June 19, 1940

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Minister of National Revenue) presented the first report of the special committee on the defence of Canada regulations, and moved that the report be concurred in.


NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Hon. R. B. HANSON (Leader of the Opposition):

I rise not for the purpose of opposing the motion, but to ask the minister a question: Did the committee consider the question of what witnesses would be called, and by what method? And would the minister and the committee be good enough to consider suggestions from me as to one or two witnesses whom I should like to have called? Frankly I have in mind the young man to whom I referred when discussing the defence of Canada regulations the other day. He might be of some service to the committee.

Topic:   REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Subtopic:   SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT
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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley (Postmaster General; Minister of National Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

Consideration was given to the matter of what witnesses should be called, and a subcommittee was appointed to take that matter into consideration. That subcommittee will meet to-morrow. If the hon. leader of the opposition would let me have the name of the gentleman to whom he refers, it will be placed before the subcommittee.

Topic:   REPORTS OF COMMITTEES
Subtopic:   SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON DEFENCE OF CANADA REGULATIONS-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT
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Motion agreed to.


STANDING ORDERS-CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT


Mr. W. H. GOLDING (Huron-Perth) presented the first report of the standing committee on standing orders, and moved the report be concurred in. Motion agreed to.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)


NIAGARA RIVER POWER-NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

NAT

Mr. CHURCH:

National Government

1. Are any negotiations pending or being renewed with the United States government for the further development and generation of additional power from the Niagara river of 10,000 horse-power or more to be allotted to each country to meet increased power demands?

Questions

2. Will a copy of any additional papers be tabled relating to this and the preservation of the scenic beauty of Niagara falls, since the last return was made to an order of this house herein.

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Subtopic:   NIAGARA RIVER POWER-NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE KING: (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

1. Discussions are continuing with the United States regarding all aspects of the St. Lawrence and great lakes development, including the question of additional power from the Niagara river.

2. Additional papers will be tabled at the conclusion of the negotiations.

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Subtopic:   NIAGARA RIVER POWER-NEGOTIATIONS WITH UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
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OIL PRODUCTION IN CANADA-PIPE LINE CONSTRUCTION FROM ALBERTA FIELDS

SC

Mr. JOHNSTON (Bow River):

Social Credit

1. What steps are being taken by the government to increase the production of oil in Alberta and other parts of Canada?

2. Is anything being done by this government to construct a pipe line from Alberta to the Pacific coast or the head of the great lakes?

3. How much additional survey and exploration work will be carried on in Alberta and other parts of Canada in an earnest endeavour to increase our oil output?

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Subtopic:   OIL PRODUCTION IN CANADA-PIPE LINE CONSTRUCTION FROM ALBERTA FIELDS
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LIB

Mr. CRERAR: (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

1. Production of oil can be increased only by drilling and by finding new oil fields or extensions of old oil fields. The finding of new fields and the extension of old fields is in large measure a geological problem, and field parties of the bureau of geology and topography are attacking this problem in the two main producing regions.

2. Officers of the department have conducted an investigation into the economic feasibility of the pipeline movement of Turner valley oil to Ontario, and this is now being studied.

3. The increase of effort this year has been made in Alberta and bordering parts of Saskatchewan where the geological and topographical field parties have been increased from 6 to 17.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   OIL PRODUCTION IN CANADA-PIPE LINE CONSTRUCTION FROM ALBERTA FIELDS
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WAR EQUIPMENT PURCHASES FROM MOTOR CAR COMPANIES

SC

Robert Fair

Social Credit

Mr. FAIR:

What is the value of war equipment purchased from (a) Ford Motor Company; (b) General Motors Corporation: (c) Chrysler Corporation, between September 20, 1939, and April 10, 1940?

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Subtopic:   WAR EQUIPMENT PURCHASES FROM MOTOR CAR COMPANIES
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LIB

Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Munitions and Supply; Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. HOWE:

(a) Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd., Windsor, Ontario, S765.562.65;

(b) General Motors Products of Canada. Ltd., Oshawa, Ontario, 8272,572.92; General Motor Sales Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., $766.52; (c) Chrysler Corporation of Canada, Ltd., Windsor, Ontario, S41.045.41. Total. $1,079,947.50.

IMr. Church.J

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Subtopic:   WAR EQUIPMENT PURCHASES FROM MOTOR CAR COMPANIES
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NATIONAL FUEL SUPPLY

June 19, 1940