission.

2. $10 per day living allowance, $50 per day legal fees.

3. Living allowance, $2,470; legal fees, $18,475; travel, $1,308.74. Total amount paid, $22,253.74.

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Subtopic:   JAMES COYNE
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ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACT-SPECIAL PERMITS

CON

Mr. GRAYDON:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many special permits each year have

been granted by the veterinary director general under section 93 of the quarantine regulations pursuant to the Animal Contagious Diseases Act: (a) in the township of Toronto, county

of Peel; (b) in Ontario; (c) in Canada?

2. Before such special permits were granted, were the local municipal council or local board of health consulted in each instance?

3. If so, did the said municipal council or local boards of health approve the issuance of such permits?

4. What are the names and addresses of persons or corporations operating "piggeries" in the township of Toronto, pursuant to the aforementioned quarantine regulations?

5. Has the veterinary director general received any complaints or objections in writing or otherwise from neighbouring residents with respect to any of the said "piggeries" in the said township of Toronto?

6. What applications, if any, for further special permits in the said township of Toronto, are now under consideration?

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Subtopic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACT-SPECIAL PERMITS
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. (a) (b) (c)1921-22 94 2231922-23 40 1381923-24 70 1721924-25 .. 1 20 611925-26 .. 2 57 1441926-27 65 1591927-28 66 1401928-29 1 65 1501929-30 74 1761930-31 48 1191931-32 64 1531932-33 46 1271933-34 45 1291934-35 44 1431935-36 58 1531936-37 1 43 1201937-38 .. 1 55 1601938-39 to date.. .. .. 1 38 907 922 2.557

(Figures for previous years not available).

2. No.

3. Answered by No. 2.

4. J. Heck, Cooksville; R. McKay, Cooks-ville; J. A. Todd, Cooksville; R. Walton, Malton.

5. Yes.

6. None.

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Subtopic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES ACT-SPECIAL PERMITS
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CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION EMPLOYEES

CON

Mr. HARRIS:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What are the names of the paid employees, including the general manager and all others, of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation throughout the dominion?

2. What salary does each receive?

3. What living, travelling or expense allowance was each paid in the year 1938?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION EMPLOYEES
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February 15, 1939