May 16, 1939

LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Right Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Minister of Justice):

My hon. friend sent a

copy of the telegram to the Department of External Affairs, or to some officer there, and they have supplied me with the following statement:

The United States has refunded the duty on certain cattle which were taken into the United States by Mr. Richard last year. The United States government have indicated that under their existing law duty must be paid on cattle taken into the United States regardless of whether or not the owner of the cattle is also the owner of land in the United States as well as in Canada. They have also indicated their readiness to permit the repeated entry of cattle on which duty has once been paid without charging further duty, in the case where a farmer owns one farm in Canada and an immediately adjoining and contiguous farm in the United States.

I understand the member for Temiscouata has been fully informed of the attitude of the United States government.

Topic:   UNITED STATES TARIFF
Subtopic:   COLLECTION OP DUTY ON CATTLE OF OWNER OF LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY
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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

I thank the minister, but the information he has given is of no help to Mr. Richard.

Topic:   UNITED STATES TARIFF
Subtopic:   COLLECTION OP DUTY ON CATTLE OF OWNER OF LANDS CONTIGUOUS TO INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY
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DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE


The house in committee of supply, Mr. Sanderson in the chair. General. 209. Battlefields memorials, $32,000.


CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

Does this item pertain to the Vimy Ridge memorial?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Hon. IAN MACKENZIE (Minister of National Defence):

Yes, it pertains to seven or eight different memorials, all overseas. It does not apply to any memorials in Canada.

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

In regard to the Vimy Ridge memorial, many of the names that have been cut in the stone work are beginning to fade out. Either the stone is too soft or there is some other reason and in some instances boys have taken sharp instruments and gouged out the letters. If the stone is so soft that the names fade out in a few years, is there anything the department can do, by the use of paint or some other preservative, to rectify this situation? It seems a pity that a large number of the names carved in stone should fade out.

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

I have received no official information in this regard, but I shall be very glad to look into the matter immediately and take the necessary steps to have the situation remedied.

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Item agreed to. 210. Book of remembrance, $8,000.


CON

Frank Exton Lennard

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LENNARD:

When will the book of remembrance be completed?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

During the present year.

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Item agreed to. 211. Closing relief projects, $1,000.


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Leslie Gordon Bell

Mr. COLD WELL:

To what does this refer?

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

This has reference to the old unemployment relief camps. There are two or three claims pending from time to time, and the amount, which has diminished from year to year, is to meet any possible contingent claims.

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Item agreed to. Retirement of capital. 217. Annual sinking fund to retire, with interest, moneys borrowed for capital expenditures, $3,447,175.


CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. COLDWELL:

This is a large item. Will the minister explain it?

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CCF

Charles Grant MacNeil

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. MacNEIL:

May I ask the minister to explain also the new system of presenting the estimates to the house?

Supply*-National Defence

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LIB

Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

I am sorry; I cannot hear the hon. member because of the noise in the chamber.

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LIB

Frederick George Sanderson (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

I must ask for better order in all parts of the house. It is very difficult for me to hear, and for the minister to hear, as well as for the Hansard reporter. We are now on item 217.

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CCF

Charles Grant MacNeil

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. MacNEIL:

I was amplifying the question asked by the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar in regard to the purpose of the item. Will the minister at the same time explain the system of presenting the estimates to the house; to what extent each year we vote the amounts set forth, and to what extent we accept responsibility for future commitments?

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May 16, 1939