May 22, 1940

QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.) *AIIi MINISTRY


NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Will the government give immediate consideration to the creation of a separate air ministry for Canada to control war and civil aviation and empire air work?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

This question, as my hon. friend will have noticed, has been answered by action already taken.

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WAR-TIME MORATORIUM ON MORTGAGES

NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Will the government give consideration to a national mortgage moratorium under the war measures or other act for the period of the war and one year after, to prevent extortionate rates in war time on mortgages?

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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

This question relates to a matter of policy and it is not usual for the government to make statements on matters of policy in giving replies to questions.

law AND PARLLAMENTARY REFORM

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Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

Will consideration be given to the appointment of a select committee of the house to consider the whole subject of law reform in Canada, a revision of the criminal code, imprisonment for debt in Canada and parliamentary reform and the question of setting up-estimate committees?

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Quebec East):

I do not. know whether I should say that this matter is being considered. I do not think there is any chance of its being done this session.

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LIB
NAT

Thomas Langton Church

National Government

Mr. CHURCH:

The line of least resistance again.

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PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE ACT, 1939-RECEIPTS-FROM ONE PER CENT GRAIN TAX

NAT

Mr. PERLEY:

National Government

1. How much money, by provinces, has the government received to date from the 1 per cent tax on all grains of the 1939 crop, under the Prairie Farm Assistance Act, 1939?

2. What further amount is expected to be received on this account, by provinces?

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LIB

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West): (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Amount collected by provinces under Prairie Farm Assistance Act, deducted by licensees up to and including March 31, 1940, and received by the board of grain commissioners: Manitoba, $307,418.46; Saskatchewan, $1,166,586.73; Alberta, S628,249.31. Total $2,102,254.50.

2. Impossible to estimate further amounts to be received.

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PRAIRIE FARM ASSISTANCE ACT, 1939-AMOUNT LOANED TO BONUS FUND

NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

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1. How much has the government loaned to the bonus fund provided for under the Prairie Farm Assistance Act, 1939?

2. What further amount is expected to be loaned to this fund?

3. How does the government expect to recover the amount loaned to this fund?

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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Under authority of order in council P.C. ' 4172, dated December 14, 1939: $5,000,000. Under authority of order in council P.C. 880, dated February 29, 1940: $4,000,000.

2. Nil.

3. The Prairie Farm Assistance Act does not

provide for the repayment of amounts advanced to the prairie farm emergency fund except through collection of the 1 per cent levy provided under the act.

Questions

1941 CENSUS Mr. CHURCH:

1. Will a census be taken in 1941, and on what basis?

2. Will the list of questions to be asked be tabled ?

3. What new additions have been decided on?

4. Will consideration be given to enlarge on

the questions to be asked to include: (a) a

survey for national emergency purposes and national defence; (b) regarding real estate and housing and mortgages and rates of interest charged therein and rent charged; (c) service of those on active service?

5. Will- any reports or information in this regard be tabled for the information of the house ?

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Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West): (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

1. Yes, (see Statistics Act, 1918, chapter 190, sections 16 to 19).

2, 3, 4 and 6. Final decisions as to details have not been reached.

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APPLES PROCESSED UNDER AGREEMENT WITH FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

May 22, 1940