May 25, 1939

CCF

Abraham Albert Heaps

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

Mr. HEAPS:

But the minister does

anticipate a considerable increase in the amount of work that will be done compared with last year, for example?

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LIB

Item agreed to. 382. Publicity and advertising in Canada and abroad other than in the United Kingdom and Europe, $128,400. Mr. MaoNICOL: I should like to make a few observations on this item if I may have the minister's attention. When he rises to say something in reply, I should like him to have the information at hand.


LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

This is for other than the United Kingdom, it will be observed.

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CON

John Ritchie MacNicol

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MacNICOL:

Then I will wait until we get to the United Kingdom item.

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George Halsey Perley

Mr. PERLEY:

The minister might explain the reason for the increase and the kind of advertising carried on in countries other than the United Kingdom. Is any part of this money for advertising our agricultural products, particularly wheat, in these foreign countries?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

Of this increase, $30,000 is for advertising in the United States, in connection with the world's fair. There is also a certain amount of newspaper advertising in Canada, and, in addition, from time to time the department is called upon by our trade

Supply-Trade-Canada Grain Act

commissioners in foreign countries for added sums to enable them to carry on advertising in those countries. That is really the reason for the increase in this item.

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CON

Thomas Alfred Thompson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. THOMPSON:

What kind of advertising is to be done at the world's fair at a cost of $30,000?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

Advertising in United States, pictorial and reading matter, including 100,000 copies of a booklet, Canada, 1939, have been prepared for distribution at the fair, advertising Canada.

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CON
LIB
CCF

Abraham Albert Heaps

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

Mr. HEAPS:

I do not want to discuss Canada at the world's fair just now, but I should like the minister to give a resume of what is being done there. Would he prefer to give it now or under item 392, which has to do with exhibitions?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

We might as well discuss it under the appropriate item.

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Item agreed to. 383. Weights and measures inspection services, $462,606.


CON
LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I think there is a small deficit. I believe we reduced the fees not very long ago, so now we have a slight deficit.

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CON

Norman James Macdonald Lockhart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LOCKHART:

What was the approximate percentage of reduction?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

The revenue was $410,896, and the deficit about $10,600, so I do not think we can make any further reduction.

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CON

Norman James Macdonald Lockhart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LOCKHART:

What was the approximate percentage reduction in fees? I understood the minister to say there was a slight reduction. Was it five per cent, two per cent or what?

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LIB

William Daum Euler (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. EULER:

I think the reduction was made two years ago, so perhaps it will not be easy to say at the moment what the percentage of reduction was.

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May 25, 1939