May 27, 1940

LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

The value of production of the commercial fresh water fisheries of Canada in 1938 was $6,718,828. The value of Canadian fresh water fish marketed in Canada in 1938 was approximately $1,507,538. The value of fresh water fish exported from Canada to the United States in 1938 was $5,177,713 and in 1939 it was $5,069,953.

WHEAT BOARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE*

Topic:   FRESH WATER FISH
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PREPARATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MEASURE

LIB

Mr. CHAMBERS:

Liberal

1. Have any appointments been made by the government in connection with the proposed unemployment insurance bill?

2. Have the services of any persons been arranged for temporarily or otherwise to assist in the preparation of the bill?

3. If so, what are their names, and under what arrangement have they been engaged?

Topic:   PREPARATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MEASURE
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LIB

Mr. McLARTY: (Minister of Labour)

Liberal

1. No appointments have been made in connection with the proposed unemployment insurance bill.

2. The services of several persons have been utilized temporarily to prepare data in connection with the preparation of the bill.

3. The persons assisting in the collection of data in connection with the preparation of the bill were D. Christie Tait of the International Labour Office, A. D. Watson, Chief Actuary, Insurance Department, Bryce M. Stewart of New York, Charles Bland, Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, Watson Sellar, Auditor General and employees of the Department of Labour including Messrs. E. Stang-room, J. S. Hodgson and A. A. Heaps, the latter three employees in a temporary capacity.

Topic:   PREPARATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE MEASURE
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PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION-EMPLOYMENT OF REGINALD J. JONES

CCF

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weyburn):

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

1. Was Reginald J. Jones hired, in any capacity, by the dominion government under the Prairie Fa I'm Rehabilitation Act programme ?

2. If so, during what periods of time, and

what remuneration did he receive: (a) in

salary, and (b) for expenses?

3. Is Reginald J. Jones now in the employ of the dominion government, and, if so, in what capacity ?

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION-EMPLOYMENT OF REGINALD J. JONES
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. No.

2. Answered by 1.

3. No.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION-EMPLOYMENT OF REGINALD J. JONES
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NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

When will the advisory committee to the wheat board, as provided for in chapter 53 of the statutes of 1935, be reappointed?

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION-EMPLOYMENT OF REGINALD J. JONES
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

The entire wheat situation, as well as the matter of an advisory committee, is receiving the close attention of the government.

Topic:   PRAIRIE FARM REHABILITATION-EMPLOYMENT OF REGINALD J. JONES
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INCOME TAX-EXEMPTION OF SOLDIERS' PAY AND ALLOWANCES

LIB

Paul Joseph James Martin

Liberal

Mr. MARTIN:

Is it proposed to amend the Income War Tax Act 6o as to restore the provision whereby the pay and allowances of officers and soldiers of the armed forces of Canada was exempt from taxation?

Topic:   INCOME TAX-EXEMPTION OF SOLDIERS' PAY AND ALLOWANCES
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LIB

James Layton Ralston (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

My hon. friend will realize that his question covers a matter affecting policy and something that should properly be dealt with in connection with the budget.

Topic:   INCOME TAX-EXEMPTION OF SOLDIERS' PAY AND ALLOWANCES
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BACON AND CHEESE EXPORTS

IND

Mr. LACOMBE:

Independent Liberal

1. What was the total value of bacon exported from Canada to Great Britain during each of the years 1938, 1939, and 1940?

2. What was the total value of cheese exported from Canada to Great Britain during each of the same years?

Topic:   BACON AND CHEESE EXPORTS
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

1 and 2.

Exports to the United Kingdom

Fiscal years Bacon Cheese

ended March 31st. Value

1938

$32,622,079 $11,862,2401939

29,441.133 11,161,4991940

39,439,672 12,550,199

Topic:   BACON AND CHEESE EXPORTS
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TRADE BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN, UNITED STATES AND CANADA

CON

Joseph Henry Harris

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HARRIS (Danforth):

What was the value of: (a) manufactured goods entered into Canada for consumption from Great Britain and from the United States,

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for the fiscal years ending March 31, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940; (bl partially manufactured goods entered into Canada for consumption from Great Britain and from the United States, for the fiscal years ending March 31, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940; (c) raw materials entered into

Canada for consumption from Great Britain and from the United States, for the fiscal years ending March 31, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940;

(d) manufactured goods exported to the United

States and exported to Great Britain for consumption from Canada, for the fiscal years ending March 31, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940;

(e) partially manufactured goods exported to the United States and exported to Great Britain for consumption from Canada, for the fiscal years ending March 31, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940; (f) raw materials exported to the United States and exported to Great Britain for consumption from Canada for the fiscal years ending March 31, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940?

Topic:   TRADE BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN, UNITED STATES AND CANADA
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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

Imports from

(a) Fiscal years U.K. U.S.1937 102.056,865 247.207,9561938 117.896,089 317.844,1351939 94,222,239 271,785,137Calendar year 1939.. .. 94,361,372 330,120,888(b) Fiscal years U.K. U.S.1937 14,880,157 22,165.7121938 15,541,599 25,384,2961939 11,263,507 18,212,805Calendar year 1939 10,101,176 25,380,956(c) Fiscal years U.K. VS.1937 12,570,863 124.346,9941938 11,571,083 144,051,0761939 10,147,301 122,481,845Calendar year 1939 9,544,861 141.396,622(d) Fiscal years Exports to U.S. U.K.1937 158,075,328 115.343,3581938 162.415,883 138,064.6861939 134,223,880 124,377,765Calendar year 1939 150,642,589 132.342,939(e) Fiscal years U.S. UK.1937 160,175,467 99.535,9141938 170,092.001 133.753.1561939 . 158,245,507 102,490,608Calendar year 1939 , 92.608.259 107,525,443(f) Fiscal years U.S. U.K.1937 . 116,763,749 193.117,4261938 . 90,623,207 137,593.8401939 . 83.469.974 98.596,638Calendar year 1939 . 137,141,199 8S 230,860

The compilation of imports and exports by degree of manufacture is not available for the fiscal year 1940 since all trade statistics are now issued on the basis of the calendar year.

*\VAR REFUGEES

Topic:   TRADE BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN, UNITED STATES AND CANADA
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NAT

Mr. BRUCE:

National Government

1. Has the government yet decided to relieve Great Britain and France of the burden of their thousands of refugees?

2. If so, have they set up the necessary machinery to give this immediate effect?

3. How many refugees do they contemplate bringing to Canada?

Topic:   TRADE BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN, UNITED STATES AND CANADA
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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:

With respect to the first part of this question, namely, 'as to whether or not the government has decided to relieve Great Britain and France of the burden of their thousands of refugees, the answer concerns itself in the main with transportation. The decision to assist in relieving both Great Britain and France of refugees was made some time ago.

Concerning the second part of the question, as to whether or not the government has set up the machinery necessary to give this immediate effect, the answer is, as I have indicated, that in the main the government has been concerned in finding the means whereby at this particular time some of the refugees can be brought to this country.

Concerning the third question, as to how many refugees the government has contemplated bringing to Canada, the answer is that that will be a matter to be decided as time goes on.

Topic:   TRADE BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN, UNITED STATES AND CANADA
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May 27, 1940