April 5, 1939

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Yes.

His Excellency the Governor General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of the resolution, recommends it to the favourable consideration of the house.

Topic:   DAIRY INDUSTRY ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR CONSTITUTION OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE
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Motion agreed to.


CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT

SUGGESTED POSTPONEMENT OF CONSIDERATION OF BILL NO. 63 UNTIL AFTER EASTER RECESS


On the orders of the day:


LIB

William John Ward

Liberal

Mr. W. J. WARD (Dauphin):

Mr. Speaker, I would direct your attention to Bill No. 63, to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act, 1935. May I ask the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Euler) if he would delay consideration of this bill until, say, about the 17th or 18th of April, or until such time as we return after the Easter recess?

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED POSTPONEMENT OF CONSIDERATION OF BILL NO. 63 UNTIL AFTER EASTER RECESS
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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Hon. W. D. EULER (Minister of Trade and Commerce):

The hon. member had not given me notice of his intention to make this request. I think perhaps all I can say at the moment is that the bill will not come up before the Easter recess. I cannot give him any further assurance.

Topic:   CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD ACT
Subtopic:   SUGGESTED POSTPONEMENT OF CONSIDERATION OF BILL NO. 63 UNTIL AFTER EASTER RECESS
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DISTRIBUTION OF FREE BUTTER

PRESS REPORT AS TO RELIEF PROPOSAL BY DOMINION GOVERNMENT


On the orders of the day.


CON

Mark Cecil Senn

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. M. C. SENN (Haldimand):

I should like to address a question to the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner). Yesterday I asked what the government has in mind in regard to a scheme to buy and distribute butter. My question was based on a clipping from yesterday's Ottawa Journal. I have in my hand another clipping from the Montreal Star headed " Butter scheme sends price up on mart here." Is the minister yet prepared to make a statement in regard to this matter? Yesterday he rather turned it aside with & smile, as though it were of small importance.

Toronto Post Office Building

The impression is abroad that this is designed more to assist speculators who have butter in their possession than to assist the market in dther ways. I think the minister should make a statement in regard to the matter.

Topic:   DISTRIBUTION OF FREE BUTTER
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO RELIEF PROPOSAL BY DOMINION GOVERNMENT
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture) :

I am sony if yesterday I gave the impression that the matter is not one of importance. The only idea I had in mind was to give the impression to the house that it has not yet reached the point where I could make a statement with regard to it. All I can say at the moment is that the whole matter is under careful consideration by officials of the department, who are carrying on negotiations with organizations-not those which have butter, but with other organizations-which might be interested in such distribution. But nothing has been definitely decided upon with regard to the deal, or as to how any such plan would be carried out or put into effect.

Topic:   DISTRIBUTION OF FREE BUTTER
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO RELIEF PROPOSAL BY DOMINION GOVERNMENT
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CON

Mark Cecil Senn

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SENN:

One more question. Has the minister made any definite arrangement as to how the price will be set when the butter is bought? Because evidently the market is rising, and somebody is going to benefit.

Topic:   DISTRIBUTION OF FREE BUTTER
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO RELIEF PROPOSAL BY DOMINION GOVERNMENT
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Of course one of the intentions of such a plan would be to maintain the market. I do not know-if the market is going to go up without our doing it-

Topic:   DISTRIBUTION OF FREE BUTTER
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO RELIEF PROPOSAL BY DOMINION GOVERNMENT
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CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

But not for the speculators. If I might say a word, I think that in view of the publicity which has been given to this whole proposed or possible scheme, the minister Ought to assure the house that every effort will be made by the government, if theproposal is carried out, to see to it thatspeculators shall not profit by it, and that if anybody profits it will be the farmers of

Canada.

Topic:   DISTRIBUTION OF FREE BUTTER
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO RELIEF PROPOSAL BY DOMINION GOVERNMENT
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I think all of that is

properly being taken care of. It will certainly be safeguarded in that way. I think it may be taken for granted that any plan decided upon will be one which will not

benefit the speculators-at least without benefiting everyone else who is producing butter.

Topic:   DISTRIBUTION OF FREE BUTTER
Subtopic:   PRESS REPORT AS TO RELIEF PROPOSAL BY DOMINION GOVERNMENT
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TORONTO POST OFFICE BUILDING

REPORTED DECISION NOT TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION THIS YEAR


On the orders of the day:


CON

Thomas Langton Church

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Broadview):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Cardin), about a matter I mentioned three weeks ago. It arises out of an article appearing in this

morning's Globe and Mail, in which it is stated that Mr. Somerville, Secretary of the Department of Public Works, has notified the contractors and architects that the new post office building at the foot of Bay street, where it meets Fleet street, will not be proceeded with this year. I should like to know if that information is correct, because the building is badly needed.

Topic:   TORONTO POST OFFICE BUILDING
Subtopic:   REPORTED DECISION NOT TO COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION THIS YEAR
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April 5, 1939